B Spa & Salon is the newest hair and spa boutique located in Rye, NY, part of Westchester County. We specialize in exclusive custom facial cocktails, therapeutic massage treatments, custom Color corrections & Natural Keratin smoothing treatments, extraordinary updos and makeovers. The B Spa & Salon's approach combines both Eastern and Western philosophies, delivered by stylists and therapists who are setting new standards for both hair and skin.
The B Spa Bar's goal is to "Nourish Your Mind & Body With Balance & Beauty."
Sharon DeRaffele has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, and Pregnancy Massage, Sharon graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy from the Clinical Massage Therapist Program and is Licensed in the State of New York and Connecticut. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Sharon is a very caring person, and believes that true healing comes from the individual and works to facilitate an environment where healing can occur. Outside of massage Sharon has a passion for dance.
Allie Ferrentino is a certified cosmetologist, stylist and licensed make-up artist. Her passion for the arts, beauty and hair led her to be trained under several masters at her top color schools of New York. She continues her education and is constantly challenged to learn the secrets of this trade to ensure her clients the best up to date service. Her specialties include Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Bridal and Prom updos, make-up and SoCal Hair Extensions.
Alexa has always had a passion for hair and fashion. She is a 3rd generation hair dresser. She completed her training at the renown Paul Mitchell Institute for Professionals. She specializes in Brazilian blowout, Keratin smoothing treatments, dry cutting, Micro link hair extensions and coloring, Blonding, Balayage & Ombré techniques. She believes in continuing education, keeping up on the latest cutting, styling & color techniques in the industry. Alexa's goal is to make and to keep all of her clients beautiful and happy.
Diane Piedmont is a top professional who has been a Master Stylist and Colorist in Rye for over a decade. She started her career in an upscale salon in Westchester, a pioneer in the mid 70's,focusing on precision cutting and blow drying. After intense training in haircutting and coloring Diane earned a place on the floor and shortly after became Manager of the Salon. With a willingness to share her knowledge Diane became mentor to the Junior Stylists.
Diane has completed Goldwell's most advanced color courses and hands on classes, including, color correction, advanced highlighting, rich and vibrant reds, as well as getting certified for numerous smoothing hair treatments. She is enrolled in monthly advanced education in cutting and coloring with Arrojo, learning world renowned techniques, and the latest trends.
Anya Castellano, MA, RYT
She brings her experience of life, counseling, teaching yoga, meditation and energy work through the body and breath into a higher state of awareness.
Anya has been teaching Yoga for over ten years and realized that a part of the body that has been neglected is the face. She has spent a few years studying and practicing Yoga for the Face and has seen the results personally and with her students and clients. She is now certified in Yoga for the Face by Danielle Collins, the leading export in the UK. This certification has been accredited by the International College of Holistic Medicine. Yoga for the Face is a practice of awakening the facial muscles through exercises, relaxation, self massage and acupressure. During a session, students will learn how to stretch and relax these muscles-shedding layers (and years) of stress and tension. Acupressure points that help alleviate headaches, as well as self-massage to increase facial circulation and build collagen will be reviewed. Our higher intention for Yoga for the Face is to release identities and roles that we wear on our face that are not aligned to the truth of whom we are.
Anya has volunteered with hospice as a reiki practicioner, taught exercise at the ARC for the mentally challenged. She is currently raising money for 180 turning lives around, and organization to help women and there families who have been involved in domestic violence. A portion of the proceeds from the Yoga for the Face Workshops will go towards 180. So no women wears the face of a victim.
Colette Ellis is an author, executive coach, and motivational speaker who empowers leaders to focus on their most important priorities and get instep with their health. With nearly 15 years experience helping visionaries deal with change, she creates a safe space for clients to explore new opportunities without compromising their values. Her book, Focus on Your Vision, presents an easy, 4-step process to help readers balance their time and personal commitments with professional responsibilities. Colette was named one of 2011's 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading by The Authors' Show. She is certified in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, and Coping with Work & Family Stress™ Corporate clients have included: ABN-AMRO; Citigroup; Coach; HSBC Bank, USA; Dominion Bond Rating Service; L'Oreal USA; and United Way of New York City.
Some sample session topics for the retreat include:
Know Your Triggers: Tips to Manage Work & Family Stress
Flip the Script: Tips to Stay Positive in Challenging Situations
Take a Breather: Deep Breathing & Muscle Relaxation Techniques
Keep it Moving: Effortless Exercise Routines that Fight Stress
Lisa Hoffman, known as New York's most intuitive realignment specialist and a holistic healing artist, has over 25 years of massage therapy. She also specializes as a reiki master with over 3 years of training at the Barber Brennan School of Healing and as a licensed aesthetician graduating from the renown Aveda School. Recently, she became the only therapist in New York to be certified in a revolutionary, rehab therapy, called the Structural Energetic Therapy
Alana Jackler is a certified yoga instructor and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.
