Holly BurtonFounder, Massage Therapist specialized in Lymphatic Drainage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Post Surgery Rehab
Dr Nicole KlughersNaturopathic Physician and Acupuncture Specialist
Erica RiveraMassage and Ashiatsu Therapist
Lauren HartlettMassage Therapist specializing in Medical Massage Protocol
Liliana SkinnerRegistered Yoga Instructor and Thai Bodyworker
Jessica SailerEsthetician and Registered Yoga Instructor
Jennifer SamathSpecialist in Chinese Medicine, Cranial Sacral Therapist and Reiki
Stephanie MacLeayReiki Master and Medium
Cheryl YeagerMassage Therapist and Reiki Master
Meg GionnattiReflexologist and Reiki Master
Dr Nicole Klughers
Dr. Nicole Klughers is a licensed naturopathic physician, acupuncture specialist, nature lover, educator and life enthusiast. Dr. Nicole’s passion for health care started when she was only 14 years old while working at a small-town pharmacy as the pharmacist’s assistant. Inspired by the daily interactions she observed amongst the dedicated pharmacist and his appreciative patients, Dr. Nicole decided to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy.
“Being trained as a pharmacist and exposed to the inner workings of conventional medical care allowed me to fully recognize that pharmacy was not the way I wanted to help people.”
Through unique experience in the field of pharmacy and personal commitment to self-discovery and growth, Dr. Nicole realized her purpose was to provide health care with a different approach. Eager to help others in a way that allowed for holistic and natural healing, Dr. Nicole embarked upon the journey of becoming a Naturopathic Physician at the University of Bridgeport where she simultaneously earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture. Graduating summa cum laude, “With Highest Honors,” Dr. Nicole also received the awards for both Clinical Excellence and All-Around Excellence from the College of Naturopathic Medicine at University of Bridgeport.
“Becoming a naturopathic physician has allowed me to help people with a strong sense of honor, passion and pride. I am confident that I am supporting individuals to truly heal by addressing the root cause of illness.”
In efforts to create a healthier, sustainable, more aware and joyful world, Dr. Nicole regularly educates communities and develops hands-on workshops. Dr. Nicole focuses to empower the public with information to better live a life of wellness. Outside of the USA, Dr. Nicole serves in vulnerable communities where individuals’ rights to health are not recognized and believes naturopathic medicine can provide a sustainable means of healthcare in developing countries.
“Individuals I work with become empowered to take their health into their own hands and are ready to feel like the best version of themselves, like they deserve to!”
Dr. Nicole’s clinical training consists of a wide range of care settings throughout the U.S. including: private practice, inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, community clinic, inpatient psychiatric institution, substance abuse treatment facility, and medical missions abroad in Italy, Jamaica, Guatemala and Ecuador. She has trained under esteemed leaders of the naturopathic profession with focus on Naturopathic Endocrinology, Mental Wellness, Women’s Health, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Oncology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Nicole has an enthusiastic, optimistic and inventive attitude. She feels it necessary to constantly keep an open mind and stay receptive to unconventional possibilities that often provide overlooked solutions to recurring issues. She enjoys being active outdoors, submersing herself amidst various arts and world cultures and preparing wholesome, healthy meals to enjoy with family and friends.
Erica has been a bodyworker for almost 2 decades. She graduated from CCMT 2002 with a degree in massage therapy. She is also certified and specializes in prenatal massage and Ashiatsu massage. She is passionate about providing high-quality care for her clients and promoting self-care. Her calm presence helps instill peace of mind to all. Erica is a busy mom with 2 kids and a dog alongside her practice.
Lauren aspires to educate individuals on reducing and managing their pain, working through their anxiety, and improving their overall health through manual massage and general wellness insight. She received her LMT certification in 2015 from Brandford Hall Career Institute and continued onto her Medical Massage Practitioner Certification to specialize in treating people with acute and chronic issues.
