Meet Our Staff



Title: Owner and Healing Artist  LMTNV1968
Bio: Tamara has been walking the path of a healing artist for nearly 20 years. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Business, she immediately moved into massage therapy to integrate the body with her studies of psychology.  She continued with her goals of helping humanity integrate body, mind and spirit with her continued studies in the nature of all things to do with humanity looking and feeling their best.  After spending several years in Santorini Greece uncovering her spiritual side she returned to her family in Reno and incorporated her natural aptitude for the art of beauty.  She completed both the Aesthetics and Cosmetology courses from International Academy of Style.  She is now a Medical Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Aesthetician, Cosmetologist, Alchemical Hypnotherapist, Certified Aroma-therapist, and now a health coach certified through Integrative Nutrition.   Tamara is committed to her devoted spiritual path and practice focused on the Divine Feminine, she is deeply versed in Her history and how Her story continues to play through our modern paradigm: she is with Her takes on a much deeper meaning than a political moment in time.
She combines her many years of studies in the healing arts to create services that are holistic in nature and unique to Healing Wizdom; always looking deeper than the surface level to help bring higher health and holistic relaxation to our guests, no matter how simple the service. She sincerely enjoys training all of her staff to help them enhance their own unique styles and gifts and ensure that all the services performed at Healing Wizdom are of true quality.
Her favorite services to do are hair services for their great creative spirit and social nature, but she also is naturally gifted at the ‘most relaxing waxing in town.’  She has truly created superior waxing techniques, is naturally super fast, and has a great eye for line.  Her new passion is working on her 100% natural skin care line that is featured in our monthly specials that has definitely taken her own skin on a new journey of glowing ‘Ageless’ wellness: a truly different facial experience that she encourages everyone to try!  Her newest addition to her services however is now her all time favorite: her Shamanic energy work sessions in which her Healing Arts and your Spirit Guides help you uncover the wisdom of your soul, clear out the old and empower you on your individual path to wholeness!
Tamara’s favorite thing about Healing Wizdom is the fabulous group of people that work here and come here for services. We have true commitment to body, mind, and spirit health and integrity! True quality of heart is genuinely the bottom line in this family run business!


bio_brynaTitle: Esthetician

Years in industry: 9 years of healing experience

Areas of expertise: European Facials, Facial Waxing, Eyelash and Brow Tinting, Full Body Waxing, Brazilian Waxing, Aromatherapy, Detoxifying and Weight Loss Body Wraps

Bio: Bryna has such a love and passion for healing services. She enjoys building relationships and loves giving Facials as much as getting them. Bryna is always adding to her professional repertoire as she attends classes for building new and exciting techniques. She loves to make everyone feel at home and relaxed. Bryna says “There is nothing like making people feel refreshed, happy and relaxed, even after a waxing.”
My favorite service I offer is waxing because of the rapport with my clients. I also love giving Facials because they are so very relaxing for me as well as my clients.

Why I love being a part of the Healing Wizdom Family: Healing Wizdom is home to me and I love how we have such a close knit feel here.


Dana Title: Full service Cosmetologist

Areas of expertise: Waxing specialist, relaxing and rejuvenating Facials, beautiful Hair Styles, Cuts, and Colors.

Bio: I started my exciting career in cosmetology over ten years ago where I practiced the art of enhancing personal appearance and self-esteem. I enjoy being a part of helping my clients find success in each of their lives. By giving my clients the gift to embrace their right look and feel, I intend to give each person confidence and smiles in their everyday life.
My absolute favorite services to do are waxing, I love the regularity of seeing my clients and the social elements involved. I am very compassionate to the pain, as I am sensitive myself, and make sure that each client has the most relaxing experience possible while detailing all the unwanted hair. My specialty is in Brazilian waxing.

Why I love being a part of the Healing Wizdom Family: Healing Wizdom is an enjoyable, stress free atmosphere.


barbaraTitle: Massage Therapist & Esthetician LMTNV:6990

Years in Industry: 5 years
Areas of expertise: Swedish, Therapeutic, Hot Stone and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Foot Reflexology, European Facials, Facial Waxing, Eyelash and Brow Tinting.
Bio: Barbara approaches Massage Therapy from a place of deep understanding and compassion. Her personal journey has taken her from the chronic pain that can be part of sitting at a desk 9-5 to the intense healing process needed to recover from seven knee surgeries. She has great respect for traditional medicine, but over time realized she needed additional support on her healing path. Happily, she has been able to say good-bye to pain meds and the feeling that, “This is just how it is going to be for the rest of my life…”. Massage, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, and a personal regimen of herbs have helped her to feel present every moment of every day with a strengthened desire to help others achieve the same sense of well-being she now enjoys! Her empathetic nature also comes into play with her love of helping others with their skin care. Growing up with acne she knows just how important it is to always care for your skin!

