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Midwest Mermaid Muse Expands Brand to Wellness Tourism; Launches “Musa Sirena” Wellness Retreat in Playa del Carmen

Midwest Mermaid Muse expands its wellness brand/lifestyle to include a unique vacation home rental retreat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Called Musa Sirena, the vacation retreat focuses on wellness, relaxation, and healing.

Kathleen Foland, a certified health coach has expanded “The Midwest Mermaid Muse” brand to include a unique, vacation home rental retreat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Midwest Mermaid Muse produces all natural, topical and culinary products providing a dual approach to wellness and beauty. Its various products are from whole plant sources – with the goal of adding more natural ingredients to enhance nutrition, particularly using seaweed and healing mushrooms.

Foland, along with her husband Jim Foland, recently purchased and completely renovated a three-bedroom vacation home, but with a focus on wellness, relaxation and healing. The home rental retreat (named “Musa Sirena”) is located within the exclusive gated community of Playacar (within the Villas Santa Fe) having some of the most beautiful homes in the Playa del Carmen area.

While resorts focusing on wellness are available and growing rapidly throughout the world, it’s rare to have a vacation home not tied to a hotel chain focus on it. The home includes its own dedicated yoga studio and has a concierge to organize custom practitioners and wellness sessions for mind, body, and spirit in order to balance health for fun, happiness, and joy.

“We have been interested in ‘Wellness Tourism’ for several years, and while it has been growing rapidly, it is exciting to hear that travel executives are saying that 2022 looks to be the year of wellness travel,” said Foland. She further added that, “Resources say growth has been driven by an increased consumer desire to adopt a wellness lifestyle, rising interest in experiential travel, and increasing affordability of flights and travel options. In addition, people want to regroup health-wise due to the last two years of Covid-19 lock-downs, job stress, and other challenges.”

While the home features first-class accommodations, it has a variety of wellness resources and amenities for guests including:

  • On-premise swimming pool

  • 5-minute walk to serene Playacar Beach

  • Healthy Food Options/Resources

  • Integrative Wellness Workshops

  • Yoga Classes/Breathwork

  • Fitness/Exercise Classes

  • Painting/Crafts

  • Cooking Classes

  • Spa Services

  • Medical Resources

  • Championship Golf Course

  • Sporting/Water Excursions

  • Local Nature


“We are able to customize wellness experiences by guest,” said Foland. “For instance, recently we organized a ‘Welcome Ceremony’ which is a teaser of a few of our services being offered. Three different practitioners created a sequence that first included cleansing auras with the smoke of Copal to cleanse toxic emotions and environmental toxins to begin the process of self-healing and self-love. The Cacao Ceremony, Breathwork and Sound Healing sessions then followed."

The home can sleep up to six adults and the nightly rate ranges from $325 to $350 depending on the time of the year, with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Wellness sessions and most other amenities are additional, and fees are based upon the number of guest participants, content and length. For more information about accommodations, amenities and reservations, go to Musa Sirena.

About Musa Sirena
Musa Sirena is a vacation rental retreat located within the exclusive gated community of Playacar (within the Villas Santa Fe) having some of the most beautiful homes in the Playa del Carmen area. The home is designed for those seeking a wellness experience that provides healthful activities to support physical and mental well-being, via access to unique and exceptional amenities in an area that is quiet and peaceful. Musa Sirena is available for either short-term vacation rental or long-term extended stays, months at a time.

About The Midwest Mermaid Muse
Kathleen Foland (The Midwest Mermaid Muse) makes small-batch, all-natural topical and culinary products created in Kansas City. Her products are from whole plant sources and are made of natural ingredients without synthetic chemicals. Key ingredients typically include seaweed and various healing mushrooms. Products are sold online at where she also shares her lifestyle perspective that takes a dual approach to wellness and beauty.


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