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Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners
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Dec 29

New Wellness Lunar Massage Poolside at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Spa Experience Taps Into Moon Cycle & Personal Intentions At the Luxury Mexican Resort


Riviera Maya, Mexico (December 29, 2022) - Guests at Grand Velas Riviera Maya are now invited to experience a special energy empowered by the lunar force in its oceanfront Spa Cabanas. The new Wellness Lunar Massage (90 min/$191 USD) uses aromatic oils from the Mexican wellness brand Agave Spa that tap into the powerful benefits of herbs, flowers, spices, and roots. In addition to a designated aromatic oil selected for each lunar phase, spa therapists apply individual oils to each location on the body based on its intention.

The spa experience begins with Grand Velas' signature Mayan welcome ceremony based on the Earth's four elements - water, fire, earth, and air. Then, in accordance with the moon cycle, the spa therapist provides aromatherapy from one of the Agave Moon oils. As the moon grows, its strength and power increases. The phase of the moon changes four times per month and the treatment will be adjusted according to the phase of the moon. The current crescent moon cycle phase is a seductive energy, emanating power and sensuality. The crescent moon scent contains orange, which attracts positive, prosperous, and joyful energy, pomegranate which attracts prosperity and helps fulfill desires, and nutmeg that is a great anti-inflammatory agent and natural relaxant due to its incredible aroma. Finally, in accordance with the intention, different aromatic oils are used on different parts of the body. The oil Here and Now consisting of geranium and marjoram is used on the head to help understand that the moment is now. Love consisting of rosemary, jasmine, black pepper, and red pepper symbolizes goodness and compassion in the human being is used on the chest and the heart. Passion made with madera de cachemira and almizcle is used on the stomach area. Prosperity which is a mixture of relaxing, laurel and hierbabuena reduces fear, depression, and anxiety is used on the legs. And finally Protection, which is a healing herb blend of mejorana, orėgano, cilantro, anís, and pimienta negra is used on the back. 



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About Grand Velas Riviera Maya: 

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, 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, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, 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-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Se Spa 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 Teens' Club; baby concierge; 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, including Virtuoso's Best Spa and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit