Nirvana Found in Santa Fe
When you arrive at Absolute Nirvana Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the Balinese Boreh treatment, be prepared for two hours oF absolute nirvana.
The Balinese Boreh, meaning spice body mask, begins with a ritual footbath, which is believed to both honor the divine within and help guests become grounded and centered. A glass of golden champagne combined with jasmine pitake is served during the ritual to help induce a state of relaxation. A body massage and body scrub follows the footbath.Â
The boreh used in the scrub is a combination of organic cloves, sandalwood, ginger, cinnamon, coriander seeds, rice powder, turmeric, and nutmegâ€”ground by hand in the spa's kitchen. The combination warms the body and is said to soothe aching muscles, fever, headaches, and arthritis. It's like a â€œnatural Bengay to sooth aches and pains,â€ says Absolute Nirvana founder and owner, Carolyn Lee.
Lee opened Absolute Nirvana after two extended trips to Bali, where she experienced and learned about the Balinese spa treatments, tranquility, and an absolute sense of relaxation.
Guests may opt to continue the sense of tranquility and relaxation at The Madeleine, a bed and breakfast, which houses the Absolute Nirvana Spa. For more information visit www.absolutenirvana.com.