Mountain Body takes over Season’s Spa
Mountain Body Spa and Cosmetic Deli will be having a product liquidation sale at its location at 608 Main Street in preparation to move to their new site at 825 Main Street where Season’s Day Spa has been operating.
Nylene O’Neal, owner of Mountain Body Spa, leased the space from its longtime competitor Mike Sweeney, who owned and operated Season’s Day Spa and also co-owns Town Lift Park Plaza. Sweeney has no immediate plans to reopen Season’s Day Spa at another location.
"We sold the day spa and leased the space to Mountain Body," Sweeney said. "Mountain Body is coming in with a slightly different philosophy than what we had, which I think is good. They have their own products that have been on the street for 10 years and they have a really good following. It should be a great opportunity for those who were Season’s clients to get a little different flavor."
Mountain Body has been closed for the last week, but will reopen today through Saturday for their product sale. Their new location is undergoing some reconstruction to prepare for the move, but O’Neal said she hopes to open the doors to her business’s new home in the middle of June. A grand opening has already been scheduled for Saturday, July 2.
O’Neal said the need for more space served as the main reason for the change.
"We had two massage rooms and now we have seven very large massage rooms," she said. We now have room to do a lot more, such as couple massages at the same time in the same room. We have three shower wet rooms, a very large, quiet sitting foyer."
"We needed to grow and have a larger space for massage and facials, and other services. The growth needed for the spa was not available at the old location."
She said another goal was to capture the need for all the services in the spa industry to be in one location on Main Street
"We do wraps, scrubs, massages, in different forms, facials, Hungarian facials, we use organic eminence products in our facials, we do waxing, manicures and pedicures, and many different body treatments," O’Neal said.
O’Neal also saw the need for another change a new partner. Jackie Olson, who, like O’Neal, is a Summit County native, joined with O’Neal in February and will help make the transition to the new location.
"We were friends in high school but haven’t seen each other," O’Neal said. "She’s from Woodland and I’m from Oakley and we used to bump into each other now and again, and I offered her a partnership in the business and the timing was grand and she loved the idea. We’re Summit County girls. We’ve grown up here and have jumped on opportunities to help grow this community."
O’Neal said it was their friendship and Olson’s credentials that led her to invite her to partner in Mountain Body.
"There was a need for innovation in the spa industry," O’Neal said. "She’s an aesthetician and has eight years experience in the spa industry. She brought quite a portfolio to the business in spa services."
Olson said she couldn’t be happier about the partnership and the move. She also said the Mountain Body products will not change, but will be as good as ever.
"We’re just so excited. We’ve said a couple of times that we just feel like we’ve hit the jackpot. We want to offer fabulous spa treatments and take care of the community that way. We feel the Mountain Body brand is very strong. It’s a Park City original."
She also said the new space will allow for many more massage therapists. In the past, Mountain Body has employed seven or eight, but Olson said she hopes to be up to 25 soon and at least double their business. That means a lot of new hires.
"We’re looking for front desk and we’re looking for therapists," she said.
The full name of the spa, which will remain the same, is Mountain Body Spa and Cosmetic Deli. The "Cosmetic Deli" refers to the way they sell some of their services and products.
"It comes from a lot of the furnishings in the store and how they’re set up, kind of like you’d find in the deli," Olson said. "We also have an open mud bar. There are about eight different choices of mud in the bar. It’s a very unique concept you’ll only find at Mountain Body."
Although many Mountain Body customers have been tourists and part-time residents, Olson said they want to cater to the local community as well.
"We will have a locals card available in limited quantity that will provide a significant discount year-round," she said.
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