Spa Tech Professional Blog

Welcome to the Spa Tech Institute professional career blog. Succeeding in the health, wellness and beauty professions is easy if you have the right training, information and attitude. The Spa Tech Institute Professional Blog is a resource for everyone who is interested in succeeding is this field. Whether you are new or experienced, have a small or large business or are thinking of getting into the field, the purpose of the blog is to share important information from experienced professionals and companies to help the entire industry improve.Even though massage, cosmetology and aesthetics have been around for thousands of years, in many ways it’s an emerging profession. The levels of stress and importance of appearance are all time highs. The digital age has increased the demands in our lives at the same time as it has increased our exposure to appearing in pictures and videos more important than ever. As an emerging industry, there is a holographic effect to improvement. The more any one person improves what they do, the more it improves the perception of the entire industry. Therefore, everyone in the profession benefits as we each take what we do to the highest level. So by working together to improve every client’s experience, the reputation of the industry will grow and spread to more people. After all, we aren’t competing with each other (well maybe a little) as much as we are collectively educating the public about the importance of what we do. Ultimately, success comes from many small things done consistently well. This is the simple idea behind sharing information from top professionals and businesses. By subscribing to this blog you will find a constant feed of ideas and best practices that you can apply to your professional career. Experience has taught us that just one good idea can incrementally but significantly improve your business. Your feedback and questions are greatly appreciated as it will help us to supply you with better information. Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place. Sincerely, Kris Stecker

Leyea Risley is Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Level 3 RYSE Practitioner and instructor at Spa Tech Institute. During her formative years, her mother, Nancy Risley, was growing Polarity Realization Institute (now Spa Tech Institute), developing the RYSE Tools for Life program to help clients and others manage their own energy systems and creating the BCPP (Board Certified Polarity Practitioner) Program. Leyea was truly submerged in Polarity therapy throughout her childhood.

Sue Leveille is a 2009 graduate of the 600 hour evening aesthetics career program here at Spa Tech Institute. Sue stays very busy working within the health and wellness industry. She is an instructor in our aesthetics career program, she works as an aesthetician and nail tech at Diva Professionals in Salem, NH and she is currently enrolled full time in Spa Tech’s therapeutic massage program.

Steve Baglioni, a 2008 massage therapy graduate from Spa Tech Institute, works closely with well-known sports chiropractor, Sheri Russell, providing her clients with massage. Dr. Russell treated the 1998 Olympians in Nagano and continues to treat professional athletes at Russell Center for Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Beverly, MA.

Love Your Face, a holistic skin care business in Amesbury, MA, is owned by Ellen O’Donnell. Ellen is a 2012 graduate of Spa Tech Institute’s 600 hour Aesthetic program. Years ago Ellen majored in graphic design because she had a passion for art and color. She also had a passion for working with her hands. She has had many creative businesses such as cake decorating and quilt making. She has also taught many classes like jewelry construction and stained glass.

North of Boston lies Beverly, a city referred to as the “Garden City” with its lush green open spaces and miles of coastline. It is a city with a little bit of something for everyone. There you will find Beverly Athletic Club on Reservoir Road and 2013 Spa Tech Institute therapeutic massage graduate Brandon LaVack.

Newburyport, a small coastal city full of quaint shops and eateries, is where you will find Lisa Page – a 2013 Spa Tech Institute Aesthetics program graduate. Lisa splits her time between Hair Spray Salon and Spa on Liberty Street, owned by Stacey Robinson and Riversong Plastic Surgery at 21 Highland Avenue in Newburyport.

Housed on the banks of the Powwow River in the quaint town of Amesbury is Guaranteed Fitness & Bodyworks. Michelle Baker, a vivacious, energetic Spa Tech graduate, is the owner where she is a personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. Michelle began her career 25 years ago offering personal fitness training

Emily came to Spa Tech with a love for makeup and a strong desire to learn skin care. She graduated May of 2015. One of her instructors, also a graduate of Spa Tech Institute, Sue Leveille said Emily ‘was an awesome student, always willing to help out. A team player with a beautiful conscious touch.’

Stephanie Hassel, a July 2015 massage therapy graduate, recently opened her own business, SLH Skincare and Massage. It is located within Kiki Pilates Studio, 10 Elm Street, Danvers. Her friend Kiki Hanson had been in the massage business for years and opened her own studio where she offers Yoga, Barre and Pilates.

In downtown picturesque, historic Ipswich, MA is Nails Etc. Day Spa on Market Street owned by Margaret Taylor. Nails Etc. offers manicures, pedicures, massage, acupuncture and aesthetic procedures. Nails Etc.’s motto is “Relax and Pamper Yourself”.


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