About Us

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Sonoran Serenity Spa & Holistic Wellness Center, a privately owned local business, was founded in 2014 in one room in Downtown Tempe. As the vision of owner and founder Kiera Stroup took shape, she decided that her long-term goal was to establish a day spa and wellness center that was unique in its offerings and inclusive to all. One of the many things that make Sonoran Serenity Spa & Holistic Wellness Center different is the care of the client. Each client is treated respectfully and lovingly by the personal attention given to them during their entire experience. After they are warmly greeted by the receptionist, first time clients are asked to complete an intake form. When they go back for their treatment, time is taken reviewing the information and asking questions to get to know the client and expectations are set for the treatment. Kiera’s concern for the client, as well as her employees, provides a buffer time between each client, so this time is not taken away from the time on the table. For every treatment and service, the client is given their full time. A 1 hour treatment or service = 60 minutes, not 50. At the completion of the treatment or service there is no rush to get off the table. Clients are invited to take their time.

Please continue reading to learn more about Kiera and the team.

Our Team

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Kiera L Stroup, LE, LEI, LMT, RMT, CHt, Owner & Founder

Kiera is a Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Aesthetics Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Reflexologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Nutrition Specialist and owner and founder of Sonoran Serenity Spa & Holistic Wellness Center. Although she worked in the corporate world for almost 30 years, Kiera knew at the tender age of 25, that this was not who she was, however, wasn’t sure how to go...

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Davina Griego, LE, LMT, Co-Owner & Spa Team Manager

Davina is originally from Northern California, but has called Phoenix home since 1994. She is a graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and specializes in Swedish and Myotherapy massage. She is certified in Medical Massage and Myofascial Release as well. Knowing that no two people are alike, Davina customizes her sessions based on the individual's needs and concerns. She is dedicated to her work and strives to make every...

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Tony Naef, Front Desk Manager

Tony comes to us from a little of everywhere. After being born in Colombia and spending the first 3rd of his life in Switzerland, where he spoke French as his native language, he moved to Arizona with his parents in 1995. He has spent 15 years as a caregiver to a family member and has since been doing work in the pursuit of greater heights in the realms of kindness, healing and self discovery. In addition to this, Tony hopes to soon...

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Kat Thomas, LE, LMT, CLT, RYT

Originally from a tiny village in Bavaria, Germany, Kat moved to the U.S. with her family in 2007. She long had the dream of helping others feel better, be healthier, and first felt drawn to massage therapy as a way to do that. Kat graduated from the nationally accredited massage therapy program with a masters (over 1000 hours of training) in massage therapy at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, with specialization in myotherapy,...

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Sarah Randolph, LE, LMT

Native to Arizona, Sarah is a Dual Licensed Esthetician and Massage therapist. She graduated from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics in 2015 and Southwest Institute of healing Arts in 2017. She specializes in a variety of massage modalities: Swedish, Myotherapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Neck release, prenatal, and hot stone massage. She’s happy to work with clients to create customized Skin Therapies based on their...

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Holly Femrite, LMT

With 17 years of experience in massage, Holly has a well-rounded range of skills to offer you the ultimate therapeutic session. She has a massage license in both Colorado and Arizona. She comes to us from Colorado with a resilient passion and excitement for the craft of healing arts, and a background of Ayruvedic healing treatments.

Practicing with presence to hold a space for your needs, she is ready to give you a transformative...

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Samantha Whitmoyer, LE, LMT

Samy is a massage therapist and an esthetician who's had her massage license for over 10 years. She attended the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and graduated in 2011. She graduated from Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics (SWINA) in 2021. She is known for her relaxing and therapeutic work and can work deep in spots but mostly for trigger point areas. She is a firm believer in Aromatherapy and loves to use it in her...

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Claire Haskins, LE, Front Desk Specialist

Claire is an Arizona native and has always felt drawn to the beauty industry. Growing up, she and her twin enjoyed playing with hair, makeup, DIY skincare, and loved to make her friends feel good about themselves. Claire went on to attend The Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona in 2018. During her time at SMI, Claire developed a great connection to the art of healing & the ability to make people feel better. After connecting people to...

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Yami Acosta, LE, Front Desk Specialist

An Arizona native, Yami attended Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics (SWINA) and graduated in April of 2022. Now a Licensed Esthetician and Cosmetic Laser Tech, she found a passion for Waxing. Her motto is "no hair left behind!" She hopes to later attend SWIHA and become dual-licensed with Massage to be able to further help her future clients relax . When she has free time, she usually watches Anime or reality TV and also enjoys...

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Lauren Marple, LE, Front Desk Specialist

Born and raised in the beautiful desert landscape, Lauren attended Southwest Institute Of Natural Aesthetics, graduating in April 2022. Lauren is dual licensed as an Esthetician and Laser Technician. Always looking to gain more knowledge, Lauren is planning on learning massage therapy as well to further help others in the future. When younger her older sister Jackie was a massage therapist and would frequently practice on her introducing her...

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