Hey everyone, my name is Mike and I am the newest member of the Bella Nani Salon and Day Spa family. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Level II Reiki Practitioner. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner for over a year now. I actually acquired my level II Reiki certificate in July of 2016. Also in July 2016 I obtained my permit for Massage Therapy and received my official license in October 2016 after completion of the state exam. I started working at Bella Nani on July 31, 2017 and I am available for appointments on Thursdays and Saturdays. If you are interested in learning more about Reiki and the amazing benefits that you can receive from a session please, feel free to contact me or you can click here for more information!
BN: What made you fall in love with working at Bella Nani? Why do you love working here?
Mike: What I love about Bella Nani is the atmosphere. Bella Nani provides a particularly good atmosphere for massage because it is very welcoming and calming. People who come for massage aren’t rushed in and out. We take the time to treat each person like a person and not just a sale. We take the time to talk with you about why you are coming in for massage or Reiki; to learn what your goals are for the session and beyond.
BN: How did you get into the industry?
Mike: I got into massage therapy because I enjoy helping others and after working in a busy office I learned from experience just how powerful massage is in reducing stress. Being a massage therapist allows me to help others reduce stress and live pain free.
BN: What is an in industry dream job for you (besides Bella Nani)?
Mike: Somewhere tropical. I’d love to do massage on a beach and be able to look out on the ocean.
BN: What 3 tools in your kit can you not live without?
Mike: My forearms for deep tissue, my thumbs for focused work, and my hands to tie it all together.
BN: What is your favorite product offered at Bella Nani and why?
Mike: Probably our hot stone massage. The hot stones help to soothe and loosen muscles, allowing access to deeper layers without the discomfort that can sometimes accompany a traditional deep tissue massage.
BN: Advice for anyone just starting out in the industry?
Mike: Listen to your instincts, but also listen to your clients. Every body is different and sometimes a different approach is needed.
BN: Favorite service to perform?
Mike: I enjoy doing Reflexology because it still fascinates me how the entire body can be soothed by working on the hands and feet. And who doesn’t love a good foot massage?
BN: What has been your best day on the job?
Mike: Any day I have someone tell me that “This doesn’t hurt anymore” or “I can move again!” is my best day.
BN: Do you have a favorite quote you would like to share?
Mike: “Fate is a sea without a shore, and the soul is a rock that abides; But her ears are vexed with the roar and her face with the foam of the tides.”
-Algernon Charles Swinburne
BN: Hidden talents or funny stories you want to share?
Mike: I enjoy playing music and sang at my graduation ceremony.
This month you are in for a treat too! Our very own Mike has a special for 1 hour massage with a half hour Reiki session for $85 (normal retail $110). With a deal this scary good, you will want to contact us today to schedule your appointment!