Wellness tourism has gained popularity in the past several years, but what is wellness tourism and where can you experience it?
What is Wellness Tourism?
The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness tourism as “travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being.”
The institute defines two types of wellness tourists: “primary” and “secondary.”
The primary wellness tourist travels specifically for the purpose of enhancing his or her wellbeing, for example by visiting week long yoga retreats withdaily yoga and meditation, boot camps, etc.
The secondary wellness tourist likes to keep up his or her normal wellness routine while traveling, for example by having access to healthy food, a gym, or a spa while on a trip.
Wellness tourism is different from medical tourism. Medical tourism means traveling for the purpose of having a medical procedure, such as surgery or a dental procedure. Wellness tourism favors activities such asspa treatments,energy healing, etc.
Wellness Tourism in Mexico
Wellness tourism is on the rise in Mexico, with resorts now offering wellness services and retreats. Garza Blanca Resorts in Los Cabos,Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun have a wonderful spa – Spa Imagine – where you can relax, unwind, and balance your mind, body and soul in an idyllic beach setting.
Spa Imagine is one of the most luxurious spas in Mexico, offering a host of wellness and beauty treatments including hydrotherapy, massage therapies, facials, body treatments and wraps, manicures, pedicures, a full-service beauty salon, waxing, couples’ experiences, and treatments designed especially for men.
All three Spa Imagine locations have world-class hydrotherapy circuits designed to take you on a blissful pampering journey as you alternate between hot and cold stations, resting in between.
Start your hydrotherapy circuit with heat. Try the sauna, steam room, vitality pool, and large jacuzzi, and relax into tranquility.
Switch to the cold plunge pool in between hot stations to experience a moment of invigoration and avoid getting overheated.
Rest on loungers in an open-air terrace with panoramic views of the ocean, and when you’re ready, continue enjoying the warm and cold stations. You will feel the beneficial properties ofhealing water, which have been used to improve wellness since ancient times.
Spa Imagine has a full menu of massage therapies, each personalized to your needs and based on the philosophies of the seven chakras and five elements. Choose a massage treatment that is right for you from an extensive list, including:
- Waterlily Aromatic Massage to Energize the Second Chakra
- Herbal Therapeutic Massage Ritual to Activate the Third Chakra
- Ancestral Cacao Ritual to Expand the Fourth Chakra
- “Anahata” Couples Massage Ritual
- Purifying Shiatsu Massage to Harmonize the Fifth Chakra
- Ancestral Hot Stone Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Relaxing Massage
- Mom to Be Massage
- Four Hands Massage
- Aromatic Reflexology (Hands & Feet)
- Restorative Neck & Back Massage
- Peppermint Foot Therapy
Spa Imagine in Los Cabos also offers a Therapeutic Massage with CBD Oil, a Vegan Oil Massage, and a Golf Ball Sport Massage for men.
We recommend that you enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit prior to getting a massage, to relax and prepare your muscles for massage therapy.
Body Wraps & Scrubs
Spa Imagine offers body treatments such as anti-aging tropical body wraps, citrus body wraps, soothing sun remedies for when you’ve had too much sun or gotten a sunburn, and body scrubs.
Spa Imagine offers beauty services such as glycolic peel exfoliation, eye and lip treatment, scalp massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, shampoo, blow dry, hair straightening, professional makeup and hair styling, HydraFacial, Binary Premium, and facials for men.
Inspired by the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, Spa Imagine offers some interesting alternative treatments which have been used to aid in relaxation and wellness for thousands of years.
Shirodhara Experience to Open the Sixth Chakra
Shirodhara is the practice of pouring oil on the body. In this experience, oil is poured onto the forehead, in the spot where the third eye is located.
Singing Bowl Ritual to Awaken the Seventh Chakra
Singing bowls are tuned to specific sound frequencies that correspond to the chakras. Listening to singing bowls being played can align and cleanse your chakras.
Aromatherapy uses plant extracts and oils to stimulate your sense of smell in order to activate a relaxed or energized state.
Garza Blanca Resorts
Garza Blanca Resorts in both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta offer luxury accommodations, stunning ocean view infinity pools and 5-star dining experiences, so don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a luxury wellness vacation
Spa Imagine Cancun
The newest Spa Imagine inside Garza Blanca Resort in Cancun will be opening in the fourth quarter of 2021. Spa Imagine Cancun will offer similar services and treatments as the other two Spa Imagines, so watch for more information in the coming months about the grand opening!