Nothing says vacation getaway like an exotic and indulgent visit to a luxury spa. The benefits of regular spa treatments are well touted: reducing stress, muscle pain and soreness; improving energy, circulation and alertness; lowering blood pressure and improving immune function, and of course, supporting overall relaxation. Still, beyond the initially-known health benefits of a standard massage, there are even more elevated experiences that go further with helping our physical and mental state.
The Reef Resorts Playacar, the family-friendly, luxury, all-inclusive gem in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, recently unveiled its fully-renovated, signature spa, Ome. Named for Ometeotl, the Mexican mythological god of creation which represents union and duality, the spa boasts treatments inspired by ancient rituals which revitalize the body, strengthen the spirit and encourage guests to reach their own divinity.
Guests of the spa can choose from unique services such as the 4 Elements, which incorporate Himalayan salt stones and Bao Bao oils; or Kanabi, a curative treatment designed to reduce inflammation and muscle pain.
Ome Spa also offers indulgent treatments such as facials, deep tissue massages, reflexology, and hot-stone treatments within the elegantly earthy facility. The spa's menu also includes mindfully-focused body exercises in an outdoor setting with Yoga on the Beach, and circuit training at the Selvatic Gym, allowing visitors to attune their senses to the natural environment while working their muscles at the same time as their spiritual sense of well-being.
Indigenous-inspired spa practices have become more common as wellness treatments for people in-the-know, and the curated menu of exquisite spa testaments at Ome are no exception. If you're a fan of holistic practices, then you're not alone, as these particular approaches are increasingly being used to improve and contribute to overall health. Thanks to a growing understanding of the benefits of integrating a spiritual and emotional element to wellness, ritual-based spa treatments have become a popular supplement to medical treatments and are recognized for relieving chronic stress and—in general—bringing a greater sense of wellness into many people's daily lives.
Although some treatments at Ome, like Temazcal, are based on an ancient practice, the benefit of such treatments are reemerging to serve a modern world. And as these approaches become more popular, individuals are also seeking to integrate spa treatments into their vacations plans, making sure never to take a break from feeling great.
The over 1,000 square-foot facility combines earthly elements of rich wood, grounding stone and soothing water to provide the ideal environment for those seeking the benefits of esoteric spa retreats.
The spa can serve up to 11 guests each hour, making it ideal for sharing with friends, family, and loved ones as part of a bachelorette celebration, wedding party, anniversary or any other special occasion.
In addition to Ome, guests of The Reef Resorts can also visit Okom, located within The Reef 28. Spa Okom's services range from deep-cleaning and vitamin C facials to hydrotherapy, exfoliations, and other conventional beauty treatments or rituales that promise more of the spiritually inspired treatments which promote beautify from within.