ABOUT US - MEET THE TEAM
All therapists at Spa Mariana are licensed with extensive, advanced training.
Maciek believes that anyone performing massage at Spa Mariana should be able to accurately perform many of the advanced techniques that he has gathered during his 20+ years career. Although all of the therapists at Spa Mariana have the training required by the State of Michigan prior to being hired, he asks them to strive for more. At Spa Mariana, therapists spend their first 3-6 months in weekly workshops devoted to learning advanced techniques that provide additional value to each session. Maciek personally instructs and evaluates each therapist, ensuring that Spa Mariana clients receive a specialty massage. His teachings impart his philosophy that, during a massage, each moment holds an opportunity for further relaxation.
“One needs to experience a good massage to know its benefits to the body and spirit.”
Maciek Lyko, BS, CMT, RYT
CEO & Founder
Maciek’s mission as a massage therapist is to provide his clients with a comfortable, safe, and relaxing environment to improve their health and well-being. Maciek has studied extensively, including mastery of European massage techniques and Thai massage. He continues to learn and push himself to new levels of expertise, believing that one can always delve deeper and become more skillful. Combined with his Eastern and Western technique experience, Maciek’s specialty in deep tissue and trigger point therapy creates a one-of-a kind experience for clients. Whether clients are aiming for sweet relaxation or deep unknotting of muscles, Maciek’s work guarantees profound results. Maciek is:
- An expert with nearly two decades of experience, both independently and in salon/medical office environments.
- Professionally-trained in a broad scope of Western, European and Oriental massage modalities.
- Personable with excellent listening skills and the ability to easily establish an ease and rapport with clients through his knowledge, compassion, gentle manner, and trustworthiness.
- A consummate professional with a high level of dignity and integrity, as well as dedication to his craft.
- Maciek is available by referral only and is excluded from promotions and discounts.
- His per hour rates begin at $150 for his custom blend infused sessions
- Interested in off-site trainings or looking to maximize your massage therapy department profits? Contact Jennifer, Spa Manager to set up a phone interview for Maciek’s Travel schedule and prices at email@example.com
Jennifer’s long-time passion has always been in the health and wellness arena. A certified Personal Trainer for over 10 years and an aerobics instructor, her passion for internal wellness then led her to owning and operating her own business as a private chef. Servicing many doctors and business owners in the Grand Rapids area for five years in conjunction with teaching cooking classes, she was able to express her creative side with healthy meals that tasted good. Specializing in anti-inflammation meals free from gluten, dairy, soy and peanuts to name a few, she had the itch to utilize her expertise and knowledge with guest experience given her diverse background. Now certified as a level 1 & 2 Reiki healer and Thai Bodyworker, her enthusiasm only grows and will continue to blossom.
Being a part of Spa Mariana’s vision to participate in a client’s overall health and healing is something that puts a smile on her face. Part of her deep passion is to create safe environments for guests to completely unwind and unplug. Specializing and leading a team of great experts has been a pleasure and honor thus far being a part of Spa Mariana for two years now. “Our goal is to not only meet guest’s expectations but to exceed them! It’s truly the small details that matter most and sets us apart from other day spas. We train our team to prepare the spa everyday as if Queen Elizabeth will walk in and believe every guest is VIP!”
Spa Experience Director
Adrianna, the former spa and wellness manager at Sundance Mountain Resort founded by Robert Redford, has an extensive background in management, hospitality and different modalities of healing.
Adrianna’s holistic approach to living was cultivated in her upbringing in Stalowa Wola, Poland. Her herbalist grandfather was a big influence on her life and taught her to turn to nature for health and rejuvenation.
Adrianna graduated WSE, Warsaw in Custom Law. Her education proved valuable when she started a business importing handmade goods and organic skincare from Eastern Europe.
After university, Adrianna made her way to the United States and wanting to explore her creative side completed a course in makeup artistry, which took her to Los Angeles, Calif. She spent seven years working with high-profile clientele in Hollywood and later was a personal assistant to a prominent movie producer for three years. These experiences allowed Adrianna to hone her skills as an observer, organizer, and director of experiences.
Seeking a return to nature and balance in all things, Adrianna relocated to Utah. From late 2012-2017, she has been the Manager of the Spa at Sundance. In this capacity Adrianna has successfully managed approximately 20 massage therapists, 10 estheticians, 10 yoga instructors, three herbalists, and team of receptionists and spa supervisors. She has mastered the art of menu engineering and successfully exceeded aggressive revenue budgets with minimal expense. Adrianna has used her knowledge by finding special ways to integrate nature’s offerings into the Sundance Spa. She has transformed the aesthetics of the spa into a relaxing herbal haven.
