Aloe Vera “Immortality Plant” Used in Mayan-Influenced Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s Award-Winning Spa

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The internationally recognized spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya now complements its new Aloe Vera Massage with an Aloe Vera beverage post-treatment to amplify effects.

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Mayans call Aloe Vera the “immortality plant” because of its great regenerating life powers

The internationally recognized spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya now complements its new Aloe Vera Massage with an Aloe Vera beverage post-treatment to amplify effects. The Mayans call Aloe Vera the “immortality plant” because of its great regenerating life powers. It’s the newest in the spa’s Flavors and Traditions of Mexico path.

Recommended for sun-damaged skin, the Aloe Vera Massage provides deep hydration to the skin, prolonging one’s tan and helping avoid peeling. A healthy Aloe Vera drink infused with lemon is served at the end of the treatment that alkalizes the body, supports the immune system, helps to lower high cholesterol, fights inflammation, and increases vitamin and mineral intake. Furthermore, the beverage is said to cure gum issues, reduce acne, hydrate the body, remove toxins, improve hair growth, and stimulate the digestive system.

The Spa’s Flavors and Traditions of Mexico Path also features the Bacal Massage using one of the Mayan’s most sacred plants – corn; Mayan Jade Facial; Coffee & Cocoa Experience, an exfoliation and massage with both native Mexican products; and Úumbal Shawl Massage, a full-body treatment with creative choreography dating back to prehistoric times. The 50-minute Aloe Vera Massage treatment costs $236 USD. For more information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.luxuryspamexico.com or 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 Water 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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