Coming to Tulum for Cleansing: See Why the Cabanas Tulum Hotel Has Become a Destination for Spiritual Healing
Many Mayan beliefs have survived to the present day right here, near the Cabanas Tulum Hotel. Spirituality has come to fill the air around Tulum, Mexico. You will find activities focused on healing the body and soul, including yoga, spas, holistic workshops, and practices native to the Riviera Maya.
Mayan beliefs approached spirituality and healing together. Today it’s no surprise that people come from around the world to experience the ceremonies of traditional healers, known as curanderos. These include the limpia ceremonies, where the curanderos use Copal incense to draw negative energy away from patients. These ceremonies are also made for cleansing to places or houses. By the way, the copal incense is a wonderful natural bug repellent.
One activity that’s finding a modern resurgence is temazcal, or steam baths. The word “temazcal” comes from the language of the Aztecs and means “bath house.”When the Spanish first came to the New World they found these domed houses in every village. Many people would come to the temazcal every day to cleanse their bodies, in addition to regular bathing. Temazcal steam baths were believed to heal all sorts of illnesses and troubles.
Many cultures recognize the healing potential of stimulating sweat—Scandinavia most famously has its saunas. Several aspects make temazcal unique, though. The temazcal is managed by a traditional healer. The steam is not just water, but an herbal tea tailored by the healer to each patient. Finally, there’s a spiritual component to the temazcal. It is intimately connected with the Mayan goddess Temazcalteci, believed to rule over the bath and over medicine.
Cabanas Tulum Hotel provides an ideal starting point for exploring the spiritual side of Mexico’s ancient cultures. Whether you’re looking for spiritual healing, or just want to experience the amazing culture of the Maya, the offerings of the Riviera Maya are unbelievably rich.