About the Owners of
Hawaiian Experience Spa
Hawaiian Experience Spa is owned by Steve and Cathy Ibach and their son Mike Ibach. We have been residents of Scottsdale since 2004 after moving to the valley from Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Steve and Cathy have been married since 1984 and have two sons, Steve and Mike who is also a spa owner. They work at the spas on a day to day basis.
Steve Ibach is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi instructor. He writes articles about massage therapy, fitness, and related subjects for various publications.
Steve has advanced training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Kinesiology, Pregnancy Massage, Health and Fitness, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, which he studied extensively on Maui, HI and elsewhere. Steve is a master lomi lomi practitioner and teaches the art to other massage therapists, couples, and others interested in this unique form of bodywork. Steve produced a DVD video on basic lomi lomi massage and sells it internationally. Steve performs nearly all services offered at the spa other than facials.
When not working, Steve enjoys writing, traveling, photography, physical fitness, hiking, and flying (he is a licensed pilot).
Cathy Ibach also studied Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage with Steve in Maui and found the experience to be incredible in many ways. Lomi Lomi Bodywork is like no other massage or body treatment in the world, and she enjoys sharing the power of Aloha with the spa guests. Cathy is the spa attendant and receptionist on some days and is at the spa to ensure your every need is met. When not working at the spa, Cathy loves sewing, scrap booking, making crafts, and taking care of her family.
Mike is mainly responsible for managing our Chandler day spa. Prior to the opening of the Chandler spa, Mike assisted in the management of the Scottsdale location. Mike has been integral in opening the Chandler spa location and actually personally did much of the finishing construction work, including install bamboo, lockers, thatch, counters, and much more. Prior to work at the spa Mike was the general manager of a restaurant in Tempe.
Mike lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Nikki. When not working he enjoys physical fitness, chess, and mountain biking.
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Steve, Cathy, and Mike Ibach