Our Therapists

Meet The Team

We are incredibly proud of the curated team of expert professionals that make up The Beautique Spa. While we may be small in size we are big in heart. From the reception staff to the spa therapists this is a team that is the epitome of heartfelt hospitality. A team who take great pride in the work that they do. In their pursuit and passion for helping people through the power of touch, our team of therapists are not just masters of their craft, but are also warm, welcoming and empathetic in nature. This is ultimately what sets the tranquil tone and peaceful atmosphere synonymous with The Beautique Spa.

Tanya Mansfield

Spa Manager
BeautiqueSpa Ground photo JuliaDunin 180 Tanya studied in Cork College of Commerce where she started with a Complementary Health course and following this she went on to study Beauty Therapy, where she achieved great success and won Student of the Year in her final year of studies. Tanya is an incredible leader and excels in her role as Spa Manager at The Beautique Spa. Tanya is someone who values and respects everyone that she meets, and everyone that she works with. The personification of a great leader, she leads by example, she lives by her word. She adores being in the treatment room doing treatments as much as any therapist, while also thriving as a leader too, running the day to day of the spa and keeping her team motivated. Tanya has consciously cultivated a team and a work environment that allows everyone to thrive and be their best while also allowing ample room to be human. Tanya's strength as a therapist would quite literally be her strength, with a love for deep tissue massages, offering her clients the relief they need and maintenance between their physio sessions. Tanya is a firm believer in positive thinking and likes to bring this attitude to work with her to motivate her team and welcome guests with a smile. 

Yvonne Houlihan

Senior Spa Therapist
BeautiqueSpa Ground photo JuliaDunin 106 Yvonne is the longest standing member of the spa team; over a decade and counting! A great achievement in itself. Yvonne completed her training in 2004 as a beauty therapist, and worked in salons for many years. She then joined The Beautique Spa team in 2010 where she continues to train and constantly upskill herself. Yvonne loves being a therapist mostly because of how she makes people feel, she understands how valuable the time spent in her treatment room is for her clients. No matter what stress they may have in life they can leave it at the door and just totally relax. One of her biggest strengths as a therapist is in treating everyone as an individual and talking to them about what they need and what they are hoping to achieve from their treatment time with her. One of her favourite treatments is The Restorative Ritual by Ground Wellbeing as it is completely different to any other treatment and it is such a relaxing one that everyone can benefit from. Her top self-care and wellbeing tip is to listen to your body, it is the greatest possession you will ever own. Yvonne emphasizes the importance of taking time to ask yourself how you are feeling regularly and to ensure you give yourself time, even if it is just one hour weekly. Above all else set time aside just for you. 

Karen Burns

Spa Therapist
BeautiqueSpa Ground photo JuliaDunin 147 Karen graduated as a Beauty Therapist with ITEC and Cidecso qualifications and began working with us after gaining valuable experience for a number of years in the spa industry. She loves welcoming people into the spa where they can switch off and enjoy time for themselves. A natural nurturer, her favourite part is seeing her clients completely relax from the moment she lays her hands on them and the treatment commences. “I felt like I was really being taken care of and treated with love from the therapist” These are the exact words one guest used to describe her time with Karen and there is no better way to describe her. A deeply caring and kind soul Karen will ensure your time with her is filled with care and compassion. One of her favourite treatments at The Beautique Spa is The Restorative Ritual by Ground Wellbeing which focuses on helping to relive tension and stress in the face, neck and scalp. This is a treatment that Karen has seen provide immediate relief and relaxation to her guests. She believes it is so important to take care of your body and mind by taking time out for yourself and spending time with loved ones. Karen has recently been shortlisted for Best Therapist at the IMAGE Beauty of Business Awards 2022.

Maria Michailova

Spa Therapist
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From an early age Maria has been passionate about health and wellbeing. In fact she has been practicing yoga and learning about nutrition since her teenage years. Philosophy, herbalism, meditation and travelling have also been big interests throughout her life. Maria has always enjoyed meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds too. Having completed her studies in Holistic Health in Cork college of Commerce, she says she knew that this was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. This works allow Maria to combine both her love of meeting people and helping and supporting them on their wellbeing and healing journey. Being a spa therapist gave her that space where she can share her passion with people. Maria has previously lived in countries such as Lithuania, Spain and Ecuador and is multilingual and also speaks fluent Russian, and some Lithuanian and Spanish, and loves to use her language skills with international clients in The Beautique Spa. Her favourite treatments are Reflexology and The Ground Rituals. She loves how reflexology is an energy treatment that works the whole body through the pressure points on the feet, therefore making the treatment a truly holistic one. Maria adores how the aromatherapy oils in the GROUND rituals help to heal the body, mind & soul as well as the effect of the hands on massage too. In her free time Maria likes to practice yoga, dance, read and spend time in nature. Maria's favourite self care tip is to do more of the things that make you happy! We are all living busy lives and it is so important for our wellbeing to take time to nourish our mind, body and soul. Passionate in her pursuit to take care of each and every one of her guests Maria is regularly mentioned in glowing feedback from her guests, she is known for her customised and thoughtful treatments. Her warm caring energy is infectious & it is evident to see that she adores her career in Spa therapy.

Sarah Hickey

Spa Supervisor
Sarah is our Spa Supervisor at The Beautique Spa who pours her heart and soul into her work. Sarah's natural kindness and empathy means that she takes the greatest care of all guests who walk into the spa. Her genuine friendliness and sense of humour have endeared her with many of our regulars. Nothing is too much to ask of Sarah and she will always be found going above and beyond to ensure our guests have the most memorable and relaxing experience at the spa. A true team player Sarah takes care of her team members in the spa just as much as the guests who visit us; a testament to her caring and thoughtful nature.