Ibach Family, Owners of Hawaiian Experience Spa
- Passionate about holistic wellness
- Genuine love for Hawaii
- Helping others is our passion
- Love outdoors and wildlife
- Our 'ohana is our family
About Mike: Aloha, I’m one of the Mo’i (owners) and the CEO of our spa, founded by my parents, Steve and Cathy. My passion lies in operating a morally and ethically superior business, focused on its ‘ohana (employees), who allow us to offer exceptional service to every guest who visits our little piece of Hawaii.
At our spa, we take pride in providing our guests with exceptional experiences, offering a wide range of high-quality treatments, including massage therapy, couples’ experiences, and esthetics services (skin care and facials), all in a unique and relaxing Hawaiian atmosphere.
The Spirit of Aloha Commitment (similar to a mission statement):
- To provide an awesome work experience for our ‘ohana.
- To provide an exceptional Hawaiian spa experience for our guests.
- To spread the Spirit of Aloha to everyone.
As CEO, I hold full responsibility for the spa’s operations. My priority is to continually enhance the experience for our ‘ohana and guests, fulfilling our Spirit of Aloha Commitment. The role of a CEO is multifaceted and demanding. My responsibility spans strategic planning, financial management, and operational oversight. I take immense pride in leading a team that upholds our values and consistently delivers exceptional services. My focus remains on enhancing our work environment and guest experience, thus fulfilling our Spirit of Aloha Commitment.
On a personal level, I have an amazing family—my wife, Diana, our teenagers, Myah and Aisha, aged 17 and 15 respectively, and our youngest, Victoria, just six months old. My fervor for martial arts is also a significant part of my life, and as a perfectionist, I adhere to elevated standards in everything I do. Driven by an unwavering commitment to righteousness and an inexhaustible curiosity, I strive to broaden my understanding of the world. Outside of work, you can often find me engaged in training, exploring nature trails, or acquiring new knowledge.
Thank you very much for visiting us, and we look forward to sharing the Spirit of Aloha with you as you indulge in a truly exceptional spa experience.
About Steve: I became a massage therapist in 2006 with the sole intention of volunteering my time to help others. It all started when I experienced the incredible benefits of massage therapy myself, which proved to be more effective than other medical treatments. I felt a deep desire to share this healing power with others and make a positive impact in their lives.
Shortly after receiving my massage license, my wife Cathy and I embarked on a life-changing trip to Hawaii. It was there that we had the opportunity to study the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. The aloha spirit and the rich culture of Hawaii instantly captivated me, and I knew in my heart that I had to bring this unique experience to Arizona. Thus, the idea for the Hawaiian Experience Spa was born.
Today, I take great pride in directing our massage therapy program and leading our team of talented and licensed massage therapists. One of my true passions is helping our therapists succeed in their careers, ensuring they provide our guests with the exceptional experiences they have come to expect from the Hawaiian Experience Spa.
Aside from overseeing the massage program, I also take care of the spa’s finances and marketing efforts. I wholeheartedly dedicate myself to maintaining our status as the number one day spa in Phoenix and delivering on our commitment to the Spirit of Aloha.
Outside of work, I have a second home on the enchanting island of Maui, where I immerse myself in the culture of aloha. My passion for photography comes alive as I capture the beauty of Hawaii, focusing on wildlife, landscapes, and the art of surfing. When I’m not in Hawaii or at the spas, I cherish every moment spent with my wife, five children, and soon-to-be four grandchildren. Hiking and pursuing my passion for wildlife photography on the mainland also bring me great joy.
My journey has taught me the transformative power of massage therapy and the profound impact of the aloha spirit. I am committed to creating a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Hawaiian Experience Spa, where our guests can experience the true essence of Hawaiian hospitality and well-being.
About Cathy: In contrast to the more hands-on involvement of Steve and Mike in the daily operations of the spas, my primary responsibility revolves around working closely with our skin care partner, Eminence Organic Skin Care. As the person responsible for selecting the best products and facial protocols for the Hawaiian Experience Spa, I ensure that our aestheticians have access to the finest products, guaranteeing our guests receive an exceptional facial experience.
Apart from my role in skincare, I also take charge of handling various miscellaneous matters that may arise from time to time, ensuring the smooth functioning of the spas.
Steve and I share a love for the enchanting island of Maui and work together to infuse our spas with an authentic Hawaiian atmosphere. Personally, I have a deep appreciation for Hawaii’s wildlife, particularly the beloved Hawaiian monk seals (ilioholoikauaua) and the majestic seasonal humpback whales. The vibrant array of birds found in Hawaii and on the mainland also captivates my interest.
Music holds a special place in my heart, and I am particularly passionate about Hawaiian melodies. I make it a point to attend concerts featuring various Hawaiian artists, staying connected with the beautiful sounds of Hawaii.
When I am on the mainland, I cherish the precious moments spent with my family. Additionally, I find delight in shopping, especially in Arizona. Compared to the prices on Maui, I appreciate the lower costs and wider selection of shops in Arizona, making it a wonderful shopping experience for me.
While my involvement in the day-to-day operations of the spas may not be as intense as Steve and Mike’s, I am devoted to my specific role in curating the best skincare products and ensuring our guests have an unforgettable and genuine Hawaiian experience. My love for wildlife, music, and spending time with family enriches my life both on Maui and on the mainland.
Contact Info: Please feel free to reach out us at Owners@HawaiianExperienceSpa.com