the Best Massage and Watsu in San Miguel

Massage is more than just moving oil.  And Watsu is more than just moving someone through water. It has to do with the mindful touch of the massage therapist who is guided by healing intention.  It’s an invitation to come back to the moment…to return to balance where your body can be at its peak performance.

Quality restorative massage and Watsu can help you achieve this not only by alleviating muscle tension and pain, but by improving circulation, blood pressure regulation and flexibility.  It can benefit the immune system as well as restore mental and emotional well-being.  You can experience this and more through the creative blend of modalities that we provide.  This is what preventative health care is all about. 

It`s time to reconnect with what is Essential.  At Essential Massage and Watsu of San Miguel de Allende, this is our mission.

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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.  For our Watsu services, David Galitzky CMT is highly trained in Watsu 1, Watsu 2 (Instructor, Harold Dull) and Aquadinamic (Instructor, Marcelo Roque).  Through his extensive background in the healing arts and calm personality, David's sessions are experienced by clients as therapeutic, intuitive and nurturing.  For more information on our training see here


modalities we offer:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology
  • Lomi Lomi Hawaiian
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Watsu

Click here for more information on the modalities that we offer.

Client testimonial

"Fantastic Massage!"

A Watsu massage with David is an exceptional experience. David is highly skilled, making you feel secure in the different environment of the water. He does a great job listening to your requests and making you feel comfortable. I would eagerly do another of his massages on my next visit to San Miguel.       -Susan H.

"Probably the most serious and educated masseur in San Miguel"

David is unique among massage therapists in San Miguel because of his training and dedication to his profession. He is trained and licensed in almost all types of bodywork, so he can tailor a session to each client's needs and preferences. Unlike many therapists, who always give the same massage, David can offer different experiences, from sports therapy for sore muscles to deep stretching to a more meditative, emotionally therapeutic massage involving a singing bowl whose sound and physical vibrations (he rests the bowl on the body) unify the senses. Watsu is another of his specialties, and it is a deeply soothing experience in his beautiful Watsu pool. David's space was built to his specifications according to his professional needs and aesthetic, so I strongly suggest going to him, although he does travel to clients. A true, caring, healing professional in body work, David is always one of my first appointments when I visit San Miguel. Most highly recommended.     -Heather

"A Healing Oasis"

My Watsu session with David was a first for me and the most effective body work I have ever had.  It allows a range of motion and stretch while being totally relaxed in the warm water.  David has all the skills, plus the ability of intuitive knowledge of his subject's needs.  I highly recommend a visit to his relaxing and healing oasis.      -Paula N.

"A wonderful healing experience!"

Coming from NY with a 'broken' body full of stress, I needed a massage therapist who had technical knowledge of the body, its muscles and the muscles' connectivity throughout the body; as well as an eastern understanding of the flow of energy. David has healing hands - gentle, assured and magical! Could not make it again to try the Watsu treatment, but David is the first appointment I will make when I return to SMA!     -Gwendolin W.

"You deserve Essential Massage and Watsu"

I have been a client of David's for several years and working with him has become a regular and most satisfying part of my personal maintenance routine. Whether it is a 2-hour massage (an hour goes way too fast for me) or a Watsu session in his pool you will feel the immediate benefits. David practices a variety of methods and is sensitive to your immediate needs. Watsu is an amazingly relaxing experience that almost defies description. Everyone should gift themselves the opportunity to be swept through the body-temperature water and lulled by its warmth into a state of complete relaxation while stretched and supported in a completely stress-reducing series of movements. Residents of San Miguel should be regular clients. Visitors should make a visit to David a memorable part of their time in San Miguel.    -Brian C.

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David Galitzky, CMT, MIC

David was born in 1976 in British Columbia, Canada and raised in Vancouver.  He studied massage therapy in 2004 at the Massage Institute of Davis (California).  In 2014, he studied with the creator of Watsu, Harold Dull and earned Watsu Levels I and II. He has resided in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico since 2007. 

David's passion is to assist others not only in achieving optimum physical health, but more importantly, a balanced state of well-being.  Learn more about David Galitzky,  owner/operator of Essential Massage and Watsu.



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