(July 19, 2016)—Ahhhhh… the spa. Who doesn’t love a day (or two) of pampering to take away some of life’s stresses. Ten Thousand Waves, nestled high in the mountains above Santa Fe, is the perfect getaway. As you drive up the winding highway and pull off into Ten Thousand Waves’ property, the ambience and feel is something you notice immediately. Walking up the stairs to the reception area, the atmosphere envelopes you in a warm comfy glow – you can already tell at this point that you are in for a real treat. Once you’ve arrived, you have a plethora of options to choose from.
The skin treatments alone are something to experience. From salt glow scrubs to herbal wrap treatments, your skin has never felt so happy or looked so good. And in this insane New Mexico heat wave that we’ve been having, our delicate skin needs some real TLC. After your skin pampering, you can move on to a massage. Your choices include deep stone massage, therapeutic massage, Shiatsu massage, or even prenatal massage. (Baby shower gift idea, possibly?) And finally, after all of the skin pampering and massages, you can enjoy the incredible hot tubs. You have your choice of communal tubs, private tubs, premium private tubs and even spa suites. Their rates for the private tubs are incredibly reasonable, as they range from $35.00 to $53.00 for a 55 minute long session, and $57.00 for a 90 minute session in the spa suites. My personal favorite is the Ofuro spa suite. From the Japanese style soaking tub to the wet/dry sauna, it checks off all of the items on my relaxation list. Just try it, you can thank me later. Of course after all of this relaxation, who wants to turn around and have to drive home? Not me, I can tell you that. Thank goodness Ten Thousand Waves offers lodging. Some of their rooms are even dog friendly! Even our furry friends need a vacation from the real world from time to time, am I right? And finally, after all of the wonderful pampering, hot-tubing, massage and lovely accommodations, they even offer incredible Japanese inspired dining options.
Ten Thousand Waves has done an amazing job of providing anything and everything a person needs to get away from the real world and spend time relaxing in a truly exceptional setting. If you have yet to experience Ten Thousand Waves, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, NM 87501