Essential Massage & Watsu
Essential Massage & Watsu
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Excellence in Service and Knowledge! If you're looking for the best massage in San Miguel de Allende, look no further. Our female and male massage therapists are extremely well trained, professional and knowledgeable. Modalities we offer: Swedish Massagem, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian, Craniosacral Therapy and Watsu. In studio and home service available.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mary E
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Massage Experience!!
    This was an absolutely fantastic massage experience in San Miguel de Allende! The staff was very professional and the atmosphere was very pleasant! We had a couples massage and both loved it! We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a massage in SMA!
    Mary , thank you so much for your review . For the Essential Team it was a pleasure serving you . We hope to see soon again !
    Written May 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Andre P
    Houston, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Essential Massage Muchas Gracias for Houston Texas
    Myself and 4 other family members had massages which were awesome. Well worth the price - $48/850 pesos for an hour!! Thanks Rosie, Marcella, luz, Marie and Miriam for accommodating such a large group and doing a great job. Mariam was my masseuse and she gave me a deep deep tissue massage - I will definitely be back!!!
    André , thank you so much for your visit! For the Essential Team it was a pleasure meeting you . Hasta pronto !
    Written June 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • John O
    Austin, Texas3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Essential Massage
    My family and I all enjoyed fantastic deep tissue massages at Essential Massage. It was so good that I went back two days after my first massage. Rosie was great and applied just the right pressure from my head to my toes. It is a beautiful facility in downtown San Miguel. And the massage prices are very good. Highly recommend!
    Thank you so much for your comments and we are so glad that you come back . We hope to see you more often here . Gracias !
    Written June 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • carly h
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building and great ambiance
    Booking was fast and easy through the website with a confirmation via whatsapp. We brought cash to pay, but they were also happy to take credit cards. Beautiful building and great service from Adriana and Myriam!
    Carly thank you so much for your review , we really aprecite your comments . It was a pleasure serving you . Gracias
    Written June 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Steven M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service at a great price!
    We received a couples massage from Mari and Rosie. It was fantastic! The location is walkable and very clean. Priced very well compared to other places we looked at and willing to work with us on short notice. Would totally recommend!
    Steven , thank you so much for your visit . For Mary and Rossy It was a pleasure working with you . Muchas gracias !
    Written June 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 10, 2023
  • bss1973
    Asheville, North Carolina7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fathers Day at the spa. Excellent
    My daughters and I went for massages together for Father’s Day. The whole process of reserving appointments and the massage itself was wonderful. The place is relaxing and the massage therapist did a great job. Very clean and professional. Well worth the price. Excellent value.
    Brian, I'm glad to know that you chose us to celebrate a day as special as Father's Day. Thank you very much for your comments and we hope you come back soon. thank you !
    Written June 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Jazmine R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly staff and great experience!
    We had an amazing experience; fully recommend this place! Ana, Yotzel, Claudia, Grecia and Lidia were all amazing. We were five, including my two teenage nieces, and they were very accomodating. We called around 3pm and had an apppointment for all five at 6:30pm. Would definitely come back.
    Norma thank you so much for your comments and for your review. For the Essential team It was a pleasure metting you . Hasta pronto !
    Written July 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • mtzbja
    Northern Norway, Norway34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Booked a couple of massages for my husband and son. Phone interaction, very Nice and usefull every time. And from my husband and son, the massage were excellent. Ordered one Swedish and one deep tissue. They highly recommend this place and service. Thank you. Until nextvtime
    Thank you so much for your review ! Hopefuly next time you can come with your soon and your husband , Hasta pronto !
    Written July 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Amelia
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful massage- with Miriam
    Had wonderful full body massage by Miriam. She was able to release a lot of tension off my shoulders and had a soothing technique for rest of body. The experience is wholesome and relaxing. I did the reflexology massage mixed with deep tissue on stress areas. Went with friends that also enjoyed it and recommend it.
    Thank you so much for your comments,We are so glad that you enjoyed your massage service with Miriam, for her it was a pleasure working with you. muchas Gracias!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
  • ECM
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massage Experience
    After entering from a busy street of cars and people walking in thin sidewalks, you experience calmness. I got a 90 minutes regular massage with Yotzel. When I entered the massage room, it was hot, I asked her to turn on the air con. She quickly complied. It was awesome. The price very affordable. I highly recommend this place and Yotzel.
    Thank you so much for your review, for Yotzel it was a pleasure be your massage therapist, we hope you come back soon ! gracias!
    Written August 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
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Elaine S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I promised myself that when I came to San Miguel de Allende, I would do a better job with self-care than I have in the past. Essential Massage is helping me keep that promise.

