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Our lovely location:
824 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Just 1.2 miles north of Taos Plaza on the main road Highway 64, also known as Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

575-751-4040

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Our Professional Licensed Massage Therapists

Each Therapist is trained in various modalities and all can provide firm to medium deep pressure.  Some therapists also offer deep tissue massage. "Deep" is very subjective.  Occasionally, clients request considerably more pressure than usual.  Although we do not charge more, we suggest a generous tip for your Therapist.

Kyoko Hummel,   Massage Therapist #072 Licensed Instructor # I-119  Since 1991, Kyoko has offered various massage and spa therapies. In October 2000, Kyoko founded Essential Massage and Spa Therapies. She created our Anti-aging Eye Pampering and Herbal Foot Wrap therapies.  In 2016, Kyoko created the Crystal Cocoon Sessions in response to her own profound healing with the Biomat®.  Kyoko specializes in Cranio-sacral therapy which helps to enhance the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid using gentle palpation. Kyoko delights in working with a firm yet gentle touch.

Kyoko Hummel, Massage Therapist #072
Licensed Instructor # I-119

Since 1991, Kyoko has offered various massage and spa therapies. In October 2000, Kyoko founded Essential Massage and Spa Therapies. She created our Anti-aging Eye Pampering and Herbal Foot Wrap therapies.

In 2016, Kyoko created the Crystal Cocoon Sessions in response to her own profound healing with the Biomat®.

Kyoko specializes in Cranio-sacral therapy which helps to enhance the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid using gentle palpation. Kyoko delights in working with a firm yet gentle touch.

Amelia Raymond,   Massage Therapist # 7221  Amelia has been providing massage since graduating in 2006 from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. Her experience with Lomi-Lomi in Hawaii has served to deepen her intuitive touch. Previous to becoming a massage therapist, Amelia was a nurse and helped many patients. She can seamlessly blend her knowing intuition with her understanding of the body.  Amelia also does the heated River Rocks massage, Spa Facials, Herbal Foot Wrap, and deep tissue. She focuses on each client as an individual, assessing his or her specific needs at the given moment.

Amelia Raymond, Massage Therapist #7221

Amelia has been providing massage since graduating in 2006 from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. Her experience with Lomi-Lomi in Hawaii has served to deepen her intuitive touch. Previous to becoming a massage therapist, Amelia was a nurse and helped many patients. She can seamlessly blend her knowing intuition with her understanding of the body.

Amelia also does the heated River Rocks massage, Spa Facials, Herbal Foot Wrap, and deep tissue. She focuses on each client as an individual, assessing his or her specific needs at the given moment.

Manuela Maeder,   Massage Therapist #086   Manuela gradated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1992 in Albuquerque and brings many years of experience to her massage practice. In addition to doing customized relaxation massage, she also offers Thai, Shiatsu, Oncology, and prenatal massages. Manuela's combination of nurturing deep work addresses specific areas of concern.   Special Note:   Thai massage  is done on a mat on the floor with the client fully clothed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. A  Shiatsu session  is done on a table also with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing.

Manuela Maeder, Massage Therapist #086

Manuela gradated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1992 in Albuquerque and brings many years of experience to her massage practice. In addition to doing customized relaxation massage, she also offers Thai, Shiatsu, Oncology, and prenatal massages. Manuela's combination of nurturing deep work addresses specific areas of concern.

Special Note: Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor with the client fully clothed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. A Shiatsu session is done on a table also with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing.

Nancy Johnson,   Massage Therapist #090   As one of the first to be licensed in New Mexico, Nancy has the experience and the compassion for helping clients deeply relax. Nancy's gift of touch and knowing hands convey a sense of calm and caring even when doing deep tissue massage.  She listens with her heart and hands to find the areas of tension then assists you in releasing restrictive patterns.

Nancy Johnson, Massage Therapist #090

As one of the first to be licensed in New Mexico, Nancy has the experience and the compassion for helping clients deeply relax. Nancy's gift of touch and knowing hands convey a sense of calm and caring even when doing deep tissue massage.

She listens with her heart and hands to find the areas of tension then assists you in releasing restrictive patterns.

