About Santa Barbara Spa del MarSanta Barbara Spa del Mar is nestled within the 360 room oceanfront Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Our unique and intimate Santa Barbara day spa has been operating here under the same ownership for almost 20 years. When we talk about Santa Barbara Spa del Mar it is hard to control our excitement and enthusiasm for our spa knowing how much pride we all have in our spa and the massage services we provide.
Julie Rose, Owner of the Spa del Mar, was born in San Francisco, California. She grew up in a town called Hillsborough, 15 minutes south of the city. Starting in the beauty business as a sales representative, she knew that she wanted to get out of sales and into the spa industry. This encouraged her to broaden her experience by becoming a massage therapist. After working as the Spa Director for a local day spa, she started her own business. Julie has been the owner and operator of Spa del Mar for 20 years. She has also been a spa consultant for ten years. Even though she owns and operates the spa, Julie loves being “hands on” in her business by doing deep tissue massage and various body treatments. She also enjoys the creation and marketing of her signature spa treatments helping her stay current with spa trends. Julie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, swimming, and beach walks.
Raquel was born and raised in Santa Barbara — Paradise as she likes to call it. She has always really enjoyed working in spas. Previously she was the manager of a day spa on State Street for fourteen years. Raquel then started work at Spa del Mar and has loved her time with her co-workers over the last nine years. In her spare time, Raquel enjoys biking, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Sandy was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She became interested in the beauty/spa industry after living in New Zealand for twenty years. When Sandy returned to Santa Barbara, she wanted to pursue New Zealand’s holistic approach to medicine. She has been working at the Spa del Mar for eleven years and loves her co-workers, the owner/director, the clientele, and the property. In her free time, Sandy enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with her kids.
Lulu trained as a a massage therapist over fifteen years ago at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, Virginia. In addition to Swedish and deep tissue massage, she is also trained in prenatal, and hot stone massage. She is grateful to work in the happy, professional atmosphere of Spa Del Mar and enjoys meeting guests from all over the world. Her joys in life include her family, travelling, and living in beautiful Santa Barbara.
Kiyoko “Ki” Soaring-Eagle has worked in Santa Barbara as a licensed massage therapist for 30 years. She combines her intuitive and integrative massage technique with an infusion of peaceful, positive energy. This creates a truly relaxing and healing mind-body session. Clients leave feeling peaceful and renewed and with less pain and stress as a result. Ki is certified in Reiki energy healing and trained in acupressure. She incorporates both into her massages when she knows that that is what will assist the body move into relation and balance.
Dawn has been practicing Bodywork since 1999. She has advanced education in Biomedical Sciences and more than 10,000 hours of table experience. Book your appointment with Dawn for a therapeutically indulgent treatment that will leave you feeling pampered and restored.
I’ve been privileged to be practicing Massage Therapy for over 18 years now. It’s amazing–and the best compliment is when a client leave’s radiating energy and ready to take on life again. I am thankful to be a healer, and I have definitely found it to be my calling in life. As well as being a Certified Massage Therapist, I am also a Certified Advanced Rolfer. I would be honored to use my gifts to help you!
I went to Santa Barbara body works for massage. I have worked in SB for 20 years both with people and equine massage. I believe healing to be essential to life and wellness.