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Founder / Director

Karen Thomas​ LMT


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Karen Thomas is the founder/owner of the well renowned Spalypso of Sarasota FL and has acquired advanced knowledge learned at the Swedish Institute College and her years of experience.


Karen is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated with a degree in Occupational Studies, Massage Therapy from The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City.


Karen is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and is passionate about her profession and is committed to helping others achieve a healthier and happier life experience. Her previous experience as a licensed professional caregiver for 15 plus years exemplifies her dedication.


In addition to her private clientele, she has also provided professional bodywork services for Lutheran Augusta Senior Center in NYC, Westchester Iron Man Half Triathlon in Westchester NY, Ronald McDonald House in New York City, and ING New York City Marathon.


The name "Spalypso" is a unique joining of the words Spa and Calypso in a nod to the islands, Trinidad and Tobago, from where Karen hails. They are the birthplace of the ever-popular Calypso music.

Massage is one of the fastest growing alternative therapies.


Because it works and people enjoy it!


An increasing number of research studies show massage decreases stress, reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, increases energy plus more. Massage therapy taps into the body’s own ability to heal itself and is a scientific discipline that offers a broad range of benefits such as:

  • Loosens tight muscles so you can move better

  • Improves skin tone for younger-looking skin

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins to feel better

  • Increases flexibility and range of motion

  • Speeds up recovery from injury and illness

  • Strengthens immune system so you get sick less often

  • Reduces tension headaches

  • Reduces anxiety and relaxes the body for more joy

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Keeps you feeling young and vibrant


In conclusion, Massage helps to improve and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Join the growing number of individuals that are including massage in their regular health routine.



We are located on S. Tamiami Trl. a half mile south of Stickney Point Road in Pine Park Center Office Condominiums. Our suite is in the building behind the mailboxes around the middle of the complex, which is exactly opposite to the Mazda dealership. 7029 S. Tamiami Trl. Suite B. Sarasota, FL. 34231.

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