Siesta Key FL

(941) 349-6699

Siesta Key FL (941) 349-6699

Our Team

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!"



Stephanie comes to us live from St. Louis, 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. Maybe Stephanie's clients on the massage table become so chill that they can't talk back like those kids in the classroom.
Stephanie is one of those rare finds who can pretty much do it all & always with a smile on her face! Steph is an Athlete who listens to her clients needs, and addresses them fully. She is well versed in Relaxation work, Deep Tissue Rehab Injury Work, Lymphatic Drainage, Cupping, Neuromuscular work, Prenatal, and most anything that comes her way! Stephanie is a delightful asset to the Team, and we are thrilled to have her onboard for several years now at Hands of Light Massage. You cannot go wrong booking with this LMT! Do it now!


Lauren comes to us with a plethora of skills and an experiential background second to none in our Industry! This Wellness and Fitness Professional is well versed in Swedish Relaxation work, Medical Massage Rehab work, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue work, LomiLomi, Shiatsu, Table Thai, & Prenatal Services. Her knowledge of the human body and delightful upbeat personality definitely make Lauren a "Cut Above"! Book now!
Communication, Professionalism, Quality "Amazing massage therapist!! As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I know what it takes to be an expert in body work and soft tissue work. Lauren went above and beyond my expectations. I could not recommend her enough. Fantastic! 5 stars. Perfect for relaxation, muscle recovery, pain relief and self care!" Regi B.


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!



Sara Kotomski departed the gray skies of Pittsburgh to join us at the Beach with special training and is exceptionally skilled in treating clients by manually manipulating muscles and other soft tissues to relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and in promoting general wellness. As a Massage Therapist, Sara performs a wide variety of therapeutic body massages. Sara's talented & energetic repertoire includes Medical massage, Sports massage, Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Shiatsu massage, Qi Kung massage, Thai massage, Hydrotherapy, Hot stone massage, Aromatherapy massage, Trigger point massage, Reflexology foot massage, and Couples massage. We are thrilled to have her onboard and you will be, too! Book now!


Linda has completed the USA Triangle from TX to NY to sunny FL, and she's here to stay in our favorite town! This is a very detailed LMT who listens closely to what is needed, and then delivers - on the mark! Linda is a strong & very versatile Therapist who's Mantra is definitely all about paying strict attention to managing your issues and conveying that top notch quality Therapy each & every time!


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.



 Here is an energetic powerhouse from Cape Cod & Boston who is a 38+ year Therapist and RN combined. What a great skillset combo that we are so lucky to have onboard! Kathy can do it all and then some! Kathy will find what needs assisting, and has great experience and training in Neuromuscular Therapy, sports rehablilitation therapy, and manual lymph drainage, just for starters! Book now to feel like a million bucks renewed!
***PS Kathy is an Early Bird Lover stemming from her prolific RN career - 1st appt avail with ever adept Kathy starts at 7:45am! Let's roll!


*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.