Lauren Moseley, R.T., Owner & Founder,
Salt Works Spa
Lauren has been working in the medical field as an X-ray technologist since 1996. Her love of learning and exploring Alternate Holistic approaches for overall health, disease prevention and well-being brought her to launch Salt Works Spa. Lauren loves “purposeful care” – taking time to purposefully care for yourself – setting yourself up to succeed by placing yourself in the correct environment – taking that pause . . . that moment . . . to re-set and care for yourself, body and mind.
Lauren created Salt Works Spa to cater to everyone with the main goal to always provide affordable, pampering stress reduction. Stress is at an all-time high and the connection between body and mind grows more evident every day.
Cassandra Ciesla, RMT, Massage Therapist
Cassandra graduated top of her class from the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing massage therapy as a Registered Massage Therapist for the last 10 years. She holds national certification as well as State certification. Her restorative goals for each client are to facilitate health, healing and wellness. Areas of specialties include; hot stone, pregnancy, sports, deep tissue and relaxation massage. She is also a certified nursing assistant which gives her the confidence to work with individuals on a case by case basis with special instructions with a doctor’s release.
Cassandra is compassionate, caring and encourages everyone to find peace and happiness in life, beginning with an appointment here at Salt Works Spa.
Althea Hughes, LMT, Level 2 Reiki Practitioner,
Althea is a graduate of Holistic Massage Training Institute of Baltimore. Her favorite massage technique is Reflexology because she can relax the entire body via the hands, ears, and feet. She is also trained in the energy modalities of Reiki and Healing Touch.
She has taught yoga for 20 years across the MD/DC/VA region. She views massage and other healing modalities as her clients’ quiet time to relax and renew themselves.
Jessy Novack, RMT, Massage Therapist
Jessy began her massage career journey in January 2017. She is a registered massage therapist who believes the power of touch therapy is underrated and its amazing benefits need to be explored more. She takes a holistic approach when it comes to getting to know her clients’ needs. She enjoys this line of work and it shows in the care she gives to each of her guests. Jessy mostly fills in for parties but is planning to have a few regular shifts soon.
Jennifer Rhode, LMT, Massage Therapist
Jennifer has been working in the field of massage therapy since 2001 and brings to her practice profound respect and appreciation for the human body and the therapeutic benefits of bodywork. She focuses on providing real results for clients in need of a massage for injury rehabilitation, chronic pain management, sports-related injury prevention, stress relief and simple relaxation. Jennifer believes passionately that all bodies are good bodies, and that everyone is deserving of caring, therapeutic touch. Her goal as a massage therapist is to facilitate relaxation and muscular release in the body to allow for optimal health, rejuvenation, and pain-free movement. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and regularly pursues continuing education to enhance her abilities as a licensed massage therapist.
Emily Richardson, RMT, Massage Therapist, Level 3 Reiki Master
Emily is a graduate of the Holistic Massage Training Institute of Baltimore. Her passion, to provide help and love to all living things, has been a guiding force through her experience with massage. Emily intentionally creates a holistic massage treatment that will suit your specific needs since each body, mind, and soul is unique. In every session, she not only focuses on her clients’ ability to sink into deep relaxation, but for them to feel that their needs are heard, and for them to experience relief from any pain or tension in their bodies.
In 2018, Emily received her Level 3 Reiki Master Certification which catalyzed and accelerated her interest in working with the chakras and energetic healing. Her belief is that anything which manifests in the physical body has an energetic – emotional, mental/psychological, spiritual/karmic – origin of imbalance. Sometimes we must search beneath the surface to obtain true healing. Emily’s approach to massage and bodywork offers harmony and balance, to help ease your busy life.
Dana Ridgway, RMT, Massage Therapist
Dana graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage in 2009. In her massage career, she has worked in multiple types of environments and modalities. She loves the Holistic Wellness spa setting and nurturing environment that Salt Works offers.
Dana enjoys making every massage customized, developing personal plans and goals with each client to exceed their expectations. Her massage type is both therapeutic and relaxing with specialties in neck/shoulder areas, footwork and incorporating trigger point therapy when needed. She is certified in pregnancy massage, loves hot stones, Swedish and deep tissue work.
