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Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

106 E Faithway St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-7942
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Ranked #11 of 69 activities in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Spas, Gardens
Owner description: Experience sublime bliss in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Featuring traditional Asian spa rituals and luxurious rose petal baths, we are dedicated... more » Owner description: Experience sublime bliss in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Featuring traditional Asian spa rituals and luxurious rose petal baths, we are dedicated to the ancient healing art of using plants, herbs and spices for inner and outer beauty. In addition, we offer therapeutic, hot stone and Thai massage, as well as a selection of rejuvenating and anti-aging facials. Our staff of Master-level therapists, all with 17 to 30 years of experience, will nourish your body and soul. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My daughter and I both had some serious de-stressing to do and Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens is the perfect way to do that! I had the Stress Buster massage-absolute bliss! My daughter had a Ginger special massage which she said was the best massage she has ever had. If I am back in Santa Fe, this will be the... More

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Indulging in a spa is such a wonderful mother/daughter experience and I am so happy to learn you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at Absolute Nirvana. You chose one of my favorite treatments - that Stressbuster with its hot oils, hot towels and Chinese Flower oils is truly amazing for dealing with stress and tension! We hope you are able to... More

Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My husband and I both booked massages at Absolute Nirvana Spa during a long weekend stay in Santa Fe. We were thoroughly impressed by our massage therapists. My husband's male therapist was very professional/skilled and put him at ease immediately. I got a wonderful prenatal massage that helped soothe some tight muscles and contributed to a relaxing, stress-free weekend. We... More

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

You are smart to take time now to enjoy special experiences with your husband: as you know, once you have children it can be challenging to find time for romantic times together, let alone rest & relaxation. It is good to read that we helped you relax and loosen up tight muscles. Pregnancy can be hard on a body! Best... More

Oaxaca
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband gave me a totally prepaid (tax and tips, etc.) giftcard to Nirvana for an hour and a half massage and an hour facial. I'd never even heard of Nirvana and put off making an appointment for almost 3 months,especially as we live almost 50 miles away from Santa Fe. Had I known in advance what a lovely setting... More

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive and complimentary review of your time at Absolute Nirvana Spa. We are honored and delighted that we were able to help you have a wonderful birthday, and that you enjoyed both Janis and Susan. They are incredible therapists, each with vast experience, exceptional talent and a desire to give 100% to each client.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Absolute Nirvana is a professional and peaceful spa that offers the best pumpkin/brown sugar scrub and massage treatment I have ever had. My therapist Lauren was amazing and friendly...the shower was awesome! I will definitely be making my way back here all the way from the east coast!

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

We certainly do appreciate you writing in about your Pumpkin Decadence at Absolute Nirvana Spa. Since we make all of our scrubs and masks in-house, shortly before each treatment, they are totally fresh and real. Couple that with Lauren's fantastic abilities as a massage therapist (she has been a therapist for over 25 years now, and just keeps getting better!),... More

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had a one and a half hour massage. My masseuse obviously had little or no experience in giving a massage. I did get a firm, deep massage as I asked, but it was not relaxing nor therapeutic.

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

I feel very badly that you did not thoroughly enjoy your Deep Tissue Massage at Absolute Nirvana Spa. It is perplexing to me that you felt your therapist lacked experience, as every single one of our therapists has a minimum of 10 years of experience, and most of them have 15-28 years of bodywork experience. We learned our lesson the... More

Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was my second time at Absolute Nirvana. In a town with many spa options, this one stands out for its simplicity, Zen feel and great value. The gardens are a respite from the bustle of Santa Fe's plaza. The spa professionals do a marvelous job melting all your worries away. It's a great place to spend a few hours... More

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

How wonderful that you chose to come back to Absolute Nirvana Spa to rejuvenate in between taking part in all the activities that Santa Fe has to offer. We are very lucky to be located just a few blocks from the Plaza, yet enjoy the peace and serenity of being at the end of a dead end street. The gardens,... More

New York City, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent swedish massage in a very nice facility. She paid special attention to my requests and I was in pure bliss. The price was outstanding. This quality massage in Manhattan would have cost me $200+ easily. I would recommended Nirvana Spa to people even if they are not staying at Hacienda Nicholas. Quite a delightful experience!

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

I am delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your massage. Our goal is to provide the absolute best bodywork, using all organic and natural products, while pricing our Master-Level massages below the majority of other spas in town. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to come back to Santa Fe for more bliss at Absolute Nirvana. Thank you very... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

It was clear from the beginning that Karin was a master. She not only listened to my preferences but then was able to tailor my massage so that I felt relaxed and energized. The garden setting is calming and restful. Making a reservation on line was easy as were all dealings with the efficient staff. Highly recommended.

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Karin is indeed a Master Therapist! Along with Karin, the rest of our staff of therapists all have between 10-28 years of experience in bodywork. I am happy to know you enjoyed the peaceful garden setting - it is our blessing to be just a few blocks from the Plaza, yet tucked away on a secluded dead end street with... More

santa fe NM
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The massage that I had in the Nirvana Spa was THE BEST. The masseuse was very professional and obviously had had many years of experience. I can't rate it higher.

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for writing of your massage at Absolute Nirvana. You are right in your assessment of your therapist's background - all of our staff have a minimum of 10 years of experience, while many have far more than that. Hopefully you will be able to come back for another massage, or Thai massage, or hot stone,... More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've have never had a better and more professional massage in my life and I've had a few. The masseuse was exceptionally qualified, I've never felt better after a massage. Followed by the rose petal bath with the exotic tea and tropical fruit, well, it really was heavenly !

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carolyninnkeeper, Owner at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

How heart-warming to read of your happiness at Absolute Nirvana. One of our unique features is that all of our therapists are Master-Level, so we are able to offer consistently exceptional treatments to all clients, all day, every day. I am happy to know you had such a heavenly experience! More

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