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Nina Milano has helped define the luxury spa experience in The Triangle. Her flagship spa, La Therapie in Cary, is one of the most established luxury spas in the area, celebrating over 16 years. Nina's deep understanding of a wide range of spa services has allowed her to curate a selection of services and procedures designed to honor both body and mind. Nina's impeccable standard for exceptional guest services ensures every client will discover the restorative respite a remarkable spa can provide.
Nina's passion for skincare started as a young woman in Croatia. Nina was exposed to the pinnacle of skin care while living in Europe, influenced by the cutting edge techniques used in the finest spas. Nina moved to New York City to attend both the Christine Valmey School of Aesthetics and the renowned Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology, becoming a sought-after Licensed Aesthetician. As an aesthetician, Nina worked in luxury spas and medical aesthetic centers, deepening her understanding of how to best provide spa services. Nina continues to expand her expertise with ongoing educational training and by attending global conferences about the latest and safest procedures in medical aesthetics.
In 2002. Nina opened La Therapie Spa. By 2004, her following had grown significantly, allowing Nina to bring her dream of opening a world-class spa to reality. La Therapie was transformed into a 5000 square foot oasis, with beautiful appointments, large relaxation rooms, cutting-edge procedure rooms and highly trained spa professionals. La Therapie was one of the first spas in Cary to offer medical aesthetics, CoolSculpting, body contouring and anti-aging solutions such as injectables and laser services to their guests. La Therapie Spa has earned countless awards and has been featured on area news programs for the state-of-the-art services offered. Additionally, executives and entertainers from around the world visit La Therapie Spa when spending time in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area.
By 2007, Nina opened her next luxury retreat in Raleigh; Lorena Luca Spa and Med Aesthetic Clinic in Cameron Village. Like La Therapie, Lorena Luca provides remarkable treatments and outstanding guest experiences.
Look for Nina at one of her spas or find her bustling from community events to philanthropic efforts, as she is an active member of The Triangle community. Nina enjoys spoiling her pets, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and friends.
Dr. Franklin is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of Franklin Plastic Surgery. Dr. Franklin is Medical Director of La Therapie Spa in Cary and Lorena Luca Spa and Med Aesthetic Center in Raleigh. Dr. Franklin specializes in offering the latest surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures. From mommy-makeovers, breast augmentation, facelifts and body contouring to breast cancer reconstruction, Mohs defects, and other unique reconstructive challenges. Dr. Franklin provides a different plastic surgery experience; comprehensive state of the art aesthetic and reconstructive options, coupled with personalized attention to detail. Dr. Franklin's unique and personalized approach helps deliver restorative wellness both inside and out.
Dr. Franklin has over ten years of plastic and reconstructive surgical experience. He began his career at a busy Level 1 Trauma Center with diverse clinical responsibilities. He served as Medical Director of the Craniofacial Clinic at Vidant Medical Center, taught medical students and other healthcare professionals as an adjunct clinical professor in the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, and cared for an array of patients – both in the academic arena and within his own practice.
Dr. Franklin embraces community involvement. He passionately supports the arts, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Operation Oligo Cure, and serves as a Board Member of The Pretty in Pink Foundation – an organization dedicated to helping women pay for breast cancer treatment. Dr. Franklin honors the old decree, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”
Catherine Prestley keeps La Therapie Spa running smoothly with her charming elegance and extensive industry expertise. Consistently leading the spa to award-winning customer service recognition, Catherine ensures every guest’s experience is a truly luxurious escape. Catherine has her finger on the pulse of the latest industry trends and services with ongoing continuing education. Her eye for detail makes certain every aspect of La Therapie is pristine.
Catherine began her career in the spa industry over twelve years ago. Catherine quickly rose to the position of Spa Director, with her dynamic leadership and forward thinking goals and strategies. Her kind smile and magnetic personality help her lead a team made up of The Triangles best technicians. Catherine thoroughly enjoys making every client feel valued and welcome. Catherine is a Raleigh native and a perfect example of southern hospitality.
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.