Divine Connections Massage and Spa is a family owned and operated small business.
Massage therapy has been their cup of tea and their hearts’ passion for quite some time.
Mercy is a Graduate of University of South Florida and Sunstate Academy and is a licensed massage therapist with a plethora of loyal clientele. Maggie Ramirez Malast and Mercy Terrill are sisters and Lutz locals. Maggie is a graduate of Florida State University and Sunstate Academy. She holds both Massage Therapy and Skin Care licenses. Maggie has also been an instructor at Sunstate Academy for students learning massage and is pursuing to further her career in chiropractics. Both have a clear and personal understanding of the healing benefits of massage.
With over a decade of combined experience in the industry, the pair opened Divine Connections Massage & spa in June of 2015.
A pair of inspirational sisters, Maggie and Mercy achieved their dream of becoming business owners after overcoming obstacles – like physical injuries and congenital conditions – to become licensed massage therapists.
Mercy was born with Aniridia, a congenital condition in which the eye has no iris. Her legal blindness has given Mercy a unique sense of touch, enhancing her abilities as a massage therapist.
These two sisters have dedicated their entire lives to massage therapy and strongly care about the health and wellness of their clients. Their mission is to provide first class massage and spa services to clients in need of relaxing, therapeutic, medical and transformative experiences through the assurance of quality massages.
They have a long history of family owned and operated businesses and consider the massage and spa industry to be a perfect fit for their professional lives. They have a desire to make a enhance the lives of individuals from chronic pain and suffering, while making a difference in the entire community.
They wish to leave a positive legacy for their family to carry on, that will continue for generations. This field is not just their calling, it is their passion!
Business Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist
Mercy Terrill is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Sunstate Academy in Clearwater. She is a Florida native, born in Miami and raised here locally in Tampa. Mercy has had the experience of being nursed back to health through the use of massage therapy. As a result, she knows first-hand the positive impact a therapist can make on a person’s standard of living. For these reasons, Mercy customizes her massages to meet the specific needs of each client. Mercy specializes in Therapeutic/Medical Massage areas of the neck, shoulders, shoulder griddle area, lower back and hip area, Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, Hot Stone and Chair Massage. She is also level 2 certified in Reiki.
Business Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetitian
Maggie Malast has worked in high-end resort spas, as well as, in the medical setting of a chiropractic office. She is well versed in prenatal, lymph drainage, neuromuscular, trigger point, myofascial release, sports, deep tissue, medical grade corrective techniques, TMJ, craniosacral and relaxation massage therapies.
In addition, Maggie is also a skin care specialist offering services including relaxing facials, Microderm abrasion, needling, peels, acneic skin care, Anti-aging skin care, body scrubs, body wraps, waxing (i.e.: brows, lip, chin, arms, legs, underarms, backs, bikini, and Brazilians), and eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
She customizes each massage, facial or waxing to each clients needs. Maggie understands the importance of good customer care and is able to deliver.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Rhakeim recently moved to Tampa from New York. In December of 2010, he received his License in Massage Therapy after graduating from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He decided to become a Massage Therapist after suffering many health issues as a child. Rock had undergone many surgeries which required heavy medication. He wanted to pursue a career where he could help prevent such methods while providing healing at the same time. He specializes in Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic and Medical Massage. Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Techniques can be paired with Cupping or Hot stones for optimal results. His goal as a therapist is to aid in muscular healing and providing pain relief while educating my clients about their bodies.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Rachel graduated at the Florida School of massage in 2014 and offers many modalities and focuses on energetic displacement and pain management. She offers deep tissue, energy work, body scrubs, scalp massage, crystal healing, cupping, hot stones, reflexology and pre-natal sessions. She is trained in cupping therapy, a certified Reiki master (2011) and a yoga teacher of 13 years. She has been teaching several different healing workshops from restorative yoga, hot yoga, chakra tuning, meditation and reiki courses.
Rachel previously held a private practice in Saint Augustine, Florida and is happy to be a part of the community in Tampa. She thrives on connection and building healthy relationships within the community.
She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, gardening and cooking and going to the beach. Rachel hopes to bring her clients into balance with a more holistic and ayurvedic approach to wellness.
Cecilia graduated from Beauty & Health Institute here in Tampa, Florida in March 2018. She is a California native but has lived here in Florida since 1999. She is the proud mother of 6 biological children and 2 stepsons, 7 boys 1 girl ranging from 2-22 years of age. She loves being a mom, but is ready to pursue her career doing something she enjoys and loves....skincare! Cecilia's goal is to help educate her clients of the importance of taking care of your skin and helping you meet your skin care goals. She is here to help you develop a skin care regimen and help you maintain it. Cecilia offers relaxing facials for all skin types, micro-dermabrasion, peels, waxing, brow tinting and will soon be adding derma-planning, lash lift & tint, and micro-needling to the list of services she offers. She is excited to help others look and feel beautiful and excited to meet new clients and help them to get started on their skincare goals!!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Marcy has been licensed in massage therapy for eight years and is a newly licensed Registered Nurse. She takes pride in maintaining a balance between intuitive work and evidence-based practice. Marcy is experienced in deep tissue, sports massage, and prenatal work, and she particularly favors consistently working with clients experiencing chronic and acute pain and trauma. Marcy has worked with professional athletes, physically disabled, and chronically ill clients and aspires to continue learning and healing throughout her lifetime.