Hannah's Euro Spa celebrates Grand Opening
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BY STEPHEN DYELL
One of the newest spas in Thorold held their Grand Opening Saturday that was attended by Mayor Ted Luciani.
Carrie Cottage-Bailey turned a renovated house into a peaceful oasis of treatments for the mind and body inHannah's Euro Spa which has caught the eye of many residents.
The multi-talented Cottage-Bailey worked for 12 years in the culinary field before deciding to go in a completely different direction. She enrolled at Niagara College, taking every science available, eventually working towards expertise in the spa experience. Classes in reflexology, massage therapy and esthetics training followed before opening her first spa in 2006.
Her success with two locations in St. Catharines grew as she earned The St. Catharines Standard Reader's Choice Award for Best Spa in 2011. Cottage-Bailey however was in need of a change of the location and setup of her spa and decided to head back home to Thorold with her nine-year-old daughter Hannah, whom the spa is named after.
After major renovations to a house on Ormond St., the spa opened its doors equipped with a massage table, infrared sauna, earthy colours and an overall peaceful experience away from everyday life.
“It’s a different spa in a few ways,” Carrie said. “When you come in you are not rushed. There are no cell phones going off or people walking in and out. You are here by yourself.”
Before each treatment begins, clients relax with a foot bath and a tea to detoxify the body and mind. Carrie also believes in healthy products to provide that extra boost to your day.
“We believe in doing things very naturally as there is already a lot of additives in products you are slathering onto your body. It’s also peaceful and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of outside.”
Carrie credits her experience in the culinary arts in her fight for perfection that now has her near Thorold’s downtown, but believes clients won’t mind the drive for relaxation.
“It’s only five or six minute drive from where I was but when people are happy with what you do it’s worth it” she said. “My clients are from St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls. A few were from Thorold but I saw how up and coming the city was and it is also home for me.”
Hannah’s Euro Spa also staffs Kate and Pam who do sugaring and esthetics. All together they manage to offer healing body therapies, therapeutic esthetics, customized detox packages and holistic nutrition consultation to preserve of regain your optimal health.
Carrie Cottage-Bailey is urging residents to come out and relax for an hour or two, offering a package at $99 that features an aroma therapy foot soak with a tea. Also included is a 30 minute body treatment of your choice and 30 minutes in the sauna.
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