If you enjoyed our interview with RoMEA’s Chef Alexander Frey, we are pleased to showcase our next talk with highly trained crew member Rachel Thompson, Spa Manager on-board RoMEA. With exclusive spa products and fine treatments, all enjoyed with an ever-changing sea view on the top deck, discover why RoMEA sets the standard for 80m+ superyacht spas. This is the epitome of luxury: RoMEA’s spa is one the most impressive and beautiful areas on-board, built for exclusive beauty treatments and massage, and for ultimate relaxation. This exclusive area also offers a nail bar and a private hair salon. Learn more about Rachel Thompson's skills and treatments offered on-board below.
Imperial: How does your work differ on-board RoMEA to when you had your own land-based spa & salon?
Whether afloat or ashore, the principal purpose of my role is the same – I ensure that every guest has a fantastic spa experience. On-board RoMEA, I am able to provide the most exclusive treatments in state-of-the-art facilities, whilst sailing around some of the most beautiful places on the globe.
IY: Tell us a little about your professional background and how you became involved in yachting?
Even while still at school, my passion was for beauty therapy. One of my proudest moments was gaining my Diploma from CIDESCO of Zurich, the world’s major International Beauty Therapy Association. After 10 years in this industry, latterly as a lecturer in beauty therapies at my local college in the U.K., it was time to broaden my horizons and make the switch to life on superyachts.
IY: Why is the environment of a charter yacht ideal for a health and wellness retreat?
Many people adore the sense of tranquillity to be found at the world’s leading spas. On-board RoMEA, this tranquillity is enhanced with an ever-changing vista as our vessel glides across crystal-clear waters or simply anchors in secluded coves. Either way, your relaxation will be complete and your sense of wellbeing boosted to extraordinary levels.
Imperial: So what makes RoMEA’s spa so special?
RT: In the world of superyachts, I believe the spa facilities on-board RoMEA are unsurpassed. It truly is an exquisite environment, with our treatments always tailored specifically to individual guests’ needs. Our aim is to make your spa experience unforgettable.
IY: What treatments and products are offered? And why would you recommend charter guests have dedicated spa therapists or masseuses on-board?
Swedish full body massage using aromatic essentials oils from NHR of London. Detoxifying body wrap by The Organic Pharmacy. Rejuvenating hydrating facial by The Organic Pharmacy. CND Shellac nail treatment. This is just a sample of some of our extensive range of treatments available in our spa. We can of course source particular products to meet guests’ specific requirements. I am constantly adding to my skill set and aim to provide the latest treatments and therapies. Come to the spa and relax. Be pampered like never before.
IY: Talking about your experience on-board, where are your top Mediterranean locations for enhancing relaxation?
Cala de Volpe in Sardinia is very special, and I especially enjoy visiting the Amalfi coast and nearby islands in the Bay of Naples.
IY: What’s your favourite charter destination? And where would you like to visit next and why?
Life afloat is such an adventure that I am pleased to be wherever our guests choose to go. I’ve yet to sail in the Indian Ocean so I think the Maldives could be a great place to start!
Ready for a highly immersive charter experience? RoMEA is available for charter during summer and winter seasons.