How to relax in Santa Fe

Although we had most days scheduled in Santa Fe, I still found sometime to relax.Sunday after climbing Mt. Atalaya, we all climbed in the car and drove 45 minutes to another bit of New Mexico paradise.

The spa allows you to use their pools and springs even if you are not staying there.   The resort self-described as

Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signature Milagro Wrap. Rejuvenate in our legendary waters.

They have 5 different spring all which have different healing properties.   We did all of the springs including the Arsenic Spring.  The arsenic water is believed to be beneficial for relief from arthritis, stomach ulcers and to heal a variety of skin conditions. Water from the iron and arsenic springs is blended in various pools throughout the property.

We also enjoyed the Mud Bath.   You slather yourself in Mud and then bake in the sun.   My skin felt nice and tight once I baked for 10 minutes and it was so incredibly smooth once I was rinsed off.

I did not slather myself as well as Robyn

Baking in the sun

 

Yes, that is Ryan in the mud bath!

After relaxing in the pools I did get a scrub and massage at their spa.   Both services were great!  If you are in the Santa Fe area, you must make the short drive to Ojo Caliente Spa.

My second favorite relaxing activity was attending a yoga class at Dragon Rising Yoga Studio(http://www.thedragonrising.com/)   I love yoga and I never seem to make enough time for it.   It was an 1 1/2 hours of basic yoga moves and I loved every minute of it.   It didn’t hurt that it was taught by an incredible instructor Sean who was a Dr. McSteamy look alike.

Next up…How to eat and drink in Santa Fe…

 

 

 

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