Michael is a Orchard Park native, graduated from New York Institute of Massage in 2012, and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. He specializes in medical massage, working primarily on low back and hip problems. However, don’t underestimate his ability to fully relax you, so be careful; you might be caught snoring! A kid at heart, Michael enjoys anything outdoors and of course, football!
Jennifer is a licensed massage therapist, graduating from the New York Institute of Massage in 2012. She loves giving her clients therapeutic massage, and will spend enough time on your neck and shoulders that you will feel yourself melting into the table. When she is not at the spa, Jennifer spends her time chasing around her three adorable little cherubs.
Arielle is a new massage therapist, graduating the New York Institute of massage in 2019. Her strong hands specialize in back pain relief, but she enjoys therapeutic massage as well. Arielle also likes to incorporate joint stretches into all of her sessions! In her free time, she enjoys crafting with her son, shopping with friends, and napping!!
Abby is a new massage therapist, graduating in 2020. She wants her clients to experience lots of relaxation. By doing therapeutic massage, pain relief, and stretching, the end result is magical. Be ready to fall asleep with her soothing hands. When Abby is not at the spa she loves to crochet, read, and spend time with her man and their dog Reese.
Jen has been delighting customers at the front desk since August 2019, and is always excited to talk about our products and the services we offer to ensure clients are getting valued personal attention before and after their massages. She is a dedicated pet mom, and with her husband Bryan, loves taking their 2 dogs out exploring in their canoe, with the Adirondacks being their favorite.
Wouldn't it be convenient if there were a tropical beach right around the corner? What if I could go down the street and find the serenity of lying in a bamboo thicket, staring up at the glistening leaves of the canopy? I would love to be able to see a clear view of the stars in the desert anytime I want. Did you know that you have a neighbor that can
provide all that and more?
When I was young, Mom used to take me to get massages. You see, my mother has always loved to travel and be pampered, and I was lucky enough to join her. We enjoyed massages all over the world, facials on cruise ships, and pedicures during shopping trips. I remember the first time we went to a high end spa, I was just awestruck by the décor; and on top of that, during my massage, I thought to myself…"This feels SO GOOD, why doesn’t everyone do this?!" I definitely caught the vacation bug from my mother and she planted the day spa seed early on.
That seed germinated while I attended college. I studied the inner workings of the human body. It was there I realized there are so many physical and mental benefits in the health and wellness field more than just “feeling good.” I hadn’t made it to massage school yet; there was marriage and babies to attend to first! After our sons Liam and Tristan were born, I knew it was time. Even then, five years ago, I had the details of the spa in my mind. It would be destination-themed because I love to vacation, and I truly believe people don't do it enough. After finishing massage school, I got to work nurturing the seedling.
When building the spa, I incorporated an atmosphere of being somewhere else. Buffalo is incredible but at times can be such a dreary place, so even just an hour of feeling like you're at the beach can make a difference in your life. With the help of my amazingly talented husband, I put everything I had into making the spa stunning, including handpicking every light and every tile. But it wasn't just about ambiance. I put even more focus on personnel. What good is the coolest atmosphere around if I didn't staff it with the best professionals I could find in WNY?
After 20 years of dreaming, a wonderful husband, four children, and a lot of hard work, I finally can say my dreams are in full bloom. The final product is "Destination Massage".