Katie and the team
Bianca - Front Desk Manager
Our dedicated front desk manager and spa co-ordinator.
Bianca’s friendly & bubbly personality is often the first thing to greet you as you walk through the doors at Totality Day Spa. She will ensure you feel at home straight away, & show you where everything is. Bianca is also a Reiki therapist as well as a bit of an expert on Crystal healing.
Bianca is always on hand to answer any questions or queries about skin and beauty, also about holistic and spiritual matters :) Book in for your Reiki Taster with Bianca today :)
Rachel - Elite Therapist
Rachel has been with us for over four years now, after qualifying from Champneys College. Rachel has perfected her beautifying skills, and now specialises in tanning, lash enhancing and freshMinerals make-up. Rachel is very friendly & will make you feel very relaxed, ensuring you leave the spa happy & looking more beautiful.
Rachel recently received her Dermalogica Specialist Status (2013). Rachel can help with any skin condition or complaint, book in got your free Skin Analysis Face Mapping session today .
Amie - Elite Therapist
Amie qualified in her beauty treatments in 2007. She is a natural healer, reiki attuned and her massages are beautiful. Amie specialises in Holistic Therapies, as well as being rather brilliant at facials. Her future vision includes training in reflexology as well as aromatherapy, and using these therapies to create wellness for her clients. Amie’s relaxed & healing personality enhances all of her treatments.
Amie recently became a Specialist in ILA Spa therapies.These beautiful products and treatments really help to heal on a very deep level. Book in for your ILA Spa taster treatments today.
A bit about the Owner
Katie has been working with Dermalogica since 1996, & she fully qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 1997. She went on to receive her Indian Head Massage certificate from Champneys College, Tring in 1999. Katie has dreamed about the Creation of Totality Day Spas & Life Centers since the age of 19. She knows that part of her life mission is to spread the word on Holistic Health and the importance of taking ‘Sacred’ time out for our selves to enjoy practices such as Yoga, Meditation,Spa Ritual Treatments, Massages & Facials. Even some times just a steaming hot bubble bath at home!
After working in a busy Hair & Beauty salon for 6 years she left England in 2001 to go traveling, & she found herself in Australia. Here she stayed for almost 2 years and very much enjoyed working in Sydney’s prestigious, award winning Day Spa and Laser Clinic ‘Escape Day Spa & Laser Clinic, Bondi’. Katie enjoyed seeing Escape being recognised by Dermalogica for their hard work and exceptional client care, & she was awarded two Dermalogica Platinum Circle Badges by Escape’s owner Emma Grossman. She was also invited to attended 1 day at Dermalogica’s Congress in Sydney in 2003 by Emma.Before coming back to the UK in 2004 Katie was attuned by Australian Reiki Teacher Fiona Dowe to levels 1 & 2 of the 7 Level system of Reiki & also enjoyed doing an 8 week Shiatsu Massage course.
September 2005 saw the opening of Totality Day Spa, Tring, & Katie went on to be extremely flattered to receive ‘Most valued client Award’ from Dermalogica and invited to the networking lunch at Gary Rhodes restaurant in 2006.
In 2007 she successfully passed the International Dermal Institute Diploma, and to date she has attended over 100 hours of post graduate training from Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, having attended regularly to their training quarters in Leatherhead & Kensington since 1996. This year saw her second invitation to dermalogica’s annual networking lunch in Cambridge.
Katie also completed a training course on Ayurvadic diagnosis for the Therapist & a Shirodara course in 2007, which has given her a taste for this wonderful healing art of ‘Ayurvada’.
In 2008 Katie was invited by singer/song writers Juliana & Llewellyn from Paradise Music Ltd to take part in creating ‘Music for Beauty’ Cd. Katie helped choose the tracks alongside Juliana, and wrote the wording for the CD’s insert. It was a real, real honour as Katie had been listening to their relaxing CD’s and used them within her treatments since she was 17! She is still over the moon about this experience, & very touched.Also in 2008 she was invited to attend Dermalogica’s Congress in Istanbul! This most inspiring event within the Skin Care Industry happens every 2 to 3 years. She said it was sensational, learning all the latest within the industry and being inspired by the ‘Tribe’s Leaders’!
2010 has already been off to a good start by an invitation to Dermalogica’s Networking Lunch in Cambridge, in February, which was inspiring and enjoyable as ever. April 2010 has seen an invitation by the ‘Good Beauty Guide’ for Totality Day Spa, Tring, and an official 4 star rating, which Katie of course has graciously and gracefully accepted!Her plans for 2010 and 2011 is to enter Totality Day Spa into the Industry’s Professional Awards, such as the BABTAC Awards, Professional Beauty Awards & the British Beauty& Spa Awards.
2011 Katie was honoured to be crowned Beauty Therapist of the year by BABTAC & CIBTAC
2012 Katie made it to the finals for Entreupeneur Of The Year
2013 Katie was overwhelmed to see her and the Team scoop up BABTAC & CIBTACS Salon of the Year :)
Katie also regularly contributes to consumer and trade magazines, on articles regarding all things skin and beauty. Including wedding magazines. She also holds regular workshops and events on skin care, which as seen her being asked to be on judging panels for industry competions.
In 2013 and 2014 she enjoyed two annual trips to L.A, to the HQ of Dermalogica where she had been invited to rub shoulders with the founders and creators of the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. This was a wonderful opportunity to find out the latest in skin care ingredients and treatments, and to bring them back to the business :)
Talking about businesses... Katie also managed to squeeze in opening up a new premises with new business partner Janet Miller, of Janet's WaxWorks & Cosmetics.
The Clinic,Tring www.the-clinic.org.uk was opened on the 21st September 2013 and specialises in advanced and bespoke treatments for their clients.
Katie's Signature treatments are available from The clinic, she specialises in Advanced Skin & Body Care, Holistic Healing Therapy and Bridal Packages including Make Up, Brows and Lashes .
Katie lives in Tring with her partner and three beautiful daughters. She is a lover of all things beautiful, magical, vegan and witchy. Her 2014 plans are to continue to offer the very best treatments to her clients and the very best training to her team.