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Vallarta Health Spas and Beauty Salons
With more and more people looking to live a new, more healthful and relaxed lifestyle, salon and spa services have become increasingly popular in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay.

We're all looking for ways to look and feel better, especially those of us who live here in Paradise, where the focus is on health, beauty, spirituality and relaxation. For visitors, there's nothing like taking a vacation and coming back refreshed and feeling transformed and energized.

As women demand more pampering and men are starting to jump on the health and beauty bandwagon, many of Puerto Vallarta's salons and spas are delivering a wide range of outstanding treatments that will satisfy your mind, body and spirit.

Whether you're looking for a massage, spa treatment, body wrap, skin care, makeup, a new hair style, a manicure and pedicure, or a whole new look, you will find only the very best salon and spa services in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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The Cheapest Easiest Deep Detox You Ever Had
Jaqui Karr

With the increase in the number of chemicals introduced in the last fifty years, there has been a dramatic increase in incidences of auto-immune disease, allergies and common infections. Holistic Bio Spa Vallarta offers an ionic foot bath that is the easiest deep detox treatment ever.

Holistic Bio Spa: De-Stress on a Cellular Level
Jaqui Karr

Chronic physical or emotional pain doesn't need to stay with you. They can stay with you forever if you choose. Or you can choose to get a little help from Holistic Bio Spa, where the science and technology of modern medicine is combined with the sacred art of healing and philosophy.

Barber & Booze: Hair of the Dog in Puerto Vallarta
Modern Salon

Some things have a singular, unique appeal - a good shave and a good cocktail are two such things. Barber & Booze on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, has capitalized on the lure of these two things by offering them both in one location.

Breathe In the Fountain of Youth at Holistic Bio Spa
Jaqui Karr

Oxidative stress eats away at your health, which in turn ages you faster inside and out. Here's the sad truth: Everyone suffers from oxidative stress. Holistic Bio Spa in Puerto Vallarta offers glutathione nebulizer treatments that reverse damage from yesterday and protect you for tomorrow.

Take Some Time to De-Stress at Holistic Bio Spa
Julie Bunker

Do you dream of taking breaks from the stress of every day life? Better yet, do you even REALIZE when you are under stress and NEED that break? Zoli Hargitai, owner/founder of the Holistic Bio Spa here in Puerto Vallarta, knows how to help you beat the stress.

Holistic Bio Spa: The Answer to True & Lasting Beauty
Julie Bunker

Are you interested in knowing how I got to feeling good inside again despite my 62 years on this planet? It started with something at Holistic Bio Spa called SCIO Biofeedback. That's right! All of that Quantum Physics stuff that is baffling - and at the same time oh-so-fascinating!

Holistic Bio Spa: Really? It's Better Than Botox?
Julie Bunker

I always said I wouldn't have plastic surgery. And I haven't. So what is the most popular and non-surgically-invasive way to reduces fine lines and wrinkles? BOTOX. But something rubs me wrong about freezing my muscles with a known toxin, so I went to Holistic Bio Spa in Puerto Vallarta...

Holistic Bio Spa: Want a 'New and Improved' You?
Julie Bunker

It's that time of year again when we think about living a healthier life. I'm no exception. I knew I needed guidance to pull it off but didn't know where to go. Then I found Zoli Hargitai, owner/founder of the Holistic Bio Spa here in Puerto Vallarta, and he is giving me the guidance I need!

Stressed? Try Holistic Bio Spa's Relaxing Massage
Julie Bunker

Stress. We think we understand how it works, and how to manage it. But sometimes we are stressed and don't realize it. Zoli, a Naturopath and owner/founder of the Holistic Bio Spa said that I needed to reduce my stress. He suggested that I make an appointment for a massage.

Let Vallarta's Holistic Bio Spa Cure What Ails You
Julie Bunker

If you're in Puerto Vallarta and would like to cure what ails you, and possibly lose some weight during the process, this article is for you. I was to the point that I didn't think I could get any relief, and then I went to the Holistic Bio Spa in Plaza Marina and met Zoli Hargitai.

Wellness Holidays in Paradise on Mexico's West Coast

Whether you want to soothe your mind, care for your body, or just seek rest and relief from daily stress and constant connectivity, in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two idyllic coastal resorts on the Mexican Pacific, it's easy for your troubles to melt away.

