In Mexico, Relax Like It’s 1499: The 8 Best Traditional Spa Treatments

When we talk about beauty treatments of long ago, for some reason the Romans and Egyptians hog the spotlight. Sure, Cleopatra, with her milk baths and kohl eyeliner, was a nice poster girl, but early civilizations here in the Americas had a few tricks up their sleeves, too. Between saunas, herbal soaks, massages and facials, the ancient world on this side of the Atlantic didn’t slack in the wellness department.

Today, Mexico’s top spas are taking note. From jade facials and chocolate massages, to shaman blessings, classic rituals rule the treatment menus at even the most elegante resorts. Take a look at these throwback treatments from pre-Hispanic times.  

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