With Grand Velas Riviera Maya's new sleep therapy, travelers that struggle with insomnia, sleep apnea or even jet lag after a long flight can find relief. The Se Spa has introduced a new Aroma Zen Bath Meditation, promoting healthy sleep by reaching a "zen" state of mind.
The 110-minute treatment combines a float meditation and Neuro Aromatherapy Massage. For the massage, guests start by choosing from one of two essential oils (the De-Stress Mind Oil smells of frankincense to eliminate anxiety, petitgrain for a gentle calming effect and restorative rosemary, while the Deep Relax Oil smells of uplifting vetiver, soothing chamomile and comforting sandalwood). The entire experience is complemented by music, chromotherapy and breathing techniques. To finish off this relaxing experience, guests receive a linden flower and chamomile tea with a twist of lemon.
Additional treatment highlights at Se Spa include: Bacal Massage, using one of the Mayan’s most sacred plants – corn; Aloe Vera Massage, using 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 thousands of years.
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 and tile-lined steam room with a fiberoptic “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.