Mind, Body and Moon: Auriga Spa at The Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas Unveils Indigenous New Treatments Based on the Four Phases Of The Moon

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Cabo San Lucas – Health and wellness reign at Capella Pedregal which is home to Auriga spa, regarded as one of the top of its ilk globally, with praise coming from prestigious news outlets such as Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor which named Auriga as one of “The World’s Greatest Hotel Spas.”

Located on one of Cabo’s most coveted parcels of land, the award-winning spa’s lunar concept is complemented by rejuvenating signature Baja-based treatments with added access to a natural healer and spiritual “curanderismo”

Auriga has unveiled new treatments to its dynamic menu including indigenous Mexican experiences and a pool-side “quench menu” so that guests can lounge in the sun and re-charge with re-energizing treatments:

•The art of couples massage - Learn the technique of giving a relaxing massage from our experienced therapist.

•Magical stones - Experience the magic contact of the stones, and receive the healing power with this special massage that connects you with your favorite stone.

•Baja flavor - This massage and body treatment will bring out the best of the earth in Baja utilizing damiana herbs, aloe vera and honey bee.

•Ancient traditional massage - This experience transports you to ancient times based on the Mexican traditions of their ancestors, where they performed massages using elements of the Mexican traditions such as overflow, suction cups, lemons and herbs to create a unique and healing experience.

The pool-side menu features:

•Hand and Arm Quench - Ultra hydrating sugar and sea salt infused in a rich shea butter scrub massaged into your hands and arms, soothing fatigued fingers.

•Foot Quench – Your Auriga therapist begins with an exfoliating and hydrating scrub to smooth and soften your feet, followed by a soothing cool towel. Organic shea butter balm is massaged into your soles and toes to renew and revive.

•Scalp Quench - A potent dose of luxuriously warm antioxidant Vitamin E oil is drizzled and massaged into your scalp and hair. The treatment continues with a 10 minute steam, and ends with a reviving cool water rinse. Hair is left shiny, silky, and hydrated.

•Back Quench - Pressure points and massage. Scrub optional.

•Quench on the Go (Complimentary) - Enjoy a complimentary scent journey and have organic quench products delivered to you poolside, or have them waiting for you in your suite.

All Quench on the Go services can be scheduled for 15 minutes, 30 minutes or combined to create your perfect poolside ritual.

“At Auriga spa, we are constantly looking for new, authentic ingredients and techniques to maximize our treatments.  We are so fortunate that our location in the heart of Baja provides us with a source for indigenous ingredients known for its exceptional healing and wellness powers,” said Vanessa Infante, Auriga spa Director. “Our legacy is not only to pamper our guests, but to leave a lasting memory of their experience here as well.”

Auriga at Capella Pedregal combines the spa’s signature approach to wellness, based on the four phases of the moon, with treatments inspired by the sea and authentic Mexican folk healing traditions for a spa experience that is pure Baja. Auriga is also the first Mexican spa for world-acclaimed spa designer Sylvia Sepielli, who has drawn heavily on the local natural healing culture, or curanderismo, to create her unique vision for Auriga at Capella Pedregal.

Guests can experience these exceptional treatments in settings that range from luxurious treatment “pods” at the heart of the resort to a seaside palapa for yoga, meditation and massages on the beach.  Guests can also arrange for a private consultation with Auriga’s spa guardian, a local healer who creates healing tonics concocted from local herbs and combines them with traditional massage and energy work to bring harmony, peace and heighten the spa-goer’s sense of well-being.

In addition to Auriga, there is the Salon by Julien Farel. Stylist Julien Farel has brought the world-renowned beauty services of his Madison Avenue salon to Cabo with an exclusive salon adjacent to Auriga. Guests can avail themselves of an array of hair styling and treatments, nail services and make-up applications delivered with the same impeccable attention to detail that has attracted the world’s most famous faces and influencers through his midtown Manhattan doors.

 To further keep your fitness levels high, there is the Auriga’s fitness center which is open 24-hours a day and includes an intimate personal training gym area for guests who travel with their own trainer, which can be outfitted prior to the guest’s arrival with all the tools and equipment the trainer requires. Capella Pedregal can also provide guests with accredited personal trainers (fees apply). The cardio/weight room offers a full complement of Advanced Technogym equipment, with personal TVs and sound for viewing and listening to music.

A movement studio with sprung wooden floors is the setting for step, dance and other group classes and features the latest sound and lighting systems for a full, surround-sound experience. Private consultations are available.  Guests can also enjoy “fitness on request,” selecting a favorite fitness routine and instructor via projection screen through a realistic program that recreates the energy and feel of a live class.  Some of the latest classes are: yoga on the beach, cardio tennis, Zumba, TRX, Pilates, Yoga, Salsa (fees apply).

For more information and reservations at Auriga, please visit www.CapellaPedregal.com  or call toll-free at 877-247-6688.


About Auriga


In May 2007, Capella Hotel Group launched a compelling new spa brand, Auriga™, offering a holistic approach to wellness based on the phases of the moon to relax, restore and realign the mind, body and spirit. Provided across the brand are four distinctive signature treatments, each of which is available only during its corresponding lunar phase. Common to every Auriga is a superior physical product, an exceptional level of professional capability, highly personalized service, innovative programming, and the highest-quality organic products. Each Auriga also draws on the individual strengths of its setting. Regional customs, indigenous products and authentic healing practices inform every aspect of the spa. Auriga spas are open or announced at: Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore); Auriga Sochi (Sochi, Russia) 2014; Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico), 2013; Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan), 2013. Learn more at www.auriga-spa.com




About Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The majestic Capella Pedregal resort lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive haven, comprised of 96 rooms and suites, is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo, yet seemingly worlds apart thanks to its secluded location within the prestigious Pedregal neighborhood, accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel.  Capella Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication and personalized service ably assisted by a team of Personal Assistants who are available around-the-clock to assist guests with their requests. The property features Beachfront Suites located directly on the beach with beautiful ocean front views. Each Beachfront Suite features an infinity edge wraparound plunge pool with a warming fire pit nearby and are available in one, two and three bedroom configurations.


Under the tutelage of French Laundry trained, Executive Chef Yvan Mucharraz, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel and unparalleled dining environments. The centerpiece of the resort is the award-winning, 12,000-square foot signature Auriga spa, wellness and fitness facility, which features unparalleled indigenous treatments based on the lunar cycle. For more information visit www.capellapedregal.com.


About Capella Hotels and Resorts

Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.  Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts.  Capella is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match.  Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) opened March 2013.  Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan); and Capella Sochi (Sochi, Russia). Learn more at www.capellahotels.com




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