Universal Companies’ Inaugural Spa Day Event was a Huge Success!

Nancy Griffin

Universal Companies Spa Day Event was held at Aji Spa at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Scotttsdale, AZ on August 16th. The first event of its kind, Spa Day is the brainchild of Lisa Michaelis, Director of Development, Western US. The event paid tribute to hard-working spa directors across the state, offering a menu of spa treatments and services to nurture spa directors.

“Spa Directors rarely have the time to relax and get totally pampered,” says Michaelis. “Our goal was to have the spa directors experience Universal’s ‘latest and greatest’ treatments and products in a tranquil, yet fun, environment.  Aji Spa was the perfect venue, and Spa Director, Shane Bird was an awesome host!” The treatment area was open from 9am until 6pm, and a light lunch and tea services from White Lion Tea were provided throughout the day.

The event featured 50 minute Bamboo Fusion massage using heated bamboo sticks and the Kiyoshi Detox Wrap with Herbal Compresses from Akhassa. Mini treatments from Universal’s brand partners were also available including Eco-fin luxury hand treatments, mini HydraFacials by Edge Systems, energizing foot and leg mini treatments by Alaska Glacial Mud, mini gel manicures by Le Chat, and full makeup & touch-ups by Mirabella.  Every attendee received a full swag bag that included products from the brands that provided treatments plus Aromafloria, Boca Terry, Mirabella, Plum Smooth, Therapearl, Biofreeze, and The Universe Knows.

“Thanks so much for creating a fun time for everyone to get together,” says Angee Smithee, Spa Director at Spa Aviana at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. “There was a great assortment of companies and services represented and it appeared that everyone was appreciative.”

“I left feeling inspired to enhance my services,” says Michelle Moffard, Spa Director at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.  “This unique personalized experience gave me a better knowledge of the products.  I thought it was definitely helpful to sample products and meet the representatives and owners behind the items in the Universal Companies catalog. 

“ … the afternoon was wonderful.. the Wrap was incredible…  I am glad I said YES..  Hope to implement some ideas in the future..  says Mel Nutall, Dolce Spa & Salon.

The next Spa Day Event is in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan on August 30th. Full treatments are available from Bamboo Fusion massage, Alaska Glacial Mud body treatment and HydraFacial by Edge Systems, as well as a host of mini treatments from Universal’s brands and featured partners.  

Debra from Eurasia Spa at Scottsdale Resort with Mirabella Makeup

Erika from Westin Kierland receiving an Eco-fin treatment

HydraFacial treatment

The swag bag!


Michelle from Pointe Hilton Tapatio

2 Responses to “Universal Companies’ Inaugural Spa Day Event was a Huge Success!”

  1. Courtny Says:

    Visit Courtny

    I would love to see a Spa Day event in my area of Aiken, SC or the bigger area of famously know (for the Masters Golf Tournament ) Augusta,GA. Augusta is the closest big city to the Aiken area. I would LOVE to see a Spa Day event here because there has never been anything like that here. We have many small independent spas who feel neglected. We would love to see you come this way!!!

  2. Lisa Sykes Says:

    Visit Lisa Sykes

    Thank you so much, Courtny!

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