Rainwater Spa and Wellness Center, located in Avanyu Plaza 2500 12th St. NW, has been in the works for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the for-profit arm of IPPC, Indian Pueblos Marketing for the past three years. Put on hold when the pandemic hit, they are in the middle of a soft opening and are set for a ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening on July 28. For the opening, they are offering classes, massages, soaker tubs and a retail shop.
The Paper. spoke with the wellness center’s retail director, Gary Loy about the spa and the services they plan to offer the Albuquerque community. They currently have a massage therapist and two yoga instructors on staff and are in the process of hiring additional therapists and teachers, including a yoga instructor that does meditation.
The facility includes a retail space where they sell lotions, creams, and products. “We have Native American jewelry and products such as yoga mats and water bottles that have native patterns and designs. T-shirts will also be available that are of Native pattern and design.”
When you get into the back of the house, you'll find the therapy rooms and three private soaking tubs. “Our yoga classes are offered in the wellness studio,” Loy said. The spa services will include deep tissue, pregnancy and a basic massage. They will also offer hand and foot reflexology, salt and sweet sugar scrubs and herbal wraps. Herbs including Indigenous herbs are used in their soaking tubs. “We have the ability to be able to do couples massages and two of the three therapy rooms have private showers.”
As traffic increases, they plan to add more class instructors and additional massage therapists. “We want to be able to offer classes that are geared toward those that are at the retirement age,” Loy said. Additional yoga classes, Pilates, meditation, sound healing, Reiki and more will be scheduled in the future. You can view the current class schedule and sign up for a class at rainwaterwellnes.com.
“We are really excited about the spa because this is something that is completely new for this area, and we feel that it's going to do well,“ Loy said. “We're also really thrilled to be able to add another brand to IPPC that is profit making.”
Loy said they are definitely starting to see a lot of interest in the spa and their classes. “People are calling to inquire and walking in asking questions about the spa.” The main goal for Rainwater Spa is to provide a space where customers can relax and rejuvenate. “We look forward to providing a wonderful spa experience. We really want to make people feel better.”
Rainwater Wellness is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come with a holistic experience in mind.
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