Elena Amato, Heart-Based Healing Specialist
Elena is a certified Reiki Master, Master Yoga Teacher, Holonomic Healer, and Shamanic Practitioner. She’s been blessed to be guided by some of the world’s great living masters and is grateful to assist others in their journeys of awakening and re-empowerment. She specializes in heart-based healing therapies including luminous body Reiki, soul detoxifications, energy tune ups, and grounding and centering treatments.
Caryn Ches, Licensed Massage Therapist
Caryn is the massage department manager and offers an array of services. She performs massages, hot stone massage therapy, raindrop therapy, and is certified in pregnancy massages. Caryn has been working for Salon by Debbie Spa for seven and a half years and has begun schooling to become a licensed esthetician, as well! She is dedicated to massage therapy and says that, “True beauty can only be achieved when there is harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.” Caryn believes in the power of massage therapy and enjoys showing her clients the benefits as well.
Daniela “D”, Licensed Massage Therapist
Daniela joined the Spa on the Avenue family in 2015 and brings skills in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and aromatherapy treatments to her clients. Pregnancy and pre-natal massage are her specialty areas, and she has extensive experience in anatomy and physiology as they apply to massage therapy. Daniela focuses on providing a tranquil spa experience for her clients. “I take pride and passion in helping my clients feel comfortable and relaxed with the most professional experience possible,” she says. “Clients’ well being is most important.”
Julio Fernandez, Registered Massage Practitioner
Julio is a professional at a variety of massages at Spa on the Avenue. He graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage and has had advanced training in reflexology, as well as sports massage therapy. Julio’s passion is sports massage therapy and he aspires is to work with professional athletes one day.
Joyce Horstman, Certified Massage Therapist
A graduate of the CCBC Massage Therapy Program, Joyce has been with Spa on The Avenue since 2002, performing Swedish massages, pregnancy massages, deep tissue massages, and hot stone massages, as well as body wraps and scrubs. Joyce has loved every single day of her career because she thoroughly enjoys helping her clients feel better. She believes in the power of massage and says that it is sure to rid her clients of their stress, physical or mental.
Kimberly Jones-Coco, Licensed Massage Therapist, NCBTMB
Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Kimberly specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage therapies. “My favorite part of the job is seeing clients experience the benefits of massage—mind, body and soul,” she says. Kim is a graduate of the Massage Therapy degree program at CCBC Essex. Fun fact: She is a descendant of Benjamin Franklin!
Judith M. Mann, Licensed Massage Therapist
Judy began her career in 2000 after training at the Baltimore School of Massage and has worked with Salon by Debbie Spa since September of 2008. In addition to her massage therapy license, Judy is also a State of Maryland Registered Chiropractic Assistant. She has pursued further education at Massage Continuing Education and has been certified in many areas, including Comparative Stretching Techniques, Healing Stone Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage for Lower Extremity Conditions. Judy is the Baltimore City Representative for the Maryland Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and has been a member since 1998. Judy believes in listening to her clients and addressing their needs, goals, and boundaries for each session. “Being present for them in a positive way puts the client at ease and lets them know they are in good hands,” says Judy. “It builds a trusting professional relationship between client and therapist.”
Anna Paterniti, Certified Massage Therapist
Anna offers Spa on The Avenue’s complete suite of massage therapy and body treatment services, as well as more than 12 years of experience in the art of massage. Trained at the Baltimore School of Massage, Anna makes a point of listening to her clients’ needs at every session. “Every session is different,” says Anna, “even if a client and I have worked together for years.” Anna is certified in pregnancy massage and regionally recognized for her prenatal trigger point therapy.
Cassidy Reeves, Licensed Massage Therapist, NCBTMB
Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Cassidy offers a complete range of spa body treatments and massage services, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and pregnancy massage. Cassidy’s approach to each client is simple: listen and customize. “I listen to what the client tells me, as well as what their body tells my hands,” she explains. “Then I use that information to completely customize the session for maximum results.”
Audrey Wilkins, Registered Massage Practitioner
A member of the Salon by Debbie Spas team since 2013, Audrey trained at the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing since 2006. She believes it is important to provide a peaceful experience for her clients and listen to what each client would like to achieve through treatment. Knowing that she made a difference in helping a client feel better is her favorite part of her job.
Danielle Williams, Licensed Massage Therapist
Danielle is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been a member of the Salon by Debbie Spa team since 2003. She offers Spa on The Avenue clients a host of massage services, including Swedish, deep tissue and myofascial release therapies. A graudate of the Massage Therapy program at CCBC Essex, Danielle has mastered the art of delivering a customized massage that matches each client’s unique needs. “I love seeing my clients feeling better when they leave a session,” she says.
Emma Wilson, Licensed Massage Therapist
Emma brings her training from Community College of Baltimore County to Spa on The Avenue. She presently offers Swedish, Aveda Stress Fix and Aveda Chakra Balancing massage services. The secret to her craft that she carries with her is that she feels it is important to feel the muscle tissue and explore what is being felt through her hands. She also makes a point to experience massage herself so that she is reminded of what it’s like and stays in touch with the personal experience that she can then provide to her clients. It is in the receiving of the service that Emma learns from other technicians to further hone her craft. Emma explains, “I believe massage is one aspect of living a holistic lifestyle. Massage treats both the mind and the physical body.”
Becks Wright-Veader, Licensed Massage Therapist
Becks is a Licensed Massage Therapist who trained at Blue Cliff College in California. She has been a part of Salon by Debbie Spa since 2009 and enjoys improving the lives of her clients on a physical, mental, or spiritual level. Becks’ beauty and wellness philosophy is that all things are beautiful and should be taken care of as such.