She received her yoga certification from Ishta Yoga in New York City and her Thai Yoga Massage certification at The Lotus Palm School
Discover a workout program that's easy to learn, requires almost no equipment, and relaxes your mind and tones your body. Join us as we explore yoga form the very basic to the most extreme. Thai Yoga is also known as 'The Lazy Man's Yoga'. It's no wonder why Miss Oprah Winfrey is obsessed with Thai Yoga Massage. You get all the benefits of a yoga class without having to lift a finger. TYM is an ancient healing art which combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, passive stretching, reflexology and energy work. It is a fully clothed massage performed on a mat.
There should be a new doctor's prescription for people that have to lift heavy objects for a living: a Yoga massage. The perfect remedy to release the tight muscles of the lower back, hamstrings, hip and groin area. And the best part is that it could be done in the convenience of your home. Alana Jackler combines this ancient technique that is not only helpful to relieve muscle tension and stress, but will also help you improve flexibility and circulation, plus increase your breathing capacity. All these factors play an important part as immune boosters. Next time you are thinking "stretching" think massage - yoga style. It will leave you with a sense of calmness. Yogakneads offers TSH members a 2-for-the-price-of-1 for your initial session. ~ Ana Nieto, founder of Turtle Shell Health
Lori Kaufman MS H.H.C.
I am a Nutritionist who has incorporated Holistic Health Counseling into my practice. I graduated from Long Island University in 1995 with a Masters Degree in Nutrition and went on to the Institute of Integrated Nutrition to become a Holistic Health Counselor.
What I learned propelled me toward wanting to understand a more integrated approach to health and nutrition and apply it to help out individuals. The Health Counseling program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition offered this type of program. This school is the only nutrition school integrating all the different 20 dietary theories?combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.
Nina Kusayeva, M.A.
As a Master Aesthetician with over 25 years of experience, Nina has pioneered in this beauty industry working for the best spas all over the world including Jumeriah Essex Spa, NYC Private Clubs, Susan Cimminelli, Four Season's, etc. She was written up in over 10 publications. She is known for her quick waxing ability, deep European cleanse and healing hands.
As a reflexologist, LynnLevity playshop founder and author of the e-book, "LynnLevity's Top Ten Simple Sense-ual Pleasures, Lynn Levy helps people change and transform into lighter, happier people.
It is the result of Lynn's spiritual and personal transformation which was intense and serious for several years. In 2005, Lynn received her certification in Reflexology and experienced Reiki for the first time. Since then, she has worked with and experienced intense energy clearings and healings, chanting, toning and meditation. In 2010, she came to a turning point where she decided she'd had enough seriousness and needed to bring more joy, levity, laughter, connection and fun into her life. Lynn has also taken clowning classes, and improv class with Peter Musante of The Blue Man Group.
With these experiences, she formed playshops that are a unique blend of exercises for adults including clowning, energy balancing, games, sensual food meditation and mini reflexology lessons. These Playshops will help people develop spirit-mind-body wholeness as well as more joy, laughter, passion, centeredness and, ultimately, personal transformation.
One of the most transformative and delightful of the Playshop activities is Theatrical Clowning; an interactive theater form based on surprise, spontaneity and being real in the moment.
This combination of Play and Spirituality is a potent blend for personal transformation; adults forget how to play. When adults connect to themselves and others through these activities, it is not only fun and exhilarating, but they learn about themselves, become more confident and build up their self-esteem. Exercises are customized for a particular group's needs and can be as basic or as advanced as needed.
“Interesting, Fun, Exciting!” - Elle K. ~
“Helps people to overcome certain mental/social walls and barriers.” - Jose R. ~
“Fun, Liberating, Self-Esteem Enhancing!” - Fernando L. ~
"Lynn, I cannot believe how therapeutic last night's playshop was." "Wow - it has been a whole week since I accompanied Lynn...and felt just how wonderful it is to be a clown. I'm on for next week!" - J.M.
Ms. Wendy Lipson has been treating clients with her special touch and Reiki Knowledge for over three decades. She is the director of the Reiki Treatment and Education Center of New York.
