In her home community of Staten Island, N.Y., Doreen
Zayer has earned a well-deserved reputation for both
philanthropic generosity and world-class business
Doreen, a former Peace Corps volunteer, launched her
enterprise, Relax On Cloud Nine, in 1995 as a dollara-
minute massage store in the Staten Island Mall. The modest venture has
since grown into one of the largest and most respected businesses of its
kind in the New York metropolitan area.
It has been highlighted in Time Out New York magazine as “homey, peaceful
and unlike anything you can experience in Manhattan.”
Concurrent with the growth of her enterprise, Doreen has continually supported
her community, helping to raise money for local schools, houses of
worship, and charitable and cultural foundations, such as Eden II, an organization
that assists children with autism and their families; the Staten
Island Zoo, and the Historic Richmond Town village and museum complex
on Staten Island.
In 1997, just two years after starting her business, Doreen purchased a
magnificent Victorian residence within the Staten Island neighborhood of
West Brighton.
A year later, following extensive renovations and remodeling of the historic
1800s structure, she relocated Relax On Cloud Nine to its new luxurious home.
Upon arrival, Doreen’s massage therapy endeavor embraced a wide range of
additional top-notch services, transforming Relax On Cloud Nine into one of
the most alluring and highly-touted day spas in New York City.
Today’s visitors to Relax On Cloud Nine can opt for any number of pampering
and wellness-inspired spa services, ranging from massages, facials, body
scrubs and acupuncture to Vichy showers, sauna or steam showers, mud/
seaweed wraps and air-brush tanning, to name just a few.
Over the years, Doreen has been recognized numerous times for her entrepreneurial
accomplishments and community commitment, including such
honors as:

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s Louis R. Miller Business Leadership
Award (2010); American Express Open’s Make Mine a $Million Business
Award (2006); New York State Small Business Hall of Fame “Extraordinary
Entrepreneurial Spirit” Award (2006); Small Business Development Center
Hall of Fame (2005); Outstanding Women-Owned Small Business, presented
by the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island,
City University of New York (2004).
Relax On Cloud 9 is located at 694 Clove Road, Staten Island, NY. 10310-
2707. The spa may be reached by phone at 718-448-3412 and visited online
at: Doreen may be contacted directly via email at:
[email protected].