Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials

Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials

Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials
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I'm very, very happy to reopen Spa Boquete after a long pandemic hiatus. The updated Spa website includes descriptions of services and current rates. Services offered by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And a reminder that Spa Boquete offers only professional therapeutic work; it does not include other “services."
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Barbara M
6 contributions
Jan 2023
If you find yourself in Boquete, or live close by, I strongly recommend making an appointment for massage with Kitzie McKinney.

My husband and I both had 2 sessions with Kitzie while visiting from California the past two weeks. Kitzie spends a lot of time getting to know and to learn your needs, and respectively honors your expectations.

We found ourselves more relaxed, more energetic (!) and even sleeping better after our sessions with Kitzie.

Please consider making an appointment with Kitzie, you WILL NOT look back. In addition, she is incredibly interesting, and has a lovely spiritual centered aura which leaves you feeling the same.

We will see you again Kitzie -
Barbara & Fran
California
Written February 8, 2023
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Dear Barbara and Fran - Just after the pandemic abated a bit, I wondered whether or not to re-open Spa Boquete, as it had been closed for over 2 years. I gave myself 2 months to figure it out; during that time, you two showed up. It became very clear to me that I love doing massage too much to give it up completely, though I now limit my appointments to two per day. Each time I work, I think about all the fantastic teachers who crossed my path, both here and especially in Boston, and am so grateful to have learned and practiced a lot of different techniques that help me better address my guests' situations and requests. Thanks so much for your visits and for taking the time to write and post a review for my spa.
Written February 9, 2023
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Mel
5 contributions
Feb 2023
I had a lovely experience here! She spends a lot of time getting to know you and what kind of massage you are looking for. She communicates really well so you feel comfortable the whole time and is clearly an expert. My back felt much better after the massage and she even taught me some exercises to help with my neck pain. Highly recommend!
Written February 19, 2023
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Thank you so much Mellymel, for taking the time to write and post a Trip Advisor review for Spa Boquete. Self-care tips and tecniques were an important part of my professional massage training at the Muscular Therapy Institute, and they've become even more important to me after 25 years of practice. I've learned a lot, both from my clients and from my own challenges, over the years, and am especially happy to share suggestions with visitors who may be far away from their usual practitioners.
Written February 27, 2023
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Roxanne C
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Because of Covid ,I have not had my yearly Kitzie massage. I arrived to Boquete on Friday, and I was on Kitzie's massage table on Saturday. She is a sweet thoughtful person and eliminated my flying travel body kinks. On Sunday I was able to get back to hiking. She is very keen on focusing on areas that need attention. I highly recommend her. You definitely will come out rejuvenated.
Written February 7, 2023
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Many, many thanks, Roxanne, for figuring out how to use the Trip Advisor Review link and for posting your comments. We've known each other for a very long time - I think about 14 years - here in Boquete. Airline seats are the worst, and I'm glad that you were able to get back to hiking in short order. Most of my guests are short-term visitors to Boquete, so it's a special treat to welcome folks over the years and discover how their lives have evolved, especially people like you, a shining star who very likely inspires much happiness in the lives of your friends and family here when you come to visit.
Written February 9, 2023
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Nam Le Ngoc
Boquete, Panama1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is the first time I have taken a messaging abroad but honestly I have to say that Kitzie is a great person. I had a wonderful time in her house, we talked a lot of different things in life, she also give me many advices during the process of her treatment (She shared her prospect about how she see the world which is extremely humble and fantastic). Before massaging, Kitzie describes very detail about what will be going on such as methods of different kind of massage (relax massage, deep tissue, facial...), product used in process (Kitzie has a lot of high quality organic skincare and body massage liquids (something like Jojoba, flower and cucumber cream...) which come from all around the world (from Italy to Morocco and many others...). During the process, one thing she always say is that our body is very sensitive, they can feel every pain or joy, everything so that if I feel painful it means she is not doing well and on the other hand if I feel good and relaxed it means she is doing well, I have to be the leader and she will follow, the pressure how she put on my body is depend on what I want. She studied massaging at an University in Boston, her massaging skills are very amazing, I took a 44-hour flight, my body feels exhausted and you know what, I can feel the difference between the parts of my body massaged and the ones are not. Her space is very private and cozy with great music (the temperature in the room or on the massaging bed is up to you). After the massaging, I feel a lot better, all of my body and my mind are relaxed. I would love to see her more often during the time I am staying in Boquete.
P.s: The price is affordable, not too expensive like other massaging places I used to look for. Great experience, I recommend you guys should go to Kitzie's house if you come over Boquete.
Written February 8, 2020
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Thank you so much, NamLe, for your very kind and detailed commentary about your experience at Spa Boquete. One of the many reasons I love living and working in Boquete is that I get to provide spa services to an international clientele of varying ages, nationalities and languages. It figures that just as I'm finishing reading an excellent novel by a gifted Vietnamese-American writer, my first guest from Viêt-Nam shows up: a young student with excellent English, coming to Boquete to study Spanish. Reading his comments, I'm pleased to note that he understood perfectly what I explained about professional therapeutic/relaxation massage and how important client feedback is to a practitioner, whether that person just climbed Volcan Baru, finished a 44-hour trip from Asia, or comes down from their residence in the mountains to visit town and wants a massage after doing their errands.
Written February 9, 2020
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Lucy H
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Jan 2020
I was visiting Boquete on holiday and needed a massage for my sore back. Kitzie replied immediately to my email, and upon learning that I was travelling on the overnight bus from Panama City kindly gave me some very useful travel tips. She then moved the appointment an hour earlier at 20 minutes notice so I didn’t have to wait around in town. As well as being helpful and accommodating, the massage itself was fantastic and in a really lovely environment. Highly recommended!
Written February 16, 2020
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Thanks so much, Lucy, for writing and posting your very kind review on Spa Boquete's Trip Advisor page. It was a pleasure to meet you and provide a massage before you undertook the climb up and down the Baru Volcano. Having taken that long bus ride back and forth from Panama City to David many, many times in the 14 years I've lived in Boquete, I'm happy to share some basic travel tips for a more comfortable trip (as in, they crank up the airco in those express buses at night, and having a head covering and sweatshirt at the ready is helpful). And it's a treat to welcome a guest who's fully prepared for the challenging climb. I hope that your volcano adventure went well and you're pleased with your preparations and impressive fitness level. Best wishes, Kitzie
Written February 19, 2020
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Kristine L
3 contributions
Nov 2022
I had the best experience with Kitzie-I had a facial and a cranial sacral massage. The combination of the two was so rejuvenating for my body and soul. If you have never had a sacral massage I highly recommend it.

