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The massages offered at The Spa at Rancho Encantado represent a blending of time-honored practices and regional traditions. The result is a spa menu that caters to every whim and need. All of the massages one would expect from a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa — such as a relaxing prenatal option for expecting mothers, a sports rubdown for tired athletes, a deep-tissue treatment for intense relief and a head-to-toe service for full-body bliss — are on offer, and most can be booked in either 60- or 90-minute sessions. Those who find themselves weary from the high peaks surrounding Santa Fe can restore balance and energy with an altitude adjustment massage (this is a fantastic gift for guests who are visiting from out of town). A sacred massage uses hot and cold river stones to alleviate tension. If you seek a unique spa service, consider the Four Seasons spa's abhyanga massage. This treatment draws from Indian therapy practices, and uses warm herbal oil to dissolve toxins and stimulate the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems. The spa is happy to create a custom experience for you as well, and several enhancements — like a foot massage, exfoliant, or hair and scalp renewal — can be added to most any treatment.