• All massage rooms are spacious, with natural light
  • Our own certified massage school trains all of our therapists in tradecraft and ethics (everything about massage not taught in school) and offers continuing education in cutting-edge modalities
  • All therapists have:
    • At least 650 hours of training in an AMTA accredited massage school.
    • Membership in a professional massage organization.

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Santa Fe is a hotbed of alternative healing. There are more bodyworkers per capita here than anywhere else in America. We are fortunate to be able to draw from such a huge resource. Of all the wonderful therapists available, we choose only the most professional and caring. We then train them in all the subtleties: draping, communication, balancing all parts of the body, and how to send you gently back to the world.

We don't have a Chinese menu of massage options (we are a Japanese spa, after all), but have chosen to offer you just a few distinct choices honed to achieve results.

Massage is offered in two permutations:

  • Private Rooms
    Just you and your therapist.
  • Double Rooms
    Two tables and two therapists, for you and a friend or partner.

'To Davis, who assisted me with spa reservations: YOU ARE FABULOUS! You exemplify the friendly, helpful service that keeps us coming back to Ten Thousand Waves again and again. Many, many thanks for your thoughtful assistance.'

'We thoroughly enjoyed both our time in the (old) Imperial Ofuro and the professional hands of Eric G and Sundown. We didn't want to leave this special place! Thank you.'

'Ive been visiting you for more than twenty years and you just keep getting better. Keep up the good work.'

'Dear 10,000 Waves - you are the best spa I have ever visited in 15 years of travel - have brought numerous friends - beautiful setting, wonderful and professional staff.'

'The massage I had with Joseph was unparalleled! I am a certified therapist myself, but relinquish all under the gifted hands of this great guy! Highly recommend!!!'

'I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my massage at Ten Thousand Waves. Valli was my masseuse, and I have never had such a good massage! She made me feel like a million dollars. She's a gem. Kathy B'

'Meilani was my masseuse. She was fabulous! She gave me the best massage I have ever had! This was a great experience!!!'

'My therapist, Jojo, removed knots I did not know I had.'

'Midori was amazing and I can't say enough about the treatment she gave me. Thank you 10,000 Waves for being there! Mary'