Healing Bodywork

At Maya Tulum Resort, we honor the ancient Mayan culture that draws us to this magic place on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Healing was very important to the Mayans and that lives on today in many of our therapeutic treatments rooted in ancient inspiration.

From facials, wraps and bodywork to Mayan specialty treatments, we offer spectacular spa services to fit every guest’s needs.

Bodywork

Rather than simply targeting parts of the body in which symptoms occur, this therapy treats a person as a whole physical, energetic and emotional being.  Holistic massage strives to create harmony and wholeness by restoring the balance between the inner self and the environment and rebalancing the flow of energy in the body.  Since each of us is unique so is each session, custom-designed just for you.

50 or 80 min
$90/$110

Targets muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the full body to release tension in overstressed areas, melting away minor aches and pains, stiffness and anxiety and inviting restful sleep.

80 min
$110

Working down to the deeper layers of tissue in the muscles of the upper body, this treatment is helpful for chronic neck, shoulder and back conditions, decreasing pain and tension and increasing range of motion.

50 min
$100

Your therapist will design a treatment to relax or invigorate you, as you choose, expertly employing the healing properties of exquisitely fragrant essential oils. Add this to any treatment for $10.

50 or 80 min
$90/$110

Reflexology is based on the theory that points on the bottom of the feet are energetically connected to specific areas of the body and that stimulating these points is good for corresponding body parts. This treatment induces a deep state of relaxation that calms the nervous system and allows the body to find balance.

50 min
$70

Feet and calves are first gently exfoliated then invigorated with a refreshing gel, after which reflexology points are manipulated to release tension. Hot towels are used to achieve deep relaxation during this treatment, which ends with the application of a mint hydrating cream to thoroughly refresh your hard-working feet.

50 min
$85

Warm, oiled stones are expertly applied to align and harmonize the chakras (energy centers) of the body.  The heat from the stones helps essential oils (carefully selected to  correspond with each chakra) penetrate deep into the body and induce a profound state of relaxation and well-being.  The heat from the stones requires less pressure from the masseuse, so a meditative state is often reached early in the session. A perfect complement to deep tissue massage.

80 min
$130

This slow and rhythmic full body massage is perfect for the overwhelmed, stressed and tired – all too often a description of our guests when they arrive at Maya Tulum!  Your therapist will decongest your lymphatic and nervous system by soothing and releasing all tension from your body.

80 min
$100

When combined with your choice of a healing Swedish or deep tissue massage, Reiki Massage helps almost instantaneously release blockages and imbalances in the energetic body (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) to lift up body and soul.

80 min
$100

This massage, performed on a cushioned mat on the floor, is based on a system of energy lines known as “sen”.  Various techniques, including pressure points and general pressure, as well as stretching using hands, feet and elbows, releases muscular tension, increases blood flow, stimulates endorphins and boosts the immune system, restoring balance in your body-mind. Please wear loose fitting clothing.

80 min
$120

During this pressure point massage, performed on a cushioned mat on the floor, your therapist will gently rock and stretch the body while at the same time applying finger and thumb pressure to specific points. Shiatsu balances the body, is excellent for pain management and is both invigorating and relaxing. Please wear loose fitting clothing.

80 min
$120

Long strokes over oiled skin, work on the outer layers of muscle tissue, reducing stress and soothing sore joints and muscles. Swedish massage traditionally relaxes the nervous system, stimulates circulation and helps with detoxification.

50 or 80 min
$90/$120

Mayan Specialties

Based on centuries-old Mayan healing practices, most of these treatments, exclusive to Maya Tulum, are not to be found anywhere else in the world. Each session begins with a purifying ritual to harmonize body, mind and spirit, using a burning Mayan sacred tree resin called copal.

All sessions are 80 minutes unless specified.

This treatment uses xunan kab (zoo-nan carb), locally produced “virgin honey” famed for its medicinal attributes. First, a gentle sea salt exfoliation leaves your skin silky and soft.  Next, a warm honey back massage deeply detoxifies the body through the blood and at the same time revitalizes and balances the hormonal system. A relaxing full body oil massage completes the experience.

80 min
$120

This classic massage uses a combination of products occurring naturally in the Mayan region.  A marvelously soothing clay treatment is applied on your entire body, face, and hair.  This enables the body to absorb minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus to draw out impurities from skin tissue and help repair and sustain healthy skin.  A refreshing dip in the ocean rinses off the clay, then a brief gentle relaxing back massage with essential oils completes this lovely treatment.

80 min
$130

Known as the Sobada Maya, this incredible healing form of massage developed by the ancient Maya, acknowledges the importance of the navel region as the body’s “power center” or yoot kene.  In the course of this gentle full body massage, specific attention is paid to the readjustment of the internal abdominal organs. This deep belly massage will have an amazingly profound and lasting effect on your digestive system creating a deep sense of well-being.

