Ivana Pannell, Registered Massage Practitioner
Ivana is a graduate from the Baltimore School of Massage where she learned Anatomy and Kinesiology along with multiple modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and more. She has the patience it takes to understand how the body moves works. She is a very detailed Massage Therapist, and this is very evident when you receive a massage from her. She details her client’s session based on their specific needs and goals. Her enthusiasm and passion for massage are only part of what make her a great therapist. The energy that she projects into each massage, especially deep tissue which is her specialty, show that she is clearly gifted and talented at the art of massage. Knowing that she can offer relief and relaxation to her clients puts a smile on her face. She is very enthused about education and learning everything she can learn about the human body, and continues her education to become a more versatile therapist. If you have chronic problems with tight back/neck issues, headaches, or sports injuries, she is a very good listener and will give you the relief you need when you come to see her. Ivana’s specialty is deep tissue and sports massage — so if you really want a great deep tissue massage –Ivana is absolutely the best!
*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Sports Massage
Kim Sternad, Licensed Esthetician, Permanent Cosmetics, Microblading
Kim is Licensed and has multiple Certifications in Maryland and Florida including: Permanent Cosmetics, Microblading, Permanent Makeup, Medical Aesethetician, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Dermaplane, Dermalogica Institute Professional Skincare & Peels.
With over 30 years experience in the beauty industry, Kim is highly sought after for her artful skills in microblading, permanent makeup, and professional skincare treatments.
Kim was introduced to Permanent Cosmetics by a highly respected Permanent Cosmetics artist in Florida who encouraged her to pursue this work due to her natural artistic ability. She completed her Certification in Permanent Costmetics as well as advanced training. To date she has over ten years experience doing permanent makeup.
Kim implements a new two-step topical anesthetic numbing technique to assure your experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. She is compassionate and has a caring gentle touch.
Kim also specializes in age management skincare, correcting skin problems and creating healthy, vibrant skin using professional skincare products and treatments. She will give you an honest evaluation and tailor a regime specifically for your skin type and needs. She is committed to helping you achieve your desired result in both improving your skin and beautifully defining your best features.
In her free time, she enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends.
“The passion I feel for my work and sense of responsibility to my clients is reflected in every treatment. I truly LOVE what I do!”
*Specializes in permanent cosmetics & Dermalogica professional skincare treatments.
Katie Frame, Registered Massage Practitioner
Katie Frame is a Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner with over five years of experience. She graduated from Anne Arundle Community College in 2014 after many years as a Veterinary technician. Healing has always been a passion of hers ever since a serious injury at age 12 that resulted in severe Sciatica. She was amazed at how much massage was able to take away considerable amounts of the pain and this has built her desire to help others that suffer from the same symptoms. Katie listens well to what her client’s needs are, and then customizes the massage to their particular problems to get the best results possible. She knows that with regular massage that many issues can be resolved with regular maintenance and knowledge of how the skeletal system functions, and she works diligently to convey that to her clients. She most enjoys treating sciatica, as that is one of the most common complaints with her clients. Also, she finds that working on the head, neck, and jaw areas, can help clients get relief from tension that causes constant nagging pain and chronic headaches.
In her free time she enjoys long walks outdoors with her dog (golden retriever mix), sailing and working on sail boats, reading, and anytime she can get out to the beach!
Stephanie Allen, Registered Massage Practitioner
Stephanie is a dual-licensed Massage Practitioner and Esthetician in the State of Maryland. She graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2015 and the Steiner Institute of Esthetics in 2017. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Craniosacral Therapy. As a massage therapy, Stephanie particularly likes to hone in on the most problematic areas such as the back, shoulders, and neck, to help the clients find relief from the nagging knots, pain, and tension. She also likes to incorporate facial and scalp massage techniques that she learned in Esthetics school to help provide relief for tense jaws due to TMJ, sinus issues, and help ease migraines and headaches. Stephanie listens to her client’s concerns and utilizes different modalities to customize a treatment plan for each individual.