Adrianna is a skilled and experienced operator, with the ability to connect with customers, motivate her team, execute on her ideas, create successful programs, and has an incredible attention to the details and nuances of running both destination or a day spa. Adrianna has a natural flair for creating customer experiences and relationships.
Life gifted Adrianna with three beautiful children who motivate her daily to embrace her talents and share them with the world. She loves the great outdoors, meeting new people, art, traveling and yoga.
Her ultimate goal is to create something of her own. She is ready to combine her experience as a successful spa manager, makeup artist, yoga instructor, nail technician, personal assistant, and entrepreneur to create something new and unique. We welcome her as the Spa Experience Director, as she will help customize your visit.
Massage Therapy Manager, LMT Certified Massage Therapist
Christol has been in the spa industry for over seven years as a lead therapist and spa manager. She also has held several certifications in the Western medical field for over 15 years. She has a passion for Eastern medicine and believes that massage therapy contributes to a person’s overall well-being for the mind, body and spirit. She uses an intuitive approach to slowly engage with the body to assess what it needs, working to alleviate any tension or pain. Her style combines a mixture of Swedish and deep tissue techniques to provide a relaxing yet effective massage.
Massage Therapy Department Team Lead PT, DPT, LMT Certified and Spa Mariana
With over a decade of massage therapy experience, Aaron Duca graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute eager and driven to correct and balance the body. With specialization in Therapeutic bodywork and advanced tendon release techniques, his results speak for themselves. A graduate from Wayne State University, he continues his knowledge now as a physical therapist which increases his specialty in the massage therapy field. Aaron is a strong believer in positive thinking with holistic living. Connecting the mind, body and spirit to further enhance one’s quality of life is a deep passion for him. You can catch Aaron enjoying time with his friends and family as well as riding his bicycle outdoors when he’s not working on his personal holistic fitness at Lifetime Fitness.
Dorota has been in the skin care industry for over 20 years and is a licensed esthetician whose passion is to help people feel beautiful inside and out. Originally from Europe, Dorota owned her own spa in Krakow, Poland and also taught at the university level. She was a consultant for the development of the cosmetology curriculum at one of Poland’s most prestigious institutes. Dorota takes a holistic approach to her services, incorporating massage techniques with her vast knowledge of cosmetology, esthetics, dermatology, and physiology. Dorota offers facials, body treatments, and waxing for all skin types. She has a gentle touch and brings comfort to her clients, making each service a relaxing, pleasurable experience. Many of her clients have referred to her as having “magic hands” or a “magic touch.” Dorota prides herself on extensive training, knowledge, and diligence in working with high-end European skin care products that guarantee results and leave your skin glowing, refreshed, and rejuvenated. She understands that each client comes to her with unique needs, and she works closely with each client to customize the treatment to specifically achieve the goals and results they require. Whether you are seeking a relaxing facial, or to correct a skin problem and develop a new skin care regimen, Dorota brings the experience, professionalism, and knowledge to assist you with all of your skin care and hair removal needs.
Guest Relations Manger
After spending 20 years working in the hospitality industry Becky transitioned to the health and wellness field and and hasn’t looked back since. Her experience working in and managing some of the top rated restaurants and hotels in Michigan has prepared her well for her position in guest relations. She has a passion for hospitality and takes great pride in being the “book end” to your Spa Mariana experience. Our expert team of massage therapists and estheticians will, without a doubt, provide a five star service , and Becky makes sure that from the moment you arrive until the minute you depart your experience is focused on your relaxation and wellness.
While in the hospitality industry Becky spent several years as an event planner. She and Jennifer, would love the opportunity to plan your next spa day. She is passionate about personalizing every guest experience and will tailor your event to suit your specific needs whether you’re planning a bridal spa day, corporate outing, or just a girls day you can rest assured that your experience will be exceptional!
When asked why she enjoys working for Spa Mariana Becky’s response was this, “I’ve never worked in such a caring and sincere environment. I’ve never felt so cared for by an employer, and that to me directly carries over into how we treat our guests. My quality of life and my health have improved since coming to work at Spa Mariana, and I am truly excited for every guest that walks in the door because I know the incredible experience that is in store for them. I’m just happy to play a small role in creating this experience.”.