The Maya Spa at Cabañas Copal, Tulúm, Quintana Roo, takes full advantage of all the wonderful and deliciously sexy Mexican local spices in their chocolate body exfoliation, using cacao seeds straight from the highlands of Chiapas. These delicate local spices are first hand ground by local Mayan women and then toasted over an open fire on a clay grill. The toasted cacao seeds are mixed with cocoa and almond oil and used to exfoliate the entire body. Banana leaves fresh from the trees outside cover the body, allowing the nutrient-rich cacao and chocolate mixture to soften and nourish the skin. Warm oil made from local cacao is dripped over the hair while the head is massaged, before the client is submerged in a wooden tub and rinsed.
As if that isn’t enough of a sexy, sultry spicy spa ritual, the Maya Spa in Tulúm also offers an indigenous Mexican chocolate body wrap using cacao bean and almond oil for exfoliation, chocolate cream and a banana-leaf wrap to draw out impurities, an ocean or fresh cenote water bath, and a massage with Mexican chocolate cream.
Mexico provides so many delectable, delicious and aromatic spices that need not only show up in Mexican food and kitchens. These same rich, nutritious and luxurious spices can add an entire new dimension to your spa rituals and treatment offerings that will delight all of your valued spa guests. To make a spicy Mexican massage oil, add some fresh basil leaves and a little Mexican cinnamon to sweet almond oil for an invigoriating and refreshing lift to your client’s day. Buen Provecho!
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