AUG 2018

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Page 37 of 76 • august 2018 • [ 35 ] Sunrise Springs The view at the sprawling Sunrise Springs destination spa is spectacular, with towering cottonwood trees encircling a spring- fed pond, a footbridge to a Native American Medicine Wheel labyrinth and 20 acres of gardens. The only sounds are the quiet clucks of chickens and the breeze rustling through the leaves. The newer sister oasis of Santa Fe's legendary Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, Sunrise Springs takes a multi- laye red approach to wellness that includes bodywork, skin care, energy healing, integrative medicine and life consultations. Movement, meditation and fi tness classes help guests reach personal goals, while innovative "thrive guide" sessions inspire with culinary, horticulture, DIY, art and archery experiences. My favorites? Cuddle opportunities with soft Silkie chickens and sweet Labrador puppies in training to become assistance dogs. The Ojitos Private Outdoor Soaking Experience (25 min. for 1 guest/$30; 50 min. for 1-2 guests/$45-$55) is a facility highlight, off ering pools or mineral-infused soaking tubs complete with wood-burning kiva fi replaces, plus privacy screens that open and close with the press of a button. "Our triple-fi ltered water comes from our spring-fed pond," says Maggie Wagner, director of spa and retail. "The calming magnesium-based soak is a natural, detoxifying bath that relieves stress and body aches." Although there were two other guests in the tub next door, I only saw or heard them when I exited the sauna before my soak. Otherwise, I felt completely alone, luxuriating under the stars in my own tranquil water oasis, soothed by the sounds of the bubbling pool jets, the crackling fi re, and the soft hoots of an owl perched in a nearby tree. It was pure bliss. u COURTESY SUNRISE SPRINGS M O R E O N T H E W E B ZZZVSDUHQLW\E\UD\VRQFRP &DOO7ROO)UHHWRRUGHU 63$ (PDLOVSDUHQLW\#\DKRRFRP E\5D\VRQ

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