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Russian-born Spa Owner Finds Success in Philly

By: Emily Keats
Posted: July 23, 2008, from the August 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Currently, The Body Klinic maintains three sites, which are updated every three months, and publicizes new specials. According to the article, Brodsky now brings in nearly $10,000 a month from Web-based sales alone.

When not working in her spa, Brodsky can be found traveling throughout Europe, attending seminars and trade shows to learn new techniques for facials, massages and other treatments. She explained that, in her opinion, American spas take on more of a day spa schedule and those in Germany are of a more “country club” or destination spa variety.

Brodsky would like to add couples massages to her menu, but indicated she would need to have a sunroom that is very bright and sunny. “People enjoy having services together, so we need a special room,” she explains. She also hopes to expand her makeup department, which currently features jane iredale mineral makeup.

Not only is Brodsky devoted to making sure each and every one of her clients leaves The Body Klinic completely satisfied with her services, but she also truly wants her clients to learn about their skin and how to take care of it. Her primary goal, she says, is to teach people how to attend to their skin and to answer any questions they may have.

As for future plans, this ambitious, Russian-born spa owner would like to open a second spa within the next year. On a personal level, Brodsky says that through her experiences as a businesswoman, she’s “learned to be more careful, diplomatic and patient”—inside or outside the spa.