Spring is here

The Spring Rooms is a serene holistic therapy space located on Sussex Mews, The Lower Pantiles. Deborah Borfecchia founded it in the summer of 2020 and offers clients a plethora of both traditional and pioneering treatments aimed at helping to restore and promote ongoing good health and wellbeing…


When and why did you open The Spring Rooms?

The space is something that has grown organically. I’ve built my business as an independent therapist from scratch when I moved down from London 10 years ago. I used to practise from Neal’s Yard on Mount Pleasant but when that closed in 2019, I thought ‘what next?’ I was lucky to find a room at a local Pilates studio, which helped me to continue practising and keep my clients while I decided what to do. I believe it’s important to be happy within a space as our environment plays a big role in our wellbeing, but I struggled to find such a place that wasn’t a secondary space. That’s when I made the huge decision to open my own therapy rooms. The timing wasn’t great as all this happened during the first lockdown, but in July 2020, my Covid-born baby, The Spring Rooms, opened for business on Sussex Mews.


Can you tell us what The Spring Rooms provides to its customers?

I wanted to create a home-from- home style space that as soon as you walk through the door you leave the outside world behind. I like to think of it as a boutique style sanctuary of healing. Upon entering, you are greeted by an environment that touches all the senses; from ambient background music to a calming colour palette courtesy of our bespoke branded marble canvas art. Organic essential oils fill the air, offering clients a relaxed and safe environment right in the centre of The Pantiles.


You talk about your comprehensive approach to holistic health, what does this involve?

Everything is interplayed with two or more things. In other words, it’s not about the symptom, it’s about discovering the cause. I’ve been practising as a massage therapist since 2008. The more experience I gained over the years, working with clients and undertaking a variety of different training courses, the more I found it’s not just about delivering a great treatment: it’s understanding the whys and the whens in order to provide someone with the right remedy and advice. Holistic health is looking at the whole person, mind body and spirit. For example, if someone is feeling stressed this can present itself in a variety of different physical symptoms such as headaches, muscular tension, pain, etc. So we need to consider all this first and then provide advice in order to help.


What did you do before becoming a therapist and eventually opening The Spring Rooms?

I used to work within the creative industry for a couple of London’s top multi-media agencies with some uber-cool clients. There was lots of schmoozing and I got to meet and work with some amazingly talented individuals. We worked very hard, sometimes late into the night which wasn’t that pleasant, but we did it and had a giggle too – even though a lot of the time we were desperate to go home and sleep! I met my husband while working in this industry and we eventually had a son, I went back to work after just six months.


How did you manage as a new working mother?

My husband and I would share the drop off and pick up duties of my son to and from nursery, which was stressful at times as they were so strict for pick-up time. Invariably, after getting home, sorting dinner and my son’s bedtime and everything else in between there was no me time. Initially I did start going into London for a 7am gym class but I became exhausted, felt low and stressed and as a result eventually began to experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s an unpleasant condition that affects the digestive system.


How did you heal yourself back from this stressful situation?

After many failed attempts of going to the doctor, I decided I wanted to change everything. That meant my lifestyle and diet and to reduce stress. I vowed to do more exercise and made the big sacrifice of leaving my job. It’s fair to say that since then I haven’t looked back! I’ve always enjoyed helping people, so my natural progression was to retrain as a therapist. After research and reading about the benefits of massage and how small changes can help in a big way and using these practises on myself, I signed up to numerous courses and spent my weekends studying. That passion has never stopped growing! Over the years I expanded my knowledge into a variety of soft tissue therapies and more recently I’ve moved into health and wellness coaching. My experiences have driven me to help others.


How many are in The Spring Roomsteam and what are their roles?

We have a great team of eleven people. Ten are professional practitioners and one oversees front of house. Collectively we can offer a whole host of traditional therapy options such as massage, Reiki, facials, and reflexology as well as some new ones too. These include hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming, counselling, and nutritional advice. We also offer spiritual awakening with intuitive counselling and health and wellness coaching.



Telephone 01892 512969



  • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chair Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Facials
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • NLP
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Osteopathy
  • Pregnancy Treatments
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki

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