Mobile Spa of the Month for February 2014

By guest  blogger Maria Koropecky, esthetician

Of all the spa services and spa treatments available on the market today, chair massage usually doesn’t come to mind as the most glamorous. But don’t be fooled by this quiet and unpretentious option at your next spa party. You’d be surprised at how good you feel after receiving this service.

Morgen aka Darby

Morgen aka Darby

Not only does Darby’s Touch Mobile Spa & Pampering Service specialize in chair massage, they take it to a whole new level.

“We have a signature service that’s offered as a custom package and it’s a chair massage with sheets and lotion. It’s a service designed for small groups that want the [spa] experience without the 3-hour obligation of taking a group of girls to a [brick and mortar] spa,” said Morgen Hooper, Owner of Darby’s Touch Mobile Spa.

Also, every bridal spa party package includes the use of a comfortable robe and spa slippers for the bride during the session and one bottle of champagne.


Champagne for the bride

Based out of Long Beach, California and serving Los Angeles and Orange County for the past two years, Darby’s Touch also caters to the corporate world. Having chair massage therapists come to the workplace is an easy and affordable way to increase productivity, reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries, decrease absenteeism and therefore boost revenue.


Chair massage service in corporations

“My favorite part of being in business is meeting new people and helping to create lasting memories for our clients. My business is about people, quality and connection,” said Morgen. “I have about five therapists that work with me – we’re small but our service is about quality and we excel at that!” she added.

Chair massage is an affordable yet elegant way to treat your friends and family. “I created Darby’s Touch because I wanted people of all budgets to be able to reap the amazing benefits of massage and make moments like a bridal shower extra memorable. I was a budget bride and when you’re planning a wedding, you really need that down time to bond with your family and friends and to “smell the roses” if you will,” said Morgen.


Our happy relaxed bride

“Going forward, I’d like our mobile spa to be well-known and a top player in the industry. We’d like to be featured in bridal magazines and offer more services while keeping the cost reasonable for “real people,” said Morgen.

Morgen’s maiden name is Darbyshire and that’s where she  got her business name. “It’s a long standing thing in my family to be called Darby as a nickname amongst friends. As a youngster I hated my last name because most folks made fun of it but as I built a business, I wanted to embrace it. The premise behind Darby’s Touch is that the name is rare, and so is the experience,” said Morgen.

For more information about Darby’s Touch Mobile Spa & Pampering Service, please visit and call (562) 264-5815. Be sure to say, “Congratulations for being the Mobile Spa Network’s Mobile Spa of the Month for February 2014.”