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Physicians & Staff

Spa Riva - Meet Our Technicians

Medical Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician

Kristen Scipione Kristen is a results-driven Medical Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician with successful experience. She has distinguished strengths in enhancing patients’ personal appearances using the latest technology and continued higher education. She possesses a special talent for analyzing skin, performing extractions, and determining a successful plan of treatment for the best result. Kristen has been a licensed Esthetician since 2004. She has a pleasant personality with a proven track record of practicing safe, effective, and hygienic aesthetics. She effectively determines appropriate, successful treatments for patients with the highest level of guest services. She delivers a bespoke experience that is undeniably unique for every guest. She is a highly trained medical aesthetic technician who listens to your specific requests and concerns to provide a level of personalized service that is unmatched.

Massage - Meet Our Masseurs

Sarah Waldhorn
Sarah Waldhorn is a PA- licensed massage therapist living in Philadelphia, PA.  She is fluent in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point therapy.  She usually uses a combination of these, as needed, in individual sessions.  She is currently undergoing additional certification for CMMP – certified medical massage practitioner – through the prestigious Science of Massage Institute, the only Medical massage establishment currently being endorsed and employed by the Mayo Clinic.  Sarah is primarily interested in clinical application of massage for healing of acute and chronic dysfunction to affect and promote cleansing and healing of the client’s physical and emotional bodies.  She considers her work a deep privilege and loves to share the preciousness of letting go as well as the joy of embodiment.  She can be scheduled for 60, 90 or 120 minute sessions and employs cupping and aromatherapy, as needed or requested, free of additional charge.  For more information on medical massage and to see if it could benefit you, Sarah invites you to the website www.scienceofmassage.com.

Fitness - Meet Our Trainers

Studio Manager, ACE Certified Personal Trainer + Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Dana Manning: Dana is our Studio Manager as well as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She graduated from Point Park University with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance in 2013 and has travelled internationally as a professional dancer. Ultimately Dana’s passion to help others drove her into the fitness industry. She hopes to inspire and motivate others to push a little harder and achieve their goals.

 

Yoga Instructor

Ahminah Cottman, Founder of Reclaim Yoga is dedicated to promoting the transformation of lives through introducing the benefits of yoga to under serviced communities. Ahminah partners with local community based organizations and schools to offer yoga classes and workshops that aim to educate and empower youth, strengthening their self-awareness and coping skills as they prepare to embark on life’s journey. Ahminah recently completed a yearlong partnership with the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University teaching resiliency skills in two local high schools. In addition to teaching regularly in the community across the life span she is currently teaching yoga and mindfulness at 11th Street Family Health Services and serving as a youth development coach at the Lenfest Center in the Hunting Park area of Philadelphia.

Theresa Berenato is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga teacher, and college graduate. She has her bachelors in Health and Exercise Science from Rowan University. She studied at Rizzieri’s School for the Healing Arts for massage, and Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies for yoga. She is trained in Hatha yoga and has been teaching for about a year now. She is fascinated by the human body and all the magical things it can do when it comes to healing. Massage and yoga has inspired Theresa in many profound ways. Her intention is to help her students and clients flourish, grow, and heal from the inside out.

 

Fitness Instructor

Joy Lagrimas: Joy is an energetic and fun instructor and so are her classes! Guaranteed to make you sweat and feel the burn all while having FUN. In addition to being an instructor, Joy is also an executive recruiter and owner of DivaGirl Fitness, an exclusive community to empower and educate women.
Be sure to try her class Tuesday mornings @ 6:30AM.
Acupuncture - Meet Our Technician

Adam Waldhorn, M.S. OM, L.Ac., L.OM
US (NCCAOM) & PA Medical board certified practitioner of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Holistic Health counselor

Born in Israel, raised in Switzerland, Adam has lived on three continents and has an international background in six languages, as well as formal studies in Biology, Psychology and Philosophy.  He has explored extensively Eastern Spirituality, including Yoga and Mahayana Buddhism, which inspired him to learn about his own roots in Judaism and Torah studies leading him into studies in Alternative/Complementary Medicine & Bodywork at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles and prestigious, US nationally accredited Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He graduated with excellence, holding a BA degree in Holistic Therapeutics and M.S. degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles.  This included the most rigorous and extensive program in Oriental Medicine available in the US, comprising Western and Eastern Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal and Nutritional Medicine and Therapeutic healing exercises. Adam holds an additional Certification in Holistic Healthcare from the world-renowned Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California.

Nutrition - Meet Our Specialists

Dietitian

Marissa is a Registered Dietitian accredited through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed through the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated from West Chester University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her Dietetic Internship with Priority Nutrition Care based out of Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, she covered sports nutrition, adolescent eating disorders, food allergies and intolerances, community nutrition education, food service and clinical medical nutrition therapy.

With over four years of nutrition counseling experience, Marissa’s approach is to focus on every client as an individual, each with their own needs, challenges and goals. She believes that it is important to be available and supportive during the time of any client’s life changing journey to a state of total health and well being. Marissa is also a fitness enthusiast and is passionate about combining effective exercising with healthy eating habits to achieve full body wellness.

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