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.
Silvia was born in Switzerland. She loves the beauty/spa industry because she likes to make people feel good about themselves. Silvia believes that massage can be a great way to enhance people’s self esteem. She has always been interested in different types of body work as well as the overall health of the body. Silvia has been working at the Spa del Mar for over 18 years and loves working in a fun, yet relaxing environment. Silvia enjoys walking, meditating, riding her bike, and practicing yoga.
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.
I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved out to California when I was 6 years old. I grew up primarily in Los Angeles but my parents owned the local board shop in Santa Barbara so I would spend quite a few weekends visiting. When I was 14 we officially moved up to Santa Barbara and I’ve been here ever since. I am currently studying sociology at SBCC. In my free time I like playing ukulele, going to the gym, hanging out with friends, watching The Bachelor with my sister, and line dancing. Wellness and skin care have always been huge for me. I am a skin care fanatic, always looking for the best ingredients and products for taking care of my skin.