Owner + Massage Therapist + Retreat Planner + Korean Scrub
Tabitha began her path in this practice over 25 years ago, training for massage and bodywork in cities including New York City and Toronto. She moved to Cleveland from the east coast shortly after 9/11 and discovered that the inspiring and beautiful spaces in which she wanted to help others didn’t exist—so she decided to create them herself. Sacred Hour first opened in 2004 and Tabitha has felt fortunate to create new sacred spaces and experiences for her guests ever since. She is sincerely humbled by the staff that calls Sacred Hour their home base and is equally inspired and humbled by the guests who come to Sacred Hour for healing and care.
Massage Therapist + Korean Scrub
Danél (pronounced, Danielle) graduated with honors from Ohio College of Massotherapy in Akron, Ohio. Her style is a mix of Therapeutic, Myofascial and Swedish. She incorporates deep stretches in her massage to relax the muscles, and increase range of motion and blood flow.
Massage Therapist + Esthetician + Reiki Master
Mary graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage. In addition to offering massage services, Mary is a licensed Advanced Esthetician, specializing in holistic skin care, and deluxe brow shaping. A certified Reiki Master, she utilizes her energy work, shiatsu, trigger point and various modalities based on individual needs to enhance and improve well being.
Massage Therapist + Korean Scrub + Reiki Master
Nanette graduated from Oaks School of Massage in Massillon OH in 2003. She had moved out west and worked in Colorado learning to incorporate and Eastern and Western style massage. She wants to help people through massage whether they are in physical pain from accidents or injuries to helping people relax from stress and muscle tension. She believes that massage can help with the stress and anxiety of our everyday lives and wants to generally help people feel better. She is very caring and compassionate and wants to give a custom massage experience for each client. She has a way of getting in tune with the client through an intuitive touch with Swedish, therapeutic, trigger point, and also Reiki energy work.
Nail Tech + Esthetician
Sarah F. has been performing nail services since 2013. Sarah began her journey at 18 yrs old when she moved from Ohio to Baton Rouge, LA. It was there she found her training and completed her program in her field. Sarah F specializes in facial services including dermaplaning, waxing, brow shaping, brow & lash tinting and manicures & pedicures. She enjoys yoga, camping + fishing on Lake Erie, and tacos & pizza!
Massage Therapist + Korean Scrub
Stacy is a New York City native, with 8 years of therapeutic massage experience in both high-end spas and healthcare settings. She graduated from the renowned Swedish Institute of Health Sciences and is certified in Pre- and Postnatal massage therapy and proficient in Deep tissue, Myofascial release, and Trigger point therapy. She aims to meet your goals whether that includes a reduction in pain, alleviation of stress, or an improvement in general wellness. Her passion lies in helping those who seek massage as therapy.
Meet Taylor. She’s a go with the flow kind of girl who tries not to take life too seriously. One thing she does take seriously though, is skincare. Taylor focuses on the connection between beauty/wellness and happiness. When she’s not learning the newest skincare technique or studying products, you can find Taylor spending time with her dog, Dobby or her mother, Rebecca. Having such an amazing female role model definitely shaped her into the strong-willed woman she is. Her mother is her biggest inspiration; and also her biggest fan. Stop in to see Taylor and you’ll leave feeling good on the inside and looking good on the outside.
In 1996, Dawn graduated from The University of Toledo, cum laude and with College Honors, with a B.S. in Kinesiotherapy and Exercise Science. She has been a Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT) for 22 years. Dawn graduated from The Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg, Ohio in 2000 and has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years. Dawn has worked in the physical therapy and fitness industries for over 20 years. She treats clients with orthopedic, spine, pain management, and sports medicine injuries and surgeries by evaluating their needs and implementing the appropriate exercise, stretching and massage therapy program in order to provide them with decreased pain, increased function, and to lead overall happier lives. She enjoys providing a very customized massage session to suit each client’s needs. Dawn specializes in deep tissue, sports massage, and active-isolated stretching (AIS). Dawn loves fitness, strength training and running. She will be competing in her third half marathon this fall. She and her husband love the outdoors and go hiking and backpacking with their three rescue dogs, Tala, Kingsley & Yeti. Dawn also loves to read and garden.
