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Articles dedicated to wellness and how to make the most out of Villa del Palmar Cancun’s Village Spa, the Gym and fitness activities at the Cancun resort.

Surviving the p​arty season ​in style

Surviving the party season in style

With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking about what you can do to look your best in 2017. The holidays are always a hectic time, with several parties and family gatherings to attend, which can lead to neglecting your overall health and wellbeing. However, one of the best ways to combat the ravages of a packed holiday schedule, overindulging in heavy foods and more cocktails than usual is to treat yourself to a facial so you can recapture that healthy glow you’ve been missing. Start 2017 off right with one of the amazing facials offered at the Village Spa. “Hanil” Purifying Facial 80 Min Meaning “clean” in Yucatec (language of the ancient Maya), the Hanil facial is a deep cleansing treatment that delivers clarity to all skin types. After applying alpha hydroxy acids and a micro-derm scrub which purify and smooth the skin, gentle extractions clear the pores before a volcanic clay mask detoxifies and improves skin tone. Finally, a light pressure-point massage is given to promote the release of …

Reasons to Paddleboard

It’s not really a secret that physical activity is hugely important when it comes to any level of success in a health regimen. While it may be tempting to relegate yourself to the gym and home fitness DVDs there is actually a huge variety of stuff out there for you to try out! We recommend stand up paddle-boarding. Here’s why… Tone and Lose Fat Stand up paddle-boarding makes burning calories and getting rid of a few pounds feel effortless and entertaining… you see while this is a chilled and energizing activity it’s actually engaging all of your core muscles. After just a few sessions you’ll notice a healthy ache in muscles you didn’t even know you had, and after a few more you’ll feel noticeably more powerful. There are very few activities which offer a chance to tone your whole body at one go in such a way, and next to none which will do so in such a gentle and enjoyable way; SUP is without a doubt the best way to start building those …

October Wellness 2016 Review

October Wellness 2016 Review

As October Wellness 2016 draws to a close, we look back on the highlights of this year’s month-long event dedicated to wellbeing, health and beauty, which took place at Villa del Palmar Cancun, making full use of the resort’s wide selection of areas for relaxation, fitness and meditation. Special Guests In addition to our in-house wellness gurus, Magali Rodríguez Ramírez and Francisco Ramos, who ran a number of yoga and fitness workshops, we were honoured to welcome a host of special guests who are experts in the field of health and wellness. Expert yoga instructor, Ana Bolio offered yoga, Juan Sosa Molina led the sunrise Crossfit sessions, Janet Goodwin joined us from FIAFITNATION to guide aqua aerobics and aque zumba, Alo Yoga and Lululemon ambassador, Naya Rappaport, provided Vinyasa flow yoga lessons, Ann Callahan animated the guests with zumba while Keely Dubrova shared her expertise in PiYo® LIVE. Auri Diaz also contributed with an inspiring Mayan healing session and sound therapy while guest chef, Miguel Bautista, co-founder of Vegan Planet Mexico, tempted tastebuds with his …

PiYo at October Wellness with Keely Dubrova

PiYo at October Wellness with Keely Dubrova

Join Keely Dubrova at Villa del Palmar Cancun this October where she will be leading guests in the PiYo Live fitness program as part of October Wellness 2016. Fitness instructor, Keely will be joining October Wellness from October 3 to October 8. Expert Fitness Instructor From Houston Texas, Kelly works as a full time sales executive at a Tech Company, devoting all her free time to her lifelong passion of wellness and fitness. Having trained as a PiYo fitness instructor amongst other courses, Keely’s life ambitions are dedicated to educating and leading people towards their fitness goals. PiYo Live PiYo is a groundbreaking fitness program that was developed by trainer Chalene Johnson. The high intensity, low impact program combines movements from yoga and pilates delivering them in a fast-paced, dynamic sequence so that you will get a great cardio workout as well as muscle-sculpting and core-strengthening results. Rather than maintaining yoga and pilates poses for long periods of time, the PiYo Live program speeds up the movements to produce a low impact aerobic style routine …

Hair Care Tips for a Flawless Vacation

Hair Care Tips for a Flawless Vacation

While enjoying a hard-earned vacation, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is whether or not their hair is behaving on the beach or at the pool.  When you add up all of the elements working against your locks (such as UV rays from the sun, humidity, saltwater or chlorine), though, it can be a recipe for a hair disaster.  To make sure your mane looks as good as your phenomenal vacation wardrobe, follow these tips to keep it healthy and protected. Take a Break from Styling Products In addition to giving hair a more natural appearance, ditching harsh styling products like gels and hairsprays will actually help it behave.  If you have thin or fine hair that tends to go flat,  shampoo only every two or three days to boost natural texture and volume.  Dry shampoos and sea salt sprays will enhance the beachy effect even more.  If your hair is dry, though, use extra conditioner and a hydrating styling lotion containing coconut oil or shea butter for soft, silky hair that’s beautifully …

