March 2019 Writer // Janelle Morrison Photographer // Laura Arick Does therapeutic massage need to be expensive to be effective? Do you sacrifice luxury and quality of services if you’re not paying outlandish fees? The answer is no. Spavia Day Spa in Fishers is literally improving the lives of its clients affordably. Owners Ken Kreiger and Jo Biggers were frequent customers of the spa industry and decided that they wanted to open a day spa where people could come in for a “60-minute vacation” at an affordable rate without compromising quality. The resort-like neighborhood spa opened its doors last September in The Depot at Nickel Plate. Kreiger and Biggers are thrilled to be in the heart of the growth of Fishers. Both are Carmel residents but have an affinity for the Fishers community, having raised four daughters who graduated from Hamilton Southeastern Schools. With the massage industry growing 7.1 percent annually and a projected growth of 22 percent by 2024, both Kreiger and Biggers realized that they had an opportunity to embark on a “second career” that would focus on the wellness of their clients as well as an opportunity for the couple to continue giving back to the communities they serve. The husband-wife team and their staff of 10 are committed to providing their guests the best massage, skin care and beauty treatments along with specialized spa experiences and spalebrations™, all at a range of affordable prices. Guests are encouraged to work with certified therapists and estheticians to determine services best suited to meet their needs. The spa is open daily, Monday through Sunday, and will serve clients by appointment and walk-in. “People don’t take time for themselves. busy lives. inconvenient, it is so important to practice good self-care. We are hoping to remove the barriers, especially as it relates to cost as we are affordable,” Biggers said. “We like the Spavia brand specifically because of the resort-like concept. We have a changing area with robes and spa sandals, lavender-infused warm neck wraps and a separate retreat room for men and women.” Spavia’s guests choose their lotion scent, music and a variety of hot tea flavors in the retreat room with a relaxing ambiance, complete with a waterfall. “We are very active in our community,” Biggers said. “We chose Spavia, which is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, because the brand is community-oriented and believes in giving back just as we do.” Kreiger and Biggers chose vendors who share their philanthropic ideology. “We chose trusted brands and vendors who give back to the community as well,” Biggers explained. “Our candle company vendor gives a dollar to Feed the Children for every jar that we sell. We use popular brands like Pure Fiji lotions, IMAGE Skincare and Sanitas, a product line that is becoming an Internet sensation out of Colorado.” Join now and get $30 off your first treatment if you schedule your appointment Monday through Thursday. Memberships begin at only $69 to get a treatment per month. Whether it’s with Thomas or Adrienne, Spavia’s top requested therapists, or any of Spavia’s certified therapists, you are guaranteed to get the best therapeutic massage and day spa services for the best price in Indy. Look for upcoming Mother’s Day specials and an upcoming Facebook contest by following Spavia in Fishers on Facebook @spaviafishers and on Instagram @spavia fishers. Visit spaviadayspa.com/fishers-in, or you can call to make an appointment or inquire about memberships at 317-567-8008.