Native American Indian Spa Treatments:
Sheraton’s Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa
5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
Chandler, Arizona 85226
Set on Arizona’s Gila River Indian Community, the Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort vets treatments with tribal elders. There isn’t a word for hello or goodbye in the Pima and Maricopa language, which made the greeting at the front door of Sheraton’s Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa an appropriate translation: “Friend, welcome to my house. It is good to see you. The creator be with you.”
As you walk into the Aji spa, a floor mosaic tells the creation story. The pool area has a traditional roundhouse in the shade, and treatments are based on Pima lore and traditional ingredients. Tashogith, the purifying facial treatment, employs white clay, which was used by the Pima to treat acne. Aut, a facial repair treatment, focuses on aloe, used within the community to soothe and soften the skin.
Bahn, the Blue Coyote wrap
Derived from the Pima legend of the Bluebird and the Coyote, this treatment begins with a dry brush exfoliation to promote circulation and an application of Azulene mud, which will soothe, nourish, and heal the skin. Symbolic of Coyote’s coat turning the beautiful color of Bluebird the proprietary Azulene mud is applied to the body. Unlike prideful Coyote, as the blue is removed, your skin will feel more radiant, soft, and beautiful. The entire experience is completed with hydrating cedar/sage oil and a full body massage. Your therapist will give you a copy of the Bluebird and the Coyote Legend for you to take home and share with your friends and family.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail,
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004
The deluxe Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and sits on 500 sprawling acres of a 73,000-acre reservation. It is one of the largest resorts ever built on Native American land. And you can’t beat the Sandia Mountains on the horizon for scenery.
Great pains have been taken to respect the ancient spirits at the resort. One of the pools is built in a circle, replicating the ceremonial Kivas that have been an integral part of Pueblo life for centuries. Spa treatments are designed to use products that are indigenous to the area.
Native Herbal Wrap
Linens–steeped in a specially formulated herbal blend that changes with the seasons–are wrapped around the body to promote detoxification and relaxation in a soothing envelope of heat. Please allow at least 25 minutes prior to this treatment in order to accommodate changing and warming time in the sauna, steam room, or hot tub.
Experience an ancient tradition of healing as we ease your mind and body into a restorative state of relaxation. Your path begins with massage incorporating aromatic oils and then your skin is gently exfoliated using our Tamaya Blue Corn Flour. You will then be enveloped in the luxury of our Native Herbal Wrap, to deeply penetrate and detoxify your body, and fall deep into the relaxation as the session concludes with an aroma-therapeutic scalp massage.
A truly original offering, experience the healing nature of the abundant land and ancient tradition. An application of mud from the Jemez Mountains infused with New Mexico’s red chile creates a highly detoxifying mud masque, which is applied directly to the body. As the mud penetrates, your therapist will gently drum away stress by using flaxseed-filled muslin bags dipped in piñon-scented oil in an innovative percussion technique. Afterwards your body will be drenched with warm oil and lightly exfoliated using our aromatic Piñon Resin Scrub.