Her passions and hobbies include her job, animals, children, gardening/nature, music, photography, cooking and arts & crafts.
Marlene Santele, RMT, Massage Therapist
Marlene graduated from the Holistic Massage Training Institute of Baltimore City. She has been in the spa industry for about 6 years. Her style combines a mixture of Swedish and Deep Tissue work to provide a relaxing, yet effective massage. She believes that relaxation is the key to healing most aches and pains. She focuses on fluidity, transitions, and works layer by layer through the tissue and muscles. Marlene hopes to have each guest leave with a sense of ease and relaxation.
Jeanne Chagnon, LMT, Massage Therapist
Jeanne is no longer working regular hours – she will be filling in here at Salt Works when able. Starting a great new job opportunity, December 2020, implementing massage into 3 private Doctor’s offices. We are so proud of her but will miss her a lot!
Jeanne attended Anne Arundel Community College, graduated with her AAS in Therapeutic Massage and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2013. In her life before massage, she was a nursing assistant. Jeanne is a self-professed anatomy nerd and loves finding the reason behind a client’s pain. She believes that deep tissue doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, and enjoys working with her clients to fix the problem while still giving them a relaxing experience.
Jeanne’s continuing education classes have been focused on headache and migraine relief, as well as different forms of manual therapy (cupping, Gua Sha, Thai yoga). She continues to learn about different ways of manipulating the tissues of the body to get the best form of relief for her client. Jeanne also believes in the simple act of relaxation. A good massage is a guarantee to lift your spirits and turn your day (or week, or month) around! Jeanne is a Harford County native and lives in Jarrettsville with her husband raising their two young children.
She stayed at home for the past three years doing travel massage and instructing massage on evenings and weekends. She is excited to be back in a spa and is ready to bring relaxation and pain relief to her clients here at Salt Works Spa.
Lisa Munoz, Esthetician
Lisa attended Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and became a licensed makeup artist in 1997. She decided to further her career and returned to Von Lee in 2006 to become a Licensed Esthetician. After surviving cancer in 2007, she adopted a more holistic approach to both her health and esthetics career. She became a vegetarian and chose to use organic and clean products and modalities in her skincare treatments. She became a Master Reiki Practitioner in 2012 and likes to incorporate those principles during her skincare treatments.
Lisa believes in treating the skin from the inside out through proper nutrition and supplements. She also earned an Associate of Arts degree in Interior design in 1995 and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting in 2014 from Harford Community College. She is a lifelong resident of Bel Air where she lives with her husband and their daughter.
Mary Powitz, Esthetician
Mary graduated from the International Beauty School in Baltimore, MD and became a licensed Cosmetologist in 1992. Since then, Mary has had a diverse background in the salon and spa industry working as a Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, and as an Event Stylist. However, her true passion is Esthetics and apprenticed under a Master Esthetician in 2002. Mary believes in forming lasting relationships with her clients to develop and maintain a personalized approach to healthy skincare practices. She also uses relaxation techniques to promote a mind/body approach to total wellness. Mary has been a resident of Bel Air for thirty years. She is excited to be a part of the Salt Work Spa’s dedicated team.
Marissa Restivo, Esthetician
Marissa is doing waxing only during Covid on Tuesday evenings. Hopefully will be back doing facials in the Spring of 2021.
Marissa is an Esthetician who obtained her license from the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and began her career as an Esthetician in July 2005. Since then, she has attended many skincare courses and additional esthetics educational training. She is passionate about learning and eager to educate her clients on how to achieve and maintain beautiful skin. She believes strongly in a healthy diet and having a customized personal skincare regimen in place to let your inner beauty shine with healthy radiant glowing skin. We are happy to have Marissa here on Wednesday evening as she eases her way back into the Spa setting. She is a busy full-time homeschooling mom of 2 kids under 6. She will be picking up additional hours as she is able.
