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Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials

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Address: Ave. Buenos Aires | Coral House, Boquete 0413, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6493-0486
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Honored to have received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2015,...

Honored to have received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2014, and 2013. This is a small, highly personalized spa, dedicated to serving one client at a time, by appointment. Located close to the center of town, just across the street from the Oasis Hotel & Restaurant in a tranquil, beautiful setting facing the Baru volcano and the Caldera River. A graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute (Cambridge MA) with 17 years of professional practice and continuing certification by the U.S. National Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Kitzie offers a variety of affordable luxury spa facials with products of exceptional quality from the U.S. And Italy and her own creative combinations of therapeutic and relaxation massage and bodywork, using organic Jojoba extract and techniques including the Swedish-based techniques of her school's founder, Ben Benjamin, LomiLomi Nui, basic Upledger craneo-sacral techniques, reflexology, manual lymph drainage for face and neck, and energy work, depending on her clients' preferences. See our website for a map and rates, as well as a description of techniques.

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Excellent experience!

The relaxation massage and facial was amazing. Kitzie has a lovely demeanor and put me at ease right away. The massage was the best I have ever had! I really liked the fact that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ChristyATX
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The relaxation massage and facial was amazing. Kitzie has a lovely demeanor and put me at ease right away. The massage was the best I have ever had! I really liked the fact that I was not covered in oil afterwards. The facial was also fantastic. It's obvious Kitzie really cares about providing a great experience for her clients. I... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Christy, for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review for Spa Boquete. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience! While in massage school in Boston (18 years ago!), I dreaded being slathered with cheap massage oil during our technique classes, and couldn't wait to get home to shower it off. Fortunately, just before... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for a massage with Kitzie. I was lucky enough to call and get an appointment same day. She is personable, and before you start makes sure she fully understands what your needs are. I highly recommend her and will be getting a longer massage with a facial next week!

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Globetrekkers2000, for taking the time to write and post your review. Part of the enjoyment - and challenge - of offering professional massage and receiving ongoing training via continuing education courses is matching, to the best of my ability, what my client has in mind for their perfect massage and spa experience with what I can offer them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I received one of the best massages I've ever had from Kitzie at Spa Boquete. I was really sore and stiff from weeks of traveling and after the 90 minute deep tissue massage every muscle in my body was relaxed. If you are in Boquete, go to spa Boquete. You won't be disappointed.

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Christy, for taking the time to write and post your review of Spa Boquete. I very much appreciate your comments and was happy to help with the travel aches and pains. May you continue to enjoy your travels! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a comforting eclectic experience. Relaxing peaceful atmosphere and pleasant manner. Superbly satisfying services.

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Chris, for your recommendation and review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience at Spa Boquete! I particularly love combining techniques to match, as closely as possible, my clients' idea of the ideal spa experience for them. Over 18 years of professional training, study, and practice have given me the benefit of a wide variety of possibilities.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend a visit to Kitzie's mellow, soothing escape to anyone in Boquete and looking for some respite from its outdoor pursuits. I chose a deep tissue massage and a facial which Kitzie blended together seemlessly. I have never written a review for Tripadvisor before but I feel Kitzie's spa deserves a mention! What I particularly found memorable... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Fionnuala, for taking the time to write and send your first review to Trip Advisor, and for your visit to Spa Boquete. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Pamper Package, including a deep tissue massage (and reflexology) and a facial. And I'm so glad and grateful to have my little spa in beautiful Boquete (even when it rains)... More 

Minden, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

After driving Panama's unpaved roads, my neck was very stiff and painful. Kitzie had great reviews on TripAdvisor, and my experience validated these reviews. She started with questions about my overall pain levels, and explained what was likely causing the pain. She told me what she was going to do and why, then demonstrated exercises I could do at home.... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Bubba, for your thoughtful and detailed comments. I'm especially happy to read that your neck continues to feel better, most probably as a result of your follow-up. One of the practical goals of the massage school I attended in Boston (1998-2000) was to include simple self-care techniques for our clients, so that they felt less dependent on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at Spa Boquete. Kitzie was gracious, easy to talk with, professional and clearly well-trained; reasonable prices as well. She was also a Spanish teacher in her previous career and it was fun hearing about her experience. Thanks again!

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Muchas gracias, Monty! One of the reasons I chose to locate my spa in Boquete was that I wanted to be able to use the languages I taught and love - French, Spanish and a bit of Brazilian Portuguese - even though I wanted to make a change from academic life and Boston and live a quieter, less hectic life,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I was easily able to set up two appointments with Kitzie over email (as we do not have a phone with us) for appointments the following day. Her place was easy to find and very near the center of town. The massage was wonderful - I loved the spiritual blessing at the start of the massage, the wonderful attention to... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Sheila, for your review and kind words. It's great when clients email or call to set up an appointment with a bit of advance notice. The spiritual blessing (called pu'ule in Hawaiian) came from my Sacred LomiLomi training - where massage is considered both a family tradition and a practice best performed in sacred space. Turning the essence... More 

Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

While reading up on what to do in Boquete, Panama, I read about Kitzie at the Spa Boquete. She had wonderful reviews, so I decided to make an appointment with her while my husband and I visited friends in Boquete. The reviews didn't lie, Kitzie gives a awesome massage and facial. She uses high quality products, and is very attuned... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, Martingirl2, for your kind words. How fortunate for Spa Boquete, Trip Advisor readers, and the many other businesses which have benefited from your taking the time to write reviews for us all! There's no greater gift for a small business. It's a special pleasure to welcome clients to Boquete and provide massages and facials for them as part... More 

Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Kitzie promptly responded to our request for relaxation massages and provided very clear information over email about directions to Spa Boquete. Kitzie's approach to the relaxation massage was excellent with a spiritual, yet not religious, beginning. She encouraged us to speak up at anytime if the pressure was not what we wanted. She asked if we had any ailments and... More 

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spaboquete, Owner at Spa Boquete Professional Massage and Spa Facials, responded to this review

Thank you, cbfred, for your thoughtful and detailed review! These take time to write, and I really appreciate your willingness to do so at the end of your vacation. Once again, I'm very grateful to have received excellent training in massage therapy at an institute founded by Ben Benjamin - the author of Listen to Your Pain, the book mentioned... More 

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