About

Vickiann Hicks

Founder

Massage therapist, educator and businesswoman, Vickiann Hicks’ goal is to touch thousands of lives not only with healing, therapeutic massage, but also by teaching, enabling and encouraging new careers.

Vicki Hicks is the owner of Corporate Health Connection (CHC) and the Massage Academy of the Poconos (MAP). Vickiann graduated from Morris Institute of Natural Therapeutics in 1988 and has since pursued her quest for knowledge by earning numerous certifications.

Her education has included coursework in stress management, health maintenance, positive psychology, nursing, mindfulness based stress reduction, coaching, and mind body therapies. She is a licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania, Virginia, U S Virgin Islands, Texas, Maryland, NCBTMB Board Certified and holds dual citizenship with the United States and Italy.

She is the director of a  Massage Therapy Training school which is licensed by the PA Department of Private Licensed Schools. She also holds a honors award (2006), AMTA Outstanding Board Member Award. She was a Past Eastern District Rep for the American Massage Therapy Association PA Chapter. Her expertise is in Spa wellness development, consulting, and recruiting.

She has developed and implemented massage/spa wellness for corporations (on-site chair massage), resorts, hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, and trade show events.

With expertise in operating leadership in the spa and hospitality industries, we come to your company with a global relationship network that will support your company’s domestic and international expansion plans. As your company looks to continue to innovate and expand, Vicki will also collaborate and bring extensive expertise in spa business management, marketing, retailing, and operations.

In 1995 she contracted with Cove Entertainment Resorts in the Pocono Mountains. Vickiann has been running their three Spa Wellness Programs which totals 600 guest suites between all three locations. During that time she has provided over 150,000 spa services and oversees a staff of over 40 spa and wellness professionals. In 2003 Vickiann developed a curriculum and opened a Pennsylvania State licensed, 670 hour massage school for aspiring massage therapists. The academy has graduated more than 150 students and runs yearly continuing education courses for therapists.

In 2009 she developed a 5,400 sq. ft. wellness center for the Stroudsburg, Pa community which has provided thousands of spa services including massage, facials, acupuncture, naturopathy, yoga and chiropractic services.

In 2012 she partnered with Dr. Anthony Gurciullo, a chiropractor since 1997. Together they developed the Spa Service Ahh La Carte concept. Years of wellness experience allows their companies the ability to offer safe and effective spa wellness services.

On a personal side, loves spending time with her two beautiful grand daughters and she continues to touch lives with her active involvement with local fundraisers. She has traveled to Guatemala to offer “Massage with a Mission” to missionaries and the people they were serving. She continues to sponsor children and teens through Deep Stream Ministries to obtain an education in Guatemala.

1988

Graduated from Morris Institute of Natural Therapeutics

1995

Vickiann contracted with Cove Entertainment Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

2003

Vickiann developed a curriculum and opened a Pennsylvania State licensed school for aspiring massage therapists

2006

Receives AMTA Outstanding Board Member Award

2009

Vickiann developed a 5,400 sq. ft. wellness center for the Stroudsburg, Pa

2012

Vickiann partnered with Dr. Anthony Gurciullo

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Vickiann Hicks can be reached at 570-977-1900 or
via E-mail at vicki@spaahhlacarte.com or vicki@massageacademyllc.com.