Jamie Thompson, CLT, Esthetician, Certified Advanced Oncology Esthetics
While working as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Jamie became aware of how quickly skin reflects what is happening to the body due to stress, environmental factors and chronic conditions. This awareness ultimately led to her becoming a licensed Esthetician with a holistic approach to skincare, incorporating non-invasive modalities like Reflexology and Manual Lymph Drainage into her practice. Jamie will work with you to optimize the condition and appearance of your skin through cleansing facials, anti-aging treatments and whole-body relaxation and stress reduction.
Nicole Bartosch, Administrative Support Staff
Nicole has many years’ experience in the customer service industry and loves meeting new people. She currently works full-time in healthcare. She is an Air Force Veteran and is working at Salt Works part-time. She believes the world would be a better place if we all took care of one another; that begins with taking care of ourselves. Nicole loves the relaxing atmosphere at Salt Works and agrees that keeps our clients coming back.
Nicki Bauer, Administrative Support Staff
Nicki comes from a background in education. She formerly worked as a Special Education and Early Childhood teacher. Nicki is also a RCY certified children’s yoga instructor. Nicki resides in Jarrettsville with her husband and four children, whom she is currently homeschooling. Nicki first fell in love with Salt Works Spa when she was invited to a Salty Gathering to celebrate her sister’s birthday. From the moment she walked in, it was love at first sight. Nicki enjoys the warm and positive energy that radiates inside of our spa. She is so excited to add to that energy and make everyone feel the same way she did the first time she walked through the doors. As a momma of four children, Nicki knows the importance and self-care and she feels that there is no better place to restore your mind, body and spirit than Salt Works Spa.
Sarah Canter, Administrative Support Staff
Sarah is excited to be returning to the spa industry after taking some time away to complete her bachelor’s degree in social work and studying yoga and Ayurveda. Sarah is a believer in the mind-body connection; she feels that when we take the time to get quiet and bring our minds to stillness, we can better listen to our needs. Sarah loves the space that Salt Works provides for its customers that might be looking to relax, nurture, heal or even celebrate. Sarah is looking forward to growing with the spa as it grows. She currently works at the front desk but hopes to be offering some of her own classes in the future.
Cindy Eckert, Administrative Support Staff
Cindy is a Registered Nurse who recently retired from a 25+ year nursing career. Her nursing journey involved the areas of pediatric critical care, pediatric/adult urgent care, primary care and hospice care. “I have experienced many profound moments with my patients from birth to death. Each journey gave me insight into the gift of life. Coming to work at Salt Works is somewhat like continuing my nursing experience, just in a different way.”
Cindy has seen that maintaining your physical and emotional health is of vital importance and believes Salt Works helps people in both areas. She believes in the positive health benefits of our services. Cindy encourages clients to be certain to make aware of all health conditions, allergies, or special needs so we may provide the best service possible. She enjoys walking with clients to achieve their health goals!
Pamela Hill, Administrative Support Staff
Pam is new to the spa industry and is so excited to be a part of the Salt Works team! She has worked in the medical field for over ten years, starting off in a fast-paced ER to now working for a busy orthopedic surgeon. She loves the calming and stress-free atmosphere that Salt Works provides, a perfect balance to her busy life. She currently works part-time at the front desk but is hoping to further her education and career in the spa industry, focusing on esthetics and skincare. Pam believes that we should all make self-care a priority. Whether it is going for a walk, meditating, reading a book or treating ourselves to a relaxing massage, we all need to take time for ourselves.
Amanda Holland, Administrative Support Staff
Amanda Holland has 19 years of experience and counting in customer service. She is a detail-oriented problem-solver and most of her work history involves the healthcare field. She believes that self-care should qualify as “healthcare” and is making changes in her personal life as well as professional life to reflect this belief. Salt Works is the perfect place to foster these goals. She believes that everyone should take the time needed for self-care, whether your self-care goals are spiritual, emotional and/or physical and is willing to assist in anyway she can.
Shannon Magness, Administrative Support Staff
Bio and photo coming soon.
Dr. Colleen Curran, M.Ac, L.Ac, D.Ac.
Licensed Five Element Acupuncturist, Clinic Manager/Supervisor of Acupuncture/AOM Internships and Developer of Acuseed Therapy at the Kaufman Cancer Center at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air., Reiki Master and Integrative Reflexologist, Jin Shin Jyutsu Beginning Practitioner.
