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Day Spa & Med Spa Success

Welcome to the Day Spa | Med Spa Success Podcast. Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of bestseattledayspas.com, a top resource and guide on aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent contributor to USA Today & CNN. He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients. On the podcast, Jeremy interviews some of the top spa owner's in the country to find out what makes them so successful, and how they deliver great results for their clients.
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Dec 16, 2015

My personal healing journey began when I decided to stop sharing my life with pain.

And now I help people with chronic pain and restricted mobility reclaim their bodies and love their lives.
 

When you suffer from constant pain in your neck, hips, shoulders or other joints, you just feel stuck, knowing that you’ve tried so many things but only had temporary results. Over time, you get so used to the pain that it starts to feel like part of who you are.

 
For many years, this was my reality. I suffered from daily headaches and chronic pain in my neck and back. I saw many doctors and specialists who couldn’t offer me answers, or relief other than pain medication. It wasn’t until I saw a skilled massage therapist that I stopped sharing my life with pain.

 
I’m a licensed massage practitioner and holistic bodyworker. I help people with chronic pain and limited mobility break the pain cycle and reclaim their bodies.

 
Over the years I’ve met a lot of massage practitioners who treat relaxation massage and clinical treatment massage as two completely different things. So if you ask for treatment work, you get one type of service, and if you ask for relaxation, you get another type of service. But the treatment massage is overly focused and painful so it doesn’t provide lasting improvement. Then the relaxation massage feels nice but it doesn’t address functional goals or lead to any notable changes.

 
It’s frustrating to see this, because after practicing for more than ten years, I know from experience that the most healing approach to bodywork is a holistic one.
 
To really help people we have to combine clinical technique
with therapies that induce deep relaxation.

 
Without a thorough understanding of how your body works, therapists can’t apply their techniques in a way that helps you gently ease into a more comfortable state of being.  It’s essential to work with someone who understands this and has experience helping people succeed in fully recovering from pain and injury.

 
Think about everything you’ve already tried to alleviate the pain. And what you wish you could be doing right now if you didn’t have to carry the burden of pain every day.

 
What if I told you that you that you don’t have to live this way? It is possible to feel better right now - without drugs, painful therapies or expensive medical intervention.
 

I collaborate with our region's top doctors to help people with complex pain issues. I also mentor other massage practitioners to become more effective healers. My holistic approach to sensory healing blends hydrotherapy and essential oils with neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release, complemented by visualization, breathwork and self-care strategies. As a result my clients feel nurtured, informed and deeply relaxed, while simultaneously receiving detailed and effective therapy.

 

 

Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of BestSeattleDaySpas.com, a top resource and guide on aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent contributor to USA Today & CNN.   He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients.

Interested in being a guest on the show?  Learn more by visiting the Day Spa Med Spa Success Podcast website @ http://dayspamedspasuccess.com/ 

 

 

Dec 9, 2015

Nancy Reagan brings a wealth of knowledge through extensive research, science and personal experience. She recommends only those products and programs she knows produce outstanding results. Nancy is a nationally recognized expert in beauty, nutrition, weight loss, skin care and makeup. You can find more on her personal blog – Nancy Reagan’s Blog.

Nancy Reagan, Founder & CEO: Bella Reina Spa and Mi Bella Reina – Beyond Beauty

Nancy has more than 20 years’ experience as an esthetician, spa owner, makeup artist, nail professional, and nutrition expert. As owner of Bella Reina Spa, in Delray Beach, Florida, Nancy is known for going the extra mile to provide the area’s finest skin treatments, massages, technologically advanced skin care, cosmetics and weight loss programs.

Reagan has been published in numerous national and regional publications. Honors and awards include Top 10 Florida Spas, Silent Hero Award, Delray Beach Business Person of the Year, and The South Florida Business Journal’s Businesswoman Entrepreneur. Nancy has been on the governing board of the Delray Beach Medical Center, and is past chairman of the board of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Delray Beach Education Foundation.

 

Jeremy Baker is the founder of http://bestseattledayspas.com/ where they keep you on the cutting edge of what you should know before buying aesthetic or wellness treatments. Beat Seattle Day Sap's helps you make informed decisions so that you can make the right choice of both treatments and providers. Beat Seattle Day Spa's has been so successful at helping consumers find the right spa for them that they are expanding nationally.

