Reconnect with a couple’s massage

Anne Evans Anne Evans Reconnect with a couple’s massage
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For anyone looking to reconnect with a loved one, a couple’s massage may be the experience you are looking for. Erika Taylor Urban Spa has been offering couple’s massages since the spa opened in October of 2010.

“Going to a spa is very romantic,” says owner Erika Taylor. “We’ve had couples come in for a massage, then go to dinner, and then get engaged. During a couple’s massage, you are connecting the entire time.”

Mark Rankin, LMT, EST and Lindi Wells Martsolf, LMT, performing a couple's massage at Erika Taylor Urban Spa. Photo by Logan Miller.

Lindi Wells Martsolf has worked as a massage therapist for almost five years and has been working with Erika Taylor Urban Spa since December.

“I really believe in the therapeutic benefit of massage and the power of the body to heal itself,” she says. “Anyone who has a hard time relaxing, suffers from chronic stress, muscular pain, or headaches will benefit from massage therapy.”

Randall Wellman, LMT, MS and Spa Director for the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, agrees there are numerous health benefits to massage therapy.

In 1993, Wellman was working for his family’s printing business when his mother became ill with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

“I decided to do something that I enjoyed instead of toiling in a job I didn’t like,” says Wellman. “I found a book of careers in massage therapy at the library and it seemed like a good fit for what I was looking for.”

Wellman studied at the Central Ohio School of Massage, then worked at the Beechwold Natural Clinic. “At the clinic, I was able to work and learn with many respected healers in many different modalities,” he says. In 1998 he moved to Hocking Hills and began his own traveling massage company, then started working at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in January of 2007.

“Couples Relaxation Massage is the most popular offering at the spa,” says Wellman. “Probably close to 90% of people coming in are couples, girlfriends, and mothers and daughters.”

Taylor also sees all combinations of couples at her spa. “Couples, mothers and daughters, best friends, sisters; our couple’s massages can be customized in any way,” she says. “Brown sugar scrubs, coconut oils infused with essential oils, and chocolate covered strawberries can up the romance factor and make for a very memorable experience.”

Erika Taylor Urban Spa is located in Downtown Columbus in the Hartman Building at 275 South Fourth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215. For more information, visit ErikaTaylorUrbanSpa.com.

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is located in Hocking Hills at 21190 SR 374 Logan, OH 43138. For mre information, visit InnatCedarFalls.com.

Photos by Logan Miller of www.LCMphoto.org.

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