Heidi graduated from The Brown Aveda Institute in 2014 to further her passion for skin. Through a commitment to compassion and care, she creates a connection with her clients. Heidi believes that the beauty within translates to your external beauty. She enjoys yoga, working out and nature. Embrace your beauty! Heidi’s clients love her gentle nature and attention to detail. Heidi also slays as our very own inventory manager!
Massage Therapist + Reiki Master + Yoga Teacher
Colleen is an Ohio native, but found herself in St Louis, Missouri for a few years. During that time she began her yoga practice, and realized the value and importance of physical health and vitality. In that spirit, Colleen began building her career in the direction of rehabilitation and injury recovery. The best and fastest way to helping people get bodily comfort back was through getting licensed in massage. A graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St Louis, her strengths are deep tissue and myofascial release. Colleen has given many clients relief from TMJ and associated teeth grinding, and sciatica. Additionally, she is a certified yoga teacher, which allows her to further assist clients in injury recovery and regaining range of motion. You can also read Colleen’s blogs weekly on IG or our blog.
Brittan specializes in the Korean Scrub at Sacred Hour. Brittan is also a certified personal trainer and dancer who understands the form and function of the human body, extending an empathetic touch to clarify this sacred experience.
Nicole earned her massage license from Cuyahoga Community College in 2015. She loves to focus on deep tissue massage while providing a relaxing experience for her guests. Nicole is passionate about helping others feel their best and aims to alleviate stress while improving overall well-being.
Justine is a graduate of The Brown Aveda Institute. She is a lively individual who has a tremendous passion for esthetics and relaxation. She thrives off of a meditative state and overall wellbeing and promises to deliver that during every treatment. She will customize advanced treatments for each individuals skincare concern while at the same time helping to remove everyday stressors.
Massage Therapist + Esthetician
Kathy graduated from the Ohio College of Massotherapy and has over 20 years of experience with Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Massage. Kathy’s intuitive massage allows for a personalized experience for each client. Having recently added both Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage to her offered services, Kathy’s goal is to help everyone realize that they can take an active role in their own healing process.
Alexandra has been a professional in the field of nails since 2017. She enjoys to spoil her guests and give your nails attention to detail. In her downtime she enjoys traveling, buying too many plants and hanging with her dogs, Marlow Louise and Giovanni Alfonso.
Shawnee started her journey at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in 2008 and became licensed in 2009. She loves all aspects of massage and the human body, with a passion for all modalities equally. Prenatal massage brings Shawnee joy in knowing that she is massaging for two. Seeing and meeting each new guest that visits Sacred Hour gives Shawnee the opportunity to create a beautiful experience. Not only does she give a great massage, but creates a memorable experience with her positive energy.
Ashley began her career in body work therapy as a physical therapy and chiropractic assistant in 2008 and discovered her talent and passion for massage therapy. Ashley specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy and has training in medical massage, Swedish, reflexology, and prenatal. Ashley has a knack for finding areas of tension and works hard to help each client obtain relief and relaxation.
Massage Therapist + Esthetician
Katie Jo comes to Cleveland from Minneapolis, where she graduated from Centerpoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School in 2012. Her passion for bodywork led her to advance her career in skincare and she graduated from the esthetics program at Brown Aveda Institute in 2021. Her technique and style prove that Katie Jo loves helping her clients discover a stronger relationship with their own mind/body connection. When she’s not studying and researching skincare and the latest trends/products, she’s likely out hiking with her husband and their 2-year-old daughter.
During massage school, Racheal quickly found her passion in helping clients feel relief from their pain and stress of everyday life. With her intuitive touch, she loves to melt away the tension a client has built up, especially in the head, neck and shoulders. Her massage style is a mix of Swedish, Myofascial release and deep tissue resulting in a complete restorative and relaxing massage session.
Massage Therapist + Reiki Master
A Cleveland native, Leeann graduated from Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in 2007. She developed a passion for massage and reiki and believes that self-care is extremely important; especially the mind, body, and spirit. Leeann will create a tranquil and peaceful environment for you during your time at Sacred Hour. She will focus on problem areas such as knots and tight muscles, all while reducing stress and calming your mind.
Abigail has been a professional in the field of nails since 2017. She has a very passionate soul and dedicates herself to satisfying all guest needs while creating an environment where they feel comfortable to unwind. In her spare time, you can find Abigail outdoors, exploring new foods, and trying new activities!