They are very responsive and accommodating. I get quick answers to my requests for appointments. I’ve had different massage therapists for a 60-minute, deep tissue massage each visit and each therapist is equally as good as the one before.

The atmosphere at Essential is very peaceful and serene. Once you’re inside, you have no idea that a busy bus stop is right beyond the front door. And speaking of bus stop, the location is very convenient in the Centro neighborhood.

My recommendation is to see all the sights you can in San Miguel, but take an hour to slow down and visit Essential Massage.
Written December 22, 2022
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Elaine , thank you so much for your comments , we are very grateful for the way you describe your experience with us. We hope to see you very often here. Thanks a lot ! Hasta pronto !
Written December 23, 2022
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honeycrash
Elizabeth City, NC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Our visit to Essential Massage was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to SMA. We enjoyed our couples massage immensely and we both LOVED our therapists. Inside the spa is serene and spotless and just lovely. Had our stay in SMA been longer we would have gone again and again. Hotel prices for spa treatments are costly. The prices here are beyond reasonable so we hope we tipped well. I suggest you bring pesos because the credit card process was a little complicated but again, a minor issue because the quality of service is so outstanding.
The outside of this spa is unmarked. You have to be really alert to find it because there is no sign on the door-but it is 100% worth the effort.
Written July 25, 2021
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Thank you so much ! Your comments are so appreciated. We glad you enjoyed the quality of our services . I’m very sorry you had trouble finding our location . The sign will soon be there. Hasta pronto !
Written July 27, 2021
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Alexa S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I booked a 2 hour massage to kick off a week long vacation and am so glad I chose to do so at Essential. My masseuse delivered firm, relieving pressure that wasn't too intense for a full 2 hour session. I came out completely relaxed and ready to explore the city. The spa itself is in a house that is quiet and relaxing with nice music playing - you wouldn't be able to tell it's on a busy corner.
Written September 20, 2021
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Alexandra , thank you so much for your visit to Essential. For Jose, your massage therapist, it was a pleasure to attend you . We hope to see you back soon! Thank you so much for your rewiew!
Written September 20, 2021
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Mary S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Quick summary of why this place is so awesome. I had made an appointment for a massage before leaving town to head to San Miguel and the communication throughout the booking was perfect. The day before my scheduled massage the other 5 people in my party decided they were interested too so we asked if by chance they could come to us instead… and add 5 more people 🥴. And they did!!! They day before, a full 180 change and they were very accommodating and again the communication was clear and easy. They sent to therapists to our house who arrived exactly on time and were sweet as can be. At brunch after everyone raved about how good their massage was and we were all so thankful EMW was able to take care of us last minute. 100% will be going back any time Im in SMA and will be recommending them to everyone I know that is going that way
Written February 21, 2023
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Mary , thank you so much for your review !. We really apreciated it. For Luz and Rosario was a pleasure meeting you and your friends and we are so happy that all of you enjoyed your massage . Come back soon ! Gracias
Written February 24, 2023
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Allegra C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My husband surprised me on our last day in SMA with a couples massage. Mari and Rosa were our massage therapist and were wonderful. They gave us all our options, massaged us the full hour even though we were late, and were responsive to feedback regarding pressure. I didn’t want the massage to end and felt relaxed and rejuvenated at its conclusion. The setting is also clean and serene. Of note the water in the shower is not heated and for payment they prefer pesos.
Written October 31, 2023
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Thank you so much for your visit ! For Mary and Rosario it was a pleasure working with you . We hope you come back soon ! Hasta pronto !
Written November 2, 2023
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Monicarella
San Jose, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I'm a first time customer and a frequent visitor to SMA. I get frequent massages back home so I'm always seeing out a really good deep tissue massage. Getting to the location was easy and the environment was nice. It's a busy area, however once you're behind the doors all the sounds of a busy morning just disappear. I ended up seeing Luz and she was the best. We had our language barriers however that didn't matter. She is great at what she does and immediately know I had so much tension and knew how to address it. I never had to guide or say more or less pressure. Everything was perfect. I'm looking forward to returning soon. Thank you!
Written February 8, 2023
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Monica, I'm glad to know that your experience at Essential Massage and Watsu was to your liking. Luz thanks you for your comments about her work and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much !
Written February 10, 2023
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Barb MG
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
The location is in downtown but still in a quite street, so it is convenient by walking or just drop-off by car. The building is so quite in the inside, definitely it gets you in a relaxed mood to enjoy a massage. The single room that was what I used it is so spacious, clean, and in a rustic/luxurious style. It is the only place I have had a massage in SMA and I would definitely go back again if I have a chance. I got a 75-min massage that was just perfect, the massager was always respectful and careful about the intensity of the massage.
Written October 22, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments about our services. We appreciate your words that motivate us to continue improving to provide you with a relaxing and restorative experience. We hope to see you back soon. Hasta pronto !!
Written October 26, 2021
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Lilliana
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Overall I was pleased. I found this place online and went to their website to book a time. There was nothing to say that there were restrictions on what time to book so I put in 7.p.m. and paid my upfront cost via Paypal as requested.

