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Published:November 12th, 2009 17:28 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Shannah Tenner, In Touch Massage & Day Spas in Southern California

Judyth Piazza chats with Shannah Tenner, In Touch Massage & Day Spas in Southern California

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

An entrepreneur at heart, Shannah Tenner opened her first massage center in 1987 in Long Beach, California.  A year later, her second massage center opened inside the Sports Connection in Long Beach.  Shannah went on to open a total of seven In Touch Massage & Day Spas in Southern California and Arizona, where she employed licensed and certified massage therapists, as well as master estheticians who specialized in medical grade facials and skin care.  She has also received several certifications from the International Dermal Institute, has taken numerous courses in skin care and cosmetology and received skin care training from experts, such as Dr. Hilton Kaplan, the Director of Clinical Research at Environ Skin Care.  Her dedication and experience has made her an expert in the spa industry.     

Shannah, a California native, is a licensed and certified massage therapist and holistic health practitioner.  She is highly regarded by her clients and colleagues as a compassionate and experienced massage therapist and businesswoman.  For over twenty years, Shannah has provided her clients with truly individualized services by combining a unique blend of holistic health techniques and custom spa treatments, which she created herself.  Specializing in deep tissue therapy, Swedish massage, acupressure, shiatsu, reflexology, and prenatal massage, Shannah serves her clients with thoughtful and meticulous care.  All of her services are custom tailored, according to her clients` needs. 

Her client list has included Frank and Barbara Sinatra, who used Shannah as their exclusive massage therapist.  Shannah also traveled with American Idol Judge and pop star, Paula Abdul during her 1992 World Concert Tour, as Paula`s personal massage therapist.  

She quickly became a highly sought after expert in her field and was hired by both Harrah`s and Flamingo Hilton Hotel`s in Laughlin, Nevada to create and manage successful day spas for both these resorts.  Shannah oversaw the design, construction, implementation, hiring, training, and marketing to create a thriving spa clientele.  In 2001, she was hired by Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, California, as their Spa Director, where she helped to develop and build both the spa and it`s clientele.  After running the Spa at Sherwood for over a year, the award-winning Spectrum Club asked Shannah to open and operate a day spa in Thousand Oaks.  

Shannah holds a degree in theatre arts and is a certified massage instructor.  She teaches aspiring therapists her unique style of deep tissue massage and healing body treatments. Shannah is also a certified colon hydrotherapist, and worked with Dr. Allen Green, MD at his Newport Beach clinic, affiliated with Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD, and his world-renowned Whitaker Wellness Center.  Shannah stays abreast of leading massage and skincare research worldwide.  She is continually asked to consult for spas nationwide and is in the process of launching another successful business for spa goers.  

Shannah currently owns and manages In Touch Massage & Day Spa located in the Spectrum Club in Thousand Oaks, California, where she offers her clients an unparalleled serene and healing spa experience.  She has been married to her husband for almost fifteen years and has a seven-year-old daughter.


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