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Explore our posts about fitness, health and wellbeing to see how Garza Blanca Preserve, Spa Imagine and the activities team can help your wellness goals.

Making the Most of Spa Imagine in Puerto Vallarta

Making the Most of Spa Imagine

5.0 04 When you want to experience next-level relaxation during your vacation at Garza Blanca, a visit to world class Spa Imagine is definitely the way to go. From the tranquil atmosphere to the blissful treatments on offer, Spa Imagine is a place where you can allow yourself to let go of stress and tension while embarking on a peaceful journey of inner serenity. Spa Imagine is open every day from 8am until 8pm, offering you plenty of flexibility on when to indulge in the treatments of your choice. In order for you and fellow guests to enjoy your time at the spa to the absolute fullest, there are several guidelines that you will be expected to follow to ensure your privacy and comfort. Let’s take a closer look at making the most of Spa Imagine: Health Questionnaire You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire prior to your spa treatment with your safety and comfort in mind. It also helps the spa therapists to provide services that are appropriate to your individual wants …

Indulge Your Senses with a Body Wrap at Spa Imagine

Indulge Your Senses with a Body Wrap at Spa Imagine

5.0 03 There are few things as relaxing as a trip to the spa, and receiving a body wrap treatment is a terrific way to restore the spirit and replenish the body. There are several types of specialized body wraps offered these days, and the magnificent Spa Imagine at the Garza Blanca Preserve is the ideal place to try one out. Nourishing oils, detoxifying clays, exfoliation rituals and herbal aromatherapy fusions are all common elements of body wrap treatments, chosen to suit your individual needs. After a blend of products is applied to your body, you will enjoy some calming quiet time while you are all wrapped up. Materials such as plastic wrap, cloth bandages or a sheet are used to ensure your body receives all of the benefits the body wrap can offer. You can look forward to exiting the spa after your treatment feeling a splendid sense of physical and mental renewal. Take a closer look at some of the impressive benefits that a body wrap at the spa can provide: Detoxification Many …

What is a Chakra

Chakras – The Inspiration behind Spa Imagine

3.7 07 The ambiance and design of each therapy suite at Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine is inspired by one of the body’s seven energy centers known as chakras, which are located at various points from the base of the spine to just above the top of your head. If you have ever practiced yoga, enjoyed wellness travel or meditated, then you will, no doubt, be very familiar with these energetic centers through which prana (energy life force) flows. What are chakras? “Chakra” is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disk which is used to define the differing points along the spine where energy builds up in a variety of massive nerve centers.  The chakras are believed to help regulate the systems of the human body, including everything from organ function to your complex myriad of emotions.  Many modern day practices aim to “open” or “release” your chakras, returning them to their natural balance, so that a harmonious flow of energy can be restored.   Spa Imagine’s Therapy Rooms The therapy rooms at Spa Imagine are …

You’ll Get Stronger

Basketball Court at Garza Blanca – Why play?

5.0 01 Basketball is a great sport to play if you want to add some serious cardio to your exercise regime! Better still, it’s just plain fun! You don’t need to be Stephen Curry to get enjoyment from playing this sport; whether you’re shooting hoops by yourself or you’re playing in competitive leagues you’ll find that basketball can help you to attain and maintain an impressive level of fitness. Here’s why you should take advantage of the Basketball court in Garza Blanca Resort & Spa: It’s a Major Calorie Burner The lateral movements, jumping, and running involved in basketball make it a great aerobic workout which burns a huge amount of calories per hour! Improve Your Cardiovascular Health Basketball raises your heart rate (due to aforementioned factors), and better still keeps it up there while you play. This means that you can expect to see an improvement in cardiovascular endurance if you play regularly; this will also decrease your risk of suffering from heart disease or strokes! You’ll Get Stronger This is an intense, full-body …

Tennis Keeps you Fit on Vacation

Tennis Keeps you Fit on Vacation

0.0 00 If you’re thinking about taking up a sport which will work your muscles, cardiovascular system, and your brain then you really need to think about tennis! Tennis is a great way to keep, or get, yourself fit, and even socialize with your friends! You can even enjoy the sport while enjoying a vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa at the outdoor play and fitness center. Here are our top reasons to consider taking up tennis: It Helps Protect Your Heart A tennis match can last anywhere between one and two hours, and will increase your heart rate as well as boosting your energy levels. If you play regularly you will soon see your cardiovascular health improve, thereby protecting you from strokes, heart attacks, and heart disease. It Works Your Entire Body Tennis is a unique mix of quick sprints, crouching, swinging, and jumping which works your legs, arms, core, back, shoulders, and your cardiovascular system. When you play tennis regularly you will find that your muscles, heart, and lungs get fitter and …

