TEMAZCAL CEREMONIAL PREHISPANIC METZTLI AT THE FINCA CHIPITLÁN HOTEL IN CUERNAVACA MORELOS
The term Temazcal comes from náhualtl: Temaz (bath) and Calli (house).
Finca Chipitlán Hotel in Cuernavaca, Morelos, where our Metztli Prehispanic Temazcal is located. Since its construction, it was careful not to use "dead" elements: sand, gravel, rods, (processed elements). It was built by a shaman from Oaxaca. Its construction was totally attached to tradition; with adobe, mud, tezontle, "living" elements that breathe. And the stones that are heated are volcanic. and they must be volcanic stones, since the common stones are easily undone because they belong to stones with a calistic content, they burst easily, whereas the volcanic stone is considered a fire stone that contains many minerals, such as sulfur, silicon, magnesium , basalt that in combination with the medicinal plant potentiates the healing steam loaded with minerals, which we breathe and come into contact with our skin, in addition to being very resistant to heat.
Returning to the traditions of the people of our Peoples, the Metztli Prehispanic Temazcal, offers a therapeutic bath, where the elements are combined:
• Water • Earth • Wind • Fire
Our pre-Hispanic ancestors knew that the temazcal was like a "preventive medicine".
That's why the Temazcal bath, carried out like a ritual, was a tradition that healed diseases of the body and soul.
Today this ritual has become a habit in people close to our roots to discover the pre-Hispanic benefits of this wisdom.
Temazcal Prehispanic Metztli at the Hotel Finca Chipitlán in Cuernavaca, Morelos
Since with heat (thermotherapy), water (hydrotherapy), use of medicinal plants (phytotherapy), allows us to find a balance in the physical, mental and spiritual body (psychotherapy).
Entering a Temazcal attached to Tradition, symbolizes having an experience of when we were in the maternal womb (Mother Earth), with volcanic stones, representing the ovaries, which were heated with dry tree firewood of natural old age. In our temazcal Metztli we do not usually put people who do not know each other. If the person comes alone, only enters, or with your partner, friends or family. Of course, they will always be assisted by a therapist, who will give them a brief explanation of what a temazcal bath means, and offer them the step of copal. More than carrying out a ritual, if we can tell you that you will have a therapeutic experience.
The entrance is a small access, we have to tilt to enter, (symbolizes having a gesture of humility) inside that warm space, (thermotherapy), you pour the infusion of aromatic medicinal herbs to hot volcanic stones, ( aromatherapy), transforming into steam (hydrotherapy) which enters through our pores that will be dilated, converting the skin into a third kidney; giving way to a process of elimination of toxins and elimination of uric acid, cholesterol, among others.
In a pre-Hispanic Temazcal attached to tradition, we know that we enter the womb of our mother, the one that feeds us, shelters us and allows us this space for the survival of the mineral, vegetable, animal and human life, which is appreciated and in exchange of all this we offer ourselves to nourish it with our sweat, our songs and our prayers, or simply with our reflection, introspection.
It is an ancient ceremony, one of the oldest that exists to get in touch with the essence of the elements: earth, wind, water, fire and ether, the same ones that make possible the life of our sisters plants that give us their medicine, their aromas and his presence.
Seated around the navel (center of the Temazcal) we are united as children of the same Earth that shelters us, because we all come from the Earth and we return to it. It is a space in which economic positions, titles, knowledge and belongings cease to exist, since energy is shared equally, involving us with the same intensity.
In the ritual we turn to each of the cosmic paths, so that the presence of its guardian is manifested and gives us its axiom or value, therefore, we ask the East that Quetzalcoatl be given wisdom, in the We request Xipe Totec West that gives us the ability to love and receive love with humility. To the North we pray to Yayauhqui Tezcatlipoca that we will be given the intelligence to see ourselves in the mirror; to the South we call Huitzilopochtli, so that he assists us in the development of our will and the one to the divine will to form the will. Up in the sky we ask the omnipresent creator of everything that exists, the one by whom one lives, gives us the life and the energy to continue on the path; and finally to the center we invoke our beloved and venerable Mother Earth to ask her forgiveness for all the damage we do to her and to thank her for the life and food that comes to our mouth.
The temazcal is a space to propitiate the mystical death in each one of us and have the opportunity to decide how we want to be born again, therefore we are given the possibility of thinking about what we want to leave and of our history so that the Fire dissolves it and the Earth swallows it and thus we get rid of the old skin, renewing ourselves and directing the energy from the inside upwards.
In the ritual we tune into the cosmic movements since each one of us represents a world that revolves around the fire so that in perfect synchronicity we live as part of the whole, that is why the temazcal is a dark and mystical place that leads us to light a light in each one of us.
