Seaside Wellness Spa

About Us

Meet Our Therapists




DeAnna Sands –  Owner, Licensed Esthetician, Nail Technician, and Young Living® Distributor.

Certified in Dermaplane Facials.

She has a background in business management with a concentration in the holisitic  healing industry. She understands that providing each client with a whole mind and body healing approach results in a total sense of well being. She strives to provide each client with professional, yet personalized service. She specializes in customized facials, waxing, and body treatments targeting each clients skin care needs and goals as well as pampering manicures and pedicures. She is a Bradenton native, however has lived all over the east coast including the Bahamas. Her passion is Esthetics and she hopes to expand her services to include makeup artistry and other modalities in the future.




Denise Kessler- Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Dr. of Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Denise Kessler- White AP, DOM will now be joining our Wellness Team every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-3pm. Dr. D earned her education through East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL  with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.. She is also certified in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy and Cellular Healing, is a Reiki Master, and specializes in Non-surgical Cosmetic Therapy, Chinese Herbology, Homeopathy, and Nutritional Counseling. She has been Organic and living a healthy lifestyle for the last 20 years and understands the importance of a balanced wellness of mind , body and spirit. With compassion , integrity and sensitivity Dr D uses her knowledge and experience to individualize treatment plans for each patients unique needs and health goals to foster a well balanced system of mind , body and spirit.



Micaela Bartee- Licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Micaela Bartee is a Licensed Massage Therapist and  Licensed  Esthetician, educated at the Florida College of Natural Health. Micaela, a former skin care instructor at GUTI, enjoys not only providing her clients with quality skin care treatments, but educating them on how to maintain a lustrous complexion. She is trained in dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, waxing,chemical peels, and hot stone facials. She is also trained in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, as well as Myofascial Release.​
When Micaela is not at the spa, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, practicing yoga, and volunteering with her local church and elementary school.
*Light to Deep Pressure for Massage



Daovone Howe – Licensed Massage Therapist

Daovone Howe, licensed massage therapist, was born and raised in California and moved to Florida in 2006. She is a graduate from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and plans to continue her education in Health and Wellness. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone massage, and is working on obtaining certification in prenatal massage and aromatherapy. Outside of work, Daovone enjoys appreciation of the arts in Sarasota with her husband Benjamin.


*Light to Deep Pressure for Massage, Prefers to do Deep Tissue. Available on Friday and Saturday.



Jennifer Hegeman- Licensed Massage Therapist
Formerly an elementary school teacher, and currently a homeschool mom, Jennifer is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. She is passionately dedicated to helping her clients find long term relief from daily aches and pains. Her modalities of interest include Deep tissue, Neuromuscular, Bamboo, Myofascial release, Thai, and Prenatal massage.
Jennifer believes “a real practitioner isn’t doing the healing for you, instead she creates a space in which you can rediscover your own innate healing power.” —Frans Stiene
*Light to Deep Pressure for Massage



Kourtney Koehler- Licensed Skin Care Specialist and Nail Technician.

Certified in Dermaplane Facials.

Kourtney started her spa career in 2014 after graduating from Manatee Technical Institute with a license in skin care. After completing her training for skin care, Kourtney decided to continue her education, and gained her nail technician license. Kourtney is passionate about her career and enjoys helping others achieve their skin care, beauty, and wellness goals. She is also driven to continuously gain more education, most recently, she has received a certification in Dermaplane facials.  She was born and raised in Goodrich MI, and moved to Florida in 2012 with her family. Outside of work, you will find Kourtney with her dog Darcie.






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