Source :- The Montecito Journal, Joanne A Calitri
The Montecito Med Spa (MMS), a local Montecito business, celebrated its one-year anniversary at its
Coast Village Circle location on Thursday, September 21, from 2 to 7 pm, with a champagne party for its clients and their guests.
Owner Karen Neary, MSN, RN,had her vision come true last year by opening the spa in Montecito. “I wanted to create a space where both men and women can be treated with a more personalized and specialized approach to their aesthetic needs while providing the highest quality service and delivering the safest results.”A certainty with her background of 20 years as a perioperative nurse and working with plastic surgeons. She is a member of the American Med Spa Association and participates in continuing education in her field, providing the latest in treatment modalities.
On her team are Giana Miller RN, a Santa Barbara area native with 19 years in the aesthetics industry, and receptionist Ashley Ayers. Always happy, smiling, and creating quick Instagram videos for fun, they saw the fruits of their dedicated work with a packed house of devotees and newbies to their spa. When I arrived, the spa was abuzz with happy clients congratulating the team, buying product at a discount, and taking photo ops. Seen at the event were Andrea Steward, Viviana Contreras, Izabella Alvaro, Gail Kvistad, Kim Brice, and Melodie Girard.
In addition to champagne, cake, and fresh appetizers, guests toured the four spa treatment rooms, each hosting a different treatment modality. Alison Rivera, repping the Emsculpt NEO device, gave mini treatments to build muscle and lose fat to anyone interested. She mentioned that doing four treatments on the stomach area is similar to doing 20,000 crunches, provides 25% increase in muscle 30 percent decrease in fat, as well as helps with back pain and related abdominal strengthening benefits – think Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox… Other treatment rooms had demos and try-ons with ALASTIN Skincare rep Erika Adato, fillers, neurotoxin injectables, and UPNEEQ® – the FDA-approved prescription eyedrop for ptosis.
Everyone received a gift bag and raffle ticket to win some amazing presents from the spa. Karen and Giana shared: “We are so honored and thrilled to be a part of the Montecito community. We send our sincere appreciation to everyone who has supported us during our first year. We look forward to seeing you in the next year.”