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A First in the Mexican Caribbean for Wellness Brand SHA

A First in the Mexican Caribbean for Wellness Brand SHA
SHA Mexico. Courtesy of the brand.

The wellness brand SHA opened its first establishment in the Mexican Caribbean, marking the start of its ambitious global expansion plan.

SHA Mexico, a prominent figure in the wellness sector, unveiled its latest venture on January 26, 2024, with the inauguration of its wellness facility in Costa Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The event marks a significant step in the brand’s ongoing global expansion.

Designed by the renowned Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno and interior designer Alejandro Escudero, SHA Mexico’s new establishment seamlessly integrates into its natural surroundings. Nestled between mangroves and the Caribbean Sea, the architectural design reflects a harmonious blend of modern aesthetics and environmental consciousness.

The ten-story structure is effectively segmented into northern, central, and southern volumes. Within the central volume, a comprehensive special program unfolds: the SPA, consolidating its diverse services (Fitness, Beauty & Touch, Treatments, Clinic, and the Water Circuit) across the initial six floors with panoramic views of the mangroves. Positioned at the heart of the establishment, this central hub not only seamlessly links the residences and medical hotel rooms but also serves as a unifying nexus for the entire facility.

The structure employs natural materials, such as Mexican ceramics and indigenous textiles, complemented by renewable energy sources, emphasizing a commitment to sustainable practices. The design aims to provide a serene environment for wellness activities while respecting the local ecosystem.

“We treated the whole surface of the site as a living, self-sufficient organism, which generates its own vitality. This allows the SHA Mexico project to be more than a simple building; it is a whole environment that extends to the outermost elements,” Fabiano Continanza, Architecture Senior Director, stated on his website.

SHA Mexico. Courtesy of the brand.
SHA Mexico. Courtesy of the brand.

A Natural Retreat, Structural Elegance, and Innovative Facilities

Luxuriant tropical gardens, meticulously crafted by Maat Handasa, flourish in utmost harmony with the native species. Positioned in front of the largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere, SHA Mexico boasts a natural cenote, immersing itself in a marine ecosystem that shelters protected species. With a private white sand beach and natural cenote, the facility offers clients a chance to engage with nature, enhancing the therapeutic experience.

Comprising 35 residences and 100 ocean-view rooms and suites, SHA Mexico’s facility caters to a discerning clientele. The architectural layout ensures a seamless fusion of luxury and functionality, with well-appointed spaces ranging from medical consultation rooms to fitness studios, yoga sanctuaries, and hydrotherapy circuits. The Athletic Center, featuring state-of-the-art fitness facilities with panoramic Caribbean views, exemplifies the commitment to providing top-tier amenities for wellness enthusiasts.

SHA Mexico’s facility introduces a diverse array of innovative facilities, including outdoor and indoor training zones, high-tech fitness equipment, virtual reality jogging tracks, guided meditation routes, tennis courts, and paddle zones. The property also features a pool with an infinity edge and a beach club, providing clients with a range of options to enhance their wellness journey.

SHA Mexico under construction. Courtesy of the architect.
SHA Mexico rendering. Courtesy of the architect.

Environmentally Sound: A Greener Approach

In line with the brand’s dedication to sustainability, SHA Mexico incorporates natural construction materials and renewable energy sources to minimize its ecological impact. The facility aligns with environmentally conscious practices, demonstrating a commitment to responsible design and operation.

SHA Mexico’s latest wellness center stands as a testament to the brand’s continued efforts in providing cutting-edge facilities for individuals seeking a holistic approach to well-being. As the establishment takes its place in the global wellness landscape, it offers professionals in architecture, design, and wellness an opportunity to explore new benchmarks in functional and eco-conscious design.

SHA Mexico. Courtesy of the brand.

World’s Best Wellness Clinic 2023: The SHA Method

Distinguished as the “World’s Best Wellness Clinic 2023,” SHA’s approach to well-being extends beyond a mere program; it’s a lifestyle transformation developed over fifteen years, and renowned for positively impacting over 70,000 individuals worldwide.

The SHA Method includes a groundbreaking fusion of advanced medical science and proven natural therapies. Now accessible in North America through SHA Mexico, this method encompasses four personalized programs – Rebalance & Reenergize, Detox & Optimal Weight, Well-Ageing & Prevention, and Leader’s Performance. Ranging from four to 21 days, these programs address clients’ diverse health goals through nine key disciplines, including healthy eating, holistic medicine, cognitive stimulation, and preventive diagnostics.

SHA Mexico, nestled near the largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere, takes this wellness concept a step further by incorporating unique therapeutic experiences inspired by pre-Hispanic cultures. The Temazcal ritual, aimed at healing both body and mind, exemplifies SHA’s commitment to providing distinctive, transformative well-being experiences.

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