Staying Healthy through the Seasons: Winter in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a winter wonderland, but high altitude sun and snow in the Land of Enchantment may have less than enchanting effects on your body. The following easy-to-follow tips from Spa Sage at La Posada de Santa Fe  will keep you warm and well all season long.

Stay Warm and Boost Your Immune System

Keep your immune system at it’s highest level to aid the body in fighting off colds and flus. Avoid stress, protect yourself from the elements, get proper rest, eat nutritionally sound and follow the tips below.

Use in the Bath or Shower: Essential oils of Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree enhance circulation, accelerate immune response and provide relief from sinus congestion. Sprinkle 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil on a clean sponge and place on the shower floor to create your own therapeutic steam bath. Breathe in for respiratory relief and to boost immunity. Careful not to slip!

Immune Boost Salt Glow: Mix 6 Tbsp. salt, 6 drops of Eucalyptus Oil, 4 drops of Peppermint Oil, 2 Tbsp. of Olive or Safflower Oil, scrub your way to health and rinse off. An aid to prevent or reduce the effects of colds and flu and associated aches and pains.

Daily Immune Boost: Use the following essential oils on the body or use products containing them: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Lemon Grass. Apply this blend to your body after bathing and take some time for yourself to relax and give your body time to regenerate.

Night Time Warmer:  Place a warmed herbal pack under the covers before getting into bed for instant warmth and relaxation. Also assists circulation and giving immune system a boost.

Tea anytime: Create warmth from the inside out with a cup of Immune Boost Tea – this is useful during the winter months to reduce congestion and increase circulation.

1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger in chunks / ½ lemon / dash of turmeric and cayenne
Blend all in 1 cup heated water / let steep and add agave or honey to sweeten – Enjoy!

Swim, Soak and Steam
What could be more indulgent and invigorating than a swim or soak in an outdoor heated saline pool or whirlpool in winter?  Spa Sage at La Posada de Santa Fe offers both. Relax in the brisk mountain air as the steam arises around you and warm up afterwards in an aroma steam room.  Spa facilities are available to guests staying at the resort as well as outside visitors with spa treatments or those who purchase day passes.  Click here for complete details.

Enjoy the dazzling sun and sparkling snow of Santa Fe and be sure to follow these winter wellness tips!

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