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Our Professionals

Kate Rosa, Registered Massage Practitioner

Kate Rosa is a Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner and has been practicing massage therapy since 2014.  She graduated from the Midwest School of Massage in Omaha, Nebraska. Kate’s specialties include Deep Tissue, Swedish, Cupping, Hot Stone and Prenatal. Kate is confident and highly skilled in her massage techniques. Her attentive listening skills offer her the opportunity to tune into each individual client’s needs and pull from her “tool belt” the techniques needed to customize each massage for them, Her clients often mention how marveled they are at how Kate is consistently able to get them to feel better and how they look forward to their regularly scheduled appointment with her.

Kate lived in Europe for 13 years and loved to travel as much as possible. She is also a registered yoga teacher. She and her husband, Giovanni live in Crownsville with their two pups.

Specializes in:

  • Cupping
  • Prenatal
  • Hot stone massages

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

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:

  • Relaxation
  • 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.

Marsha Reed, Registered Massage Therapist

Marsha is a Registered Massage Therapist Practitioner with over ten years experience. Marsha’s interest in massage began after her grandfather was diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer in 2008. During his hospital stay, the only thing that would ease his pain was her massaging his back and legs. After his passing she decided that she had this gift that needed to be shared with the world, which led her to the Baltimore School of Massage in 2010. This gift has allowed Marsha to explore different modalities. Marsha’s intuition allows her to focus on the client’s need and pinpoint the areas of concern — whether it be back, neck, or shoulder pain. Marsha believes massage is not a luxury, but a pathway to living a healthy, pain-free life. A lifestyle that will help to improve your overall well-being if done regularly.

In her spare time, Marsha spend time enjoying family and friends. She is the proud mother of five children and four grandchildren.

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.

Tonita Hawthorne, Licensed Massage Therapist

Tonita graduated from Baltimore School of Massage in 2009, and received her Associates in Massage therapy in 2016. She specializes in deep tissue, hot stone, cranial sacral, and sports massage. Her signature massage combines the techniques of deep tissue while incorporating hot stones and light stretching at the head, neck, and shoulders. Tonita has a talent for connecting with clients in a way that the massage will be tailored to fit the client’s expectations. She has helped many clients feel and function at their best after her tailored-to-you massages.

Specializes in:

  • Hot stone
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Sports Massage

Lylah Jan, Esthetician

Lylah graduated from the Steiner Institute of Esthetics in 2014 and has continued to expand her knowledge by regularly attending classes by Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute. She has achieved Dermalogica’s Expert status, showing her dedication to continuing education. Lylah joined this field originally with a passion for hair removal, and ended up falling in love with skincare during the process. Her goal as an esthetician is to share her knowledge with as many people as possible, so they can better understand their own skin and how to care for it.

Outside of working with skin care, Lylah is passionate about animals, the outdoors, and music and arts.

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