"It feels like home."


Our Day Spa is located in a charming mid-century Florida house that was converted many years ago into an office building.  The original hardwood floors are full of character, as are the original casement windows that look out to a lush backyard shaded by a century old Yellow Poinciana Tree.  Many people have commented that it feels so warm and welcoming, like visiting an old friend.

We offer a wide range of services with talented staff and at reasonable prices.  Each therapist has a unique style and experience, and we encourage you to try them all to find which one(s) suit you best.

Office Team

Beth S.

Office Manager

 "I made my way from California to North Carolina then here where it finally feels like home!  There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing the stress and tension melt away from a client after they had their treatment with us.  I look forward to meeting everyone!"

Jennifer H.

Office Assistant

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Our Therapists

Laura Simmerman

Licensed Massage Therapist

Laura has been in the healing arts since 2007. She specializes in Ashiatsu massage, therapeutic deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and basic relaxation. Starting off as a nail tech student her senior year of highschool, she wasn't sure what career path she wanted to take, but she knew she wanted to improve people's lives somehow. While studying as a nail tech, she came across people with arthritis, diabetes and people who were just stressed out. She was able to see how a simple hand or foot massage could really improve and benefit people's lives. This led her to the art of massage therapy for her career. 

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Allison Spiegel

Licensed Massage Therapist

Allison's modalities include Ashiatsu, Cupping, Hot Stones, relaxation and deep tissue massage. Allison is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. She made the move from Michigan to Florida in 2011 and she couldn't be happier. Her specialty is being able to put people to sleep with her relaxing techniques. Allison enjoys getting to the root of the problem and helping clients with recommendations to carry the therapy home.

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Lisa Gilbert

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa specializes in Myofascial release, Cupping, Prenatal, Hot Stone, relaxation and deep tissue massage. Lisa grew up in Canada where she recieved a B.A. in English from Carlton University. Moving to NYC in 1999, Lisa spent many years as a copyrighter and editor. She loved playing tennis, to the point that she could hardly walk at times! The massages she recieved to alleviate pain inspired her to go to massage school in 2006. Since that time, she has worked in spas, wellness centers, medical massage settings, and sports clinics. In 2011, Lisa survived Hurricane Sandy, but her home on Long Island did not! She moved to Bradenton in 2012.

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Kim Kent

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kim's modalities include Swedish, Deep tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping, Hot Stones, Sports and medical massage. Kim is a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist and has been practicing massage therapy since 2001. Formally from Wichita, Kansas, she is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine. Along with her regular patients, she has been working with the Pro golfers of the PGA Web.com Tour (formally known as the PGA Nationwide Tour) every year since 2003. She loves to help poeple feel better and come up with treatments plans to help manage their pain and stress. 

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Mari Doss

Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician

Mari is dual licensed in both massage therapy and skin care. She graduated from Loraines Academy and North Texas School of Swedish Massage. Mari specializes in Chronic pain issues, Deep Tissue techniques, Facials, and Salt Stone massage. Mari absolutely loves what she does and especially enjoys seeing and hearing about how much her clients’ pain has improved after treatment.

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Bailey Misencik

Licensed Massage Therapist

Bailey graduated from Sarasota School of Massage therapy and specializes in creating a relaxing, stress-free atmosphere where her clients can unwind. Overall Bailey enjoys healing her clients with therapeutic massage, giving them the much needed pain relief they need, while also promoting better health. Her favorite part is when she is able to relax her clients to sleep right on the table.

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Stephanie Marshbanks

Licensed Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a proud graduate from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Her modalities include Neuromuscular work, trigger point therapy, gentle stretching and range of motion work, relaxation massage, Cupping, Hot Stones, and sugar scrub. Stephanie loves the personal satisfaction of being able to help people through something as simple as touch.

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Dr. Zane Zynda

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine; Dr. Zynda has an existing practice in Sarasota, but makes himself available to clients on Tuesdays right here at North River Body Therapies.  He specializes in the healing powers of Acupuncture as well as massage and cupping. 

Nicole Deitrick

Founder & Owner

A graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Nicole has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice since 1999 and created NRBT in 2001.

  As the daughter of a Chiropractor, she has always known the incredible amount of healing that can come from just two hands.  With additional training in Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu (the barefoot massage), Certified Medicupping Practitioner, Neuromuscular, and Medical Massage, as well as being a Certified Business and Life Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor, helping people feel better in their bodies has been her passion.

(After more than 20 years in practice, Nicole now spends most of her time over seeing the day spa and her yoga studio A Little Twisted Yoga.)

      (941) 721-4559



We have evening and Saturday appointments to accommodate your busy schedule!

(941) 721-4559

Book your next appointment online right now! 

 *Appointments can not be booked online less than 24 hours prior to desired appointment time.  Please call the office for same-day appointments.


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