After a while , I sent a message because I had received no confirmation of my appointment other than a receipt from Paypal. Eventually I received an email and then a contact via WhatsApp saying that the latest appointment was 6.pm.

Fortunately I could work that in. When we arrived, most of the staff were leaving and I think the person that attended me had been called in for this appointment. It all felt kind of awkward. It was peaceful there and there was lovely background relaxing music. Just everyone leaving felt weird.

Anyway, I did find the appointment making on their site to be frustrating. I would recommend that they find someone to update their site so that a person can not book during certain hours.

All in all, it was a good massage. I would not say it was exceptional or better than other I have had.
Written March 11, 2024
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thank you for your visit. We are very sorry that we did not have the appointment time you wanted available. Your comments are very helpful in improving our service Gracias
Written March 11, 2024
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LosAngeles5967
California93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Our first time today at this spa, and can definitely recommend! Our massages were both deep, relaxing, and transporting. The spa is beautifully designed, beautiful mood lighting, and one of the best spa music tracks I have heard. The rooms are very very clean, and comfortable tables for the massage.

My hip has had some issues, and it was easy to communicate with the massage therapist, and she was very gentle. and able to massage around it. I also loved at the beginning of the massage the use of aromatherapy for relaxation. Loved the oils they used too, not too oily like some spas, which I do not care for.

This spa is not only a great value, but a wonderful place to restore, and reset your body while you are staying in San Miguel.

10 out of 10!
Written May 21, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review , we really appreciated your comments about our service and place . We are so glad that your therapist could helped with your hip. We hope to see you again soon ! Hasta Pronto !
Written May 23, 2022
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Caroline C
San Francisco1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had a great experience from beginning to end. Jose and Adriana (sp?) were both wonderful! We made a last minute choice to get a massage and they were accommodating and gracious. The building was an adventure to find but once you are inside it is spectacular and very relaxing. I will definitely visit again 🌿 Wonderful people. Great massage.
Written September 28, 2021
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Caroline and James , thank you so much for sharing your experience with us . For Adriana and Jose it was a pleasure working with you. We hope to see you very often at Essential. Thanks a lot !! Essential Team
Written September 29, 2021
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