The night before a life altering surgery, her husband Brandon Mahlios told her to get in the car. He had a surprise for her.

“I’m like, 'No, I’m hanging with my boobs tonight. I don’t wanna get in the car,'" Hendel Mahlios said, "but he convinced me.”

She’s happy she went.

“We pull into the parking lot, and he said, 'Look, babe, I built this place for you so you can heal,'" Hendel Mahlios said. 

At the peak of Amy’s sickness, Brandon asked her a simple question.

“I knew I needed to give her something to look forward to, so I asked her what she wanted to do when she got better," Mahlios said.

“I said I want to help people heal," Hendel Mahlios said.

For seven weeks Siesta Healing Spa became Brandon Mahlios’ secret project with his family.

“We worked 100 days straight," Mahlios said.

“He’d have other people take care of me and stay with me, and he came down to the key here and built it," Hendel Mahlios said.

Now they offer massage, acupuncture, Reiki, yoga, art therapy, and more because Hendel Mahlios says healing goes beyond chemo and radiation.

“I’ve always been more on the holistic level. I prefer to take something natural rather than pop a pill," Hendel Mahlios said.

She says the healing spa is not just for cancer survivors, but for anyone who just needs to feel a little better.

"It's a place for a community to come and just heal and get loved on. We hug everybody that wants one that walks in the door," she said.

Amy says it's given her a new purpose.

“She’s feeling much better, and she’s following her passion now, and it’s great," Mahlios said.