BUSINESS: Royal Oak Massage
A new “relaxation destination” is calling Edmond home. Royal Oak Massage offers an escape from everyday stressors with its menu of services and soothing atmosphere. Owner Lisa Kennedy knows firsthand how therapeutic a good massage can be.
Kennedy graduated from OCU with a finance degree. “I previously worked in financial planning and got a massage on a monthly basis. I was inspired to start my own massage spa when I had a negative experience. My husband, knowing how much I love massage, purchased a gift card for me that had several massages on it. When I tried to use the card, I was told I couldn’t because I was a member and they’d lose too much money. We started Royal Oak Massage because we wanted an upscale local massage spa that treats clients the way we want to be treated,” said Kennedy. “Our gift certificates don’t expire and there’s no contract for our memberships.”
According to the American Psychological Association, stress can play a big part in various illnesses, migraines and general physical discomfort. One way people seek relief is through massage therapy. “Every session is customized to meet our client’s needs and they’re paired with the therapist who can best meet those needs. They simply come in and relax in luxury,” said Kennedy. “There are so many proven benefits from massages such as better posture, positive attitude, less stress and relaxation. Research shows that massages promote a sense of well-being, boost the immune system and reduce chronic pain and discomfort from conditions like fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.” Royal Oak’s therapists are highly trained, licensed and hand selected.
They also have many different massages to choose from including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, chair, hand and foot reflexology, hot and cold stone, sports, prenatal, and infant massage. Every massage comes with organic aromatherapy with several fragrances to choose from. It’s also the only spa in the metro to offer infrared saunas.
The décor at Royal Oak Massage lends credence to the royal services offered. During a two-week stay in England, the Kennedys fell in love with the English traditional style. This provided inspiration for the spa, which is decorated with Swarovski crystal chandeliers and sconces, Belgian tapestries, hand-woven Oriental rugs, exotic wood paneling and Greek Corinthian columns. “The atmosphere is paramount in having a good spa experience. Our plants and orchids are authentic because artificial greenery doesn’t purify the air or feel as aesthetically pleasing,” said Kennedy.
Royal Oak Massage’s convenient late hours and the option of booking appointments on Facebook are just a few reasons why clients are making Royal Oak Massage their relaxation destination. They are located at 1201 NW 178, Suite 111 in Edmond and open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Call 285-5868 or find them on Facebook.