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 a licensed esthetician with extensive experience offering both massage and skincare services.
Andrea is a graduate of the NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts, is nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is trained in Swedish Massage, neuromuscular techniques, and adjunctive therapies such as nutrition, reflexology and hydrotherapy.
In addition to her training in therapeutic massage, Andrea also received training in skincare from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and has over 10 years' experience as a licensed esthetician working in both spa and medical settings. She also has special training in essential oil therapy and advanced facial massage.
Andrea offes a variety of facial services as well as face waxing, brow design and lash tinting. As an esthetician, it is her mission to be your skin's first line of defense--to correct, protect and maintain--starting with the basics. She will work with you to create the best skincare regime for your lifestyle and budget, and help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate products for your individual needs. Her goal is to provide you with results that you can see and feel, along with a relaxing, pleasurable experience.
Andrea has a passion for learning and keeps track of the latest industry research and developments. She has a strong desire to educate and empower clients to take responsibility for their health and well-being. She believes in the healing power of touch, the importance of listening to her clients' concerns as she strives to meet the needs of each individual. Her expertise and caring nature makes clients feel as if they were her only client for the whole day.