The brand new Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has officially debuted their on-property Naum Spa. The 10,000-square-foot hideaway in the center of the resort is home to six open and airy treatment cabins and two hydrotherapy areas, offering a complete, customized menu of refreshing and rejuvenating services, many of which incorporate indigenous Mayan methods. The décor is uncomplicated and intended to connect the guests with the jungle setting and envelope visitors in a verdant and lush environment. The treatments, coined ‘Naum Rituals’, were developed based on native Mayan traditions known as rituals, which are reflective of the mind, body and spirit. The spa’s namesake, Naum, is the Mayan God of consciousness and mind.
The Naum Rituals were created to pay homage to oneself and the Mayan Gods, and to find harmony based on the guest’s selected area of wellness intention – whether that be Clarity (Tsoolik), Rest (He’lel), Strength (Muuk’) or Connection (Molcintah). Each Ritual is a three-part experience, alluding to the balancing nature of the number three with a beginning, middle and end. The Ritual begins with a Mayan Time of Reflection, followed by the treatment experience itself, and concludes with a Mayan Celebration to help guests balance and reconnect with themselves and the universe.
The spa hosts and wellness therapists work with guests to customize every aspect of the treatment, including the hand-selected products – many of which have been created with natural, locally inspired ingredients. Upon arrival at the spa, therapists work with guests to identify wellness intention, treatment focus and ingredients of choice, and from there, a Ritual will be selected. Guests can also choose to take part in an interactive aromatherapy bar where they can design their own custom products and scents.
Rituals include Naum Ritual of the Body, a three-part wellness experience with exfoliation, deep hydration and a nurturing massage or body balancing treatment; Naum Ritual of the Face, a deep cleansing experience, personalized treatment plan and personalized protection for the individual’s skin type including a facial massage and treatment mask; and Naum Ritual of Massage, a customized spa experience with options such as hot stones, bespoke aromatherapy blends, Swedish or deep tissue. Many of the rituals are based upon a different tradition in the Mayan culture – Body Rituals were commonly used for preparation of marriage, battle or to celebrate the changing seasons, while Massage Rituals were considered healing arts. Guests can choose from a 75-minute, 90-minute or 120-minute ritual experiences in each realm starting at $190; as length of treatment session grows, the deeper the spa experience becomes and the more elements are added.
The spa will also offer an array of additional services ranging from hairstyling, waxing, skincare, nail care and cosmetic services to lifestyle options including yoga and meditation. The facility also includes a 24-hour state-of-the-art gym and three outdoor pools.
For more information, visit: https://mayakoba.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.