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The Day Spa Association would like for you to meet these industry Movers & Shakers.  We are highlighting information about people in the Spa & Wellness industry, and learning some things about them and their businesses!

Deborah Parker of Lake Austin Spa Resort | Mover & Shaker

www.lakeaustinwp.com

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Website: www.lakeaustinwp.com

How did you end up in the industry? Had planned on being a CPA and had a friend who worked at a spa, who introduced me to the business. I began as a controller for two spas and a year later was the General Manager. I have never looked back, 31 years later. Best thing that happened to me.

If you are not working…what are you doing? Hiking, walking, reading, cooking, playing with my dogs, gardening, listening to live music. Anything outdoors and fun.

Recent books or movies you’ve enjoyed? Trainwreck, Mad Max

Favorite vacation taken? 3 weeks in Italy – sublime.

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? Would have joined the circus. Seriously would have been in finance field. So glad this did not happen!

Spa/Facility info:

What best describes your spa?  Resort/Hotel & Spa

Total square footage of your facility?  25,000 sq ft. resort spa on 19 acres of beautiful waterfront.

How many treatment rooms do you have?  25

What new treatments have you added recently?  Three launching in October.

What is your signature treatment?  Muscle Tension Melt

What percentage of your business comes from Retail sales? 40%

 

Sue Thirlwall of MiniLuxe | Mover & Shaker

www.miniluxe.com

Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: MiniLuxe

Website: www.miniluxe.com

How did you end up in the industry? Always loved spa, wellness and longevity industries!

If you are not working…what are you doing? All time with family, friends and valued work associates is treasured!

Favorite vacation taken? San Francisco

If you were not in a spa career, what would you be doing? No interest elsewhere other than wellness and longevity

Spa/Facility info:

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

Total square footage of your facility? 1000 – 2200

How many treatment rooms do you have? 2 

What is your signature treatment? Manicure and pedicure

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

Anything else you would like to share? Enjoy every previous day!