We pride ourselves in the hiring of exceptional Massage Therapists and Estheticians experienced in many modalities. All Facials are offered by Dr. Hauschka trained & licensed estheticians. Our superb staff provides you with the ultimate in Therapeutic Massage and essential Skin and Body Care. Professional, courteous, and warm – you’ll always be welcome at this Oasis in the Berkshires. All Body & Soul therapists are licensed and highly trained to provide excellent bodywork, and have a combined 75 years of experience! Our professional treatment providers will ensure that you remain discreetly covered throughout your session.
AMANDA MCCALL, L.E.
Amanda graduated in 2005 from the The Chameleon School of Esthetics. She is a certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician, trained in the La Fleur Anti-Aging Facial, and has been an Esthetician and a Massage Therapist here at Body and Soul for the past 5 years. Amanda also serves a private clientele as a nurse. Amanda gives both a nurturing and healing facial, as well as massage.
DEBBIE SHIPPEE, L.E.
Debbie is a graduate of The New England School of Cosmetology and Esthetics where she received her license as an Esthetician. She is a certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetican, trained in the La Fleur Reparer Anti-Aging System, and has worked at Body and Soul since 2010. Debbie is also an Interior Decorator/Project Manager at Wingate Ltd in Great Barrington, where she has worked with gracious home furnishings and design for the last 10 years.
WENDY HIGGINS, L.E.
A graduate of Chameleon’s Schools of Esthetics in 2002 and Dr Hauschka certified in 2003, Wendy began working at Body & Soul in 2018. She has been working in the Healing Arts department of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health since 2004. Treatments are focused on your individual needs with nurturing care. Also specializing in enhancement of your natural beauty with makeup applications. Clients have called Wendy warm, thoughtful and thorough. Currently accepting client appointments on Thursdays.
LAURA WATERS (NIRA), L.E.
Laura Waters - known as Nira has been an esthetician with over 30 years experience in all fields of skin care - even owning 6 Day spas in different parts of the country. College educated in massage and facials in Charlottesville, MA and a Trainer and Sales representative for 3 skin care and make-up lines, her education includes Catherine Hughes Institute in Boston, MA., Dr Hauschka Esthetic Training, Advanced Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics Training in the U.S. and Germany. Proficient in Reiki, Reflexology, facial massage, and brow shaping and waxing, Nira is known to give kind and caring attention in all of her professional consultations.
REBECCA L. BUBRISKI, LMT
Rebecca has worked with a private clientele and personal following for over 4 years since graduating Mildred Elley College in 2010. While striving to promote relaxation, alleviate stress and aid in pain reduction, Rebecca has also provided Massage Therapy sessions at not-for-profit organizations and Chair Massage amenities at community events in the Berkshires.. Her skilled training includes Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Sports and Trigger Point Therapies. She continues her education while providing an enthusiastic and caring approach, while assisting clients in reaching their wellness goals. "Everyday is a new opportunity for positive change and personal growth" states Rebecca, who acquired a repeat clientele in her first few months at Body and Soul!
LINDA FRIES, LMT
Linda has 14 years experience as a Massage Therapist. She graduated in 2003 from Berkshire Community College Massage Therapy Program with straight A’s, and has completed advanced neck and back massage workshops. Linda specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Exfoliating Salt Scrub/Body Polish. A practitioner at Body & Soul for over 11 years, Linda is renowned for her tireless energy and willingness to go "the extra mile", and has built a steady and loyal following.
LEAH GULMI, LMT
After becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1998, with over 21 years in practice, Leah has focused on providing a compassionate approach to pain and stress management, with modalities that include Trigger Point Therapy and a slow, intuitive, Deep Tissue Approach. Certified in 'Mother Massage' for pregnant women and specializing in light touch massage, Leah loves working with people through all stages of life, to experience less pain, more mobility, and reduced stress. Leah has been a practitioner at Body & Soul for over 15 years, where she has helped to create a safe place where her clients can feel free to let go and heal.
AMANDA MCCALL, LMT
In addition to being a Massage Therapist, Amanda has also been an Esthetician at Body and Soul for the past 5 years, and serves a private clientele as a nurse. She has over 15 years of experience and studied Therapeutic Massage at the Florida School of Massage. With a deep interest in helping people to heal on all levels. Amanda specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Craniosacral, and Hot Stone Massage Therapy.
LORI MEEK, LMT
Lori graduated from The Florida School of Massage (celebrating their 40th year in 2014) and has been with Body and Soul for 12 years. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone and Relaxation Therapy. When she is not caring for her clients, Lori enjoys designing and creating costumes, and caring for her two daughters, and spends her spare time enjoying long walks and hiking.
LAURA OTULAK, LMT
Laura has been a Massage Therapist for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Healing Hands Institute in Westwood, NJ, where she attained National Certification and New York Licensure Credits. She previously practiced in Scarsdale, NY at an upscale spa for 14 years with a very dedicated following, as she consistently gears her talent towards the needs of her clientele. Modalities include Swedish Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology, and Body Treatments. Her specialties include Hot Stone Massage.
When and as needed, we are pleased to also work with additional local 'On-Call' Certified Massage Therapists and Estheticians
ADRIANA SZYDA, LMT
Adriana completed her professional massage training in 1995 at the Swedish Massage Institute in New York City. Having over 18 years of clinical experience, she has developed a skill level that is praised by clients and colleagues alike. Since graduating, Adriana continues to enhance her knowledge through advanced professional training programs. She has professional level training in Deep Tissue Manipulation, and combines various Massage Therapy techniques, including Myofascial, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Approach, Craniosacral and Somato-Emotional Release Techniques, as well as Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage which makes every session a highly unique experience.