Experience The Ancient Ritual Temazcal at Now Sapphire

Guests of Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun have the opportunity to take part in an ancient ritual called Temazcal. Leave Now Sapphire feeling rejuvenated from this experience. It is offered on the spa menu at Now Spay by Pevonia. This healing ritual will leave the participants “reborn” spiritually by releasing the mind, body and soul of stresses and toxins. It is also said to help relieve arthritis, back pain, muscle aches as well as aid skin problems.

The word ‘Temazcal’ comes from the Aztec word temazacalli that means “house of heat”.  Temazcal is known as a type of sweat lodge to clean the spirit.  A one-two hour ceremony takes place in a small dome-shaped lodge. It is a holistic healing process that uses elements of earth, wind, fire and water. At the beginning of the ceremony the Shaman, also known as healer, plays sacred drums. The next step is to bring hot stones into the center of the Temazcal after heating them up in an oven outside of the ritual space. The stones are collected from The Popocatepetl, largest active volcano in Mexico.

Herbal tea is blended and steeped in the Temazcal for all participants to sip during the ritual. Rue, eucalyptus, basil, sage and rosemary are among the types of herbs used. A “magical” stem is produced by these same herbs as well. Signing, praying and chanting are done during the ceremony. After the completion of the ritual a cold shower is recommended to help re-hydrate and regulate the body’s temperature.

Guests can make reservations with the spa to be a part of a Temazcal ceremony during their stay. It is most commonly scheduled sunset. It cost $190 per person or $320 per couple. There is a minimum of five people for each ceremony so check with the spa for availability. Please email our Spa Manager at spa.nosrc@nowresrots.com for more information.

The Spa at Now Sapphire

When vacationing at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, you should treat yourself to a sanctuary for the senses. The Now Spa by Pevonia is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize during your vacation. Our full-service Spa and fitness center offers a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence combining a variety of treatments that include facials, massages and hydrotherapy treatments.

Our Spa boasts a hydrotherapy circuit, Jacuzzi baths, treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge, sauna, steam room, private showers and a modern fitness center. Our full-service beauty salon also offers pedicures, manicures, facials and other treatments to help you achieve a complete transformation during your Spa experience.

Contact the Spa Manager for more information and to reserve your treatment time today. What are you waiting for? Let our staff take you on a journey of body and soul replenishment with our indigenous treatments during your next stay!

Take a photo tour of the Now Spa by Pevonia below.

Jamaican Night at Now Jade

Don’t get us wrong, we love our home country Mexico, but from time to time we like to experience the culture from other tropical locations too! We recently decided to throw a Jamaican Party at Now Jade Rivera Cancun in honor of our sister properties in Jamaica: Secrets St. James and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. Guests were able to enjoy traditional Jamaican cuisine and tropical drinks while dancing the night away to the beats of a live reggae band.

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All About Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is located near the quaint fishing town of Puerto Morelos just a short distance from the Cancun International Airport. The property boasts beautiful Mayan architecture, lush landscaping and amazing ocean views. Now Sapphire’s oceanfront setting featuring Bali beds and a number of pools allows guests to experience waterfront relaxation at its finest.

Similar to other Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort, Now Sapphire features finely appointed, oversized guest rooms and suites with ocean views and private terraces, wireless internet access, flat screen TVs with surround sound systems, daily refreshed mini bars, 24-hour room and concierge services, multiple gourmet dining offerings and full-service spa and fitness facilities. Wedding services and honeymoon packages are also available at the resort.

Finally, the name of each Now property is inspired by a precious gem or stone creating a unique story and meaning for the individual resort. The name Now Sapphire is based on the sapphire’s many shades of blue as well as the blues that surround the resort–the deep navy hues of the evening sky and the shimmering turquoise waters. Guests who visit Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun are sure to be immersed in a heaven of blue.

For more information and an inside look at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, be sure to visit our Facebook page and follow us on twitter @nowresorts!

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