Our master therapists are on call every day to provide professional massage therapy and nurturing bodycare.


Julia Ruth ClausIt is a gift for me to be in those quiet moments when I am transferring healing energy with therapeutic touch. My intention is to restore balance and equilibrium, born from compassion as well as a vivid sense of underlying muscle-tissue patterns. I administer Swedish and Deep Tissue massage in a soothing and relaxed manner, while my Acupressure treatments, based in Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine stimulate the energy of specific organ meridians to flow again in balance with each other, creating deep relaxation and sense of well-being.
The Shirodhara treatments I offer relieve strain and stress, can balance disturbances of mind, body and emotions, and help the client experience an exquisite state of detachment. It has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries in India for ailments related to the nervous system, and is especially effective for fear, anxiety, nervousness, mental exhaustion and insomnia.
I am a graduate of the Taos School of Massage. I trained at the Ayurvedic Center for Well Being in Sarasota, Florida in Shirodhara technique, and have completed second degree Reiki training. I have received certifications in Five Element Acupressure from Samantha Jennings, D.O.M., at Northern New Mexico College and other certifications from New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, White Cloud Institute, Scherer Institute of Natural Healing, and the Ayurvedic Institute.

It was worth every penny! Whenever I come here (Taos), I'm coming HERE!" — T. Erickson, MN



Julia Ruth ClausI am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with my clients to help them achieve healing and relaxation. I have learned the importance of listening, to what my clients say about their physical issues, but also to what their bodies say. Whether they are experiencing tight rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles, the high-strung IT Band of the athlete, or an indefinable malaise, I have a variety of tools to assist the body's desire to heal.
Thanks to my education in the massage therapy program at the University of New Mexico-Taos, and subsequent workshops and trainings, I am able to offer Deep Tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release techniques. My hot stones massages employ smooth, round river rocks that are heated to melt away muscular tension. I often enhance treatments with aromatic essential oils that gently cue the brain via the olfactory system.
As a fourth-level Healing Touch practitioner, I can also help balance and align energy flows disrupted by stress, pain or illness. Some clients seek a combination of energy work and massage for a holistic healing experience.
I look forward to working with you..

A weekend retreat in an hour!"— R. Donnelly, Arroyo Hondo, NM



spaceEast meets West in my practice, which combines hands-on deep tissue work with energetic elements from my experience in Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Oriental medicine. I attended the massage therapy program at the University of New Mexico in Taos, where I supplemented my interest in myofascial release and neuromuscular techniques with studies in acupressure, yoga therapy and Thai and Balinese massage. I currently teach Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditative swordsmanship at UNM and am also a faculty board member at the Sage Institute for Creativity, Consciousness and the Environment. I incorporate elements into my practice such as moxa (incense sticks made from medicinal herbs which facilitate the flow of energy when used on acupressure points) and sound vibration to open up the meridians and free the flow of qi. That, combined with the lengthening achieved by myofascial techniques, creates the spaciousness in mind, body and soul that allows each client’s innate wisdom to begin the process of self healing. I'm not trying to “fix” something or impose my own concept of structural integrity upon a client. My goal is to assist the client in cultivating the inherent physical, mental and spiritual balance that each of us uniquely possesses. As a result, I’ve been able to help clients successfully manage chronic pain, recover from injury, and experience deep and lasting relaxation. I also provide spa treatments, including face and foot therapy, using all natural, chemical-free products.



If there is anything I can claim I've done almost my entire life it's bodywork. My father read me an article about foot massage in the 80s and that was all I needed to start massaging his size 13 feet nightly. This evolved into hour long full-body massages for $2.00. I became a licensed massage therapist in Texas in 1998 straight out of high school and worked at American Pain Management alongside medical doctors locating trigger points and treating pain patterns.
I have explored and studied a wide range of modalities over the years and feel if there is one specialty I have it is versatility. I have furthered my studies to include Neuro-muscular massage (medical massage), reflexology, myofascial release and healing touch. I work with a wide variety of clients including those with Parkinson's Disease and those recovering from surgery.
I have been in extreme pain from a spinal injury and gone through my own personal journey of healing (it will continue). I know what it's like to be in pain and to feel as though your entire reality has been ripped away. My compassion for human beings has deepened from this experience and taught me a lot about trauma and how it is stored and released from the body. I am currently enrolled in a three year Biodynamic Craniosacral study showing me further how beyond amazing the human body is and how immense our capacity for healing is.
I am on this journey with you.


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