AQUA Spa Team

AQUA Spa Manager Lloria Ross
Spa Manager Lloria Ross brings 25 years of customer service and management expertise to AQUA Spa. When you call or visit AQUA Spa you are always welcomed with genuine kindness and dedication to overall well-being inspired by Lloria’s leadership.

Lloria is committed to ensuring that each guest receives exceptional service before, during, and after their treatments. She enjoys promoting a tranquil spa experience, with an emphasis on focusing oneself in mind, body, and spirit.

A part of the AQUA team since 2014, Lloria vacationed on the Outer Banks with her family for many years prior to becoming a full time Southern Shores resident in 2009.

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AQUA Spa Lead Therapist Tony Francis


Lead Therapist Tony Francis has been with AQUA Spa since opening in 2008. Tony brings 20 years of massage and spa experience to AQUA. He possesses a passion for studying massage techniques and practicing their blissful therapies.

Tony is a graduate of Kine-Concept Institute in Montreal, Canada as a practitioner of Kinetic Swedish Massage. He received additional training in Polarity Therapy, MyoFascial Release, Russian Medical Massage and Deep Tissue massage as well as multiple trainings in spa therapies from the International Dermal Institute and other accredited international spa instructors.

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Massage Therapist Heidi Lynn Markert graduated in 2005 from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA, and has been a Massage Therapist at AQUA Spa since 2012. She is currently also pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

Heidi loves making people feel more relaxed and having them leave AQUA with a smile, and is passionate about the traditional Indian healing system of Ayurveda. She grew up happily spending time between the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach, and was a competitive bodyboarder for many years. Heidi said, “Who wouldn’t like to work on the water with amazing people? The sunsets aren’t terrible either. I couldn’t be happier!”



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Massage Therapist Mike Reynolds was raised in and has been playing on the Outer Banks since 1985. He graduated from the Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA in 2004, and has been a Massage Therapist at AQUA Spa for four years.

Mike specializes in Myo-Skeletal Alignment, a deep tissue modality developed by Dr. Eric Dalton, which is specifically designed to correct postural misalignment. These misalignments are the root cause of most pain for many clients. Mike has also been an instructor of Medical Massage since 2011, a career he has found very fulfilling.


AQUA Spa Massage Therapist Keith Seal


Massage Therapist Keith Seal graduated from the Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA in 2011 and has been a Massage Therapist at AQUA Spa for two years. He became a massage therapist to help people effectively learn to heal themselves, and specializes in therapeutic massage, blending Swedish and other stress relieving techniques.

Keith has been an Outer Banks resident since 1980, where he has instructed physical fitness classes for fifteen years, and has also studied martial arts for thirty years.




Nail Technician Larisa Nabatova is a 2010 graduate of the American Spirit Institute in Williamsburg, VA, and has been a Nail Technician at AQUA Spa since 2010. She specializes in natural nails, reflexology, and relaxation.

Larisa became a nail technician because she enjoys making people happy from the tips of their toes to the top of their head! She believes that creating and spreading beauty will make the world a better place, because beauty creates happiness. Larisa is from Russia where she received a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Omsk University in Siberia.



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Nail Technician Lyudmyla ‘Lyuda’ Naumova graduated from the American Spirit Institute in Williamsburg, VA. She has been a Nail Technician at AQUA Spa since 2013, where she specializes in natural nail care and shellac manicures.

Lyuda especially enjoys the creativity of Nail Technician artistry, and the satisfaction that comes from making her clients feel happy and rejuvenated after one of her treatments. Born in the Ukraine, Lyuda came to the United States for the first time on a student exchange program. She immediately fell in love with the Outer Banks and decided to make it her home.






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