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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.

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Keeping your Hair Looking Great on Vacation

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 dry hair. …

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Spa Imagine’s New Service – Airbrush Makeup

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 makeup, a …

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Keeping Fit at Garza Blanca

No matter what kind of workout you enjoy or might be interested in, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa is sure to have an activity that will keep you smiling as you work up a sweat.  The blissful setting of Garza Blanca Preserve and beach is an ideal location to get swept up in the stunning beauty nature has to offer as you maintain your fitness routine or try something new.  Whether you are a loyal gym warrior or someone with a taste for outdoor adventures, your fitness needs will be exceeded at Garza Blanca. Gym Home to sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay as well as the lush jungle surroundings of the preserve, the gym at Garza Blanca is an amazing place to stay in shape.  Featuring state-of-the-art machines and cardio equipment, plus a yoga room where you can hold your favorite poses or stretch out as you restore your inner balance, you will be inspired to meet your fitness goals even while on vacation, especially when a live DJ is there …

Spa Recommendations for Summer

Spa Recommendations for Summer

There is no better time than summer to treat yourself to some well-deserved spa time, and no better place to nourish both body and mind than at the luxurious Spa Imagine at Garza Blanca Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  A polished appearance and sense of inner balance can be difficult to maintain during such a busy season which can bring many changes from your normal routine.  Take advantage of the tremendous selection of spa services at Spa Imagine and get yourself centered and in tip-top shape for the summer season with a treatment or two.  The gifted staff at Spa Imagine will pamper you as they perform expert treatments that will leave you in a blissful state of rejuvenation. Take a look at these spa recommendations for summer: Vitamin C Facial With a powerful blend of Vitamin C and antioxidants, this nourishing spa facial supports the skin’s ability to fight the effects of free radicals which harm the skin with premature signs of aging, sun damage and dehydration.  Collagen production is stimulated to improve skin’s …

June Wellness Full Moon Ceremony at Garza Blanca

Experience an authentic Full Moon Ceremony just as Mexico’s treasured ancestors once did, under the skillful guidance of Miri Metztlixochitl during June Wellness, a monthlong program filled with activities centering on wellbeing at Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai.    The Moon’s Cycle Although the cycle of the moon doesn’t seem to garner much attention in our modern world, the ancient traditions of many societies emphasized its importance.  When you consider that the human body is made up of more than 60% water, it is easy to recognize that our bodies may be affected by the moon just as the tides are.  When our spirits are aligned with the phases of the moon, the basic philosophy is that our lives will then also be in tune with the cycles of the earth and all of the inhabitants on the planet.  Armed with this information, take advantage of the opportunity to join in this special ceremony on Garza Blanca’s beach, where the magical atmosphere and energy will be focused on the full moon.   Full Moon Ceremony …

Healing Through Sound at June Wellness

Throughout the month of June 2016, Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca Resort’s Spa Imagine will be hosting a June Wellness program in Puerto Vallarta, featuring spiritual guide Iorch Quetzal, known for his vast knowledge as a healer, musician and teacher.  He will be performing a healing sound concert and guided meditation which will give guests and local participants a rare chance to benefit from his skills, with two events to choose from, appearing in the Red Room on Thursday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 21st. Iorch Quetzal is on a personal mission to encourage healing and sublime personal awareness through his platform as a spiritual guide, healer, musician and teacher of numerous disciplines.  His journey for understanding has led him on a lifelong quest for knowledge, guiding him to destinations such as India, where he studied meditation and yoga.  He currently dedicates his time to performing concerts, leading courses, guiding meditations and providing therapy as he travels throughout Mexico.   Healing Sound Concert Arrive at this concert with an open mind and heart to experience …

Wellness Festival at Garza Blanca

Celebrate wellbeing and surround yourself with like minded good-feeling wellness influences on June 11th at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa’s first Wellness Festival. The Wellness Festival forms part of a monthlong event, June Wellness, hosted by Spa Imagine, which invites guests at the hotel to enjoy a whole array of activities related to wellness, nutrition, yoga, meditation and more.    Save the Date This festival on June 11th is part of the second June Wellness event to take place throughout the whole month of June. You will be able to celebrate the art of being the best YOU ever at the festival in the presence of special guest chef Miguel Bautista from Vegan Planet, and other local businesses dedicated to health, wellness, art and nutrition. Chef Miguel Bautista from Vegan Planet Mexico will be offering some delicious complimentary vegan bites to whet your appetite. There will also be stalls featuring the produce of local business that promote health, wellbeing, beauty and Mexican art on this special day dedicated to all aspects of wellness. Special Guest …

Día del Niño en México

Spend El Día del Niño in Mexico!

Spend El Día del Niño in Mexico and celebrate this national holiday in style at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa. One way to make new memories, meet new people, and bring your family closer is by taking vacations regularly. You will make your children and grandchildren happy, and you may even bring out the inner child in yourself too. El Día del Niño in Mexico Mexico enjoys a national holiday each year to celebrate children called El Dia del Niño, and this day is celebrated on April 30th. As far back as 1925, El Dia del Niño celebrations have taken place in Mexico, and this was long before the United Nations suggested that each country have a holiday that celebrates children, when the Children’s Rights Declaration of 1959 went into effect. President Alvaro Obregon and Public Education Minister Jose Vasconcelos signed the first Children’s Rights Declaration in Mexico on April 30th, 1924, and from then on in Mexico April 30th is when el Dia del Niño is celebrated. Most children in Mexico will receive gifts …

Ancient Hot Stone Massage at Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine

Ancient Hot Stone Massage at Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine

