Welcome to The Spa at Saco Mills where the mission is to provide you with a unique and rejuvenating experience. Each of our menu selections are tailored to your individual needs and preference. Our highly trained therapist offer time-honored therapies that will leave you feeling renewed and centered. Every moment that you are a guest is another moment towards your healing experience. From the sanctuary to the treatment room you are met with a peaceful, quiet environment meant to help guide you through your unique journey into harmony.
Located In the historical Saco Maine, overlooking the beautiful Saco River.
Come early and relax in our private sanctuary where you can enjoy locally sourced spa snacks and our selection of relaxing & therapeutic teas from around the world.
Experience to back up excellence
~Our beautiful and highly trained therapist from left to right..Nikki, JayJay, Haley, Av
A little About the Owner of The Spa at Saco Mills
~Janette JayJay Johnson
My name is Janette but let's assume we'll be good friends so call me JayJay.
I was raised in Southern Maine but I spent most of my young adult life traveling the world and eventually landing in
Hawaii. Hawaii was a life changing experience from Iao Valley and the fresh running springs and the plethora of
life in the oceans outside my front door. I felt connected with nature and it brought me untold peace and a deeper passion
for life. I wanted this for every one, the sense of serenity I felt when I was swimming with turtles and sharks or under a
waterfall hearing the birds singing their morning tunes. I thought, how? How could I recreate this feeling? This led me
to take a deeper dive into holistic Aesthetics and I discovered my love for Massage Therapy. The power to heal the mind and body with my own two hands through Aesthetics and Massage combined was nothing short of magical.
Utilizing the experiences, tools and guidance of past chapters in my life I put this new knowledge to work.
At the Spa at Saco Mills each and every treatment is an extension of myself and the experiences I have gained from you and the many chapters of this life that lead me here.
Thank you all, yes, you the clients! For giving me the tools I needed over the years to create this home away from home for you.
Thank you for providing me with the countless opportunities to improve and hone my craft. Thank you for giving me the honor and privilege to provide space during some of your most trying times and some of your happiest. I am proud to be a part of your journey and you mine.
~Meet Our Incredible Team
Hello there! My name is Avalon, but please, everyone calls me Av.
I was raised in Bar Harbor, Maine (Acadia National Park), and after years of vigorous, competitive swimming and softball, and a very annoyed mother I received my first professional massage in a spa when I was 12. It was over, I was hooked. Immediately after graduating high school I knew bodywork was my calling, and I headed to Costa Rica!
The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy broadened my horizons more than I ever thought possible. The educators, and my peers didn’t just teach me how to do a job, they gave me a passion for it. Swedish massage is of course on my menu, but my specialty and my passion is Thai Massage.
I keep the magic of Costa Rica with me, but I have been back on the East Coast and practicing ever since I completed massage school in 2017. I, being a broke 18 year old, went back home to start massaging in Bar Harbor, but with work being so seasonal that far north I moved down to Portsmouth, New Hampshire after a year and a half.
Since being in Portsmouth, I’ve been working at the world renowned Cliff House and Spa, and have started my own mobile massage business and Bodywork. I’m so excited to now be here at the Spa at Saco Mills and bring the Saco/Biddeford area a new style of massage.
-Avalon K. LMT
Hello my name is Nicole but you call me Nikki. Since graduating from massage school in 2005 I began to travel with it. Vail, CO. Martha's Vineyard, MA. Mendocino,CA, St Thomas USVI. And now back in southern Maine where I grew up... To fondly remember a few. For the last 3 years I have been massaging and living on a small island in the Caribbean. Water Island, USVI.
I have had the pleasure of learning and working in many of the different professional environments you might imagine; as an employee at a high end spa to independent massage therapist. Solo beach massages to groups of 20. From working out of one location to traveling to many. I love it all. But I am particularly fond of being able to partake in the workings and collaboration of a spa. There is nothing like it. When the organization behind the scenes comes together to create a professional and clean environment fed by the diversity of clients and practitioners. It is a synchronicity that one can feel physically, and in a space providing healing and care for another this is a basic requirement that must be provided. For the biology/the body, this type of space is incredibly important, to feel safe and cared for while you are receiving any type of treatment protects all in this type of space.
The style of massage that has evolved over the years I describe as intuitive deep tissue and therapeutic massage. Deep massage work has the potential to find and release core muscle lines in the body, It can release the fascial system and create more comfortable space in the body.
It is a priority that each person knows how important they are to any of the work anyone is providing them. Communication is an incredibly important key, especially when it comes to deep muscular work... Preference, pain tolerance, mood, physical discomfort, and intention will be different in each session, it's important to communicate this... And hydrate!
Hi I’m Haley, I grew up in Vermont, moved to Maine in two thousand fourteen and started my massage journey shortly afterwards.
While on the search for my spa family I’ve experienced and honed my skills at many facilities like the Westin Spa, Old Port Fitness and the Cliff House.
My passion is mainly deep tissue and sports massage. I am currently continuing my education and training in neuromuscular therapies.
I am so excited to be here contributing to this amazing team at The Spa at Saco Mills.
~Haley Corliss LMT
Please Welcome Aaron to the team.... more coming soon!
~We can't wait to make your day~