We are pleased to offer a full range of professionals for all of your spa desires and the team is still growing.
Arlene Altman has been a practicing Massage Therapist and Natural Health Practitioner since 1979. Specializing in reflexology and sports massage, she has worked on athletes, laymen, horses and small animals. Spending part of the year in Ft. Worth, she was incremental in the health of the US Olympic Track & Field team for 18 years. She has lived on St. John for 36 years and still says its her favorite vacation destination. Arlene’s dedication to helping people to help themeslves can be seen in all facets of her life and is summed up well in her personal motto: Peace and Love.
SpaLaLa is thrilled to have Claudia Scatliff on our team. Despite spending a few childhood years in Manhattan, Claudia is a true island girl. A native St. Johnian, she is always surrounded by family and friends, including her 3 kids and 1 grandbaby. Claudia May be a familiar face to you as she has dedicated her career to the hospitality industry on St. John. When not working, Claudia enjoys cooking (but not dishes!) and doing fabulous hair including, obviously, her own. Come visit Claudia, the smiling face of SpaLaLa, at our reception desk by the pool.
Dalia is our very talented Nail Tech. Being a part of the beauty industry was always a dream of hers, one that she finally achieved two years ago. She says that participating in a transformation that helps people feel beautiful is incredibly rewarding. Originally from NY City, Dalia has made St. John home for 33 years. Since moving to the island, she has married her husband Frank and had 2 beautiful children. She and Frank renewed their vows this year on Valentines Day after 32 years. You may also know her from Hickory’s BBQ, the food cart she owned and ran in Cruz Bay, or her 28 year career at Lime Inn. We don’t know where she found the time to train, but Dalia has run 8TuffMiles 12 times and once finished with a time of 1:20. We’re so pleased she decided to join our fabulous team at SpaLaLa.
OWNER / MASSAGE THERAPIST
Owning a spa has been Dave’s dream for many years. Having worked in customer service for more than 30 years...need more info.
OWNER / AROMATHERAPIST
Lori Doherty Francis
Lori Doherty Francis is an extraordinary body and energy worker. Lori has been in the field of health and healing for more than 25 years. She incorporates her vast knowledge in her work, from Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Somatic Breathwork to bodywork. Having raised her family here on St. John, Lori, her kids Aspen and Lily Margo and her mom GiGi are fixtures in the Coral Bay community. From the day she arrived, we knew Lori would be the backbone of the massage services at Spalala and we couldn’t be happier to be working with her.
Suki Dickson Buchalter, NCBTMB, has been practicing Holistic Healing since 1975. She offers a combination of Neuromuscular, Meridian Massage with techniques of Reiki, Cranio-Sacral and Lymphatic Drainage in her massage sessions. A long time resident of the Virgin Islands, Suki currently holds Yoga Flow classes on Facebook Live. An Eco Feminist, she honors the Earth through ceremony and Sound Healings.
We couldn’t be more excited to have hair stylist Tyler Farmer on the SpaLaLa team. Having lived on St. John for over 20 years, many of you may already know how talented Tyler is in the hair salon. She is also a dedicated mom to 3 boys and one pup named Cruz. Come in for a cut, color, highlight, eyelash extensions or facial waxing. Tyler can do it all.
If you would like to join our team and experience life in the islands doing what you love please contact us.