Tao Wellness Med Spa

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Tao Wellness Med Spa

Where you can relax and enjoy life

I absolutely adore this spa. First, as soon as you walk in it’s absolutely beautiful, and you are treated like a queen. Besides that, the rooms that you’re in when they are performing these amazing massages are absolutely gorgeous, they even have a little bathroom with a shower. I have been to a couple other spas, but nothing is like this one.
April Page
Tampa, Florida
Amy started as a solopreneur massage establishment in 2004. The business continued to grow over the years. Amy decided to expand and offer a wider variety of services. Amy’s Day Spa opened in October 2010 as a Full Service Day Spa offering skin care, massage, nail care, salon services, waxing, & body treatments. The spa is committed to using organic & natural products free of harmful toxins & chemicals. All products used are available to take home from the spa boutique. We are proud to use Eminence Skin Care, Farm House Fresh, Pure Fiji, and Organic Bath & Body products in all services.

The spa boutique offers Voluspa and TAO candles, unique handmade jewelry, bath bombs, bath salts, Yoga Balm, and herbal heat wraps. Each season we create new services to keep the menu fresh and exciting. 

In 2022, Amy decided to rebrand the spa as TAO Wellness Med Spa to add aesthetic medical services to the menu.  She recently received a Bachelor’s in Nursing and plans to obtain her Nurse Practitioner license.  TAO Wellness Med Spa offers a monthly membership to make it more affordable to continue your wellness journey on a regular monthly basis.

Our goal is to make sure you receive the personal attention you deserve. You will leave rejuvenated, relaxed, and refreshed!

Meet Our Team

Spa Owner & Medical Team

Amy Hathcox

Amy Hathcox

Amy started her education with a B.S. in Biology and received her massage license in 1999. She decided to open Amy’s Day Spa to provide these wonderful services to South Tampa. She continued her education in 2009 by becoming licensed in esthetics. Amy recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing to fulfill the vision of adding medical spa services and transforming to TAO Wellness Med Spa. She has a love for the industry and strives to provide exceptional service and maintain a highly educated and experienced staff.

Cassandra Turchany, PA-C

Cassandra Turchany, PA-C

Cassandra is an NCCPA board-certified and Florida State Licensed Physician Assistant trained in a wide range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical procedures. She has been doing these procedures since 2019 and specializes in injectables, lasers, and combination therapies for various aesthetic and medical conditions. She has a continuous drive to perfect her skills with the ultimate goal of helping her patients look and feel their best. Cassandra is Tampa born and raised. She loves scuba diving and is a classically trained pianist for over 25 years. She has a loving fiance and an adorable chocolate labrador puppy that completes her.

Joseph Castellano

Joseph Castellano, MD

Joseph Castellano, MD

Dr. Joseph Castellano is a native Floridian where he grew up in the Tampa Bay area. After attending Jesuit High School, he attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 2000, graduating with honors.

He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of South Florida in 2005. During medical school he received clinical honors In Surgery, and received the Watson Clinic Award for best research by a medical student.

 From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Joseph Castellano completed his first two years of General Surgery residency at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital. From 2007-2010, he completed his residency training in General Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery in 2010, and is also board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Castellano has now returned home and has opened a new practice in Tampa, Florida focusing on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

Dr. Castellano is actively involved in research for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is currently a member of the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

  • The American College of Surgeons

  • The American Medical Association

    We are happy to have Dr.Castellano as the  medical director of TAO Wellness Med Spa!

Manager & Administrative Staff

Ingrid LLerena

Ingrid LLerena

Ingrid has over a decade of experience as a manager. Tao Wellness Med Spa is the perfect location to utilize her leadership skills and help lead the wonder team of providers at this location. Ingrid also a Licensed Massage Therapist and has over 13 years of experience in the health and wellness field and over 2 years of experience as an educator.  She believes in the therapeutic aspect of Massage Therapy and how it can help heal your mind, body, and spirit through the power of touch. She has acquired several certifications in different modalities but is most skilled in Deep Tissue.

