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A popular expression in Zen painting, enso is a Japanese word signifying a circle. While the word has no single, fixed meaning, the expressive, brush ink circle symbolizes a moment when the mind is free enough to simply let the body create. For Spa Shiki, the enso circle symbolizes harmony, unity and community, the energy that we receive in giving.
Spa Shiki promises a top-rated resort spa experience for our guests, but our Spa Shiki staff is also dedicated to truly fulfilling what it means to live a spa-inspired life. The holistic philosophies behind spa therapy require attention to body, mind and soul.
At Spa Shiki, we regularly give back to our community, because when we give, we also receive.
A few of the organizations we support …
How we help …
On October 30, 2013, the entire tri-county CADV staff were pampered by Spa Shiki staff memebers who donated a service and lunch for each one of the volunteers. These ladies give countless hours to helping our community, and we were honored to give back to them. A special thanks to spa staff members Nancy G, Jessie M, Jessica S, Casey D, and Jane R for helping to make this happen!
Spa Shiki wins SpaFinder’s 2013 Readers Choice Award for Best Girlfriend Getaway and Best for Affordability. Ann accepted our award at the 2013 ISPA Conference in Las Vegas.
Spa Shiki Director Ann Brown served as the chair of the 12th Annual CADV Bruncheon, held at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Spa Shiki was a gold sponsor to the event, as well as Spa staff donating volunteer hours to help. The event is the single most successful fundraiser for CADV/VOC, providing vital funds to serve the local community. The brunch has annually welcomed a sold-out crowd since 2001. Money raised through the event supports the general operating funds for CADV/VOC.
Spa Shiki Director, Ann Brown, named one of Lake Lifestyle’s Magazine 2013 Top 10 Women of the Year. This prestigious award is given to women in the community who standout as leaders in business and the community. Nominees are judged based on several criteria; including community presence, ethical and moral values, and business innovation.
2014 marks our 4th consecutive year as a corporate sponsor of BBBS. We annually give 1K to be a corporate sponsor, and Mrs. Ann Brown is also a Board member. “This local BBBS program has grown so much over the past 4 years and we are elated to be a part of that growth.” says Mrs. Brown, Spa Shiki Director and BBBS Board member. Click here for more info.
During the 2011 holiday season, Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons encouraged spa guests and holiday shoppers to remember those who care for others – teachers, caregivers, community volunteers or those who work with people in need. Spa Shiki chose the Citizens Against Domestic Violence-Victim Outreach Center as the recipient of the spa’s holiday giving campaign. For every $100 gift card sold at Spa Shiki, the lakeside resort spa provided the purchaser with a bonus $10 gift card. Guests could donate their $10 bonus cards to the CADV-VOC, keep it or give to someone else. For every Spa Shiki gift card donated to the CADV, Spa Shiki matched it, up to $500. After the holidays, Spa Shiki presented the donated gift cards to the CADV.
Spa Shiki supports the CADV annual brunch as a corporate sponsor, plus donates countless volunteer hours to organizing the event, held at The Lodge of Four Seasons each October. The event is the single most successful fundraiser for CADV/VOC, providing vital funds to serve the local community. The brunch has annually welcomed a sold-out crowd since 2001. Money raised through the event supports the general operating funds for CADV/VOC.
Spa Shiki Supports Annual Kiwanis 5K
Each spring Spa Shiki staff turn out to run in Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast “Run for the Beach” 5K. In addition to participating in the event, Spa Shiki also serves as a gold event sponsor and helps to organize the event. “I am so excited to have Carol Schien, Spa Shiki Lead Massage Therapist, as the chair of the event in 2014 and I hope we have some record numbers of attendance. Kiwanis does so much for our local families and kids in need.” says Mrs. Ann Brown, past chair of the event for 4 consecutive years and Kiwanis member.
All funds raised by Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast stay in the local area. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The local club annually supports emergency relief for local children and families, as well as makes numerous local projects possible, such as the Terrific Kids Program at Mills Elementary, Builders Club, four $1500 annual college scholarships, Key Club at Osage High School and more. More than 150 runners and walkers turn out each year for this family-friendly event.
