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Physicians & Staff

Spa Riva - Meet Our Technicians

 

Medical Estheticians and Certified Laser Technicians

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.

Kristen Starr has been in the Beauty industry for 10+ years.  While growing up with her own skin issues, it led her to a career in Aesthetics field that she is most passionate about.   With her excellence in Medical Aesthetics, she loves to perform Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Custom peels and all laser treatments.  Her extensive knowledge of skin care products and procedures ensure you will receive the best customized treatment for your skin!  She actively participates in educational courses, seminars and training’s to stay in the know of the Aesthetic Industry.  She enjoys listening to her patient’s concerns regarding their appearance and then customizes a treatment plan to achieve their goals.  She wants her clients to look and feel great!  She is also an Assistant Instructor through the Integrative Medical Aesthetics Program of New Jersey, where she helps assist students perfected their skills in the Medical Aesthetics field.

Tanya Atiyeh is a registered nurse in the Lehigh Valley. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 at Barry University in Miami, FL and started her career in intensive care. Tanya found her niche in aesthetics and is now practicing as an advanced certified nurse injector. Tanya is very detail oriented and meticulous in her work. “The thing I like best about injecting is the wow effect—I love it! The immediate result the patient can appreciate from the treatment chair is amazing. The patient walks out of the office feeling and looking good.” She has a passion for helping her clients achieve a more natural youthful appearance through the practice of cosmetic injectables. She truly enjoys the artistry of injectable fillers and considers each patient’s face her work of art. Tanya sees patients in the Allentown office as well as offsite events. On her free time, Tanya enjoys traveling to sunny places (with sunscreen of course) and outdoor activities.

Massage - Meet Our Masseurs

Nadeen Seldon, National Certified Massage Therapist
With over 8+ years of extensive training and continuing education as a Licensed Massage Therapist we are very excited and proud to add Nadeen Seldon with her vast and unique Massage services to our team.  Nadeen holds a National Certification from the National Massage Therapy Institute. She is a highly regarded honor student; holds a BA in Social work from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the National Leadership Honor Society. Her decision to endeavor on becoming a licensed massage therapist is personal and passionate after losing her only brother to cancer. Nadeen is very compassionate and does not like to see people in pain or have to rely on medication which makes her dedicated to providing quality therapeutic massage and educating people on maintaining and upholding a healthy and well-balanced life. Nadeen is an excellent communicator and empathetic listener, and she upholds the highest standards of ethics, discretion and professionalism at all times. Nadeen’s clients are a diverse group of all ages including children.

Nadeen has an immense and diversified array of services including:

  • Swedish & Hot Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Therapy & Body Wraps
  • Indian Scalp Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Trigger Point Release Therapy including a very unique biomat therapy and deep tissue massage, which she incorporates into her massages depending on the needs and preferences of the client. She also has an acupuncture mat that can be utilized if needed.

We are excited to have Nadeen as part of our Riva Health+Wellness team.


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

 

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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.