The Spa Mukul includes six experiences housed in six individual, private spa suites, each equally harnessing a different ancient healing tradition, often using local Nicaraguan ingredients. This isn't a spa where you check in at the front desk or wait in reception. Instead, you are personally escorted to your pre-booked private spa for the day.
Upon arriving to your spa suite, therapists welcome you inside the private entry garden with a footbath ritual, and other treatments based on your individual needs. It's then and there all notion of time seems to vanish as you leave the everyday world behind.
Welcome to your private sanctuary.
Just as with the entire resort, the Spa Mukul is blessed with the luxury of space. Artfully designed by renowned spa consultant Angel Vezina Stewart, all six spa suites are home to a different theme and sequence of treatment experiences available for three hours, half a day or a full day.
Treatment rooms are large luxury suites with private steam and tropical showers, changing areas and relaxation spaces with outdoor pools. This is your own private spa. Obviously, we encourage you to stay as long as you like.
In The Secret Garden Signature Ritual, a unique massage therapy called Watsu, is performed in a warm heated pool. It encourages complete relaxation through a combination of water and shiatsu massage. The underwater pressure-point massage helps lubricate joints, lessen edema and arthritic swelling, and increase lymphatic drainage.
Let go and experience a floating sensation while being stretched and massaged as toxins are eased away, breathing becomes stabilized and fatigued muscles unwind. Circulation is also improved and harmony of mind, body and spirit is achieved.
To enhance the Watsu experience, be lulled to sleep during a Cocoon Hydra-Aroma Wrap enveloping the body in a heavenly, warm, soothing cocoon while the face is treated with a seawater pearl hydrating mask.
After the wrap, your therapist will escort you to the napping area where you can leisurely nap as long as needed.
The Rain Forest Signature Ritual
The Rain Forest is landscaped with lush tropical plants and offers jungle and mountain views – the perfect setting for enjoying beauty and wellness treatments that utilize the healing properties of the water and plants that come from the sea. These include a variety of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy experiences, featuring a salt water plunge pool, a waterfall Vichy Shower and a tropical monsoon multi-jet shower. In the Rain Forest, we use exclusive products from Phytomer that are made with pure seawater, seaweed and other marine elements. A visit to the Rain Forest will ease tension, relieve pain and soreness, reduce inflammation of joints, and relax and recharge muscles as your body absorbs the proven benefits of sea minerals and pure, organic essential oils. Choose either Thalassotherapy or Aroma Hydrotherapy Signature Circuits.
In the Rainforest temple guests can experience sea-inspired masks or scrubs. The hydrotherapy rituals are tailored to provide absolute wellbeing. You´ll receive an invitation to ease all tension, relieve pain and soreness, reduce inflammation of joints, relax muscles and recharge the body with energy as it absorbs the proven benefits of sea-minerals and pure organic essential oils.
This experience combines the proven benefits of essential oils and hydrotherapy. Treatment begins with traditional European dry brushing to remove impurities and dry skin cells, followed by a sugar scrub or firming mask to detoxify, rejuvenate, and re-mineralize your skin. The scrub or mask is washed away by the rhythmic waterfall of the Vichy Shower followed by Mukul’s signature purification massage, leaving you renewed, uplifted and feeling lighter While you fall into a blissful state your face is treated to a radiance facial.
Our Recomendation of Massage Selection: Purifying Massage.
The Crystal Temple Signature Ritual
Your session begins as soon as you walk into the dramatic domed, crystal spa temple. Rays of light reflect off flowing natural quartz crystals and stone creating a magical dance of prisms and color. Soothing vibrations flow from the skillful ritualistic playing of crystal singing bowls. Anger, fear and doubt lift away, making room for good mental, emotional and physical health.
Infused with crystalline energy, this soothing bath balances the physical and emotional state of one's being, lifting the spirit to a higher space.
Choose from any of our energy giving massages, including Holistic Crystal Light Therapy, Basalt Stone and Energy Balancing Ritual and the Raindrop Essential Oils treatments.
After your massage of choice, retire to the garden to admire the natural beauty of the horizon overlooking the ocean and experience a sense of infinity.
The Healing Hut Signature Ritual
With the Healing Hut, we have built a bridge that joins two worlds – East and West. It unites ancient wisdom with modern luxury. It spans physical indulgence and mental relaxation. It leads to wellness of body, mind and spirit in exquisite harmony, creating the balance of all that makes us whole. Choose between treatments: Balinese Ancient Remedies, Ayurveda Bliss and Traditional Thai Signature Journeys.
