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May 27th, 2014 | 2:37pm

Get a Royal Treatment at The Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe New Mexico

The Javanese Royal Lulur is a luxurious ritual from the royal palaces of Central Java, Indonesia. This ancient tradition typically lasts for the 40 days prior to the wedding ceremony.  During this time, the bride is confined from outside influences, surrounded only by women and preparing for her marriage. The bride received luxuriously pampering treatments including relaxing aromatic massages, exfoliating scrubs, and fragrant floral oil applications leaving the skin with an exotic scent.  Traditionally the ritual is performed by the other women in the family and community, as a way of having private time together to pass on wisdom, share secrets of intimacy and marital tips. The goal was to strengthen the immune system, brighten and soften the skin and create a sweet smelling essence, so as to present her as a “present” to her mate on her wedding day.

In modern Indonesia the ritual now lasts only seven days, but still upholds the sacred traditions set forth, as well as all the luxurious body treatments. The Inn and Spa at Loretto is delighted to offer a one day ritual treatment for brides to be, or anyone looking to rejuvenate from a hectic lifestyle. Our therapists have trained extensively for this ritual, upholding the ancient wisdom of its founders, and delivering a truly authentic (albeit shortened) Royal Javanese Lulur experience.

This regal ritual includes:

  • A full body Balinese massage using Jasmine and Frangipani flower scented oil
  • A Lulur turmeric exfoliation and yogurt rub for body purification and skin softening
  • A scented shower and a soak in an exquisite tub infused with fragrant rose petals
  • An application of scented oil leaving the skin with an exotic flower scent

The name Lulur means “to coat the skin” and this ritual known for leaving the skin refreshed and glowing with a radiant golden hue that can last up to 2 days. The glow comes from the Turmeric exfoliating scrub, and offers has many healing properties including being anti-fungal, anti spasmodic,  anti-inflammatory and immune boosting.  This authentic ritual offers brides to be, or anyone looking to refresh the skin, a luxurious retreat into the secrets of ancient royalty.

Contact The Spa at Loretto to book your Javanese Lulur Ritual and receive $50 off now through June 30, 2014. Click here

Posted by Sarah Sims

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