About Us

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Amber Guzman – Cosmetologist

Amber brings almost ten years experience into the spa with a background in cosmetology.  She can be found not only providing our clients with amazing nail care but also performs other services such as waxing and facials.   Her passion is for nails and it shows with every gorgeous design she completes.  She has a faithful following for her flawless manis and pedis.

 

Zan Kleinman – Nail Technician

With over 15years experience, Zan comes to MDS with expertise in nail care.  She has worked in high end spas throughout the SF Bay area and brings her knowledge to Monterey Day Spa

 

Mari Suzuki – Nail Technician / Esthetician

Dual certified, Mari has extensive knowledge of skincare as well as nail care.  She offers over 20 esthetic services on our menu and is a highly requested esthetician for facials.  She has been licensed since 2010.

 

Brandy Rios – Esthetician

Brandy has been with MDS for 3 years.  Proficient in waxing, she is our eyebrow queen. If you need your brows done she is your girl!  Brandy loves to work with clients who are seeking help with skincare.  She often works with acneic clients to create a routine and program for continued care.  Dermabrasion and Great Escape facials are her favorite services to perform.

 

Kathryn Gill – Esthetician

Kathryn was trained at the Aveda Institute which instilled a love for natural ideology and cruelty free products.  Skincare is extremely important to her and she practices it daily. Kathryn is also a master waxer.  Specializing in speed waxing, Kathryn is one of our most requested estheticians for Brazilian services.  She continues to participate in additional courses/classes to stay on top of latest trends and education.  She also has over 7 years of experience within the spa industry and has compiled a large amount of menu services she offers here at MDS.

 

Tiana Townsend – Esthetician / Massage Therapist

Tiana combines knowledge of two amazing industries into every service.  Originally an esthetician, that experience made her adept to facial massage and lymphatic drainage, both extremely useful during bodywork sessions while releasing tension around the face and neck. Tiana decided to expand her experience in the wellness industry by obtaining her massage license.  A highly skilled massage therapist, Tiana is passionate about hollistic well being.  She loves people and supports them on their path to a peaceful and pain-free way of living. She has worked at some of the top spas on the Peninsula and has a total of 5yrs with MDS.  She specializes in Prenatal, Craniosacral, Hot Stone, Thai Massage, Trigger Point, and Deep Tissue therapy.  Her background in clinical and spa environments make her an amazing asset to the MDS team.

 

James Collard – Massage Therapist

With an emphasis on clinical massage, and restorative care James focuses on working points of restriction in movement, muscular adhesions (knots), tension and range of motion. James has over 700 hours in-class time including but not limited to the following: swedish, sports, lmyphatic drainage,deep tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy, hot stone massage.  James continues education at the local Monterey Peninsula College, focusing on a career in Kinesiology and allied health.

 

Lisa Light – Massage Therapist

In order to effect change and make a difference by providing clients with relaxation and healing, Lisa embarked on an academic program where she became a licensed massage therapist.  Esalen trained, Lisa’s focus is in holistic body-work and it’s benefits.  She is devoted to treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

 

Ethan Santa – Massage Therapist

Ethan comes to MDS with over 5 years of working at some of the most prestigious spas in Monterey and Big Sur. His degree in Medical Massage Therapy has greatly enhanced his experience and knowledge of the healing arts.  It allows him to bring a clinical and technical aspect to each massage. In addition to being licensed by the California Massage Therapy Council, he is also a certified and bonded member of the American Massage Therapy Association providing ongoing education to keep him up-to-date on all the latest modalities including; Swedish, Sports, Prenatal, Craniosacral, Trigger Point, Myofascial release, and clinical massage. Having been born into a multi generational family of healers, doctors, nurses, chiropractors and nutritionists;  he naturally developed a deep desire to bring healing and health to all of his clients. He encourages incorporating massage therapy into your health routine to strengthen your immune system, reduce stress and boost energy and vitality keeping you on the journey of a satisfying and long life. His personal approach to healing is intuitive and allows him to adapt the various modalities he has been trained in to the specific needs of each individual client making your massage therapy session uniquely yours.

 

Melissa Wulfe Anderson – Massage Therapist

Melissa is an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist.  Melissa’s goal is to ensure her clients receive the type of bodywork they not only want but also need.  She understands that bodywork can restore natural movement, improve a client’s state of mind, eliminate pain, and even speed up recovery and rehabilitation from injuries. Her interest in body science complimented by her inuitive healing nature allows her to assist clients with chronic and persistent issues see a change.  She specializes in Lymphatic Drainage, Energy Swedish, Jin Shin Acupressure, Deep Tissue manipulation, Trigger Point/Orthopedic therapy, and Thai/Joint Traction.