The Lorena Luca Team

About Us

The Lorena Luca team takes tremendous pride in sharing their talent, vision and knowledge, helping each guest achieve their wellness goals. Our expert Aestheticians, Massage and Bodywork Therapists, and Nail Technicians are passionate about health, fashion, and beauty. Our goal is to provide the perfect balance of serenity and results throughout every treatment you enjoy.

Our Spa Concierge team provides every guest with excellent customer care. Their dedication and focus begins at the initial greeting, is maintained throughout your visit, and concludes in making sure that you leave completely satisfied.

Our Aestheticians specialize in helping guests achieve their best skin by using the latest in restorative and rejuvenating techniques. They also strive to educate and instruct guests on proper skincare and overall skin health. Their goal is to provide each guest with a unique experience, tailored specifically to her or his individual needs.

Our Massage Therapy team consists of highly qualified Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists. Our team works with guests to address issues of chronic tension in the body and to enjoy relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage.

Our Nail Experts understand the importance of perfectly groomed and cared for fingers & toes. Through natural nail care they will help you achieve the healthiest, most beautiful nails you’ve ever had.

From Nina herself

My love for beauty and skin care started like most teenagers; trying on mom's makeup and all those lotions and potions. I moved to the US from Croatia (best known for its beaches!) in 1994, and began my career as an aesthetician. After years of working in a dermatology office, I decided to create a spa environment where my clients could enjoy results-oriented treatments in a warm and soothing ambiance. La Therapie Spa was established in 2002 in the prominent Preston area of Cary. After 12 remarkable years, Lorena Luca Spa opened its doors in October of 2013 in the heart of Raleigh. I thank all of my supportive and loving clients and staff members for their continued trust and loyalty. Without them, I would not have succeeded. I am looking forward to serving you today, and in years to come.
Nina Raleigh, NC
NINA MILANO, founder of LORENA LUCA Spa moved to the United States from Croatia in 1994. She first lived in New York where she became a Licensed Aesthetician after attending the nationally recognized Christine Valmey School of Aesthetics and also the renowned Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology. She practiced aesthetics in New York for a short time prior to moving to the Triangle in 1996.

Nina further honed her expertise in skin care while working as a Licensed Aesthetician in medical spas. She believes that skin care is part of overall health, and that it is critical to use the very best skin care products and techniques that are available.

In 2002, Nina opened her first facility – La Thérapie SPA with a very small staff and limited space. As her reputation grew, she realized that expansion was necessary. In January 2004, she opened her current facility, tripling the size of the spa to 5,000 square feet and increasing the staff to 30. La Thérapie SPA has thrived due in large part to Nina's constant research into new products, treatments and services. In 2009, due to increasing client demand Nina expanded La Therapie's menu to include hair services.

In 2011, Nina started her quest for the perfect spa location in the greater Raleigh area. She knew there was a need for an upscale urban spa near the ever expanding downtown area of Raleigh. She came across a vacancy in the thriving Cameron Village shopping center, which she knew would be the ideal fit. Nina wanted to dedicate the new spa to her beloved niece and nephew, creating LORENA LUCA SPA.

Nina's vision for LORENA LUCA SPA is to create a sanctuary of affordable luxury where clients are provided with innovative and results driven services, an exceptional guest experience and lasting impression.