Friday, December 8, 2017

New prices effective 1/1/2018

For the first time in 10 years in business I'm raising my prices, effective 1/1/2018.

I finally had to face the fact that operating costs keep rising and bills need to be paid... So here are the new prices for any regular services, for special services check your confirmation e-mails for new pricing.

Happy Holidays and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Caroline 🔯🎄🎅🎇

Friday, September 22, 2017

Acupuncture Mondays

Starting October 2017, Melissa Marcy LAc will be available for your acupuncture needs on Mondays.

The first Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm we will be hosting a combined open house for acupuncture, massage & skincare. We will have demo's, raffle prizes and light refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Caroline Hootman
Massage Therapist
(619) 258 5810

Kirsten Wood
(760) 440 8892

Melissa Marcy
(619) 354 9570

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Holidays at Simply Spa

Happy Holidays!

If you are looking to give the gift of massage, check out our Holiday special. Buy this package for 2 x 60 Minute Full Body Massages for $125 (a $150 value) and save $25.
Massages must be redeemed during 2017, if not, only the remaining may be used toward massage services. The package is available in gift certificates online (select package / Holiday Package 2016) or in store.

Buy Online Now!

If you have any questions, call me at (619) 258 5810, or e-mail me



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Happy Hour

Wednesday December 2, 2015
3pm - 6pm
We will be having an Open House!

Come see us for Free Chair Massages, Free UV Lamp Skin Analysis, refreshments, deals on gift sets and even a drawing for some free items for those purchasing gift cards of $50 or more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


For a limited time I'm offering a Midweek Price Break.  Get a 60 minute full body massage for $60 (reg. $75) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, no coupons or discount codes, just ask for / or book the Midweek Price Break.

Contact me at (619) 258 5810, or book at 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Effective 9/1/15 I will no longer be accepting the American Specialty Health Affinity Program, also known as the Health Insurance Discount Program.

For persons already participating in the program effective 9/1/15 I will continue to honor that rate until further notice.

If you have any questions regarding this notice please contact me directly.

Caroline Hootman, LMT
(619) 258 5810

Friday, July 24, 2015

Massage at what age?

I get asked about age related to massage quite often.  Am I too old? Is my child old enough? The answer is that you can basically get a massage at any age I have clients ranging from 7 to late 80's.  I will try and address several life stages and how massage can apply.

If your baby is cranky, try rubbing their belly or feet, you'd be amazed at how calming it can be, plus it is great bonding time -Bonus!

Growing pains: young children can get pretty bad leg pain while growing. My son (9) will curl up next to me and throw his legs across my lap... I will gently rub his calves and the bottoms of his feet, with or without lotion. Building a bond with your child through calming massage is a great way to set up a lifelong bond. I have had children as young as 7 come into Simply Spa for massages.  If the child is asking their parent, they might be ready and it is up to the parent to decide (you know your child best).  I recommend a half hour and always have the parent stay in the room, until at least their mid-teens.

Teens! Now, they are great candidates for massage for so many reasons. If they are highly involved in sports it is a gentle way to deal with and possibly prevent injuries. I've had many cheerleaders, football players and swimmers come in for massages after they overdid their activities or had minor injuries.  Stress: high school is where they start to find out what stress is and getting a massage can help them focus and find a way to calm their anxieties. These days teenagers become so constantly exposed to everything with modern technology that unplugging for even just 30 minutes will teach them a way to cope with that over-exposure.

College, marriage, mortgage, babies, lots of things happen in your twenties and thirties. I'm pretty sure this needs no explaining!

Forties, most of us have settled into life, family etc. and have probably neglected ourselves for a while... Now is a great time to be selfish and start taking care of yourself and those achy muscles from built up stress and neglect. Keep having those massages for the rest of your life and help your body function well thru relaxation.

"Over the hill" I say this jokingly because I'm not sure what would be a politically correct term for old age and at what age are you old anyways? Good news is, you are never too old for massage! You can literally have a massage on your death bed. I know that sounds macabre, but massages in a hospice bed are not unheard of and I hope it becomes a more well known thing.  I think if you've lived a long life you deserve to be treated with dignity!

So the short answer to all age questions: Yes massage is good at your age!