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  • Teba Siles | June 26, 2015 11:45 AM ET

    Temazcal, A Spa That Heals the Soul at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

    Temazcal, A Spa That Heals the Soul at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

    In times of spas and hydro-massages, this type of millennial spa harvests crows of supporters in Mexico, both natives and tourists from all over the world wish to try a temazcal experience at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya.

    The temazcal stimulates circulation, increases heart rate and produces introspection, like an encounter with oneself.

    Along with the prehispanic ruins, the Caribbean Sea and perfect climate, the Mexican tradition of temazcal, steam baths symbolizing gestation in the womb, is still alive and harvesting crowds of supporters in Mexico and around the world. Blue Diamond Riviera Maya offers each of its guests a free, included Temazcal experience to live this ancestral ritual at list once in a lifetime.

    The original use of the practice of temazcal, of which the oldest traces have been found in archaeological sites in the state of Chiapas, in Guatemala and El Salvador, was spiritual and religious; although there are many praising its physiological benefits. Muscle tension, insomnia, liver and circulatory problems as well as acne are some of the ailments that this therapy helps to improve. In addition, advocates for the temazcal ritual point out the possibilities to restore conscious communication with nature, characteristic of indigenous medicine.

    These steam baths are taken in groups or individually. In igloo-shaped rooms called toritos, representing the womb of Mother Earth. It is her and her four elements: earth, water, air and fire, to which the Aztecs gave thanks in the first ritual of temazcal. The ceremony aims to establish gratitude and fraternal ties with the four elements of the cosmos through stones, heat, darkness and steam which, during the ritual, amounts to dimensions only perceivable, according to shamans, by the mind.

    The experience of a temazcal ritual symbolizes a before and after in the person who receives it, whether that is physical, mental or spiritual; and practicing it, even following the same pattern each time, is always a new experience.


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Teba Siles BlueBay Hotels & Resorts Adventures

Teba Siles Teba Siles is a journalist and community manager based in Spain (to date). She has a passion to discover the world and one of the premises about her philosophy of life is go every year to a place where she has not been before.
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