Maarit Lehtovuori, the studio’s massage therapist, first met Mireille when they worked together at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studio. Maarit feels that massage is more than relaxation—“it’s self care, which everyone needs.” Maarit’s philosophy has served her clients well for more than 20 years, including at the Carlton Club at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. “Everybody hold tension differently,” she says. “Tell me what your tight spot is and I’ll figure out a way to release tension. It’s a challenge I enjoy.”
Maarit, a native of Yläne, Finland, is a 1994 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Certified in deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial, and hot stone therapies, she is also experienced in pregnancy/infant massage and welcomes all body types and all ages.