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Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners
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Mar 16

New Indigenous-Inspired Spa Treatments Tap Into Mayan Culture At Se Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico (March 16, 2018) - The award winning Se Spa at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now offering two new spa treatments influenced by the indigenous Mayan people: Nik Te Ha Aquatic Massage and Pixam Kan Massage.

The Nik Te Ha Aquatic Massage (80 min) is a unique water massage that helps relax muscles, increase flexibility and create harmony between the mind and soul. This massage - which gets its name from the Mayan words for "water flower" - can help with chronic fatigue, insomnia, irritability, stress, migraines, mood swings and depression. Tea Forté's antioxidant Green Mango Peach tea is served following the treatment.

The Pixam Kan Massage focuses on results from seaweed and the sacred Mayan Jade. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches so the native tribes of Mexico, Central and South America carved it into deity masks and ritual artifacts, even casting it into wells as an offering to the water spirits for fresh and plentiful water. In the Pixam Kan Massage, the Jade quartz helps balance the chakras and lift suppressed emotional issues bringing them to light for resolution. It also helps reduce electromagnetic energies produced by digital devices. Comprised in proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipids that easily soak into the skin to add moisture, the seaweed also helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Available for both 50 and 80 min, this treatment includes an optional dry exfoliation with a Henequen loofah made from the indigenous agave.

Additional regional treatments at Se Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya include 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; Aloe Vera Massage, featuring the Mayan's "immortality plant" named for its great regenerating life powers; and Úumbal Shawl Massage, a full-body treatment with creative choreography dating back to prehistoric times.

Each treatment at Se Spa (of 50 minutes or more) includes an hour-long Water Journey, a relaxation ritual built around the use of the seven, specially designed water-based facilities. These custom-designed amenities include a Clay Room, circular glass-tile-lined steam room with a fiber-optic "star light" ceiling, Ice Room with floor-to-ceiling window, and hot-and-cold Experience Showers. A central infinity pool has powerful massaging faucets throughout and carved-stone chaises with jets set just underneath the surface of the water on which guests recline. A spa valet provides bottled water and towels but most importantly guidance.

For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit

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 among three separate ambiances, 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, 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 renowned 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. 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