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Nina Milano, founder & ceo of Lorena Luca spa & la therapie spa

Nina Milano, founder & ceo of Lorena Luca spa & la therapie spa

Nina Milano has helped define the luxury spa experience in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and The Triangle Area. Her first spa, La Therapie in Cary, is one of the most established luxury spas in the area, celebrating over 18 years. Lorena Luca Spa in Cameron Village has been Raleigh’s go-to spa for over five years. Nina's deep understanding of a wide range of spa services has allowed her to curate a selection of services and procedures designed to honor both body and mind. Nina's impeccable standard for exceptional guest services ensures every client will discover the restorative respite a remarkable spa can provide.

Nina's passion for skincare started as a young woman in Croatia. Nina was exposed to the pinnacle of skin care while living in Europe, influenced by the cutting edge techniques used in the finest spas. Nina moved to New York City to attend both the Christine Valmey School of Aesthetics and the renowned Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology, becoming a sought-after Licensed Aesthetician. As an aesthetician, Nina worked in luxury spas and medical aesthetic centers, deepening her understanding of how to best provide spa services. Nina continues to expand her expertise with ongoing educational training and by attending global conferences about the latest and safest procedures in medical aesthetics.

In 2002, Nina opened La Therapie Spa. By 2004, her following had grown significantly, allowing Nina to bring her dream of opening a world-class spa to reality. La Therapie was transformed into a 5000 square foot oasis, with beautiful appointments, large relaxation rooms, cutting-edge procedure rooms and highly trained spa professionals. La Therapie was one of the first spas in Cary to offer medical aesthetics, CoolSculpting, body contouring and anti-aging solutions such as cosmetic injectables and laser services to their guests. La Therapie Spa has earned countless awards and has been featured on area news programs for the state-of-the-art services offered. Additionally, executives and entertainers from around the world visit La Therapie Spa when spending time in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area.

By 2007, Nina opened her next luxury retreat in Raleigh; Lorena Luca Spa and Med Aesthetic Clinic in Cameron Village. Like La Therapie, Lorena Luca provides remarkable treatments and outstanding guest experiences including beautifully appointed locker rooms which include steam, sauna and relaxation areas.

Look for Nina at one of her spas or find her bustling from community events to philanthropic efforts, as she is an active member of The Triangle community. Nina enjoys spoiling her pets, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and friends.

JOSeph a. franklin, md, facs

JOSeph a. franklin, md, facs

Dr. Franklin is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Franklin Plastic Surgery. Dr. Franklin is Medical Director of La Therapie Spa in Cary and Lorena Luca Spa and Med Aesthetic Center in Raleigh. Dr. Franklin specializes in offering the latest surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures - from mommy-makeovers, breast augmentation, facelifts and body contouring to breast cancer reconstruction, Mohs defects, and other unique reconstructive challenges. Dr. Franklin provides a remarkable plastic surgery experience by combining state of the art aesthetic and reconstructive solutions with excellent surgical technique. Dr. Franklin's unique and personalized approach helps deliver restorative wellness both inside and out.

Dr. Joseph A. Franklin is a board-certified plastic surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. With over 16 years of experience, patient safety has always been a driving force in his practice.

Beginning his career at a busy Level 1 Trauma Center with diverse clinical responsibilities; Dr. Franklin served as Medical Director of the Craniofacial Clinic at Vidant Medical Center, taught medical students and other healthcare professionals as an adjunct clinical professor in the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, and cared for an array of patients – both in the academic arena and within his practice.

Dr. Franklin is available for consultations at the spa or in his office in Cary, NC.



Raleigh's Most Beautiful Spa

(Upstairs at Cameron Village near Fresh Market)
Raleigh, NC 27605

(919) 977-0090

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


To ensure your experience at Lorena Luca Spa is as relaxing as our treatments, we recommend you follow these simple guidelines.

We recommend arriving at least 15-30 minutes early to prepare for your spa services. Remember, your service will end on time so that the next guest is not delayed, regardless of how late you begin. The spa atmosphere is one of tranquility and relaxation. Please respect the other guests' right to privacy and quiet. Cell phones and electronic devices are strictly prohibited.

Please be aware that Lorena Luca Spa is an adult's only facility. For their own safety and the comfort of other guests, we ask that children not accompany you on your visit. At no time are children under 12 permitted in the spa.

Our Steam Room and Infra-Red Sauna are conveniently located in both ladies and gentleman's locker room. They utilize the essential oil of Eucalyptus to calm your mind and body. Resting in our sauna and steam room is a wonderful way to begin your day at the spa. It is available as a complimentary service to our clients receiving treatments of at least one hour or more. Those guests visiting us for a shorter time may use the facilities for an additional charge of $25.

Lorena Luca Spa provides you with a locker, robe, towel, and slippers, in addition to grooming amenities such as shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and deodorant. Many other items are available upon request. We encourage our guests to leave valuables at home. We cannot be responsible for any lost or damaged personal articles or valuables.

Lorena Luca Spa provides a full refreshment service for all of our guests, whether you are visiting us for an hour or the day. This includes a selection of hot teas, spa water, and snacks.

Lorena Luca Spa is committed to providing exceptional services by our knowledgeable and expertly trained staff. Our best reward is your personal recommendation. Gratuities are left to your discretion.

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to re-schedule appointments, we simply ask that you cancel your appointment with at least a 12-hour notice. You may leave a voicemail at 919-977-0090 or email us at SpaLorenaLuca@gmail.com if you need to cancel or reschedule outside our business hours.

Unfortunately, appointments canceled with less than a 12-hour notice will be responsible for a $36 per hour, of services reserved (or portion thereof) regardless of the reason for canceling. This fee is paid directly to the technician. The spa does not profit from anyone's misfortune that may keep them from attending their services. Missed appointments, without any prior notice, will be charged in full for all services booked.  We appreciate your understanding.

Lorena Luca has a 30-day return policy. We are able to give a 100% refund for items that are unopened and unused. Refunds will be processed based upon the original payment. If you have an adverse reaction, please contact us immediately in order to receive a 100% refund. For returns on products, you decide you no longer want or like, we will process a 50% refund that will be applied as an account credit with Lorena Luca Spa.