Our Spa Manager, Ida, has always had a passion for people and making a difference. She loves being able to help people relieve tension and relax through the art of massage. Learn a little bit more about Ida below.
An interview with Spa Manager Ida Carr:
How long have you worked at Hacienda Del Sol?
I have worked here for three years and two months.
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Houston, Texas. You can’t beat the barbecue and crawfish there!
What is your favorite part about working here?
One of my favorite things to do here is an early morning, outdoor spa treatment. I love hearing the birds sing, feeling the light breeze and seeing the sun come up and reflect on the mountains. I am the one doing the massage and I can’t help but feel so relaxed myself! I also love knowing that people are letting me be a part of their vacation, I feel very thankful to be able to help people wind down and relax.
Outdoor massage on private, Catalina Room patio
What made you want to become a spa therapist?
I want to make a difference in people’s lives! I want to encourage people and help them to see that sometimes there’s other alternatives than taking medication right away. I love showing people the benefits of massage – it is really good for mind, body and soul!
What is your favorite product from Eminence of Hungary?
I have a lot of favorites, it’s tough to choose. I would say the Lemon Cleanser, Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant, Bamboo Masques, Stone Crop Serum and Coconut Moisturizer. I know that’s more than one product, but they’re all so great!
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Why should people get massages regularly?
Everyone should get a massage once a month if possible. Massage definitely helps relieve stress and tension – especially when you add a little aromatherapy or essential oils. It can help relieve pain, soothe sore muscles and help you stretch too. We have a great team here and guests should feel extremely comfortable being in the hands of our staff – we all have a passion for helping people.
What advice would you give guests trying to relax at Hacienda Del Sol?
I would say once you arrive, go ahead and turn off your phone and put it away. Just enjoy every moment and really take in the beauty of Hacienda Del Sol without the distraction of technology. Life can be so busy sometimes, it’s so important take time for yourself to relax.
The Catalina Pool at Hacienda Del Sol
See you soon.