ENCHANTED: A CLOSER LOOK AT PERU'S TOP DESTINATION SPA

Surrounded by 12 acres of natural beauty, the Una Spa at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is tucked away in an intimate setting reminiscent of a traditional Andean village. Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the hotel features 81 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in a cloud forest complete with waterfalls, and terraced hills. Creative fusion cuisine is on offer as well as a variety of spa treatments combining modern offerings with a mystical Andean approach for a treatment to remember.

Many of the treatments take place in the Yacu Therapy Room which is designed to take you on a “soul journey” giving your mind, body and spirit the chance to relax and embrace the mystic and magic of this vibrant Andean capital.  Located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island, the Spa provides a great spot for watching Amazonian sunsets while undwinding with the spas signature treatments: the Andean Hot Stone massage and Andean Sauna.

Una Spa at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo | Heaven Has Heels

All products used at Una Spa are 100% natural and derived from local botanical ingredients such as mint, eucalyptus and orchids, providing a spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The exclusive Inkaterra Therapy treatment either starts or ends with a purification session in the Andean sauna. A Lymphatic Drainage Massage is done using a blend of Coca oil and cream to increase the flow of the lymphatic system; afterwards, a natural mask of a blend of Coca leaf is applied to the entire body for 20 minutes. While in the body wrap, a lymphatic face drainage is offered. Followed by a hydrating Coca cream. The Coca leaf has been identified as one of the essential elements of the magical, religious and medicinal rituals of the Andean tradition. It is a natural stimulant, containing vitamins and minerals.

Dedicated to preservation and sustainability, Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization that celebrates 40 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru’s geography, nature, customs and cultures and sharing them with the world. Since 2011 Inkaterra holds the Rainforest Alliance Verification in Sustainable Tourism among countless other awards including this year’s title of “Best Spa in Peru” in the prestigious 2016 Wellness Travel Awards by SpaFinder Wellness 365. Whatever your resolutions for 2017 put this destination on your hit list. — Inkaterra.com