What is Spiritual Bathing?


Candles are lit

Prayers are said

Copal is burned

Healing begins

Spiritual Bathing is an ancient Maya healing practice that removes emotional obstacles that block you from whole-hearted living. Using the vibrational power of water infused with plants, flower essences, sacred incense, prayers and intention, this cleansing can make a huge difference in your life. It can liberate you from the past and reconnect you to your soul force.

A Spiritual Bath shifts you. It uplifts your spirit by washing away negativity, grief, stagnation and world-weariness, and removes obstacles that block success in achieving your goals and desires. Cleansing breaks the cycle of the ‘monkey mind’ and gives you space and clarity to put things into perspective.

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  • Manifest dreams and long buried desires
  • Bring courage and confidence to the unknown
  • Gain closure to trauma or overwhelming emotional states
  • Release fear, jealousy, resentment or envy
  • Liberate yourself from stress and anxiety
  • Draw projects and relationships into fruition

Holistic by its very nature, Maya medicine is classified as a medico-religious healing tradition, taking into account not only the physical ills of the body but also their effects on the spirit. The Maya recognize diseases of the soul as well as the body and are aware of the connection between spiritual and physical causes of illness. To learn more about the 4 main spiritual illnesses, click here.

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What to expect:

There will be several consultations with me via phone or email, prior to your Spiritual Bathing experience. Your bath is prepared before you arrive, then a one on one review session connects our intentions with what you have decided to release, manifest or shift. After changing into a sarong, you are seated in the garden as sacred copal incense drifts around you. This healing smoke surrounds your physical body, moving the curative experience into the subtle bodies, or energy fields. Ancient prayers, appropriate to your faith, are directed into the pulse points inviting the divine agents of healing into the sacred ceremony. Maya believe those prayers open the gates to the body, soul, and emotions and copal incense carries those prayers to heaven. Your moon infused water holds your plant allies, herbs and flower essences. All were gathered with gratitude, intention, and prayer to aid in bringing their specific medicinal powers to your bath. An aspersion begins with fingertips, bundled herbs or certain holy branches opening the door to your own bathing experience.

Once the bath is completed, you sit in quiet meditation as integration takes place. This deep connection and new clarity allows the calmed mind and body to release, receive and express from a cleared subconscious level. You are led to the massage cabana for a 10-minute massage to push the healing to a cellular level, then receive a Tibetan singing bowl clearing, tea and light nourishment. Additional massage is available and highly recommended. A Spiritual Bath can be quite transformative, please allow yourself enough time to fully experience all the ritual has to offer.