From his early days in the hospitality industry, Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Burke Williams Santa Monica, Mike Essa, shares his inside scoop on maintaining self-care, inside and outside the body. Living by the Burke Williams mission statement, “We exist to transform your day,” Essa strives to create a tranquil and transformative environment for all guests to nourish, pamper, and indulge in self-care with every visit.
As much as our kids might hate them, baths have been a source of health and happiness for most of human history. Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers. The Romans built large communal facilities for bathing and socializing. The Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed spring water baths for sickness, a practice known as hydrotherapy.