Amber Guzman – Cosmetologist
Amber brings over 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.
Lan Tu – Nail Technician
With over 15years experience, Lan 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 4 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 10 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.
Elexia Losada – Massage Therapist
Offering a Holistic approach, Elexia Losada takes into consideration the physical state of the body, mind, and spirit. With her background in Therapeutic and energetic bodywork, Elexia’s focus is on creating balance within the body. Integrating various modalities learned along her 10+ years in the Holistic wellness field, Elexia helps support and guide each client in their process of alignment of the mental, physical, and spiritual body.
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.
Irene Alcantar – Massage Therapist
Irene comes to MDS with vast knowledge in body mechanics. She focuses on muscle therapy and specializes in therapeutic bodywork for effective functional changes. With the use of mutliple therapy techniques, she is able to help rehab injuries, increase performance and range of motion for daily activities. Irene has seen profound results integrating the Graston technique (muscle scraping) into her therapeutic services. She is available for a full menu of treatments.
Brandy Malles – Massage Therapist
Brandy is a Trauma-Informed massage therapist, helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and touch. She has a nurturing and grounding energy that helps clients to feel safe and open to the experience of touch therapy. With a “whole-body” approach, she works with the nervous system to allow deeper manipulation and relaxation of the tissues, without being intrusive. Brandy is a certified stretching and flexibility coach and is trained in Mindfulness Mediation, Reiki, Hawaiian LomiLomi, and Esalen Massage.