Like all great stories about the splendor of following one’s heart, the creation of Thermae Retreat was borne out of a personal awakening so powerful that the potential for others to experience the same had to be shared.

It all began when Kelly Doyle journeyed to Holland and was synchronistically led to a day retreat. She was drawn to the retreat day after day for a month. “I was seeking nothing more than a getaway and found myself feeling completely drawn in by the heat of the saunas and the cool pools. I moved in silence, napping when I was tired, eating when I was hungry, and feeling fully present for the first time in my life. Then it happened: I had a spontaneous transcendental experience of something I’d intuited when I was just four years old. Suddenly, my whole life made sense and I remembered who I truly am. I left from that trip an entirely different person, knowing that each of us has a profound purpose in life that we sometimes forget because we get caught up in our emotions and societal standards. I knew that my purpose was to help others awaken by providing a safe space to heal, be still and find answers.”
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The Birth of Thermae Retreat

In February 2013, just six months after returning to the U.S. and on fire to bring this unique experience back to her hometown in South Florida, Kelly opened the flagship Thermae Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale.

In 2015, David Kapp happened upon the Ft. Lauderdale Thermae Retreat while on a business trip. Seeking a good massage, he booked a day pass. While in the healing heat of the saunas, David experienced his own personal revelation. He was inspired to partner with Thermae Retreat and help expand this unique business model. Once back home in Ohio, David shared his excitement with Hilary Cook and encouraged Hilary to make her own pilgrimage to Thermae.

Hilary’s extensive background in massage therapy, along with her appreciation for beauty and the joy of helping others, poised her for her own awakening at Thermae. The connection and alignment were immediate when she visited the Ft. Lauderdale locale. “It was a perfect blend of the beautiful, the therapeutic and the spiritual,” she vividly recalls. “I walked into the heat of the Finnish sauna and spontaneously began to cry. It was like a dormant part of my very being started to open. I knew that my entire life had led me to that very significant moment.”

Kelly, David and Hilary joined forces and together expanded Thermae Retreat by opening the Delray Beach, Florida and Boardman, Ohio locations in 2017. Word has been steadily spreading about these sanctuaries of peace in the heart of these three cities.

Thermae Retreat is for Every Body, Heart and Soul

Since then, Thermae has continued to grow into its evolutionary object: To help others awaken. We believe and trust that this personal alchemy is available to everyone. It doesn’t have to be exclusive, expensive, or inaccessible. Vitality and good health are everyone’s birthright.

Far beyond a typical day spa, we provide an inclusionary space, supported by our kind-hearted team members, where you can customize your experience to best nourish every part of your being. All of our treatments and services are uniquely designed to prepare and open you to the deepest possible healing. You will leave from your experience changed from the inside out, carrying that upliftment into your everyday life and relationships.

We want all of this for you, and are thrilled to offer it. Begin your journey to wholeness today.

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Our team believes that the most successful companies are category leaders. This requires intuiting what people may need (often before they’re aware of it), gently shifting outworn perceptions and always advancing a work culture that brings wisdom and sensitivity to the industry and individuals we serve.

Thermae represents a higher innovative vision of the “day spa” industry. We wish to express this vision (as it includes you!) and share it here. These tenets convey what we hold as our company truth.

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Thermae exists as an oasis of peace, a quiet retreat from the everyday world where individuals can come to relax, unwind, connect inwardly and leave with a fresh sense of rejuvenation, ease and calmness. Our memberships put individuals in complete control of when/how long they enjoy the facilities and have access to that relaxed state.

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Thermae is dedicated to helping people awaken. Our highest intention is to provide an inclusionary space where all feel loved and cared for from the minute they enter Thermae’s doors until well after they leave from their experience here. We see our members and guests as a collective of dear friends with a relationship of trust among us.

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We use discernment in providing only the best offerings in the industry. We align only with top therapists, leading edge practitioners, the most effective and progressive modalities, and the purest products–both retail and for use inside Thermae locations. We continually search for what’s new in the health and wellness realm, grounded in research, and offer what’s appropriate based on our business model.

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Thermae’s team members are integrous, compassionate individuals who are here to serve in a variety of healing capacities for the betterment of everyone who walks through our doors. The Thermae environment is nurturing for our team, as well, resulting in a complete reciprocity of well being. We recognize that our team members are our greatest assets and we honor them as such.

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We are passionate about educating people on something other than medicine for pain relief and the benefits of a holistic, healthy lifestyle, which includes not just the physical (like sauna and massage) but a meditative practice, energy/body work and simply being still. Thermae’s space accommodates for all of this.

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We vow to be a centering point in our local communities, and do our part to collaborate locally and help raise the vibration of these areas.

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When transacting business with our vendors, subcontractors, corporate programs, etc., we view these relationships not from a B2B perspective but from an S2S (soul to soul) perspective. We are interested in creating win-win partnerships in wellness with these individuals and companies.
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All Thermae owners and staff are committed to leading from the company’s Creation Point and listening to guidance from Source on an ongoing basis.

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We value kindness, innovation, collaboration and diversity.

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