Current Staff 2018
Deb, Julie and Norma
Deb, Julie and Norma
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About Deborah Bernacchia (Owner of Sunapee Lake Massage)
When Deb graduated from nursing school in 1978 nurses were still giving patients back rubs to help them relax and go to sleep. She did not yet have the training as a licensed massage therapist, but did her best and each back rub was met with heartfelt gratitude. Today nurses do not have the time to give their clients a back rub or bath as these duties are relegated to overworked (and underpaid) nursing assistants. Any touch that is given is medically oriented and often involves pain. Bringing massage to those who need it most is something that breathes meaning and purpose into her life, not to mention satisfaction and excitement. This is something that Deborah and a small group of committed employees were able to accomplish with the newly established massage program at Concord Hospital. Now, any patient can request a massage and if their medical team approves, have a wonderful life affirming massage right at their bedside.
Deborah became a clinical specialist in the area of chronic pain while working at Concord Hospital and has continued to fine tune her expertise in this area. She is an E.F.T. instructor and has helped many people learn how to reduce pain, anxiety and depression.
Deborah has been on a spiritual path for forty years and recently became a certifiied spiritual counselor through the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals and is also an ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church.
Deborah graduated from Dovestar Holistic Institute in July 2010 as a Usui Shiki Ryoko Reiki master therapist and a Kriya Massage therapist. She is NCBTMB certified as well as Licensed through the State of New Hampshire and a member of ABMP. She has also a certified Lypossage Therapist, certified Lymphatic Drainage massage therapist and certified Medi -cupping therapist. Deborah is an Ordained Minister, and is available to perform weddings as well.
About Julie Corey (Owner of Walk In Beauty Spa & Wellness)
Julie Corey, B.S, LMT, Reiki Master has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Healer since 1994. She is also an Ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church, and a Certified Spiritual Counselor from the American Institute of Health Care Professionals. She earned her massage certificate from the NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts in Hudson, NH, and completed her Usui Reiki Master Teacher training with DyJahna Cote Rogers of Derry, NH. She earned her NH License in Esthetics (Skin Care) from Empire Beauty School in October 2014. She has also studied the Art of Acupressure Chair Massage with David Palmer (the "Father of Chair Massage") at the TouchPro Institute of San Francisco, CA. She is trained in a variety of massage & esthetics modalities including; Swedish, Deep Tissue/Sports, Neuromuscular, Reiki, Hot Stones, Facials, Pedicures & Waxing services. Please visit www.walkinbeautyspaandwellness.com for more information.
Walk In Beauty Spa & Wellness is located within the Sunapee Lake Massage Studios.
In the past 20 years, Julie has practiced in a variety of settings; including health clubs, spas, hospitals, corporations and retreats. She has held private practices in Milford, Hooksett/Manchester, and currently, Newbury, NH.
In 2014, she was voted "Best Massage Therapist for the City of Manchester" in the Hippo Press.
Julie is also a Professional Drum Circle Facilitator, and shares her passion for hand drumming with people of all ages and abilities, from pre-schools to senior centers, college groups and cancer survivors, etc. since 1998.
Her drum business is called The Village Drum, LLC.
Please visit www.thevillagedrum.com for more information and booking.
About Norma LaFountain
Norma is a 2017 graduate of the River Valley Community College Massage Program in Claremont, NH. She also interned with us while providing complimentary massage therapy to Veterans under the "Hands for Heroes" massage program.
She is a member of the ABMP Massage Association.
Norma offers a variety of massages, including; Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release.
She strongly believes in whole health and wellness in all areas of life. She encourages her clients to integrate massage into their health and fitness goals to achieve balance and harmony. She enjoys deep tissue massage and prides herself on working with the muscles vs. against them for a therapeutic, and painless experience.
In her free time, Norma enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, kayaking and gardening.