About Well Spa & Fitness
The Well of Life Center is blessed by the opportunity to offer our clients, and our community, a place to find solitude and healing. Founded on the purpose that the body has the ability to heal itself, the Well of Life has strived to offer modalities that support this process.
One of those modalities is massage, something near and dear to my heart. Having been a licensed massage therapist and esthetician I have personally experienced and seen the benefits these modalities can provide. The International Spa Association defines a spa as “a place devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body, and spirit.”
In keeping with these principles, Well Spa & Fitness provides services that are intended to be restorative, relaxing, and, most importantly, therapeutic. In this way, we continue to support and develop the intention behind our nutritional and chiropractic departments: to assist and support our clients with long-standing structural, physiological and emotional dis-ease. In so doing, we strive to help calm the senses and establish a new level of health and wellness.
I hope you find your time at Well Spa & Fitness to be fruitful. We are looking forward to being part of your journey, as you discover a renewed sense of being in your journey to overall health.
Founder and Critical & Chronic Care Clinician
Well of Life Center
Meet our Well Spa & Fitness Team
Catherine Van Schuyler
Director of Operations
Catherine Van Schuyler has been a part of the Well of Life team since 2009. She has worked very carefully with Cynthia, the owner of the Well of Life, to develop and open Well Spa & Fitness to provide exceptional spa and fitness services to our clients and members of our community.
Cheryl began working for the Well of Life as a CranioSacral Practitioner in March of 2012.
“Working at the Well is a joy. Working with like-minded people whose focus is serving others and supporting their natural way of life is a blessing. As a client, the understanding and knowledge of the practitioners in helping me get rid of my chronic conditions are greatly appreciated.”
Sophia brings great knowledge and understanding of holistic health care as it relates to Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, and Acupuncture. She practices from the approach that optimum health can be obtained by eliminating the root of the problem and balancing the body’s energy. Sophia has studied and practiced in India as well as New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and Cupping.
Jonathan started working at the Well of Life Center in October of 2016. He brings over 18 years of experience and thousands of massages to improve the quality of life of those he serves.
“My massage style combines various modalities to tailor a massage to meet the specific needs of my clients. I would describe my approach as both analytical, where I am continually assessing what I feel and how to address it, and artistic, where, through my flow and intention, I desire to create an experience for the recipient. Upon completion of the massage, the client should feel that someone cares about them, that their concerns were effectively addressed, and that their health and well-being moved in a positive direction.
I look forward to joining a team of holistic professionals who effectively identify and address the needs of the greater community.”
Gina Burke came to Well Spa & Fitness in January of 2018 as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in pain and injury.
Gina has been a massage therapist since 1994. She has close to 40 certifications and specialty training in massage and bodywork. Her approach to her sessions is to customize every session to each client’s needs, every time.
Christine joined our team at Well Spa and Fitness in January 2018 as a massage therapist.
“I graduated from a massage therapy program in 2016. When I found employment at Well Spa and Fitness, I knew I had found my calling and my home. It is a joy and an honor to work with the staff and clients here. I am delighted to offer my professional services and to continue to grow both spiritually and as a therapist.”
Well Spa & Fitness Esthetician, Certified Oncology Esthetician
Denisse began working at the Well of Life Center in July of 2015 as an Esthetician with Well Spa & Fitness. Denisse graduated from Roman Academy of Beauty Culture in 2009 for esthetics. She also has experience as a make-up artist through a work study in New York City. Her favorite services are facials and Brazilian waxes.
“My favorite part of work is that it doesn’t feel like work…it’s fun! I meet clients from all walks of life and it is an encouragement to me when I can help the client’s day be a little better, like a dose of sunshine.”
Well Spa Esthetician
Andrea comes to Well Spa & Fitness with 11 years of experience as a licensed Esthetician. Andrea graduated from The Vision Academy in Allentown, PA in 2006. She has a passion for healthy skin along with advancing skin care technology, not only for herself, but for others as well. She believes in personalized treatment plans and products that produce proven results. She also believes a regimented skin care routine that includes home maintenance in combination with facial services delivers the best outcome.
“Let me help you feel good about the skin you’re in.”
Tanya first came to yoga looking for a different form of exercise and quickly realized it is so much more. After practicing yoga, she noticed she did feel stronger, but also lighter and at peace. No other form of exercise gave her that. She wanted to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga, and took the 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training under the direction of Elle Kaplan, and actually began teaching two months into the training.
Tanya teaches from a place of fun and caring. She begins with the foundation and builds the pose from the ground up, focusing on alignment, the breath, and finding the balance between effort and ease.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to teach yoga to others so that they too may feel stronger, more flexible, balanced, and at peace.”
Tara came to the Well of Life Center in November of 2013 after battling with irregular menstrual cycles, digestive distress, and weight gain. After only a year, she was on the fast track to healing, and joined the team as a Fitness Instructor in 2014, coupling her passion for physical fitness with her desire to help others achieve such success and healing.
“I have always been active, but it was only a few years ago that I really found my passion for physical fitness. I believe my struggle that led me to the Well was of divine intervention to direct me to help others achieve their optimal healing.”
Pilates and Ballet Instructor
Sharon began working at the Well of Life Center in August of 2015 as a Ballet Barre and Mat Pilates instructor. She trained at Bravo! Dance in Wilkes-Barre, PA under the direction of Trinette Singleton, formerly of Joffrey Ballet. Sharon has a B.A. degree in Performing Arts with a focus in Ballet from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. She has performed with Roxey Ballet, Repertory Dance Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, and Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. In 2014, Sharon received her Pilates Mat Certification from the Kane School offsite campus in Doylestown, PA under the training of Barbi Fury.
“I enjoy working with people of all ages to improve their quality of movement and to obtain a more balanced muscular recruitment pattern.”
Barbi loves working with clients at all levels, from beginner through advanced, but her specialty is working with the injured client, whether that client is dealing with a chronic physical condition or more recent acute injury. She enjoys the challenge of evaluating the physical body when it is not working in an efficient and balanced fashion, and then devising a plan that will help to stabilize, strengthen, and regain healthy functional movement to the injured area and balance to the whole body.
Barbi Fury was trained and fully certified through the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and holds additional certifications in Prenatal Pilates, Pilates and Osteoporosis, and Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Pilates. Class sizes are kept small to allow for more personal experience and a deeper connection to the body and the core principles of the Pilates method. Her understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and common injuries will make even the most hesitant client feel confident that they can have a safe movement experience while building strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness during a class or private session.
“I love being able to witness the profound changes that happen with a consistent Pilates practice, both physically and emotionally, as clients begin to realize the beautiful strength and balance that they possess within.”
Debbie Papson came to the Well of Life Center in August 2010 for fibromyalgia symptoms and general feeling of not being herself. Debbie started working at the Well of Life in Customer Service in November of 2010.
“I have always been interested in health related issues. The Well’s approach to wellness and health is extremely different than anything I have come across. It’s a simple common sense approach. Everyone at the Well has a passion for what they are doing. How wonderful to find and be able to work for a place such as this!”
Dana began working at the Well of Life Center in January of 2017.
“Every day at the Well brings an opportunity to learn, and to better one’s quality of life in the safest way possible. From the first day, I have felt welcomed as a part of the team, which is kind of like a family. I count it a blessing to be able to work alongside the Well to help all sorts of people with a more natural approach to healthcare.”