Lavender Garden Massage & Bodywork


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KALAMAZOO, MI -Claudia Sosulski is expanding her massage therapy business into a spa and has moved locations in downtown Kalamazoo.


Sosulski closed her former massage therapy business, Balancing Touch Massage Therapy, which was located at 813 W South Street, on March 1. Her new business is more spacious and offers more services, she said.

The spa replaces Elina Organics and Elina Herbal Skin Care Clinics, which relocated to 4205 S. Westnedge Ave in September and was one of four businesses to open in Kalamazoo on March 1.

“We outgrew the space and I want to offer more services, like the infrared sauna service and spa packages,” said Sosulski, 45. “I now have two skin care aestheticians and we can host bridal showers and special events with the space. I think there’s nothing like that in Kalamazoo, where you can go to a spa and have it set up for a gathering.”

Photos of lavender fields and lavender products, including Paw Paw’s Lavender Daydreams, fill the sales floor. She hopes to eventually plant the flowers at the storefront. 

“I always wanted a lavender farm in France,” said the Swiss native, who has been a massage therapist since 2005 and opened Balancing Touch in 2008. “I traveled through France a lot on my bicycle and the air just smells so different when you ride through a lavender field.”

Besides massages, the spa offers facials, masks, peels and scrubs. Members receive hour-long massages for $49 and facials for $55. Non-member massages start at $65 and facials prices begin at $75. The spa offers 50-minute massages at $35 for Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College students.

Sosulski will feature paintings of lavender fields created by students from The Gagie School during the Art Hop on May 3, the spa’s grand opening celebration. She also hopes to feature more art work on her sales floor and seeks to connect with local artists.

For more information about the Lavender Garden Day Spa, call 269 873 2754 or