The Hypnoze Luxury Spa Cusco in the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas hotel is currently one of the best spas in Cusco. Tucked away at the back of the hotel, next to the ‘Secret Garden’ which is filled with herbs and plants used in the aromatherapy treatments, the Hypnoze spa is an oasis of calm and offers one of the best massages in town.
The spa itself has been created with the vision of using local plants and traditions giving guests a subtle but deep insight into the Peruvian ‘curandero’ or healing culture in each treatment. Hypnoze also works with local plant specialist Enzo to create their own exquisite plant bath mixes and massage oils which contain an incredible 34 plant essences!
Beige, cream and blue tones complement the wooden furnishings and heated floors in the treatment rooms and changing areas create a peaceful haven in the heart of Cusco. Hypnoze as its name would suggest breathes tranquility.
Treatments include a variety of massages, facials and body treatments including body scrubs. I opted for a free style massage that combines several different massage techniques and a body scrub and was so relaxed by the time it finished that I couldn’t belive the hour had passed so quickly! Scrubs include local ingredients like pink Andean salt from Maras and quinoa grains.
Post-treatment, head to the spacious steam room for a steam and then out to the conservatory style relaxation area. Here you are surrounded by medicinal plants and soothing music as you sip on herbal tea made from herbs from the plant garden outside.
The Hypnoze spa is small and without all the facilities of a larger spa but it offers one of the best massages and face and body spa treatment experiences currently available in Cusco with friendly, discreet staff and a luxurious yet cozy ambiance.
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- Ask to have your treatment in the calendula or floripondio treatment rooms. While building the spa, a series of Incan walls were discovered and were kept as part of the structure. Guests can gaze at water running through these Incan channels while having a massage. Not a bad view for a massage bed!