Jan 172012
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Photo by Doug Merriam – Courtesy Santa Fe CVB

Santa Fe has long been known as a healing place for the mind and body. Whether enjoying a hotel spa, day spa, natural healing treatment, or simply soaking up a little down time, Santa Fe is a perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. In Santa Fe there are several spas in the area, an online complimentary healing resource, and upgrades to some of the city's best-known facilities.

Hotel Santa Fe Spa

The newly constructed Hotel Santa Fe Spa sits quietly above the property's luxury suites in The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe. The spa entry is built around a large, crystal water feature while the five treatment rooms are painted in sky themes. A comprehensive selection of massage therapies, Ayurvedic and spa treatments, body and skin care, and nail services is available including use of both locally and internationally inspired ingredients and methods. The spa is staffed by highly trained therapists and licensed practitioners and is the newest addition to the city's excellent selection of spas. www.spaathotelsantafe.com

Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Three junior suites at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa have been converted into Nidah Spa suites. The in-room amenities and features are extensive and include posh accommodations, a Southwestern color and fabric pallet, innovative room design and furniture promoting a peaceful state, plush linens, comfortable robes, a customized iPod Nano playlist, special spa bar featuring Nidah Spa products, in=room spa treatments, daily breakfast in bed, and more. The suite price includes a head to toe massage either in-room or at Nidah Spa. The "Luxe Suite" features individual oxygen pods to help travelers adjust to Santa Fe's 7,000 foot elevation. Nida Spa itself offers treatments embracing the philosophy of the Native American Medicine Wheel and its spiritual directions. It is available to all guests. www.eldoradohotel.com/spa

The Spa at Loretto

An Intuitive Lifestyle menu of services is available from the Spa at Loretto offering guests holistic and spiritually based treatments such as Reiki, Astrology, Cranial Sacral, Chakra Balancing, and Life Coaching. The Spa director is now blending aromatherapy oils in-house creating five signature oil blends to choose from. as well as a signature scent for the hotel, "Spirit of Loretto". Try thr Salon Services, the Sacred Stone Massage or the Javanese Lulur Royal Spa Treatment. www.innatloretto.com

Rock Resorts Spa at La Posada

A favorite with city visitors, the RockResorts Spa at La Posada Resort and Spa offers signature treatments such as the Spirit of Santa Fe, Chocolate_Chile Wrap, Desert Enchantment Facial, and Raw Earth Pedicure. The spa experience is sublime. The entry has a tranquil setting, the relaxation area is enhanced with lounge furniture and privacy drapery, the couple's treatment room features its own shower, and an exterior entrance to the fitness room provides 24 hour access for guests. Skincare Enhancements begin are available and others traditional services such as the 50 minute Flowing Water massage. www.laposada.rockresorts.com

Absolute Nirvana at The Madeleine

As part of the Victorian_era Madeleine B&B , Absolute Nirvana spa offers room and deluxe treatment packages Romance Special the Deluxe Romance Special. Each includes 2 nights lodging, champagne, and couples massage. The newly renovated spa area brings an improved sense of tranquility and quality to the already soothing environment. Treatments include Indonesian spa treatments, therapeutic, hot stone, and Thai massage, and add-ons such as rose petal baths. www.absolutenirvana.com


Located in the multi_faceted and newly expanded BODY complex, made up of a studio, boutique, and organic café, the sap at BODY offers a comprehensive list of bodywork options in addition to spa treatments and therapies. Rolfing, Somatic Polarity work, Qigong, Reiki, Ortho_Bionomy®, Shiatsu, and Dalahare Healing are some of the choices available. Packages include a Head to Toe Purification, and a Body & Soul Balance for 2 hours, while spa treatments include an Age Defying Oxygen Facial and a Super Hydrating Paraffin Treatment. A favorite spot for locals, BODY also offers Yoga for kids and a calendar of dance, music, lectures, workshops, readings, and healing sessions. www.bodyofsantafe.com

Inn of the Five Graces

The historic casitas of the Five Graces are now home to a spa space featuring treatments in keeping with the inn's fusion of Tibetan and East Indian ideals, traditions, and styles. Combining ancient Indian Ayurvedic philosophies of longevity, rejuvenation, and health with soothing oil infusions, rare plant extracts, and conscious touch, the menu of specially designed treatments, such at Ayurvedic Healing Massage or High Mountain Hydration, replenish the skin, soothe the body, and nourish the soul. www.fivegraces.com

The Spa at Encantado

The Encantado, an Auberge Resort, brings a luxurious spa alternative to the Santa Fe area. The spa experience draws on the region's multicultural character as well as Santa Fe's extensive community of healers and spa therapists. Auberge defines its treatment style by integrating the highest standards of service with local ingredients and healing agents. Treatments include a Blue Corn and Honey renewal, a Chile Pepper Foot Warmer, a Native American inspired Mountain Spirit Purification, among many other options such as Ayurvedic rituals, Eastern Medicine traditions, men's treatments, couples experiences, and packages. www.encantadoresort.com

ShaNah Spa at Bishop's Lodge

The six indoor treatment rooms and two outdoor massage gardens make up only part of the ShaNah spa'. An outdoor Watsu pool, fitness center, teepee in the gardens, and a salon properly round out the Spa and Wellness Center. Also available are treatments and tips for aging well, made up of a detoxification treatment and a massage treatment using custom-blended oil for each individual, based on information gained from a lifestyle questionnaire. Some of the custom oil is sent home with the client along with a coaching list for continuing lifestyle changes.

Unique to ShaNah, Navajo for "Vitality and Energy," is a three hour Native American Sweat Lodge experience that includes conversations about life, what can be done to improve well-being, and how to live happier. www.bishopslodge.com

Ten Thousand Waves

One of Santa Fe's oldest spas, "The Waves" as locals call it continues to refine its services while maintaining its Japanese sense of serenity and relaxation. Treatments are comprehensive without being confusing and are available individually or packaged together. Communal tub, a complete 55 minute Custom Facial, and Deep Stone Massage treatments are just some of the items available. www.tenthousandwaves.com

Tranquility Flotation, Massage, and Healing Center

The Tranquility features the state's only flotation tanks, along with an infrared sauna and a menu of bodywork and sap services covering massage, acupuncture, and polarity therapy among other modalities. Flotation, or REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) is done in a Float Spa; a small room with a 10-inch deep pool of highly Epsom salt saturated water heated to skin temperature, 93.5 degrees F. The salt keeps the body buoyant while sound and light are controlled by the user, from musical and dim to silent and pitch black. The weightless feeling and limited sensory input are a path to relaxation and, when used with advanced techniques, personal growth. www.tranquilityfloatation.com

New Mexico Natural Healing Online Resource

A new online resource provides a directory of practitioners and businesses offering products and services designed to improve health and well_being naturally. The site provides the most extensive access yet to Northern New Mexico's community of natural healing professionals, wellness centers, body workers, homoeopathists, life coaches, counselors, veterinarians, and others. The searchable directory makes it easy to locate a specific person or treatment modality. www.newmexiconaturalhealing.com

For complete Santa Fe spa information visit, www.santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Spa/index.html


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