Certified in many forms of energy healing, Wendy began her energy training with Dr. Janet MacCrae of the NYU School of Nursing in the mid-1970's with the study of Therapeutic Touch. Her intuitive skills and sense of compassion are interwoven with all modalities to provide a safe place in which healing can emerge and blossom. In a recent issue of New Age Journal of Holistic Living, Wendy is said to possess, " a balanced and profound understanding of Reiki". She is described as a "healer's healer" by her colleagues. Read an article about her here
Wendy is founder and director of Reiki Reaching Out, an organization formed to bring Reiki to the underserved members of the community. This organization consists of Reiki practitioners and teachers who donate their skills and compassion in order to treat individuals unable to receive healing in other ways.
She also provides individual and group support for those beginning their Reiki journey. Reiki for Beginners is a monthly meeting group especially focused on the needs of new healers. She also leads a monthly group focused on the needs of seasoned practitioners
Reiki Reaching Out also serves a very special group in need of extra support and healing. The Caregiver Project is designed to bring Reiki to those caring for family members with devastating diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Wendy is devoted to her clients, students, the under-served members of her local & global community and to the sharing of the sacred healing of Reiki with people of all ages here and abroad.
What is Reiki? It creates a state of calmness and induces a 'glowing radiance' that melts away the effects of stress for both the client and practitioner. Reiki is a complete system of holistic healing, It's energy can be used to heal yourself or others, obtain clarity in problem-solving, achieve goals and regain a sense of inner peace with a sense of purpose.
It's harmonizing energy restores our ability to heal ourselves as we return to balance. With its innate intelligence, Reiki's unlimited and gentle power is absorbed on a cellular level. It treats the source and symptoms of physical and emotional distress as our spirit is re-nurtured and re-energized.
Reiki is compatible with all medical treatments as well as all complimentary forms of healing, frequently accelerating and enhancing their positive effects.
Benefits of Reiki:
Luna Lujan, M.A.
Luna is a third generation Aztec Energy healer who received first hand training from her grandfather. She has over 12 years of experience offering this specialized healing treatment and is one only a handful of people trained in this specialty in the Northeast US. B Spa Bar is honored to be able to offer her services each Monday.
Martine Malle began her movement and exercise practice 16 years ago. She developed her own method, which consists of stretch, calisthenics, light free weights, yoga, a touch of dance and ends with relaxation. This practice sculpts women's bodies to make them look toned yet still very feminine.
"When women come out of my class I want them to feel agile, light and beautiful. Like a butterfly."
John Montalto, LMT, CPT
With 11 years of experience in the health care fields of massage therapy and personal training, John is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Medical, Soft Tissue Release, Pregnancy, and Couples Massage. John uses postural corrective massage techniques, an integrative approach, that helps to ease the pain and restriction. As an educator, John worked as an instructor at The Brooklyn Institute For Massage Therapy, and has taught workshop classes for therapists, individuals and couples interested in massage therapy.
Believing that communication is one of the most important elements of massage, John spends time with each client discussing areas of pain, discomfort or injury and designs a massage treatment tailored for each client's needs.
Jeffrey Moore (LMT, NCBTMB, NASM, FMS )
Jeffrey Moore has been working as a Database Analyst and Massage Therapist for the past 10 years. As of the last 6 years he has applied himself solely as a Licensed Massage Therapist and has changed the lives of many through massage therapy. His areas of expertise are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical, Prenatal and Thai.
Jeffrey has a keen interest in the muscle anatomy and physiology and understand that the smallest anomaly can cause pain and disrupt ones quality of life. As a result he has spent countless hours in seminars and research in order to give those whom he treat the greatest possible care.
His believe is that with the gift of touch he not only helps the physical body, but also treat and heal the inner person as well.
Lastly, he is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) from the National Academy of Sport Medicine as well as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS). Be sure to inquire about his “Structural Body Analysis” which can detect many imbalances in the body that currently or in the near future may cause you injury.
Gilda Mulero is an enthusiastic Yogi, Natural Foods Chef, Cooking Instructor and owner of Naturally-Tasty (www.naturally-tasty.com) , a Personal Chef service dedicated to providing wholesome meals, dinner parties and private cooking instruction throughout New York City. The Chef is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health Chef Training Program. As well, Gilda has efficiently organized many kitchens in New York City with her revered "Kitchen Detox and Pantry Makeover" service and also created "Cooking 101 for Newlyweds" a charming cooking class for brides and grooms, which has been featured in Manhattan Bride Magazine.
Ceallaigh Pender, C.M.T.
Ceallaigh is a CMT with over a decade of experience. She specializes is several modalities including Lymphatic Drainage, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Reiki, PNF Stretching, Medical Massage, Moxibustion and Cupping. Her practice has included professional entertainers and athletes in addition to working with chronic pain patients.
