Day Spa

Enhance your stay at the Canon del Rio with any of our beneficial Spa treatments.  Our Spa has two spacious treatment rooms with views of the Jemez Valley mesas, and is run by our experienced, professional husband-and-wife team of massage therapists.  Walk-in clients are welcome during our regular hours. If you have the ability to email or call before you arrive to make sure we are not booked it would be helpful.

If you seek visions of Earthly delights and blue skies this is the place to enhance your journey in the Jemez mountains. Our Del Rio Spa treatments will help to melt your cares away.

Couples welcomed for duet treatments. We will be glad to further explain any of our treatments and how to suit them to your individual needs.

Spa Hours

10am – 6pm
Last hour treatment commences at 5:30pm.

Locals Discount:
Receive $5 off 60 and 90  minute massages, if you live in the Jemez Valley.

We offer a day pass for use of the sauna, hot-tub, cold pool, and river grounds with the purchase of any one hour Spa treatment per person. Pool open during warm weather only. Our soaps, lotions and room diffusers locally made.

Spa Services Menu

Note:  Add 30 minutes of massage to any spa treatment for an additional $45.

The Del Rio Massage / 30, 60 or 90 min.
Relax, refresh, renew with a Del Rio Massage. Our multi-talented licensed massage therapists are here to give you an individually created treatment. Let us pamper you while the river and mesas enhance this very Jemez Valley experience.
$55, $85, or $125

Deep in the Rio Massage / 60 or 90 min.
A deep tissue massage is the best way to focus on specific areas of therapeutic concern. This treatment allows the therapist to spend time on specific areas utilizing a variety of modalities: Trigger Point, Myofascial, Sports and Asian techniques to work deep into the muscles to help relieve pain in problem sites.
$110 or $150

The Five Extensions / 60 min.
Take the best care of your feet, hands, and scalp. This is an amazing way to nourish and release tension from the most utilized parts of your body with a combo of cranial-sacral, reflexology and scalp massage. Excellent for even the most discreet client.

Soothing Stone Massage / 90 min.
The energy of the Earth is stored within its stones. In this treatment, hot stones are positioned on the body to relax and relieve tension. Your massage therapist skillfully utilizes the stones during this deep massage.

Scalp Massage / 30 min.
The perfect add-on to any treatment! This massage uses a local blend of soothing oils to stimulate circulation and nourish the scalp. leaving your hair with a healthy sheen.

Exfoliation Salt Glow / 30 min.
This exceptional skin exfoliation combines brisk massage and warm oil blended with a Himalayan mineral salt blend that will leave your skin smooth, silky and glowing. Now this is truly pampering! An excellent add on to a one hour massage. Ask for complimentary aroma-therapy oils to add to this experience.

Mountain Mud Wrap / 75 min.
Warm and hydrating French Red Mud, a vista like no other and you have our Mountain Mud Wrap! Your therapist begins with a “Dry Brush Exfoliation” to prepare the skin for the warm red mud inspired by the earth around us. This is an effective antioxidant, anti-aging, hydrating process. Next, your body is enveloped in warm blankets while your scalp is gently massaged with hair and scalp serum. Finally, after showering, a half hour massage relieving skin dryness, softened skin and general peace of mind and body.

The Jemez Hydration Wrap / 60 min.
We begin with a classic and invigorating Dry Brush Exfoliation. Your therapist then massages your entire body with a luxurious hydrating balm blended with echinacea, fig, vanilla, and safflower oils. You will then be wrapped in the healing balm for 15 minutes followed by a 30 minute hydration massage.

Jemez Feet Retreat / 30 min.
Your feet deserve pampering and care. This process exfoliates, replenishes, softens skin and stimulates circulation. We begin with a therapeutic salt exfoliation, cleansing with warm moist towels followed by a reflexology massage with an invigorating healing foot lotion.

The Simple Face Treatment / 30 min.
Your face will love this treatment! It includes a gentle face cleansing, toning, and micropore abrasion followed by a warm earthen mud mask. We end with a hyaluronic acid/retinol A serum to boost collagen production, and a locally produced moisturizing serum. This treatment will nurture, refresh and renew your skin.

The Head-to Toe! / 2 hours and 30 min.
This treatment is the ultimate in spa luxury. Begin with a Simple Face Treatment, followed by a Mountain Mud Wrap, Feet Retreat, and a one hour massage to end. You are invited to sit in the sauna and hot tub beforehand to make this a half-day of delicious self-care.

Our Massage Therapists

Cornelis Swarttouw

Cornelis started his healing activities at 15, when his father taught him “laying on of hands” in the Christian Science tradition. His fascination with the body continued as he regularly witnessed surgeries while working as a hospital orderly in Germany. In 1980 he was inspired to train as a Therapist of Reichian bodywork at the Dharmadeep Center in Hamburg, and the Seminar Dienst under Marc and Gisela Enay. He further extended his education in New Mexico at the Academy of Natural Healing in Santa Fe in 1988, studying Structural re-balancing, trigger point, deep tissue, sports massage, and Thai massage, as well as courses in matrix energetics, stretching, and reiki.

With 37 years of practice, Cornelis brings precise physiological and empathetic knowledge of what is needed to restore the neuromuscular system to balance and health. His interest in metaphysics dovetails with a natural affinity and gift for energy work and he has developed clear empathetic skills. He is fascinated with the healing properties of sound, and practices Qi Gong, breath work, or Yoga on a daily basis.

Sarah Swarttouw

Sarah completed her training at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in North Carolina in 2012. She has long been fascinated with the mind body connection, and has a gift for tracing and releasing lines of tension and stress in the body. In her previous career she worked as a professional cellist and she brings with her the sensitivity and focus that training provided. Her creativity combines techniques from widely different modalities such as Structural Integration, deep tissue, trigger point, energy work, and cranio-sacral. She values both intuition and therapeutic specificity in her work, and has learned much from her husband’s 37 years of experience. They work together as a team of therapists.

Contact Details

(575) 829-4377

Physical Address:
16445 Highway 4
Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025
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