Read about how one of our very own employees is impacting women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Once a month, at a spa outside Boston, women undergoing treatment for cancer and other chronic conditions gather for an evening of pampering, connection and wellness. Called “Reflect and Restore,” guests are offered a soothing massage, a healing facial, and the gifts of therapeutic touch and relaxation compliments of kind spa professionals. Afterwards, they gather to hear from wellness experts on topics ranging from reiki and integrative health to yoga and meditation.
This monthly ritual was founded by Victoria Collotta, our Vice President of Professional Services and Education. At Silk, Victoria works with our spa and dermatology partners, and advises us on product development and positioning. You may know Victoria by her cheery smile and envious curls, which we often feature on our social media channels.
What you might not know about Victoria is that in addition to working at Silk, she is also a master esthetician and co-owner of jaie3 salon.spa.beautique in Medfield, MA, where she first founded Reflect and Restore three years ago.
“What started as a simple gesture to support others has evolved into a network of women who are able to encourage one another in a non-clinical setting,” said Victoria.
Her big-hearted idea also played an instrumental role in the origin story of Silk Therapeutics.
Three years ago, not long after founding the event, one of the women Victoria kindly invited to Reflect and Restore, unknowingly, was the sister-in-law of co-founder Dr. Greg Altman. Introductions were made, and Victoria, Greg and co-founder Dr. Beck Lacouture, also a cancer survivor, formed an instant connection. Realizing their kindred work and a shared mission to support health through better, cleaner skincare, Victoria soon joined Silk Therapeutics. She has been instrumental to the company ever since, and as part of our mission to give back, Silk Therapeutics has supplied the skincare to support Reflect and Restore’s spa treatments.
“I am grateful to have an opportunity to leave such a positive impact on guests,” Victoria added. “Many will return as volunteers after completing treatment, which is the most incredible validation I could ever ask for.”
“Reflect and Restore” is held on one Monday each month and dates vary. If you know someone who lives central to Boston and may be interested in attending, feel free to pass along information for jaie3 salon.spa.beautique (phone) 508-359-9099 or (email) firstname.lastname@example.org.