Santa Fe embraces the spirit of the Southwest in every way imaginable, including in its health and wellness practices. Long before skyscrapers, the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains hosted people hoping to receive the healing power of the land. Today, the spa hotels of Santa Fe combine ancient practices, local botanicals and the latest techniques to pamper your mind, body and spirit. Feel renewed after a night in one of these wellness retreats and spas in Santa Fe, bookable on Culture Trip.
La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa – for the best body scrubs
You don’t need to trek into the desert to find serenity – La Posada de Santa Fe is a retreat in the heart of the city. As the only resort in downtown Santa Fe, you can take a break from touring the New Mexico History Museum or marveling at Georgia O’Keeffe’s work to indulge in a little pampering. The Spa Sage’s adobe-style architecture, earthy tones and manicured grounds will enchant you. A Margarita Pedicure will keep you light on your feet, scrubbing away dead skin with a tangy lime salt and citrus foot mask. Your back will thank you for an Altitude Adjustment: a restorative massage with chlorophyll elixir therapy to oxygenate your blood and feel like a breath of fresh air to your spine.
Travelers looking to immerse themselves in culture will find a happy home at the Hacienda & Spa at Hotel Santa Fe. Your daily ritual will begin with worshiping the sun at the outdoor pool, followed by an afternoon of full body bliss. Introduce yourself to the spa with a Land of Enchantment warm stone massage and aromatic body polish. Feeling jet-lagged? The White Sage treatment combines a much-needed massage with a herbal wrap to detoxify your every pore. Any long wait in airport queues deserves a Moccasin Dance or Dancing Feet reflexology treatment; both activate your body’s healing energy and make you feel ready to take on another long haul flight.
A luxury spa in Santa Fe with legendary treatments found nowhere else, Eldorado Hotel & Spa is all about wellness. The sights of the city from the exclusive rooftop pool will give you time to reflect on the journey ahead, and leave the stresses of yesterday behind. You have all the time in the world to spend in the Nidah Spa – the question is, which treatment will you indulge in first? Absorb the Spirit of Heritage with a foot soak and scented neck wrap, followed by a scalp and foot massage to put you at ease. A custom massage continues the journey, leaving all your senses awakened by the end of a long session.
Upmarket style meets pueblo inspiration at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Around the corner from the Santa Fe Plaza, this spa retreat will entice you with their signature scents. Custom-crafted aromatherapy blends will intoxicate your senses and leave you ready to do nothing more than relax. Classic techniques such as Himalayan hot stone massage sit alongside a menu of facials, manicures, pedicures and CBD-infused body treatments. Let the sage, smudge, oils and stones of the 4 Elements Ritual bless your body and ground your soul. A breakthrough Oxygeneo facial will send you home with a youthful glow after a single treatment. Imagine returning home looking and feeling as radiant and enchanting as the spirit of the Southwest.
Hidden just outside the city, this spiritual retreat in Santa Fe will help you disconnect from the urban world and reconnect with nature. Let Ojo’s spring-fed thermal pools wash over you with relief, the same legendary waters that lured wanderers in from the desert for decades. Ancient healing therapies await in the waterside spa. Blue corn, sage and prickly pear botanicals will enter your pores and renew your skin cells. You can also bring natural balance to your being by harmonizing your mind and body with energy healing sessions. And if you’ve never had a cactus flower massage and scrub before, you’ll be surprised at just how gentle the desert’s enduring flowers can be.