MEET THE EXPERTS
Where the Passion Begins
Eileen Fleming co-founded The Buff Day Spa in 2002 and now is the sole owner. With over 16 years of industry experience, Eileen's drive and passion have made The Buff Day Spa into Dublin's most successful day spa, achieving phenomenal growth year on year. Having won numerous industry awards, most recently the All-Star Business Accreditation, Eileen is passionate about business growth, professional development and raising standards within the industry as a whole.
Heidi's career started back in 1996 and left the UK to study and work as a fitness instructor in New Zealand. After qualifying, she went back to the UK and opened Richard Branson’s first corporate gym in London. From there, her sea legs were calling and hopped on her first ship at 19 years of age to sail the seven seas as a fitness instructor in the on-board spa. Working closely with beauty and massage therapists and hairdressers it wasn’t long before she grasped a real understanding of the spa business as a whole. From there Heidi was promoted to a spa manager, and developed spas to ensure they were meeting and exceeding high targets, training and mentoring large teams and managing all elements of the spa business. Heidi finished the last two years at sea on the famous QE2 and went on to the Maldives to continue the opening and development of the spa at The One and Only Reethi Rah. From there she came to Ireland and managed the Aghadoe Heights Spa in Killarney and Inchydoney Lodge and Spa in Cork. Heidi's true passion has always been training and development so in 2013 where she set up her own training and consultancy business for spas.