If you follow me on Instagram, you’re likely aware that I spent the last weekend in Mexico at Grand Velas Riviera Maya with some of my favorite blogger babes. As a part of our trip, we all made a visit to the hotel spa to discover the relaxation of hydrotherapy.
Let me start by saying, I have been to manyyyy spas while traveling as I’m an advocate for relaxation during vacation, but the spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya was on another level. I was blown away by the service and amenities available. One of my favorite parts was the melon water they served you during the visit. I think I might have had 5 glasses while there. I also loved the sea salt shower for washing off after our treatments. It’s sooo good for your skin!
The spa treatment we experienced was called Hydrotherapy. The spa kept calling it a therapeutic water journey, and it certainly was. If that doesn’t get your vote then listen to this. A tour guide takes you to 8 different rooms/experiences that are meant to soothe aching muscles and detoxify impurities in your body. The best part? This treatment is included with any 50+ minute treatment, so it’s the perfect add on to an already relaxing massage or facial. Keep reading for more information on each individual experience:
- Sauna – The treatment started off with a couple of minutes in the Sauna. I normally find myself too hot in a Sauna and it’s hard for me to breathe. Not at Grand Velas. They give you cool towels and fresh cucumbers to put over your eyes.
- Ice Room – Going from the heat of the Sauna to the ice room was one of the most interesting parts for me. I thought I was going to freeze to death, but it was actually very soothing. It’s meant to induce circulation in your blood stream because your body has to adapt from hot to cold very quickly.
- Color Therapy Steam – I LOVE a good steam room. I can feel my body releasing itself of all it’s toxins in just a few short minutes. One of my favorite parts of this experience was the room was pitch black, except for color lights that circulated throughout the room. It was SO nice to sit still in silence for a little while.
- Clay Room – Y’all know I’m all about whatever it takes to keep my skin bright and hydrated. This was definitely one of my favorite parts. We entered a room and the handed us a tub of clay to rub all over us. Once it hardened and we washed it off, it felt like my skin was completely renewed.
- Polar Pools – I’ve experience polar pools back in college when I was recovering from an injury during cheerleading, so I felt like I had never had a “great” experience using these. I LOVED this one. You basically dunk yourself from a hot pool to a cold pool twice, and it helps induce circulation in your skin. Similar to what we first experience moving from the Sauna to the ice room. The tingling feeling was a relaxing (and a little weird) sensation. 🙂
- Waterfalls – Next, we took a plunge into the large pool where we massaged our muscles under waterfalls. It felt like a complete oasis. The water drops at a high pressure to fall on your shoulders and soothe your muscles. I definitely needed this after a long day of travel.
- Bubble Volcano – The bubble volcano was included in the same pool as the waterfalls. It felt like a hot tub with bubbles massaging your legs.
- Water Bubble Bed – It felt so nice laying on the water bubble bed. It’s a surface that sticks just under the water where bubbles float up and tingle your body. Since it was the final stage of hydrotherapy, it was nice to sit and soak up the experience since your body was in full relaxation mode.
You can imagine how good it felt after the cumulation of all 8 water treatments. It was a complete out-of-body experience. I definitely recommend you take a visit to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya during your next trip to Mexico!
Stay tuned on the blog next week for a full review of the hotel! It was definitely my favorite all-inclusive I’ve ever stayed at!
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