I've been to hundreds of spas and I felt they were missing the boat by catering to the upscale clientele when in today's hectic, stressful world, a good massage, facial or body treatment is no longer a luxury, but an important part of how people feel about themselves and that should be an affordable part of everyone's life
Middletown, NJ, and Sheridan, CO (PRWEB) July 16, 2007
Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger's coming to officially cut the ribbon. So is the founder of the company, Linda Dillon of Colorado. With the finishing touches being put on a completely renovated 100-year-old colonial landmark home, soon to be the first full service affordable spa in the shoreline resort community of Middletown, New Jersey, Maggie Paterno is transforming more than a building…she's transforming an entire community into a healthier way of thinking and living. On Friday, July 27th at 3:30 p.m., she opens her newly remodeled doors for a historic grand opening located at 254 Highway 35 South. The building, renamed "Lilly" is another entrepreneurial venture of Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar.
"When I heard the Mayor was an art history major and archeology professor at Brookdale College, I thought he would have an interest in the architecture, history and redesign of this property that will bring new business to the neighborhood, so I invited him and he very graciously accepted," said Maggie.
The neighborhood hasn't been the same since Maggie moved in. In the past year and half, she's talked to everyone, and everyone's getting involved. Doctors, florists ... the organic catering manager at Whole Foods, and four area boutique hotels that don't offer spa services directly. Maggie is hoping to partner with these hotels in providing a concierge car service for hotel guests to her nearby day spa for a half or full day of health and wellness treatments. And what treatments they'll be. Instead of 'eating' calorie-rich chocolate, guests can be 'wrapped' in Moor mud and detoxifying salts that comes complete with a warm shower and finished with a decadent body nourishing chocolate oil massage. The benefits of citrus are also part of the massage menu with a mandarin honey scrub packed with Vitamin C oil and offer anti-aging benefits to the skin. And that's not all. Couples can enjoy a 'Retreat for Deux", men's services include a restorative sports pedicure for the abusive athlete and full skincare line for both men and women of refreshing treatments. Maggie's even added a holistic on-site nutritionist and planning monthly wellness seminars with a local chiropractor. A complimentary glass of wine or champagne will be flowing in the spirit of Orange Skye's boldly painted orange spa makeover.
"People are constantly stopping, taking pictures, and thanking me for turning an old rickety building into a homey place where people can come and be pampered inside and out," says Maggie. "Converted bedrooms are now six full treatment rooms, the sunroom is an airbrush tanning salon, and it's a very comfortable environment that men as well as women can enjoy, but to tell you the truth, I couldn't have done it without Linda and the Orange Skye support staff. She is the visionary behind it all and they have been my partner every step of the way."
Orange Skye is part of a unique business opportunity created five years ago by another entrepreneur, Linda Dillon, who headquarters the growing operation in Sheridan, Colorado. "I've been to hundreds of spas and I felt they were missing the boat by catering to the upscale clientele when in today's hectic, stressful world, a good massage, facial or body treatment is no longer a luxury, but an important part of how people feel about themselves and that should be an affordable part of everyone's life," says Linda.
Maggie agrees. "After doing a lot of internet research, I found Orange Skye to be the most affordable and training-support driven business opportunity out there, but even more exciting, it matches my philosophy of what a spa should be like, plus, I'll have the freedom to do it my way, like give the guys a complimentary beer!"
The Grand Opening package specials are all 20% through September 1st and range from Queen for a Day to Dad's Day Off, His and Her Employee of the Month treats, and three different romantic date retreats for couples to enjoy at the same time.
Now, that's living the spa life, Maggie's way.
NOTE: Additional licensee opportunities are currently available and, beginning September 1st, Orange Skye will offer franchises in several states. The website explains the difference between a licensee and franchisee operation and provides a short questionnaire to help people further research entrepreneurial business opportunities in a very profitable and expanding industry. For more, go to http://www.orangeskye.com.