Bridget Turnbach, NBCMT
Bridget graduated from University of North Carolina in 1996 with a BA in Geography. Her philosophy is, “Try everything once and twice if you like it.” During a trip to Europe and her recovery from a bruised rib that almost cut her trip short, Bridget discovered the benefits of massage. Upon returning from her trip she enrolled in a 550 hour course at Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care, Lakewood, NJ. She graduated Garden State in 1998 under the supervision of her teacher and mentor Gloria Coppola. She has been developing her skills and brand since.
“I was driven to massage therapy by the increased need to help others relax, reduce pain and manage stress more effectively.” Over the past 14 years Bridget has studied various massage modalities such as Lymphatic Drainage, Cancer Massage, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi. Bridget is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, a member of AMTA and NJ State Licensed #26BT00129700.
“I love growing and operating a small business in a field that brings congruity to the body, mind and spirit.”
“Why mobile? I believe for every one full hour of bodywork you should be able to relax for one full hour after. Tell me a spa or salon that allows for this kind of relaxation after the treatment? That is why the benefits of an at-home massage far out weigh traveling to a spa and then traveling home. In your home you can be relaxed and not have to race anywhere afterwards.” “There’s nothing like getting a massage at home and being able to stay to be in that space of bliss or relaxation or sleepiness or awareness afterwards.”
The Pampered Spirit would not be what it is today after opening your door in 2005 if it was not for the Pampered Spirits listed below. A Pampered Spirit must be certified from an accredited school, eligible to work in the United States of America, carry liability insurance, resister with state as a licensed/certified massage therapist and have at least 5 years experience.
Rob Hadley – Ocean County NJ
NJ Certified Massage Therapist ~ Somerset School of Massage
Robs table side manner will have you feeling relaxed even before the massage begins. His knowledge of sports and massage combined with his deep tissue abilities will make your hamstrings sing with relief. Rob especially enjoys stretching and chair massage.
Gina Hurley – Ocean County NJ
Gina was knee high to a grasshopper when she got her start in the beauty business. Her innate ability to make us beautiful comes from the inside and well as the out. She is trained in all aspect of the beauty field. Customers rave over her unique way doing French nails. Gina specializes with brides and bridal parties from up-dos to blow outs and makeup.
Karena Kalinuk – Monterey CA
Esthetician/Electrologist ~ Ocean County Vocational School ~ Bioelements NY
Karena is a skilled skin care technician. Karena is all ways researching the best and most up to date information in the field. Her gentle approach to skin care as through as it will relax you. Karena is as versatile as she is experienced. She is also trained in Swedish massage and nail care as well. Karena has expanded her career to include Electrology and currently works at Pacific Coast Electrology and Aesthetics in Monterey CA. It is noteworthy that even when Pampered Spirits move on they are still Pampered Spirits.
Louise Lees – Black Mountain NC
NJ Certified Massage Therapist Somerset School of Massage
Louise is a massage therapist’s dream! Those of you looking to just relax, watch out this therapist can turn a rock into sand. However, communication is the key to a great massage and this therapist is adjustable.
Bob Owen – Black Mountain NC
NJ Certified Massage Therapist Berdan Instuite
Bob is dedicated to the art of massage. His commitment to wellness and care for others makes his massage even more special. Bob is especially good at chair massage. Bobs hands ease gently into the body. His natural ability to sense how much pressure to apply is inherent.
Kelly Pomphrey – Ocean County NJ
Certified Massage Therapist – Somerset School of Massage 06′
Kelly is your total relaxation therapist. Her moves are like a swan on water, slow and purposeful. Tired sore muscles are soothed under Kelly’s skilled hands. Kelly loves to be able to help people relax and feel good physically. “It’s nice to hear that people enjoy your massage so much that they would request you again.” Her CEU’s include; hot stone & aromatherapy.
C’Sheriell Mcclish – Pembroke Pines FL
North Jersey – Sanford Brown Institute, Iselin NJ 2006.
