Thank you for 13 years! – GardenWalk to close May 12

Dear Clients, Neighbors and Friends of GardenWalk Massage Therapy,

Thank you for over 13 years of business!

After 13 years in Lafayette Square, including 11 years in our current location, owning a commercial building and managing a business with multiple therapists,  I am making a choice to focus on what I’m best at and enjoy most…working one-on-one with clients to help them feel their best.

I will be closing GardenWalk, and I’m excited to share that I will be moving my massage practice to SOMA Therapeutic Massage at Shenandoah and Compton, just 2 miles from our current location.  SOMA is a quiet, client-focused massage therapy business similar to GardenWalk in ambiance and approach, so I expect it will be a comfortable transition for my current clients and a welcoming location for new clients.

Our last day of massage at GardenWalk will be Friday, May 12.  We will continue business at GardenWalk over the next 10 weeks as we make this transition.  If you have a GardenWalk gift certificate, please try to redeem it before the end of April.  If you have given a gift certificate as a gift, you may want to notify the recipient.  After May 12, GardenWalk gift certificates will be redeemable only with me at SOMA.  If you are unable to redeem, please contact me directly to request a refund.

The other massage therapists at GardenWalk will be moving to locations that are mostly nearby, and their contact info is below.  Please feel free to contact your therapist directly to schedule with them while still at GardenWalk and/or to follow them to their new location.

And please visit me at SOMA!  SOMA’s website,, will be updated soon to include online scheduling for me and the range of new services being offered there.  You may also contact me directly at 314-255-9888 or

I plan to sell the building.  It is being listed with Rome West Realty.

Please contact Susan Sauer or Alexia Anderson for information or to schedule a viewing.

Susan Sauer, 314-660-0222 cell,

Alexia Anderson, 314-540-3626,

The sale flyer is here:

This building has been a wonderful location for our quiet business and could also make an excellent residential conversion for someone looking for a one-story home in Lafayette Square.  Please share with anyone you know who might be interested in this great property.

Selling the building and simplifying my massage practice in this way will also create more time for me to pursue my creative interests in art, writing and music.  As many of you know, I have been painting for a few years and officially launched my art business in 2016.  Please visit and sign up to follow where I’m headed with that endeavor!  I’ll be updating the art website soon to include an online shopping experience, but for now, if you are interested in originals, prints, or commissioning abstract acrylic paintings, please call or email me at

With the sale of the building, I will be giving up all the great wall space where I’ve been showing a lot of my work.  So, before the building sale, I’ll be hosting an art open house, to showcase my originals and hopefully help clear some of my inventory.  Please join me on Saturday, April 8 from 6-11pm for an evening of wine, snacks, live music and art, and to celebrate this exciting transition!

It has been an absolute pleasure to provide healing massage in Lafayette Square all these years.   It’s been a life dream come true to run a successful small business, and for that I owe great thanks to you, our clients, neighbors and friends.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, and I’ll look forward to seeing you at SOMA and around town.

-Lisa Young, Licensed Massage Therapist

Owner, GardenWalk Massage Therapy

1128 South 18th Street, St. Louis, MO  63104


GardenWalk Massage Therapists’ Contact Information:

Lisa Young,,  314-255-9888

Julie Bagsby  314-660-1498

Katie Young Selsor,, 314-737-2561, 1740 Chouteau, Suite 100, 63103

Trish Standberry,,  314-580-5294

Dave Simmons,, 314-520-6674, 1740 Chouteau, Suite 100, 63103

Dennis Frank,,  314-307-8689