- Type: Spas
NileGuide Expert tip:
The Azteca Pedicure soothes aching feet with heated river rocks and a mask of mud, flowers, coconut, and vanilla.
- aWay Spa at Mexico City's W Hotel is a day spa that aims for a "Zen-like" atmosphere but one that utilizes ancient Mexican traditions to reinvigorate tired travelers. Located next door to the capital's refreshingly green Chapultepec Park, aWay is joined to the hotel's Sweat Fitness Center; a day pass offers full use of all the facilities, which include the gym, sauna, and pool, plus a surprise: 30 minutes detoxing in the traditional Temezcal, an adobe clay steam bath.
Beloved by Mexico's ancient peoples for its purifying effects, the Temezcal can be combined with 50-minute long treatments like the Orizaba Exfoliation or Mayan Massage. The Monte Alban body wrap, named after the pre-Hispanic culture that ruled Oaxaca, uses jasmine, rice, cinnamon, and organic milk and oils to soften the skin. The Azteca Pedicure soothes aching feet with heated river rocks and a mask of mud, flowers, coconut, and vanilla.
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