Spa Owner & Spa Manager

Amy Hathcox

Designation: Owner, Massage Therapist & Esthetician - MM15302, MA30643, CE9985905, FB9735423 Amy started her education with a B.S. in Biology and received her massage license in 1999. She decided to open Amy’s Day Spa to provide these wonderful services to South Tampa. She continued her education in 2009 by becoming licensed in esthetics. She has a love for the industry and strives to provide exceptional service and maintain a highly educated and experienced staff.


Lauren Palmer

Designation: Spa Manager Lauren is the Spa Manager at Amy’s Day Spa. She strives to make sure every client that comes to the spa has an exceptional experience. Lauren’s background in customer service is the perfect asset to have in her management career. She truly understands how important it is to ensure our clients are satisfied and she will always go above and beyond to do so. Lauren values all our employees and helps to coach and motivate each one of them to reach their full potential. Her goal is to constantly aim to sustain a well operated spa to provide a relaxing atmosphere that promotes health and wellness.

Massage Therapists & Estheticians


Julia Howey

Designation: Lead Licensed Esthetician FB9758948 Julia attended the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa and is Amy’s Day Spa’s Lead Esthetician. “Skincare has always been a huge passion for me and I personally believe it can change a person’s confidence and overall well being. It is so important to me to be completely present, purposeful, and perform with intention in all that I do and practice. You can guarantee my heart will always be in it. I will always be motivated to continue to learn and increase my knowledge of skincare, nutrition, and overall health to help people become the best version of themselves.”


Penny Heinz

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA31177, Licensed Esthetician FB9759626 Penny has been a Licensed Esthetician at Amy’s Day Spa since early 2018. She stays current and knowledgeable with the latest advancements in the esthetics industry through continuing educational opportunities and Eminence Organic Skin Care trainings and workshops. Penny is also certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the body, face, and neck from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and MLD Institute. She has in depth knowledge of skin health and analysis enabling her to customize each treatment with specific exfoliation methods, peels, and hydrating techniques while providing a relaxing experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit.


Ingrid Llerena

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA64961 Ingrid has been practicing massage for many years and believes in therapeutic aspect of massage as well as how it can heal your mind, body, and spirit by the power of touch. She is passionate about the profession and has several certifications in different modalities but is most skilled in relaxation and deep tissue.



Krista Barnett

Designation: Licensed Full Specialist FS900855, Licensed Lead Massage Therapist MA87654 Krista started as a customer service representative with Amy’s Day Spa in January 2016. She then went on to receive her aesthetic training from Aveda Institute of Tampa. She is results driven and pairs her treatment with a relaxed, serene atmosphere. Krista is also Amy’s Day Spa’s Lead Licensed Massage Therapist, enjoying the therapeutic aspect of massage.


Julie Smither

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA79684, Licensed Esthetician FB9765616 Julie joined Amy’s Day Spa team in May 2017 and has been a licensed massage therapist for many years. She offers a range of modalities varying from Swedish and Deep Tissue to Hot Stone, Prenatal, and Aromatherapy. Julie is passionate about learning and incorporating new techniques and services into her work. She loves to help people relieve tension and relax their mind and body.  Julie also acquired her Esthetics license and is a very knowledgable dual licensed therapist.


Justin Porter

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA89242 Justin graduated from Cortiva massage institute in 2017. He is proficient in a wide range of modalities and loves neuromuscular, reflexology & sports massage. He has a huge passion for helping and healing others through massage and the purpose of touch.


Jennifer Bahr

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA82998, Licensed Esthetician FB9756108 Jennifer graduated from Career Training Academy for Massage Therapy in 1996 and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy for Esthetics in 2000. She is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy massage, and Hot Stone massage as well as tranquil and invigorating body treatments. Jennifer also enjoys working with her clients toward long term solutions for their skin care concerns. She takes a holistic approach to her work, customizing each massage and facial tailored to her guests needs.


Claudette Wallace

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA56070 Claudette has been a licensed massage therapist for over a decade. She graduated from The CORE Institute of structural integration and myofacial therapy. One of Claudette’s strengths as a therapist is listening to what the client needs and providing the exact service requested. She specializes in a variety of massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, cupping, and prenatal massage, to name a few. Her mission in life is to simply help people feel better in anyway that she can.

Cosmetologists & Nail Specialists

Guillermo Medina

Designation: Cosmetologist - CL0133811 Guillermo has been a licensed cosmetologist for many years. He is an expert in cut & color perfection, make-up, up-do’s & keratin treatments. He has worked at Amy’s Day Spa since July 2010.


Aileen Arocho

Designation: Licensed Nail Specialist FV9577714 Aileen joined Amy’s Day Spa in May 2015. She has been a Licensed Nail Specialist for many years and we are delighted to have her!



Customer Service Specialist


Kylie Centeio

Designation: Customer Service Representative My name is Kylie. I was born and raised in New England; Providence, Rhode Island to be exact, and I have been living in the Tampa area for quite some time. There are so many things to do in Tampa, so this is where I have chosen to reside. I’ve worked in customer service and retail for many years…. so if you have any questions, concerns, or even if you need any suggestions on health/beauty products, feel free to ask away. Looking forward to meeting you!


Bailey Johnson

Designation: Customer Service Representative My name is Bailey. I was born and raised in Tampa and enjoy this area and everything it has to offer! I have a passion for wellness and living a healthy lifestyle, and am going to school for Physical Therapy. I have worked in customer service and retail for many years and look forward to assisting clients with any potential questions or concerns they may have. I am here to help you and ensure you have the best spa experience possible.

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