 

 

Dec 2, 2015

Tiffany co-founded Bella Sante in 1996 after graduating with a BSBA from the School of Management, Boston University 93’. In 1998 she expanded the brand to include our Boston location and then again in 2007 another spa was born in Wellesley. Tiffany is grateful everyday that she gets to work with a team of amazing, dynamic and very talented people and that she has the opportunity to bring together healers to spread warmth, relaxation and wellness to our guests.

 

Nov 25, 2015

RICHARD KITAEFF, M.A., N.D., Dip.Ac., L.Ac., naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, was the first Westerner to graduate from Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Osaka, Japan. Kitaeff was also licensed as an acupuncturist by the government of Japan in 1975 and was a member of the first graduating class of naturopathic physicians from Bastyr University in 1982. He interned at the Osaka Medical College Pain Clinic and the Kyoto Pain Control Institute. Richard Kitaeff's research on acupuncture and endorphins, carried out at the University of Washington School of Medicine and published in the journal Pain, was the first to verify the analgesic effect of acupuncture through objective (EEG) measurement. As a pioneering North American acupuncturist, he founded and directed acupuncture training programs of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bastyr University in Seattle and was founding president of the Acupuncture Association of Washington. He has additionally taught acupuncture and pain management courses and seminars at Meiji, Friends World College, University of Washington, City University (Seattle), Pacific Acupuncture College and Southwest Acupuncture College. He has been an invited speaker at conferences of the American Association of Holistic Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Physician Assistants, the Northwest Naturopathic Conference, and Northwest Hospital. Kitaeff has also published articles on acupuncture and pain management in Pain, the Townsend Letter, the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, and book chapters in Optimal Wellness, the Textbook of Natural Medicine, and the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Since 1984, Richard Kitaeff has owned and directed New Health Medical Center in Edmonds, Washington. New Health Medical Center is a multidisciplinary center integrating North American, European and Asian techniques of pain control, systemic detoxification, allergy elimination and stress management. Since 1999, he has been the only acupuncturist or naturopathic physician to become a staff member of a major hospital in the Northwest, and additionally has been granted privileges at rehabilitation hospitals to treat stroke patients with acupuncture.

 

Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of http://www.BestSeattleDaySpas.com, a top resource and guide on Aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent Contributor to USA Today & CNN.   He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients.

Nov 18, 2015

Halle Friedman, Founder & President

At the age of 18, Halle Friedman, Founder and President of Robert Andrews Laser & Aesthetics, entered the United States Air Force, where she proudly served her country for over 20 years in both Active Duty and as a Reservist.

 

While in the Air Force, Halle became a Computer Operations Instructor, attended college and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Southern Mississippi (1995) and became a commissioned officer - thus beginning an exciting and challenging career as an emergency/battlefield nurse.

 

Halle has worked in a number of impressive leadership positions to include, working directly with the Air Force Surgeon General Staff in Washington D.C., and as a Hospital Nursing Supervisor and RN Manager for the Emergency Department. In Colorado Springs she was Operations Manager and Manager of Patient Scheduling for Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.

 

Halle’s in-depth medical career also includes certification in Medical Aesthetics from the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She is proficient in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Ablative and Non-Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing; Sclerotherapy; Advanced Botox (Neurotoxins), Dermal fillers and more.

 

In addition to her medical background, Halle holds a degree in Information Systems Technology, and an MBA from Colorado Technical University.

 

Halle’s background and life experience is very broad, extensive, and accomplished - and she prides herself in seeing the big picture in life. She remains deeply involved in her profession and has served as the Treasurer, Secretary and Media Chair for the Colorado Emergency Nurses Association.

 

In October 2013, Halle realized her dream and established the Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics clinic in Colorado Springs, where she is proudly bringing the highest level of science, technology, skill - and genuine care - to her clients.

 

 

Nov 11, 2015

"This is a wonderful place to be. Lovely people to deal with and wonderful results from the treatments. Highly recommended!" Donita Boothe

  
"It's not only I who sees the difference, but my husband has really noticed, and is very pleased! Betsy W.
 
"I've tried everything before and nothing worked. After only 2 weight loss NLP/Hypnotherapy sessions now I'm down 14lbs in just 20 days and I feel great. The urge to snack is gone. No cravings for sweets. This really works! I don't have that urge to eat when I'm bored. It's being phenomenal. I am so happy and I feel amazing! It's awesome!" Renee H., RN
 
 

Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of http://www.BestSeattleDaySpas.com, a top resource and guide on Aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent Contributor to USA Today & CNN.   He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients.

Nov 4, 2015

Heinz Mikulka
Heinz has been the vice-president and treasurer of Paule Attar Salon and Spa since 1988. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the business. Mr. Mikulka has held positions as sales manager, general manager, and share holding director at Porsche/Audi automobile dealerships in Los Angeles, California. From 1966-1969 he was a factory manager at the Cape Town plant of Airflex Pty. S.A., the largest furniture manufacturer in South Africa. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the Technische Hochschule, Vienna, Austria.

 

Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of http://www.BestSeattleDaySpas.com, a top resource and guide on Aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent Contributor to USA Today & CNN.   He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients.

On the podcast, Jeremy interviews some of the top spa owner's in the country to find out what makes them so successful, and how they deliver great results for their clients.

 

 

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Oct 28, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Killey has been practicing emergency medicine for the past 10 years. He was trained at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, did his internship at The University of Chicago and his emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He began practicing in the Puget Sound region in 2007. He received his training in medical aesthetics from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine and successfully completed and passed the board certification course.

Dr. Killey has always believed in pursuing multiple interests in life. He received a bachelor of music in piano performance from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1999. While at IWU, he was the 1997 MTNA collegiate state champion in piano for Illinois and was named the top graduate in the school of music at graduation. He continues to perform concerts today. He was also featured on the television series Untold Stories of the ER on the TLC network in December 2010. He is currently singing with the Seattle Men’s Chorus. His favorite hobbies are volleyball, tennis, running and reading.

 

Jeremy Baker is the host of the Day Spa Med Spa internet radio show.  http://dayspamedspasuccess.com/ 

Oct 21, 2015

Amanda Gorecki is an advanced registered nurse practitioner and founder of Healing Waters and Pure MD® Skin Science. She has a BSN from Seattle Pacific University and an MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She trained at Harborview Medical Center and Duke University where she worked as an emergency room nurse and nurse practitioner for the Department of Neurosurgery before venturing into private business. Gorecki was named Enterprising Woman of the Year in 2014 by Enterprising Women Magazine; she is an Atlanta member of the WPO (Women’s Presidents Organization) Chapter 1, received the Champions of Respect Award from theYWCA Women’s Shelter, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named one of the 40 Under 40 by the Wichita Business Journal.

Gorecki founded Healing Waters in 2002, twice named the Best Medical Spa in the Country, and recipient of numerous local awards for Best Spa, Best Massage, and more. Healing Waters currently has locations in Wichita, Kansas; Durham, North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina.

In 2007, Gorecki pursued one of her greatest passions by developing the proprietary skin care line, Pure MD® Skin Science. All Healing Waters spas offer customized Pure MD® facials and retail products. Gorecki is regarded as an expert on skin care ingredients and has lectured nationally on cosmeceuticals at various women’s conferences nationwide.

Gorecki continues to dedicate her time to the development and expansion of both Healing Waters and Pure MD®, with a focus on growing the company’s mission of inspiring transformational change in the lives of others. Gorecki’s ultimate goal is to make a difference in the lives of others—to help people find their self-confidence and to feel good about themselves.

 

Jeremy Baker is the founder of the Day Spa Med Spa Success internet radio show.  http://dayspamedspasuccess.com/

Oct 14, 2015

Christine Poythress has been a licensed Esthetician since 1990.  She has worked in Downtown Seattle and on Mercer Island.  In 2008, she opened up her own skincare studio on Mercer Island.  Christine is interested in new technology to enhance one’s skin and keeps current with skincare trends with education and research.  Some of Christine’s specialties include Anti-Aging Treatments, Micro Current and Hydrodermabrasion technology, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Acne treatments and Brazilian waxing. When not working in her busy skin care practice, Christine enjoys being a mother to her daughter Leila.  She lives on Mercer Island with her family. 

http://christinefaceandbody.com/

 

 

 Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of BestSeattleDaySpas.com, a top resource and guide on aesthetic and wellness treatments. Jeremy is a frequent contributor to USA Today & CNN.   He specializes in helping Day Spas & Medical Aesthetic practices discover, attract & keep ideal clients & Patients.

Interested in being a guest on the show?  Learn more by visiting the Day Spa Med Spa Success Podcast website @ http://dayspamedspasuccess.com/ 

 


 

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