Riviera Maya, Mexico (July 18, 2011) — Two of Mexico’s most lauded spas, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit are now offering guests restorative new treatments with roots in old world traditions. Grand Velas Riviera Maya invites guests to try an innovative Velas Fish Therapy treatment, while Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit looks to relax spa patrons with its authentic water and fire healing experiences.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a recipient of Virtuoso’s “Best Spa” award, offers a truly remarkable foot exfoliation and healing experience with its Velas Fish Therapy treatment ($105). This 50-minute indulgence employs one of nature’s smallest exfoliation techniques: doctor fish. During the first 25 minutes of the massage, guests submerge their feet in small pools containing the toothless doctor fish, whose saliva produces the natural, healing enzyme dithranol. These fish go to work healing the dead skin cells of the feet, improving circulation and beautifying the skin’s appearance. Afterwards, a masseuse will step in to complete the healing treatment with a 25-minute, manual foot massage.

Spa guests of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a member of Leading Spas of the World, can pamper themselves with treatments recalling the power of water and fire. The Four Hands Grand Velas Rain Massage ($179) treats guests to an exclusive four hand massage from head to toe, along with gentle rains from seven simultaneous showers. This experience combines personalized pampering with luxurious fragrance. Alternately, the Four Hand Samunprai Massage ($280) draws on the soothing nature of heat. Based on traditional Thai therapy, this massage is considered helpful for those experiencing tension or muscular pain. The treatment makes use of four hands and a series of hot compressions containing exotic herbs. With the combined 80-minute massage and aromatherapy, this treatment relaxes and detoxifies patrons with its medicinal heat.

For more information, visit velasresorts.com.