Rob, Brandi, Brianna
Lauren Dubovsky, Office Assisstant
Lauren has a passion for all things natural. She currently studies herbalism, and practices using herbs, and yoga in her daily life. With a 6 year old daughter to keep her on her toes, she really sees the value in going green and keeping the planet healthy for a beautiful future for us all. She has 15 years experience in customer relations, and is also experienced in social media marketing. She also previously managed a yoga studio she also taught yoga at. She plays the role of Mama Bear to all of us here at the spa.
Brandi M. Bovell, LMT, CNHP, Owner
I love helping others through Massage Therapy, Natural Health Care, and wax hair removal. It makes me happy to know that I am fulfilling my passion every day making others feel less pain and stress. I became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist in March of 2006, Certified Natural Health Practitioner in January of 2009, and Certified Emergency Medical Technician in April of 2009. My husband Steve and I are proud parents of an energetic daredevil 6 year old son and a sassy but too adorable 2 1/2 year old daughter. We have a 2 year old pit bull at home named Shadow, who still has a lot of puppy in her, and loves to run up and down stairs. I like reading, traveling (especially camping), running, and playing with our kids. I swear by a daily yoga practice, which keeps me calm and centered in a busy world. I specialize in migraine relief and sciatic nerve pain relief. Sports Massage and deep tissue are my favorite types of massage to perform or receive however I am able to customize whichever techniques are best for each client.
Some of my qualifications are listed below:
- Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
- Licensed By The Virginia Department of Health Professions
- Certified Natural Health Practitioner
- Certified Emergency Medical Technician
- Active Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
- Professional Member of The VA Chapter of Certified Natural Health Professionals
- Certified in CPR/ AED through American Heart Association
- Notary Public
- Earned over 600 continuing education units since 2006
- Recently completed training in Thai Yoga Massage Basic & Intermediate
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Infant Massage
- Thai massage
- Thai prenatal massage
- Pet massage
The Natural Health services I provide include:
- Paraffin treatments
- Ear candling
- Nutritional & Herbal Counseling
Rob Hudson, LMT
Life is great when everyone is happy. Life is adventurous when everyone is free. Life is beautiful when love is embraced by anyone. And I embrace them all simply because life has taught me some serious valuable lessons , one being massages. Ever since I began receiving massages 2-3 times a week for about 7 months, I’ve notice impeccable changes throughout my life, my body and even myself as a person. Life for me became 2x clearer, 5x peacefully and 10x better! I constantly admire and thank all of my mentors, family, friends, and even YOU for every word & action that is shared that supported me to become a better version of myself every day. I believe that we are all here to Teach! Learn! Grow! Love! Laugh! Live! And take Care of each other. That is my #1 reason I became a CMT. I am pleased to help generate happiness- peacefulness- healthfulness to all clients.
Some of my specialties include:
- Swedish massage
- Hot Stone
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point/ NMT
- Cranial Sacral
- Ionic Foot Detox
- CPR certification
Brianna Cardella, LMT, EMT
Hello all! I am a newly certified massage therapist looking to help relieve the stress and pain of others as well as facilitate healing of the body and mind. One of the things that motivates me is aiding the community and the people within it. I started helping people when I was 16 by becoming and EMT and volunteering in my county. I was working on my Associates and took Introduction to Massage Therapy as an Elective, after recognizing how effective massage therapy is towards pain relief and healing I decided to become certified. I strive to cater to the needs of each of my clients and provide the best therapeutic treatment to acheive their goals. I look forward to working with a wide variety of clientele and giving them the quality treatments they need and deserve.
