Meet The Willow Team
“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect… it is about being real, being humble, being strong and being able to share ourselves and touch the life of others.”
Nancy is our Spa Director and one of our estheticians. She is excited to share her skin care expertise with her clients. Nancy is a graduate of G Skin and Beauty Institute. She has a passion for providing the best facial experience for her clients including appropriate product application to address clients’ personal concerns. Her sessions provide a serene facial massage, ensuring her clients feel rejuvenated, pampered and thoroughly relaxed. Nancy provides waxing services such as dermaplaning, micro dermabrasion, and brow & lash tinting. Her services can target maturing skin as well as skin care for teens. She also encourages a healthy lifestyle by sharing her vast product knowledge and skin care routines. Her techniques will leave her clients’ skin looking and feeling its very best. She welcomes the opportunity to meet with you today.
“Perhaps the Mission of an Artist is to interpret beauty to the people-the beauty within themselves.” -Langston Hughes
Sandy is a natural esthetics skin therapist. Sandy graduated from South West Institute of Natural Esthetics and boasts various certifications including Dermaplaning Exfoliation, Chemical Peels, and Brazilian Waxing. Sandy is an advanced skin care practitioner already working hand–in-hand with our happy family of clients. One of the things Sandy is bringing to the Willow Massage + Spa is that she is incorporating a relaxing foot massage. Sandy is an educated professional trained to read your skins past, treat your skins present and guide you to a healthy skin future. Also Sandy achieved and maintained a five star rating from her clients in school.
Licensed Massage Therapists
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Dianna has been a licensed professional massage therapist for over 2 years now. She is committed to provide relief and relaxation for the troubled mind and body. Through her private practice, she has worked extensively with chiropractors and physical therapists, who gave her an even greater knowledge of her specialties including trigger point release techniques and maxillofacial release techniques. Here at Willow, her goal is to help you relax while also addressing and resolving your main concerns. Whenever she has down time, Dianna likes to be outdoors with her husband and two black Labradors whether it is hiking, rollerblading, swimming, or camping. She and her husband also welcomed their first child in January 2016.
Lindiwe has been a licensed massage therapist since 2015. She is always excited to expand her knowledge and has received additional training in Reflexology, Hot Stones, and Myofacial. Lindiwe offers a medium to deep pressure massage with a therapeutic touch, so expect to leave feeling taller! A holistic approach to health and wellness is very important to her. When not giving body work she enjoys exploring the mountains of Arizona with her boxer Theo.
“You must face your demons before you may play with your angels.”
Francisco (Chico) is a professional licensed massage therapist specializing in sports massage, deep tissue, and injury rehabilitation. He knows a wide range of modalities from a relaxing Swedish massage to full body energy work with cranial or shiatsu for headaches or blocked energy pathways. This coming December will mark his one year anniversary of being in the massage industry and he wouldn’t change it for the world. His ultimate goal as an LMT is to help his client’s bodies feel better! Just like superman, he will save the world one body at a time!
“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”
~ Kevin Kruse
Samantha has been a licensed massage therapist since March of 2012, and has been with Willow Massage + Spa since its opening in August of 2014. She is certified in Thai Foot Massage, which is a modality incorporating Reflexology and Energy to encourage healing on the feet and lower legs. She also loves to perform prenatal massage. If you are looking to be pampered and relaxed, Samantha is your girl. She believes that massage not only helps heal the body, but it helps heal the mind and soul as well. She loves being here at Willow and can’t imagine doing anything else, anywhere else.
“Change is not something you should fear. Rather it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” ~ Anonymous
Stephanie has been a licensed massage therapist since the fall of 2011. She specializes in firm pressure techniques, trigger point, cranial sacral and hot stone therapy. She is now taking her practice into oil treatments and other advanced modalities. No massage is ever the same! Receiving monthly maintenance is about bringing awareness back to the body. She is a dedicated therapist that listens to each client’s individual needs and translates those needs through massage therapy. If you are looking for a restorative massage, then look into booking your next session with Stephanie. She understands down time and relaxation is a must in life. Outside of work she is looking for the next adventure from: nature walks/hiking, out of state driving, music festivals and eventually international travel.
“Live today as if it were your last.”
Mailaine has been a front desk coordinator at Willow Massage + Spa since November 2014. Working at Willow Massage + Spa, she has learned and discovered new things and built new friendships. Her goal at Willow is to provide excellent customer service and ensure that all guests are treated like family. As Mailaine works hard as a coordinator at Willow, she is also a wife and mother of one daughter. In her free time, Mailaine enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, shopping, and watching movies. In the future, she looks forward to starting school and growing with Willow Massage + Spa. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the Willow Team.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
Monique is originally from Virginia and moved to Arizona in her junior year of high school. In her spare time she loves to write music, poetry and spend time with family and friends. She’s a foodie as well and enjoys eating at new restaurants. She truly loves to work in customer service! It makes her happy to know that she can help in any way to take care of someone else. In the future, Monique hopes to work towards another degree and grow with the Willow family!
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small mattes compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abby was born and raised in Arizona and is currently attending Chandler Gilbert Community College. She has extensive experience in customer service. She loves working in the spa environment. In her free time she enjoys music of all kinds, hiking with her dog, snowboarding and traveling. Join us in welcoming Abby as our newest front desk coordinator.