Mexico and Latin America

Spa Culture

A vast territory filled with rainforests, mountains, deserts, and beaches, Mexico and Latin America boast a cache of wellness traditions that tap into cacao and coffee plantations, gold mines, volcanoes, and more. Moreover, the region’s ancient civilizations practiced a rare blend of spiritual, physical, and scientific therapies. Today’s spas combine the past and the present to create curative treatments that penetrate far beyond the surface.
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Elements Unique to this Region
  • Avocados - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Native to Mexico, avocados emerged as early as 10,000 B.C. Loaded with healthy fats and phytonutrients, they are prized for their nourishing qualities as well as their beautifying benefits. Along with exfoliating, hydrating, and soothing skin, they reduce and prevent wrinkles thanks to their high antioxidant, amino acid, and vitamin A content.
  • Volcanic Mud and Stones - Mexico and Latin America Spas

    Volcanic Mud and Stones

    Deep cleansing and exfoliating, volcanic mud removes impurities from the body and skin. This in turn slows the aging process, moisturizes skin, and tones the body. Meanwhile, volcanic stones serve as powerful, soothing massage tools.

  • Cinnamon - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Storied as both a spice and a medicine, today Mexican cinnamon often enhances oils used in body and facial treatments. Improving skin’s appearance by bringing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to its surface, the spice simultaneously aids detoxification. Additionally, its stimulating fragrance rejuvenates the spirit and re-energizes the body.
  • Coffee - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Energizing and rejuvenating, South America’s caffeinated elixir is rich in free-radical fighting antioxidants, which make it effective in fighting signs of aging. As a detoxifier, it also promotes circulation and improves skin clarity and texture. Further, it has been shown to stimulate the breakdown of fat cells, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  • Celestún Sea Salt - Mexico and Latin America Spas

    Celestún Sea Salt

    Located in the Yucatan, Celestún has provided the country with mineral-rich sea salt since pre-Columbian times. In addition to aiding digestion, a salt bath soothes the skin and body by drawing out toxins, enhancing circulation, and reducing stress. Used an exfoliant, the salt sloughs off dead skin, revealing smooth, moisturized skin.
  • Chaya - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Derived from the Mayan word “chay,” chaya has been found to contain an even greater concentration of nutrients than spinach. Chaya is also rich in antioxidants, which makes it an effective aid in combating aging, inflammation, and blemishes.

  • Gold - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Considered a pillar of youthful complexions by civilizations ranging from the Egyptians to the Romans to the Chinese, gold—abundant in South America—is prized for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects. It restores skin elasticity by slowing collagen depletion and stimulating cellular growth for a noticeably younger appearance.
  • Quinoa - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    An indigenous Andean grain, quinoa is a renowned superfood. Boasting high levels of magnesium, it promotes skin elasticity and cell regeneration, which combats aging. Meanwhile, its high levels of vitamin B2 strengthen skin’s connective tissues, aiding with cell reparation and returning skin to a youthful state.
  • Aloe Vera - Mexico and Latin America Spas

    Aloe Vera

    Renowned as “the plant of immortality” and “wand of heaven,” aloe vera has been used as a multipurpose skin treatment for more than 6,000 years. And as its monikers suggest, its beauty benefits are many. It is anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, and smoothing—not to mention anti-aging and moisturizing, which make it adaptable to body and beauty therapies alike.
  • Cocoa - Mexico and Latin America Spas


    Heralded for its heart and mood-elevating advantages, the native cocoa plant also boasts numerous skin healing benefits. Rich in healing enzymes and antioxidant flavanols, it protects the epidermis from free radicals and has been shown to increase hydration and blood flow while simultaneously improving skin’s texture.