When we share the womb of Our Mother we also do it with the spirit of our ancestors who at all times share the work with us. They are the ones who have the power to shape our face because we have inherited their culture and we proudly carry the call Mexicas or children of the navel of the Moon. For this reason, we ask them for their advice as well as for us to open our path to spirituality and, based on our interior work, to become true Macehuales (Deserved)
This is why we say that a Temazcal is more than a simple steam bath. It is a cosmos in which another reality exists parallel to ours, a very particular space - time, characterized by the mysteries of creation, integrated into the conjunction of Water and Fire. It is a living organism that shelters us for a moment to create life itself in our inner being, to sow a seed, which as a fertile land we have to keep alive until it comes to bear fruits of which we will share with our brothers on the way .
It is a procedure used by traditional Mexican medicine that helps discard toxins since at a temperature higher than 40 degrees centigrade the skin becomes a third kidney, releasing toxins, exfoliates and stimulates the renewal of the superficial layer of the same and promotes the formation of the acid mantle, so important in the protection of skin infections.
Currently, the benefit offered by the Temazcal has been extended to rheumatic, arthritic, hepatic, nervous system, digestive problems, poor circulation, pulmonary and bronchial problems, as well as glandular disorders such as goiter; Because of its healing properties, it is the most effective method to stimulate all our internal organs, cleanse and remove from our body a large amount of toxins accumulated by drugs, by a wrong diet and by high contamination that currently attacks our environment and therefore to our body.
It works like a blood wash when cleaning the blood of impurities, stimulating the sweat glands, circulatory system and improving in a natural way cardiovascular deficiencies.
Completely cleans the paranasal sinuses, thanks to the effect of heat and by the inhale therapy carried out by means of the breathing of the aromatic vapors of medicinal plants. With this it is possible to alleviate cases of sinusitis, colds, asthma, bronchitis. Eliminates migraines thanks to the stimulating effect of circulation.
Thanks to its relaxing effect, it combats insomnia, invigorates and improves mental processes. The heat received helps the elimination of fats and by means of sweat, harmful elements such as uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides and metastatic calcium (tartar) are removed from the organism. As a result, it is effective in treating obesity and premature aging at the skin level.
In the digestive system acts improving intestinal activity. In the muscular system helps in problems of sprains, bumps, sprains and inflammations. By the elimination of liquids and fats helps to lose weight.
On a psychological level, it allows to express and handle emotions and problems of emotional containment. It accompanies emotional crises such as depression, anxiety disorders, phobias and duels. It is an excellent procedure for the search for the meaning of life, as well as the conscious expression of the body, mind and spirit.
Therapeutic benefits for symptoms such as:
- Sinusitis, bronchitis, recurrent flu, asthma. With the combination of temperature, steam and aroma of medicinal herbs, the blood flow is activated, causing an uncovering of the respiratory tract; thus, lungs and bronchi expand, expelling toxins.
- Removes dead skin cells
- It helps you lose weight
- Excellent for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, sprains, strains and atrophies due to bad postures, giving way to muscle relaxation.
- Combats pathogenic organisms that cause infections; since the high corporal temperature and of the Temazcal environment, inhibits the microbial reproduction, accelerating the corporal reactions (like the immunological system), facilitating the repair.
- Stimulates the activity of intestines and kidneys.
- For rheumatic, arthritic, circulation problems. Excellent to stimulate all internal organs.
- Cleans the nasal and paranasal sinuses, thanks to the effect of heat and the inhalotherapy that is carried out by breathing the aromatic vapors of medicinal plants. helping in cases of sinusitis, colds, asthma, bronchi.
- It helps fight stress, insomnia, nerves. During and after the bath, the body relaxes, the organism stimulates, cleanses, purifies, creating a bridge towards its interior, where it will connect with its soul and spirit; giving way to a sensitivity and elevation of consciousness.
- For that and many other things, we recommend a Prehispanic Temazcal Bath, attached to tradition, as the most integral and natural Therapy. It will be a Health experience that you can live in a temazcal in Cuernavaca.
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We also offer Special Temazcales:
- Bridal and Vow renewal
- Change of Station
- Temazcal Ceremonial with dance and ritual (minimum 12 people)
- Emotional. For people who have sadness, or who can not overcome a grieving process.
- For children (suitable for all ages)
- Special temazcal for people with low platelets
- Bring swimsuit, for women, preferably 2 pieces or with a short and top is fine, this is in order, that the benefit of temazcal, penetrate the belly.
- Bring warm clothes for when the session ends. It is recommended to enter without accessories such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, as they get hot and can be uncomfortable.
- Flips flops
- Not having consumed alcoholic beverages 24 hours before
- Not being menstruating
- Not having consumed food at least 3 hours before. It is not convenient to enter fasting.
- No smoking inside the temazcal
- Hygiene: We recommend a shower before taking your temazcal, massage or any treatment.
Our people will treat you with respect and professionalism. If you like, we have disposable clothes. Your body always remains covered in intimate areas.
Cost $ 575.00
Includes: Temazcal session, Rest room, sheets, towels, liquids before, during and after the temazcal session, a seasonal fruit dish, aroma and music therapy.
Ask about our Weekend Packages.
The Temazcal timetable is from 1:00 p.m.
Reservation 777 563 2537 777 314 3441
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