Sienna Creasy of Palmyra Spa

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Palmyra Spa

Website: jewelgrande.com

How did you end up in the industry? I came to Jamaica in the Peace Corps as a Health Educator and Yoga Instructor. I then moved back to the Island to teach Yoga and worked as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist before I joined the Industry as a Spa director with Chris Blackwell (the founder of Reggae music and creator of Island Records). I have created a trademarked fitness experience called Reggaelates that I have taught at BaliSpirit Festival and Internationally as well as Soul Rebel Yoga at the Wanderlust Festivals. The Palmyra Spa is a world class spa in our Jewel Grande Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica that combines the Indigenous healing ingredients and Ritual of Jamaica with the best product partners and most innovative equipment from around the world.

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?  Yoga, Pilates, Stand Up Paddleboard and Stand up Paddleboard Yoga, Hiking and Mountain biking, Running and attempting Triathlons, Saving the world one Vegetarian meal at a time, Lunch Libations to support local community fundraisers and Breathing fresh air. Oh yeah and Wine!

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Favorite vacation destination? Chiang Mai Thailand, Ubud Bali, Budapest Hungary

What trends or interesting changes do you see happening in the spa channel?  Science and 3d/4d Spa is Crazy!

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel/Destination

Total square footage of your facility? 30,000

What new treatments have you added recently? Epicuren: Skin and Body, EmerginC: Skin, Dazzle Dry: Nails, Miriam Quevedo: Hair, Coola: Suncare Retail, Manduka Yoga apparel and Retail

What is your signature treatment? Wild Ginger Deep Tissue Massage

What is the #1 reason clients come to your facility? Intention meets Innovation with Island Rituals of Jamaica

 

Erika Gallagher from Lashology and Lashology Wholesale | Mover & Shaker

Erika Gallagher

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Lashology and Lashology Wholesale

Website: www.lashologybeauty.com and www.lashologywholesale.com

How did you end up in the industry? Believe it or not, a shaman told me back in 2013 that I would be making a career change from human resources to aesthetics. Just a few months later, I registered for school and the journey continued from there!

If you are not working…what are you doing? I have a beautiful lab/pit rescue who is my life! I spend a lot of time with her enjoying the Colorado outdoors. She also comes to the studio with me everyday and lays beside the bed while I work. Clients LOVE her!

I love to travel and with my work schedule these days, I can only take weekend trips so I get away and explore new places at least once a month. I truly believe that taking time off and getting out of your routine is where creativity and new ideas blossom best.

I also LOVE escape rooms! It is so fun to get my friends together and solve the various puzzles.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? I am currently reading, “The Universe Has Your Back” by Gabrielle Bernstein and it is so refreshing!

Favorite vacation taken? Belize

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I am a certified life coach and would love to do that as a career one day. Being in our industry, we are kind of already “life coaching” some clients so I want to continue growing my skills in this area to be a better resource to those around me. I love hearing people’s stories and helping them gain perspective.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Eyelash Extension Studio and Wholesale Company

Total square footage of your facility? 600

What new treatments have you added recently? We recently added permanent eyeliner and micro-blading. Clients love it! It makes such a difference in their morning routine. I also have tried it and have permanent eyeliner and brow micro-blading. It’s AMAZING!

What is your signature treatment? Volume Eyelash Extensions

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15%

Anything else you would like to share? Success is an accumulation of the small efforts you make everyday.

 

Rachel Stacy of Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach | Mover & Shaker

Rachel Stacy

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: ETC Hotels- Shutters on The Beach/Hotel Casa Del Mar

Website: www.etchotels.com

How did you end up in the industry? Fell in love 14 years ago as part time spa receptionist

If you are not working…what are you doing? playing with my 3 year old daughter

Favorite vacation taken? New Jersey Shore in the summer with family

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Teaching

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

How many treatment rooms do you have? 14

What new treatments have you added recently? Oxygen, Kerstin Florian and hair soon

What is your signature treatment? Kerstin Florian Hammam

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15%

 

Linda Higgs from The Spa at Shula’s | Mover & Shaker

Linda Higgs

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: The Spa at Shula’s

Website: spashula.com

How did you end up in the industry? I was the Director of Sales at the Hotel. The Spa Director position came available in our new spa and I was immediately interested. Such an interesting industry and a great lifestyle for wellness, health and beauty.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I enjoy many forms of exercise including weight training, cycling and running. I also love to cook, dine out, decorate, enjoy the Florida Beaches, travel and all visual arts.

Favorite vacation taken? Always enjoy the California Wine Country

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I will always be in the spa field. I have found my passion!

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Day Spa (no hair services)

Total square footage of your facility? 3,100

How many treatment rooms do you have? 7

What new treatments have you added recently? Eminence Triple Peel Facial and the Aveda Beautifying Massage

What is your signature treatment? Tropical Skin Ritual

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 30%

Anything else you would like to share? As Vice-Chair of the Florida Spa Association I have immersed myself in being a part of the development of the Florida Spa Industry, a role I truly enjoy!

 

Christina Cabrera of The Spa at Westin Mission Hills | Mover & Shaker

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: The Spa at Westin Mission Hills

Website: www.spaatmissionhills.com

How did you end up in the industry? I started my career in the hospitality industry working at the front desk and in accounting at a luxury resort. My mentor was a Spa Director and I was inspired by the health and wellness lifestyle the spa industry encompasses. I would spend time off frequenting various spas and experiencing new treatments. It was a natural transition to move in this direction for me.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband Oscar of 18 years and our two daughters Skylaire and Gabrielle. We enjoy hiking, day trips to the beach and frequent visits to Disneyland. We are active in our church and serving the community.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? I recently read Emotional Intelligence 2.0 which I found very inspiring. I also just picked up Andrea Wulfs’ The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.

Favorite vacation taken? My favorite vacation was with my family on a private beach kayaking and enjoying bon fires.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? I would love to be a part of the wellness travel movement.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 14,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 14

What new treatments have you added recently? Hole in One Golf Massage: A ground-breaking deep body massage performed with two golf balls which become an extension of the therapist’s hands in order to reach the muscles and hard-to-reach areas. This massage is targeted to improve range of motion and flexibility, increase circulation, and relax sore muscles tailored to each client’s needs.

What is your signature treatment? Table Thai Massage: The Spa at Mission Hills version of Thai massage adapted to the table. Incorporates a series of gentle stretches and compressions releasing the tension in tight joints, increasing range of motion and enhances flexibility, allowing you to feel centered and energized. This experience is performed in light, comfortable clothing.

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 15-20%

 

Shane Bird of Turning Stone Resort and Spa | Mover and Shaker

Shane Bird

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Turning Stone Resort and Spa

Website: www.turningstone.com

How did you end up in the industry? I went through massage school in 1996 and shortly after started my own massage business. I was fortunate enough to meet Diane Trieste who was recruiting for a new spa at the Venetian with Canyon Ranch.

If you are not working…what are you doing? I am currently the Director of Spa Operations for Skana and Ahsi spas at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? Star Wars The Force Awakens!!

Favorite vacation taken? The family spent 2 weeks in Utah and had some great adventures in the Rockies.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Teaching. I enjoy teaching and I like being around the younger crowd.

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa? Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility? 20,000

How many treatment rooms do you have? 21

What new treatments have you added recently? the HydroPeptide body treatment

What is your signature treatment? Signature Sage Stone massage

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 10%