Our Therapists are simply the "best of the best" and truly the cream of the crop in Sarasota!
We should know; we’ve interviewed many since we opened on Siesta Key more than 25 years ago! At Hands of Light, we work only with fully licensed, qualified, and insured individuals with no less than 10 years experience in the art, with most of our Therapists having more than 15-25 years experience. All of our colleagues maintain a semblance of their own practices, including practices at other spas in town, and some are alumni of the most celebrated spas in the country, including the award winning Ritz Carlton in Sarasota and The Four Seasons Resort in Las Vegas.
They have interesting stories and have lived interesting lives, not only as Healthcare Practitioners, but also as Parents, Teachers, Architects, Bankers, Dancers, Designers, Baristas, and Artists. We know them very well. They possess the utmost integrity and they are our friends. We hope that you enjoy their complete dedication to the craft the way we do.
*Pls. Note: All Therapists are extremely proficient in most any type of service we offer, running the gamut from relaxation massage to modalities of more intense, demanding & specific work. We like to say that "The Greatest Therapists Wear Many Hats!"
She's baaaack! Live from St. Louis, Stephanie joins us and can do it all, and very well, we might add! Big Kudos for big experience. Steph transitioned into the Massage arena with her Master's Degree in teaching. We think maybe Stephanie's clients on the massage table become so chill that they don't talk back like kids in the classroom.
Shaunna is our very good natured, & long term Hands Of Light Massage Therapist, originating from the beautiful State of Utah! Extremely proficient in almost all different & related massage modalities, Shaunna handles all clients deftly and without batting an eyelash! Shaunna is a true professional in the industry and will easily accommodate you with whatever your needs are in the massage arena. Shaunna also excels at and is certified in Ashiatsu, a deeper therapy in which one intersperses & mixes actual massage work with feet, using overhead bars for support! If you haven't tried this optional service as yet, you are missing an absolutely wonderful treatment!
**MUST specify Ashiatsu service as a menu choice if interested - scroll to bottom of scheduling menu, & click to schedule, or call now!
Here comes The Tornado! Big talent comes in a small package! Amanda is a bundle of sparky energy that will delight with her strong and varied accommodating Massage Therapy talents, as well as with her contagious & expansive personality.
A true Team Player who will always go the extra mile with a smile to assist you in your Quest to feeling much better, Amanda is a dynamo addition whose Massage experience roots go back 2 generations in her immediate family! We are so very lucky to have her onboard! Don't hesitate to book now! Specializing in "Return Engagements" once you have a massage with this young lady!
We are fortunate to have Julie join our Team by way of NJ and California! Julie is a Veteran Therapist in our field, with over 18 years experience in the "Big Spa Industry", as we refer to it! Julie's calm, great listening demeanor is reflective of her Rutger's University undergrad Psych degree, and this LMT will DEFINITELY take you down 5 notches, no question!
Julie's forward thinking on health led her to take the plunge fearlessly as a creative Entrepreneur in the Nutritional Smoothie business, where she built an amazingly successful grassroots organic nutritional company in California in recent years. Julie's expertise now also lies in her unique style of deliciously detailed bodywork, while paying close attention to exactly what it is the client is asking for. Julie believes communication is the absolute best policy between Client and Therapist. Be prepared to float out the front door on a cumulus cloud of cotton if you are fortunate enough to book a session with Julie!
Cheryl comes to us from the Motor City of Detroit! Cheryl has been very busy honing her skills for the past many years and has been immersed in rehabilitative work with several Physical Therapists in the Sarasota area, as well as being involved at an Acupuncture Clinic locally.
Cheryl enjoys educating people about their bodies & utilizes all techniques garnered from her Acupuncture and Physical Therapy exposure and background to incorporate a great massage with you in mind! Whether you simply want to totally chill, or have more specific injury or pain items that need addressed, Cheryl can help! With her kind and easy mannerism, you need to check Cheryl's talent out ASAP!
This Licensed Therapist is a real Florida girl and has worked in the Industry for over 11 years. Whatever we throw at her, she handles with ease and know-how! With a background in Fitness and Personal Training, DeeAnn is able to understand your Body Mechanics immediately and assist you in ways you never thought possible with Massage! Works with anything from Relaxation work to Sports Rehab and all points in between! Book now!
How lucky are we? Jessica arrives with a plethora of knowledge and professional medical experience from the NY Nursing world. Now, having at last happily transitioned into Massage Therapy, Jessica is an energetic professional who brings focus, attention to detail, and a truly caring attitude to clients across the Board. In addition to deftly handling all types of Massage and Rehabilitative requests, Jessica also does cupping and is a Certified Thai Therapist!
This amazing Thai Assisted Stretch Therapy technique is addressed while loosely, but fully clothed. Thai work stretches, relaxes, improves circulation, increases energy & flexibility, improves range of motion, and helps to center the mind and body in a big way. Fantastic for Athletes, Dancers, or absolutely ANYONE at all who is tired of feeling like their body is all jammed up! For added beneficial options, Jessica also works with Essential Oils and Reflexology. This revolutionary treatment combines 100% pure-certified & medicinal grade essential oils with reflexology & nerve stimulating massage strokes.
These powerful oils push toxins out of tissue, oxygenate cells, repair DNA, & often help to eliminate viral, bacterial, and inflammatory loading. This technique is based on the theory that viruses and bacteria can lie dormant along the spine, creating body inflammation, which in turn impairs internal organs & the nervous system. The treatment can help relieve back pain, boost your immune system, speed recovery from injury, and profoundly relax & renew your energy. Book an appointment with Jessica today!
Mary joins us from beautiful Cape Cod, where she had an extremely busy bodywork practice for the last several years! Originally a Connecticut native, Mary's professional background was as a very talented Architect! Now, Mary can creatively move mountains with her bodywork as well, and we are very happy to have her joining us at present to add to our great repertoire of talent! This Therapist has great intuition and extensive training in a wide variety of modalities including light relaxation massage with sound healing, hot and cool stone massage, deep tissue therapy and sport specific massage.
Additionally, Mary has recently returned from the Orient on a major educational sabbatical while learning under the guidance and tutelage of some of the Great Masters of Massage. It was there that Mary became proficient at working with various alternative therapies including “cupping” which, is a centuries-old method of managing medical conditions, based on traditional Asian Medicine. This myofacial therapy helps with stubborn pain, blood flow, inflammation, scar tissue, adhesions, relaxation and overall well-being. Many clinical conditions may benefit from cupping therapy with Mary as part of a program designed to improve functional outcomes.
How lucky are we to have powerhouse Celeste with us from NY? Celeste's expertise comes to our vocation by way of a background degree in Biology & her experience working in Health at the FDA. Celeste is a 26 year experienced Veteran in the Massage Industry, and her varied background serves her well in absolutely all facets of Massage.
Her skills have been honed further by her past affiliation at The Ritz Carlton Spa in Sarasota. How can anyone be this nice.... while being so very skilled at her craft at the same time? Get an appointment with Celeste and you will have scored a major "Coup"!
*PREFERS 90 MIN. APPTS* Bev is a veteran Therapist in the industry with 30 yrs experience in massage. Bev holds certification in Medical Massage, specializing in focused rehab of the hip, low back, & neck. Bev is the Owner/Mgr. of Hands of Light Massage.