Author: Jennifer Di Francesco

Jennifer brings more than twenty years of experience to the spa industry. Licensed in Massage Therapy, Esthetics, and a certified Pilates instructor, Jennifer has spent her career perfecting the art of spa at top resorts in California. Jennifer was a post graduate trainer for the International Dermal Institute and a spa trainer for Kerstin Florian Skin Care. In 2005, she became a member of ISPA’s Education Committee and was a speaker on behalf of the organization in 2006, where she created presentations on spa management, resource partner relations and spa retail. Since then, Jennifer has worked as the Director of Spa Operations for The Well, at the Miramonte Resort. There she played an integral role in the opening of the spa and helped receive numerous awards such as “#1 Resort Spa in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Jennifer enjoys remaining active in promoting health and wellness in the desert community writing a regular health column for Desert Health newsletter.

Further Products

“Further products is owned and operated by Megan & Marshall Dostal, with occasional after-school help from their 11 year old son. For years, Marshall, a guy who drove a biodiesel fueled automobile and brought his own shopping bags to the market way before it was fashionable, picked-up depleted waste grease from some of America’s finest restaurants. […]

“Fire and Ice” Poem

“Fire and Ice” By Jennifer DiFrancesco 1st…..The blue lagoon took us back to the womb Then at every turn the gifts of geothermal energy enhanced out Toscana synergy. Wind, Water, Lava Moss…It became evident Mother Nature is boss. Wild flowers amidst towers. Crumbling boulders, bubbling pots with hot spots A verdant countryside. Quietude and an […]

Toscana Wellness Series – Robert deStefano

Robert deStefano is our visiting speaker and lead a thriving San Francisco advertising agency with a life of location commercial shoots and campaign launches. It also came with the hefty price tag of chronic insomnia, anxiety and declining health. The bust of 2000 impacted deStefano’s firm, leading ultimately to its sale. Jobless for the […]

Toscana Cycling Club and Wheel Yoga Workshop

Toscana Cycling Club Congratulations to Team Toscana who represented the cycling club by riding 50 miles in the Tour De Palm Springs. Pictured below are cyclists Wilf Gobert, Marg Gobert, Edward Derrico, Mike Van Handel, Howard Houston and Gord Bontje with Toscana staff Jennifer Di Francesco, Rick Saul and Saul Nunez. Wheel Yoga Workshop 10 […]

Birding Excursion to the Salton Sea

On Monday, January 8 you can take part in an event called “Winged Wonders of the Salton Sea with Kurt Lueschner”. Kurt is the Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert. This is an educational day ($25.00 including lunch) to learn about this nearby habitat and a great opportunity for some wonderful photography. […]

Meditation As One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

A meaningful intention to set for the New Year is to start a little meditation. Even if it is for a mere 10 minutes per day. Meredith Hooke was the Toscana Wellness speaker for December and attendees learned about the health benefits of meditating. We are used to having ongoing dopamine hits during the day. […]