Day Spa & Med Spa Success

Welcome to the Day Spa | Med Spa Success Podcast. Jeremy Baker is the founder and editor in chief of, 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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Mar 28, 2017

Spela Hernandez is the owner of Spela Skin Care and Waxing, specializing in corrective facial skin care, anti-aging strategies and designer waxing services. Trained in both Europe and the U.S., she has helped 1000s of men and women achieve total skin transformation by pairing best-in-class products with cutting-edge therapies. Her expertise, extensive knowledge and non-stop continuing education are what allow her to produce immediate, visible results.

Feb 4, 2017

Allison Hillyer brings 16 years experience to the aesthetic and wellness industry. She is a licensed aesthetician and assistant laser practitioner, holds a doctorate degree in naturopathy, is certified through ANCB as a traditional naturopath and in traditional wellness, is a certified neuromuscular massage therapist….. and , is a certified health coach through Emory University. 5 Atlanta locations.

Harvey Hillyer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of the Medical Industry.  He is the founder of many healthcare companies including Guradian Homecare, Promed Durable Medical Equipment and BenchMark Physical Therapy (currently one of the largest outpatient physical therapy companies in the nation with 230 locations).  He started Dermani Medspa with Allison 3 years ago.  His expertise with Dermani Medspa is focused on research and development with multiple FDA cleared cosmetic laser manufacturers.

Feb 1, 2017

Cori Cohen is a certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living and practicing in New York City.

 Ms. Cohen is a strong believer in the healing power of food and the undeniable connection between healthy lifestyle and quality of life. She also emphasizes mindful eating, meditation, positive mindset and purposeful movement as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle.

 Over the span of her career Ms. Cohen has counseled a large and diverse population of individuals.   Some past roles include the Registered Dietitian for an integrative wellness center in San Diego, nutrition program coordinator of a luxury health club in Westchester, and clinical dietitian in both acute care and long term care facilities on Long Island. In December of 2016 Ms. Cohen launched Belly Blissful, a nutrition and healthy lifestyle consulting business. Ms. Cohen also lead seminars and workshops on a variety of wellness topics.


Ms. Cohen has helped individuals reach their weight and body composition goals, improve memory, find more energy to enjoy their lives, significantly improve blood sugar and cardiac markers, manage IBS and IBD, navigate life with Celiac disease, and improve overall health by focusing on behavioral changes. 

Dec 1, 2016

Cheryl Janis is the founder of Cheryl Janis Designs–a wellness design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to helping health and wellness business owners and professionals achieve the very best healing environments possible. Unlike conventional interior designers, Cheryl uses a holistic and evidence-based approach to wellness design, evaluating the client/patient experience from the moment they walk through the door until the time they leave, and every step in between.

Nov 20, 2016

Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D. provides integrative medicine with a focus on optimal aging, combining beauty and wellness.

Oct 22, 2016

Arlene Noodleman, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Arlene Noodleman is medical director of Healthstyle™. She is also CEO of Silicon Valley’s Age Defying Dermatology And Wellness™ and co-creator of Revercel® clinical skin care products and nutritional supplements. Dr. Noodleman holds BA and MD degrees from the University of Minnesota and received a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California-Berkeley and served a fellowship in occupational medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Noodleman is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and fellowship-trained at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. An expert in stress reduction, health promotion, nutrition, and lifestyle/behavioral change, she works with her patients to prevent the onset of disease, delay age-related declines in health, and optimize their health for greater vitality and longevity.


Jeremy Baker is the host of the Day Spa Med Spa internet radio show.

Apr 1, 2016

Barney attended Roanoke College and received his BBA degree. He then began his career in high tech sales and worldwide sales management including 17 years with Intel Corporation. He also helped developed Intel's e-business capabilities. Barney was introduced to the Massage Envy franchise opportunity via a broker in 2003 and then signed on with the Massage Envy franchise a year later in 2004. He is now the regional developer for the State of Washington and oversee 17 franchisees over 28 locations.


Jeremy Baker is the host of the Day Spa Med Spa Success internet radio show.

Mar 2, 2016
Paradise Nail Lounge by Renia is based on the belief that our guest needs are of the utmost importance.  Our entire team is comitted to meeting those needs.  As a result a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Paradise Nail Lounge by Renia is an all natural nail care lounge with a caribbean influence.  We provide luxuary hand and feet treatments for men and women.  With over 30 years experience  and knowledge in the beauty and hospitality industry  Renia is  committed to providing  you with healthy eco friendly, and  organic  products.  We are located in the heart of Southern Md.  (Waldorf) with in minutes from the St. Charles community.  Our guest are pampered in a tranquil setting designed to rejuvinate the mind, body, and spirit.
Feb 11, 2016

The Spa on Rodeo was created by board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Pourziaee with the intention of creating wellness from the ground up. As the founder of Rodeo Drive Podiatry, Dr. Pourziaee is a firm believer that healthy feet are the foundation of optimal well-being. To help his patients achieve this, Dr. Pourziaee has offered his own expertise in tandem with alternative therapies and treatments provided by his staff. The addition of these treatments and the undeniable benefits they offer was the inspiration behind The Spa. With The Spa on Rodeo, Dr. Pourziaee can now offer the same foundational approach to patients as well as the public. Here, the focus starts at the feet and continues on up, with treatments designed to heal and soothe your body and mind.


Jeremy Baker is the host of the Day Spa Med Spa internet radio show. 


Jan 24, 2016

Dr. Elliot Hirsch is a board certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon who practices in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Hirsch's primary office is in Sherman Oaks, and treats patients from not only Los Angeles but from all over California and beyond. Dr. Hirsch practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including minimally invasive cosmetic surgery techniques and state of the art microsurgical reconstructive techniques including muscle sparing (DIEP) breast reconstruction and nasal reconstruction.

Jan 12, 2016

Monica Simons, MD, FACOG has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in the NYC Metro area since 2001. A firm believer in ’walking the talk’, Dr. Simons is a fitness enthusiast and strives to have a healthy balance in all aspects of her life. She enjoys meeting people of various cultures and has traveled to many exotic places. Dr. Simons enjoys expanding her knowledge of random facts; her dream is to be a contestant on Jeopardy one day.

Jan 12, 2016

Tracy owns and operates Ravelle Spa, a specialized skin care center working to obtain real, lasting results through health and wellness, advanced treatments and high grade ingredients. The main focus is hormonal imbalances along with digestive and food allergy/sensitivities.


Jan 12, 2016

Achieve Beautiful Skin (ABS) was launched on April 1, 2012 by Jeanne Whitman CME, an experienced and qualified Medical Eesthetician, Laser Specialist and Electrologist. Her vision was to establish the company as the county’s most affordable provider of quality, professional skin care treatments. The mission of ABS is to serve the greater good of clients by providing more value than any other medical spa in Brevard County. Jeanne and her company do this through a quality-based service orientation that combines comfort, education and expertise.

Jan 6, 2016

Dr. Yeretsky is an internationally-recognized specialist in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine, with many years experience improving her patients' appearances and overall quality of life. A highly intuitive professional, she combines impeccable attention to detail with healing techniques, to create subtle transformations that gracefully rejuvenate the skin, revealing the patient's true character.

Jan 4, 2016

Jeremy Baker interviews Jeff Seery of Illuminate Face & Body Bar.

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, 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 @ 



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 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, 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, 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, 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. 

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.

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