Nina Milano, founder of La Thérapie SPA AT PRESTON, moved to the United States from Croatia in 1993. She first lived in New York where she became a Licensed Aesthetician after attending the nationally recognized Christine Valmey School of Aesthetics and also the renowned Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology. She practiced aesthetics in New York for few years prior to moving to the Triangle in 1998.
Nina further honed her expertise in skin care working as a Licensed Aesthetician in physician office medical spas. She believes that skin care is a part of overall health care and that it is critical to use the very best skin care products and techniques in caring for the skin.

La Therapie Spa in Cary, 15 year anniversary.

In 2002, Nina opened La Thérapie SPA AT PRESTON with a very small staff and limited space. As her reputation grew, she realized that expansion was necessary. In January 2004, she opened her current facility, tripling the size of the spa to 5,000 square feet and increasing the staff to 20. La Thérapie SPA AT PRESTON has thrived due in large part to Nina’s constant research into new products, treatments and services. Nina travels annually to Europe, where spa trends normally originate. European treatments, especially in the area of skin care, use cutting edge technology and are generally very holistic in their approach.

Nina incorporates these advances in the treatment protocols and products used by the technicians at La Thérapie. Nina is both an owner and aesthetician, always in demand to a loyal group of clients, who have enjoyed her services and benefited from her superior knowledge of skin care for many years.

La Thérapie SPA AT PRESTON, under Nina’s guidance, has become the premier day spa in Cary, offering the most advanced treatments and services influenced by European trends. Nina, is committed to always providing the most advanced products and services to all clients of La Thérapie while educating them on the importance of caring for their skin.



The members of La Thérapie take tremendous pride in sharing their talent, vision and knowledge, helping each guest bring their unique style to life. Our expert team of Aestheticians, Massage Therapists, Nail Technicians and CoolSculpting Technicians are passionate about health, fashion, and beauty. Our goal is to provide the perfect balance of nurture and nature throughout every treatment you enjoy.

Our Guest Services team prides themselves on fulfilling guests’ needs through excellent customer care. Their dedication and focus begins at the initial greeting, is maintained throughout your visit, and concludes by making sure that you leave completely satisfied.

Our aestheticians specialize in helping clients achieve their best skin by using the latest in restorative and rejuvenating techniques. They also strive to educate and instruct clients on proper skincare and overall skin health. Their goal is to provide each client with a unique experience, tailored specifically to his or her individual needs.

Our Massage Therapy team consists of highly qualified Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists. Our team works with clients to understand and address issues of chronic tension in the body and the relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage.

Our Nail Experts understand the importance of perfectly groomed and cared for fingers & toes. Through natural nail care they will help you achieve the healthiest, most beautiful nails you’ve ever had.

Don’t take our word for it!

“I love the whole experience. And I don’t say that out of lack of creativity or because I’m indecisive, but to me, the beauty in a good facial or spa service is how all of the moving parts come together to create one harmonious experience, like beautifully orchestrated song. If the welcome isn’t warm at the front desk or if the facility isn’t clean, if the technician isn’t skilled or the products aren’t effective, then the notes are off key, melody is off and its more noise than music. For me, it’s a complete spa experience, a memory and just like a great song, I want to hear it again and again.” -La Therapie guest