Health and Wellness has always been a
part of my life style. In the early
parts of 2000 when Spa Therapies began gaining in popularity it seemed like a
perfectly natural way to deal with some personal and very stressful experiences
I was going through. Massage therapy
gave me a time to myself for myself. It was the best hour I spent on
myself twice a month. Taking the time away making me a priority I began
to revisit dreams I had before I grew up, before all the responsibilities as a
single mom. I began saying no to anyone or anything that would conflict
with my personal time to unwind, something I never did before. It was taking
time off from the rush around me, to listen to my own voice.
Taking the time to unwind although a brief
one hour, it was enough cumulatively to produce in me new desires, and a
different prospective. I was intrigued that Massage Therapy had actually
worked for me. I was sold on the
benefits not however on changing my life to make this a career but I did enroll
in 2003 at the very prestigious Somerset School of Massage Therapy now Cortiva
Esthetician also called skin care professional
is a complement to my massage passion and was a part of the plan. However In 2006, I started Capri Institute in
Well, feeling 100% with my health under control, I must say prayer
works! I realized I was hooked, wellness through natural body therapy and skin care on a professional level, I found my
calling. I started planning during my attendance
at Capri Institute to execute an exit plan from a long career in Business Management to move form employee to start my
A star is born! the The Time To Unwind Day Spa. In 2008 located in
Our approach begins with individual customized care. We also believe our guests deserve to be pampered! To that end, we incorporate superior products, excellent customer service, and personal attention to ensure that your experience is exactly what your whole body needs. State of the art equipment and techniques guarantee that guests receive unparalleled results.
In the spa / health and wellness
industry continued education is a must. I also became an Approved Provider
with the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) for the training of Massage Therapist in
advance Body Spa Therapies. I myself over the last seven years have taken countless hours of Continuing Education in the area of Massage Therapy. In the last three years I have jumped into skin care on a mission. Classes like hydro therapy training, advance muscle
movement, warm stone therapy training, (7) courses in Spa Therapies including body
wraps, mudd therapy, advanced cellulite, speed body waxing, microdermabrasion a
hands on training. Advanced learning at
the International Dermal Institute in NY, PA and GA. Class topics such as skin of color advance
pigmentation; acne causes and treatments; machine in the Spa such as galvanic current, high
frequency, ultrasonic, microcurrent, oxygen therapy, the different light therapy
using LED, proficient in pre and post
treatments care. I take continued
education classes annually. My personal mentors of massage therapy and skin care are amongst the best spa professionals in the area, the learning experience working with them is invaluable.
And just think I came this far by starting with a little time to unwind and a whole lot of faith and grace. It has been a journey that I am happy I embarked upon.
Leslie Lorene Cole….