SE SPA by Grand Velas: A New, Culturally Rich Concept

In Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Stay, Stay, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos have recently announced a new spa concept, SE SPA, that will shower guests in Mexican culture while restoring total wellbeing. Meaning “one” in Aztec, the word SE was chosen by world renowned spa consultant Diana Mestre to symbolize the human journey to self discovery and renewal. Inspired by the changing patterns of the seasons, SE SPA centers around nature and the four seasons, incorporating subtle changes in flavors, aromas and other elements throughout the year for constantly evolving experiences. Each of the three award-winning spas will focus on a specific wellness path and totem, in honor of ancient Mayan and Aztec traditions.

The four seasonal themes are below

Renewal: February, March, April
Celebrating renewal and creation, the menu incorporates scents like lavender, jasmine and neroli (bitter orange)

Joy: May, June, July
Experience bold and cheery aromas like citrus, orange blossom, verbena and lime

Inspiration: August, September, October
Herbal tones highlight the autumn menu with scents like rosemary, eucalyptus and mint

Introspection: November, December, January
Deep, rich aromas like cedar, incense and cinnamon fill the winter menu

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Discover the unique totems featured at each of the spas for varying wellness paths.

Grand Velas Los Cabos: The Path of Introspection and Renewal of Your Being – The Dragonfly
With more than 20 different treatments organized into ceremonies, SE SPA at Grand Velas Los Cabos focuses on full revitalization of the mind, body and soul. As a creature of the wind and water, the dragonfly represents change, prosperity, love, success, victory, strength and courage.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: The Path of Wellbeing and Happiness – The Hummingbird
Highlighted by sensorial experiences, SE SPA at Grand Velas Riviera Maya combines water, light, aromas, flavors and textures together and includes a specialty tea pairing with each spa path. The hummingbird is a symbol of the fine balance between spirituality, beauty and physical wellbeing.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: The Path of Transformation – The Butterfly
Treatments here are focused on complete change by reconnecting with your inner-self with treatments that feature healing rituals designed for lightness of spirit, vitality of body and freedom of mind. Highly regarded by Pre-Hispanic populations as a symbol of transformation and evolution, the butterfly represents change. In fact, an indigenous legend says that whispering your desires to a butterfly and then releasing it will lead to your dreams coming true as the butterfly’s gratitude for its freedom.

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