Spa Riva - Meet Our Technicians
Medical Aestheticians and Certified Laser Technicians
Kristen Scipione Kristen is a results-driven Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician with successful experience. She has distinguished strengths in enhancing patients’ personal appearances using the latest technology and continued higher education. She possesses a special talent for analyzing skin, performing extractions, and determining a successful plan of treatment for the best result. Kristen has been a licensed Aesthetician since 2004. She has a pleasant personality with a proven track record of practicing safe, effective, and hygienic aesthetics. She effectively determines appropriate, successful treatments for patients with the highest level of guest services. She delivers a bespoke experience that is undeniably unique for every guest. She is a highly trained medical aesthetic technician who listens to your specific requests and concerns to provide a level of personalized service that is unmatched.
Tarsha Griffith Tarsha is a passionate and progressive Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve satisfactory results. She has been a licensed Aesthetician for 13 years and is equipped with the ability to create specific skin care regiments geared towards each clients needs.She has a positive energy and a magnetic personality that pulls you in.
Rasheeda Massey Rasheeda’s natural passion for all things leading to beautiful skin and the thirst for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skin care industry is what sparked her interest in becoming an Aesthethican. Rasheeda is dedicated to the highest level of patient care. She enjoys searching for the best techniques and result – driven products, while providing superior skin care treatments with visible outcomes that benefit her patients’ overall healthy well-being.
Rasheeda specializes in a variety of aesthetic skincare services including treatments for rosascea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, mature, acne and/or acne prone skin. She is also trained in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, LED therapy, IPL.
Erika Ianoale is a Philadelphia-based Aesthetician sought out for her unique approach to skincare that combines a bespoke cocktail of anti aging products, her unique facial movements using deep lymphatic massage and contouring techniques. Ianoale’s focus is special pressure points on the face, neck and chest releasing chronic tension, creating more definition, freeing toxins to clear acne and a pronounced de-puffing effect. Afterward, your skin will feel stronger, alive and more vibrant than it has in years.
Erika has been a certified, practicing Aesthetician in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2004. Her extensive global travels found her learning about other culture’s practices of self care. In every region she was struck by the baths and Hamams in Turkey, the use of masks in Europe, and the cross cultural use of exotic herbs, spice oils, and creams found in Asia. The fascination she developed for global wellness ignited a passion within her to bring her knowledge back and apply it to her 13 year practice as a Senior Aesthetician at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa in Philadelphia. She continues to grow and perfect her practice at Spa Riva + Wellness. Erika finds it extremely important to incorporate the mind, body, and spirit in all elements of her practice. She is dedicated to sharing her passion for wellness to assist those on their own journey to feel like their best selves inside and out.
Tanya Atiyeh, R.N. is a registered nurse in the Lehigh Valley. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 at Barry University in Miami, FL and started her career in intensive care. Tanya found her niche in aesthetics and is now practicing as an advanced certified nurse injector. Tanya is very detail oriented and meticulous in her work. “The thing I like best about injecting is the wow effect—I love it! The immediate result the patient can appreciate from the treatment chair is amazing. The patient walks out of the office feeling and looking good.” She has a passion for helping her clients achieve a more natural youthful appearance through the practice of cosmetic injectables. She truly enjoys the artistry of injectable fillers and considers each patient’s face her work of art. Tanya sees patients in the Allentown office as well as offsite events. On her free time, Tanya enjoys traveling to sunny places (with sunscreen of course) and outdoor activities.
Massage - Meet Our Massage Therapists
Nadeen Seldon, NCBT, National Certified Massage Therapist
With over 8+ years of extensive training and continuing education as a Licensed Massage Therapist we are very excited and proud to add Nadeen Seldon with her vast and unique Massage services to our team. Nadeen holds a National Certification from the National Massage Therapy Institute. She is a highly regarded honor student; holds a BA in Social work from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the National Leadership Honor Society. Her decision to endeavor on becoming a licensed massage therapist is personal and passionate after losing her only brother to cancer. Nadeen is very compassionate and does not like to see people in pain or have to rely on medication which makes her dedicated to providing quality therapeutic massage and educating people on maintaining and upholding a healthy and well-balanced life. Nadeen is an excellent communicator and empathetic listener, and she upholds the highest standards of ethics, discretion and professionalism at all times. Nadeen’s clients are a diverse group of all ages including children.