Dr. Curran offers many services in her private practice, Zen Path Wellness in Fallston MD, to provide relief from symptoms that may be obstacles in preventing clients from living and thriving. Her treatments serve to not only alleviate symptoms but to awaken body awareness and spiritual cultivation. Based on each client’s needs, she can combine Acupuncture, Acuseed Therapy, Reiki and Reflexology techniques to offer the deepest and most complete wellness experience.
Dr. Curran runs the AcuSalt events here at Salt Works where she combines the healing benefits of Acuseed therapy with the healing benefits of Salt Therapy. Stay tuned as we pursue further healing collaborations in the future.
K.T. Wilson, M.S.
K.T. Wilson is a health and wellness blogger dedicated to helping people reclaim their power to create lives infused with balance, joy and ease. In her Salt Tea Talks, K.T. shares insights and suggestions designed to lead participants back to REAL living, a lifestyle rooted in authenticity, awareness and an intentional approach to shaping one’s own REALity. In these 90-minute sessions of restorative bliss, you will relax in the salt and refresh your physical body while K.T. shares the many simple and manageable ways you can renew and refine your mental and emotional Self. K.T. holds a B.A. in Communications and an M.S. in Applied Psychology, coming to the spa with a blended background in writing, speaking, and counseling on ways to maintain mental health and achieve wellness. She resides in Harford County, MD, with her husband and two daughters, and is currently writing a book on the benefits of REAL living. You can learn more
Nikolina Jorgenson, RDN
Nikolina is a Registered Dietitian who received her degree from Morgan State University in Nutritional Sciences. Postgrad she has been working for the Women, Infants, and Children program, where she completed her dietetic internship. She has training in a wide array of health modalities including weight management, diabetes, food allergies, GI disorders and eating disorders to name a few.
Nikolina discovered her love of nutrition after she overcame her own personal struggles losing one hundred and twenty pounds nineteen years ago. During the process of her weight loss journey, she realized that nutrition is the common denominator to wellness in all aspects of our lives. She decided she wanted to help others reach their goals and work together to create the healthiest and happiest you!
Nikolina’s philosophy is no one individual is the same. We are all unique and everyone’s journey is different. Let’s work together to set goals toward attaining overall wellness; mind, body, and spirit.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
Nomad Fitness is a Maryland-based company that provides onsite fitness for the workplace, civic organizations and social groups. They customize each all-inclusive outing with the best instructors to help reach your goals.
Owners Cindy and Julie love all things fitness and health. They strive for greatness in everything that they are involved in. They believe fitness should be easily accessible, engaging and most of all, FUN. They also believe ‘healthy’ should include incredible nutrition and important self-care. They strive for a balanced lifestyle that encompasses healthy living, hard work, time with family and a sip (or two) of wine.
Nomad Fitness is fortunate to have forged great partnerships with like-minded businesses. One of those businesses is Salt Works Spa. Every month they feature a ‘Sweat, Sip and Salt’ event that allows for participants to sweat a little, salt a little and sip a little with their favorite pals. See either Nomad’s Facebook Page or Salt Work’s Event page to catch the details on our next event and JOIN US!
Jordan Lally is a meditation teacher, singer-songwriter and mental health advocate. Through his teachings, music and community events, Jordan promotes mental health through meditation, mindfulness and honest expression. Jordan earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University. He received his Advanced Certification in Yoga Nidra, Meditation & Mindfulness from the Amrit Yoga Institute – where he studied under world-renowned Kamini Desai. Jordan is Mental Health First Aid certified.
In 2014, following the tragic loss of his father to suicide, Jordan founded the Ed Lally Foundation to de-stigmatize mental illness and promote mental health. The foundation provides a variety of services to our community, including free mindfulness classes for teens and mental health awareness assemblies at schools.
“Meditation has transformed my entire headspace, literally re-wiring my brain and carving out new neural pathways along the way. It has delivered me from a life entangled with depression and confined by anxiety, to one of true freedom and happiness. I love nothing more than sharing and teaching the transformative practice of meditation with others.” ~ Jordan