In October 2011, Spa Shiki hosted a “What’s in Your Makeup Bag?” beauty event and fundraiser for the Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victim Outreach Center. The event was held at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Guests who attended were asked to make a $10 donation to the CADV. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Spa Shiki partnered with La Bella Donna mineral makeup for the event. National makeup artist Jennifer Honeycutt from La Bella Donna discussed makeup ingredient decks, the benefits of minerals and the importance of sun protection, plus shared beauty secrets and application techniques.
In honor of National Yoga Month, September 2011, Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons (Lake of the Ozarks) will offer free-will donation classes throughout the month of September. National Yoga Month is a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services and designed to build awareness of yoga’s proven health benefits and provide people with actionable guidance and tools to enhance their well-being. This grassroots awareness campaign encourages and equips both youths and adults to focus on prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.
Spa Shiki Supports Joplin Recovery Efforts
To support recovery efforts in tornado-devastated Joplin, Mo. in May 2011, Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons matched up to $500 in donations from their guests. In addition, the spa rewarded guests who made a $5 donation by giving them 10 percent off a future 50 or 80-minute treatment of their choice. Guests who donated online at www.spashiki.com received $5 off their online retail order (not valid for gift certificate purchases).
Free Detox Seminar at Spa Shiki
In March 2011, Spa Shiki offered a free seminar on “Six Essential Steps to Wellness: All about Detox.” Spa Shiki’s health and fitness expert Todd Borron discussed the importance of detox, how to know if toxins are affecting your holistic (whole body) health, and strategies for detoxifying your body. Guests were educated on how looking at the root of problems can bring you to new levels of wellness and strength on all levels, physically and emotionally.
Spa Shiki presented a check for $110 to Lake Regional Hospital. Spa Shiki raised the funds by participating in the Lake Regional Breast Cancer Awareness Fair last October. At the event, Spa Shiki nail technicians offered express manicures to attendees for $10 each, with all money collected going to Lake Regional. Spa Shiki annually holds special fundraisers and events each October to raise awareness and money in the fight to end breast cancer, complementing The Lodge of Four Seasons’ long-standing history of support for Lake Regional and Ellis Fischel Hospital in Columbia.
A haircut meant more than a new ‘do during the 2010 holiday season at Haiku, the salon at Spa Shiki. The salon donated $10 for every cut-and-style appointment between the end of November and the end of December to the Hope House emergency aid center and food pantry at the Lake of the Ozarks. Haiku staff members presented the check for $390 to the Hope House.
Spa Director Ann Brown is runner up in the “Women Making a Mark in the Community” Contest
Ann was honored for everything that she does to help our community. The Lake Today said. “In her professional field, Ann has been elected by her peers to the Board of International Spa Association. She also serves on the International Spa Association Task Force and the Education Committee. Locally Ann is a board member of CADV, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Kiwanis. Spa Shiki generously sponsors or donates to events for the School of the Osage PTA, YMCA, HK’s Golf Tournament, the Ellis Fischel Gala, Hope House, CADV, Kiwanis (Run for the Beach) 5K and Big Brothers/Big Sisters events.” Congratulations Ann!
Lake Ozark Chef’s Healthy, Flavorful Approach Featured in American Spa Magazine
Spa Shiki/Lodge of the Four Seasons Executive Chef H. Joseph “Joe” Elliott is featured in the June issue of American Spa magazine. Leading his staff to offer healthy, flavorful fare at thepopular resort on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Chef Elliott shares his recipe for Seared Gulf Shrimp with Cellophane Noodles and Sweet Chili Sauce with readers.
Also serving as executive director of food and beverage operations for the resort, Chef Elliott studied at Pennsylvania Culinary School and worked at other top restaurants before joining the Spa Shiki/Lodge of the Four Seasons staff. He earned an A.O.S. in culinary arts from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts and graduated at the top of his class. From there, he went to work and run the kitchens of top hotels around the country, including The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in Pittsburgh, Penn.; The Westin Providence Hotel in Providence, R.I.; Westin Great Southern Hotel in Columbus, Ohio; and The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Ga. He was named Ohio Chef of the Year in 2004, competed in the 2008 Copper Skillet USA finals and achieved 3.5 stars by the Pittsburgh City Paper during his time at The Renaissance Pittsburgh.