About a little over an hour outside of Quito is a great place to spend the day relaxing and getting a massage. That place is called Termas Papallacta. This location is considered part of the gateway to the Amazon and situated there is a Spa and thermal baths.
These thermal baths are considered medicinal as they contain within them volcanic minerals. In fact, the thermal baths are heated naturally from volcanic sources.
The thermal baths range in temperature. You go from the hottest pools down to the coolest baths thereby removing toxins from your body. It is considered very therapeutic.
We highly recommend a trip to Termas Papallacta if you have the time.