New Fire & Ice Spa Treatment Utilizes Carnivorous Plant Enzymes at Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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A perfect complement to the resort’s recently debuted Wellness Suites, the new Fire & Ice Treatment at Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit combines hot and cold elements including elements from a carnivorous plant to detox, burn fat, help circulation, firm, and nourish one’s skin.

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the treatment uses the Fuoco line from Italian beauty brand Vagheggi in a mask made with the spores from a carnivorous plant

A perfect complement to the resort’s recently debuted Wellness Suites, the new Fire & Ice Treatment at Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit combines hot and cold elements to detox, burn fat, help circulation, firm, and nourish one’s skin. Beginning with a ritual of essential oils in pressure points and total body exfoliation, the treatment (100 minutes, $248) uses the Fuoco (fire in Italian) line from Italian beauty brand Vagheggi in a mask made with the spores from a carnivorous plant. Native to Madagascar, Botswana and South Africa, the Drosera ramentacea plant has slimming and sculpting properties. When combined together with menthol and an ingredient from chili, the mask tingles, cools and heats the skin in stages while a scalp massage is provided. Following the removal of the mask, a massage with essential oils combined with volcanic diorite stones creates warmth on the body.

For the most noticeable effect, the Fire & Ice Treatment is recommended 3 times per week while staying in one of the resort’s twelve new Wellness Suites which debuted in October. Upon arrival to the 1750 sq. ft. suite, a personal Spa Concierge provides counsel on spa treatments and in-suite fitness amenities, including a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike. In addition to a massage and one personal training session in-suite, the suite includes an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh, and Vitamin C Sprinkler that lightly spritzes guests on command with a warm bath of vitamin C essential oils. Accommodations also feature a Nikken Kenko™ pillow, comforter and LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk.

All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte dining at a choice of gourmet restaurants, gourmet kids menu, premium branded beverages, fitness center, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes and gratuities and more. Rates start at $320 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Wellness Suites start at $585 with a three night minimum. For reservations or more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.vallarta.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort’s facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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