Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa
Ten Thousand Waves is a taste of Japanese culture located in the foothills northeast of Santa Fe. "The Waves" is the place to go to be immersed in serenity and relaxation. Years in the making, Ten Thousand Waves has been refined in every way to be a peaceful and soothing environment, with a welcoming staff, soothing music and the beautiful mix of nature, water and Japanese architecture. Visitors come to be pampered, soak in the baths and to enjoy exotic spa treatments. You will leave in total bliss - and possibly a little more curious about Japanese culture
The owner of Ten Thousand Waves explored and studied the onsens of Japan and then brought the idea to Santa Fe.
Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
"An onsen (温泉) is a Japanese hot spring. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsens scattered throughout all of its major islands. Onsens come in many types and shapes, including outdoor (露天風呂 or 野天風呂 roten-buro or noten-buro) and indoor baths. Baths may be either publicly run by a municipality or privately (内湯 uchiyu)."
"The presence of an onsen is often indicated on signs and maps by the symbol ♨ or the kanji 湯 (yu, meaning "hot water"). Sometimes the simpler hiraganacharacter ゆ (yu), understandable to younger children, is used."
"Onsens by definition use naturally hot water from geothermally heated springs. Onsens are different from sentō, indoor public bath houses where the baths are filled with heated tap water."
Ten Thousand Waves has six private tubs, including the Ofuro and Shin Kobuta, and two communal tubs.