Summer Facials at the Village Spa

Summer Facials at the Village Spa

As summer progresses, it is easy to get caught up with so many activities and commitments that you forget to take some time out for yourself to recharge.  With that in mind, the Village Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancun is the ideal place to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life and get away for a little pampering “me time”.  With a splendid variety of summery facials to choose from, the gifted staff will have your skin glowing so you can emerge with a newfound sense of radiance throughout the summer. “Hanil” Purifying Facial – 80 Min This deep cleansing facial employs a combination of highly effective skin purifiers to deliver a brighter complexion to every skin type.  Translating to “clean” in Yucatec (the ancient language of the Maya), the Hanil facial pairs alpha hydroxy acids and a micro-derm scrub to polish and resurface the skin.  Gentle extractions are followed by a volcanic clay mask to pull impurities from the skin and improve tone.  To eliminate even more toxins from the …

New Signature Therapies at the Village Spa

A day at the spa always sounds appealing, but why not take your spa experience to the next level at the Village Spa in Cancun with one of our newly introduced contemporary spa treatments which are based on the ancient Mexican traditions of the country’s forebearers.  Regardless of which signature therapy you choose to try, you will be transported to a state of pure bliss and ultimate tranquility. Therapeutic Ts’aak massage Utilizing primitive Mayan wisdom, the Therapeutic Ts’aak massage presents a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit through a combination of methods including acupressure, deep tissue and hot-stone therapies to bring balance and restoration to the nervous system.  When your physical and mental systems are working together in harmony, a joyful sense of peace will begin to surface. Tzolkin Treatment While the name of this treatment may sound like it could be connected to the “Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings”, this new treatment attributes its name to a calendar associated with ancient Mayan customs.  This massage focuses on freeing the muscles …

Montezuma’s Revenge – How to Avoid Getting Sick in Mexico

A very common misconception regarding Mexico is that you are certain to get sick if you take a vacation there. In fact, there’s even a term for it; Montezuma’s revenge. In many cases, however, people are sick for the first few days of their vacation due to the stress of traveling itself. Someone with a really sensitive stomach may find that even traveling to another state upsets their inner balance, and so flying to another country is less than easy for them. If you are not this kind of traveler, however, you are off to a good start and, if you follow our advice you are likely to stay healthy all vacation. How to Avoid getting sick in Mexico Water Water is key to your body functions no matter where you are, and, as you might imagine, it’s doubly important when you’re on vacation in a sweltering foreign country. The tap water in Mexico will most certainly be safe by local health and safety standards, but won’t necessarily agree with your stomach. As such it’s …

Benefits of Regular Massages

Are you a lover of massages? If you are, then you know there isn’t anything that is more relaxing and soothing than a massage session. Massage lovers knows there are many benefits that come to having a massage, and two of the main benefits include feeling emotionally and physically great! Never had a massage? Here’s what to expect … Massages are the process by which a professional therapists uses his or her fingers, hands, elbows, feet, and arms to manipulate the skin, tendons, and muscles by applying pressure, rubbing, kneading and stroking so the tension in the body is quickly released. Why have regular massages? Scheduling regular massages will do more than just relieve symptoms of stress and tension, massages are known to help release toxins in the cells, aid circulation and stimulate cell regeneration as well as aid weight loss. Although you will receive immediate relief from a massage, some patients will have to go to several sessions to see the results they are looking for, especially if there is muscle and pain issues …

New Wellness Activities at Cancun’s Top Resort

New Wellness Activities at Cancun’s Top Resort

Today’s world is fast moving, full of stress and pollution as well as bad eating habits and constraints on time. As such a healthy lifestyle is no longer a luxury, but a necessity if we are to balance our wellbeing and the demands of everyday life. This is why the Villa del Palmar in Cancun has the mission of encouraging our guests to take advantage of our ability to pamper you as well as our activities to keep you in great shape. We have good clean pleasures like an optional healthy menu, a wonderful spa and even a gym to help you maintain a healthy routine while on vacation. New Wellness Activities When you stay with us in the Villa del Palmar you will have free access to the state-of-the-art gym as well as the fitness activities such as yoga, pilates, volleyball, and swim-nastics. This isn’t the end of the activities we have to keep your heart pumping, however; you’ll be able to have fun, have extra dessert and keep your waist trim while here! …