Laurel Brewer received her training from The Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC, and graduated in 2001. Laurel spent the next 13 years building a successful practice in Miami Beach, FL, before returning to Asheville in 2015, and joining the Riverwalk Spa as a full time massage therapist. Her role was expanded in early 2017, and thus, in addition to her duties as a therapist, she serves as the Spa Director. With a foundation in therapeutic modalities such as deep tissue and acupressure, Laurel also integrates relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, hot and cold stones, or traditional Thai massage to customize her treatments.
Phil Ramsey, licensed Acupuncturist, holds advanced degrees in Chinese Medicine, as well as Marriage and Family Therapy. Phil has been a psychotherapist since 2000, and began practicing Chinese Medicine after graduating from Daoist Traditions College in 2007. Utilizing the various modalities of Chinese Medicine, Phil treats pain and orthopedic conditions, insomnia, depression, digestive, cardiac, and pulmonary issues.
Sue Huffman has been a practicing massage therapist since 2010. Having a background in medical massage, Sue is trained to relieve pain and restore physical function. She believes that healing comes through movement, and uses a custom blend of techniques to help clients achieve their goals.
Judy Cody, a licensed Cosmetologist with over 25 years of experience, describes herself as someone with “a big heart for seniors”. Judy has been the lead nail technician with the Riverwalk Spa since 2014, and in addition to manicures and pedicures, offers facial waxing, lash/brow tinting, and paraffin treatments to soothe and soften the skin.
Karen Reilly holds a license from the State of North Carolina in Cosmetology, and has practiced in the Asheville area for over 15 years. Karen provides waxing and facial services, lymphatic treatments, and is a brand representative for Phytobiodermie, a Swiss-made energetic skincare line.
Mary MacGregor is a licensed Esthetician, an LPN with over 40 years of experience, and a certified Healing Touch practitioner. Specializing in the care of mature skin, Mary brings her considerable knowledge regarding the specific qualities of aging skin, the products and treatments which best address these qualities, and therefore, provide the greatest benefits.