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


Leia Rodas

Designation: Licensed Esthetician Leia started her passion for Health and Beauty in Brazil. She graduated from the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa and joined the Amy’s Day Spa team in August as a Licensed Esthetician. Leia goes above and beyond to fulfill clients expectations, always having a smile and a commitment for excellence. Staying focused on her career and always learning new techniques to inform and educate our clients is her ultimate goal.

Julia Todd

Designation: Licensed Esthetician Attended the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa 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 and Licensed Esthetician Penny is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant since 2000. She is certified in Swedish Relaxation Massage Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Techniques and Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Pursing her other passion, she continued her education and became licensed in Esthetics. Penny’s goal with every guest is to provide a tranquil and relaxing treatment that is result driven and nurtures the mind, body and soul for the well being of each person.


Ingrid Llerena

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist 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.


Naomi Cardenas

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA Naomi graduated from Omaha School of Massage & Health Care. She has always had a strong interest in the health and wellness of the human body. Naomi is passionate about Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology. She wants to see her clients happy and pain free.


Krista Barnett

Designation: Licensed Full Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist 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. She also has been recently licensed as a massage therapist, enjoying the therapeutic aspect of massage.


Katarina Rojas

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA Katarina graduated from the Cortiva Institute in St Petersburg FL and joined Amy’s Day Spa shortly after. She is a strong believer that massage should promote relaxation, as well as pain relief. Her preferred style of massage is results driven, incorporating stretching with Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular Techniques while maintaining a serene experience.


Julie Smither

Designation: Licensed Massage Therapist MA Julie joined Amy’s Day Spa team in May 2017 as has been a licensed massage therapist for 2 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.

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 Aileen joined Amy’s Day Spa in May 2015. She has been a Licensed Nail Specialist for 6 years and we are delighted to have her!



Customer Service Specialist


Kelsey Mercado

Designation: Customer Service Specialist My name is Kelsey. I am a Tampa native, born and raised in a beautiful city where I work and play. My passion in life is to help others with health and wellness to aid them to achieve their wellness goals in life. I’ve been in the service industry for many years and I feel customer service is one of my strongest points. I’m here to help you in any way I can, from basic massage to a full day of beauty. Feel free to ask me any questions at any time because I am here to help you. You’ll always be greeted with a smile and I’ll ensure you leave the spa having one.


Kylie Centeio

Designation: Customer Service Representative My name is Kylie. I was born and raised in New England; Providence, RhodeIsland 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 for about 4 years and retail for 3; 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!


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