Kitzie and I chatted for a bit of time before treatment. She wanted to know her clients prior to treatment which is key because she wants to create the an ideal spa experience.

MUST GO TO WHEN IN BOQUETE!!!
Written November 17, 2022
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Thanks so much, Kristine, for taking the time to write and post your review. It was a great pleasure to help design the ideal spa experience for you, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Your visit meant a lot to me, as Spa Boquete has been closed for almost 3 years as a result of the pandemic, and I've missed doing work I love and am happy to share again.
Written November 19, 2022
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EyeNV
St. Thomas78 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I read the reviews and found Kitzie online. Decided on a 90min aroma therapy massage and faciaI on my birthday The experience was absolutely divine and I felt completely and utterly satisfied when it was over. Kitzie is extremely personable and accommodating. Every aspect of the treatment was thoroughly explained as Kitzie requested my feedback every step of the way until the service began. The environment is very quaint and comfortable fortunately easily accessible by car or foot if you’re staying in town. The space is designed to be intimate so its a small and private just as pictured in the other reviews. Do not miss out on spending time with Kitzie; her service is one of a kind as well as she is a genuinely good human being. When we tipped her she mentioned something about donating her tips to less fortunate locals or something. Don’t really remember verbatim, but she’s really spiritual and zen like. She spreads good vibes and you feel it through her work. I Enjoyed every moment of the experience. If I had more time in Boquete I would have booked another massage. Will definitely return as soon as possible.

