While Lanphier Day Spa & Salon has been serving customers on Old King’s Highway for years, its well known masseuse and new general manager are preparing for a big move this year — to an 8,000 square foot facility on West Avenue.
As featured in New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton magazine, among the Top 52 Things to Do in 2012, receiving a massage by Francisco Angel, is a must-have. A lead massage therapist and Reiki master among others, Angel’s ability to tune into each person and know exactly how to work each muscle so that it relaxes precisely into place, has brought him many accolades and now, among others, to be known quite often as the “best masseur in Fairfield County.”
Angel has been bringing joy to his clients for his many years with Lanphier Day Spa & Salon, 25-52 Old Kings Highway North in Darien, according to its owners. His expertise from Thai Yoga and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi along with Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Targeted Sports Massage and Hot Stone allows him to modify his massages to tailor each person’s needs.
As a Reiki Master, his intuitive abilities to sense the blockages and open passages to allow the body to function in perfect harmony makes him a hot commodity. And not to be forgotten, his Cranial Sacral therapy will free up blockages and increase the energy flow and balance fluid in the spinal region.
Lanphier appointed Patricia Mavrides as the new company General Manager late last year. The company owns and operates two salons and spas with over 80 employees and has a solid reputation in the Connecticut area for the past 18 years. Mavrides joins them from the Boston area and has a long history of salon and spa development.
Mavrides started her career as a stylist and quickly advanced to teaching major shows and conducting seminars for the beauty and spa industry. As a stylist and esthetician, she developed five premium award winning salons and spas in south shore of Massachusetts as well as Boston. She was the president of Southeastern Massachusetts Cosmetology Association and National Director of National Cosmetology Business America and won numerous awards for her presentations and programs as well as her competitive work on the national circuit. Her work has been published in numerous publications and she was also a judge for the International Beauty Shows and guest artist with many famous platform artists around the country.
Mavrides is extremely proud to announce the relocation and building of Lanphier’s most ambitious project, she said, which will be the new Lanphier Day Spa and Salon to be located at 20 West Ave., directly across from the Darien train station and next to Tilly Park. Mavrides has been instrumental in helping with the design and development of the new more than 8,000 square foot location, which will feature a state-of-the-art color bar and styling area with natural light, a private men’s color room, a sky-lighted spa and lounge area with Suisse showers and steam showers, pedicure and manicure lounge, and retail and boutique store featuring organic and aromatherapy products, candles, gift selections and Oribe luxury hair products as well as Keratase, Shu Uemura, Moroccan Oil and Keratin products.
The retail center will feature exclusive products from Paris, DeCleor and a private makeup bar.
The expected opening is Spring of 2012. Mavrides, having opened and developed several salons and spas over her career, has a unique approach to motivating and developing solid teams with an emphasis on continuing education to maintain the highest standards of service.