Victoria House Resort & Spa is blessed not just with beautiful and timeless surroundings, but with wonderful, talented, and incredible people who pursue their passions in working with us.
Jennifer Ingvolstad, Spa Manager at Victoria House Spa, is one of those people. After finishing massage therapy school in America’s Twin Cities and opening her own Minneapolis-based practice, Ingvolstad’s career would take her to Cayo, Belize where she studied under her mentor, Rosita Arvigo.
“My practice in Minneapolis had primarily become the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy,” she explains, “and I wanted to go further and spend some time in the culture where the work comes from.”
What was intended to be a learning experience for a season quickly evolved into splitting her time between Minneapolis and Belize, where she fell in love with the lifestyle and community of San Pedro. Ingvolstad continued her practice for few years before permanently moving back to Ambergris Caye in Spring 2016 to help start up and manage Victoria House Spa.
“Right now, everything is still new and exciting,” says Ingvolstad, who says she had a great time helping to develop the menu of services and select products for Victoria House Spa. “I have enjoyed getting back to working with clients on an ongoing therapeutic level.”
When asked what her favourite thing is about working at Victoria House Spa, Ingvolstad is quick to talk about the other staff.
“I most enjoy everyone I work with, working together as a team,” she says. “And of course, the beauty of my surroundings. The view of looking out over the grounds to the sea continues to amaze me.”
VICTORIA HOUSE SPA
Hours of operation
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, seven days a week.
Phone: (011) 501-226-2067
In-person: Stop by the Victoria House Spa between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM or visit the front desk between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM and we’d be happy to make arrangements for your spa experience.