Natural wellness in San Miguel
Tucked away down a small stairway inside San Miguel’s Hotel Matilda, the unassuming Spa Matilda packs a wellness punch. Spa Matilda leans toward more natural treatments with skincare products from lines like Natura Bissé, Tata Harper and Primavera.
For those who like pure, fresh beauty products, the in-house apothecary should do the trick — select natural ingredients and watch as the therapists create organic products in front of you. The hammam fits up to four people for 30-minute steam sessions, complete with a body mask, to get skin extra silky smooth.
Warm lighting, soft music and the scent of various essential oils beckon you down to Spa Matilda. Creamy hues are used throughout the San Miguel de Allende spa and give the space a minimalist yet comfortable feel. In the relaxation area, lay back on the sofa near the open fire with a warm tea or a refreshing water both before or after a treatment.
There are two single and two double cabins as well as the aforementioned hammam, plus a combined bath and steam room. The dressing rooms are fully stocked with amenities, including sumptuously soft robes and towels (the latter is delivered to you tied with a ribbon and a fresh flower on top). Despite its close proximity to the rest of the hotel, the spa manages to transport you to a space of relaxation where it’s quite easy to escape the outside world and emerge feeling renewed in mind, body and spirit.
Hotel Matilda’s spa therapists offer a multicultural selection of massages and body treatments calling on inspiration from all over the world. Whether you would like to detoxify yourself in the Turkish hammam, indulge in a traditional Thai massage or enjoy a pre-Hispanic mineral massage ritual with obsidian stones, Spa Matilda offers it.
The luxury spa has treatment packages that focus on a particular outcome —decompression, recovery, energy, focus or radiance. The Recover experience, for example, features detoxifying and replenishing treatments including a detoxifying bath, a sea salt and juniper exfoliating scrub, and a green clay and spirulina wrap.
Beauty-enhancing treatments run the gamut, too, and range from natural and calming facials to hand and foot treatments.
The Fitness Center
The hotel has a small gym that caters to those looking to get in a sweat session — it’s filled with cardio and weight training equipment, plus private studios for personal instruction. Trainers are available, as are yoga instructors who will tailor a session to meet your level of practice.
Pilates classes, both reformer and mat-based, are also available as is a meditation coach who will walk you through 30 to 60 minutes of breathing and posture exercises.