June 18 2019

Award-Winning Lexington Massage Center Opening Burlington Location

By: BNEWS

A therapeutic massage business that received the Best of Lexington award in 2018 is set to open a location in Burlington.

 

During its most recent meeting the Planning Board unanimously approved a special permit and site plan application for Anam Cara Therapeutic Massage at 1 Garfield circle. The business will occupy roughly 1,200 square feet of the lot.

 

The owner, Casey Thompson, a Burlington native, has been operating the massage center in Lexington for the past 13 years. She said she plans to change the name to “Anam Cara Wellness Center” to reflect her goal of offering services beyond just massage. For example, the Burlington location will also offer infrared sauna therapy.

 

“There are a wide range of benefits from deep detoxification to muscle tissue repair and it is very hatmonious to utilize in conjunction with massage,” she said in her application.

 

Also as part of the expansion Thompson says she plans on hiring at least two additional massage therapists with the possibility of hiring even more if business is good. She hopes eventually to have up to seven employees.

 

Members of the board approved of the business and said they were happy to see how that area of town has transformed over the last few years.

 

Finally, for those wondering, Thompson explained in her application that “Anam Cara” is a Gaelic word translating to “soul friend.”

 

“This term embodies a Celtic philosophy about having someone in your life who unconditionally accepts you,” she wrote. “It is my intention to create a safe and comfortable environment where clients can come relax, rejuvenate and heal.”


 

 
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