Founded in 1987 by life partners Doone and Stephen Marshall, Body & Soul was the first day spa in the Berkshires.
It has been offering therapeutic massages, facials, and other body-and-soul-satisfying services and products ever since. The Day Spa is peacefully located in a charming vintage house just beyond Great Barrington’s bustling village center. Stephen, who is originally from Houston, TX, met Doone, an Aussie through and through, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Body & Soul has been their life passion since its creation. Their goal is to have every client say: “That was the best massage/facial I ever had.”
Founder - Stephen Marshall
Stephen began his journey into the healing profession in 1976. He has studied with acclaimed teachers of the Rolfing Technique, Polarity Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Soma Neuromuscular Therapy, and Sports Massage. He graduated from the Soma School of Massage, and later trained in the Bennett Reflexes, Shiatsu, various Oriental Medicine Modalities, and an Advanced Kinesiology Technique known as MetaKinesiology. Stephen learned from some of the world’s finest healers, including Robert Jafe, M.D. In 1986, he formed the Marshall Academy of Healing Arts for Advanced Training and has traveled and taught all over the world.
Stephen was important to the early days of internationally renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where he served as the first male massage therapist and continues to teach today. Teaching bodywork has always been a natural calling for Stephen, who established the first formally recognized professional massage training program in the state of Pennsylvania. In The MARSHALL METHOD, he offers a unique and unusual blend of healing skills and insights.
Since 1987, our day spa in the heart of the Berkshires has been a place that offers a respite from the fast paced demands of every day life. Our healing and luxurious services support your natural inner beauty and innate tranquility. While your soul is being pampered, your mind is soothed. Our superb staff provides you with the ultimate in therapeutic massage and essential skin and body care. Professional, courteous, and warm – you'll always be welcomed at this oasis in the Berkshires on the fringe of Great Barrington. Our services are soul-satisfying and delightful. Distinguished by the deep green pines that surround it, Body & Soul is an oasis where you can quench your need for peace, and take a break from your busy schedule. From beauty treatments to relief from pain, Body & Soul Day Spa relaxes and revitalizes you. Best of all, you don't have to commit to a week, several days, or even an entire day to benefit from the holistic touch of our world-class practitioners. Just one or two hours has an amazing effect on your well -being and sense of happiness.