FYI.. if you’re not alone like I was..your friend can wait like my friend did in a comfortable lounge area upstairs with free WiFi and complimentary beverage until his turn. No complaints..
Written January 25, 2020
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I imagine that it's the dream of every service provider to reach their 250th review on Trip Advisor and receive a special review. So I'm beyond grateful to EyeNV for submitting her detailed and kind comments on her birthday visit. Having been the delighted beneficiary of a surprise birthday celebration with my tango teachers in Medellin several months ago, when a prospective guest writes that " it's my birthday and I'd like it all [massage, feet, facial, and friend along to celebrate], well, I have a pretty good idea of what's behind that wish, and how much it can mean to a person on their special day. As an NCBTMB board-certified massage practitioner for 20 years now, and in practice in Boquete for 14 years, it's a pleasure to greet and provide spa services to guests who are looking for personalized professional services in a special setting. I love working in Boquete with an international clientele, some of whom are visitors and others are residents. For the record, the "beverage" provided guests is purified water, all tips are indeed donated to worthy causes here in Boquete and wherever my travels take me, and the " lounge" is my own upstairs living area. Kitzie
Written January 26, 2020
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Cynthia
Thunder Bay, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I visited the spa for a massage and facial. On arrival, Kitzie gave me a warm welcome. She inquired about my expectations and special issues. From that information, she outlined her areas of focus during the massage, so I knew what to expect. Kitzie is a gifted masseuse. She worked with gentle skill to relieve specific problem areas.
Kitzie is a wise source of knowledge about locally sourced products. I was pleased to discover that many of the oils and facial products are natural and organic. She was happy to give me information on how to order the products for my personal use. My skin felt incredibly soft and fresh after the facial.
I highly recommend a visit to Spa Boquete!
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you, 374denish, for taking the time to write and post a review on Spa Boquete's Trip Advisor page. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your massage and facial. Having worked at a luxury spa in Boston for 5 years before coming to Boquete in 2006, I wanted to offer spa services without the selling of products, as often happens in spas that include facials. So I choose to use products that visitors can easily acquire, either in David or Panama City or via the Web, and am happy to provide that information.
Written February 15, 2020
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Welthy S
Peru, Vermont, United States3 contributions
Nov 2021
I have been going to Kitzie for at least five years at least twice a month. She is not only an extremely highly qualified, certified massage therapist but she is a wonderful, caring human being. Kitzie takes the time to chat with you and find out what needs attention and how best she can help you. My massage appointments are always the highlight of my week and not just because of Kitzie's magical hands, but because of who she is as a human being. I cherish my time with her.

Kitzie's spa is comfortable, spotless, relaxing and located conveniently in downtown Boquete. If you are looking for a truly memorable massage, I suggest you contact Kitzie right away. You won't regret it!
Written November 27, 2021
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As Welthy noted in her very kind review, we've known each other for at least five years. One of the biggest treats of my ideal life and practice in Boquete is offering massage to visitors and to residents as well, since 2006. As a fellow New Englander, Welthy's visits to my spa are even more special. We encouraged each other through the shutdowns during the 2020-21 pandemic. Her regular visits to my spa have also helped me assess and adapt my services to current circumstances and to the consequences of the ongoing pandemic and of having practiced professional massage for 24 years. Please consult the overview of my spa and services on the Trip Advisor page for this update.
Written November 28, 2021
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LyndasRogers
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Solo
Clean and friendly and easy to find. I had hurt my back and decided to try this caring massage therapist. I had lost touch with her 13 years ago when she had helped me through hip surgery here in Panama. I am so pleased with her attention and tips on self care. I never write reviews, but she is well worth it. I am definitely going to be good to myself more often with her.
Written September 4, 2021
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Thank you, Chex7luz, for your review and for returning for a massage after 13 years. I'm especially honored by your visit as you yourself were a massage practitioner. An important part of my traiing at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge MA, was to encourage clients to practice self-care techniques so that they could continue to improve their condition. This is especially true for deep tissue conditions, for which the use of force isn't the best strategy. I'm so glad that you found the massage helpful. KM
Written September 9, 2021
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