Benefits of Sunscreen on Beach

Benefits of Sunscreen

0.0 00 If you have access to a TV, Radio, or the Internet then it is a safe bet that you have already heard about the benefits of integrating sunscreen into your daily routine. Beauty bloggers, health experts, and governmental bodies have all given their opinion on the matter. Of course, none of us are perfect. Whether your skin “sins” are big or small, whether you’re prone to oiling up before you hit the beach, or you’re simply inconsistent in your coverage, your skin is being damaged by any frequent or intense exposure to the sun and the harmful UVR which it contains. Here are some reasons to consider making SPF protection part of your daily routine in one way or another: It Decreases Your Chance of Developing Skin Cancer It is estimated that 90% of all non-melanoma skin cancers, and 65% of all melanomas are caused by exposure to the sun and ultraviolet radiation. These UV rays can cause gene mutations which lead to skin cancer, and so applying sunscreen, or even make-up or …

New Spa Imagine Massage Cabana

New Spa Imagine Massage Cabana

0.0 00 Launched just last month by Spa Imagine at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, the Imagine Massage Cabana has already been causing quite a stir. The brand new outdoor cabana provides world-class spa services al fresco for those who just can’t get enough of the open air and the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean. The luxury outdoor spa cabana, appointed with all the elegant comforts you would expect from Spa Imagine, can be found on the beachfront between Tower 2 and 3, next to the main pool area. Tailored Outdoor Service Menu Guests can enjoy a customized spa menu offering a choice of spa services that are available daily from 10am to 7pm at the Imagine Massage Cabana. These services have been lovingly crafted to suit the setting where they will be offered and were chosen based on guests’ favorite treatments at Spa Imagine. Enjoy a special discount when sharing the outdoor spa experience with your partner, family member or a friend. Back Massage    30min $ 65.00 USD Aromatherapy Massage   50min …

Mexico’s Inspiration - Golf Champion Lorena Ochoa

Mexico’s Inspiration – Golf Champion Lorena Ochoa

0.0 00 Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa has been hailed as one of the greatest athletic talents in the world, and for good reason! Ochoa was racking up titles and acclamations from a very young age due to her natural talent and, of course, her hard work. Lorena Ochoa was raised in Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, where she lived near a local country club. When she became the first Mexican golfer to hold the number one spot in the entire world, Lorena Ochoa broke cultural AND gender norms becoming both the first woman to hold the title as well as the first Mexican. Her incredible talent and hard work have earned her recognition at every level, including in the World Golf Hall of Fame. An Early Start Lorena Ochoa grew up very close to the Guadalajara Country club, and it was there that she started playing golf at the age of five. Her talents were clearly strong even then, because by the age of six she had secured her first state championship. By seven …

Relaxing in Spa Imagine's Stunning Wet Areas

Relaxing in Spa Imagine’s Stunning Wet Areas

0.0 00 When you have a marvelous spa treatment booked at the incomparable Spa Imagine at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta, why not take your experience to the next level? Why not schedule some extra time to indulge in the wet areas and hydrotherapy cycle before your service? Spa Imagine’s Stunning Wet Areas You will gain complimentary access to the Spa Imagine’s sensational wet areas when you make an appointment for treatments such as massages, body treatments and special packages.   Likewise, those who wish to bask in the wet areas without booking a treatment may also do so for a fee. Boasting one of the most extensive hydrotherapy circuits in Puerto Vallarta, you know your time will be well spent in Spa Imagine’s wet areas. While arriving 60 minutes prior to your spa treatment will allow you to enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit to its fullest, any amount of time will help you prepare the body and mind for total relaxation.  Warming up your muscles with these ancient rituals will help you get the most out of …

High Intensity Interval Exercise

High Intensity Interval Exercise

0.0 00 HIIT training, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a method of training which involves bursts of intense activity interspersed with periods of rest. This is actually a really effective way to work out, and will whip you into shape in quick time. For example, you could run as fast as you can for one minute and rest for one, or doing as many squats as you can in a minute before resting. When you use HIIT routines regularly you will see results fairly quickly. Efficient Exercise High Intensity Interval Training is a great solution for anyone who has a hectic schedule; it can be done on your lunch break, and still leave you some time to eat. What’s more it can get you into shape fairly quickly for an upcoming event! Research has shown that when completed three times per week short periods of HIIT training can produce better results than a an hour on the treadmill. Hit Intensity Interval Training has also been shown to improve aerobic capacity at a higher rate; …

