LMB Massage & Wellness: An Oasis in the Heart of Downtown
Apr21

LMB Massage & Wellness: An Oasis in the Heart of Downtown

I had hit the ‘end of winter blues’ that most Fort Wayne residents suffer from when it’s March but you’re still bundled up like an Eskimo just to walk the 30 seconds to your car. I wanted to do something good for myself, and set the refresh button on my mind and body because spring is a time of renewal. Since a warm jog on the trails wasn’t a real option, nor was a relaxing day on the beach in the budget, I decided on a massage. LMB is tucked on the 4th floor at 203 W. Wayne Street (directly across from where the new Ash building is going up). After exiting the elevator, you follow the hallway down to the end and about halfway there, the intoxicating scents of aromatherapy oils invite you in for further relaxation. I’m a big fan of aromatherapy and could already feel myself breathing a little deeper and relaxing a little more. The room was warm and calmly decorated, and I could see the massage room off to the left. There was a basket of tennis balls (which I would learn about later) as well as chocolates and water bottles on a table nearby. Lisa Borton, the proprietor of LMB massage greeted me warmly into the room and as I sat down, she handed me the intake form she has all of her clients complete. We chatted together as I filled out the information and then I handed it back to her. One of the things that immediately struck me was that she actually read the information that I had provided and asked questions about the information. I was pleased that she was paying attention to the information I had shared. After reviewing the form, she asked if I had any questions before starting, and then we proceeded to the massage room. The massage room was dimly lit and she’d had the massage table ‘pre-heating’ for me so I wouldn’t be chilly once I lay down. Lisa offers aromatherapy free of charge, so once we entered the massage room she led me to a long row of aromatherapy bottles and asked me to select up to two for our session. After that, she thoroughly explained how the massage session would go and left so that I could get ready. I had chosen a 45-minute full body session and Lisa did a wonderful job. She naturally focuses on the areas of the body that need the most attention, while still giving attention to everything else. There was calm music playing softly in the background, the room was warm and cozy, the whole experience was...

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