A passionate team of inventive creatives who can craft great things
- Julieta Vazquez – Owner
- Lana Aksanich
- Arpana Ghale
- Deirdre Hulvey
- Sandy Coffey
- Courtney Brooks
- Samantha Shaw
- Jasmine Burill
- Sara Cortes
- Seli K
Julieta Vazquez – Owner
Licensed Master Esthetician & Licensed Massage Therapist
About Julieta Vazquez – Owner
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 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. Julieta is a licensed massage therapist specializing in swedish, therapeutic and deep tissue massage.
About Lana Aksanich
With a degree in psychology, Lana has over 15 years in business management. Lana works to maintain a productive and happy environment at the spa while overseeing the spa’s daily operations. Lana is a mediator between spa and clients, fostering positive rapport with clients. She works with vendors regarding product use at the spa and retail, manages the hiring of new employees and also acts as the spa’s social media manager. Lana speaks Ukrainian and Russian.
About Arpana Ghale
Arpana loves all things skincare and relaxation, so working as a receptionist at The Healing Touch was the perfect job. She strives to help all clients in booking appointments and answering questions. Making sure everyone is happy and satisfied with their services is her top priority. When she’s not at the spa, she’s working on her bachelor’s degree or reading a new book.
Licensed Massage Therapist
About Deirdre Hulvey
Deirdre’s journey with massage began in 2017 when she began working at The Healing Touch Spa and Wellness Center. Deirdre has been practicing massage since graduating from the U.S. Career Institute in Fort Collins, CO, in 2019.
As a massage therapist, she has always been interested in how the body works and traditional healing practices. Through working at the spa, she has found that she really enjoys helping people relax and feel better. Deirdre believes that massage therapy is a great way to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and ease pain. She is passionate about helping people feel their best and reach their wellness goals.
Deirdre specializes in several massage modalities including; Swedish massage, cupping, reflexology, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage, Healing Touch energy work and crystal healing and pre-natal massage.
In addition to practicing massage therapy, she also enjoys camping, skiing, swimming and practicing yoga.
Licensed Massage Therapist
About Sandy Coffey
Sandy Coffey is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage. She is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in sciatica and headache relief. From an early age, Sandy was aware that she wanted to help ease the pain other people experienced. She has been practicing massage since 2008. Since then she has continued her education and has attained skills in: reflexology, prenatal massage, hot stone, aromatherapy, and cupping. As a mother of three, Sandy uses her maternal instincts to help guide her through her massages. When she’s not doing massages; she enjoys going on adventures both in books and in real life.
About Courtney Brooks
Courtney is a graduate from Blue Ridge School of Esthetics located in Staunton, Virginia. She is a Licensed Master Esthetician and she performs services such as waxing, HydraFacials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and much more. Courtney has struggled with her own skin condition since she was young, and this has led her to have a passion for skincare and for helping others feel confident in their skin. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting and reading books. She loves all of her clients and tries to exceed their expectations every day!
Licensed Esthetician/ Wax Specialist
About Samantha Shaw
Samantha is passionate about full-body waxing and is diversified in all types of epilation (hair removal). She considers hair removal an art and loves working with her hands to help people feel confident in their skin. After graduating from the Aveda Institute of Rhode Island in 2017, her career kicked off in San Diego where she was a waxing specialist for several years. Samantha now calls Harrisonburg her home and when she isn’t working at The Healing Touch Wellness Spa she loves to cook and participate in outdoor recreation. She is fond of travel–especially road trips. She also love animals and aspires to one day own land to live sustainably.
About Jasmine Burill
Jasmine loves skin care and setting her clients up with a new complete skin routine. Jasmine offers all body waxes, facials, HydraFacial, lash lifts and brow care. Jasmine has two daughters of her own and loves to be creative, watch sunsets, explore, and sing in her spare time. She loves to meet new people and help them feel confident in the skin they are in.
Licensed Esthetician / Lash Technician
About Sara Cortes
Sara attended school at Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She is also lash certified through Vomour Lash. Her passion is, and will always be, skin care and lashes. Sara truly loves each and every one of her clients! Sara plans to begin working on her Master Esthetician license in the near future. In her time away from the spa, Sara is a busy mom to the cutest little girl. Sara speaks Spanish.
About Seli K
Seli is a graduate of the Esthetician Program at Cedar Stone School of Massage in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She specializes in body waxing, facials, HydraFacial, and lash lifts and brow care, including brow lamination and henna. Seli loves helping people feel happy and confident as a skincare professional. Helping clients achieve their skincare goals is one of her top priorities. She has an 18-month-old daughter who keeps her busy. When she has some downtime, Seli enjoys watching movies and traveling to new places. Seli is bilingual and speaks Nepali.