Spa & Fitness Staff

Nancy ThIElman

Director of Wellness

Nancy Theilman is responsible for overseeing the Club’s Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio.

Casey

Lead Facial Specialist and Massage Therapist

A native of Sarasota, Casey began her employment with the Longboat Key Club & Resort in 2004. Upon completing her training as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Casey received her National Certification for Therapist Massage and Bodywork. Casey is also certified in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Hot Stone Massage for deep tissue healing and a licensed Facial Specialist with certification in both Microdermabrasion and Non-Surgical Facial Sculpting. Casey's modalities include massage styles of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Bamboo Massage, and Reiki healing. She also specializes in Dermalogica facials including AgeSmart Facials, MediBack Acne Facials, and ChromaWhite Brightening Facial Treatment. She will soon complete a certification in Thai Massage, and is a board member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.

Borah

Head Therapist

Borah can often be found in the Bora-Bora room bringing her special touch to Reflexology, Hot Stone, Medical Massage or Deep Tissue. Borah has studied and worked with the body for over 15 years. Entering her 4th season at LBKC, Borah invites you to visit the Spa.

Gerald

Massage Therapist

Gerald has over 12 years of experience doing massage at the Longboat Key Club, and has been active as a massage professional for over 15 years. He graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, and holds advanced certification in both Neuromuscular and Reflexology Massage. Gerald incorporates Shiatsu techniques in his massage to help to relieve stress and tension in the muscles. Gerald’s goal during massage is to give his clients the "best massage they have ever had," and Gerald’s lengthy client list is a testimony to his skill and passion.

Victoria

Massage Therapist

Victoria is a multi-award winning, nationally certified massage therapist who has been with the Longboat Key Club since 2005. She is a certified neuromuscular therapist and fully trained reflexologist. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Victoria studied reflexology at the International Institute of Reflexology under world renowned expert Dwight Byers and craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute. Her studies at Florida School of Massage, in Gainesville, include oncology and mature & burn scar therapies. Victoria is trained in all the massages and body treatments offered at the Spa at Longboat Key Club and looks forward to helping you select your perfect service.

Karla

Massage Therapist

You may remember Karla’s smiling face at the Spa Front Desk when it opened 5 years ago where she learned about the qualities of massage therapy. She was prompted to earn her Massage Therapy license at Sarasota School of Massage Therapy specializing in Swedish massage and other forms of bodywork, and has joined the ranks as one of our top-notch therapists.

Tonette Marie Mabrey

Massage Therapist

Tonette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a resident of Florida since 1998, and served in the United States Army from 1989-1997. Tonette received training as a licensed massage therapist from The College of Natural Health in Sarasota. Her training includes, Swedish, Trigger Points, Sports Massage NMT and Basic Stretching Exercises. Tonette is currently enrolled in Touch for Healing classes and has been with the spa since 2005.

Lisa

Massage Therapist

Lisa joined the Club in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts; studied in California, then resided for twenty years in Europe. She is fluent in German.

Her passion is for Deep Tissue Massage using Neuro-muscular strokes. As a runner herself, she can relate to muscle soreness due to tough workouts. Another favorite of Lisa's is the Swedish Massage and the various Rituals we offer at the Spa. She enjoys having more time with the client which allows them to maximize their relaxation. Her main goal is to make sure that the client leaves the Island House Spa feeling great and looking forward to their next appointment!

Elma Rouzier

Massage Therapist, Esthetician and Nail Technician

Elma Rouzier received her certification and license for massage therapy by the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. Her expertise include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy and light stretching.

As an Esthetician, Elma specializes in basic facials (European facials) including with a peel machine, aromatherapy facials, chemical exfoliations (pharmaceutical grade), peel organics, waxing, facial and body sculpting, along with body treatments. Elma began her nail technician career in 2005 working at the Spa, offering Spa Manicure and Pedicure treatment including basic manicures, pedicures, hot stone pedicures, paraffin and shellac manicures and pedicures.

Merari Ramos

Nail Technician

Merari has been working at Longboat Key Club & Resort for more than 6 years and at the Spa for the past 4 years. While working as a Locker Attendant at Spa, her passion for nail treatments continued to grow and prompted her to go to school to earn her Nail Specialist License. She enjoys creating new and innovative, one-of-a-kind designs with beautiful colors. From classic to fun, let her give your nails a unique personality.

Firoze Salime

Skin & Nail Care Specialist

From an early age Firozé was groomed to be a part of the fashion and beauty world. Raised in two of the industries capital cities, London and Paris, by her mother, a professional nutritionist and naturalist, and her sister, acclaimed Iranian actress, Vida Gahremany, Firozé gained a unique and practical perspective of glamour.

In 1978, Firozé moved to the United States and continued to work as a successful model. After moving to New York City in 1980, she found her real love was working behind the scenes at fashion shoots. There she found herself giving advice to models and actors, who consulted with her about their nail and skin care.

Firozé turned her expertise into a fulltime business and opened her own Spa in Manhattan. After working as a hand and nail product consultant for Cutex and L'Oreal, she developed her signature line of nail products for mass distribution in late 1999. Today, Firozé is at the Longboat Key Club as a Skin & Nail Care Specialist!

Other Spa Therapists

Patty Jones, Sarah Schmitz Michelle Terracciano, and Dana Angle

Barbara Bertelle

Aerobics Instructor/Fitness Manager

Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor, Barbara Bertelle comes to Longboat Key with an extensive background in both. She has trained and taught in New York. She holds certifications from AFAA, Ace Personal Training, Kick boxing, Johnny G Spinning, Step, Polestar Pilates, Yoga and Powerflex. She has taught Wellness Programs, Continuing Education, Senior Fitness, and Corporate Fitness Classes. Barbara's high energy and enthusiasm make her classes a big hit. Sign-up early or miss out on the fun!

Alisa Zavala

Personal Trainer

Originally from Hawaii, Alisa moved to California to attend California State College for Sports Medicine. After graduating from California State, Alisa focused on teaching college level Physical Education, operating a personal training company, as well as raising two athletes of her own, involved in swimming and tennis. Alisa is certified through AFAA, NFPT, and NASM for personal training and AFAA for group exercise and AEA for aquatics. She is also certified in LeBarre, Piloxing, Yogafit, and Pilates Coach certified.

John Olander

Personal Trainer

We are pleased to announce that John Olander in the Fitness Center Department has successfully completed Fitness Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute training. He is also TPI golf Level 1 and TPI junior Level 2. I may add that he is the ONLY TPI level 3 in all of the Sarasota area! We are very proud to have him on our team.