Interesting things about you and the business you are in?

Spa/Company Name: Palmyra Spa


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