Upon graduating from the Swedish Institute in 1994, Kristin’s massage career has taken her from chiropractor offices and gyms to traveling the US and South America with touring musicians as well as working in some of the most prestigious hotel spas in NYC.
In recent years Kristin held a Corporate Spa Director position with Plus One, Inc. where she developed spas from the ground up, led the creative direction, and provided education for spa teams. In addition to maintaining massage clients in NYC and NJ through Ayatana Massage, she educates spa professionals for Beauty Secrets and red flower and is an avid writer about wellness topics for the spa industry. Her wide-range of experience and hands-on working knowledge of Ytsara allows her to provide an in-depth understanding & instruction for all the therapies she teaches and the challenges of sustaining longevity as a therapist.
Stephanie Churn Lubow
Stephanie has been a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Florida since 1994 and has practiced Thai Massage for the past 6yrs. As Co-Director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL (2000-2008) she taught Massage Therapy, Anatomy & Physiology, Body Awareness and Personal Growth.
Currently, she is the Lead Therapist at Mandala Med-Spa in Sarasota, where she specializes in Thai Massage and traditional Asian body treatments and spa therapies using the Ytsara & Dewi Sri Spa products. Her daily, hands-on experience provides a deep understanding and insight into the intricacies of all Beauty Secrets holistic spa therapies, helpful tips, product knowledge and treatment benefits. As a Yoga Instructor since 1996, she is also able to expand upon the Ayurvedic influences and correlations within Thai Massage.
Educator & Account Manager/Midwest
Trained in Europe and the Middle East, Amal is a master esthetician and spa educator with training ranging from clinical dermatology, photo rejuvenation, tonic face lift, anti-aging, chemical peels, laser, acne treatments to expertise as a threading hair removal specialist and providing relaxing spa services.
As an educator, she brings her experience working with clients in a clinical setting, as well as management responsibilities, including procurement of inventory, payroll, training staff, developing promotions, customer events and stimulating retail sales.
Prior to focusing on skincare, she was a Training Manager at Loreal Cosmetics Company and worked for major perfume products including Chanel, La Prairie, Elizabeth Arden, Helena and others. Her continued education in esthetics includes IPL, Messo therapy, LED, Hydro facial treatments and Belavi face-lift massage. Personally, she has a special interest in health & nutrition, cooking varied cuisines & includes exercise as one of her daily rituals with ballroom dancing and fencing being among her favorites.