It might not be a surprise that a two-time Olympic freestyle skier would visit Crystal Mountain. It is a ski resort, right? However, if I told you she wasn’t visiting for the snow or the slopes that might be a bit of a twist. She’s actually here for the spa.
Michelle Roark competed in the Olympic Games held Turin, Italy and Vancouver, British Columbia. She won a silver medal in the 2003 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships and has six World Cup victories since 1999. This world-class athlete will be at Crystal Spa on Thursday, December 11 (2-7pm) sharing the fruits (or as it happens fragrance) of her other great labor, chemical engineering.
That’s right, next to all those medals for her accomplishments in skiing hangs a degree in chemical engineering and the interesting part is how her life in skiing groomed the way to this new passion. Michelle believes that skiing is about being in tune with the five senses. Judging by her success in the sport you would think each was finely honed but one was more elusive to capture than the others. Sight, sound, touch and taste were in harmony but when she couldn’t find the right fragrance, she developed her own.
Roark’s pursuit to harness the fifth sense led to six years of research and the establishment of Phia Labs. What she found was that the complex molecular structures of nature’s purest ingredients can have a profound effect on a person’s wellbeing, inspiring adventure, focus, balance, imagination and confidence. Each of the five categories can be found on the Phia Energy Spectrum (be sure to give it a look on their website) which classifies the essential oils of plants, flowers and herbs to create a bouquet with distinct purpose to suit each person’s specific needs.
Meet the two-time Olympian and learn more about Phia at the Crystal Spa Open House on December 11. The event is FREE to attend (advanced reservation requested but not required) and includes mini-treatments, food and the chance to win one free treatment per month at Crystal Spa for an entire year!