Meet Our Staff
Bridget Riley, NBCMT
Bridget graduated from University of North Carolina in 1996 with a BA in Geography. After graduation, she traveled to Europe and suffered from a bruised rib that almost cut her trip short. During her recovery Bridget discovered the benefits of massage. Upon returning from Europe, she enrolled in massage therapy training at Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care in 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,” says Bridget. Bridget has been a pioneer in the industry over the past 20 years. She has studied various massage modalities such as Lymphatic Drainage, Cancer Massage, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi, neuromuscular and craniosacral. 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.” says Bridget.
“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 outweigh 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.” says Bridget.
The Pampered Spirit would not be what it is today after opening its door in 2007 if 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, register with the state as a licensed/certified massage therapist and have at least five years experience.
What is a Pampered Spirit?
A Pampered Spirit is part of the living age and is not gender specific. A Pampered Spirit seeks support of themselves in the hopes of encouraging their own fortitude. Serene & cheerful in spite of human suffering. Self indulgent, an air of aristocracy perhaps with the understanding that pleasure and idleness is necessary at times.
This might overwhelm some of the more abstemious spirits but a health conscious pampered spirit knows how to help others by helping themselves. This way of living will not only support the individual but also influence the masses.
~ Bridget Riley
Some Pampered Spirit Staff at Tiffany’s
Maxine Bodson – Ocean County, NJ
A graduate of Body Mind & Spirit Toms River NJ. Max has been practicing massage since 1998. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. Her philosophy on healing is a belief that the body and mind must be connected to heal oneself, “what you believe you conceive”.
“I will exercise, eat healthy, get enough sleep & relieve stress and aches with massage, I will relax.” These are the intentions Max’s sets for herself and her clients. “Fitness and nutrition are paramount to good health, when I couple that w the healing touch of massage the results are fantastic.” Max specializes in many modalities of massage including Sports, Pre-Natal & Cupping
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chrissie Sansevere LMT, CPT
Graduated 2005 from Somerset School of Massage Therapy ~ Wall NJ (now Cortiva Institute).
Her years of experience have been enriched by practicing massage therapy in health spas, Chiropractic offices, and health & wellness fitness facilities. Chrissie specializes in deep tissue massage, sports rehab, sports stretching, and myofascial release.
Chrissie is dedicated to continuing her education in health and healing. Her BS in Exercise Physiology and BA in English from West Virginia University have provided a broad base of tools necessary for individual therapy and communication. Living a happy and healthy lifestyle is imperative to providing a great service to others. Chrissie enjoys regular workouts and good nutrition. She is a huge volleyball fan and enjoys quiet time reading and playing guitar.
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.
Patti Sunshine, LMT – Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
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.
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.