Owner + Massage Therapist + Retreat Planner + Korean Scrub
Tabitha began her path in this practice almost 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. Tabitha is never still, always creating, and is currently planning Sacred Hour’s 7th global retreat, for 2022. It’s a big one! Stay tuned!
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 + Thai Therapist + Yoga Teacher + Korean Scrub
Karen obtained her bachelors in Physiology/Anatomy from UC Berkeley, studied 2 years of medicine in Chicago, and obtained her massage license at the American College of Sports Massage. Her modalities are a mix of Swedish, Deep, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, and energy work. Karen has 20 years in the field of massage and bodywork.
Jessica has an intuitive, therapeutic touch. She works best when there are areas of focus that require attention. Jessica is a versatile therapist, providing modalities from Swedish Massage, to Prenatal, to Deep Tissue.
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!
Massage Therapist + Reiki Master
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 plans to become a yoga teacher by spring of 2020 in order to further assist clients in injury recovery and regaining range of motion.
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
After graduating from the Ohio College of Massotherapy in 1998, Kathy began her journey into the realm of natural healing to help others realize that they can take an active role in their own healing process. Specializing in Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue and relieving the strain and stress of migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica via The Dennis Gibbons Method. Kathy is also versed in aromatherapy and is currently studying Reiki. Kathy has just recently returned to her hometown of Cleveland after a 13-year absence and is excited to call Sacred Hour her home.
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.
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.
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.
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.