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.
As you come off the elevators onto the 2nd floor of the hotel Palm tower, you will enter the Oasis of the spa.
Welcome to your Drift Spa destination where your total spa experience awaits.
All hair and nail care services are offered in the Salon.
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.
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.
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.
Our salt water pool also includes a hot tub and sauna where you have full access with any service of $65 or more during spa hours. Stay in the Island Hotel for spa after hour access.
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.
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 for over a year. 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, lash perming, 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.
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 with also the profession in skin care. Darla always knew that no matter what services that she would offer, it was always in the intention of helping people to be happy while looking and feeling good.
Massage Therapist / Shiatsu Practitioner
Committed to quality comprehensive care, Katie is joyful to return to the area after working as a clinician for 10 years in Chicago. Katie serves the Drift Spa in all specialties of massage therapy, and is happy to support the harmonization of each individual that receives treatment.
Esthetician / Lash Specialist / Makeup Artist
Samantha is a 2020 Graduated from 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.
Tari has been a Massage Therapist for 15 years while also currently Certified as a Phlebotomist and Certified Medical Assistant, working as a nurse on surgical procedures. Tari’s history and experiences include working with chiropractors and doctors, trained as a physical therapist. Her years of working with the Drift Spa since its opening continue to offer the spa a diverse knowledge of medical background.
Cosmetologist / Nail Technician / Bridal & Event Stylist
Whitney has been with the Drift Spa at opening date of April 2016. Her passion of cosmetology enhanced as she graduated from the Renaissance Academy of Beauty in 2012. In her 8 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.