Reflections Spa & Wellness Center
KIM DAMEIrene Adjan doesn't get frazzled easily. As she prepares for the grand opening of her new spa, Reflections Spa & Wellness Center, she is amazingly calm, collected and prepared for anything. Perhaps that is because this isn't her first experience.
Published: November 7, 2012
Published: November 7, 2012
Adjan is a successful business woman with several stores operating comfortably even during a slugging economy. Because she has a definitive grasp on what works and what doesn't, her fear of starting a new business is tempered with the excitement of bringing her loyal customer base an even broader scope of services.
Her newest endeavor sits next door to Reflections in The Heather Salon on Commercial Way (U.S. Highway 19), Brooksville. It embellishes on the spa concept of elegance and luxury.
The original intention was to add the spa to the existing salon, expanding the services to meet their existing customers' needs. Many of her clients, some she has been servicing for 20 years, wanted facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.
"They were going elsewhere," Adjan said.
Beauty care and spa services blend well together. Clients like to go where they feel comfortable. It made perfect sense to offer the clients what they wanted under one roof.
Adding the spa took about two years from conception to completion, and four of those months to renovate, decorate and finalize the adjacent storefront. It offers facials, massages, nails and waxing.
The result is a calming, eye pleasing atmosphere, complete with soothing music, a juice and wine bar, and artsy "fantasy" décor that appeals to the aura of relaxation.
Two enclosed massage rooms schedule about 15 massages a day from three specialized therapists.
"My therapists have been around for about 20 years," Adjan said.
In addition, three nail techs will provide manicures and pedicures and two estheticians will be doing facials.
Each service requires a consultation to determine the needs of the client, what the objective is, and what special areas of concerns they may have.
Estheticians Kelly Scoville and Kelly Hermann have impressive resumes, she said. Scoville was trained in New York and specializes in smooth cellulite treatment, advanced skin analyzing, rosacea treatments, and microdermabrasion. Hermann was originally certified in New Jersey and brings experience in skin anatomy, facial and body treatments.
Cheryl, Alicia and Shannon are the nail technicians.
The three massage therapists include Suzanne Wall, Elizabeth Mills and Lisa Arrington.
Arrington has been practicing massage professionally for 20 years, 16 in Hernando County.
"We will be doing Cranio-sacral therapy massages," Arrington explained, which uses light touch pressure and is safe for young children and older clients with sensitivities.
"Massage is such a powerful tool and people don't even realize it. You can avoid 18 out of 20 carpal tunnel surgeries with massage therapy."
Chronic headaches, she said, are an indication of a deeper problem. "It could be dietary, hormonal, physical or structural. With the knowledge I have, I am able to look at the whole picture and see what's going on."
Arrington, who was a professional dancer, became a massage therapist when she was involved in a car accident that forced her to take a break from dancing.
"I grew up around hair salons where I did the shampooing," she explained. "I rubbed a lot of necks."
In limbo for a time after the accident, many who knew her suggested she become a massage therapist.
Massage helped her tremendously after her accident, Arrington said. "I love it."
Reflections will also offer wellness coaching that incorporates diet, exercise and lifestyle habits. "The body, mind and spirit," Arrington added.
"Everyone should get a massage," Adjan added. "You're there for an hour in the care of the massage therapist. She'll massage your fingers, your toes, everything. And if you have problem areas like back aches, she can do deep tissue massage."
Reflections Spa & Wellness Center will offer quality facial products, including SOTHYS cleansers, lotions and anti-aging products.
Adjan also owns and operates Pizazz Hair Design in Spring Hill, located at 1397 Kass Circle. Pizazz is an all inclusive hair salon and spa under the same roof. Her third location is High Point Beauty Salon at 12085 Cortez Blvd.
Adjan has been in the beauty care business for 30 years.
"The people have been good to me," she said.
Name: Reflections Spa & Wellness Center
Address: 7383 Commercial Way (U.S. Highway 19), Brooksville
Phone: (352) 597-9777
Kim Dame is a correspondent for Hernando Today. She can be reached at Damewrites@yahoo.com.