Dis­cover your­self anew, on a lux­ury spa va­ca­tion in Mex­ico

The Luxury Collection - - Editorial -

If you are head­ing to any­where in the Amer­i­cas in the com­ing sea­son, and want a break, the Riviera Maya in Mex­ico is the place to make for. More specif­i­cally, the Bel­mond Maroma Re­sort & Spa.

The Riviera Maya, of course, has be­come the des­ti­na­tion of choice for the lux­ury va­ca­tioner, with sev­eral re­sorts, fine din­ing restau­rants, lux­ury rental vil­las, char­tered yachts and bou­tique ho­tels dot­ting its coast­line in the state of Quin­tana Roo. And amidst them, like a soli­taire set within a di­a­mond clus­ter, lies the Maroma Re­sort & Spa.

If you have va­ca­tioned with Bel­mond be­fore, you know what to ex­pect – an ex­pe­ri­ence that gives the word dif­fer­ent a whole new mean­ing and mem­o­ries that abide with you for­ever. The Ki­nan Spa at Maroma not only epit­o­mizes this but also el­e­vates it to a higher di­men­sion.

Nestling amidst the kind of nat­u­ral beauty that first soothes and calms the senses be­fore gently shar­ing its en­ergy, Ki­nan seam­lessly con­joins ther­a­pies from across cul­tures - from Mex­i­can Shaman­ism to Yoga to aro­mather­apy, Machurian Kom­bucha tea and gemo­log­i­cal cos­met­ics treat­ments - to cre­ate a spe­cial syn­cretis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence. It is the place to go to if you are look­ing to dis­con­nect with the world and re­con­nect with your­self.

The thing to do as soon as you check in, is to ar­range a tete-a-tete with Maroma’s Man­ager, Cinthya Alva. Dis­cuss your va­ca­tion goals with her and she will ad­vise you on how best to achieve them during your stay.

It is al­ways wise to make your peace with creation be­fore start­ing any­thing, and the rec­om­mended way to do this at the Ki­nan is through a ses­sion with the Shaman, the na­tive Mex­ian priest and healer. The Shaman will bless you in a mys­ti­cal cer­e­mony con­ducted at the beach, which helps you con­nect with your in­ner en­er­gies.

Us­ing co­pal crys­tals and medic­i­nal herbs, he cleanses th­ese en­er­gies and makes an of­fer­ing of flow­ers to the Uni­verse seek­ing to har­ness its power for your good. It’s all very ex­otic and es­o­teric but once you have the nat­u­ral forces on your sides, the rest of your stay is an ex­hil­a­rat­ing jour­ney of re­ju­ve­na­tion.

If you are com­ing off some par­tic­u­larly stress­ful work­weeks, try the aroma ther­a­pies be­fore any­thing else. The spe­cially com­bined es­sen­tial oils cre­ate a fra­grant mood-en­hanc­ing am­bi­ence even as they nour­ish your skin. The feel-good fac­tor is pretty high and there will be a per­cep­ti­ble light­ness in your step as you leave the treat­ment area.

The gemol­ogy cos­met­ics ther­apy is an ex­pe­ri­ence in it­self. What you get is a slim­ming ex­fo­li­a­tion and reaf­firm­ing treat­ment us­ing sap­phire salts that leaves you feel­ing vis­i­bly re­freshed and re­newed. Con­tinue to re­ju­ve­nate your skin with the detox body wrap. Heated cot­ton sheets in­fused with herbs are wrapped around your body draw­ing tox­ins to the sur­face from where they are elim­i­nated us­ing melipona honey from the spa’s own honey bee har­vest. You will emerge feel­ing like your skin has gone back in time to when you were a baby.

Ki­nan also of­fers pri­vate and per­son­al­ized ses­sions in the mother of all nat­u­ral and tra­di­tional well­ness ther­a­pies, yoga - rang­ing from the purely phys­i­cal hatha yoga to the more rar­efied med­i­ta­tive ver­sion. The hatha yoga classes are con­ducted to the ac­com­pa­ni­ment of spe­cial heal­ing mu­sic, so the purely phys­i­cal

is over­layed with au­di­tory in­flu­ences to keep your mus­cles toned and flex­i­ble while calm­ing your mind and rid­ding you of stress in­duc­ing tox­ins.

An­other per­son you most cer­tainly must con­sult at Ki­nan is the nu­tri­tional ex­pert. She will take you through an in-depth ses­sion on diet, healthy eat­ing and meth­ods of detox­ing the body. It takes a while but con­sider it time well spent as it will make your stay here all the more en­joy­able and ful­fill­ing. While on the sub­ject of food, the Cilantro Juice Bar has an ex­cel­lent selec­tion of Kom­bucha, the pro­bi­otic fer­mented tea pre­pared lo­cally. The Ki­nan of­fers a three-day well­ness re­treat with cu­rated ex­pe­ri­ences, so if work has been tax­ing your mind and body, take off for a week­end to the Riviera Maya and let the magic of Ki­nan work sort you out.

For the rest, Maroma Re­sort & Spa lies be­tween ver­dant acres of jun­gle and an award-win­ning beach, and its 63 rooms and suites over­look the turquoise ocean. Se­ri­ously, you can­not ask for a bet­ter set­ting!

To make your reser­va­tion, visit www.bel­mond.com, or call +52 866 454 9351.

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