There are some massages that take you to a completely different level of relaxation and leave you tranquil, serene and content; then there are those massages that transport you to a dimension of wellbeing that you may have never experienced before, leaving you fully renewed, inspired and ready to reinvent every aspect of yourself to harmonize with what the future has in store. The Hot Stone Massage experience offered by Garza Blanca’s Spa Imagine does just that! Here you will find a meditative experience which will open the doors to a deeper connection of mind, body and spirit. Hot Stones for Healing Hot stones have been used in massage and healing therapies for thousands of years. Many believe that the Chinese were the first to use warm stones in such a way over two thousand years ago. They did so to improve the function of the body and internal organs as well as to soothe a variety of ailments and illnesses. Historical accounts also document how hot stones were key in the healing rituals of …

How the Moon Affects Humans

How the Moon Affects Humans

Have you ever really stopped to think about whether the moon has any effect on you? Do you even follow the cycles of the moon to be able to have an opinion on the subject? Do you know anyone that seems to behave more aggressively when there is a full moon? It is not for nothing that the word lunatic comes from the word “luna” meaning moon! How the moon affects sleep It is easy to see how one’s ability to have a good night’s sleep can be affected by the moon. When there is a full moon, the solar rays reflected by the moon provide a good amount of light, making it more difficult to sleep if you are sensitive to light. Blackout curtains, mini-blinds and shades have eliminated this excuse for getting a good night’s sleep during a full moon, yet still people claim to be affected by the “energy” of a full moon, despite having blackout curtains. According to research, when there is a full moon there are more car wrecks and …

One of the top spas in Puerto Vallarta

Only the Best Therapy Suites at One of the Top Spas in Puerto Vallarta

Spa Imagine is one of those places where it feels like you are coming home; a place where your troubles are left at the door and your wellbeing becomes the number one priority of everyone that you meet. Greeted by golden Buddha statues and Spa Imagine’s hostess, your journey towards bliss begins for a spa session you will wish would last a lifetime. The Best Therapy Suites at one of the Top Spas in Puerto Vallarta Creating the right environment for you to meet your wellness and beauty goals in a luxurious and stress free manner was central to the design and a concept of Spa Imagine in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Located on the 15th Floor of Hotel Mousai at the heart of the Garza Blanca Preserve, the views of Banderas Bay while basking in the hydrotherapy circuit and chilling out in the relaxation lounge form part of your healing processes. Losing yourself in beauty of the clouds enhances your experience and leaves you ready for your luxury spa treatments in the tailor-made therapy suites …

New Year, New You at Spa Imagine, Puerto Vallarta

New Year’s Eve is always an electrifying time: fireworks, parties, music, dancing, spending time with loved ones. It is a chance for us to shed all the troubles weighing us down and reminisce on the good times. Then comes the first days and weeks of the new year and we get really to stand and face the year to come with enthusiasm and hope.  And what better place to get your mind, body and spirit aligned and focused than in breathtaking Puerto Vallarta? At Garza Blanca Resort’s Spa Imagine, you can make sure that you are your very best self to start of 2016. Spa Imagine, Puerto Vallarta Spa Imagine provides guests staying at both Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta with 360 degree views of the dazzling Pacific Ocean and awe-inspiring rainforest, allowing guests to get lost in the beauty around them while relishing in world-class spa treatments and facilities. Besides massages and other relaxing treatments, the lavish Puerto Vallarta health and beauty center provides wellness retreats, workshops, …

Tips for Looking Your Best for the Holidays

The holiday season brings about a myriad of reasons to pamper yourself from head to toe.  Whether it’s a work holiday party, a family gathering or a New Year’s Eve bash, there is no shame in wanting to look your best for the occasion. The professional staff at Spa Imagine, located on the 15th floor of Hotel Mousai at the heart of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, have put together a list of tips for looking your best for the holidays. 1.- Look a Million Dollars Get your hair and makeup done before an evening out, holiday parties and get-togethers with friends.  The perfected hairstyles and polished makeup will give you an air of confidence you might not otherwise have had.  At Spa Imagine, guests can stroll in for a quick up-do that will have you looking flawless as you, your family and friends celebrate the night away.   2.-Mani-Pedi for the Holidays Visit the beauty salon at Spa Imagine for a manicure and pedicure that will give you a polished …

Epicuren - Spa Imagine’s Secret Ingredient

Epicuren – Spa Imagine’s Secret Ingredient

Overlooking the resort’s spectacular views of the lush tropical mountains and stunning seaside escapes of Puerto Vallarta, is Spa Imagine, a world-class facility located at the heart of the Garza Blanca Preserve.  Offering an exceptional palette of personalized spa therapies, Spa Imagine falls in line with Garza Blanca’s mission to provide unique and spellbinding experiences for each and every one of its guests.  Armed with its secret ingredient, the Epicuren beauty range, it is no wonder that Spa Imagine promises the most luxurious and rejuvenating spa services around. Why Epicuren? Spa Imagine aims to offer indulgent therapies designed to induce a state of pure relaxation and promote a sense of overall health and wellbeing.  By utilizing a diverse line of Epicuren products, the professional therapists at Spa Imagine can offer guests the best treatments for all types of skincare concerns, including anti-aging treatments.  Epicuren products are carefully designed to treat everything from restorative and corrective issues, such as sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, to preventative treatments designed to target your skin’s moisturizing needs. The …

Limón Slimming treatment

Limón Slimming treatment

Treat your body like a temple with this detoxifying and firming treatment, guaranteed to leave your body looking sleek and smooth. This treatment begins with dry body brushing to stimulate lymphatic drainage and detoxification. Peptides are applied to specific areas of concern to stimulate collagen production and firm the skin. Your body will then be covered in a European inspired Espresso Limón Slimming Oil formulated to purify and tone the body. This luxurious treatment will keep your body looking fabulous all year round.