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February 19, 2010

Los Cabos Spas Offer Luxe Holistic Programs

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Cabos, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

For some, Los Cabos is a mecca for outdoor, fun-filled activities. For others, Los Cabos is a cultural and culinary journey. Yet for many, Mexico’s premiere vacation destination is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation; an escape from the worries and stresses of everyday life. Travelers are invited to journey down the road to wellness and experience the endless holistic programs and healing spa treatments that aim to harmonize the mind, body and soul.

From spa rituals that stimulate the senses and relax the mind to wellness programs developed to release the “happy hormone,” the following outstanding spas offer travelers experiences only found at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes:

Auriga Spa at Capella Pedregal takes a holistic approach to wellness based on the unique phases of the moon. To fully indulge in the spa’s offerings, guests are invited to partake in the resort’s wellness programs designed to enhance lives and create happiness. The resort offers three unique four-day programs to choose from including stress management, relationship enhancement and beauty inside and out. The programs treat the body through spa therapies, the mind through learning opportunities and the spirit through mediation. Each program includes Auriga Lifestyle Cuisine meals three times a day, a selection of spa treatments, personal training sessions, consultations with nutritional experts and a relaxing in-room bath on the evening of the guests’ arrival. Price varies per package. For more information, please visit

Casa Dorada Resort’s Niparaja Saltwater Ritual stimulates all five senses and relaxes the mind while beautifying the body. Guests begin with a spiritual cleansing rite with medicinal herbs and Mexican tree sap smoke followed by a sponge bath with an exfoliating scrub and water from the rocks of a nearby spring located in the middle of the Baja desert. Harmonize the inner self on a Nausicaa table that blows warm air from below and a fresh breeze from above, working together to harmonize the inner self. Guests also enjoy an all-natural desert plant and clay corporal mask that nourishes the body, applied through a gentle, relaxing massage. The grand finale is a facial to clean and rehydrate the skin on the Nausicaa bed treating them to deep and lasting peacefulness. The Niparaja Saltwater Ritual is $209 USD and last two hours. For more information please visit

Transport to a complete state of relaxation with Dreams Los Cabos Sabai Mineral Therapy treatment. This unique stone therapy blends healing and repairing micronized minerals like malachite and zincite with essential oils to create an aura of blissful serenity while distressing the entire body. Additionally, this advanced therapy stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, increases skins cellular activity and promotes tissue regeneration. This treatment is $200 USD and lasts 80 minutes. For more information please visit

Harnessing the healing power of touch, Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, Golf & SPA Resort’s signature Le Vin massage at the SOMMA Wine SPA combines wine therapy with various techniques of Swedish, Mio-intensive and Lomi-Lomi massage. In addition to the pleasure aspect of this massage, wellness benefits are largely due to the grape seed oil that is used during the massage, as it is plentiful in polyphenols. Nurturing not only the outside of the body but the inside, this antioxidant helps in eliminating free radicals and preventing premature aging. This treatment is $165 USD with tax included and lasts 80 minutes. For more information please visit

Designed to create harmony for the mind, body and spirit, the Marquis Los Cabos’ Holistic Spa is a sanctuary for all of your senses. Offering a variety of alternative treatments and utilizing natural products from the earth like clay, essential oils, seaweed and herbal medicine, skilled therapists work to detoxify and relax the body. The Aromatic and Therapeutic Experience aims to harmonize all of the chakras using kinesiology and essential oils and quartz that are picked out specifically for each guest to achieve the best alchemical treatment. The experience includes a therapeutic massage that stimulates specific points of vital energy coupled with a bath treatment of aromatic salts and detoxifying essential oils. The experience is $180 USD and lasts for 80 minutes. For more information please visit

The Abhyanga Massage at Me Cabo’s YHI Spa stimulates the release of energy while relieving stress as well as muscle aches and pains. The 80-minute massage focuses on a technique that helps remove stagnant energy and activates a person’s inner prana or life force. The massage is $208 USD. For more information please visit

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To bring joy into the lives of all their guests, One & Only Palmilla has created the three-day Joyful Journey Spa Package in conjunction with ESPA. The three-day program includes a series of activities and treatments that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress hormones while promoting the production of serotonin, the happy hormone. Activities and treatments include Laughter Yoga, Musical Therapy, Joyful Art, Meditation and the ESPA Uplifting Obsidian Stone Experience. This three-day experience is $650 per person and does not include the price of accommodations. For more information please visit

Be engulfed by the powerful elements of nature with Zoetry Casa Del Mar’s Holistic Ritual at the Zoetry Sueños del Mar Spa. Taking the body on a journey to a place of relaxed contemplation, the ritual takes place at one of the resort’s beach palapas. It is there, with the soothing sounds of crashing waves playing in the background, that the body is purified with copal and natural incense followed by a relaxing massage that includes Damiana oil, a desert plant native to the Baja region, and quartz crystals that induce a meditative state. The ritual ends with a cup of tea and a special gift. Lasting 80 minutes the treatment is $200 USD plus tax and service. For more information please visit

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