Cancun Spa Life Refresh: How I Got My Groove Back

A Cancun spa getaway was EXACTLY what I needed and I didn’t even know it. We get so caught up in the rush and routine of life, that we don’t even see just how stressed we’ve become and I am the WORST for taking a break. My “go go go” from sun up to midnight was exhausting me and it wasn’t until my mom invited me for a Cancun spa vacation that I realized just how wound up I was. I thought there was NO WAY I could take the time but I am so very glad I did. I guess mom does know best!

I’m a single mom with a demanding career and two active kids. I devote my time to hustling them around to their various clubs and sports and activities while balancing my job, my online college courses and you know, life’s obligations like cleaning and cooking! We are always on the go, from soccer to girl scouts to swimming lessons and science fair, slowing down is not even an option. 

H3: Cancun Spa, take me away!

When mom finally convinced me to take this trip, I confess at first it made me even more stressed out! Covering work, someone to take care of the kids and the dogs and all of our commitments, I was totally overwhelmed with worry. This is where my village stepped up and showed me the love, my boss was a gem when I requested vacation and between the kids’ father, uncles and my bestie Rachel they were going to be well taken care of and have some fun too. With home and work life covered, I could start to consider relaxing.

The day of our trip arrived and I was a knot of tension, checking and re-checking arrangements and obsessing over details, making a million lists and annoying everyone around me. I met mom at the airport and pulled out my “airport list” which she promptly crumpled up and threw away. “From here on out, we go with the flow, now take a deep breath and relax those shoulders, this is going to be FUN if you let it!”

H3: Finest Playa Mujeres Cancun Spa Deliciousness

We arrived in Cancun and got checked in to Finest Playa Mujeres resort. Our suite was just gorgeous, a cozy home away from home with luxurious details and amenities. Mom had really outdone herself in choosing this resort, it was perfect for two ladies looking to relax and refresh. I really liked the Playa Mujeres area, jungle vibes and incredible beach, all the convenience of Cancun in a more peaceful setting.

It didn’t take long for me to get into this whole relaxing thing. We spent the week savoring spa treatments, enjoying the hydrotherapy circuit and floating in the pool watching the clouds roll by. With each spa treatment I felt more and more stress slipping away. Mom really enjoyed the “Des Fleurs” ritual, scrubs and massage with flowers that made her feel oh so girly. My personal fave was the “Tonalli Ritual”, using ancient Aztec wisdom for the most relaxing experience of my life. We indulged in facials and body scrubs and we came out feeling renewed not only in the body, but in mind and spirit too.

I learned a lot about myself on this journey and am so grateful to my mom for pushing me to do it and for sharing it with me. I’ve realized that I need to slow down sometimes, take a breath and do something special just for me. If that means I have to go to a Cancun spa every year, sign me up, Finest Playa Mujeres was the best vacation ever!

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