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Physicians & Staff

RIVA Health & Wellness - Meet Our Doctor

John K Eshleman D.O. has been in practice since 1978 after he graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Eshleman is a graduate from Elizabethtown College and earned a Masters in Chemistry Education from St. Joseph’s University.

Spa Riva - Meet Our Technicians

Licensed Aestheticians

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.


Certified Nurse Injector

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

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.


Sarah B. Todd, CMT, M.S., Certified Massage Therapist
Integrative Massage Therapist
Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Over 15+ years experience and graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Mendocino School of Holistic Massage.  Sarah is also a certified practitioner in Tui Na Chinese Ancient Massage. Tui Na uses a variety of hand techniques to increase flow of energy, Qi and blood. Acupoints are used to facilitate healing, harmonize yin and yang and prevent further injury. These modalities restore balance and is an important part of health maintenance.
Sarah’s specialties are Tui Na, Acupressure, Foot Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Polarity and Energy Balancing.  Sarah also performs cupping and advanced therapeutic modalities.

Fitness - Meet Our Trainers

Meet Josh. He teaches some of our favorite high-intensity classes, and he is one of our personal trainers. Josh has over fourteen years of ballet and contemporary dance experience. When did he decide to switch to fitness? “What made me get into fitness was the time I spent in physical therapy school. I felt like instructors didn’t have the well-rounded knowledge necessary to assist clients recovering from injuries, or even learning fitness for the first time.” Because of his background, Josh leads our classes such as Athletic Performance, and he takes a preventative approach. Starting in April, he’ll be teaching barre!

Chiropractor - Meet Our Chiropractor

Victoria Pagano-Hummel, DC, is known for her especially gentle-but-effective touch. She’s maintained a private practice in the Philly region for the last 15 years, where she specializes in women’s health issues.

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

Dietitian

Emily Pierce RD, LDN
Emily’s passion for nutrition began in high school while at her community YMCA. She saw flyers for healthy foods and decided to do some research. The spark was ignited. As a sophomore in high school she had found her passion and she never looked back! Emily completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Management at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and completed her dietetic internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH.

Before joining OnPoint, Emily worked full time as a clinical dietitian in long term care and medical rehab. She also worked at a cardiac rehab program instructing weight loss and wellness classes.  Emily lives in Maryland with her partner Stuart and cat, Jane. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and cheeseburgers (local grass fed beef-please!).


Zoe Fienman RD, LDN
Zoe obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Zoe’s commitment to nutrition started after registering for an elective nutrition course.  She instantly became fascinated by the science of the subject. After graduating, she completed her Dietetic Internship with Aramark and successfully passed the Registered Dietitian exam in August of 2014.

Before joining the team at OnPoint Nutrition, Zoe started her career at a weight management center, helping clients achieve weight loss goals ranging from 10-200 pounds. Looking to expand her experience, she took a position at Holy Redeemer Hospital as both an inpatient and outpatient Clinical Dietitian.  Zoe believes “a healthy diet is a diet that fits your lifestyle and is filled with an abundance of wholesome foods that are nutritious and flavorful!”  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and biking through downtown Philadelphia.


OnPoint Nutrition is a team of Registered Dietitians and nutritionists who specialize is one-on-one nutrition counseling. Our team advises on improvement of general health, weight loss and weight gain. Meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans are all welcome! Throughout the counseling process, our Registered Dietitians and nutritionists will provide educational materials, food/meal planning strategies, encouragement and support and the accountability to help you achieve your goals. Our focus is to help identify incremental ways for you to make healthier choices every day.  We focus on three key areas: nutrition education, active coaching, and long-term success.

Our team members possess academic backgrounds in nutritional sciences and have proven success with one-on-one counseling and weight loss coaching. They will be able to teach you, motivate you and help you commit to a healthier lifestyle. We were named Philly Happening’s Best of ’16 & ’17 and have been featured on Philly.com, 6abc news, Philadelphia Magazine and Be Well Philly for our simple, no nonsense approach.