Established in 1999.

Nell Counsell, the current owner, acquired the Body Suite in May 2001 when the previous owners moved away from the Monterey Peninsula. The spa continued to build a following of happy clients and relocated after 4 years to a beautiful facility lovingly designed by Nell and architect James ??? overlooking all of Monterey Bay and some of Cannery Row.

After ten years Nell decided to downsize the treatment space and reinvent the spa to enable her and her team to focus on including the therapeutic benefits they each specialize in, incorporating restorative body balancing techniques to their practice in addition to their bodywork and skincare skills.

Nell and the staff are delighted to welcome customers, new and established, to our super-convenient space on the border of Monterey and Seaside. We’re looking forward to working with you!

Meet the Owner, Nell H. Lee-Counsell

After more than two decades leading to a creative career in business administration Nell jumped at an opportunity to switch gears, and graduated with a certification in massage therapy from Monterey Institute of Touch in August of 1999 and she spent the next couple of years building experience through resort, day spa, private and hotel work.

Nell became the owner of The Body Suite in May 2001 and she has enjoyed building an oasis for clients in their quest for well-being, decompression, relaxation, relief from injury, stress and pain management. Nell advocates a wide range of bodywork, aromatherapy, skin care, and other spa services and has recently added palliative massage, energy balancing and intuitive healing therapy to the menu.

Massage techniques from gentle and soothing to melt the stress away, work out the knots and promote relaxation with a therapeutic session, to sports/athletic, clinical or deep tissue massage to tackle serious soft-tissue-issues. Modalities that reconnect the body’s circuits through chakra, meridian, vibration and energy balancing and reminds the body to activate self-healing. In-home palliative massage therapy for severely physically and neurologically disabled children through Coastal Kids Home Care.

If you have any questions about our services or therapists, please give Nell a call!