Wellness and relax in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo are a given. The sea level, the cleanliness of the ambiance, the peaceful lifestyle, and the kindness of its people make this place a real oasis. This is my eighth year living in Ixtapa, and I have discovered an amazing stress remedy: thalassotherapy.
Ixtapa features an amazing property called Loma del Mar, where you can find a unique outdoor thalassotherapy facility. You can start the session on the reflexology water path walking on soft river pebbles and a beautiful cascade specially designed to relieve the kidneys and the neck.
As you go and take a dip in the dynamic pool, a sensation of lightness wraps your body due to the salinity of its water. You will find state-of-the-art thalassotherapy equipment like hydro beds and hydro massage seats. My personal favorite is two tile-enclosed “volcano” chambers with underwater massaging air jets rising from the pool bottom that massage your feet, your belly, your kidneys and give you a relieving sensation all over your body. Let your muscles decompress with the hydro jets along the poolside, and finish in a beautiful Jacuzzi “island” within the pool.
There’s a separate pool with a higher degree of salt concentration that allows you to easily float and reach a maximum relaxation as you listen to underwater music. You see, the basic concept of thalassotherapy is to use the healing properties of seawater for the skin and our general well-being.
In addition, you can choose different spa treatments besides just relaxing next to the swimming pool. A quiet and elegant oriental ambiance will make your day a unique experience of relaxing in Ixtapa.