Health Questionnaire at Spa Imagine Puerto Vallarta

Finding that Perfect Balance in 2017

0.0 00 With 2017 well under way, we are all striving to maintain our personal goals regarding our health and wellbeing.  Now that the holidays are over, let’s take a look at some of the best ways to strike a healthy balance in the year ahead.  We will also see how to organize a vacation that will inspire a relaxing, healthy lifestyle thanks to Spa Imagine’s manager, Rosa Gonzalez at Garza Blanca Resort in Puerto Vallarta. Stay Hydrated    While it may seem obvious, the importance of staying well hydrated cannot be overstated.  It helps the systems in your body to run at their optimal levels and gives skin and eyes an amazing radiance.  Try to drink around 2 liters (about eight 8-ounce glasses) of water and other healthy fluids every day.  During your time on vacation in hot climates, make sure you drink even more water to replenish the fluids you lose through sweat, and if you are drinking alcohol, follow the rule of drinking one glass of water between each cocktail. Stay Active …

Spa Imagines at Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta

Spa Imagine’s Unique Therapy Suites

0.0 00 As you plan and prepare for a getaway in the breathtaking destination of Puerto Vallarta, make sure you schedule some time to pamper yourself with a visit to Spa Imagine.  Boasting a highly trained staff who will help your tensions melt away to restore your mind, body and spirit, any spa treatment you choose here will leave you feeling completely relaxed and blissed-out.  To make each treatment even more special, Spa Imagine is home to amazing Therapy Suites that envelop each guest in unparalleled comfort and style.  You will find that a visit to Spa Imagine is so pleasurable that all other spas you visit afterward may pale in comparison! Spa Imagine is located on the fifteenth floor of the luxurious Hotel Mousai on the Garza Blanca Preserve, where sweeping views of Banderas Bay will enchant you during your unique spa service.  Equipped with state-of-the-art, adjustable therapy tables, the Therapy Suites will delight you from the moment you arrive, and with an extensive service menu, you are sure to find the perfect treatments …

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Spa Imagine for Couples at Garza Blanca

0.0 00 Modern life can drain you and make keeping romance alive so much harder, but when you’re on vacation you have the perfect opportunity to inject some spice back into your love lives. One of the most obvious ways to deepen the bond you share with your partner is to spend some quality time together. Whether you’re on your honeymoon, or it’s just a romantic getaway for a week or two, a great way to spend time together is with a couples spa treatment. At Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine there is a whole host of delightful treatments which were designed with couples in mind. So why not unwind together while our spa experts transport you to cloud nine? Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine Spa Imagine can be found on the fifteenth floor of Hotel Mousai within the Garza Blanca Preserve and has a jaw-dropping 360 view of the surrounding area. The Pacific Ocean, Banderas Bay, and the lush jungle covered mountains can all be seen from here. The sleek, modern design of Spa Imagine offers …

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Keeping your Hair Looking Great on Vacation

0.0 00 Anyone who is looking forward to a great vacation has plenty to consider while preparing to go away, but it’s not often that we think about our hair. Keeping your hair under control on the beach or at the pool shouldn’t be the hardest part of your vacation, but when you spend time out in the sea breeze, humidity, and sunshine as well as soaking in chlorine and saltwater, your mane can really suffer. Take these tips to heart, however, and you’ll find that your locks are as lustrous and healthy looking as ever. Avoid Styling Products Removing harsh styling products like gels or hairsprays from your daily rotation will help your hair to look more natural and behave better to boot! If you try to shampoo only every second or third day, as opposed to every day, this will enhance your natural texture, which is great if you have thin or fine hair naturally. Sea salt sprays and dry shampoos will elevate the beachy look, but should be avoided if you have …

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Spa Imagine’s New Service – Airbrush Makeup

5.0 01 Makeup artists have been using airbrush technology for makeup application in productions including fashion, film, television and theater for nearly 100 years, with Ben Hur filmed in 1922 being the first movie to utilize this method.  The technique is ideal for makeup artists who need to apply makeup to several actors or models in a quick manner while still appearing flawless.   Fortunately for those of us who aren’t celebrities or models, we too can now get in on the stunning looks airbrush technology can deliver for special occasions including weddings as the service is now offered at many beauty salons, including Spa Imagine at Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta. Airbrush Makeup Benefits – Achieves a flawless finish without patchiness – Precise application and full coverage – Long lasting (up to 24 hours) – Non-transferable (won’t rub off easily) – Heat and moisture resistant – Looks completely natural – Can help minimize appearance of fine lines – Hypoallergenic – Hygienic application   Airbrush Technology Know-how Instead of using brushes, sponges or fingers to apply …