Health & Wellness in Riviera Maya
Vacations are meant to be restorative, relaxing and restful, but we all know the feeling of coming home and needing a “vacation from our vacation!” In other words, maybe it wasn’t so relaxing.
The latest wave of wellness retreats is redefining how people plan and enjoy their vacations. Health and wellness vacations consist of adding holistic activities and experiences to your time away that will increase your wellbeing. From healthy eating to yoga on the beach, meditation and spa treatments – it’s a vacation trend that’s not simply good for the body, but also for the mind and soul.
Of course, health and wellness have been part of the offer in Riviera Maya for several years now with Cancun & Playa del Carmen being on the cutting edge of spiritual wellbeing and holistic health. It’s the perfect combination, health, and wellbeing, based on a beachfront paradise means the best vacation where you can truly disconnect in order to return to work restored and satisfied.
If you’re planning a trip to Riviera Maya and are interested in health and wellness during your stay, here are some of the best options to try out.
Oceanfront Yoga or Pilates Classes
Yoga and Pilates classes have been a rising trend that are offered by many hotels in Riviera Maya and Cancun. The internal and external benefits of yoga and pilates are well known, and a beachfront paradise creates the perfect start or finish to your vaca days. There’s not a better way to feel “at one” with the gorgeous Caribbean than to practice yoga on the beach.
Massages and vacations should be one in the same — in fact, there shouldn’t be a vacation without at least one.
Imagine the most blissful sea breeze coming off the ocean while you receive a relaxing massage on the beach. A massage that integrates local elements and aromas, while you listen to the sounds of the waves gently lapping onto the shore. It not only sounds like paradise, it truly is. Of course, in the Mayan Riviera, massages are simply one of the ways you can experience healthy and wellness.
Healing with Heat in a Temazcal
The hottest trend (literally)! If you haven’t tried an ancient temazcal, it is something that must be experienced at least once. This famous indigenous steam bath / sweat lodge known as a temazcal is popular in this region, passed down from the indigenous people who still inhabit the area. A temazcal will renew and revitalize your soul through aromatic and medicinal herbs and steam. It’s a pre-Hispanic tradition that not only rids the body of toxins, it also renews the spirit through ritual ceremony and singing. The temazcal can last anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour and has become a rising trend in wellness for the many benefits it delivers the mind, body and the spirit.
Luxury Wellness Spa
There’s nothing that can enhance a wellness retreat or vacation more than pampering yourself at a luxurious wellness spa. One of the best spas for holistic health in Cancun and Riviera Maya is the SE Spa at the award-winning Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
In addition to the vast array of body treatments, massages, facials, rituals and harmonizing therapies, the SE Spa continually incorporates new ways of renewing the body, always inspired by the local Mexican culture and based on the principles of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Grand Velas recently launched a workshop focused on the art of macramé — seeking to provide peace and inner well-being to their guests through a weaving session in which participants can weave a decorative pendant for the wall. Treat yourself, body and soul on your next visit. Whether you plan to take yoga classes on the beach, experience the heat of a temazcal or pamper yourself in a wellness spa, in Riviera Maya you can heal yourself both inside and out while enjoying a perfectly restorative wellness vacation.