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: I am one of the Mo’i (owners) and the son of the founders, Steve and Cathy. I am passionate about operating a morally and ethically superior business that provides exceptional service to everyone that it interacts with and that stands behind everything that it does.
The spa provides exceptional experiences for its guests through massage therapy, couples massages, and esthetics (facials). In total, the spa has over 80 different treatments to choose from, all provided in a unique and relaxing Hawaiian atmosphere.
The spa’s Spirit of Aloha Commitment is:
· 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.
My role at the spa is to ensure our aestheticians have an amazing work experience and that therefore are about to serve our guests with enthusium and passion. Additionally, I handle many back end operational matters such as maintenance, compliance, etc. (you might be amazed if you know how much goes on behind the scenes to operate the spas!).
On the personal side, I am a passionate martial artist and an absolute perfectionist. I am driven by a desire to always do what is correct and a compulsive need to comprehend everything. When I am not working you will find me training, hiking, and expanding my knowledge/education (via college and via personal research/books,etc.).
Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for visiting us!
About Steve: I became a massage therapist in 2006 with the intention of volunteering my time to help others. I was once helped by a massage therapist when other medical treatments were ineffective and I wanted to share this with others. Shortly after receiving my massage license my wife Cathy I traveled to Hawaii for the first time and studied Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. I immediately fell in love with the aloha spirit and knew I needed to bring it Arizona. The Hawaiian Experience Spa concept was born!
I direct our massage therapy program and have the honor of leading our amazing team of licensed massage therapists. Helping our therapists be successful in their careers is a real passion of mine. Through working our therapists I make sure our guests get the exceptional experience they deserve and have come to expect from Hawaiian Experience Spa.
In addition to leading the massage program I handle the spa’s finances and marketing and do everything and anything needed to keep us the number one day spa in Phoenix and to deliver on our Spirit of Aloha commitment.
I have a second home on Maui and am immersed in the culture of aloha. I am a photographer and specialize in Hawaii wildlife, landscapes and surfing. When not in Hawaii and not at the spas I love spending time with my wife, five children and three (soon to be four) grand children. I also sneak in time for some hiking and wildlife photography on the mainland.
About Cathy: I am not as actively involved in the spas’ operation on a day to day basis as Steve and Mike who are constantly working to perfect the experience. My main responsibility is in working with our skin care partner, Eminence Organic Skin Care, to choose the best products and facial protocols for Hawaiian Experience Spa. I choose the products we carry and make sure our aesheticians have the products they need to give our guests an amazing experience when they receive a facial. I also handle a variety of miscellaneous matters that may come up from time to time.
Steve and I spend part of our time on Maui and work to ensure the spas have a genuine Hawaiian feel. I love Hawaii wildlife, especially our beloved Hawaiian monk seals (ilioholoikauaua) and seasonal humpback whales. I also enjoy all the beautiful birds found in Hawaii and on the mainland. I am passionate about Hawaiian music and attend concerts from and stay in touch with several Hawaiian artists.
When on the mainland I love spending time with family and shopping! On Maui many prices are double what they are in the Phoenix area and the selection in often not that great. I love all the variety of shops in Arizona and love the low prices (yes they are low compared to Maui)!
Contact Info: Please feel free to reach out us at Owners@HawaiianExperienceSpa.com