RIVA Health & Wellness - Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Julia Spears, MD is a plastic surgeon with significant teaching experience. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 1987, Dr. Spears completed her Bachelor of Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Post-Baccalaureate Program in 1992. Dr. Spears finished her M.D. at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1996. She underwent general surgery training at Temple University Hospital before continuing her residency in the Section of Plastic Surgery and joined the faculty at Temple University Hospital as an assistant professor. Over the next 7 years, she became an associate professor of plastic surgery and assistant program director of the residency program. In 2007, she joined Dr. Amit Mitra in the formation of Hahnemann Center for Plastic, Cosmetic and Hand Surgery and became an assistant professor at Drexel University. Dr. Spears is an expert in her field and she brings her wealth of knowledge to every patient conversation.
- Medical College of Pennsylvania
- Temple University Hospital
Residency in Plastic Surgery
- Temple University, Philadelphia
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Spears is a member of the following professional organizations:
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Spa Riva - Meet Our Technicians
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.
Lash Tint and Lift
Tiana Torres comes with over 5 years of extensive experience in the spa industry. She calls herself “the art of eyelash extensions” Her specialty and goal is to help bring out the natural beauty of one’s eyes and face. We offer a variety of options to accent your natural beauty including the hottest new trend called Lash Tint and Lift.
Tiana has built up a devoted and large clientele and we are proud to have her on board. She offers the utmost quality, professionalism and customer service. The devotion of this ever growing clientele stems from her commitment to provide the latest trends and techniques while being innovative in her industry. Tiana gets booked up very quickly so call now for your appointment.
The new and exciting hype: Lash lift and tint. This treatment is designed to darken and lift lashes without adding false strands. With this procedure, your natural lashes are lifted up and filled with a special pigment. As a result, you will come out with thick, dark and long beautiful natural lashes with a curve upwards. Maintenance is approximately every 4 weeks for a touch up.