Due to the dry climate, natural springs, and sunshine, Santa Fe has all the key ingredients for a restorative stay. For centuries people have traveled here to renew their mind, body, and soul. Santa Fe's renowned spas are staffed by healers and bodyworkers from around the world.
The springs at Ojo Caliente, one of the oldest natural health resorts in the US, has twelve sulfur-free, geothermal mineral water pools, varying in temperature from 80 - 106 degrees which flow from a subterranean volcanic aquifer. Over 100,000 gallons per day of four different types of mineral water come to the surface, healing those fortunate enough to soak in these waters. Ojo Caliente is the only hot springs in the world with this variety of mineral waters. The day entry fee includes access to the public mineral pools, mud pool, steam room, and sauna. Be sure to check the website for rates. Ojo Caliente also offers various massage, yoga, and spa packages for guests to enhance their healing experience.
Spa Sage provides guests with a tranquil healing experience based on the heritage of Santa Fe and Southwestern region. A variety of high-quality and locally-inspired treatments are offered by expertly trained massage, esthetician, and salon professionals. The Santa Fe Chocolate Chile Wrap is a unique treatment featuring a blend of Chimayo red chiles and rich chocolate, and marine algae to hydrate the skin. The Spirit of Santa Fe starts with a blue corn exfoliation then onto a full body massage complete with desert sage essential oils and finished off with a moist heat towel body wrap. In addition to its massage and salon offering, the Spa Sage also offers a heated saline outdoor pool, whirlpool, rooftop terrace with mountain views, and a relaxation lounge.
Absolute Nirvana, located in the gardens of the Madeleine Inn only a few blocks from The Plaza offers authentic Balinese spa treatments including therapeutic, hot stone, deep tissue, and Thai massage. They also offer a large selection of relaxing and rejuvenating facials using only natural, organic, locally-produced products. The staff is made up of Master-Level therapists who have anywhere between 17 and 30 years of experience. Some of their offerings include a specially formulated anti-cellulite treatment made of French White Clay, Mineral Sea Salt, and seaweed, their Cherry Blossom Facial which is perfect for repairing the damages done by the summer sun, rose petal baths, hot stone massages, and more.
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