Our spas story of wellness began long before our opening in 2010.
April, our founder is from the rural area of Brentwood, Ca where her family farmed and raised goats, horses, camels and ostrich. They later moved to Napa, Ca to become Vintners and founded Mt Veeder Bee Sanctuary. April is a third generation apothecarist who also excelled in sciences since childhood. Her late Great grandfather was a 104 year old physicist who worked alongside Albert Einstein at Lawrence Labs in Berkeley, Ca. He taught her chemical composition and natural cures for ailments. For a time she lived with her grandmother who enriched her appreciation for herbology. In high school she became a home health aide after completing the certified nursing assistant program. She always had a desire to treat and help others while creating clean and comfortable spaces. After graduating high school with honors she began the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing Program. While on the waiting list she was offered a scholarship to become a massage therapist, and did part of the nutrition program at Merritt College in Oakland, Ca.
April is now a Registered Nurse who has worked at several different spas in Napa and the surrounding Bay area. She brings a unique approach to the art of wellness based on science. Her hobbies include refinishing furniture, gardening and apothecary. She bottles and labels all of our products that are made in a lab. She makes artisan luxury body scrubs, body butter, soaps, perfumes, bath salts & bombs, hair sprays and serums. The spa and treatment menu are designed to indulge the senses. Inspired by the regions history, one of our main ingredients is grape seed. April trains all of the staff, decorates the spa and you can even catch her doing spa treatments. She is well versed in anatomy, physiology, swedish, deep tissue, sports, reflexology, prenatal and hospice massage therapy.
**During The pandemic, the spa has been closed and we will plan to re open when pandemic goes away.
All therapists are available by request through email.
Julia, has been with Napa Valley Massage and Wellness since it’s inception. A graduate of Solano College she is a licensed Cosmetologist who has worked in all specialties of her licensure including Hairdressing, Nail Care and Skin. She is passionate about natural but impactful ingredients and has in- depth knowledge of the more medical side of aesthetics. A New York native, mother of 4, and Birth Doula, Julia strives to provide her personalized touch to each rewarding experience for every client. Her utmost goal is to make our guests feel comfortable, pampered and above all confident they are receiving the best quality treatment the valley has to offer.
Chepina- is a Napa Native who is a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician. She has worked with April since opening the spa in 2010. Clients swear by her healing hands and her approach to wellness. Her loyal clientele will never go to anyone else. You can read her reviews on our yelp page. She is worth the wait. She is both well versed in swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, sports and all facial menu offerings.
Fabiola- is a Napa native who studied massage in Napa ca, and has worked at several resorts and spas in the Napa Valley and brings her knowledge and strength to every treatment she provides. She has been a massage therapist for over 10 years. She is the highest sought after therapist we have ever had. Her modalities include sports, deep tissue, swedish and reflexology.
Amanda- is a Napa native who studied massage in Napa, ca and has also worked at several resorts and spas and provided in home, hotel treatments in Napa and the surrounding areas. She is very strong and capable with many repeat guests. She has been a massage therapist for 4 years. Her modalities include, swedish, deep tissue, reflexology and prenatal massage.
Hatai- comes to us with 5 years of experience in spas and resorts all over the bay area. She is trained and certified in a variety of massage modalities and is also a licensed aesthetician. She is versed in thai massage, deep tissue, swedish, hot stone massage, prenatal, reiki, raindrop technique, Mar Massage and reflexology and all of our facial offerings.
Dana- In 1998, while pursuing a career as a Personal Fitness Trainer, was introduced to the Calistoga School of Massage where she received a stronger foundation of anatomy and established a love for body work. Since then she has completed over 800 hours of Massage Therapy training and education in Boston including anatomy, physiology, pathology, swedish, hot stone, thai massage, prenatal, reflexology and deep tissue.
Tiana- is a Bay area native who comes to us with over 13 years in the spa industry as a massage therapist and aesthetician from Aveda and National Holistic Institutes. She has worked at spas all over the bay area even her own but is new to us. She is specialized in body waxing, swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, prenatal and all facial offerings. She is committed to providing the best facial and body treatments possible in the industry.
Grace- graces our presence with over 1200 hours of training from all over the country. She is a certified reiki master, practitioner of the third degree. Other techniques: Cayce/Reilly massage, swedish massage, crainosacral therapy, neuromuscular, myofascial release therapy, reflexology, deep tissue therapy. She has the ability to identify problem areas and apply target specific therapy. She assesses tissue condition, muscle and range of motion to determine the best line of treatment with optimal results and benefits for rehabilitation and recovery.
Merrilynn- is a Naturopathic doctor and Napa native. She has been with us since we opened. She has trained in over 40 different types of massage and bodywork, from deep tissue through swedish massage, acupressure, and orthobionomy to more subtle Cranial-Sacral and energy modalities. With over 30 years of experience, she tailors each session to meet your needs, drawing from a wealth of knowledge to address and balance your entire being physically, nutritionally, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually. She is available by phone 530-570-3013