Our Team
THE HEALING TOUCH WELLNESS SPA & LASER CENTER

A passionate team of experienced professionals who work together to offer you whole body wellness and relaxation

We believe in providing a quality, one-of-a-kind spa experience to all of our clients.
Julieta Vazquez – OwnerLicensed Master Esthetician & Laser Technician

Julieta Vazquez – Owner

Licensed Master Esthetician & Laser Technician

Julieta is a graduate of the Dermal Science International (DSI) Aesthetics Academy in Reston, Virginia. After becoming owner of the Healing Touch in 2014, (Established in 2009), Julieta has continued to add to the list of services that she is able to provide. Eyelash extensions, permanent makeup, and microblading are some of the advanced cosmetic services that Julieta offers to enhance one’s natural beauty. She confidently possesses the analytical and product knowledge skills to address a variety of skincare concerns ranging from acne to anti-aging. In addition to offering facials, waxing and body treatments, Julieta also performs microdermabrasion and chemical peels in a safe, clinical, yet relaxing environment. Julieta is very dedicated to her clients, her career, and to her continuing education. She is certified in Laser Hair Removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial. By incorporating the science and nature of the Yonka and Image product lines, Julieta can customize a treatment plan and home care regimen that will help you achieve optimal results.

Ashley Adams YoderLicensed Esthetician

Ashley Adams Yoder

Licensed Esthetician

Joining the Healing Touch in 2010, Ashley is a wonderful asset to our team. A resident of Harrisonburg since 2003, she is an avid supporter of local businesses, music, and food. Ashley graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in 2007, where she studied skin care, facial massage, and full body hair removal. Since graduation, she has furthered her skills, adding eyelash extensions, skin tightening, and custom spray tanning to her list of abilities. Ashley has worked in a variety of spas with history of many traditional treatments as well as hands-on experience in the medical spa setting. Ashley gained valuable knowledge of skin care by assisting a doctor in advanced laser treatments and vein therapy. Due to her background, she is able to educate her clients beyond basic skincare whiles still embracing a more natural approach. Her relaxing and positive spirit comes through in all of her services. An expert in brazilian and body waxing, she provides a quick and minimally painfully experience. She thoroughly enjoys making her clients comfortable and at ease, whether they are receiving hair removal services or a rejuvenating treatment-oriented facial.

Sandy MausehundLicensed Massage Therapist

Sandy Mausehund

Licensed Massage Therapist

Sandy Mausehund is a graduate from the Virginia School of Massage. She is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in sciatica and headache relief. From an early age Sandy realized that she wanted to help ease the pain other people experienced. She has recently joined the team here at the Healing Touch Wellness Spa and Laser Center. With additional certifications in reflexology, Sandy makes every experience an enjoyable one ensuring that the clients needs come first.

Brittany LeighLicensed Massage Therapist

Brittany Leigh

Licensed Massage Therapist

Brittany Leigh studied massage therapy at Blue Ridge Community College and recently graduated in May 2015. Ever since she was about seven years old she knew she wanted to be a massage therapist. Once she received her license to practice and started her career, she realized how fulfilling this job is. She trained with four, well educated and highly experienced massage therapists, who taught her basic Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology sessions and Sports Massage. Although she is new to the practice of massage, she is highly confident in her technique and skills. She likes to make sure she goes over every muscle. She starts with a slow, compressing touch and works her way deeper as the muscles loosen. She loves focus work and helping the body heal itself in its most natural way.

Michael GwinLicensed & Certified Massage Therapist / Bodyworker / Esthetician

Michael Gwin

Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist / Bodyworker / Esthetician

Michael has been a Certified Massage Therapist/Bodyworker for almost 30 years. Michael is also a Licensed Esthetician and has a PhD in Metaphysics.

He is a graduate of James Madison University, The Virginia School of Massage and The Midwest Institute of Metaphysical Theology. Over the course of his career, he has worked at Day Spas, Medical Spas, Hospitals as well as privately. He has taught Massage Therapy/Skin Care at The Virginia School of Massage and Blue Ridge Community College. He continues to teach classes in Relaxation/Meditation, The Power of Positive Thought and Energy Anatomy.

Michael offers Swedish/Relaxation techniques, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage as well as Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing and Aromatherapy. His treatments are catered to the needs of the client.

​On a personal note, Michael is the Artistic Director of a community theatre, The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts and has written a book, “The Three Big Questions and how they define your life”.

He looks forward to helping to guide you on your healing journey.

Kaitlyn O’DriscollLICENSED ESTHETICIAN

Kaitlyn O’Driscoll

LICENSED ESTHETICIAN

Kaitlyn O’Driscoll graduated from Steiner’s Institute for Esthetics in July of 2016 with her license in esthetics. She excels in spa facials and waxing, but is also trained in other services such as spray tans, body treatments, hand treatments and more. One of Kaitlyn’s passions in addition to these other services is that of makeup artistry. Kaitlyn intends to further her knowledge in makeup and become a makeup artist on the runway one day. She enjoys creating a peaceful atmosphere for her clients and intends to have them feeling refreshed and beautiful when they leave, no matter the service.

Allison PawloskiLicensed Massage Therapist

Allison Pawloski

Licensed Massage Therapist

Allison Pawloski studied at the Virginia School of massage in Charrolettesville Virginia. During her time there, she learned Swedish, Deep tissue, Sports, Myofascial, Craniosacral, Reflexology and Hydrotherapy modalities. Upon graduation in 2012, she became NCTMB nationally certified and trained with Canyon Ranch Spas at the Homestead Resort before accepting an offer to become an independent contractor in her hometown. In 2014 she received special certification to practice Prenatal Post-Partum Massage. In 2015, she became NCTMB Board certified. In 2017, she received her Bachelors of Health Sciences from James Madison University. She takes special interest in the differently abled and geriatric communities. Believing massage isn’t just about relaxation, it can bring great relief and wellbeing to those who experience it.

State certified and NCTMB Board certified massage therapist

Location

The Healing Touch
Wellness Spa & Laser Center

1966 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA

Hours

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-4pm