Hutchinson Consulting, an executive search and recruiting firm that matches the best candidates with four- and five-star resorts, has expanded with a new division: Spa Pro Connect, designed to further support client needs by sourcing top massage therapists for placement in destination, resort and hotel spas around the country.
“The importance of highly trained, experienced massage therapists has never been higher,” said Michael G. Tompkins, partner at Hutchinson Consulting. “World class spas and their clients expect a level of professionalism unique to the resort environment, where talented, licensed therapists are valued for their specialized skill set. The time has come for a professional search firm and hospitality clients to regard massage therapists as a brand differentiator in spa.”
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Spa Pro Connect will be led by wellness industry veteran Diane Trieste, who has a diverse background that includes all aspects of spa operations. A licensed massage therapist herself, Trieste previously held leadership roles at Shankara Spa, Canyon Ranch and Bellus Academy. She was also part of the executive team that started Cortiva Education and is a noted speaker and author. “Joining the team at Hutchinson Consulting means I can expand my service to the spa industry in an innovative new way,” said Trieste. “Spa Pro Connect addresses the shortage of highly talented practitioners and creates a way for top spas to have confidence that they can meet guest demand.”
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“Hutchinson Consulting has long-standing executive placement relationships with the world’s best spas,” adds Tompkins. “Expanding services to include licensed massage therapists is a natural progression.”