La Vida Spa
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Maureen S
Bozeman, MT18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Beware, your experience will be therapist dependent. I was so looking forward to my “stress busting” massage but I left feeling battered and annoyed rather than refreshed and relaxed. I was subjected to at least 30 minutes of trigger point pressure in spite of my (should have been obvious) physical discomfort, and twice voiced displeasure. The oil smelled like Crisco, except for what was used on my neck and scalp, which was an unpleasant combination of wintergreen and camphor. I was never asked about my preferences for pressure and scent, and she never asked for feedback during the visit. I found myself relieved when it was over, then had the disheartening feeling of paying almost $250 for experience 🥵😰
Written April 15, 2021
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kathy n
Odessa, TX2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I both had a couples massage. His therapist had garlic breath, was away from his body for over 30 seconds at a time, my therapist was fair. I asked for a deep massage and felt like I was getting a light touch even asking her to go deeper.

The staff Was very nice and friendly. The little house was quaint and clean. But the price of the massage that we requested was on the high pricey end and not what we expected at all. We would not recommend Nirvana again.
Written August 23, 2021
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Kelsey B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Worst place ever. Planned my honeymoon/wedding around the appointment for a couples massage. I made the appointment on 3/18 for 6/5. We arrived on time and the front desk said they didn’t have us scheduled for a couples massage. They could separate massages. I have emails and appointment confirmations that a couples massage was booked. They didn’t even try to make anything right. They didn’t even want to see the written proof. All they said for empty sorrys. Thank you for ruining my wedding weekend. I’m not from Santa Fe and this was our gift to each other. I wish I could 0 stars. Waited almost 3 months for this. I hope they don’t charge us. All they could have done was offered a discount or Free massage and we could have reschedule and made another trip to Santa Fe. I shouldn’t have to tell the owner how to run her business but it’s very unprofessional. So thank you again for ruining my wedding weekend.
Written June 5, 2021
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Laura W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Was in Santa Fe visiting for a solo babymoon. The ladies at Absolute Nirvana took such good care of me. I had a hydrating facial booked with Kelleen which was beyond relaxing. I loved her energy. I didn’t want it to end so I booked another prenantal massage with Heidi for the following day. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable, used the correct amount of pressure, and I left there feeling so much better in my ever growing/changing body. Absolute Nirvana is the perfect name for this spa, as that is exactly how I felt leaving. Thank you!
Written March 31, 2022
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hojoej
Casper, WY64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was just what I needed! I am a Covid survivor & am prone to relapses. I had such an attack while traveling to Santa Fe on vacation. My body was in pain & the headache was brutal. Asta Rackauskaite really listened to me & I so appreciated that. First, she made sure I could tolerate the smell of the oil she was going to use. She inquired about the desired pressure. I am someone where a little goes a long way for a massage. She applied just the right amount of touch to comfort & relax without hurting. I did the 90-minute stress buster & left there feeling completely revived! I was able to go on and enjoy my vacation. What a wonderful place and a fabulous massage therapist!
Written April 10, 2021
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Renae M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I can’t say enough nice things about this hidden gem. The space was so inviting, and the services were very accommodating and relaxing. So much more personal and quant than some of the other spas I have been to in Santa Fe. I loved how the bath was inside the room and I was able to take a shower after the service. My massage therapist Karen was amazing and Reagan at the front check in is a complete angel! Thank you all so much.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience at Nirvana. How lovely to read that you had such a wonderful and special time. There are many spas in Santa Fe: we are honored that you chose us, and delighted that you were so happy with the experience from start to finish. We look forward to seeing you again before long. All the best, Carolyn
Written March 3, 2020
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C Robbins
New Orleans, LA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Hubs and I did the Summer Lovin' Special for Two package which included 45min in a private outdoor hot tub followed by 90 min massage and head treatment. I had Ms Shea and hubs gad Ms Cynthia and both were excellent! The place is cute, clean and the grounds are very beautiful. We will be back and we will bring friends!
Written August 11, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time at La Vida and we will look forward to meeting you again in the future. Our packages and specials change with the seasons, so be sure to see what's new next! Thank you again.
Written August 20, 2023
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Rhonda H
Lake Zurich, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Nirvana is now called La Vida Spa. My sisters and I were visiting Santa Fe last week and decided to reserve a spa day for ourselves. We are 65 plus. My sisters got massages and "Happy Feet", while I opted for a facial plus Happy Feet as an add on. Deborah gave me my facial which included gentle massaging of my arms and neck, a head rub (felt amazing but don't plan on going out afterwards lol), and a wonderful relaxing facial and mask treatment. While the mask was on, she did the Happy Feet treatment and afterward, my arms, legs, feet, hand AND face were all very happy! It was wonderful and significantly cheaper than some of the spas in the square area. My sisters enjoyed their massages just as much. This is a very tranquil, clean, and quiet spa a bit outside of the square but within walking distance. I would go back again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Deborah and staff!
Written September 18, 2022
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sandiaroses
Telluride, CO33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
I had a spring reveal peel facial from Deda. The facial massage was out of this world! I could literally feel the tension melting out of my face and floating away. The products left my skin silky and glowing! Can't wait to come back again.
Written March 15, 2022
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danalk88
Dousman, WI20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I spent a week in Santa Fe with my mom and wanted to end the trip with an afternoon at a spa. I believe Absolute Nirvana is now called La Vida. We were recommended to Absolute Nirvana by another masseuse, who wasn't able to fit us into her schedule that week.

We booked massage and facial treatments. Shea was absolutely amazing. I'm a runner/cyclist and had requested a deep tissue massage. My ITB is still a bit tender, but the tough love was much needed! My mom, who is in her mid-70's, also had a great experience with Shea. Shea used medium pressure, avoided trouble areas on my mom's back/hips, and gave lots of attention to the calves, feet and shoulders.

We each had a custom facial with Desiree--also a great experience! With shoulder and neck massage, it was very relaxing. The cleansing and facial massage were gentle. The products were all amazing. We both glowed when we were done!

If I could to it over again, I would just arrive much earlier to enjoy the peaceful, sun soaked courtyard and would book time in the outdoor hot tub. Regardless, it was an amazing experience and I would return there if we make it back to Santa Fe.
Written September 18, 2022
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Thank you for this glowing review, and we are honored to be able to be a part of your relaxing day with your mother. We will look forward to treating you all again next time you are in Santa Fe, and we hope you will get to enjoy your time in our garden as well. Thank you again!
Written June 9, 2023
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