Donna fell in love with the Cape while summering here as a child and has been a full time resident for over 20 years. She has been a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner for 30 years, and has over a decade of experience in Medical Aesthetics. Her bachelor’s in nursing degree is from UVM and she achieved a master’s degree in nursing and NP certification from UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Donna has also completed advanced training and MBA courses in Coolsculpting and Injectable techniques through Allergan. Spider vein treatments are one of her specialties as well!
We all prefer to age gracefully. Donna’s goal is to enhance a person’s beauty with natural results. She has gentle hands and a calm nature, which help to keep treatments relaxing and rewarding. Her process is to offer a confidential consultation and together develop a plan of service which will offer you the best and most natural-looking results for skin rejuvenation, and face and body contouring.
Donna’s passion is to improve not only your outward appearance, but to enhance your confidence, joy, and quality of life as well! She hopes you will come along and join her in achieving the best version of yourself.
When she is not working, you will find Donna on the pickleball court, playing golf, relaxing at the beach, or visiting with friends and family.
As an educator, author Jimmy Gialelis often speaks with massage therapists in his classroom about the perspectives of massage their clients hold true. This article will delve into six common massage myths held by clients. Gialelis has selected client-held myths that are commonly related to him by fellow massage therapists.
1. “Massage has to be deep to be effective.” Many clients express their belief that massage has to be deep to be effective—but deep pressure is a subjective idea. Proper communication is necessary to ensure safe application of deeper pressure. It is important to express that hurting a client to the point their body elicits a sympathetic response is counterproductive. Healing cannot occur during a fight, flight or freeze response.
Also, a massage therapist needs to discuss how a client interprets the concept of deep tissue. Does the term deep tissue mean more pressure or precise pressure? Does the term refer to specific pain regions within the body? What are the expectations of a client with this term? Ensuring both the therapist and client are matching interpretations of the term deep tissue can avoid confusion and unrealized expectations.
My goal is to be your Age Management Retreat. Ladies, I speak your Age! I'm 61 (!) and have encountered, or will soon, the aging skin issues we 'd like to avoid.