Gay Nagle Myers
Gay Nagle Myers

Recognizing that it is not just adults who enjoy spa treatments like body massages, herbal-scented facials and hot stone therapies, the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has extended similar but kid-oriented experiences to its younger guests, ages 4 to 12.

The 25-minute Marine Adventure Massage includes a plush octopus with soft tentacles “to caress and soothe the body, an octopus scalp massage, a sea brush to remove excess sand and a special massage cream,” according to a resort spokesman.

Kids also get a juice drink and a surprise gift at the end of the session, which takes place in the pop-up, on-the-beach Marine Kids’ Spa Cabana decorated with animated sea creatures and conch shells.

The Marine Adventure Massage treatment costs $65 and runs through Aug. 16, but the resort offers additional spa treatments for kids on a year-round basis, including various massages that include Pancho’s Marble Massage, Tarzan and Jane Massage, Princess Massage and Flower Shower Massage.

Spa programs for teens are offered at Grand Velas’ resort in the Riviera Maya, including a massage using golf balls.

Other resorts in Mexico that offer spa treatments for kids include the JW Marriott Cancun; the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos; Villa Del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto; Hilton Los Cabos; and Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos.

This article was updated July 29 to remove information incorrectly attributed to the International Spa Association. In addition, the name of the resort was misspelled and has been corrected.

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