You Have Better Things To Do Than Stressing About Running Your Spa
Spaprenuer began as an idea to help independent spa owners grow, scale, and succeed in their businesses. Why listen to us? We have over 20 years experience in the spa, retail, and customer service industries and the knowledge we've collected will help you move the needle to real success and profits.
Lynn Graves, Certified Massage Therapist owner of DeStress Express Massage Therapy, and accidental business owner
Lynn Graves has been a Certified Massage Therapist in Virginia since 1996. Looking for a change from her sales career, Lynn discovered massage after injuring herself at her job. After getting "the worse massage ever," Lynn decided she could do better and attended the Advance Fuller School of Massage Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA.
After graduation, Lynn began DeStress Express as a room rental from a former sales customer and grew. She is a graduate of the Institute of Health and Healings Aesthetics Program, has mentored countless spa professionals, and is an instructor for Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®.
20 years and countless stories later DeStress Express is the destination for massage, skin care, and natural nails on the Peninsula in Virginia. Lynn and her crew expanded the spa recently and what was one room is now 13 massage rooms, a skincare room, and a private natural nail suite. The multi-award winning spa now has a staff of 20 spa professionals and boasts a client list of over 7,500 DeStressers. What began out of necessity is now a passion for Lynn
When she's not running after massage therapists, Lynn stays busy working in her garden, spending time at Lake Gaston, Virginia, and telling everyone about her grandchildren.
Ramona Rice is an award winning content marketing professional. She also is an owner of DeStress Express Massage Therapy.
Ramona discovered her love of content marketing while working as the Director of Spa Operations for DeStress Express. Joining DeStress Express full time in 2008, Ramona quickly implemented new processes for promoting the spa on social media making DeStress Express one of the first spas in the country to embrace social media. She created the email system and client booking that DeStress still uses with its 7,500 clients. She also worked with Rose & Womble Realty Company, the largest independently owned real estate company in the state of Virginia, creating their social media program from scratch. In less than three years, Ramona made Rose & Womble a powerhouse of social media for the entire country, including national recognition by Pinterest and various real estate publications.
Now she works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on digital media marketing. Her clients include DeStress Express and Podcast Websites, the all-in-one podcasting solution from John Lee Dumas and Mark Asquith.
Ramona is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia, is the co-host of the popular podcast We Should Not Be Friends, and is the host of the award-winning podcast The Sports Gal Pal. When she isn't podcasting or creating content, Ramona is spending time with her tiny humans who happen to be Lynn Graves' grandchildren.
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