LSCO Massage moves into new location at historic Thornton House Bed & Breakfast

Pictured above, left to right, are Frank Ebersole, owner of Thornton House Bed and Breakfast, and Michelle Gauer of LSCO Massage standing in front of the Thornton House, which is the new location for LSCO Massage. Submitted photo.

Beginning Wednesday, October 21, Lansing Soap and Spa Company, also known as LSCO Massage, will be relocating to the lower level of the historic Thornton House Bed & Breakfast in Lansing. From the 1880s, Thornton House served as the residence and practice of Dr. John H. Thornton, who often traveled on horseback in all weather to call on patients both in Lansing as well as the surrounding area. The practice was taken over by his son, Dr. John W. Thornton, who continued the practice until 1979.
The Thornton House has been a bed and breakfast for the past 10 years, and owners Frank Ebersold and Steve Du Ford recently put the finishing touches on a space that meets the needs of LSCO Massage. According to Ebersold, “It’s our goal that this venture not only improves the range of services we can offer our guests, but also makes the town of Lansing a more appealing destination for visitors where they can relax, shop and enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer.”
LSCO Massage previously operated out of the Touch Of Class Styling Salon at 99 North Front Street in Lansing. According to Michelle Gauer, Licensed Massage Therapist, the Thornton House facility will allow for expansion of services for LSCO Massage ranging from facial masks to customized massage as well as body scrubs.
“The location is just beautiful, you take a brief walk through an English garden to get to the spa, plus with the rich history of the Thornton House and the neighborhood in general, it’s like taking a step back in time,” Gauer said.
Lansing Soap and Spa is open Monday-Saturday with varied hours to accommodate schedules. Appointments can be made online at or by calling 608-386-0730. The Thornton House Bed and Breakfast is located at 371 Diagonal Street and will be open and taking guests until December of this year before closing for the season. Accommodations can be booked online at

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