Kelly and I are massage hounds. After spending hours each day behind a laptop or desktop monitor, the shoulders tighten like steel knots. Eyes get blurry, muscles ache, and we know it’s time to call Amy.
Amy is the queen of massage therapy in Clearwater in our opinion. Utilizing strong hands and elbows with what she calls Chinese finger pressure, she knows how to apply just the right pressure in just the right places. After an hour of bliss on one of her massage tables, we leave without knots, pain or discomfort, our bodies and minds in a state of Zen-like relaxation.
We have tried just about every professional massage service in Clearwater and none equal her skill level. Arriving from China nine years ago, she became licensed and first set up practice in Los Angeles in a doctor’s office providing pain therapy. After two years, she came to Clearwater to see one of her sons.
“I immediately liked it here,” said Amy, who insists on just being called that because she’s found it’s easier for clients to remember than Tiffany Z. Bennet. “Clearwater is a beautiful city with friendly people, so in the fall of 2019 I opened my salon here.”
Amy’s business quickly grew and at first she hired assistants, but found that none of them really knew the intricacies of pain relief. “Anyone can do a massage, but if it’s not done right it can do more damage than good,” she said. “An experienced massage therapist has sensitive hands and a detailed knowledge of muscle tissue, ligaments and bone structure. I know how to gently focus on sore spots.”
Everyone presents a different body type and she adjusts to fit their needs and even their personalities. “I have my own style and clients know they’re in a safe place and clean environment – they leave relaxed and feeling better,” said Amy, adding that some clients like to chat during a massage and others just want to close their eyes and quietly listen to Chinese instrumental music.
While Amy does not reveal names of clients, she said their professions include a wide range of body builders, sports figures, doctors, lawyers, hotel managers, students, teachers, government employees and military personnel. Her clientele is such that some drive all the way from Lakeland and Sarasota to see her.
Amy is up at 7 each morning and takes her last client at 10:30 p.m. if it’s only a half-hour session. She’s generally open seven days a week with the occasional day off to go to the beach or to read and relax. Her salon has three private rooms and after each massage she changes the sheets and face covers, keeping everything sanitary.
Her rates of service: $50 for 30 minutes, $70 for an hour and $110 for 90 minutes. Amy accepts all credit cards. While walk-ins are accepted, due to her popularity it’s best to call, text or email to reserve a time. Check out Amy when you want to feel revitalized. She’s amazing.
Asian Massage Clearwater Gulf to Bay
1859 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Clearwater,