How does an Iranian-born chemical engineer become the owner of a quaint, boutique day spa in Campbell, California? Haleh’s life journey led her down many avenues before revealing what her heart and her work truly yearned for – building a loving community.
Haleh says she has always found solace in family and connection. Growing up with her 24 cousins, she spent many days after school at her grandparents’ house, where love and community were abundant. After leaving Iran, Haleh took up residence in Canada. For many years she enjoyed a sales engineering career in the high-tech industry. The next few years brought exciting new jobs: first in vendor management, then real estate investments. Still wanting to keep her connection to family and community strong, she started Waffle Parties in her neighborhood on Sundays. Children, parents, grandparents, , friends… all were invited! All the while, the same question kept coming back to her– “What is it I really want to do before I die?”
In 2014, Haleh decided to find her answer. She started with a solo trek through Europe. Beginning in France, she traveled through Italy, hiked portions of the Alps in Switzerland, and explored her way back into France, all in just 10 days. The trip sparked other callings that led her to climbing Half Dome in Yosemite, conquering the Rim-to-Rim trail in the Grand Canyon, and witness one of the deepest representations of community during her first experience at Burning Man. “There is no selling of anything at Burning Man – everything you give and take is out of love.”
In those months of travel and soul-searching, Haleh had found her answer. “I don’t want to sell commodities; I want to create the experience of love for my community. It gives me joy to give love to people.” When presented with the opportunity to purchase a beautiful day spa in the heart of Campbell, she knew this was the moment to turn her intention into reality. Haleh is excited to bring love to the forefront at Touch to Heal. She hopes to invite new clients to experience the unique care behind our services while maintaining the deep connection we share with our wonderful long-standing members. At Touch to Heal, all are welcome to join our family, and we are so thrilled to be able to welcome Haleh!
Haleh Motaghi is an avid mountain biker, nature lover, and caring mother of two; her daughter is 13 and her son is 15. Come in anytime and meet our new owner!