Nadeen has an immense and diversified array of services including:
- Swedish & Hot Stone Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Chair Massage
- Couples Massage
- Sports Therapy & Body Wraps
- Indian Scalp Massage
- Relaxation Therapy
- Prenatal Massage
- Trigger Point Release Therapy including a very unique biomat therapy and deep tissue massage, which she incorporates into her massages depending on the needs and preferences of the client. She also has an acupuncture mat that can be utilized if needed.
We are excited to have Nadeen as part of our Riva Health+Wellness team.
Sarah Waldhorn, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah Waldhorn is a PA- licensed massage therapist living in Philadelphia, PA. She is fluent in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point therapy. She usually uses a combination of these, as needed, in individual sessions. She is currently undergoing additional certification for CMMP – certified medical massage practitioner – through the prestigious Science of Massage Institute, the only Medical massage establishment currently being endorsed and employed by the Mayo Clinic. Sarah is primarily interested in clinical application of massage for healing of acute and chronic dysfunction to affect and promote cleansing and healing of the client’s physical and emotional bodies. She considers her work a deep privilege and loves to share the preciousness of letting go as well as the joy of embodiment. She can be scheduled for 60, 90 or 120 minute sessions and employs cupping and aromatherapy, as needed or requested, free of additional charge. For more information on medical massage and to see if it could benefit you, Sarah invites you to the website www.scienceofmassage.com.
Mary Ellen Sallemi, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist
Mary Ellen is a Licensed graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute and has been practicing Massage Therapy for close to 10 years. After many years in the stressful corporate world, Mary Ellen has come to realize that performing massage is her true calling in life. She is passionate about her work and finds giving massage almost as relaxing as receiving it! She truly enjoys to do bodywork whether the client is looking for simple relaxation or relief from chronic pain. “This is a field of health care that is growing rapidly and i’m proud to be a part of it.” She enjoys helping others reach their ultimate health goals and seeing physical improvements.
Mary Ellen prefers to create a customized massage using a combination of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myo-fascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Hot Stones to suit her client’s specific needs.
Fitness - Meet Our Trainers
Acupuncture - Meet Our Technician
Adam Waldhorn, M.S. OM, L.Ac., L.OM
US (NCCAOM) & PA Medical board certified practitioner of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Holistic Health counselor
Born in Israel, raised in Switzerland, Adam has lived on three continents and has an international background in six languages, as well as formal studies in Biology, Psychology and Philosophy. He has explored extensively Eastern Spirituality, including Yoga and Mahayana Buddhism, which inspired him to learn about his own roots in Judaism and Torah studies leading him into studies in Alternative/Complementary Medicine & Bodywork at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles and prestigious, US nationally accredited Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He graduated with excellence, holding a BA degree in Holistic Therapeutics and M.S. degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles. This included the most rigorous and extensive program in Oriental Medicine available in the US, comprising Western and Eastern Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal and Nutritional Medicine and Therapeutic healing exercises. Adam holds an additional Certification in Holistic Healthcare from the world-renowned Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California.
Nutrition - Meet Our Specialists
Marissa is a Registered Dietitian accredited through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed through the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated from West Chester University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her Dietetic Internship with Priority Nutrition Care based out of Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, she covered sports nutrition, adolescent eating disorders, food allergies and intolerances, community nutrition education, food service and clinical medical nutrition therapy.
With over four years of nutrition counseling experience, Marissa’s approach is to focus on every client as an individual, each with their own needs, challenges and goals. She believes that it is important to be available and supportive during the time of any client’s life changing journey to a state of total health and well being. Marissa is also a fitness enthusiast and is passionate about combining effective exercising with healthy eating habits to achieve full body wellness.