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Affordable Spa Services
Providing Affordable Massage Therapy, Natural Health, and Wax Hair Removal Services

About Us

 

Rob, Haley, Rachael, Brandi, Will, Courtney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandi M. Bovell
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icensed & Insured Massage Therapist
Certified Natural Health Practitioner
Business Owner

I love helping others through Massage Therapy, and Natural Health Care.  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 7 year old son and a sassy, but too adorable 3 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 Professional 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 2000 continuing education hours since 2006

Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner

Advisory Board Member for ECPI, Centura, and Chester Career Colleges

Prenatal Massage Certified

Practiced Techniques:

Aromatherapy

Reflexology

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

Christina Brown

Licensed & Insured Aesthetician

I have been a licensed esthetician in Virginia since the Commonwealth started regulating skin therapists in 2007. I was trained and licensed in Maryland prior to 2007. My personal goal is to listen to each guest in order to understand what their skin concerns are and to explain to them how they can best care for their skin. 

I am a Virginia native and have extensive familial ties to Central Virginia.  I come from a tradition of hard working farmers and a family that has continually been focused on improving the community. My family and I love going to local parks, beaches, mountains, and doing anything outdoors.  My “non-working” time is spent corralling my toddlers and caring for “fur babies”.

I have always been interested in helping people to have healthy skin and I have been blessed to have mentors who helped me be a successful skin coach for the past 20+ years. I get significant personal satisfaction by helping others to boost their self-esteem, self-confidence and develop a positive self image.  I believe to achieve this we have to use a holistic approach and look beyond superficial appearance to our beliefs, life choices and support systems.  I strongly believe in continuing education and utilize every opportunity to stay current on new techniques, ingredients and products for the skin, nail and beauty industries.  I am thrilled to be providing services at a practice that offers comprehensive wellness solutions for our guests.  I look forward to our time together.

Some of my specialties and qualifications include:

Balancing “problem” skin with both medicated and non-medicated solutions

Improving and preventing Skin discoloration

Repairing the signs of Aging

Internal Skin Detoxification

C3 School of Cosmetology Graduate – Nail Technician Program

Valedictorian at Von Lee International School of Aesthetics

Advanced Certifications from BioElements, Repechage and Dermalogica

Studied at the International Dermal Institute in Vienna, VA

Professional Member of The Powder Group

 

 

 

 

 

 Rob Hudson
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

                    

             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

Prenatal

Deep Tissue

Trigger Point/ NMT

Cranial Sacral

Ionic Foot Detox

CPR certification

 

 

Brianna Cardella
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist
Emergency Medical Technician


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

Practiced Techniques:
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Sports Massage
Chair Massage
Active Isolated Stretching
Proprioceptive Muscular Facilitation Stretching
Orthopedic Assessment and Massage Therapy

Bobby Locke
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

 

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:

Neuromuscular Massage

Swedish Massage

Reflexology

Deep Tissue Massage

Will Norton Jr.
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

 

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

Swedish

Sports Massage

Stretching, both passive and active

Trigger Point Therapy

Hot Stone Massage

Courtney Foxe
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

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
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

Hello! My name is Haley. I am a recent graduate of Chester Career

College. I am very excited to be a part of the Affordable Spa Service team.

I have learned so many valuable massage skills from the talented staff here

and I am looking forward to using them on future clients!

 

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 nutrition. Exercise helps clear my mind,

and keeps me in balance. My passion for exercise led 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 a few hours a day in the gym.

I also enjoy being in the sun, having fun with friends, and drinking 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.

 

 

 

Practiced Techniques:

Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Chair Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Rachael Belliveau
Licensed & Insured Massage Therapist

Hi, my name is Rachael. I am an outdoor-enthusiast with a passion for camping, hiking, and bicycling. I love gardening and enjoy studying and practicing herbalism in my daily life. I believe in the holistic approach to healing and self-care; one must consider the health and wellbeing of the mind and spirit as well as the body. When I began receiving massage a few years ago I found it to be so powerfully therapeutic, that I knew I had to learn more. In the autumn of 2015 I took my first course in Reiki and a month later I completed an introduction to traditional Thai Massage. This solidified the drive to not only bring this knowledge into my life, but also to allow me to share it with my loved ones and my community. My newfound love for bodywork brought me to the wonderful Lotus School of Integrated Professions in Richmond, VA, where I have recently graduated from. My favorite modalities to practice are trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Thai Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy, and energy work. I strive to tailor every session to the needs of my client. Whether it be a relaxing full-body treatment or focusing on a specific problem area, I am here to help! In my spare time, I can be found practicing photography, drawing, cooking, or curled up with some popcorn enjoying a movie. At home, I have an 8-year-old pit bull mix named Brodie, who loves hiking the local trails and exploring the river with me.

 

Practiced techniques:

Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Trigger Point Therapy

Hot Stone Massage

Reflexology

Myofascial Release

Aromatherapy

Craniosacral Therapy

Thai Massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Energywork

David Younkins
Massage Therapy Intern

David grew up in Maryland, and moved to Richmond in 2013. He spent four years in the military, and has worked as a personal trainer, specializing in post-rehabilitation, as an associate research scientist, and in management. He currently works as a health coach for a large local company, assisting the employees in creating positive behavior changes, and in managing their aches and pains. 
David has a bachelor's in Kinesiological Sciences and a master's in Exercise/Rehabilitation Sciences. He is finishing his current schooling in massage therapy through the American Spirit Institute, and hopes to become involved in medical and orthopedic massage therapy one day.

 

 

Britney Boswell
 Massage Therapy Intern

Relax, heal, balance, and let go.

 

Hello, my name is Britney. The first time I received a massage,
I absolutely loved everything about it. The effect that massage had 
on my body, mind, and spirit
 was amazing. A feeling I’ll never forget. I believe in the body’s 
ability to heal itself and 
with massage therapy, my goal is to help unify and aid 
in healing the whole self. I am currently
 finishing schooling in massage therapy through the Chester Career College. 
Whatever situation you are experiencing, physical pain, a stressful life, 
or both, massage can definitely help. 
I will customize your session for your specific needs. It’s all about YOU!

     My qualifications include:

Massage therapy student 
Certified in CPR/AED through American Heart Association

Practiced Techniques:
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Prenatal Massage 
Hot Stone Massage
Sports Massage
Chair Massage

 

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