Licensed Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner
Claudia Sylva brings years of experience to Face Body Spirit. Her true passion is supporting the well-being of her clients. Claudia is certified and licensed by the State of New Hampshire and is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the Society for Oncology Massage.
A 1991 graduate of the New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts, Claudia studied under the gifted teacher Dr. Robert Berube. She has received advanced training and certification in a number of holistic healing modalities, including training with Reiki Master Libby Barnett, as well as advanced training in oncology massage with Tracy Walton.
Claudia was involved in the Touch Research Institute’s program at the Miami School of Medicine, assists in the Physical Therapy Department at Portsmouth Hospital, and trained in Safe Touch modalities for survivors of abuse.
Claudia extends beyond basic massage therapy to help male and female clients of all ages and backgrounds become healthful individuals. Her commitment is to provide specific and safe treatment to each client in a nurturing environment.
Andrea McLaughlin, LE
Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician
Andrea McLaughlin is a licensed massage therapist and licensed esthetician with experience offering both massage and skincare services.
Andrea graduated from the NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts, is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), assuring high quality massage therapy standards. She is trained in various techniques and adjunctive therapies including reflexology, reiki and hydrotherapy.
In addition to her training in therapeutic massage, Andrea also completed a 750 hr course in skincare from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics with over 15 years’ experience as a licensed esthetician, having worked in both spa and medical settings. Her additional expertise includes essential oil therapy, product and ingredient analysis, and advanced facial massage.
Andrea offers a variety of facial services, as well as face waxing, brow design and lash tinting. As an esthetician, her mission is to address the skin from an individual perspective, with the ultimate goal of creating optimal skin health. This begins with the basics as a first line of defense—a process to correct, protect and maintain. Ultimately, she can help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate products for your skin type and develop a skincare regimen for results you can see and feel. Additionally, she provides an experience that is relaxing and pleasurable.
Andrea has a passion for learning and keeps abreast of the latest industry research and developments. She is sensitive to the needs and expectations of each individual and provides education in order to empower her clients to make informed choices when it comes to their own self-care.