Our Staff

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Suzanne E. Snyder
Director

Suzanne graduated from Northeastern Institute of Whole Health in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1998. During her studies at the institute she specialized in hydrotherapy, shiatsu and neuromuscular massage. Over the past 16 years she has studied a wide variety of healing techniques, including reflexology, energy work and the use of herbs and medicinal plants.

After practicing in New Hampshire for four years with Dr. Mark Peterson, Suzanne moved to the Charlottesville area and began teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Advanced Myofascial Release at the Virginia School of Massage. Within a few months she was promoted to director of the school where she served for nearly four years. During this time she also served on the board of directors for the Virginia Career College Association and the Career College Advisory Board of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.

In 2006, Suzanne completed an Esthetics program at the American Spirit Institute. Cityspa is the platform for Suzanne and other like-minded practitioners to bring their many years of education and experience in enhancing the health and well-being of their guests through the use of manual therapies, hydrotherapy, energy work and the use of healing plants.

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Laurel
Certified Massage Therapist

Laurel graduated from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy located in Virginia Beach in 2008. From her training, and over the years she has gained experience and knowledge by working in many different environments including a chiropractic office, a fitness center, and a luxury spa. She has received continuing education in hot-stone massage, cupping, tuning fork therapy, prenatal massage and energy work. Laurel also has attended training in spa treatments such as body wraps and scrubs. When Laurel begins your treatment, you will know in an instant that you are in expert hands. She will relax you and relieve your tight and sore muscles with a customized massage or body treatment.

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Joanna
Certified Massage Therapist

Joanna is an incredibly effective massage therapist. Many have described her treatment as the best they have ever received. She graduated from Augusta School of Massage Therapy of Georgia in 2010. Joanna has two years of experience working with marathon runners and boxers. She excels in a modality called The Rossiter System which helps athletes improve their performance and relieve pain from injuries. Rossiter is the fastest and most effective way to release connective tissue. The Rossiter System states that when a person is under tremendous stress, either physical or emotional, it is like a slow, deliberate trauma being delivered to the body. Joanna is trained to release the stress and bring release and healing to the body. She specializes in alleviating chronic pain and helping people stop the injury cycle. Visit www.rossiter.com for more detailed explanation.

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Jessica
Esthetician, wax technician, makeup/color consultant

Jessica is a graduate of Steiner Institute of Esthetics. Her goal is to help her guests look their personal best, after the facial and beyond. She will apply her knowledge of ingredients to your particular needs. Jess loves her profession and is always learning. She will listen to what you have to say and guide you in your home care. Her mission is to partner with you to achieve the best outcome for your complexion. She provides the facial and professional advice, and you provide the home care to maintain your personal best. We use Pevonia Botanica, a French ultra-premium, all natural skin care line that uses only the finest, most natural ingredients. Treat yourself to a facial with Jessica today!

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Frances Carter
Certified Massage Therapist

Frances Carter is a graduate of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in Falls Church, Virginia. She will design your session based on your individual needs. Carter specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial release and trigger point therapy. She will blend together specific modalities to relax you and release your sore muscles.

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Emily
Certified Massage Therapist

Emily has 12 years of experience as a massage therapist. A graduate of the Virginia School of Massage in 2004. She specializes in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and Swedish. Using these modalities she will address issues in the body, either from injuries or fascia restrictions. Emily customizes each massage to be both relaxing and effective. Emily also is an instructor in Yoga. She applies her knowledge gained through her study of Yoga to unwind, and release the muscles and tendons that are the source of discomfort.

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Micah
Nail Technician

Micah is an outstanding nail technician. She has 9 years of experience and will educate you regarding your home care of your nails for optimum growth and strength. Her skills are superior and you will enjoy the results. We practice "natural nails", so you look nice today and still have healthy nails tomorrow. Micah is a pleasant person and your treatment will be enjoyable.

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Chase
Certified Massage Therapist

Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage. He is a naturally talented and skilled therapist. He is great at listening to what you need and then customizing your treatment to achieve your goals. Many guests have experienced relief for numb fingers and hands, hip issues, foot pain, headaches and back pain. Chase is skilled in deep tissue, neuromuscular and myofacial realease. He offers his guests real solutions and lasting relief.

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Angela
Massage Therapist, Receptionist

Angela is a skilled and talented massage therapist. She is also a very caring and thoughtful person. Angela specializes in Swedish, myofascial release and deep tissue massage. She graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in 2010 and has added to her skill set through continuing education in trigger point therapy and energy work. Angela will customize your treatment to achieve your goals - relaxation and relief from pain.

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Carmen
Certified Massage Therapist

Carmen has 18 years of experience as a massage therapist. She graduated from the New York College of Health Professionals in 1997. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone massage. Carmen provides a very relaxing, therapeutic massage. She will customize your massage and apply different modalities in order to achieve results.

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Bridget
Certified Massage Therapist

Bridget graduated from the Virginia School of Massage in 2006. She is an amazing therapist and person. Her specialties include pre-natal massage, myofacial release, energy work, and neuromuscular massage. You will receive a deeply relaxing, therapeutic massage that will relieve your sore muscles and calm your mind. Book your appointment today and get on the path to better muscular health and overall well being.