The 5,000 year-old science of health and healing originated in India and concentrates on total mind-body wellness by using five elements of life: ether, air, fire, water and earth. Every treatment uses a customized blend of organic herb-infused oils according to the needs of guests specific Dosha.
Our Absolute Bliss signature treatment begins with a session in the multi-jet Jacuzzi pool followed by cool plunge dips to prepare for the therapeutic journey that combines Lepana herbal body exfoliation and the blissful Marma Abhyanga massage. The session culminates with a calming Shirodhara to melt away tension and provide an ultimate sense of bliss and tranquility.
Thai's believe the absence of illness is the best blessing in life. As such, the medicine practiced in Thailand is designed to maintain health and well being, often through the use of herbs and therapeutic massage. Developed over thousands of years and passed down through generations, traditional Thai wellness rituals and therapies are widely considered the true ancient wisdom of Thailand.
The signature Thai Rejuvenation Ritual at the Spat at Mukul begins with a traditional Thai Herbal Steam bath to prepare the body and mind for the gentle body scrub to follow. The refreshed skin is then treated to the Luk Pra Kob hot herbal poultice to relieve deep tissue soreness and inflammation. Afterwards, a traditional Thai massage is performed in an especially appointed pavilion, creating a deep state of tranquility. Extended time is provided for guests to relax around and savor the lush jungle landscape, the beautiful sky and majestic mountain views.
The rich and ancient Balinese philosophy on health and beauty is a journey into a riveting healing arts culture featuring natural herbs, spices, flowering plants and holistic therapies believed to cure both physical and mental illness.
The Royal Golden Lulur signature treatment begins with a rhythmic, meditative and energizing Frangipani scented oil massage followed by an exotic Sandalwood, Tumeric and rice powder exfoliating scrub. From there, enjoy a refreshingly cool yogurt splash, while wrapped in a warm cocoon. A luxurious flower petal bath concludes this incredible Royal journey
The Ancient Sanctuary Signature Ritual
Mukul Ancient Sanctuary, the “Secret” Spa, is perched high on the hillside and features such incredible vistas of the ocean, beaches and sky, that it seems to bring heaven and earth together. The wellness and healing practices of ancient Mesoamerica have inspired the treatments in our Ancient Sanctuary. In pre-Columbian times, the native people of what is now Nicaragua were culturally similar to the Aztecs and Mayans. Nicaraguans have long carried on many of their ancestral traditions, including the ecologically sound use of native plants and herbal potions in healing, and have a deep respect for the earth and the ocean. In our Ancient Sanctuary, we use a “living pharmacy” of locally grown medicinal plants, spices, flowers, volcanic clay, sea salt, sugar and herbs to create unique healing treatments, recipes and protocols.
The mood of yesteryears inspires the imagination and treatments of the Ancient Temple. In Pre-Colonial time the native people of Nicaragua were culturally similar to the Aztecs and Maya and they have been a source of inspiration for centuries. Nicaraguans carry on with their ancestral traditions, including the ecologically sound use of native plants and herbal potions in healing and their deep respect for the earth and the ocean. A “living pharmacy” of locally grown medicinal plants, spices, regional flowers, volcanic clay, sea salt, sugar and herbs are used by the therapists to create unique and regional healing treatment recipes and protocols.
Regional volcanic clay or organic cacao is first applied to detoxify the skin and the body. As the minerals infuse the skin, muscles are relaxed and impurities are drowned from the system. After the body mask has dried and you have showered off, you are guided to experience a traditional citric bath to relax and cleanse the body and spirit. Following is a full body massage using local coco oil packed with moisturizing Vitamin E as well as an organic facial mask to allow the powerful healing essences to be absorbed by the body. This ends our suggested Indigenous experience.
Foot Ritual - Body Scrub (Volcanic Clay, Organic Cacao, Aloe, or Coffee) -
Bath (Citrus or Herbal Bath) - Traditional Nicaraguan Facial - Massage (From our Massage Selection)
Our Recommendation of Massage Selection: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology and Scalp Massage.
The Hammam Signature Ritual
Inspired by traditional Turkish and Moorish architecture, this spa casita features arched portals, high vaulted ceilings, a private grotto and accents of hand-painted ceramic tile and marble. Treatments follow a five-step detox and cleansing regiment including steam, massage, exfoliation, soaping and relaxation.