Mandala Med Spa & Yoga Shala is an award winning Indonesian-infused holistic and medical day spa just east of the Stickney Point Bridge to Siesta Key. I scheduled a late Friday morning 90-minute deep tissue massage appointment with therapist Sheri Crane. I was really looking forward to my appointment after spending a full week of work on the computer. From the moment I arrived, my stress began to diminish.
The reception area is spacious and comfortable and decorated with a beautiful tropical theme. A small retail area includes skin care & body products, and jewelry. Product lines include ProCyte’s Neora line, Comfort Zone endorsed by none other than Oprah Winfrey and Mandala Med-Spa’s own science-based product lines Osmosis & Ytsara. After checking in I was taken to the waiting area and offered water or tea. I could have just stayed here – very quiet, very relaxing. Ahhhh….I was beginning to feel the tension and stress melt away. Sheri greeted me shortly and showed me to the treatment room. On the way she pointed out where the restroom was and that there were lockers and showers should I need to freshen up after my massage. The treatment room continued to carry the Indonesian tropical theme and included a beautiful wood carved dragon hung on the wall. After a brief discussion with Sheri about what I was looking for and how I was feeling, she left me to prepare for my massage. I relaxed into the bed, listening to the music of a woman softly singing Sanskrit I let me my mind drift away……. The next 90 minutes were wonderful – and pass so quickly! The tension in my neck, shoulders and back melted away under Sheri’s very capable hands. I hardly wanted to get up, get dressed and go home. I did however, but before I left I scheduled another appointment. This could become a habit.
By Nita Ettinger, Editor Must Do visitor guides & MustDo.com