Ya’ax Ché Spa was founded based on the healing principles of the ancient Mayan civilization and incorporates the natural elements they used to restore balance of the body, mind, and spirit. We combine these principles and elements with modern spa technology and techniques.

The term “ya’ax ché” means Ceiba tree in Mayan. To the Maya, this was a sacred tree and represented life. Ya’ax Ché Spa’s philosophy is based on the Mayan concept that human beings are connected to everything around us: other people, nature and the universe.

Ya’ax Ché Spa treatments aim to strengthen this connection with nature, the universe, and ourselves in order to rebalance body, mind, and spirit. Some of the natural elements used in Ya’ax Ché Spa treatments are lime, lemon grass, aloe, jasmine, sesame, cacao, honey and flowers from the tropical rainforests, quartzes and stones, regional herbs, and sacred sounds.