DEC 2018

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[ 20 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 spa showcase by Laura Waldon NEED TO KNOW Located where the desert meets the Sea of Cortez, Spa Montage Los Cabos ( at the recently opened Montage Los Cabos hotel off ers experiences aimed at improving guests' overall well-being and inspired by the ocean, desert and local Baja California Sur traditions. The 40,000-square-foot spa has 12 treatment rooms, including two couple's suites with soaking tubs and private courtyards; eight private cabanas for pre- and post-treatment relaxation; private changing rooms; steam rooms; hot and cold pools; a full-service nail and hair salon; and a 24-hour fi tness center off ering guided meditation, Pilates, yoga and barre classes. SIGNATURE SERVICE The Baja Desert Cocoon (90 min./$400) is a detoxifying body wrap featuring local botanical ingredients that tone and soften skin from neck to toe. First, the client receives an agave fi ber body brushing to stimulate collagen production, followed by a lavender, basil and eucalyptus scrub. Then, warm muddled sage oil is applied and left to soak in while the guest's scalp and neck are massaged with rejuvenating neroli. Based on the local Oaxacan belief that mezcal possesses curative properties, The Mezcal Renewal Massage (90 min./$400) is a traditional Mexican combination of dry brushing and massage using healing mezcal essential oils. NOTEWORTHY Spa Montage off ers a wealth of fi tness and wellness activities for the mind and body. In addition to using the fi tness center and motion studio, guests can participate in bespoke cultural ceremonies like Canopy of the Stars, a nightly ritual centered on stargazing and purifi cation. Led by the resident shaman, the practice is meant to help participants connect with themselves and fi nd inner tranquility. Other signature wellness programs include fi re ceremonies, various blessings and family soul retrievals. u COURTESY MONTAGE LOS CABOS Spa Montage Los Cabos Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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