Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials

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Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials

Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials
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Since closing in March 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Spa Boquete is now welcoming guests who have been fully vaccinated (with certificate) and agree to wear a mask during their massage, as will I. Massage is available by appointment and with 24-hour advance notice, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, as is a 30-minute reflexology session. Regretfully, facials and 90-minute appointments are not available at this time. A special note about my style of deep tissue massage: An important part of my training 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 at home. This is especially true for many deep tissue conditions. My deep tissue training focused on thoughtful, firm work. I don't use excessive force or stretching to "break down" muscles, and would gladly recommend practitioners in this area who do more aggressive deep tissue work.
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TravelOn4Life
Panama45 contributions
An Absolute Treat!!!
Oct 2021
This is a hidden little gem located close to the open market here in town!! Kitzie is professional and her body work was lovely. I had a deep tissue and felt like a new lady upon departure. If you are in the area and needing some excellent bodywork... Visit Spa Boquete!!
Written October 8, 2021
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Thanks so much, Travelon4life, for your kind review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your massage and visit to Spa Boquete! I'm delighted to welcome visitors and residents who are fully vaccinated and agree to wear a face mask for the face-up portion of their massage. It's such a pleasure to return to work on a limited basis and provide massage in Boquete.
Written October 11, 2021
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Martin
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
I loved the experience
Sep 2021 • Solo
I loved this experience.
Kitzie is a super experienced therapist.
After an excelente deep tissue massage, she gave me some exercise tips I could do at home. She is fluent in both Spanish and English so that will not be a challenge for tourists.
Will definitely come back for another massage soon.
Written September 15, 2021
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Thanks so much, Excursion, for your kind review. It was such a pleasure to do a massage for you! A very important part of my massage training at the Muscular Therapy Institue (that once was in Cambridge MA) was the "self-care" part - suggesting ways that clients can continue the good effects of a massage by doing exercises/stretches on a regular basis at home. I do this myself every day. It's especially helpful for "stuck" and sore deep tissue which I cannot physically reach. Your visit was even more special to me because you've recently re-discovered the value and fun of swimming as a break from a demanding professional career, and your questions brought back a time of my life when I swam and taught scuba diving while starting my career as a professor of French at a Ivy-League university. I still remember the suggestions and images offered by a Penn State swim coach during a weekend workshop, and was so happy to share those insights with you in my spa...about 45 years later (!!!!)
Written September 18, 2021
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LyndasRogers
1 contribution
Taking care of myself
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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kathalily
Afton, MN13 contributions
Massage for couples
Feb 2020
My husband and I visited Kitzie for massages when we were visiting Boquete. It was a wonderful experience. She made each of us comfortable while the other had their massage and adapted her technique to meet both of our needs.
Written February 28, 2020
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Thanks so much, Kathjalily, for senging a review of your experience at Spa Boquete to Trip; Advisor. I'm so glad that you and your husband enjoyed your experience! I receive a fair amount of calls from potential guests who want " couples massages" at the same time. Please note that I attend to all my clients personally, and don't have employees, so I can provide only one massage at a time. This information appears on the Spa's website. There's a very comfortable living area with Wifi for the person waiting to use, including an excellent view of the Baru volcano, and the center of Boquete is only a 4-minute walk away from my spa. And I do offer 30- and 45-minute massages for those on a budget. Kitzie
Written February 29, 2020
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Global620156
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Best Massage in Boquette
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I recently visited Kitzie for a massage. She was knowledgeable and we both received relaxing massages. Kitzie's energy was wonderful and she was very welcoming. Truly a kind and caring therapist. The view of Volcan Baru from her living room was also great. Thank you Kitzie.

All the Best : Bill and Rosie
Written February 27, 2020
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Thanks so much, Bill and Rosie, for posting a review of Spa Boquete on its Trip Advisor page. I'm so grateful to you and to the many, many other guests who took the time to write and post reviews for my spa. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your massages, as well as your time in Boquete. For those who hesitate to make the arduous climb up and down the volcano, the view from my living room is a serious second-best, and much less demanding on the body. Kitzie
Written February 28, 2020
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Lucy H
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Wonderful massage
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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Cynthia
Thunder Bay, Canada3 contributions
Wonderful experience!
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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aulsod
Albuquerque, NM4 contributions
Massage
Feb 2020
Kitzie gave a very relaxing massage. She went the extra mile with exercises and techniques for muscle pain.
She was delightful and accommodated my requests.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you, Aulsod, for taking the time to write and post a review of Spa Boquete for its Trip Advisor page. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your massage.
Written February 15, 2020
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Nam Le Ngoc
Boquete, Panama1 contribution
Kitzi
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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EyeNV
St. Thomas70 contributions
Magical Hands
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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