Spaaah Shop Team

Connie Matthews

Connie Matthews

In Mid Nov. 2010 I became the excited new owner of the Spaaah Shop and Day Spa on Main Avenue in Durango Co. The wonderfully tranquil spa has been beautifully remodeled taking advantage of the stone and brick interiors of the old buildings. Our positive professional staff offers multiple modalities of massage, facials and nails to pamper the most discriminating individual.  Our retail shop features a variety of skin care product lines, delightfully scented bath soaps and lotions, and the best mineral make-up available: Bare Minerals. We have also added colorful, top quality Vera Bradley bags and the adaptable Lindsay Phillips shoes. Look for hand knit scarves this fall, Vera Bradley's luggage, and scarves by Lindsay Phillips.

I hope you will stop by soon and say hi!

Desiree Carter

Desiree Carter

Desiree' is our spa manager and has been at the Spaaah Shop for 8 years. She does waxing, facials and nails. Des is the fastest waxer in Durango. If it is your first time trying out a Brazilian or any type of wax she can get you through it with minimal discomfort and fabulous results.

Her favorite OPI colors are INK, Lincoln Park After Dark and You Don't Know Jacques. She lives in Durango with her wonderful son Desmond.

Massage Therapists

April Lopez

April Lopez

April has worked at the Spaaah Shop for 8 years. In 2005 she graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy where they taught 15 massage modalities.

Her favorites include

  • Chair massage
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sugar Scrubs
  • Herbal Wraps

 

S. James Santistevan CMT, RMT

S. James Santistevan CMT, RMT

S. James Santistevan L.M.T., Holistic Health Professional

James is a former graduate and professor from Trinidad State Junior College where he began as a student earning his certification in massage therapy and Associate of Applied Sciences in Holistic Health degree. James then took over as the adjunct professor of Business Mastery, Qi-Gong Health Studies, and Reflexology, (one of his specialties) before moving to Durango. He believes that true healing comes from addressing the entire Body, Mind, and Spirit triad, whether working with clients once, or long term to help accomplish their wellness goals.

James loves working at our day spa and specializes in reflexology, Swedish massage, myofascial release, Psych-K facilitation, trigger-point therapy, and his favoriate, sports massage.

He is also a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College having studied business economics and political science and also works as a Taekwon-Do instructor in Durango. Stop by and experience a unique and relaxing treatment with him at the Spaaah Shop and Day Spa.


Nail Specialists and Estheticians