Shoji Spa & Retreat – August Small Business of the Month

August 2, 2023

Shoji Spa & Retreat is our small business of the month for August 2023!

The minority-owned spa has been catering to tourists and locals alike for nearly twenty years. Having created 50 jobs, the Asheville wellness staple continues supporting the local economy.

Enjoy a short Q&A with General Manager Cristy Streeter below…

Tell us a little history of the Company.

Shoji is almost twenty years old and minority-owned.  We are very proud to have created 50 jobs in the Asheville economy.

What is a little-known fact about your company?

The concept behind the business is the synergy between heat and hydrotherapy, followed by bodywork/massage.  The combination is our magic potion,

What are you most proud of about the company?

I am proud to create a health and wellness business serving locals and tourists.  Shoji provides a memorable respite from the stressors of daily life. 

Best advice you’ve gotten for operating a small business?

Perseverance Rules!

What’s next on the horizon?

Shoji is always innovative and continues to add unique complimentary services to enhance the guest experience with focus on health and wellness.  We are currently in the process of adding cold plunges and we are extremely delighted to provide this service to our valued guests.

Our tagline is “Together We Are More.”  How does that apply to your business or what does it mean to you?

One plus one always makes more than two at Shoji! We are always actively interested in the synergy of “Team Shoji.”