International School for Skin & Nails 2003, Atlanta GA Intuitive, passionate and multitalented in massage and skin care. Always looking for innovative ways to bring something new to the table. C’Sheriell believes in using all natural body care products for massage and skin care as well.
Donna Brazina – Rohaus, NCTMB – Somerset County NJ
Cortiva Institute, NJ
Donna focuses on the effective release of muscle tissue through the use of Myofascial and Neuromuscular techniques. She is especially keen on the use of Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage. Her foot treatments with reflexology is a must try.
Donna is a Cortiva Institute Graduate and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapy Practitioner. She continues her education through knowledge and hands-on curriculum and is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is the owner of Body Essential Therapeutic Massage and Wellness in Somerville, NJ
Sue Walker – Mercer County NJ
1995 Graduate of Healing Hands Institute.
Practicing Swedish, deep tissue therapeutic massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, Trager, Traditional Thai-Yoga, Ama Deus Energy Healing & Reiki Master
The integration of these modalities has given Sue an innate sensitivity to be able to target the issue and solve it. Through compassionate touch, her goal is to assist others in the release of blockages. Her greatest passion and desire is to help others in order to make a difference in their lives.
Colleen Dougherty – Atlantic County NJ
Seashore Healing Arts Center.
Colleen has been practicing Bodywork professionally since 2000. She has studied Structural Integration at The Bowen Academy of Australia as well as Thai Massage in the USA. Multitalented, holistic, intense and warm is Colleen’s approach.
Dena Troisi – Ocean County NJ
20 years experience in the beauty industry.
Specializes in natural nail care, manicures, hand treatments pedicures & foot treatments. Over 15 years as a makeup artist in New York and New Jersey. Experienced in professional makeup application for TV and Print. Works with local photographers and brides.
Robin Henner – Somerset County NJ
Lincoln Technical Institute – NJ
Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies – 20 ceu – Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue – Nationally Certified
Robins primary focus is working with people injuries. Helping sore muscles get back to a healthy state especially helping those with back pain. Pressure is very adjustable to meet the needs and wants of any client. Commitment to clients, furthering education and bringing healing and relaxation to everyone!
Janice Pacifico – Monmouth County NJ
Cosmetologist – Parisian Beauty Academy
Janice has been in the beauty business for more than 25 years. Her specialties are pedicures andpainlesswaxing.She uses a special wax for sensitive areas such asthe bikini area or a man’s back or chest.
Nicole Lerario – Monmouth County NJ
Finger Lakes School of Massage NY
A Licensed Massage Therapist in both NY and NJ. Nicoles steady and strong pressure will melt your muscles and ease your pains. Her integrated style consists of elements of Swedish, Connective Tissue, Shiatsu and Sports Massage,guaranteeing your body will receive the healing touch it needs! Nicole is also a expert in tea blending and aromatherapy. She has enhanced many spa parties tea and essential oil “blending bar”
Marlene Leitman, CMT
NJ Certified Massage Therapist – Health Choices Holistic Massage School 94′
For over 15 years Marlene has built a successful holistic massage practice. Her studies include many integrative and alternative healing modalities which contributes to her rich and valuable background and experience. From body/mind gestalt training, to massage, Reiki, energy work and aromatherapy. Marlene has a varied “tool kit” to offer her clients. Her objective is to make a difference on all levels of healing and empower the body, mind, and spirit.
Gwen Stanton, NBCMT
Holistic Massage Therapist Bridgewater NJ
Gwen provides a therapeutic integrated massage using Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu and Polarity techniques. She incorporates a holistic approach where the massage you receive becomes a whole body transformational experience. Gwen is a Health Choices Holistic Massage School Graduate and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapy Practitioner. Gwen’s specialty is focusing on her clients needs and creating a customized massage!
Patti Sunshine, LMT
Passaic County NJ
A graduate of ITM, Patti specializes in Therapeutic Massage; a combination of various modalities catered to bring the mind and body into complete harmony and relaxation. Patti has an innate sense to zone into those areas that need special attention. Clients rave about Patti’s add-on foot reflexology treatments.