The Yachting Industry’s Leading Providers of Yacht Massage, Spa Treatments and Yoga Instruction
Hello! My name is Heather Hawthorne and I am a U.S. Nationally Certified Florida State Licensed Massage Therapist, Skin Care Therapist, Facials Specialist and a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, specializing in therapeutic luxury spa services for the yachting industry.
While in private practice in Fort Lauderdale, I realized there was a definite lack of qualified, professional therapists who were offering services on yachts and that many of these “therapists” were crew members or stewardesses, many of which had little or no real massage training, accredited certification or licenses, knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology, and hardly any professional, working experience as health care and body workers.
In response to this, I wanted to “raise the bar” for the yachting industry and to truly offer the best services available, so I formed Charter Spa Services in 1997. I now have more than 20 years of professional body work experience and 18 years of this, within the yachting community. Over the years, my treatments have earned an industry-wide reputation for first-class service with the highest of standards, along with impeccable references from all of my clients. These years of experience within the yachting industry and in private practice have allowed me not only a vast knowledge of massage and body work, but also a great understanding of yachts, their guests and their needs.
Since 1997, I have chartered repeatedly on more than 100 of the world’s most prestigious yachts, working with an international repertoire of some of the globe’s most prominent people, many of which are annual charter and personal private clients. These clients include Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Academy Award winners, Hollywood celebrities, elite professional athletes and coaches, musicians, fashion personalities and international politicians, just to name a few.
I can also include all of the yachting industry’s top charter brokerage firms including YCO, Camper & Nicholson’s, Burgess, Edmiston, Ocean Independence, Aris Drivas Yachting, Fraser Yachts, Sapphire Seas, Wright Marine Group, Luxury Yacht Group and International Yacht Collection, as my long-term, regular clients. My qualifications include Diplomas of Massage Therapy from both the U.S. and Australia, with specialties in Deep Tissue Massage and Neuro Muscular Therapy, and certification in many massage and advanced modalities. I have taught Massage Practice and Anatomy and Physiology to students at several massage therapy schools and in accredited workshops and have completed training in several countries including the US, England, the Caribbean, Thailand and Australia.
As a former state and U.S. National champion swimmer, I am also a certified WATSU practitioner and Water Fitness instructor as well as a swim stroke training coach for Triathletes and Ironman competitors. I offer massage, spa therapies and yoga instruction personally on board and also have a team of exceptional professional and qualified therapists, familiar with the yachting industry, who are available for yacht charters, day trips and villa engagements.
If I am not personally available, I will provide a qualified and appropriate spa professional for your enjoyment anywhere in the world. For Bios, Menus and Therapist information please email firstname.lastname@example.org