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Erin and Ryan Salisch are the owners of Estancia Day Spa & Salon in Fresno. The spa, which resembles a Tuscan Village, is in the Montecito Plaza at Nees and Willow.

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Pampering that spares no expense
Fresno's newest spa and salon offers service with personal touch.
The Fresno Bee
07/30/07 05:24:15

Massage therapist Erin Salisch has spent six years taking mental notes on what type of spa she would like to create for herself and her clients.

Now she's put her ideas into practice with the opening of Estancia Day Spa & Salon in the Montecito Plaza at Willow and Nees avenues in Fresno. Along with her husband, Ryan, the Salisches have transformed 3,200 square feet of commercial space into the region's latest full-service spa and salon.

While the couple are well aware they join an increasing number of competitors, including established operator Zena's Island Day Spa and nearby newcomer Escape Day Spa owned by Amber Frey, they believe they've created a business with enough personal touches to build a loyal following.

"I know there are spas popping up everywhere," Erin Salisch said. "But we have created something that people will really appreciate."

The Salisches have seemingly spared no expense and attention to detail including, thick, hand-crafted alderwood doors with metal and glass detailing, walnut-brown stained textured concrete floors, plastered walls and an indoor water fountain. The walls in the spa's massage and treatment rooms are heavily insulated to eliminate any unwanted noise.There's also a private room that's preferred by male clients, Ryan Salisch said.

When customers enter the spa, they are seated in a lounge room where they can have a beverage, snack or just relax in comfortable chairs. The same room is used for customers after their sessions.

"The instant you are here, we want to give you what you need," Erin Salisch said.

Estancia's menu of services is extensive offering a long list of treatments for body, skin, nails and hair. It also provides spa packages for couples or anyone wanting a little extra pampering. "It feels so natural to be here." Erin Salisch said. "And I am so happy to share this with my clients."