Vokos, the Bahamian mobile service luxury spa has its sights set on the Caribbean. The company’s founder Kosha Johnson recently stated that she aims to ultimately take the Vokos experience throughout the region, with immediate sights on Turks and Caicos.
Johnson, founded the health-conscious mobile spa company six years ago, having started out as a concierge agent at a local spa. She admits however that the journey has not been easy, recalling that while pursuing a course as a message therapist her home burnt down, leaving her homeless and forcing her to live out of her car for several weeks.
“I pleaded with my teacher at the time and the owner of the school to work with me and allow me to complete my course,” says Johnson. Capitalising on the opportunity to make a name for herself, Johnson, a massage therapist and esthetician said that she received rave reviews for her service. Building on a solid reputation, client demand and her desire to help persons improve their wellness, Johnson says she ultimately began her own business.
“People always ask me why I do it and I tell them that it is because of the results that I get after the service is done. It makes everything worthwhile,” says Johnson.
“I was working in a day spa and I had a lot of clients ask me if I did house calls. Due to the demand I started doing house calls on a part-time basis. It got so busy that I went into it full-time. Ultimately I couldn’t do all of the services myself so I started to put a team together,” says Johnson. The company currently has seven therapists in New Providence, though Johnson notes that her aim is to increase that number to at least 10.
She explained that Vokos is a full service mobile spa which caters to the on-the-go needs of its clients. “We come to you, whether to your residence or your yacht. Wherever you are in the Bahamas we come to you. We also do spa parties and corporate events,”says Johnson noting that Vokos has done large events such as Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 , with 1,400 athletes from around the world, Bahamas Fashion Week 2017 as well as the Susan G Komen Race 2017.
Johnson said that she is looking to create greater awareness of the company. “We get a lot of repeat business. We have the best therapists on the island. I’m proud to say that. It’s not just my words, those are the words of our clients and we have a lot of repeat clients because of it.”
The Vokos experience as she explains it is being able to cater to the body, mind and spirt of clients, while offering a safe, professional, clean and luxurious experience. “We create the entire spa atmosphere. We bring, everything from equipment, to music to candles to ensure that our clients are in a relaxed environment,” says Johnson. The company also prides itself in using all natural products, from massage oil to its facial products.
Johnson says that she has her sights set on expanding the business across the Caribbean, with her immediate sights on Turks and Caicos to meet the strong demand there. “In the next year and a half to two years I hope to take the business to Turks and Caicos, then take it across the Caribbean.”