Principal Therapist

La Plage Beauty's principal therapist is Mai Iijima. Mai is qualified in Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom and is a fluent speaker of English and Japanese.


  • State Licensed Hairdresser (Japan)
  • Esthetics Association Certified Japanese Esthetician
  • Michel Matsuyama Reflexology School Certified Reflexologist
  • Diploma of Beauty (Australia)
  • ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists (UK)
  • Diploma Hot Stone Therapy & Lomilomi (Hawaii, USA)
  • Diploma Balinese Massage & Cream Bath (Bali)
  • Training Certification in Lycon Waxing Products, Dermalogica Products and ASAP Skin Products

Mai has had 20 years of experience in the beauty and relaxation industry. After working for 6 years in a high profile Tokyo salon she spent 3 years working as the executive trainer of spa therapy for Lomi Lomi and Balinese massage. Following this, Mai gained 2 rewarding years experience working in a high profile beauty salon in Sydney, serving clients from over 100 countries. La Plage Beauty opened in July 2011.