Temazcal-a magical experience you can’t miss, connect yourself with your soul
Spirit for the new beginning. Prepare your body and soul for a new beginning; first the copal will assist you purifying your energy, then you will enjoy a balancing feet massage to induce a deep state of relaxation, finally a therapeutic massage with the healing effects of the copal mud. The copal balances emotions while purifying mind, body & soul.
A temazcal [temasˈkal] is a type of sweat lodge which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous people in Mesoamerica. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl word temāzcalli /temaːsˈkalːi/ (“house of heat”), or possibly from the Aztec teme (to bathe) and calli (house). Temazcal in English is also written as temezcal, temascal, or temescal.
The structure, made from mortar and stone, is symbolic of Mother Nature’s womb. Through the use of steam and healing herbs, the Temazcal ceremony purifies the body and the spirit.
The stones, from which the Temazcal is built, represent generations of grandmothers who embody the knowledge of the Earth. They invite us to reflect on the past, as experiencing the Temazcal ritual is an opportunity to free ourselves from that which we no longer need in our lives and allows us to live holly in the present.
The natural elements brought together in the Temazcal are:
- Water—symbolizing blood, fluids and emotions
- Earth—the body and physical matter represented by the Temazcal itself
- Air—aromatic steam as our life’s energy and breath
- Fire—the embodiment of the spirit through hot volcanic stone
We recommend that you:
- Wear a sarong or bathing suit free of zippers, metal clasps or buttons
- Do not wear jewelry to the ceremony
- Eat only a light meal before the ceremony, and avoid all food two hours before the ceremony
- Do not participate in the Temazcal ceremony if you suffer from any of the following: heart conditions, high or low blood pressure, epilepsy, if you are pregnant, or if you have an open wound or intense sunburn.
We invite you to participate in this therapeutic, relaxing and mystical journey. Designed to stimulate balance between life, spirit and nature by integrating the spiritual well-being and serenity in the traditional spa experience.The only place to restore and improve the harmony in your own world.
A Temazcal is an old practice physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Connects us with the elemental energies and thus is a powerful tool for exploring amplified states of consciousness, especially those related to the liberation of the suffering and experiences and visions of integration and wholeness, so vital for us today.
Come to Playa and enjoy this magical experience.