A NEW Thai massage and spa has opened in Cockermouth.

Malisa Lee opened Calisa Spa in Main Street last Saturday and has been busy ever since.

She offers a selection of massages and therapies.

Malisa has lived in Cockermouth since 2004. Originally from Surin in Thailand, she studied authentic Thai massage and reflexology and has over 16 years’ experience of massage therapy from her work in Chonburi.

“It has always been my dream to open my own shop and during the lockdown I lost my job, so I decided to go for it,” said Malisa.

The shop is decorated with traditional Thai décor and subtle lighting, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

“It hasn’t been easy with the lockdown, but we have been very lucky with plenty of support and I am so happy that we are finally open,” said Malisa.

“The comments we receive about the shop are heart-warming.”

Calisa Spa offers a range of treatments, including original and authentic Thai massage, facial treatments, hot stone treatment, Swedish massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. The shop also sells health and beauty products.

“We have been very busy and everyone has been so kind and complimentary,” said Malisa.

“The response and support from our customers has been amazing.

“I am proud to be able to offer traditional massage techniques to relieve chronic or acute pain and improve physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for people who may be suffering after lockdown.”

For more details go to: www.calisa.co.uk.