Emily Sanders, LMT Future Owner & Founder of Ilaria Salon and Spa; 

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Manager of the Denver Chapter of the Remember Betty Foundation

  • Entrepreneur

  • Mom to Jason and Jordyn

  • Dance Mom

  • X-Professional Las Vegas Dancer

  •  Activist

  • Stronger and More Determined Than Ever!

As with anyone, there are many chapters in my life.  I moved to Las Vegas, NV when I was 20 years old and was a dancer/showgirl for 10 years!  I also have extensive business management and customer service operations as I worked for 16 years in the credit card call center industry as an operations manager, compliance manager as well as sales supervisor.  I later became a massage therapist so I could stay closer to home and be with my children.  As a massage therapist I have worked with Chiropractors, Low-end Spas, High-end Spas and on my own working my private practice called Therapeutic Measures Massage Therapy in a Salon Suites Concept.  

I started conceptualizing this ever-evolving business plan in 2014.  In 2016 I began working with an investor/partner that I met with through my private practice.  Her name was Debbie and she was the founder of an hourly child care center that franchised 9 times over throughout the Denver area.  She was so very excited to work with me.  However, 2 weeks after we started, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She fought hard and long but she lost this fight November 20, 2017.  I promised her I would never give up on opening this business.  

This is MY TIME.  I have the perfect building, the perfect space and I am looking forward in getting started with construction and the subsequent opening of Ilaria Salon and Spa.  I am strong and determined more than ever to get this business up and running.  It will drastically change the lives of so many women in this industry.