Relax and unwind at the most luxurious spa in Michigan. We provide the total spa experience by paying tribute to the beautiful people and environment of the Upper Peninsula. Let us introduce you to our staff and give you a virtual tour of what to look forward to at the Drift Spa.  

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As you come off the elevators onto the 2nd floor of the hotel Palm tower, you will enter the Oasis of the spa.

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Front Desk

Welcome to your Drift Spa destination where your total spa experience awaits.

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All hair and nail care services are offered in the Salon.

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Birch Room

The Birch room is one of two single massage therapy rooms. Massage services such as our Drift Away, Therapeutic and Hot Stone treatments can also be customized and upgraded to include aromatherapy and/or yoga balm products.

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Cedar Room

The Cedar room is a special room for couples receiving services together. This deluxe room is perfect to relax, have champagne and enjoy each other’s company. To book this room, choose any two of our massage services and get a complimentary upgrade.

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Tranquility Room

The Tranquility room is your space to relax as you wait for your service provider. Here you will have access to our complimentary amenities such as tea, infused lemon water and nuts.

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Our salt water pool also includes a hot tub and sauna where you have full access with any service (excluding Salon services) $55 or more during spa hours. Stay in the Island Hotel for spa after hour access (must 18+ to enter pool room). 

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Pedicure Stations

Relax your tired feet in our jetted pedicure tubs. If you just need an express service or you have the time for that extra pamper, choose a special featured scent, let us exfoliate and renew your feet before you go. Jets are removed, cleaned and sprayed to the highest sanitation standard.

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Locker Rooms

Lockers rooms are available for both women and men. Equipped for each client is a locker to store and lock any personal items. Shower rooms are also available fully equipped with shampoo, conditioner and body wash in dispensers. Extra amenities such as razors, shaving cream, comb, brushes and female products are easily accessible.

Our Amazing Staff



Esthetician / Makeup Artist / Wax Specialist

2015 graduate of Paul Mitchell school in Escanaba, MI. Aliesha has been an Esthetician for the Drift Spa since 2019. Her knowledge in aesthetics comes from specializing in dermatology in Marquette. She continued her journey in her field by training in body waxing and earned her certifications in makeup artistry with airbrushing, lash and brow tinting, brow lamination, lash perming, sunless spray tanning, and as a certified Hydrafacialist. Aliesha’s most enjoyable part about her job is seeing results and making her clients feel beautiful. “Each skin type is so different, being able to customize treatments and see a transformation is rewarding.”



Nail Technician/Esthetician

Alex is a 2014 graduate of the Renaissance Academy of Beauty in Escanaba. Her specialties at the Drift Spa include pedicures, manicures, facials, and body treatments. Alex cites her inspiration for entering her field as a love for helping people feel confident in themselves. Her favorite parts of her job include helping people find self-confidence, and the excitement of learning new things in the ever-revolving industry.



Nail Technician/Esthetician

Dana has over 5 years experience as a nail technician following her education at the PM School of Cosmetology arts and Sciences in Escanaba. This, combined with her esthetics education from the Academy of Beauty Professionals in Green Bay WI and following two years of experience as an esthetician provide her with a solid foundation of knowledge in her fields. Dana cites her inspiration for going into her line of work as wanting to help people in a unique way. She loves her work, and does not feel that her career feels like a job at all, but a hobby.



Cosmetologist / Massage Therapist

Hometown girl of Powers, MI, Darla went to school at North Central High. She was first inspired to go into the field of Cosmetology when she studied under a local hairdresser during her Junior and Senior year of high school. She graduated from a cosmetology school in Green Bay in ’87 and returned to her hometown to work. When a Chiropractor came in, Darla was then motivated to move into Massage Therapy where she graduated from the Marquette School of Massage in ‘05. She has then continued to provide many services under her license and profession in skin care. Darla always knew that no matter what services that she would offer, it was always with the intention of helping people be happy while looking and feeling good.



Massage Therapist

Isabella was inspired to become a massage therapist due to growing up and learning under her grandfather’s practice in massage therapy. This background led her to pursue an education at Bay College, where she graduated from in 2022. Although she is new to the spa, Isabella has worked for the Island Resort and Casino since 2019. Isabella finds the mechanics of the body fascinating and enjoys utilizing muscular trigger points and myofascial release therapy. Her goal is find any problem area and create long-lasting pain free results. As she continues her practice in sports massage and cupping, Isabella also offers body treatments and scalp massage.



Massage Therapist

Jamie is a 2022 Graduate of the Five Elements Academy in Houghton, MI. Her passion for massage therapy stems from an interest in natural and holistic healing . Jamie loves to encourage self love and self care and has found a career where she can help clients connect with their own mind, body, and spirit. Her areas of expertise include working out trigger points and sore muscles. She loves to provide her clients an environment where they can be comfortable enough to drift into slumber, and takes pride in being a part of the mental and physical relief massage provides.



Massage Therapist

2007 North Central High School graduate Kayleh knew at a young age that she wanted to become a Massage Therapist. She cared for her friends and family during high school, especially the ones that were involved in sports or at the mill. Her family is a longtime owner of a local saw mill where she has worked for many years. Immediately after graduation, she went on to school at Marquette School of Massage (Bay Campus) earning her degree in massage therapy.

Kayleh then decided to continue her education at Bay College and Central Michigan University, working on her Business degree in Administration. As the industry grew, she decided to go back to a massage school at East/West Healing Arts Institute in Milwaukee, where she earned her second certification in 2020. She hopes to someday go back to school for the third time to collect her license in the field of aesthetics and open her own business in the future.

Kayleh offers the Drift Spa sports massage, reflexology and working on lymphatic practice. Her caring personality and desire to heal ensures her clients are placed in good hands.



Esthetician / Lash Specialist / Makeup Artist

Samantha is a 2020 Graduate from the Arizona School of Cosmetology and licensed through the state of Michigan. She went to school to become a lash extension artist and quickly fell in love with skincare, waxing and brow/lash tinting. Samantha started with the Drift Spa as a spa coordinator, familiarizing and educating herself with booking appointments and a wide range of knowledge with products and all other services. She has quickly moved into being a service provider while also adding a new service to the spa with her expertise in Lash Extensions. She enjoys learning new things and strives for perfection.



Cosmetologist / Nail Technician / Bridal & Event Stylist

Whitney has been with the Drift Spa at opening date of April 2016. Her passion for cosmetology enhanced as she graduated from the Renaissance Academy of Beauty in 2012. With her 10+ years of experience, she performs a large variety of services in the salon, including top of the line haircare services, coloring, facial waxing, lash/brow tinting, and facials. Whitney specializes in event and bridal styling featuring her work at many bridal and runway shows including “It’s Your Day Bridal Expo”. She hones in on close connections to the tribal community and dedicates her time with the people. Whitney loves all aspects of her profession, enjoys meeting and creating new clients, and pampering guests to give them the total spa experience.

Experience the Drift Spa

Drift Spa Menu

If it is your first time at Drift Spa, please take a moment to read our Policies & F.A.Qs. to know what to expect.

All Float Therapy guests will be asked to complete the Float Therapy Liability Waiver prior to services upon arrival.

Food & Spirits Menu