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Superyacht charters nowadays must give a taste of exclusivity, and beauty treatments are the more requested of them. New vessels available on the market understood this matter and are now offered with upgraded amenities on board such like Spa. Dedicated space with Manager or sole Manager offering these services, this option is now a standard within the charter industry. We are pleased to introduce ASTRA’S Spa Manager, Christie Wesley, talented masseuse and therapist, for your next journey on board the very popular Amels 55m superyacht exclusively available for charter with Imperial.
With exclusive Spa products and fine treatments, all enjoyed with an ever-changing sea view on the Sun deck or wherever her guests desire thanks to her flexible materials, discover how and why ASTRA is setting original standards for 50m+ superyacht spas. Her skills, her experience, learn everything about this passionate prior to your next journey on board ASTRA.
IY: How does work on board ASTRA differ from working on land?
CW: Working on board Astra is very different to working on land. The work is more diverse, I not only carry out treatments on guests, but also spend time serving the guests and ensuring the yacht is kept and maintained to a high standard. Carrying out treatments on board means I can be carrying out treatments in some of the most beautiful locations with amazing panoramic views from the sea opposed to the same salon rooms day in day out.
IY: What makes ATRAS’s Spa treatments so special?
CW: ASTRA has fully flexible and portable spa treatments. This means everything can be catered to the guests desire right down to the location for a treatment. Whether it be in the private confines of the large Master cabin or on the open sundeck with panoramic views of the surroundings – everything is possible. This personalisation is truly unique and really enables the guests to receive memorable experiences.
IY: What are the types of products on board?
CW: ASTRA offers only high end products with environmental aspects always considered. OPI, CND, The Aromatherapy Company are some of the known brands used. Essential oils are incorporated into treatments depending on what the guest desires or our therapist feels they will most benefit from. Tailoring each experience to achieve the best results.
IY: Tell us more about your professional background?
CW: I began training as a beauty therapist from the age of 16. This then went onto working and managing a salon for 6 years before completing a short stint on board cruise liners and joining the yachting industry.
IY: One of ASTRA’s massage area’s is located on the sundeck aft, what is your best scenery memory?
CW: ASTRA’s cruising itinerary took us to the Central America. Being able to offer a 5-star spa service in this unique and wild location was truly a once in a life time experience. Not many can say they have had an aromatherapy massage whilst being surrounded by enormous volcanic mountains, plunging blue pacific oceans and the greatest abundance of wildlife in the world.
IY: What would you recommend as a high end treatment on board ASTRA?
CW: The Aromatherapy full body massage. Using different blends of essential oils this massage can be customised to suit your needs that day. A mixture of the right oils, relaxing environment and a beautiful location at sea make for the perfect relaxation results.
With few availabilities remaining this Summer, experience new charter boundaries like never before. Contact our Charter Department for more information:
Ekaterina Pavlova – Charter CA
T +377 97 98 38 80
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