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TARALYN
FREDA
Taralyn Freda Nirvana Esthetician
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Owner
Licensed Aesthetician - Integrative Health Coach

Taralyn began her career over 20 years ago in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist and a licensed esthetician in PA and NJ. After battling adult acne her passion and love for skincare grew.  She wanted to be able to help others fix their skin so that they could feel more comfortable in their own skin.  So she followed her dream and finished Rizzieri Aveda School at the top of the class, with the highest GPA.

Taralyn spent the last couple years at Rescue Spa after being the lead esthetician at VirTu Spa in Moorestown, NJ.​

She loves what she does and believes that furthering education and knowledge is paramount. You can find her attending skincare seminars and classes regularly. Taralyn is also a healer.  As a level 2 Reiki that is Oncology skincare certified she is able to offer a relaxing and soothing treatment with a mix of medical esthetics to help you achieve your skin goals. 

Recently, she felt the need to help her clients on a deeper level so she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Integrative Health Coach and believes this is the path to helping her clients on the inside and out.

 

She believes beautiful skin requires commitment and here at Nirvana Health & Beauty, she can help you fulfill that

"Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not."

 
KATIE
SCHEIDT
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Licensed Esthetician 

After graduating from The Lancaster School of Cosmetology in 2011, Katie began her journey of helping people with their skincare goals. While there was a brief hiatus where she traveled the east coast being the lead singer in a cover band, Katie always found her way back into the skincare world. 

Having previously worked at The Rittenhouse Hotel & Spa in Philadelphia, Katie was trained in luxury spa services by Forbes. She received a personal score of service of 96%; a high score only 1% of all Forbes rated spa employees in the world have attained. Even without this, Katie always goes above and beyond to make her clients feel relaxed and to truly listen and help with their skincare needs. 

Katie has two approaches to her skincare method with her clients: knowing the right ingredients and products for the best results, and reducing stress. She believes giving her clients the knowledge of the ins and outs of skincare products while also encouraging them to take the necessary “me time” to get regular facials, are the best tools to achieve their skincare goals. 

Make your appointment with her today at Nirvana Health and Beauty and let her help you discover just how radiant your skin can be. 

"Beauty is being comfortable in your own skin."

 
 
SHARLIE
CHISHOLM
Licensed Esthetician 
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Sharlie's passion for skincare started when she was very young and along her journey of learning about taking care of her own skin, she discovered she wanted to help others achieve their skincare goals just as she did. 

 

After she graduated from the University of Delaware with her bachelor's degree, she studied esthetics at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute diving deeper into skincare. Sharlie values education because there is always more to learn. Furthering her education in skincare allows her to help clients in various aspects. She continues her education by learning about skincare ingredients, new products, innovations, and more. 

 

In addition to focusing on what you put on your skin and the importance of facial treatments, she focuses on how what you put into your body is important as well. Self-care goes hand and hand with skincare. She loves creating an environment where her clients can relax and unwind while receiving rejuvenating treatments.

 

“Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom”

LIZ
RIVERA
Licensed Esthetician 
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Liz Rivera is a Philadelphia native who received her license in esthetics in 2015 from PCI Academy in Ames, IA. She got into esthetics because she was struggling with her own acne management and wanted to learn how to better treat her skin conditions. While in school, Liz grew to love helping others accomplish their skin goals and be a part of their journey towards falling back in love with themselves. 

 

Liz is a recent graduate of Montgomery County Community College, where she received her AS in Public Health. She is continuing her studies at West Chester University to obtain a BS in Public Health with the goal of ultimately obtaining an MS in Public Health from their accelerated program. Liz believes that all areas of wellness are connected, which drives her passion for this work. She hopes to be able to coach her clients and eventually organizations through making these links, and ultimately making better choices from a holistic standpoint with a new perspective. 

 

As far as service styles are concerned, Liz’s approach is to listen first to the concerns of her clients. She then uses her knowledge and years of experience while working collaboratively with the client to figure out a plan of approach for their concerns. And most importantly, to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility where they can relax and trust that they are in good hands throughout the process. Anyone who has ever been serviced by Liz makes sure to request to see her again when they return, which they always do.

 
 
CANDACE
WILLIAMS
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 Certified Medical Injector

After listening to Candace explain the benefits of neurotoxin and dermal fillers, it’s easy to understand why she says aesthetics chose her. She became obsessed with beauty and immortality at a young age and all the ways to prevent aging and maintaining youth. So it was only natural after many experiences and a rigorous education in the life sciences, she decided to merge her artistic and scientific halves as a nurse injector. She states: “once I found out there was an area of nursing in which helping people look and feel good were the aims, I was sold!” ⠀⠀

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After training at the Institute for Laser medicine to become a certified medical injector, she began honing her craft and has continued to train in advanced injection techniques and utilization of various energy devices. Proficient in the placement of neurotoxin and temporary and semi permanent dermal fillers, Candace’s clients have the most amazing things to say. She takes time with each person to understand their individual wants and needs to help guide them to aesthetic perfection.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Born in Kingston, raised in Queens and Houston, Candace is empathetic and intuitive. which makes it easy for patients to talk to her. She has worked in the service industry as a server and personal trainer, and still serves as a nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 
COLLEEN
FOSTER
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Colleen is a highly skilled PA licensed massage therapist, specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports/cupping, gua sha, and hot stone massage.

  • She graduated from Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. 

  • In 2017 she was voted the Best Massage at Philly.com Readers’ Choice Awards.

  • Colleen has worked at some of the tops spas in the city including Topper's and Rescue Spa

 
LEAH
PORVAZNIK
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Licensed Massage Therapist

Leah has been practicing massage therapy since 2003, and is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Using techniques ranging from neuromuscular therapy to relaxation Swedish, Leah focuses in on target areas to maximize your time on the table.

She specializes in prenatal massage, massage for people impacted by cancer, neurological injuries, and other health concerns that massage is known to benefit. Throughout her career she has found a niche in serving those who experience pain from activity, from work, from trauma, or from illness.

Schedule with Leah on Saturdays and alternate Sundays.

 
HOLLY ARACE
Licensed Massage Therapist
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A native of Nashville, and a Philadelphian since 2013, Holly has specialized in somatic therapies and deeply relaxing massage for over 20 years. Incorporating deep tissue therapy, Reiki, and traditional Swedish Massage, she helps clients access the inner wisdom of their own body-mind connection. Holly is a certified yoga therapist, a Reiki Master Teacher, and welcomes clients experiencing trauma, grief, or stress. Her other specialties include reflexology and manual lymph drainage therapy.

 
TERICA
DANIEL
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Terica graduated massage school in 2015 from Cortiva Institute and has been dedicated to helping others since. She enjoys massage and loves for her clients to communicate the pain and areas of concern to get the best out of their experience! Her favorite modality is Swedish/relaxation massage along with some stretching. Her goal is to provide a professional, relaxing and comfortable environment for you, in hopes that you can continue on your journey to take care of your mind, body, and soul.

"Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you." -Katie reed

 
JAMARA
FRANCIS
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Jamara graduated from Anthem Institute in 2013 and has been practicing massage therapy for the past 9+ years. Jamara's goal is to create a positive impact on her clients' health and support them in their journey of wellness. She strives to assist each guest in reaching their goals of pain management, increased range of motion, and relaxation. Her modalities are Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, hot stone, and Himalayan salt. Whether coming in to relax or coming in for pain management Jamara is very versatile in adjusting to the client's needs.