Santa Fe Spas

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Santa Fe Spas
••• Relax and Retreat to a Santa Fe Spa. Courtesy: Santa Fe CVB

Find a Spa in Santa Fe. 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.

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. Rates start at $75 for 30 minute body treatments through $250 for a 150 minute Land of Enchantment spa ritual. 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 800-825- 9876, spa@hotelsantafe.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, starting at $869 per night/double occupancy.

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. 309 W. San Francisco, 800-955-4455.

The Spa at Loretto

The Inn at Loretto's new management, Destination Hotels & Resorts, has upgraded the entire property in the last year, including the Spa at Loretto. An Intuitive Lifestyle menu of services has been added, 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 a choice of five signature oil blends. The director has also created a signature scent for the hotel, "Spirit of Loretto", to be unveiled in the first part of 2009. Guests who register for the hotel's Legacy Club—a free program of updates, plus special offers on Santa Fe activities—receive a 20% discount on spa services. Sample prices range from Salon Services at $20 to $90, to the Sacred Stone Massage at $130 for 50 minutes and the Javanese Lulur Royal Spa Treatment at $225 for 110 minutes. 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 800-727-5531. Website

RockResorts 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.

Now, as part of a $6 million, hotel-wide restoration, the spa experience is more sublime. The entry has been rearranged for a more tranquil setting, the relaxation area has been enhanced with new lounge furniture and privacy drapery, the couple's treatment room now features its own shower, and a new exterior entrance to the fitness room provides 24 hour access for guests. Skincare Enhancements begin at $20 and Traditional Services such as the 50 minute Flowing Water massage start at $135. 330 East Palace Avenue, 866-331-7625. Website.

Absolute Nirvana at The Madeleine

As part of the Victorian-era Madeleine B&B, Absolute Nirvana spa offers room and deluxe treatment packages starting at $539 for the Romance Special and $739 for 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. 106 Faithway Street, 866-585-7942, info@absolutenirvana.com. Website

BODY Spa

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, $195 for 2.5 hours, and a Body & Soul Balance, $165 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. 333 Cordova Road, 505-986-0362, info@bodyofsantafe.com. Website.

Inn of the Five Graces

The historic Inn of the Five Graces is now home to a newly created spa space featuring treatments in keeping with the inn's fusion of Tibetan and East Indian ideals, traditions, and styles. The opening of the spa space coincides with the announcement that the inn was awarded a Relais & Chateaux membership– one of 3 in the country this year. 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. 330 Old Santa Fe Trail, 505-992-0957, info@fivegraces.com. Website.

The Spa at Encantado

The newly opened 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. Prices range from a $55 manicure through $400 for a half-day session including meal. 198 State Road 592, 877-262-4666, info@encantadoresort.com. Website.

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. Newly developed treatments and tips for aging well are 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. Clients take home some of the custom oil, 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. 1297 Bishop's Lodge Road, 505-893-6377, shanahspa@bishopslodge.com. Website.

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. Tubs start at $18.77 for unlimited time in the communal tub, a complete 55 minute Custom Facial costs $107.92, and Deep Stone Massage treatments cost $98.53 for 55 minutes. Longer treatments and packages are available and low-season (November 1 to April 30) lodging rates start at $98.53. 4351 Hyde Park Road, 505-992-5025, Website.

Casa De Estrellas

Located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, Casa de Estrellas Luxury Inn & Spa brings a new level of accommodation to the city with individual villas, personal chef services, and a full service spa. From salon options such as $25 manicures and $56 haircuts to individual spa treatments such as the Deep River Massage, 50 minutes-$95, or The Galaxy hands and stone massage, 110 minutes-$300, Casa de Estrellas is in the business of pampering its guests.

The property includes a sauna, steam room, hot tub, Yoga/fitness area, and treatment room in addition to its large villas and 2 bedroom house. 310 E. Marcy Street, 505-795-0278, manager@casadeestrellas.com.

Tranquility Flotation, Massage, and Healing Center

The recently opened Tranquility features the state's only flotation tanks, along with an infrared sauna and a menu of bodywork and spa 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.

A one hour flotation session costs $60, while a float session and 90 minute massage runs $175. 711 1/2 Don Diego, 505-983- 5628, contactus@tranquilityflotation.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. Website.

For complete Santa Fe spa information visit, The Santa Fe Visitor's Bureau Website.