Meet Our Staff

Tamara

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!

Bryna

Title: 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.

Barbara

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!

Lisa

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.

Sjana

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)

 

Dodi

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. While studying at The Bodhi Tree Center for Healing Arts, Dodi’s appreciation for the practice of Massage Therapy increased exponentially; a gift she brings to the table for the benefit of each of her clients. Dodi believes improvement in your personal health, happiness, and work productivity are just a few of the benefits available with regular massage therapy. Ever increasing her own skills and knowledge, our beloved Tamara met Dodi while she was taking a course at Bodhi Tree herself and knew immediately Dodi was a perfect fit for us! Happily, Dodi agreed!

Laney

Title: Full Service Cosmetologist

Years in Industry: 5+ years

Areas of Expertise: Laney’s specialties include razor cuts, corrective color and creative color-Everything from technical haircuts to bright vivid colors to organic, sun-kissed balayage. She also specializes in personalized conditioning & reparative treatments for chemically or mechanically distressed hair & she is well versed in several product lines to establish an at-home regime for her clients to follow. Laney is also significantly concerned with cruelty-free products and has a vast education in several cosmetic lines. She will help translate that to your hair color, treatments & at-home use. She strongly believes in the sustainability of Earth & all its inhabitants.

Bio: Originally hailing from Boston, MA, Laney has been enjoying being a part of the beauty industry for nearly 6 years. After moving to the West Coast, she made her home at South Lake Tahoe, CA, while attending Lake Tahoe Community College and working in Carson City, NV.  Her ever expanding career in cosmetology has now brought her to Reno where she is also pursuing degrees in Literature and Psychology at the University of Nevada to help further educate herself and enhance her abilities to deeply connect to the people she works with and honor the interaction that is vital to her work.

Why I love being a part of the Healing Wizdom Family: “Healing Wizdom as a Salon and Spa stands apart in this industry due to their inclusion of ethical treatment of the earth and animals. It is a  nurturing and kind environment with a tight-knit network that extends  to every employee and to all guests.”

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.