Okay, maybe it doesn’t feel like pampering to have hair yanked out of your tender areas, but you know it’s not that easy to find a really solid depilation service in this city. Wax Revolution's six locations in the city offer a clean and professional experience. Go in for a quick clean-up or a full-on Brazilian, and take a breath knowing that the wax used here is hard wax, meaning it’s a little less painful than the old-school kind. You can also neaten your brows (try the threading) and legs, and you can make pretty much any spot on your body permanently hairless with high-tech IPL technology.
Clínica de Salud Integral
Steps away from Coyoacán's bustling center is this unassuming treatment center. It may not look like a big, fancy spa, but the quality of the work speaks for itself. Deep-tissue massages, rejuvenating facials, teeth-whitening services, waxing, permanent makeup and even a hyperbaric chamber are offered for a fraction of what the swanky spas in Condesa, Polanco and Santa Fe charge. If you want to pamper on a budget (or perhaps just on a regular basis), make this your jam.
Mataji Ayurveda Center
Start the process of looking and feeling great from the inside out. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Hindu practice focused on the belief that every person falls into three distinctive categories of mind-body type, and that your type should be taken into consideration as far as what you eat and drink and what activities you do. Mataji provides treatments including massage, herbal and diet counseling, yoga classes, essential oil and floral therapies, system cleanses and individualized programs. Everything is aimed at restoring you to your best-functioning self and giving you the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle according to your unique mind-body type.
Where: Detroit 9 Interior 404, Colonia Nochebuena, Delegación Benito Juárez
More info: matajiayurveda.com
If you’re looking to go luxe, there’s no better place than Marquis Reforma’s spa. Occupying a massive portion of the stunning downtown hotel, the spa offers exquisite treatments such as a magnetic alignment topped off with a body dusting of actual diamonds (!), Egyptian baths, leg massage and exfoliation, and Thai massage. There are also 10 private treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy tub, steam room, sauna and relaxation pool. After you’ve melted into the atmosphere and can take no more treatments, there’s a by-appointment-only salon that will help you look your best when you hit the town in your newly tuned-up bod. The hotel regularly offers spa and room packages, or you can simply pop in and pop out for a day.
Where: Paseo de la Reforma 465, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
When: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
More info: marquisreforma.com
Vitalí Clínica Spa
Located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city, Vitalí is where you should go to get the VIP experience. The spa attracts models and TV stars with its relaxation massages, sound therapy, saunas, radio frequency cosmetic treatments and weight maintenance programs. The lovely outdoor garden is a tranquil space where you can connect with nature in the heart of the city, before or after you spoil yourself.
Where: Avenida Amsterdam 43, Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, Delgación Cuauhtémoc
More info: +52 55 2974 6994; Facebook
La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa
If a simple afternoon at the spa just won’t cut it for you, take a quick trip out of the city into the mystical village of Tepoztlán, Morelos. In the foothills of some very steep and beautiful mountains (rumored to have been the birthplace of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl), this boutique spa hotel offers a variety of activities besides relaxing by the pool and contemplating the natural beauty of the region. Yoga, meditation, massage, healthy food and temazcales (a traditional vapor hut that cleanses and relaxes) are all on the menu here. Hike up to the ancient pyramid overlooking the magic little village, which has plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping to keep you entertained should you wish to venture beyond the retreat space.
Where: San Lorenzo 7, Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlán, Morelos
More info: +52 739 395 1491