Medical & Wellness Tourism Growing in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta's combination of world-class amenities and natural surroundings - the lush Sierra Madre Mountains and the warm waters of Banderas Bay - provide the perfect sanctuary for travelers in search of Medical Tourism or a Wellness-focused vacation.

Tips on How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Looking to revitalize and grow out your hair quickly? Here, the professionl stylists at Puerto Vallarta's R Salon debunk some of the biggest hair myths and reveal what you can do to help your hair grow longer and faster.

Vallarta's R Salon Introduces the Gel Manicure
Christina Silvestri

Imagine a manicure with color that stays put for weeks. Puerto Vallarta's R Salon introduces the gel manicure: a hybrid of nail polish and gel, Shellac polish is applied similarly to nail polish, but lends varnished nails a special kind of long-lasting durability.

Fight Frizz With Moroccanoil Treatments from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Dealing with frizzy hair is almost as heavy an issue as Puerto Vallarta's Summer humidity. But with a Moroccanoil treatment from the professionals at r Salon, frizzy dull locks can be tamed and revitalized, even under the most humid weather conditions.

5 Sun Care Tips from Vallarta's R Salon
Christina Silvestri

If you are in Puerto Vallarta this Summer, staying out of the sun probably seems like a no-brainer by now. Put your health first and protect your skin from the sun, both outdoors and indoors, with these five sun safety tips provided by the professionals at R Salon.

Tips for Avoiding Chlorine-Damaged Hair from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Ahh... Summer in Vallarta. Taking a summer dip in the pool is refreshing, but not for your hair. Revitalize and avoid lackluster, frizzy locks caused by chlorine damage by taking these beauty precautions from R Salon into consideration the next time you go swimming.

No-Sweat Summer Hair & Makeup Tips from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Melted makeup, smudged mascara and frizzy locks are often the results of a long, hot summer day. When the heat turns up and the humidity kicks in, apply these simple summer beauty tips, courtesy of R Salon, to your regular routine for the right kind of summer glow.

Beat the Heat with a Brazilian Blowout from R Salon
Christina Silvestri

Revitalize and avoid lackluster, frizzy locks caused by humidity and enjoy dipping into the ocean without consequence with a sleek and long-lasting Brazilian blowout from R Salon on the South side of Vallarta. Previously unruly hair will be beautifully sleek in just 90 minutes.

Hairspray Night Raises $58,000 for SETAC
Laura Gelezunas

Around 400 people were dazzled by the work of 15 local salons at Sky Mandala during 'Hair Spray Night.' This amazing runway spectacular was a benefit for SETAC and their fight against HIV and AIDS in Puerto Vallarta.

Marriott Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Lourdes Bizarro

To mark the start of breast cancer awareness month, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort's Ohtli Spa will host a Pink Cocktail Party on September 28th at 8:00 pm to benefit the 'Esperanza' Foundation, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit association that supports survivors of this disease.

Vallarta Resort Last Minute Spa Getaway
Lourdes Bizarro

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is saying goodbye to summer in proper fashion: with rest and relaxation. The resort's new Spa Getaway Package includes everything vacationers need to enjoy a last minute summer excursion to paradise.

Eco Paraiso Xixim offers Yoga Vacations on the Beach in Mexico

Hotel Eco Paraiso, located within the Special Biosphere Reserve of Celestun on the remote northern Gulf of Mexico, in the State of Yucatan, will offer a series of intensive Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshops on its secluded beach.

Relieving Muscle Tension with Pilates
Marcelo Micó

An unbalanced body tenses, becomes rigid and pulls itself upwards, continually stressing itself to remain active. After years of giving Pilates classes, I can assure you that by relaxing the excessive muscular tone, you get a 50% more improvement of your unconscious breathing.

Improve Your Mental and Physical Well-Being with Pilates
Marcelo Micó

Marcelo Micó explains the Pilates method of physical toning, a unique exercise system of stretching and strengthening developed by Joseph H. Pilates more than ninety years ago. Today, Pilates Educación is more than just a form of exercise: it is a way of viewing and living life.

Discover Thai Yoga Massage on a Volunteer Vacation in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Thai Yoga Massage, it’s In – and Destination:Peace is bringing it to Mexico as part of the newest trend in travel, Voluntourism. They are now taking reservations for a Thai Yoga Massage Volunteer Vacation from December 11–16 in Punta de Mita, one of Mexico’s most popular travel destinations.

Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort Summer Discounts

At Toluca, Mexico's Ixtapan Spa, all your organic treatments are included in Spa Classic packages. In addition, our five star Holistic Spa offers other treatments at affordable prices.

Therapeutic Massage at Aura Spa
Mark de Leon

Getting to Aura Spa may seem somewhat inconvenient for those coming from outside of the Marina Vallarta neighborhood, but in my experience, it was worth going the extra distance for what was clearly the best massage I have had in Vallarta in the six years I've been living here.

New All-Inclusive Spa Package at Casa Velas Hotel Boutique

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique unveils a new all-inclusive spa package that includes up to twenty Spa treatments, ranging from classics like the Bamboo Scrub to avant-garde rituals like a Tequila and Limon Facial.

r Salon Puerto Vallarta
" deserve to feel great!"

Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone, r salon's hip contemporary space sets the perfect stage for a host of beauty treatments including hair, skin, massage, and nails. And their well trained expert international staff is ready to give you the royal treatment.

Spotlight on Vallarta: Los Arroyos Verdes Resort & Spa
SF Productions

In this edition of Spotlight on Vallarta, host Kori Rayburn takes us to Bucerías, Nayarit, where she talks with Los Arroyos Verdes owner Guadalupe Dipp, an accomplished architect whose love of nature, design and human possibility have found expression in an eco-friendly resort and spa retreat.

Salon Diva's Celebrates 13 Years in PV
Laura Gelezunas

The champagne was flowing and everyone received five star treatment at a five star salon, as Salon Diva's celebrated their thirteenth year of providing Puerto Vallarta locals and visitors with full-service salon and spa services on December 6th, 2009.

Winter Specials at Ixtapan Spa Hotel

Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort was voted one of the most affordable spas in the world this year. From Jan. 1, 2010 until March 27, 2010 we are offering 15% more off our inclusive rates.

Ada Opens Aura Spa in Luxurious Marina Vallarta Facility
Bob Cohen

Ada, perhaps the most popular massage therapist in Puerto Vallarta for the last ten years in the same location in the downtown area has opened her own new spa in Marina Vallarta at Albatros 285. Named Aura Spa, the facility occupies a large private home on the golf course in Marina Vallarta.

How To Give a Massage
Howcast Videos

Learn how to give a proper massage and rub someone you love the right way.

Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Debuts New Kids Spa
Travel Daily News

The family friendly, Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is offering young spa enthusiasts a private sanctuary with the introduction of their Kids Spa at the tranquil, open-air spa Shakti.

To Your Health: Shirodhara
Marla Hoover

Shirodhara is a holistic treatment that involves pouring warm liquids over the forehead. (Oh, but it is so much more). The word Shirodhara itself means “shiro” or head and “dhara” means stream or flow.

To Your Health: Hot Stone Therapy
Marla Hoover

One of the “hottest” trends in spa modalities is Hot Stone Therapy. It is a style of massage that uses volcanic rocks such as basalt and basinite, which are believed to not only promote deep relaxation but also to remove negative energy from body, mind and soul.

Yoga Vacations Offer Internal, External Retreats
Valarie D'Elia

These days, people need to find a little balance in their lives, so that might account for the increased interest in yoga retreats. Whether you're an accomplished yogi or new to the mat, there are retreats to fit a variety of budgets and skill levels.

Terra Noble Celebrates Vernal Equinox
Marla Hoover

On Saturday March 21, Jorge Rubio opened his internationally renowned spa, Terra Noble, for his 16th annual spring celebration.

Harmony and Well-Being at El Eden's Spa Mayahuel

Mexico features world-class spa facilities with contemporary treatments and traditional, authentic remedies at an impressive array of resorts which range from the deluxe all-inclusive to the super high-end luxury retreats. In order to represent the spa diversity in Mexico, the Spa Mayahuel is certainly the best example.

Mexican Tradition of Massage Lives on in Tijuana
Mariana Martinez

They work in the U.S. as gardeners, maids and bricklayers. And when the physical pain of their labor becomes too much, they cross the border and head to Second Street for Tijuana's mystical masseuses.

