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Just 1.2 miles north of Taos Plaza on the main road.  NOTE: GPS may incorrectly take you to the Pueblo Indian Reservation; PLEASE stay on the paved Highway 64, also known as Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

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

Mailing address: 
Essential Massage and Spa Therapies
4925 NDCBU
Taos, New Mexico 87571

575-751-4040

Call us for an appointment,

Gift certificates are available

 


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 "deep" pressure requests.  Although we do not charge more for "Deep Tissue", we suggest a generous tip for your Therapist.


  Kyoko Moriyasu Hummel    LMT #072 Licesnsed 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 and prenatal massage.  Cranio-sacral helps to enhance the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid using gentle palpation and is profoundly relaxing.   Kyoko delights in working with a firm yet gentle touch.  She is also our colon therapist.

Kyoko Moriyasu Hummel  LMT #072
Licesnsed 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 and prenatal massage.  Cranio-sacral helps to enhance the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid using gentle palpation and is profoundly relaxing.   Kyoko delights in working with a firm yet gentle touch.  She is also our colon therapist.

  Amelia Raymond   LMT # 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 LMT #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. 

  Brenda Archuleta    LMT #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  LMT #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"

 

  Manuela Maeder    LMT #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  LMT #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    LMT #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.  Her strength of both heart and hands brings comfort.  Nancy is also a Registered Nurse yet she returned to her passion of being a Massage Therapist.

Nancy Johnson  LMT #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.

Her strength of both heart and hands brings comfort.

Nancy is also a Registered Nurse yet she returned to her passion of being a Massage Therapist.

  Ana Beluche, LMT #7609   In 1998, Ana graduated from Schierer School of Massage in Santa Fe.  After healing herself from Lupus, she studied massage to help people know that they too, can heal themselves.   After years of learning, she feels that 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 firm caring, loving touch".  Kyoko was blessed to have prenatal massage with Ana over 18 years ago.                                       " Se Habla Espanol "

Ana Beluche, LMT #7609

In 1998, Ana graduated from Schierer School of Massage in Santa Fe.  After healing herself from Lupus, she studied massage to help people know that they too, can heal themselves. 

After years of learning, she feels that 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 firm caring, loving touch".

Kyoko was blessed to have prenatal massage with Ana over 18 years ago.

                                    "Se Habla Espanol"

 Our spa facials nourish and hydrate your face with Andalou Naturals skin care and Iris Herbal custom blend of oils.

Our spa facials nourish and hydrate your face with Andalou Naturals skin care and Iris Herbal custom blend of oils.

  Ashleigh Beyer  , B.E.S.T. Practitioner   Ashleigh graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York in 2007. While transitioning into a full-time yoga teacher, she found another way to take care of herself, too. Happily, Jennifer Moyer, became her  B.E.S.T .  (click to learn more)  practitioner and spiritual teacher.  At first, she was not convinced that B.E.S.T. was the right fit for her. Yet, she kept going back because she always felt better after the work.  Ashleigh thanks yoga for helping her to become aware of her thoughts and thanks B.E.S.T. for inspiring her to change them. Through B.E.S.T., she has learned to transform negative patterns.  For more information about Ashleigh and B.E.S.T. at  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 graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York in 2007. While transitioning into a full-time yoga teacher, she found another way to take care of herself, too. Happily, Jennifer Moyer, became her B.E.S.T. (click to learn more) practitioner and spiritual teacher.  At first, she was not convinced that B.E.S.T. was the right fit for her. Yet, she kept going back because she always felt better after the work.

Ashleigh thanks yoga for helping her to become aware of her thoughts and thanks B.E.S.T. for inspiring her to change them. Through B.E.S.T., she has learned to transform negative patterns.  For more information about Ashleigh and B.E.S.T. at 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

 Kyoko specializes in Cranio-Sacral Therapy to gently balance the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to enhance well being and  peace of mind. 

Kyoko specializes in Cranio-Sacral Therapy to gently balance the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to enhance well being and  peace of mind. 


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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.