Life in La Cruz: Health and Wellness in La Cruz

Magnolia moved to La Cruz with her family in April 2015. She had a dream and a vision and was looking for the perfect place to make it all happen. She had lived in the area for some time but had never visited La Cruz and when she did Magnolia knew this was the right place to make her dream a reality and the Oasis Massage & Spa was born.

Magnolia, a massage therapist for twelve years, was trained mostly in Mexico, also receiving about 1200 hours of training at the University of The Antelope Valley in California. Much of her work experience was in the Resort Industry in which she enjoyed offering vacationers high quality services and great hospitality. She told me she often felt rushed; after the guests completed their massages, she had about 10 minutes to offer tea, thank them for their visit, change the sheets, and greet new clients. A priority when she opened her own spa was to always allow extra time to make her clientele feel extra special.

Magnolia worked at a chiropractic office helping patients to recover from previous injuries. What Magnolia loved the most about that job was that by treating patients every week she was able to monitor their recovery and to develop a solid relationship with them. “Even though I loved both jobs they were very different from each other which informed my vision of the ideal spa. It inspired me to make a place where I can connect health, relaxation, personal touch, quality service, enduring relationships and beauty all in the comfort of the indoor and outdoor beauty of the spa.”

The name she selected was inspired by the oasis she created on Calle Langosta, toward the marina, below the glorietta. She and her team truly make a difference in the way clients look and feel. Creating enduring and rewarding relationships with her clientele, Magnolia is proud of her salons team members’ knowledge of wellness and of their superior service.

“We love to innovate using high quality products like organic coconut oil, therapeutic grade scented oils, cacao, sea salt, tequila and margarita scrubs. What I enjoy the most is to make a positive difference in peoples lives.  A better massage experience, a better relaxation environment, and better health; a better place to work… a better life.”

Magnolia’s favourite quote is “Whether you think you can do something or you think you can’t, either way you are right.” ~ Henry Ford

La Cruz has such a charm and is the perfect place to live or to vacation; a lovely quiet village, perfect for relaxation and reconnecting with yourself and others. Please visit when you can!

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Cindy Bouchard, an expat Canadian runs a Boutique Hotel, Villa Amor del Mar, in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. She and her husband Chris are living and lovin’ in Vallarta–Nayarit. If you want more info on La Cruz or desire… A very special vacation contact Cindy via