The Riviera Maya, EcoTulum Resorts is sweetening the experience with inventive spa services at popular rejuvenation station, Maya Spa, and new cuisine and amenities at eco-chic boutique resort, Azulik. Maya Spa, Tulum’s only holistic spa specialising in ancient Mayan therapies, incorporates into their extensive menu of traditional indigenous treatments and modern Western spa services massage techniques from two other healing cultures, Hawaii’s ancient Polynesians and Egypt’s early mystics.
Through Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, therapists concentrate on the shoulders and “codos” (elbows), relaxing contracted muscles and eliminating toxins. Shaluha-ka Healing Therapy, a technique developed by ancient Egyptians, is based on the Kabalistic Tree of Life, or the cosmic map of creation. This massage practice nourishesphysical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being by focusing on four phases of healing, which combine crystal therapy, aura cleansing, hands-on energy channeling, and of course, soothing massage of the head, hands, feet and spine.
Along with Maya Spa’s new services, Azulik, another EcoTulum property, makes summer along Mexico’s Caribbean coast even brighter by turning up the heat in the kitchen and putting minds at rest, thanks to a new South American chef and the introduction of modern electronic safes.
Miguel Montes, a visiting chef from Argentina, helps the EcoTulum culinary team cook up an innovative room service menu specifically tailored to the vibrant flavors of summer. Dishes include refreshing appetizers like chilled melon-and-basil soup, and light and flavorful entrees, such as pan-seared salmon bathed in a white wine, ginger and honey reduction served with wok-steamed vegetables and fluffy couscous.
This fantastic cuisine is available with the added luxury of knowing personal items are well-protected in state-of-the-art electronic safes, a modern in-room amenity extended to all Azulik guests. Safes are large enough to fit two laptop computers, among other items and are easily accessed by private PIN numbers or credit card bar codes (with no charge to the user’s credit card).