Customer Service Specialist/Patient Care Coordinator

Skylar Arriola

Skylar Arriola

My first job working at a spa was in 2019. I grew a great appreciation for the industry and knew I wanted to continue working at a spa. When I moved to Tampa in 2020 I started working at Amy’s day spa(now known as Tao Wellness Med Spa). All the staff is welcoming and professional, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. In my time working here, I am grateful for the loyalty and kindness I see from our clients. I love sharing knowledge on the services and products the spa offers and creating a relaxing and inviting reception experience. Now as the Lead Receptionist at Tao Wellness Med Spa, my goal is to work as a team to provide our clients with excellent customer service that enhances their visit.

Kayla Buckland

Kayla Buckland

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Cole Hathcox

Cole Hathcox

Cole is pursuing a business degree and is currently attending Hillsborough Community College.  Many of you have seen him running around the spa for many years & now you may see him helping you at the front desk! 

Licensed Massage Therapists

Jennifer Seco

Jennifer Seco

Jennifer is a dedicated massage therapist and aspiring holistic practitioner. My dream since young was to help people heal. I believe in helping people restore their health through massage, My drive to help people in a more organic aspect is truly my passion. This is my art where I can express my love I have for Holistic health!

Roberto Artze

Roberto Artze

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist that graduated from Altierus Career College in Tampa. For me, the most rewarding part of this profession is helping those in pain, recovering from an injury, or suffering from stress. It makes a great and positive impact on how I feel going to work each day.

Virgil Redd

Virgil Redd

Virgil is a young and aspiring holistic practitioner and began his path into holistic health field through massage. Virgil believes that through maintaining a simple and balanced lifestyle everyone can achieve optimal health and strives to help each of his clients do so.

Licensed Estheticians

Julia Howey

Julia Howey

Julia attended the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa and is TAO Wellness Med Spa's Lead Esthetician. “Skincare has always been a huge passion for me and I personally believe it can change a person’s confidence and overall well-being. It is so important to me to be completely present, purposeful, and perform with intention in all that I do and practice. You can guarantee my heart will always be in it. I will always be motivated to continue to learn and increase my knowledge of skincare, nutrition, and overall health to help people become the best version of themselves.”

Skylar Arriola

Skylar Arriola

My interest in skincare started when I was dealing with adult hormonal acne. Through research and working the front desk at the spa I learned so much and eventually decided to go to school for esthetics.I graduated from Cortiva Institute's Para-Medical Esthetician program in 2021. My professional approach to skincare is always keeping your skin happy and healthy with personalized treatments and home care routines that work for YOU. My passion drives me to expand my knowledge for skin and learn new skills to advance my techniques. I strive to create a relaxing, effective and educational experience for my clients to make them feel at home in their skin and inspire them to fall in love with skincare.

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Licensed Cosmetologists

Guillermo Medina

Guillermo Medina

Guillermo has been a licensed cosmetologist for many years. He is an expert in cut & color perfection, make-up, up-do’s & keratin treatments. He has worked at Tao Wellness Med Spa since July 2010.

Marketing/Social Media

Cole Hathcox

Cole Hathcox

Cole has always had an outgoing personality, creative mind, with a love for the camera which made him perfect for handling the TAO Med Spa Social Media. He is pursuing a business degree and is currently attending Hillsborough Community College.  Many of you have seen him running around the spa for many years & now you may see him helping you at the front desk! Please feel free to give him your stories! 

Michelle Buckland

Michelle Buckland
Michelle is the Founder and CEO of Socialvive Marketing. She has 5 years of being in business bringing her clients brand to life through Social Media Marketing Consulting and Management. Prior to starting her journey as an entrepreneur back in 2018, Michelle handled the Marketing Operations at Tampa Bay Furnishings as their Marketing Director.
 
As her passion to help other woman small business owners in 2017, Michelle joined Working Women of Tampa Bay and now serves as an Ambassador and assisted as a Digital Marketing Coordinator for the organization. She joined the TAO Med Spa team as our Social Marketer shortly after. Michelle believes that social media works best when you are having fun! She loves collaborating with others and see her clients succeed.