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 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.
The sisters wish to leave a 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
Robin graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, Michigan, in June 2015. She's passionate about helping
people find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stresses of
life. She incorporates Reiki
Energy, Myofacial Release and Trigger Point Therapy, which makes for a relaxing yet effective massage. She loves working with a variety of clients who have different needs which makes each massage unique. Her specialties include Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofacial Release and EZ Neck and Shoulder. She suffers from chronic injuries and can therefore empathize with how it feels to be relieved from severe pain and discomfort.
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Emily is a magnanimous individual with a passion to help others. Since she was a child, she has always wanted to work in the health industry providing care to those who need it. Emily has a practitioner license for both massage and skin care, having graduated from Sunstate Academy in April of 2019. Make no mistake, her recent career launch shows little reflection on her surprising level of skill. Her own mother, Mercy, is a long-time massage practitioner and Massage Spa owner of Divine Connections. Emily has additionally been trained by Mercy alongside her quality instructors in academy, guaranteeing quality assurance in her treatment room.