Ana Beluche,   Massage Therapist  #7609  In 1998, Ana graduated from the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe. After healing herself from Lupus, she studied massage to help people know that they, too, can heal themselves. Ana knows every client has different needs and she offers many different modalities to meet those needs.  Ana feels "every session is like a new dance, sometimes with tuning forks, cranial sacral, and a caring, loving touch".  " Se Habla Espanol "

Ana Beluche, Massage Therapist #7609

In 1998, Ana graduated from the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe. After healing herself from Lupus, she studied massage to help people know that they, too, can heal themselves. Ana knows every client has different needs and she offers many different modalities to meet those needs.

Ana feels "every session is like a new dance, sometimes with tuning forks, cranial sacral, and a caring, loving touch".

"Se Habla Espanol"

Kali Paruchuri,   Massage Therapist #8317   Kali graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2004. He brings over twenty years of experience in the practice of the meditative arts to the craft of bodywork.    Kali’s style skillfully blends Swedish with Shiatsu, reflexology, acupressure, and polarity to create a deeply relaxing experience.

Kali Paruchuri, Massage Therapist #8317

Kali graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2004. He brings over twenty years of experience in the practice of the meditative arts to the craft of bodywork.

Kali’s style skillfully blends Swedish with Shiatsu, reflexology, acupressure, and polarity to create a deeply relaxing experience.

Brenda Archuleta,   Massage Therapist #6015   Born and raised in the beauty of Northern New Mexico, Brenda always felt a strong desire to be of service to people. She is a gifted therapist who blends her massage with a caring heart. She can combine deep tissue and Swedish therapeutic massage to relax and heal the body. Her touch assists the body's inherent wisdom for balance.  Brenda listens to your individual needs to create a massage that addresses your concerns. Brenda also loves to share our Herbal Foot Wrap and Spa Facials as those treatments are also deeply healing.   " Se Habla Espanol "

Brenda Archuleta, Massage Therapist #6015

Born and raised in the beauty of Northern New Mexico, Brenda always felt a strong desire to be of service to people. She is a gifted therapist who blends her massage with a caring heart. She can combine deep tissue and Swedish therapeutic massage to relax and heal the body. Her touch assists the body's inherent wisdom for balance.

Brenda listens to your individual needs to create a massage that addresses your concerns. Brenda also loves to share our Herbal Foot Wrap and Spa Facials as those treatments are also deeply healing.

"Se Habla Espanol"

Try our infra-red Crystal Cocoon   The warm infra-red rays promote blood circulation and increase lymph flow for deep healing. The negative ions sooth and relax like being at the beach.

Try our infra-red Crystal Cocoon

The warm infra-red rays promote blood circulation and increase lymph flow for deep healing. The negative ions sooth and relax like being at the beach.

Ashleigh Beyer  , B.E.S.T. Practitioner  Ashleigh Beyer, MA LMHC, RYT   Ashleigh has been a yoga teacher for 12 years and a B.E.S.T. practitioner for 8 years. Currently Ashleigh works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Golden Willow Retreat and Golden Willow Counseling. She is committed to mindfulness and the healing that can happen by embodying each present moment. Ashleigh is devoted to a compassionate and person-centered approach, and is especially inspired by the work of Dr. Judith Orloff. Ashleigh strives to help her clients feel grounded in their empathic and intuitive nature.  1 hour session $70 Ashleigh Beyer MA, LMHC Golden Willow Counseling    her website    To SCHEDULE a B.E.S.T. session, you can call Ashleigh directly at 575-779-6855. Or if you have questions/concerns you may also email her: ashebey@gmail.com

Ashleigh Beyer , B.E.S.T. Practitioner

Ashleigh Beyer, MA LMHC, RYT

Ashleigh has been a yoga teacher for 12 years and a B.E.S.T. practitioner for 8 years. Currently Ashleigh works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Golden Willow Retreat and Golden Willow Counseling. She is committed to mindfulness and the healing that can happen by embodying each present moment. Ashleigh is devoted to a compassionate and person-centered approach, and is especially inspired by the work of Dr. Judith Orloff. Ashleigh strives to help her clients feel grounded in their empathic and intuitive nature. 1 hour session $70
Ashleigh Beyer MA, LMHC Golden Willow Counseling

her website

To SCHEDULE a B.E.S.T. session, you can call Ashleigh directly at 575-779-6855. Or if you have questions/concerns you may also email her: ashebey@gmail.com


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For 27 years, Kyoko Hummel, the Proprietress of Essential Massage, has been a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.