Lilliana is a registered yoga instructor and Thai bodyworker. She started with her yoga teacher training in 2013 at. From there she was introduced to Thai massage. She soon realized she had a good ability at reading people’s bodies and their energy and her yoga students really benefited from her adjustments in class so she started to explore expanding her practice into Thai bodywork. Her goal is to see people happy with their pain gone. She likes to connect with her clients to really understand their needs and meet their goals. People that can’t move and stretch on their own get the benefits of yoga. Lili got trained at the Lotus palm institute of Thai massage and bodywork. She has gone on to train in Thai style head massage at Kripalu in 2016 with Sukha Wong and has further continued her education with 24 hr continuing credits from Michael Sitzer. She is also Reiki 1 certified. Lili is an avid yogi and climber. She loves nature and the outdoors and spending time with her fiance and cat Sandy.
Jessica Sailer is a licensed Esthetician who finds creating holistic concoctions and sharing her knowledge with others exhilarating. She has always enjoyed making her own products from random kitchen ingredients to help her skin which paved the way for her to study esthetics and herbology. She has struggled with acne since she was a teen but became worse when she turned 18 and caused her to fall into an unhealthy state of mind. Throughout many trial and errors, she found that healing skin disorders came from an internal standpoint rather than external. She believes through fresh diet, positive mental health, and lifestyle choices determine skin’s health. Yoga plays a huge role in skin health as well considering we hold a lot of stress and emotions within our internal organs causing imbalances in the skin. The study of the self (Svadhyaya) is extremely beneficial and important to understand one’s own personal healing process and patterns from physical and mental health. She pursues a holistic way of living every day not only with her products but through art, travel, yoga, and meditation. She aspires to continue learning new ways to enhance her natural day to day routine through the people she meets and experiences she comes by.
Jessica has been practicing Herbalism for 1 yr., Esthetics for 3 yrs., Yoga for 3 yrs, and has been teaching yoga since 2018. She is a Level 1 herbalist, licensed Esthetician, and a certified yoga instructor. Jessica enjoys traveling, handcrafting jewelry, cuddling and hiking with her dog, and simply being enveloped by the sun.
Jennifer Samath is a specialist in Chinese Medicine, Cranial Sacral, and Reiki. It is Jennifer’s lifelong passion and calling to help and serve humanity. She works closely to provide and improve quality care catered to each unique individual and communities. She has been in practice for 2 years in Acupuncture; 4 years in Cranial Sacral Therapy, 9 years in Reiki, and 10 years in ZGTN. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture and TCM from University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute, Masters in Chinese Herbology, Associates in Theater Arts, and Associates Minor: Business Administration and was also awarded Valedictorian Award in Academic Achievement in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2018, China Scholarship Award 2014, Dedication and Service to Patients in Integrated Clinic Award 2014.
She is certified in Reiki 1, 2, Cranial Sacral Therapy Levels 1-3, Mind-Body, Zheng Gu Tui Na Levels 1-4, Level 1 Teacher Training ZenZouk Fundamentals. Furthermore, she is affiliated with the Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM), Healthprofs, Wisdom Path Healing Center. Jennifer enjoys Brazilian Zouk Dance, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Arts: Self-Defense, Hiking, Internal Martial Arts, Exercise and Fitness, Surfing, Sports, Boxing, Fitness, Writing, Research, Singing, Drum and Sound Circles, Crystal and Stone Jewelry Making.
Stephanie is a Reiki Master, dietician and medium. She is highly intuitive and comprehensive in her practice including integrating holistic health counseling, breath work, meditation and energy cleansing. Stephanie offers Reiki healing, tarot reading and workshops. She is passionate about supporting people through personal and spiritual development and is also an advocate for women’s empowerment. Stephanie loves to cook nutritious food, enjoys painting and yoga.
Cheryl graduated from Cortiva School of Massage therapy in 2014. She is an aromatherapist, Reiki practitioner, yoga instructor and botanical artisan. Cheryl is also the owner and founder of spoiled LLC. You can find some of her products in our boutique. Cheryl specializes in Swedish relaxation massage.
Meg has been practicing Reiki and Reflexology for over a decade. Alongside her practice, she is an artist and is the owner and founder of neighboring artist collective ArtFish42. Meg instills peace, grounding, and wisdom into her sessions.