B Spa Bar welcomes Sue Perez is a New York based makeup artist with extensive experience in
the areas of Television, Film, Advertising, Editorial fashion shoots. She brings her creativity and
knowledge of mineral makeup application, eyelash extension and “radiant makeup” technique to us
at B Spa. In addition she is a licensed NY state esthetician and is proficient in waxing services, brow
shaping and customized facials. Her education at Aveda Institute gave her an astute knowledge
of organic and Ayurvedic traditions and all of her facials include scalp and hydrating arm and hand
massage. Using aromatherapy combined with her touch is a welcome escape from the hectic
pace of living NYC lifestyle. "There is truly nothing more I love than to be in clinic. Giving people
therapeutic treatments and skin balancing facials is my passion. Following excellent skincare with
mineral makeup is the final touch.
Sue Perez began her career in the early 90's working on Test shoots with agency models and photographers. Networking with talented people is how I got into shooting Industrials and Music Videos. “Having the opportunity to work with Mariah Carey who was directing a music video and assisting on The Conan O'Brien Show at NBC are some of my greatest memories." Sue believes that being a makeup artist is a unique position where she gets to not only make talent look exceptional but be a supporting force as well. "All my clients have appreciated my work and I pride myself on making everyone feel comfortable very quickly. If there are any obstacles then I do what I can to relieve them."
Diana Seo, founder and president of B Spa Bar. (B for Beauteaganics')
Diana Seo set out to set a new standard in medical day spas. Her strategy to skincare combines both Eastern and Western teachings. She attributes her holistic approach to her interests, which includes yoga, acupressure and reflexology. She firmly practices and preaches that balance is key to a healthy life. She believes that "Your body systems work together, therefore, they are interdependent of each other. Dull, sagging, unhealthy looking skin can be attributed to external and internal factors besides genetics. These factors include UV rays, pollution, smoke, exposure to toxic chemicals, stress, diet and lifestyle. Visible signs of aging are inevitable, but can be slowed dramatically with proper care."
Diana has had over ten years of combined experience in the health, medical, fashion and beauty fields. A graduate with advanced training from the Atelier Esthétique Institute of Esthetics, Diana Seo received her aesthetician license as well as the ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) certification.
Having graduated with a Biophysics degree from the University of CT, Diana's involvement with the sciences only enhanced her experience and knowledge in the skincare, beauty and health industries. She went against her family's wish for her to be a doctor and pursued her passion to make people look and feel great about their skin, especially their face.
In the last five years, she has learned a great deal working with one of the most notable plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Charles Thorne, author of the plastic surgery textbook "Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery".
She developed a keen sense in what people wanted and needed in the cosmetic beauty industry. After years of establishing relationships with patients, she realized that everyone had something in common, which was a desire to look and feel beautiful.
Diana is also very fascinated with teas, so she involved herself in the tea world by working with Tavalon, a premier loose-leaf tea company. Naturally, this led to creating her very own organic tea line, "Beauteaganics Beauty Blend" for her clients.
She eventually found the perfect partnership with Prive Salon (next to Soho Grand Hotel) to start the B Spa Bar concept.
My inspiration started when I saw the need to revamp and revolutionize the spa industry that is too much of the same thing. I wanted to offer a spa environment that caters to savvy young professionals as well as the young at heart.
What is B Spa Bar and why is it so unique?
Beauteaganics Spa Bar is a new medical wellness spa at Prive Salon in Soho Grand Hotel. Instead of a one-size fits all spa menu, our spa offers clientele a customized skincare program based on their individual skin type and needs. B Spa uses an impeccable line of facial cocktail treatments, the latest advanced skin therapies and other services to nourish your body and preserve your skin. We strive to maintain and prolong a vital healthy glow for each individual.
-Diana Seo, B Spa Bar creator
Patricia has been providing Personal Concierge services in NYC since 2006. Originally from California, Patricia brings that West Coast charm to the East Coast. She has also had the privilege to live abroad, for which she brings with her, her experiences, skills and ideas from life to enhance one with their daily needs.
Patricia wants to provide you with the extra time as well as the peace of mind you need to live a fulfilled and balanced life. By offering customized concierge services and handling every detail with professionalism and integrity. “Having a personal concierge is a way to simplify your life”!
Salena Singh's focus is on illness and disease prevention and in studying less invasive ways to nourish the body once disease has already presented itself. Through her study of nutrition, she has researched holistic ways to heal the body and maintain good health through a healthy balanced diet and high grade nutrition supplements. Salena earned a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition at the Huntington College of Health Sciences in Tennessee.