80 min
$120

Mayan Rebirthing or kaaten kuxtal (kah-ten kooks-tall) is an effective anti-stress and revitalizing treatment that uses agave plant extracts, lime and lemon, aloe vera, cacao and honey. It begins with a full body cleansing with gentle exfoliation, followed by the application of a mud mask to draw out impurities.  After a warm shower rinse, a lymphatic drainage massage with natural oils completes the treatment.

80 min
$120

The cacao seed, which originated in this part of the world, was revered in ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures.  It was said to have been reserved for royalty and Montezuma allegedly drank 50 goblets of chocolate daily. Today chocolate is thought to increase endorphin levels and enhance serotonin functions in addition to being a delightful treat. Our signature Chocolate Nobility Treatment indulges all of the senses and is a must for any chocolate lover. We begin with an exfoliation to eliminate dead skin cells, after which, your therapist smooths on a delicious cocoa balm wrap. The treatment ends with an invigorating twenty minute massage.  Simply delicious!

$120

The Calabasuchitl  (cal-ah-ba-such-ittle) was originally designed as a cold season treatment to eliminate dead cells that produces dry skin. It features a combination of exotic native plants and flowers like winter pumpkin, zempasucitl flower, tepezcohuite tree, orange, aloe vera, and corn.  Your treatment begins with a whole-body exfoliation using sea salt and essentials oils. Next comes the application of a plant and flower body wrap, during which time you enjoy a facial massage.  A twenty minute Swedish massage on your back using a moisturizing cream that will intensely hydrate your beautifully polished skin, completes the treatment.

$120

This traditional temazcal (teh-mahz-cal) ceremony was designed to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through a purging of physical and emotional toxins. You will be within the actual temazcal (clay steam dome) for about 70 minutes. During this time, a tea made by soaking fresh herbs is splashed over heated volcanic rocks to produce powerful, fragrant steam. As your body begins to relax and detoxify, you will begin to experience a connection with Mother Earth through a series of four guided meditations accompanied by chanting and ancient music, each oriented to a different cardinal point,. At the end of each guided meditation, the door of the temazcal is opened to allow the energy of the next cardinal point in. Minimum 6/maximum 14 people.

150 minutes
$70 per person
Private Steam Dome Ceremony available upon request.

Exfoliations

Unwanted dead skin cells disappear under gentle exfoliating movements and scrubs, leaving your skin silky and soft. A specially blended moisturizing milk for deep hydration and regeneration is smoothed on the skin after each treatment.  All treatments are 50 minutes and $90.

An excellent exfoliate with firming abilities!

50 min
$90

Our exotic blend of spices and coconut from Bali restores softness to the skin.

50 min
$90

An antioxidant treat which will give skin a luminous glow!

50 min
$90

Facials

Return home with soft, radiant, healthy skin, kissed by the sun and pampered by our signature facial treatments.

This ultra-luxurious treatment combines a deep tissue body massage with a personalized facial treatment involving our own proprietary Mayan Clay Facial Mask.  The locally sourced Clay helps the skin absorb minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, drawing out impurities from the tissue and helping repair and sustain healthy skin.  We guarantee you’ll feel as sensational on the inside as you’ll look on the outside.

80 min
$140

Suitable for all skin types, this facial balances the yin and yang of your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and glowing.

50 min
$85

This long lasting, deep-hydrating facial treatment is great for mature skin, skin that is dry or has been over exposed to sunlight.  Whatever your skin type, it will be soothed and calmed and have enhanced elasticity.

50 min
$85

This facial will help remove excess oil and promote balanced moisture levels, for radiance without shine.

50 min
$85

Body Wraps

Because aloe vera has a calming, regenerating effect, quickly hydrating and refreshing the skin, this is a must-do for anyone with sensitive or sunburned skin.  Your therapist will apply cool aloe vera gel all over your body and then wrap you for 20 minutes in a chilled sheet, while you receive a gentle facial massage. A scented moisturizer made from the exotic fruit of the nopal, tops off this delightful, healing experience.

50 min
$90

This treatment stimulates and regenerates the skin, increasing elasticity, firmness and improved circulation. Seaweed is applied to the entire body which is then wrapped in a plastic, thermal sheet to allow it to absorb its essential minerals, while you rest for 20 minutes and enjoy a gentle facial massage.

50 min

$90

CANCELLATION/CHANGE/CREDIT CARD POLICIES

If you forget a spa appointment or decide to cancel it less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged the full amount of the service.

If for any reason you wish to change your appointment date, therapist or service,you are responsible for 50% of the amount of the service.

Visa, Master Card, and American Express accepted.