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Massage Experience, Siesta Key Celebrating 20 Years

Connie Lewis pic 223 years ago back in her hometown of Worcester Massachusetts, Connie Lewis, LMT, Aesthetician and Spa Director knew there was a better life somewhere else.  During the course of her 2 year training at the esteemed Bancroft School of Massage she definitively decided to move south to re-start her life and career while still in her 20’s.   With a degree in Communications/Media and many years post grad experience in the field she was ready to make the jump.  Aiming at, and landing in Sarasota, Florida was the perfect place to launch it all.   She opened the doors of Massage Experience, Siesta Key in the summer of 1996 and has continually expanded her scope of practice as the business grew simultaneously.

During the early years Massage Experience offered relaxation and therapeutic massage. Since then Connie has expanded the practice to include facials and spa treatments, adding staff over the years to keep up with her growing business. 

She continued her training in 2004 at Fashion Focus Academy earning her facial specialist certification.  Massage Experience, Siesta Key has transformed into a lovely boutique day spa.  There are 3 treatment rooms to accommodate small groups.  Connie has specialized and honed her skills for facial rejuvenation through the years and is proud to offer the area’s only anti-aging Micro-Current face lift facial treatment. It not only produces immediate results but gets more noticeable with every treatment.  This relaxing facial includes lots of head, neck and shoulder massage and is guaranteed to pamper and sooth. 

Still passionate and focused on healing and therapy, Connie attracts many clients who are challenged with debilitating illnesses and/or who are recovering from surgery or accidents.  Having personal experience healing from several of her own past physical challenges gives her the ability and confidence to help others facing their own healing journeys.

Connie has handpicked the areas most experienced and professional staff to ensure an amazing and customized experience for each client. On board are Shanon Bogert, LMT, NMT (23 years licensed in Florida) whose specialty and passion is neruo-muscular and sports massage. She has worked many years in Sarasota, many at the Longboat Key club. She began her career at a local chiropractor where she worked for 7 years.

Melanie Beringer, LMT comes to us from the Grove Park Inn and Resort and Spa where she spent 12 years in this very high end spa in Asheville, Carolina.  She is passionate about her dōTERRA essential oils and hot stone massage. Melanie is certified in pre-natal massage and reflexology.

Olivia Hylen Baez, LMT has been licensed since 2005 and has an associates of art degree.  She loves soothing and healing her clients.  She has a real passion for massage and loves helping her clients feel better. Olivia is multi lingual; speaks fluent Spanish and can speak some French and German as well.

Frederick Dost, LMT has many years of practice and remains as passionate about his craft as the day he began some 25 plus years ago.  Frederick’s massages and long, unhurried soothing treatments can include deep pressure combined with softer sedating strokes and some assisted stretching.

Massage Experience, Siesta Key is open 7 days a week and located in the Davidson’s Plaza in the Village. Visit their web-site at: for a complete list of services and prices.  (MA Lic #17596 / MM Lic #6727)  (Advertorial)


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