You live in New Tampa and need a massage. Do you get one to relax? Or do you get a massage for the therapeutic value? Until first going to Swiss Spirit Massage a few years ago, I didn't even know there was a difference. I'd been trying out the various New Tampa massage establishments but couldn't seem to find the right one. Ten minutes into my first massage at Swiss Spirit and that changed. I experienced something that day that I continue to experience every time I go there and, after years of message therapy, had never experienced before. Still however, it's not the main reason that I go to Swiss Spirit once per week.
Bonnie Whitaker is one of the Swiss Spirit massage therapists who I see. Although Bonnie has had her therapist's license since the late 1990's, owned her own business, is most talented and knowledgeable, I think one of her main assets is due to her previous work history - she's no longer there. Bonnie finally found an outlet to truly channel a deep desire to help and make a difference in people's lives.
Bonnie possesses a very, very rare talent when it comes to message therapists. She orchestrates a combination of physical strength, compassion and softness of spirit into a symphony of pure ecstasy. Bonnie's specialty is deep tissue massage along with therapeutic, neuromuscular, myofacial release and traditional Thai massage.
Marlen Caduff is the owner of Swiss Spirit Massage. Marlen is a registered nurse with four-year college degrees in both nursing and massage therapy. That experience that keeps me coming back to Swiss Spirit every week? Well, actually, it's an integral piece of the culture that Marlen has built over the years. I call it a learning environment. To learn one must be exposed to knowledge, information and wisdom. That is exactly what Bonnie and the others do each week. Whether it is anatomical, physiological, holistic, nutrition-wise or basic overall health, the knowledge is there to be had. I suppose if you wanted to lie there in silence and listen to relaxing music you could. I'm way too curious for that. And the fact I'm educated in a subtle, clear and succinct manner, I simply can't resist. I've dealt with therapists at other establishments who have a pretty good handle on anatomy. But never a place like Swiss Spirit where an overall holistic knowledge is so pervasive.
What could be even better than the opportunity to be educated and massaged each week? This borders on downright magic and it's difficult to explain. A deeper grasp and understanding develops after multiple visits. Bonnie and the other therapists learn your body and its needs and adjust treatment as they go. It's positively uncanny. I have fibromyalgia and am in tremendous pain 24-7. Bonnie has the ability to sense and exert the exact amount of pressure that I can handle and the treatment my body requires.
I continue to visit Swiss Spirit once per week for the therapy my body needs and the knowledge my mind craves. Call and ask for Bonnie today! 813-325-1296
Update: 7/14/2013 Bonnie is no longer at Swiss Spirit. We'll miss her and wish her nothing but the best as she moves forward with her career. I recently had a massage from Swiss Spirit's newest therapist. Other than Swiss Spirit's Marlen and Ronda, I've never experienced such a positive connection so quickly! I need to spend more time with her and I'll write about the 411 here.