Sarah was inspired to become a Licensed Massage Therapist after experiencing years of chronic illness and pain. Through her own healing journey she realized the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare and was moved to help others in the role of a “wounded healer”. Having seen first-hand the impact of stress-related illness, Sarah knows how vital massage and the nurturing power of touch are for alleviating this. She believes that heartfelt intention is a huge part of healing and her treatments also incorporate her natural intuition, enabling her to customize them to her individual client’s wishes and needs. Sarah specializes in deep tissue, Thai massage (“assisted yoga”, an energizing clothed massage) and is a Reiki Master Teacher. Alongside massage therapy, Sarah is a professional writer, poet and translator and has been blessed to experience life in three different countries (England, Germany and the US), which has opened her eyes and broadened her horizons.
My philosopy on skin care is quite simple: We can’t stop the aging process, but we can slow it down. How old you are is your business, how young you look is mine! I pursued my lifelong passion for skincare studying at The Esthetic Institute in Vienna, Virginia. After graduation and state licensing I went on to further my education at Dermal Science International Aesthetic Academy in Reston, Virginia. I earned my Master Aesthetician license from Virginia (very few states hold this title). I now hold esthetic licenses in Virginia and Pennsylvania. I offer a wide array of services for my clients: Xtreme Lash lash extensions, diamond microdermabrasion, chemical peels, customized facials, LED light therapy, manual lymphatic drainage of the head & neck, Galvanic, dermal skin scrubber, High frequency, jade rollers, facial Gua Sha massage, scalp massage, foot reflexology, full body waxing for men & women, eye brow design, lash & brow tinting and Reiki.
Facial Gua Sha massage is a part of traditional Far Eastern medicine. There are many implements used to perform this art, I have chosen 2; a specialty carved piece of Jade called a board and surprisingly, Chinese soup spoons. The belief of this ancient art is moving the body’s Qi, or energy flow. It will reduces wrinkles, dark eye circles, puffy eyes, age spots, discoloration and brightens an overall dull complexion. The slow rhythmic movements are relaxing and result in an immediate glow and revitalization to the skin. I know that good skin just doesn’t happen. Skin requires attention and care, and it is not as time consuming as one would think. Selecting the right products for daily use, combined with an active & targeted skin care action plan at the Spa will produce the desired results. No matter the skin type or skin condition, there is a resolution! And together we will find what is best for you!
John is a Pennsylvania State Licensed Massage Therapist and is certified by the State of New Jersey. He graduated from Gentle Healing School of Massage in Cranbury, NJ in 2005. He has had the privilege of teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Massage Technique to the students of the 600 hour program. He also holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. Johhas studied the Eastern Healing Art of Reiki for the past decade, ultimately obtaining the level of Reiki Master. John has been doing massage since his graduation from massage school in 2005 , practicing and honing his massage techniques across the Buck County area. We are so happy to welcome John to our team here at Puritie.
As a young child, Becky felt the essence of angels and guides and who aided her in helping and healing others. In 2012, she began to research crystals and how the energy within them can be used to clear the chakras and help heal ailments. In her pursuit to learn more, she was guided to study Reiki, an alternative form of energy healing using the hands. In 2013, trained by her Reiki Masters, Val and Ian Haag, she received her Level I, II, & III Certifications and is an Advanced Practitioner. In March 2015, she left the corporate world and is now practicing Reiki full time. She is also a member of the IARP (International Association of Reiki Professionals). Becky incorporates the use of crystals, meditation, ujjayi breathing, and spiritual guidance in her sessions to help heal and restore for your highest good. She has had numerous sessions with people for a variety of issues-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual-all with positive results. Examples of clients’ issues include liver disease, lung cancer, menopause, thyroid issues, stress/anxiety, depression, addictions, PMS, bone fractures, and migraines. In addition to Reiki, Becky is studying to be a Medical Intuitive and will receive her certification in September 2017.
Stacey has always held a fascination for anatomy and physiology, and it was a field that she naturally understood. Consequently, it seemed like a logical progression for her to harness her talents in her profession as a Licensed Massage Therapist to provide clients with relief, relaxation and rehabilitation. With a gentle personality, Stacey is a great listener and very empathetic. She intuitively knows what her clients need, and is able to customize her treatments accordingly. Stacey finds massage fulfilling because she enjoys the problem-solving aspect, but also feels blessed for the gratitude of the clients she is privileged to help. As a long-time equestrian, Stacey is familiar with pain caused by injuries, enabling her to more easily identify with her clients. Stacey specializes in deep tissue, aromatherapy, foot reflexology, Thai yoga massage and cupping.
Jessica has a passion for the study of skincare, and is a licensed Esthetician in PA, NJ and NY. She is a graduate of the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology. After earning her esthetics license in three states, she has continued her professional skincare education at the International Dermal Institute in Philadelphia and New York City. Specializing in peels, microdermabrasion, enzyme treatments, and other various skincare treatments, she continues to learn up and coming skincare services to offer her clients. Having worked for a number of years honing her skills in spas in Manhattan and in a boutique spa in Hoboken, NJ, Jessica is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of Puritie Spa!
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Gerard is a certified massage therapist and instructor who specializes in acute and chronic pain relief. With over 17+ years of experience as a massage professional, he will provide a fully customized and integrated approach to every session. With an extensive array of modalities to choose from, his consultation will determine the best outcome for your wellbeing. Gerard has taught at two massage therapy schker, Geools in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting where he helped to administer the curriculum for the required 600 hr. training for all massage therapists. His clients range from the professional athletes and dancers to the ‘weekend warriors’. As a gifted bodyworrard is well versed in multiple massage modalities including: sports massage, deep tissue massage, neuro-muscular and myofascial release techniques, reflexology and pre-natal massage. Schedule a session with Gerard and you’ll be glad you are in good hands.
Linda Appleton, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”.
A natural nurturer, Linda enjoys making people look and feel good. As is reflected by her impressive résumé, Linda particularly relishes the variety of the spa industry: “You never stop learning. There’s no time for boredom because you are always encountering new and exciting treatments and therapies.” With over 40 years of spa industry experience, Linda began at the tender age of 20, where she was working as a freelance model at a Vidal Sassoon hair show. It inspired her how much fun people were having taking care of people’s wellness and beauty. Following her modeling career, Linda went on to act as a salon and spa consultant. Her degree in Small Business Management stood her in good stead in the many sectors of her work. Among other things, Linda has experience in salon and spa management, staff motivation, retail and product expertise and salon software training. She spent five years recruiting and interviewing students for the Paul Mitchell Beauty Academy, and still maintains contact to many of them. She considers it a privilege to be working in one of the few industries “where we are licensed to touch our clients because the nurturing power of touch can make a tremendous difference in people’s lives”.
Linda Appleton Puritiespa14@gmail.com