LMT/Yoga Teacher/Korean Scrub
Kat graduated with honors, at the top of her class from the Advanced Massage therapy program at Sanford Brown College in 2011. She received both her Ohio massage license and Usui Reiki Master certification the following year. Her massage is healing and intuitive and she is skilled in deep, therapeutic work. She has several years of experience in medical massage working alongside chiropractors and physical therapists on both injury rehab and post-surgical cases. Kat has also been a certified yoga instructor since 2015. She is about to embark on a 300-hour certification to become a 500 hour certified yoga teacher. She spends most of her free time spoiling her two rescue Pit Bulls with her husband, practicing yoga, and following the NBA.
Licensed since 2019, Jessica T works to relieve musculoskeletal dysfunctions caused by posture and repeated stress to tissues as well as injury. Having experience with working closely with a chiropractor, her goal is to provide a relaxing massage with therapeutic intention.
Melissa has been practicing nails since 2017. Her love of beauty and wellness began before she could talk. With a grandmother and mother who owned a salon, she grew up playing dress-up and beauty shops with her neighborhood friends. Outside of the spa, Melissa enjoys time with her dogs, family and friends, and a good golf game.
Asha is one of the many hard working women at Sacred Hour, and her efforts are evident in the way she handles each and every one of her guests. She has been on the road to perfect nails since 2018. Asha is meticulous in her work, thorough with her procedures, and always brings her passion. Graduating at the top of her class from The Elaine Sterling Institute in Atlanta Georgia, Asha is eager to perform her best work and gain even more knowledge in her native city of Cleveland, Ohio. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying spending time with her son, working out, cooking, and gardening.
Spencer is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Craniosacral Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. Hosting an abundance of emotional compassion, his grounding presence and skilled touch allows him to hold space for a deeply relaxing experience. Using techniques that support healing on multiple levels his intuitive approach will leave your spirits lifted, your body rejuvenated, and your mind at ease.
Karen is a graduate of Harmony Path School of Massage. She has practiced in her own business for 18 years and now brings her skills, service and energy to Sacred Hour. Karen has trained in many therapeutic modalities and has a dedication to thoughtfulness and caring for her clients individually. A recent certified health and life coach, Karen is attentive to the mind/body connection and helping you heal from the inside, out.
Certified under the Board of Cosmetology, Andrea is an aesthetics expert with a strong passion for helping her clients with their overall skin health, complexion, and anti-aging. Andrea graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2013. Andrea’s professional expertise includes: comprehensive skin analysis, dermaplaning, and diverse facials while providing her clients with exemplary skin care practices and ongoing skin care plans. She recommends holistic skin care products for specific skin conditions along with anti-aging and revitalization. Originally from Ecuador, Andrea is bilingual, both speaking English and Spanish. In her free time, Andrea spends time with her daughter, Natalia. She enjoys being outside, hiking, and kayaking.
Ryan’s journey towards Massage Therapy began many years before setting foot in the classroom. Over time, through battling his own physical limitations, as well as seeing others with pain or dysfunction, he felt called to become someone who would provide healing therapy. Ryan completed his schooling at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. From there, he went on to work at a local medical facility before finding his place at Sacred Hour.
Ryan is a certified FR® (Functional Range Release) Practitioner. This is an advanced system of soft tissue management that emphasizes joint function and strength, as a means to restore movement and strengthen the nervous system’s connection to one’s body. He very much enjoys informing clients of their physical capabilities, and is honored to help to guide them towards their potential. He also has training and holds certifications in Deep Tissue massage and Myofascial Release. In addition to these targeted therapeutic interventions, Ryan sees great value in providing a relaxing massage experience to ease the mind and spirit.
Ryan welcomes clients of all backgrounds, and looks to build rapport and to consistently refine his craft.
Domonique is a Cleveland Native with county girl roots. It was her sweet southern hospitality that she got from her mother and grandmother that led her to her passion of caring for people. It was in 2010, while in nursing school, volunteering in hospice and working at Cleveland Clinic hospital that she discovered that the 10 minute back rub, foot or arm rubs that she would freely give to patients would often work better and faster than medication. She began to study the art of herbal medicine and natural remedies and finally became a licensed massage therapist in 2017. Domonique believes that massage therapy is a pathway to healing for the mind, body and spirit. It is her soul’s purpose to be a massage therapist and to care for others.
