Spa Catawba will have some expansive digs next spring after breaking ground last week on its new facility at 140 S. Bridge Rd., Lakeside-Marblehead. President Stephanie Sprenger said the move from Spa Catawba’s present location in Port Clinton’s Knoll Crest Shopping Center in Spring 2021 will allow them to expand current offerings and be more accessible to the local communities.
“The expansion and a new building have always been the vision for Spa Catawba,” Sprenger said. “I decided to open the current Spa Catawba last Fall while we searched for the perfect location for a larger spa and wellness center.”
The new 5,800-square foot facility will have a spa and wellness center with an inviting coastal theme throughout. Janotta & Herner is the general contractor on the project, which is being financed by Genoa Bank.
The new spa will consist of four treatment rooms, a waiting and relaxation lounge, a couples’ suite and a lash and brow room. Complimentary beverages, snacks and a featured juice from Catawba Juice Company will be available in the relaxation lounge.
The wellness center focuses on non-invasive methods to help treat the whole body. Phase one of the wellness center includes float tanks, infrared saunas, a whole body photobiomodulation pod and a classroom. The classroom will be used for various offerings including Yoga, Nia and Pilates.
“The expansion will allow Spa Catawba to increase our advanced skincare service offerings,” Sprenger said. “We will expand our body therapy offerings to include body wraps and detox programs. The most exciting thing the expansion allows us to do is offer whole body wellness through a combination of our services, modalities, and programs. At Spa Catawba, we take the time to understand our customers and provide best in class service to help them achieve their desired results.”
Catawba Juice Company will be featured in the main area of the lobby, with inside and outside seating available to enjoy their healthy juice and food options. Owner Valerie Boehler was inspired by her personal health and wellness journey to provide healthy food and drink options for the community. The collaboration with Spa Catawba was a natural fit.
“Catawba Juice Company came to life as our personal health and wellness journey evolved,” Boehler said. “We have experienced health issues within our family. By changing our diets we were able to reverse those diagnoses.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to give back to the community by providing the area with healthy options and help others on their health and wellness journey. We want to help people see that by taking control of what they are putting in their body, they can have a positive impact on their health.
“Partnering with Spa Catawba was a no-brainer. They offer wellness, and we offer health. The two go hand in hand. Through proper self-care, incorporating juices and whole foods, you can see a difference in how you feel and move in a relatively short period of time. We want to give you and your family a place to come grab something healthy and feel good about what you’re putting in your loved one’s body as well as your own.”
Sprenger left a career in corporate accounting and risk management to pursue her interest in skincare and holistic options for total body wellness. She is a licensed advanced esthetician.
“I have been overwhelmed by the embrace we have received from the local communities,” Sprenger said. “Spa Catawba’s mission is to promote and provide a whole-body wellness experience by creating an environment of relaxation and well-being. We continually research the latest advances in holistic wellness and pride ourselves in the endless pursuit of treatments and programs that can help everyone achieve their total body wellness goals.
“Every day brings new adventures, and I love every minute of it!”