Why I love being a part of the Healing Wizdom Family: Zen is my whole world and I feel like here is right where I belong. My clients are amazing and they make every day wonderful!


lisabiopictureTitle: Massage Therapist NV 0678

Years in industry: Over 20 years

Bio: Lisa has been in the alternative health field since 1996. She received her Holistic Health Practitioners license in San Diego from Body Mind College where she also taught massage therapy for 3 years. Lisa went on to earn her PhD in Holistic Nutrition. She moved back to Reno, her birth place, in 1999 and has been practicing massage and nutritional consulting. Lisa joined the Healing Wizdom team in October 2015. She has recently added Massage cupping to her modalities.


SjanabioTitle: Massage Therapist NV7830, CA4470

Years in Industry: 7 years.

Modalities: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue & Prenatal.

Memberships: Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) & American Pregnancy Massage   Associates (APMA)



Cassy.Title: Massage Therapist LMTNV 8037 Massage Therapist
Years in Industry: 2
Areas of Expertise: Aromatherapy, Pre-Natal, and Sports Massage, Ear Candling & Reiki
Bio: Living in the Reno/Sparks area for over 26 years, I enjoy being a part of this community and helping the people in it. I received my Associates of Arts from TMCC in 2011. I attended the TMCC Massage Therapy Program and had the best education, training and teachers. I chose to become a massage therapist because I have a strong drive to help people. I also wanted a fulfilling career that I would love coming to every day. I truly believe massage is my calling in life because it is my passion. Being able to connect with people is very special and I am eternally grateful. I strive to give every client the best experience and service they deserve and uphold every client’s well-being, wellness and integrity. My future goals are to learn Thai Massage and to become a yoga instructor as well.
Why I love being a part of healing Wizdom: I love being part of a family-run business and working with a caring and compassionate team. The atmosphere is very relaxed, happy, calming and I truly enjoy coming here to do what I love.


Title: Massage Therapist NVLMT 8244   

Years in Industry: 2 years.

Modalities: Therapeutic, Relaxation, Chair Massage, Hot Stones

Bio: Once a staff accountant, Dodi understands the day-to-day struggles, strains, aches, and stress of the office worker. Having studied at Bodhi Tree Center for Healing Arts, Dodi’s appreciation for the practice increased exponentially and she brings that to the table. Experience improvement in your personal health and happiness resulting in increased work productivity with massage therapy.


Title: Full Service Cosmetologist

Years in Industry: 4 years

Areas of Expertise: Her specialties include razor cutting, corrective color and creative color. Anywhere from sharp, technical haircuts to bright vivid colors or organic, lived-in-looking balayage. She also specializes in personalized conditioning or reparative treatments for chemically or mechanically distressed hair and is well versed in several product lines to establish an at-home regime for all her guests to follow through with.

Bio: Laney has been a fully licensed cosmetologist since 2013, hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. In the last few years she has been expanding in South Lake Tahoe, California, Carson City and Reno, Nevada. She is continuing her career in cosmetology as well as pursuing degrees in Literature and Psychology at Lake Tahoe Community College and University of Nevada, Reno to help further educate and enhance her abilities to connect to people and preserve the interaction that is vital to her work.

Laney is also significantly concerned with cruelty-free products and has a vast education in several cosmetic lines and will help translate that with your hair color, treatments and at-home use. She strongly believes in the sustainability in Earth and all it’s inhabitants.


Healing Wizdom as a Salon and Spa stands apart in this industry due to their inclusion of ethical treatment of the earth and animals, nurturing and kind environment and tight-knight network that extends from employees to all guests we service.

Mary & Deborah

Mary Deborah

Healing Wizdom & Creative Colours Salon & Spa Management

Why I love being a part of the Healing Wizdom Family: Mary: As Spa Manager and mother of Tamara I value the personal growth and skills I have gained in working in this community of beautiful people, and I so enjoy all of them and all of our wonderful clients. Deborah: As Spa Coordinator and Personnel Manager, I am very proud to work for a company with such a great staff and excellent reputation.