A graduate from The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage, Kristen L has the hunger and thirst for knowledge and has the drive to help individuals accomplish their goals. From eliminating stress, reducing pain and muscle fatigue, improved recovery time from injuries, and breaking personal records, her compassion for helping others is her strong suit. She is passionate about the human body and how the muscles work. And when they don’t work properly, she is excited to use her skills to help even the most challenging cases come to light. Her unique technique is inspired by Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage.
Eric has been in the massage field for ten years. He began his journey earning an Ethical Massage Practitioner certificate from the Cleveland School of Massage/Advanced Bodywork institute in Solon. From there, Eric went back to school in 2018 at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. He started his career in a chiropractic clinic and then transitioned into a spa setting after receiving his license. Having the ability to help people with various needs from relaxation to pain management is what motivates him to practice massage therapy. Eric’s specialties are deep tissue massage, trigger point release therapy, and therapeutic stretching.
“I incorporate many techniques and modalities into my sessions based on a client’s needs, to deliver the best possible outcome. I strive to make every session as personable as possible to ensure each client is satisfied, while simultaneously creating a lasting therapist-client relationship.”
As Sacred Hour’s Operations Manager and passionate explorer of health and wellness, Tess has developed a lifestyle tending to the overall well-being of those that she crosses paths with within the walls of Sacred Hour and beyond. While Tess is mainly found working behind the scenes of the spa, her heart is always at the forefront of your needs. Around her you will always find good food, great cocktails, and even better shared experiences.
Spa Director + Esthetician
Lisa has spent more than 20 years in the beauty industry, having worked as a Regional Director of Sales for corporate brands and developing her passion for skin care and wellness.
Lead Concierge + Group Booking Manager
Joining Sacred Hour in April of 2021, Caitlin is one of our newest managers to join the Sacred Hour front-of-house team. At the top of her class, she graduated from DePaul University with her Bachelor of Science in Business and Hospitality Management. Shortly after, she moved to Florence, Italy, working with several hospitality brands. Returning to her hometown of Cleveland, Caitlin brings her international business experience, passion for wellness, and hospitality to Sacred Hour. She is excited to grow with Sacred Hour, exceeding every guest’s expectation along the way. She spends her days outside of work, running, practicing yoga, and painting.
Ashley is our Assistant Operations Manager. She is a transplant from Buffalo, NY where she obtained her Bachelors Degree at the University at Buffalo. After graduating, she spent many years in restaurant management, and in 2019, decided she was ready for a change. She came to Sacred Hour excited to begin a new journey, one that promoted a more peaceful, healthy lifestyle.
She is a huge advocate for self care and you will find her at the front desk or speaking with her on the phone making sure the time you carved out for yourself is as special as possible. Ashley is an avid tattoo collector and momma. Her free time is spent with family and friends. She loves pizza, a good book and will never turn down a glass of champagne.
Kristina has worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years. She has been at Sacred Hour since 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
Lydia is a Cleveland-native who has worked in a variety of customer service fields, but found a home at Sacred Hour in 2020. She loves helping clients find the perfect service and therapist to fit their needs. Outside of the spa, Lydia enjoys crafting, baking, and supporting small businesses around CLE!
Meet Stephanie. Stephanie is native to Chagrin Falls, Ohio where her curiosity for the human body and the natural world blossomed. After graduating with a degree in Physiology, she traveled to California to attend PlantLab, an elevated plant-based culinary program. Stephanie finds joy in creating beautiful experiences, connecting with others and spending time in the garden or near the ocean.
Hope is a part of our front-of-house team. She aspires to make every client’s experience relaxing and stress-free at Sacred Hour. She will go the extra mile to ensure our clients leave better than they were when they came in. She enjoys seeing the clients when they enter the spa in need of services and when they come out of services with a completely relaxed and happy energy leaving them spa. Passionate about esthetics, Hope loves learning from Sacred Hours’ talented estheticians and discovering more about the products we carry at the spa. In her free time, she loves to go to the beach. She also loves trying new Mexican and Italian restaurants.