Lunar healing with larimar
Unique to Hispaniola, larimar is a rare blue gemstone believed to encourage physical and emotional healing, closely linked to the phases of the moon. Amanera’s signature lunar journey therapies pair the chakra-balancing influence of larimar with a palo santo smudging ceremony, a traditional Dominican ritual featuring the aromatic smoke of the sacred wood.
Designed to nourish the individual in body, mind and spirit, this immersive three-hour spa experience incorporates three rituals, each developed to cleanse, restore and re-empower. It begins with a body scrub and wrap using jade powder, calendula oil and Himalayan salts to stimulate circulation and soften the skin, followed by a deeply relaxing full-body massage to dissipate muscular tension, and ending with a soothing face ritual that leaves the skin rebalanced and radiant.
Local ingredients enrich treatments
The Papaya Oat Wrap is an anti-inflammatory body wrap promotes healthy skin and reduces signs of ageing due to its abundance of minerals and vitamins such as A, C and E. The ingredients are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which destroy free radicals and prevent further damage. While you are cocooned, a fresh banana honey mask is applied in a stimulating facial massage.
Boost metabolism and build strength, conditioning and endurance with a beach-circuit workout, using the natural landscape of the Dominican Republic as an outdoor gym. Begin with a soft-sand run on Playa Grande for a natural resistance challenge, then tone arms, legs and abs with conditioning squats, planks and lunges during a total body workout.
Taíno medicine walk
Take a walk through the virgin forest for a fascinating introduction to the herbal medicine traditions of the Caribbean Taíno people. Amanera’s expert spa guides reveal the secrets of the health-enriching remedies to be found in the island flora, showing guests how to harvest and prepare their own natural healing blends, like those used in the Amanera Spa’s Moon Rituals.