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Essential Therapies Garden Spa
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Owner description: Voted in the Top 5 Day Spa's in Central Florida 2013. Our facility boasts 6 treatment rooms and an outdoor garden jacuzzi that is complimentary with every treatment. We offer massage, facial, nail, waxing, body wrap and tanning services.
Reviewed 14 April 2013

If you are visiting Mt Dora for a day and you are female...go! Make that appointment! While travelling solo, I called on a Saturday morning to see if they could get me in. They were booked BUT placed me on hold...came back to say that they would fit me in and that the owner, Donna, would be doing my 90 minute massage! The place is so cute and everyone that was working there was super nice.

Donna did a supberb massage - throwing in some extras- and even doing some techniques that I had not experienced before. She was great! I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated!

Since they were booked, they offered the jaccuzi soak after my massage. Take advantage of this-so freeing and so relaxing!

Essentials is busy- but you never feel it. They seem to treat each and every customer like a queen. Explains why they continue to be successful after 9 years...

I was travelling solo and they even suggested dinner at Al's in Tavares---only about 6-8 minutes away! Watching the seaplanes take off and land was fun and the food good....a great recommendation from Donna and staff!

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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Essential Therapies is a very special place for me. The building is actually a quaint and picturesque house, with a very large wooded yard encompassing many small gardens and a secluded hot tub area. I enjoy walking through the grounds before or after my services to see what's blooming or sitting outside for a few minutes in between services. From the moment I first walked in the door, I felt welcome and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and quickly make you feel like you're part of the family. For me, the best part of Essential Therapies, though, is the phenomenal people who provide the services. I love Yvonne's full body, deep tissue massage. She is great at adjusting her pressure to give me just what I need to address old injuries and current stress points. She is a master at her craft. I feel like a new person after her treatments. Faith gives a phenomenal facial that includes scalp, shoulder, arm and hand massage. Something I never experienced with other facials. She makes me so relaxed that I always drift off to sleep at some point during the experience. I've also gotten terrific mani/pedis from Michelle and Kamryn. I always get more than I expect when I visit which makes this consistently a "WOW" experience for me. As soon as I leave, I can't wait to go back again.

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Jess did a great job getting my fiances pedicure scheduled right after our hot tub time. I read on the tranquil back porch while Janet got her toes prettied up. Then we had a great couples massage. They really focused on our problem areas and we both felt great afterward, we slept well that night. Janet said I slept through the massage and may of snored a bit but I think she makes these things up! Thanks again hope to see you over the summer.

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

This was our first stop in Mount Dora and it kicked off (or more precisely kicked back) an anniversary weekend get away. The drive from home started the de-compression from the stress of every day life and the visit to Essential Therapies completed the process. Sangria in a hot tub at 10:30 in the morning followed by a long massage was the perfect combination to put us in the right frame of mind to enjoy each other and the tranquil pace that is Mount Dora. It was the most relaxing weekend that I've had in several years and I give Essential Therapies a lot of the credit. We just got home yesterday and I'm already looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Bubbalaw
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I went to essentials for a couples massage on our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and professional.
We loved the outside area with the jacuzzi. Very private and serene with lots of old beautiful trees. We had a morning appointment which was a great way to start our special day.

Thank Melissa_W34678
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