[usually before noun] (formal)
1. (also custom-made) (of a product) made specially, according to the needs of an individual customer
2. making products specially, according to the needs of an individual customer
"Bespoke" is, admittedly, an old fashioned word. Most people have never heard it in conversation, nor do they know the meaning. So, why Bespoke? Why exhume a dead word, dust it off, and drag it into the modern age? How is it relevant to the spa industry?
Have you noticed the proliferation of nationwide spa and massage chains? There are a lot of things that are problematic about those places, but let's focus on how they short-change the consumer.
Any corporation has a vested interest in setting forth standard operating procedures for their employees. What that usually translates to is a very similar experience regardless of practitioner, city, or state. That's all very well and good, but what if you need special treatment, or extra time? There's very little room for innovation, and scheduling is usually pretty tight, so you may wind up feeling like you're being rushed out the door, when the whole reason you walked in the door was to feel pampered.
At Bespoke Spa, we aim to change that. As a smaller spa, we're able to provide the sort of personal, hand-tailored service that you deserve. Every experience is unique; nothing is cookie cutter.
MEET YOUR BEAUTY THERAPIST
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2010, and a licensed esthetician since 2016.
I am trained and certified in: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, sports stretching, prenatal, and postpartum massage; I incorporate a variety of techniques into each of my custom massages, including aromatherapy and hot towels.
My esthetics training includes: full body waxing, facials, dermaplaning, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lash lifts & tinting, and lash extensions (classic and volume).
In my spare time I enjoy: board games, cosplay, rockhounding / fossil hunting, and volunteering with kids in the community.
One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to meet and interact with people who I might not under ordinary circumstances. Exposure to people from all walks of life allows everyone the chance to learn and grow as people AND as professionals.
Regular visits help to build rapport, which allows me to anticipate therapeutic needs and meet them consistently. Some people need to verbalize emotional stress they've experienced, and although I'm not a professional counselor, I consider myself to be a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental listener.
I would advise anyone who is looking for a massage therapist or esthetician to look for someone who is licensed and experienced in their field. Licensing bodies exist to ensure that whoever you work with is not only trained and skilled, but also upholds professional standards of accountability and integrity. Experience is something that comes with time and dedication to honing your craft. People often leave this profession within their first five years, so those who have endured beyond that mark are truly passionate about their vocation. Determine exactly what you're looking for and why. Actively search for someone who meets those needs. Be realistic about what outcomes are achievable in the amount of time you're requesting. Understand that whoever you see has undergone extensive training to become a professional, and should be treated with the same kindness and respect you wish to be treated with.