As an Esthetician, Stephanie’s areas of specialty are anti-aging and sensitive skin. As a Rosacea sufferer, she knows how important good products and a gentle touch can be to someone with sensitive skin. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of products and modalities and uses her training as a Massage Therapist to provide her clients with different techniques of facial, neck, arm and hand massage into her facials.
Amy Frondoso, Reflexologist/Reiki Practitioner
Amy Frondoso received her Maryland reflexology certification from Baltimore School of Reflexology. Her Reiki training is with the world renowned, Pamela Miles.
Amy began practicing Reiki in 2007 and her enthusiasm for Reiki practice was immeasurable. Having the ability to help herself feel better on every level — body, mind, and spirit — literally in the palms of her hands was so inspiring. It helped her feel she could meet whatever challenges life brought her way. Amy’s aspiration is to facilitate people to realize they can feel better and be happier. When we feel better, we function better, and we make better choices.
Reflexology was introduced to Amy when she was volunteering at the hospital, by a doctor that was receiving a Reiki treatment from her. With her interest of anatomy and physiology, it was the perfect modality that did not involve being invasive or the “sight of blood”. She researched the benefits of reflexology and immediately knew it was the right path for her. The self-practice of reflexology validated how effective it could be on her overall health.
Amy volunteers at Annapolis Senior Center and Pasadena Senior Center providing Reiki to staff and members. Her volunteer work with Reiki on doctors and nurses at Howard County General Hospital, provides awareness of the benefits that Reiki can offer. During the 15 minute sessions, 99% of them “begin to snore”. That always puts a smile on her face. The most endowing of her volunteering is with The JCC in Manhattan for the Breast Cancer Spa Day. To have the honor in sharing her Reiki experience with such resilient human beings is a true blessing and the primary purpose of her passion.
Benefits of Reiki
The following are commonly reported benefits of Reiki. Although at this time, the evidence for most of these benefits is anecdotal, there are research data showing Reiki treatment can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and enhanced well-being:
- Pain management
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced well-being
- Stronger self-esteem
- Support for substance abuse recovery
- Accelerated surgical recovery
- Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
- Greater self-awareness
- Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
- Heightened intuition
When you receive Reiki healing, you’ll lie fully clothed on a treatment table while the Reiki practitioner places hands lightly on or just above your head and torso.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Reflexology promotes the balance of the body’s systems and the normalization of the body’s rhythms naturally
- It reduces stress which brings about relaxation
- Reflexology improves blood circulation which in turn improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells and the removal of waste
Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary modality involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body, located on the feet, hands and outer ears.
Shante Jenkins, Registered Massage Therapist
Shante is a Registered Massage Therapist Practitioner, who specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and her specialty is sports massage. Her style combines deep relaxing and firm, rhythmic massage, combined with therapeutic relieving muscle tension techniques to relieve discomfort and pain.
If you suffer from chronic lower back/leg pain, or chronic sports injuries, Shante will work with you to develop a plan towards getting you more flexibility, and pain-free.
In 2017, she experienced multiple automobile injuries that changed her way of life, sparking her passion for therapeutic health and wellness, self-healing, and spirituality. While not working, she spends time investing in her own health by hiking trails, waterfalls, or practicing yoga. She is passionate about the importance of self-care and believes that massage therapy can positively have a significant impact on the mind, body and soul.
Candice Parker, Registered Massage Therapist
Candice is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate from the Cortiva School of Massage. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Myofascial Release Therapy.
Candice is compassionate, empathetic, and an attentive listener with her clients. She takes pride in her work by ensuring that her client’s are satisfied with their sessions, and they leave knowing that she gave 100% to meet their expectations. Whether it be a deep tissue session, an injury issue, or just a day of relaxation, Candice is skilled in all areas of massage that allows her to adapt to the client’s needs.
She has always had a passion for caring for others, and before deciding to practice massage, she worked in various healthcare settings.