The Spa on 75th offers European luxury
By Louise Bolger
Debbie Hynds describes her life as living in fast forward and for good reason. She and her husband, Mike, purchased The Spa on 75th in June of last year, they also own AMI Real Estate, construction companies in Northern Ireland, and are raising three children. But you would never know any of this when you meet Hynds and tour the newly renovated and serene spa she created at The Spa on 75th.
After four years of living on Anna Maria Island, Hynds decided to use both the real estate and spa experience she acquired in the United Kingdom to fill a perceived need in Bradenton. Her goal was to bring a European feel to her new spa by upgrading the facility with all new equipment, linens, robes and high-end European products. The change is so dramatic that clients of the former spa occupying the same location wouldn’t recognize what’s waiting on the other side of the door.
The Spa on 75th offers all of the traditional spa services and a few unique ones.
You can choose from a spa massage, aromatherapy, neuromuscular, deep tissue, reflexology, hot stone and more with varying lengths. Facials are also numerous, including deep cleansing, men’s rejuvenating, hydro lifting and express. Manicures, pedicures and detox foot baths are available, as well as a new paraffin detox treatment for hands and feet utilizing a single-use sanitary paraffin. Waxing and salt glow, cellulite wrap and inch-loss body wrap are available body treatments.
Two things that make The Spa on 75th distinctive are the size of its massage rooms providing space for couples massages and facials, and the dynamite infrared sauna. The sauna, large enough for two, is a therapeutic dry heat sauna outfitted with music and tiny ceiling lights that change color.
Some products the spa uses are G.M. Collin, Glymed, Gilden Tree and OPI nail polish, and are available for purchase. OKAB, cute as a button, sandals that make your feet feel like they’re being massaged with every step also can be purchased.
Holiday specials and wedding packages are available, as well as gift baskets and, of course, gift certificates. And there may be a limousine pickup in your future if you book one of the spa’s special packages.
Hynds says her staff of six are all licensed and experienced technicians who have been trained by a medical nurse. They maintain a high standard of cleanliness and update their skills with frequent continuing education classes.
The official grand opening will be scheduled soon with both a reception and spa specials. And watch for the Web site, www.thespaon75th.com to be up and running shortly.
You’ll appreciate the understated elegance of The Spa on 75th and the European feel that the Hynds have brought to Bradenton. They may be from the United Kingdom, but they love Florida so much that once after returning home from vacationing here they turned around and came right back. And you’ll love what Hynds has brought to this country in the form of her innovative new business. Just get out of her way when she shifts into overdrive.
The Spa On 75th
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.