After over 20 years in the Spa & Hospitality field, I am happy to bring my knowledge and passion to the heart of Kona with Hawaii Sanctuary by Saima.
I fell in love with Spa at the early age of 19 years old when I was working as a Spa receptionist at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage. From there I moved to Los Angeles and most fondly co-managed “Ole Henriksen” Spa in West Hollywood after a quick promotion. I started to crave deeper knowledge as I then got my Esthetician license at the Santa Monica College beauty branch. I love skincare and combining the understanding of ingredients with efficacy that can change the skin on top of modern technologies and not to overlook, ancient remedies. As an esthetician on the mainland I worked in day spas, The Montage Beverly Hills spa as well as a plastic surgeons clinic in Beverly Hills (amongst other).
And then, in 2015 we made a life-changing shift and moved to Kona. I love that I have had the opportunity to be employed at the top resorts on this island where I offer(ed) massage and facials. For a broad understanding of the Skincare field, I believe it is key to have been introduced to many different outlooks and philosophies in it’s approach. I’ve always dreamt of opening my own spa, where I can finally combine my different types of training and experience to create the ultimate environment to nurture my guests in the most luxurious way possible.
They say, “When it’s the right time, you know it!” - And Fall of 2020 was that time...
we finally open Hawaii Sanctuary by Saima starting December 2020 !!!
With the full help and support of my husband Jan, we bring you our vision-come-to-life spa in Kailua-Kona. His background is in hotel management with degrees from Germany to add a passionate attention to detail coupled with a thoughtful flow for business and construction.
Experiencing the spa, you will witness the bold accents of our vision what a luxuriously decorated space to recharge, nurture and relax should look like. We proudly did every paintbrush stroke and floorboard laid ourselves, exuding our committed energy of perfecting the spa experience on the highest level possible. Combining this space and my high integrity-approach, I am always striving to deliver thoughtfully individualized and high-class experiences.
We added small details in the flow of your treatment that will truly set us apart and elevate your me-time to a relaxing retreat in our sanctuary of recharge.