About Us


Massage Therapy is a part of preventative medicine. It is a natural and holistic approach to increase your well-being and improve health. Body Work treatments can reduce physical and mental tension while helping a person avoid injuries and stress related ailments.


To provide each client a customized massage specific to their individual needs and necessities.

Our staff is trained in a variety of modalities, enabling us to combine different techniques ensuring you receive the full benefits of health and relaxation from your visit.



Tiina Pakkala became personally interested in massage therapy at the age of 15, when she started competing in 400m and 800m running for track and field. She won Finnish Championships in those events, and became a part of Finland’s National Team competing all over Europe. Her sport guided her to choose physical therapy as her profession. After completing school in Finland, she worked for 12 years doing physical therapy in both neurological and orthopedic clinics. In 1997 she moved to Florida and pursued her career as a Massage Therapist. Her background as a former athlete and a physical therapist has been a huge benefit for understanding and treating every single client individually, including: The Physical Body, the Mind and the Spirit!

Ever since, she has worked and developed the Scandinavian Massage & Sports Rehab in Lantana to serve the local community.Tiina’s specialties are: Deep Tissue massage, Sports massage, Swedish massage, Reflexology and Body scrubs.


Maige Peeno has been an active professional in esthetics and the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Maige was born in northern Europe where she received her early education, and then came to the United States and continued her studies in Florida. She is a licensed skincare therapist who lives and works in Florida during the winters, and spends her summers overseas.

In the salon treatment your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and conditioned by a variety of different procedures, depending on your skin needs. Following a thorough skin analysis, your facial includes: a deep cleansing, a massage of your face, shoulders, neck, hands and scalp, natural exfoliants to remove dead cells, extraction, mask, balancing toner and moisturizers for your skin type. Your skin is irreplaceable; it makes sense to give it the very best of care!


Armi Niemi has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992. She has worked in country club settings, and luxurious spas in Palm Beach, but her main practice has been with Scandinavian Massage & Sports Rehab for over 15 years. Armi is fully trained in Myofascial release, Neuromuscular therapies, Body scrubs and Body wraps. Her specialties are: Deep Tissue massage, Therapeutic massage, Hot Stone massage, a relaxing Swedish massage and Aromatherapy.

profile-melinda-small1Melinda Soto is a bilingual licensed massage therapist practicing at Scandinavian Massage & Sports Rehab since 2012. She went to Florida Career College in West Palm Beach, FL. She practices Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy massage, Hot Stone massage, Sports rehabilitation and Body scrubs. We assess each client and determine their individual needs, making sure they are well relaxed.


Annetta Pia Nielsen is originally from Copenhagen Denmark. She is trained in the European tradition of health and wellness, with an emphasis on holistic and clinical skin and body therapies. Annetta has over 20 years of experience as a licensed therapeutic massage therapist, master aesthetician, certified herbalist, aromatherapist and healing touch practitioner. She is passionate about the work that she does and truly loves helping others achieve their health and beauty goals.

Vania Horting Massage TherapistVania L H Horting has been a licensed massage therapist and cosmetologist for many years in South Florida. She studied at Palm Beach State College. Her experiences include working with chiropractic, physical therapy and spas. Vania specializes in deep tissue, reflexology, Swedish, sports, hot stones and pregnancy massage. She also develops full facials and body treatments.

Kara McKenney - Massage TherapistKara McKenney her corporate career in technology and became a massage therapist over 19 years ago.  Kara’s own personal discipline for wellness continues to help motivate others to care for their body, mind, and spirit.  She is a competitive athlete and has extensive experience and knowledge of the body.  Her specialties include Deep Tissue massage, Therapeutic massage, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish massage, Reiki, and Reflexology.

Jacqueline Smith has had a passion for therapeutic massage from a young age. Initially working in an athletic spa, Jacqueline’s massage experience ranges from: Medical/Chiropractic, to Deep Tissue body work, with combining assisted stretching to a gentler comforting approach. Now with over 17 years of experience, she incorporates personalized Neuromuscular body work with each individual client. For those in later life stages, she encourages clientele to maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular massage sessions to prevent injury.

Office Manager:


 Emmi Hietanen Office Manager