My qualifications include:
Massage Therapy Board Certified for the state of Virginia
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Certified in CPR/AED through American Heart Association
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Active Isolated Stretching
Proprioceptive Muscular Facilitation Stretching
Orthopedic Assessment and Massage Therapy
Bobby Locke, LMT
Bobby has almost 20 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. He became interested in massage therapy because of his love for helping people, especially those with physical ailments. He listens to each clients individual needs and tailors each massage to best suit that person. He utilizes multiple healing modalities to get the best results. He makes a point to make each client feel comfortable and at ease during their massage. Bobby received his training in 1997 at the Florida School of Massage. He has been in the Richmond area for the past two years, and still has more of our beautiful city to explore. He has a rottweiler named Tio that he likes to take for walks around Belle Isle and Maymont Park. Bobby spends much of his free time reading about modern medicine and discussing it with his spouse, who is also in the medical field. He enjoys cooking Cuban food and taking care of his home garden.
Bobby's Areas of Specialization Include:
Deep Tissue Massage
Will Norton Jr., LMT (pic coming soon)
After five years as a massage therapist in the DC area, I recently moved to Richmond and I look forward to sharing my skills with you. Having worked everywhere from a boutique hotel to a comprehensive wellness clinic, I am fluid in a wide variety of styles. I am most passionate about deep therapeutic work and enjoy working with athletes of all skill levels. Whether it is fixing a trouble spot, helping rehab an injury, recovering from hard work, or helping you achieve peak performance (work or play!), I love helping you achieve your goals.
When not massaging, learning more massage techniques, or getting a massage, I enjoy playing rec field hockey and following my hometown sports teams – especially the Capitals (this is our year, right?). A natural introvert, you can often find me curled up with a good book or game. I love furry, four legged friends, cute cats and big dogs – I once had a Great Dane and hope to have another someday. I also enjoy discovering coffee shops and bakeries, which quite naturally leads me to spending rather more time at the gym. Everything in balance!
My Qualifications & Specialties include:
- National Board Certified Massage Therapist (BCTMB)
- Virginia Licensed
- Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
- CPR certified by the American Red Cross
- Certified Medical Massage Practitioner
Modalities I incorporate in massages include:
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- Stretching, both passive and active
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Hot Stone Massage
Courtney Foxe, LMT
Hello, I'm Courtney Foxe. I believe that the health of the community stems from the wellbeing of the individual. When I discovered Massage as a career choice it allowed me to combine my passion for loving people & the fulfillment I feel for helping others in a holistic way. I graduated from the massage therapy program at Northern Virginia Community College in 2014. Since then my passion for homeopathic and Ayurveda practices has only multiplied. I enjoy doing yoga, hoop dancing, reading, cooking, hiking, writing, and painting in my down time. Living a life of health and wellness, from being almost 10 years vegetarian or spending numerous afternoons atop the high peaks of a mountain, has allowed me to cultivate a deeply rooted love for preserving and maintaining a simple, homeopathic lifestyle. Guiding others to these practices in a way that they can not only feel but understand through massage and energy work is my passion. Although I'm just starting out I'm proficient in several modalities including but not limited to: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Chakra & Energy work, Sports Massage, AIS & PNF stretching, Trigger point, Aromatherapy, and Prenatal techniques. I’m so excited to continue to add to my skill set as a therapist and pour love and healing into the world through restorative techniques that engage body, mind, and spirit.
Haley Hallcom, Intern
Hello! My name is Haley. I am currently studying massage therapy at Chester Community College. I am very excited to be joining the Affordable Spa Service team as an intern! I know I will be learning many different valuable massage skills from the talented staff here!
Health and wellness have always been a passion of mine. When I was 16 years old, I began taking an interest in holistic healthcare, specifically exercise and eating healthy. Exercise helps clear my mind, and keeps me in balance. My passion for exercise lead me to becoming a certified personal trainer. Being a personal trainer was rewarding for me, because I was able to help my clients feel better about their bodies. It was there that I realized how much I love helping people, and decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. My goal for my clients is that I can help bring them to a place of healing and rest. That I can dissipate the aches, pains, and stress of their daily lives.
When I am not at work, I like to spend time outside with my boyfriend. We enjoy going to the lake and being in the sun. After a nice day on the lake, I cook a healthy meal and pair that with a glass of wine!
Taking the skills I have learned at Affordable Spa, I hope to someday work directly with a sports team as their massage therapist.
Deep Tissue Massage