Playa del Sol Spa Grand Celebrates First High Season of Service

Up until now, one of the most beautiful spas in Mexico has been the private refuge of guests and members at Playa del Sol Grand on Flamingos Beach. But on March 28th, the new Spa Grand will be formally introduced to the North Bay community

Healing Sanctuary Does Good Works in Mexican Village
Nick Gallo

Like a jaguar on the prowl, the morning sun creeps out from a thicket of clouds and stretches itself resplendently across the sky. I hardly care, huddled in the sand under two blankets, shivering with headache, fever and chills. First day on vacation and I've brought a respiratory virus from home.

Tropical Wedding Preparation Bliss
Laura Gelezunas

Getting married in Puerto Vallarta is like a fairytale come true, so of course you will want to look and feel like a princess on your special day. Let Salon Diva's give you, and everyone in your Puerto Vallarta wedding party, the royal treatment.

Thai Massage Valentine's Workshop
Carolyn Songin

Yoga Vallarta welcomes is hosting a special Valentines Workshop on February 13th for individuals, partners and friends. Learn and experience Thai Massage and enjoy Valentine treats along with candlelight, soft music, chocolates and wine.

Women Only Spa and Golf Getaway: Enjoy 5 Memorable Days in Mexico

Silk Purse Women magazine and The Women’s Travel Club announce their winter retreat to famed Ixtapan Hotel Spa and Golf Resort in Ixtapan, Mexico. Designed as an all-inclusive 4-night getaway - exclusively for women.

Refresh your Soul on Mexico's Baja Peninsula
Judy M. Zimmerman

I longingly remembered the tranquility I felt that Saturday morning 17 years ago at San Diego Airport while waiting my return flight to Sacramento. Just one week before at the airport, I had boarded a comfortable bus for the one-hour ride to Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Grand Velas Wins Award for Luxury Spa Design

Grand Velas Spa, the crown jewel of Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, received a prestigious award for Luxury (Five-Star) Hotel Spa Design at the 2008 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.

Oddball Spa Treatments
Julie Keller

It used to be that nightingales, fish and snakes were just considered part of nature’s majesty, nothing more than elements of the great outdoors that could be enjoyed by those with a penchant for all things wild and wonderful. That was before a few clever spa practitioners decided to get creative, blending the sometimes quirky benefits of the animal kingdom with the nurturing needs of curious spa-goers.

Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa Now Under Construction in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Whole In One Nuevo Vallarta, S.A. de C.V., today announced the development of its first resort project - the 400-unit Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa - is currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

New In-Suite Spa Treament and Diamond Bath for Couples at Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort

For couples looking to spice up the night en-suite, the Diamond Bath for Couples is now available at the AAA Five Diamond Award winning, all-inclusive Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Native Ingredients and Rituals Distinguish Mexico's Top Spas
Christine Delsol

Once known mainly as cheaper alternatives to U.S. or European destination spas, Mexico's spas now offer thoroughly unique experiences that combine sophisticated treatments from all over the world with indigenous rituals and native materials.

Spa Meetings for Groups at Grand Velas Resort

Pampering, a spa menu, relaxation and stretch instruction during breaks, soothing scents, and calming music elicit increased relaxation and focus during spa meetings at the AAA Five-Diamond all-inclusive Grand Velas Resort.

Liquid Gold Indulgence in Puerto Vallarta
Karen T. Bartlett

Royal Xocolat, the “liquid gold” cacao-based drink served only to Huichol royals of ancient Mexico, has become the stuff of spa indulgence at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.

Men Enjoying Spa Treatments, Too
David Swanson

It's no secret that spas are on the upswing. Less known is that men are a growing segment of spagoers. The International Spa Association reports that men comprised 31 percent of spa patrons in 2006, the latest year for which data are available, up from 29 percent in 2003.

Resort's New Spas Spread the Massage
Jo Matyas

The explosion of five-star hotels and time-shares on the coastline around Puerto Vallarta means luxury-thirsty tourists cannot be far behind. And it seems that the resorts have take up the challenge and are poised with new spas stocked with every treatment imaginable.

Enchantment Group to Open Mii amo Destination Spa in Punta Mita
Business Wire

Enchantment Group, a spa and resort development and management company, announced that they will open a 30 guest room destination spa, along with 25 residential condominiums, in Punta Mita, Mexico, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

The Full Treatment
Sarah Murdoch

Rio Caliente is much beloved by several female media types I know, though it tends not to get written about much. I've always suspected this is because my sister scribes want to hog this wonderful hot-spring retreat all for themselves. I, of course, am above such selfish impulses and will now reveal all.

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