New Mayan-Inspired Spa Treatments Help Lose Weight Now at Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s Award-Winning Spa

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The spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is not just authentic in its natural cenote design but also it features many treatments inspired by the Mayan culture. Guests can even drop pounds now like the Mayans with the spa’s native-inspired offerings, an Artisan Stones Treatment and Bacal Massage, that assist with weight loss.

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features many treatments inspired by the Mayan culture

The spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is not just authentic in its natural cenote design but also it features many treatments inspired by the Mayan culture. Guests can even drop pounds like the Mayans with the spa’s native-inspired offerings, an Artisan Stones Treatment and Bacal Massage, that assist with weight loss.

Inspired by ancestral knowledge, the Artisan Stones Treatment (80 min / $342 USD) uses volcanic minerals that help shape and firm body tissue, defining one’s outline. The body treatment begins with an exfoliant that helps to remove the dead cells and activate the circulation. The therapist then applies a concentrate of caffeine and proline in specific zones, making a reductive massage. A body mud is then applied that helps to tone the body followed by a massage using a volcanic stones. A one-of-a-kind cultural journey, the therapist and spa guest make the stones together with Vagheggi’s Dioriti volcanic mineral dust, connecting them through positive energy.

A tribute to the ancestors with one of their most sacred plants, corn, the Bacal Massage (50 min / $236 USD) traces back to Mayan cultural roots. The authentic treatment begins with a soothing exfoliation made with ground corn and honey that detoxifies the skin. Mayan corncobs tenderized in copal-scented steam are then used during a full-body massage. Lymphatic drainage techniques are employed in specific problem areas, flushing cellulite and decreasing swelling.

For more information on spa specials, visit http://www.luxuryspamexico.com. For reservations or more information, please call 877-418-2963 or visit http://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

Voted “Best Spa in the World” by Virtuoso in 2010, the Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is 90,000 square feet, inclusive of separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. Included with any treatment 50 minutes or more, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hydrothermal Journey is composed of seven different water experiences, including a sauna, color therapy steam, clay room, ice room, experiences showers, polar pool and experience pool with various water elements. The Spas at Velas Resorts have won numerous industry awards, including Most Excellent Spa Hotel by Condé Nast Johansens, Virtuoso’s Best Spa in the World, Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Best Spa Hotel, a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice, and Travel + Leisure’s Best Spas, among others.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen’s Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded “Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas” at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts. For more or more information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please visit http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.

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