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Just 1.2 miles north of Taos Plaza on the main road.  NOTE:  smartphone 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


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 Detox 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 Detox 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. 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.

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. 

Deborah Curtis LMT #1251 Deborah began practicing in 1988, so she can meet client needs from deep tissue to energetic bodywork modalities.  In addition, she offers Cranio-sacral therapy and Mayan Abdominal massage.  Deborah is has developed many custom facial treatments and trained therapists at various spas.  She loves offering traditional earth-based healing techniques and recently earned her Master's degree in Somatic Archeology which provides inter-generational healing.  We are delighted to have Deborah back here in Taos.

Deborah Curtis LMT #1251

Deborah began practicing in 1988, so she can meet client needs from deep tissue to energetic bodywork modalities.  In addition, she offers Cranio-sacral therapy and Mayan Abdominal massage.  Deborah is has developed many custom facial treatments and trained therapists at various spas.  She loves offering traditional earth-based healing techniques and recently earned her Master's degree in Somatic Archeology which provides inter-generational healing.  We are delighted to have Deborah back here in Taos.

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.

Autumn "Ahalya" Frontino  LMT #5935 Ahalya truly has the gift of touch. Her 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. In addition to massage therapy, Ahalya can do lymphatic massage to assist the flow of lymph fluids for overall health.  Ahalya is also a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

Autumn "Ahalya" Frontino  LMT #5935

Ahalya truly has the gift of touch. Her 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.

In addition to massage therapy, Ahalya can do lymphatic massage to assist the flow of lymph fluids for overall health. 

Ahalya is also a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

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.

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.

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Ashleigh Beyer   Ashleigh graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York in the Spring of 2007. During her transition into a full-time yoga teacher, Ashleigh realized that in order to help other people take care of themselves, she wanted to take good care of herself, too. Very happily for her, she found Jennifer Moyer, who became her B.E.S.T. (click to learn more) practitioner and spiritual teacher. In the beginning, much like Ashleigh’s first yoga classes as a student, she was not convinced that B.E.S.T. was the right fit for her. Nonetheless, 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  

Ashleigh graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York in the Spring of 2007. During her transition into a full-time yoga teacher, Ashleigh realized that in order to help other people take care of themselves, she wanted to take good care of herself, too. Very happily for her, she found Jennifer Moyer, who became her B.E.S.T. (click to learn more) practitioner and spiritual teacher. In the beginning, much like Ashleigh’s first yoga classes as a student, she was not convinced that B.E.S.T. was the right fit for her. Nonetheless, 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

Our most popular treatment is River Rocks Massage.

Our most popular treatment is River Rocks Massage.


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For 25 years, Kyoko Hummel, the Proprietress of Essential Massage, has been a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.