The One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico has announced the launch of the One&Only Spa’s newest wellness experience – a Temazcal. Inspired by ancient regional healing practices, the Temazcal combines traditional medicinal herbs, heat, steam, indigenous music and copal incense to create an intense healing experience to detoxify the body and purify the mind. Designed and administered by the resort’s resident shaman, the Temazcal is inspired by curative ceremonies that have been honored in the region for over a thousand years.
Built in a circular shape and heated using volcanic rocks gathered locally from the state of Baja California Sur. With its entrance facing east to greet the sunrise, the Temazcal is a re-creation of the womb space – small, dark, warm and humid. The entranceway is built low to the ground so one must enter lowering their head – a humbling position upon which to enter this sacred space. The exit is again the same – head first and low, facing down. This exit is the act of rebirth – cleansed and rejuvenated, and into the physical world once more.
The One&Only Spa at One&Only Palmilla is set among tropical gardens on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, and offers sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez.