Welcome to Four Pillars Wellness Spa
At San Marco Plaza
Our licensed spa professionals bring their expertise to provide a personalized, results driven, wellness experience.
Our San Marco Wellness Spa features beautifully equipped massage therapy and facial treatment rooms that feel like a home away from home.
You will feel the calming energy upon arrival and will leave feeling relaxed and Zen from any of our pampering treatments.
Choose from a variety of Massage Treatments from Deep Tissue, to Swedish, and Hawaiian Healing. A variety of Facial Treatments will rejuvenate, hydrate, and brighten the skin. Aromatherapy enhances each treatment so that you will feel balanced and whole. Acupuncture can provide relief from pain and stress.
Come early or stay after your treatment to browse the bookstore and gift shop or enjoy a cup of tea, a Nespresso, or citrus water and relish your time with us at the Four Pillars Spa.
In the hands of the Four Pillars spa staff, you will leave having had an Ahhh-xperience. Your mind, body, and spirit will be rejuvenated.
Advanced Skin Care Therapy
- Relaxing European Facial
- Custom PCA Skin Chemical Peels
- Breakout Control Treatment
- Hydrating Treatment
- Signature Anti-Aging Facial
- Organic Enzyme Treatment
- Teen Facial
- Men’s Executive Facial
Massage Therapy Treatments
- Signature Therapeutic
- Medical Massage
- Hot Stone
- Hawaiian Healing Lomi
- Five Element Shiatsu
- Acupuncture for Pain Relief
- Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety Reduction
- Acupuncture for Chronic Conditons
- Dynamic Cupping Release
- B-12 & Homeopathic Injections
Energy Healing Treatments
- Chakra Clearing
- Sound Healing
- Zero Balancing
This is an excellent exfoliating facial that helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, and even out the skin tone. After this treatment your skin will feel softer, smoother, as well as look tighter and brighter.
Relaxing European Facial
This facial provides a deep cleanse, steam, facial massage, masque, and application of correctives. This treatment provides total relaxation and rejuvenation. Your skin will look and feel younger.
This treatment exfoliates and removes all of the fine vellus hair from the skin. It also helps to even out the skin tone, minimize pores, and soften fine lines and wrinkles. After this facial your skin will feel soft, look brighter, and have a lovely glow.
Custom PCA Skin Chemical Peels
PCA Skin chemical peels are highly effective TCA and Jessners blends that safely treat many skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, sensitive skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. You will receive a skin assessment to determine which peel will be most effective for your skin type. PCA Skin peels cause little to no discomfort, minor visible exfoliation, and leaves your skin healthy and glowing.
Breakout Control Treatment
This is an excellent PCA Skin treatment for oily and acne prone skin. This treatment incorporates a blend of alpha- and beta- hydroxy acids to help control the buildup of bacteria. This facial also promotes circulation and oxygenation, resulting in radiant, healthy skin.
This is the perfect PCA Skin treatment to increase overall hydration which will leave the skin smooth and healthy. This treatment is gentle and non-stripping and contains hydrating nutrients to help provide a fresh glow.
Signature Anti-Aging Facial
This luxurious treatment combines a strong and effective Vitamin C blend, along with corrective Alpha Hydroxy Acids, to deeply replenish and hydrate dry and photo aged skin. This facial will leave your skin feeling lighter, brighter, tighter, and looking more youthful.
Organic Enzyme Treatment
Combining the exfoliating benefits of Microdermabrasion, an organic blend of peptides, and a fruit enzyme peel, the skin will be left buffed, polished and glowing after this luxurious facial. The skin will be nourished with vitamins, peptides, and antioxidants. It is great for all skin types.
Men’s Executive Facial
This facial is a no fuss, relaxing treatment for our Gentleman clients. This treatment cleanses and exfoliates, Leaving the skin clear, hydrated, and revitalized.
Teen Facial | $55
This facial is perfect for young skin. This custom facial will provide a deep cleansing, exfoliation, and help with bacteria control. Leave with fresh, clean skin and tips for goodhabits to keep skin clear.
A massage customized to suit your needs whether it be stress relief, pain relief or simply relaxation. Our therapists use many different techniques ranging from a relaxing Swedish to Deep Tissue and stretching to relieve severe tension in both the muscle and connective tissue.
Heated smooth stones are placed over key points of the body and then used to warm and relax the muscles. Hot stones help to promote relaxation, improve circulation, calm the nervous system and help to re-balance and ground the body and mind.
Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses. Oils have been used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Four Pillars Spa proudly incorporates doTerra Essential Oils within each treatment to calm, revitalize and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
Reflexology is a technique of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas to the hands and feet that correspond with different organs and systems in the body. This treatment can be incorporated into any other massage and is an excellent method to promote overall good health.
Hawaiian Healing Massage
Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, coconut oil, hot stones and elements of prayer and breathing to restore energy and soothe the body, mind and spirit. It is also known as the ‘loving hands’ massage and can feel like gentle waves flowing over your body promoting circulation and leaving you feeling completely relaxed.
Five Element Shiatsu
Shiatsu utilizes acupressure massage techniques that go back thousands of years. We work energy pathways and points in your body using stretching, jostling, passive range-of-motion, percussion, and mindful compression. Shiatsu can be light or deep and is very relaxing.
Thai massage is an ancient art of whole body rejuvenation based on Buddhist principles of mindfulness and “loving kindness”. It combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage stretches and loosens tightened muscles, releases tension and relieves joints.
Acupuncture for Pain Relief
An ancient practice suited for today’s world to reduce pain and increase function. Pinpoints and effectively treat acute pain, sports injuries, sciatica, headaches/migraines, neuropathies, TMJ, and more.
Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety Reduction
Stress puts the body in fight or flight mode. By stimulating our body’s innate natural ability to heal itself, and the part of the brain that controls emotions, including stress and anxiety, acupuncture can reduce stress and strengthen the immunity after just a few treatments. Also, ideal for low energy, colds & flu.
Acupuncture for Chronic Conditions
Using needles to stimulate our innate self-healing powers, acupuncture can create treatment pathways for a wide range of chronic conditions including allergies, chronic inflammation (MS), IBS, lack of mental clarity and energy, etc. It is also helpful in aiding in recovery for stroke and cancer patients.
Acupuncture is an ancient art that uses extra fine, sterile needles to stimulate our innate self-healing powers, creating treatment pathways for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Alone or in combination with other natural modalities, the gentle stimulation of Yin-Yang energies (Qi) at the mind-body-spirit level promotes repair, maintenance and optimal well-being.
A wide variety of ancient and modern Chinese medical techniques and tools are offered to receive positive results. Some are provided within the treatment. Please inquire as a separate service and for cost.
- Moxibustion– a method of producing analgesia via heat from burning herbs
- Acupressure– acupuncture points stimulated by finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles
- Gua Sha– a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulate blood flow and healing
- Electro-Stimulation– the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses
- Herbal Medicine– physician grade supplements based on Chinese dietary guidelines (pricing varies)
Dynamic Cupping Release
Cupping is a suction technique that releases muscle tension in and around joints and draws healing blood flow to injured and painful sites – remember all those eye-popping red circles on the Olympic swimmers? However, by moving energy and opening up the pores, Cupping also reduces fever and lung congestion in cases of colds, flu, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.
B-12 & Homeopathic Injections
B-12 Methylcobalamin is highly absorbable form of this important B-vitamin most often used to promote energy and healthy nerve cells. Helpful for fatigue, neuropathies and mental focus. Homeopathic injectibles are natural and come in many forms to treat joint and muscle pain, weight loss, edema, allergies, immune deficiency and shingles.
Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing technique that allows for stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing allows the flow of pure, gentle, life force energy to the recipient through the attuned Reiki practitioner. It allows deep relaxation, accelerates natural healing, decreases blood pressure, aids in better sleep, relieves pain, removes energy blockages, clears emotions, and increases our natural vitality.
Life force energy flows through the top of the head nurturing us with 7 distinct kinds of energy that contribute to physical, mental and emotional strength. Grounded earth energy flows upward through the root chakra that makes us feel safe, supported, and secure. Persistent life difficulties and patterns become anchored in the body and block the natural flow of energy. Blockages are cleared utilizing reiki, stones, aromatherapy, guided visualization, and pendulum testing leaving your mind, body, and spirit open and well connected.
Zero Balancing® is a hands-on mind/body system of therapy that balances the relationship of energy and structure within the bones and tissues of the body. Zero Balancing promotes internal balance and harmony through the use of skilled touch. A Zero Balancing session consists of gentle acupressure focusing on joints and bones. The full session takes 60 minutes with approximately 40 minutes on the table. Your practitioner will place gentle finger pressure (fulcrums) into foundational areas including spine, hips, feet and neck to release held tension. Aligning energy with structure enhances the body’s natural healing processes and supports optimum health.
We customize each sound healing session to target and address your specific needs. A 60- minute session includes an assessment of personal needs, breathing to elicit the body’s relaxation response, future visioning, chakra balancing, sound healing with the crystal bowls and an audio recording of the session.
Prices for facials and energy healing treatments range from:
$55 – $95 for 50-60 minute treatments, unless otherwise noted.
Prices for massage therapy treatments range from:
$85 for 60 minutes to $155 for 120 minutes.
Purchase 3 or more facial treatments or massage sessions and save 20% on pricing.
Purchase a facial and massage package together and save 10% on pricing.
or Call (941) 373-3955
Our Spa Staff
Josh Zimmer | DOM, L. Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist, AP #2637
Josh Zimmer, Ap/DOM is a Florida-licensed acupuncturist providing a wide range of holistic services to promote natural healing. Sessions often combine acupuncture with Cupping, warming moxibustion, electro-stimulation, Tuina acupressure massage, herbal prescriptions and gentle Gua Sha.
Nationally-certified, he also performs B-12 and homeopathic injections for low-energy, pain and inflammation conditions. Everyone, he believes, has the innate resources to change their mind, body and spirit paradigm.
- A top student at Sarasota’s East West College of Natural Medicine
- Has traveled widely, including a month-long acupuncture study in China
- Trained in Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture
- Likes people – soft spot for dogs
Nancy Brown | Licensed Esthetician
Having worked in multiple facets of the Spa industry and previously operated her own business, Nancy is excited to be at Four Pillars. Nancy is amazing with her hands and knowledgeable about skin science, so any treatment with her is truly an experience.
Trained in the use of both PCA Skin and Image skincare lines, Nancy offers a variety of treatments that are customized to meet each client’s skincare needs and goals. Nancy offers microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels, as well as custom facials to treat specific skin conditions.
Nancy approaches every facial with a focus on providing a luxurious, pampering, result driven treatment. Enjoy a deeply relaxing experience with Nancy in a comfortable, elemental atmosphere.
Christa Andrews | Licensed Aesthetician
Christa is an aesthetician trained in London. She began her career in medical aesthetics over 20 years ago. She owned and operated an 18 treatment room Victorian home medical spa for 15 years. She sold her business and relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 2010. She enjoys incorporating aromatherapy and providing both medical and luxury skin care treatments.
- Over 20 years of experience
- Enjoys holistic and pampering treatments
- Trained in several skin care lines
- Has 2 beautiful young daughters
- Is a tea sommelier and offers tea tasting classes for clients to explore the world of tea
Kris Griffith | LMT, MA #27161
Kris Griffith is qualified to provide a wide choice of massage from soft tissue massage to deep tissue work (her specialty) and loves to work with people of all ages: kids to the elderly. Kris includes stretching into most massages to provide a greater benefit for her clients. She is very knowledgeable about the muscular system and trigger points and intuitively discovers and releases the problem areas.
- Massage therapist since July 1998
- Medical massage experience with MDs, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Osteopathic Physicians
- Sports injury experience
- Works with challenges & disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Polio, Autism, Down Syndrome, etc. to help her clients get better movement
- Loves pets and animals
Agusta Perkins | LMT, #82234
Agusta Perkins is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy with over 800 hours of superior training. She is also a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association & the American Massage Therapy Association.
She provides relaxation and therapeutic massage incorporating her knowledge of Neuromuscular, Myofacial, Swedish, stretching and deep tissue techniques. She loves to incorporate heat in her sessions using Synergy Stones, river rocks and warm moist towels.
She is also certified in Sacred Lomi, a traditional Hawaiian “temple style” massage that incorporates long and flowing strokes that invite the recipient to completely relax, let go and receive. Agusta loves spending her free time with her five year old son and exploring and experiencing the beautiful city of Sarasota and surrounding areas.
Derek Wexler | LMT, MA #78383
Whether you are seeking gentle relaxation, deep therapeutic relief, or something in between, Derek tailors every session to meet your needs and help you achieve wellness. His passion is helping others.
Derek is also a practitioner of 5 Element Shiatsu; a wholesome modality that combines rhythmic stretching with acupressure techniques to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This work can range from gentle and nurturing to very deep and intense, depending on your needs and preferences.
Derek has worked closely with Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, and therapists with a wide range of unique modalities. This has allowed him to develop a unique approach to bodywork you won’t find with anyone else.
A true believer that time outside is a key to wellness, Derek enjoys paddle boarding, visiting nature preserves with his dog, and impromptu yoga sessions.
Laura Browne | LMT, #78614
Laura earned an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in 2003 with over 1,226 hours of training at the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Services in New York, NY. She also holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University.
She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Her diverse experience as a massage therapist includes the establishment of her own successful private practice, as well as work at The Sports Club/LA in Los Angeles, CA and the Touch of Life Chiropractic Wellness Center in Austin, TX.
- Trained in eastern and western massage techniques, and specializes in deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial release.
- Her background in social work and massage provides her with an in depth understanding of the mind-body connection.
- In her personal life, Laura coaches gymnastics at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics and enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.
Lynne Donahue | LMT, MBA, MA 88348
Bringing great compassion and an amazing healing touch, Lynne Donahue provides therapeutic massage to help alleviate stress, muscle tightness and restore body balance for optimal health. She provides Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage integrating techniques from neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, shiatsu, and Reiki/energy healing. She is an experienced Certified Health Coach, helping people of all ages tune into their body’s needs to transform their lives through body work, nutrition, and balanced lifestyle choices.
She works with men, women and young adults to accelerate healing from a wide variety of conditions including injuries, chronic pain, headaches, tight muscles, reduced range of motion and stressful life situations to create healthy aging, improved athletic performance and mind/body balance. Her qualifications include: LMT, Reiki Master, Certified Health Coach, and Truly Heal Certified Coach with more than 11 years of experience as a holistic practitioner and educator. In her free time, Lynne spends time outside in nature preserves, parks and exploring Florida’s great natural resources and beaches and hiking in New England where she is originally from.
- Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point
- Integrated Hot Stone Massage
- Aromatherapy Healing Touch
- Reiki/Energy Healing
- Health and Nutrition Coaching
- Deep Relaxation Swedish Massage
Pat Crawford | RN, MSN
Pat Crawford is the Four Pillars healing Reiki Specialist (Master and Teacher qualified) and has seen the immediate benefits it offers to help people deeply relax and heal their mind, body, and spirit. Pat is also a long-time facilitator of individual and group meditation and guided imagery.
- Masters & Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- 40 years of healing experience (medical & alternative)
- Oncology Nurse and Hospice Care
- Founder of Spa for the Spirit, a non-profit organization offering mountain retreats for women living with cancer to experience healing benefits of massage, art, music, and Reiki (Denver, CO)
- Loves to travel
Dell Dellarmo | LMT MA #21847
Dell is a licensed massage therapist and movement therapist with over 30 years experience. Dell is one of a handful of certified practitioners in both the Trager Approach and Zero Balancing in the U. S.
He has an intergrative approach to the body. Dell’s sessions incorporate Trager, Zero Balancing, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy,Karuna Reiki and Thai Massage.The body’s innate wisdom to heal itself is the intention and focus for each session.
Dell is an instructor at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy for over 15 years.
He has certifications in Zero Balancing, Trager Approach, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Healing Touch and a teacher of Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki
Spa Product Lines
PCA Skin® is a trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective, professional complexion treatments and daily skin care products. The professional products used in the Four Pillars facials will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth rough skin texture, calm skin, improve uneven skin tone, and assist in clearing complexions.
The daily care products that PCA Skin® has to offer continue to deliver results after your professional treatment. All of the PCA Skin® products are free of synthetic dyes and other known sensitizers to deliver safe and effective results without irritation.
Image Skincare® is a professional skin care line that is driven to create highly effective and easy to use products that treat all skin conditions, from anti-aging, to teenage acne, and everything in between.
Image works with chemists and physicians using state-of-the art research to develop their formulas.
Image uses only the highest quality pure and environmentally sound ingredients. Image Skincare® treatments and products helps to keep the skin fresh, healthy, and youthful looking.
For over 33 years, Aloette® has been specializing in products that combine scientifically advanced technology with nature-based ingredients like organic aloe vera bringing real results you can see and feel.
Cheri, the Four Pillars founder, has been using this skincare line for over 30 years. Aloe has many well-known benefits for the skin and this organic line is medical grade, affordable and effective.
Aloette’s Platinum Series skin care products are the next generation of age-defying skin care. The peptide technologies, brightening actives and encapsulated retinol available in these products work to not only protect mature skin but to also help diminish the appearance of existing signs of aging, like wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and dark circles.
The Organic Aloepure series is designed to prevent multiple signs of aging, including sagging skin and lines and wrinkles, this package features everything you need to deliver maximum soothing, hydrating and youth-restoring results.
When you choose dōTERRA®, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each dōTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol.
Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade dōTERRA essential oils.
dōTERRA essential oils and products can be purchased at our San Marco Spa location, or online by visiting our dōTERRA website!
Spa Policies and Procedures
To achieve a soothing, relaxing environment, and enhanced Four Pillars experience, we kindly request that our guest to observe our Spa Policies.
Four Pillars recommends making an appointment in advance of your session to ensure availability. We will always do our best to accommodate our guest’s schedule.
You may call 941-373-3955 to schedule our appointment.
You must be 18 years or older; if you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may book the appointment on your behalf.
A major credit card is required. To ensure availability, we kindly suggest you schedule your next visit before leaving Four Pillars.
Acknowledging the superior treatment you have received at Four Pillars in the form of a gratuity is greatly appreciated by our staff. Gratuities are not included in Four Pillars service or package pricing. The standard in the industry is 15%-20% of the cost of the service provided.
The time needed for Spa services is reserved exclusively for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we ask that you provide us a minimum 24-hour notice.
Guests providing less than 24-hour notice will be charged for half of the amount of their scheduled service.
Guests who fail to arrive to scheduled appointments on more than one occasion will be charged the full amount of the scheduled services. Should a valid emergency situation arise, please share that information with us, as each situation will be considered on an individual basis.
Four Pillars guests are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes before their scheduled appointment. This will allow time to fill out any paper work necessary, as well as time to relax prior to your spa services. Late arrivals will result in a shortened session in order to serve all guests in a timely manner
Four Pillars Spa accepts cash and all major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. We also accept Four Pillars Gift Cards.
Four Pillars Gift Cards make the perfect gift. They may be purchased for a specific dollar amount, service, or spa package at our reception desk or by phone by calling 941-373-3955.
All prices are subject to change. We will always inform you of any changes at the time your appointment is scheduled.
Skincare products may be exchanged up to 14 days from the date of original purchase for another skincare product. We do not offer refunds on packages or services that have been purchased.
Should you choose not to continue or redeem your service, Four Pillars will honor the outstanding amount in the form of a gift card redeemable for other services.
It is the policy of Four Pillars that any illicit or sexually aggressive remarks, advances, or gestures shall result in the immediate termination of the session with full payment expected.
Massage and body treatments exclude the breast and genital area. Permission to work close to these areas is requested in all circumstances; in such cases, professional boundaries are always maintained.
Lower back, hip and gluteal areas may be included in a massage session with permission and through draping, if requested.
We do not provide massage services to anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent.