Featuring natural and organic products
After 20 years in information technology management for a large financial services firm in the Tampa Bay area, Lisa Huston was ready for a career change. A life and health changing experience with massage therapy led to her new passion: operating a European-style luxury spa featuring organic and natural products.
“I had suffered physically from the effects of a stressful, high pressure job for years. The long hours were taking a toll on my body, as well. I had chronic back and leg pain for a long time. I tried a variety of medical treatments, but nothing really eliminated the pain,” said Ms. Huston. “Trying to find some relief, I visited a new massage therapist who did body work. Literally from the first session, my pain improved. Soon, the limp I’d had for several years disappeared, and I was walking normally again.”
That dramatic change inspired her new career direction. She decided to start a spa and salon dedicated to helping clients de-stress, relax, and look great, using all natural and organic products. Ms. Huston had visited some of the best spas in the world in her travels, and she wanted to make that experience available locally. She named the spa “belle âme” – “beautiful soul” in French.
belle âme Day Spa & Salon is housed in its own 3,300 square foot building at the back of Osprey Cove, away from traffic. Clients are transported into a different world the moment the moment they walk through the door. The spa offers different types of massage therapy, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, facials, microdermabrasion, Photon/LED treatments, eyelash extensions, waxing services, and a full-service hair salon. Packages of multiple services are available. Spa and salon services, which are available to both women and men, are performed by some of the most talented professionals in the area.
All services provided by the spa use natural or organic products. “People are becoming aware that many beauty products contain ingredients that are potentially harmful,” said Ms. Huston. The spa also sells natural and organic products by Oway, Surface, Bella Luccè and Skin Script Rx in its retail area, so that clients can have those same products available for use at home.
Another goal Ms. Huston had in opening the spa was to create a place that would be fun for group events. “We love hosting groups, and we love working with our clients to plan their special events at the spa,” she said. “It’s so rewarding to see a group of friends have a great time relaxing here.”
As a way of giving back to the community, belle âme Day Spa & Salon also has a program called “First Sundays.” Local charitable organizations who schedule an event with the spa that day receive half the proceeds from all services performed. All of the events held to date have been very successful. Anyone interested in scheduling a “First Sunday” event is welcome to contact the spa for more information.
Future clients can learn more about belle âme Day Spa & Salon’s service offerings by visiting http://belleamedayspa.com or by calling 813-949-8400.