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Within the walled historic district of bustling Old San Juan lies a haven of relaxation and tranquility known as Secrets of Eden Spa. The center for well-being offers more than 30 facial treatments and 18 different massage therapies including the Baby of Eden massage, a relaxing baby and mother experience that uses essential oils such as chamomile. Its couples’ suite features a private shower and plasma TV. Specially trained therapists in Ayurvedic Medicine perform spiritual therapies such as Chakra Balancing and Quartz Energy treatment.
For world-class pampering, it’s the Mandara Spa at the Westin Río Mar Beach, Golf Resort and Spa. The Asian-inspired oasis boasts 11 treatment rooms, a fitness center and a full-service beauty salon. The extensive menu of services features treatments that utilize products native to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean such as the Caribbean Coffee Body Scrub Ritual, a blend of coffee, vanilla and spice oil that revitalizes the skin and spirit. For the ultimate indulgence, try the signature Mandara Four Hand Massage; enjoy serene silence as two therapists simultaneously spoil you.
After being confined to an airplane seat for several hours, your body could really use a tune-up. Fortunately, weary travelers no longer have to wait to get to their hotel to receive a spa treatment. Within terminal gates 4-5 of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the delightful Diamond Point Int’l. Massage. This surprising retreat offers Tai massages from 25 minutes to 110 minutes and a Borinquen Foot massage that uses brown sugar and mango-scented oil. The ideal cure for jetlag is Lazy Man’s Yoga, a deluxe treatment that entails putting the client into various yoga stretches and acupressure points to help increase energy and blood flow.
The new and luxurious ‘N’ Spa is part of the multi-million dollar renovation of the 1940’s ocean liner- inspired Normandie Hotel. The exclusive couples’ package, Falling in Love at the Normandie, begins with an enticing aromatherapy bath in the ocean view jacuzzi, followed by a decadent chocolate massage and concludes with a choice wine. The After Sun Treatment is the perfect remedy if your skin is feeling the effects of the strong Caribbean sun. A face-lift mask made with fresh homegrown aloe vera will soothe the redness, leaving the skin cool, fresh and hydrated.
Let the expert staff at Spa Paradisus at the Paradisus Puerto Rico Sol Meliá All Inclusive Resort nurture, revitalize, rejuvenate and relax you from head to toe. The spa’s exclusive Rainforest Seasonal Collection uses custom-made organic products in its various treatments that alternate with the seasons. In spring enjoy a Flowers and Herbs Body Mask with rain forest flowers. During the summer months try a Summer Splash, which includes a lemon-lime oil body massage, a cooling cucumber-lavender gel for the face followed by peppermint exfoliation and reflexology treatment. The spa’s three-step rejuvenation therapy –the Rainforest Pure Indulgence—rehydrates, soothes and cleanses the skin. After a brown sugar scrub, your body will be painted with a honey blend, then wrapped in a thermal blanket to later unveil a refreshed you.