A chic spa with age-old Mexican healing
Located on the top floor of the beautiful Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, the spa lures you in with its relaxing scents of lavender and honey. Upon entering the facilities, you will likely escape into a world that stimulates all your senses. Warm lighting, gentle music and fragrant aromas permeate the entire spa space and relaxation rooms. Treatments focus on age-old Mexican healing therapies and make excellent use of local ingredients. Arrive early to hit the scented sauna and steam room; then follow up the heat with an icy cold shower before unwinding with an herbal tea and a warm lavender neck pillow in the relaxation lounge.
The San Miguel de Allende spa takes full advantage of its perch atop the main hotel’s building, which sits on a hillside in Mexico’s central highlands — you’ll get pretty views of the city’s charming historic center. Treatment rooms are luxurious and regal, in keeping with the colonial feel of the hotel. The comfortable massage tables are dressed with cream-colored embroidered linens, and touches of gold are sprinkled throughout the ivory hued rooms. Dressing and shower areas are ample and spotlessly clean, while the relaxation rooms have plush sofas where you can relax in a robe and spa slippers before or after a treatment.
All Sense-branded spas provide treatments that reflect the local area, and this one is no different. Native ingredients are paired with the area’s healing traditions to create a unique spa experience. With treatments using mezcal, lavender and mole spice, you might find yourself in sensory overload. Before massage treatments begin, choose from three different scents designed to relax, invigorate or revitalize.
Two of the Sense Spa Journeys allow you to both explore San Miguel and indulge in luxurious treatments. Step Into San Miguel starts with a guided walk through the cobblestone streets of the historic district and ends with the signature mole body treatment, spa lunch and a pedicure inspired by the roads you traversed. The Thermal Waters Wellness journey involves a dip in the local thermal baths before returning to the spa for a massage, facial or pedicure and a spa breakfast.
The long list of varied services include an organic thermal mud wrap inspired by local thermal springs; a relaxing massage performed with a crystalized honey scrub and warm honey drizzle from San Miguel’s lavender bees; and a deeply hydrating facial that includes a deep tissue face massage plus eye, neck and décolleté treatments.
Short for time? Opt for two of the Sense Tapas, 25-minute services designed to give you a quick fix — choose from five options, including a whole-body exfoliating scrub and an invigorating head massage.
The dressing and shower areas have deliciously scented papaya and pineapple shampoos, body washes and scrubs, plus hair dryers and straighteners so you can leave the luxury spa looking your best. If you are looking to energize, hit the gym with updated Technogym equipment. You can also book a personal yoga or Pilates class with the spa’s trainers.