Blue Buddha Team Members

Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.
— Nicholas Sparks

Kate Freese, Founder - LMT, AI Kate is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Master Level Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Instructor for Deepfeet Bar Therapy, Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Kate specializes in therapeutic massage techniques. Her practice ranges from relaxing efflaurage and petrissage to deep tissue therapies including Ashiatsu, myofascial techniques, manual lymph drainage and thai yoga massage. While studying at The Pennsylvania School for Muscle Therapy, Kate completed an internship with the Villanova baseball team. She has also spent time training under "Mukti" Michael Buck, in the art of Vedic Thai Massage and Bodywork. Kate studied at Equassage in Virginia to obtain her certifications in equine and canine sports and rehabilitation massage.

Kate Freese, Founder - LMT, AI

Kate is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Master Level Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Instructor for Deepfeet Bar Therapy, Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Kate specializes in therapeutic massage techniques. Her practice ranges from relaxing efflaurage and petrissage to deep tissue therapies including Ashiatsu, myofascial techniques, manual lymph drainage and thai yoga massage. While studying at The Pennsylvania School for Muscle Therapy, Kate completed an internship with the Villanova baseball team. She has also spent time training under "Mukti" Michael Buck, in the art of Vedic Thai Massage and Bodywork. Kate studied at Equassage in Virginia to obtain her certifications in equine and canine sports and rehabilitation massage.

Amber Osborn - LMT, TA Amber is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Thai Massage Therapist. Practicing since 2012, Amber has studied several techniques to incorporate into each massage including Aromatherapy, myofascial release, Orthopedic Assessment and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique for stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion.  She is currently working towards the Master Level in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

Amber Osborn - LMT, TA

Amber is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Thai Massage Therapist. Practicing since 2012, Amber has studied several techniques to incorporate into each massage including Aromatherapy, myofascial release, Orthopedic Assessment and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique for stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion.  She is currently working towards the Master Level in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

Tish Burke - LMT/Office Manager Tish graduated with honors from the National Massage Therapy Institute in 2008, but her path in the healing arts began over 20 years ago with Reiki, yoga and mindful meditation.  She studied many forms of  natural healing and was working as a labor and birth assistant when she discovered the therapeutic power of touch.  She is passionate about massage, and with her diverse background and versatile skills, she can tailor her sessions to fit your needs.  Whether providing gentle relaxation and Reiki and Swedish strokes, or relief from pain and injury with deep tissue techniques, Tish's serene approach and focused presence wil help heal and balance your body, mind and spirit.  

Tish Burke - LMT/Office Manager

Tish graduated with honors from the National Massage Therapy Institute in 2008, but her path in the healing arts began over 20 years ago with Reiki, yoga and mindful meditation.  She studied many forms of  natural healing and was working as a labor and birth assistant when she discovered the therapeutic power of touch.  She is passionate about massage, and with her diverse background and versatile skills, she can tailor her sessions to fit your needs.  Whether providing gentle relaxation and Reiki and Swedish strokes, or relief from pain and injury with deep tissue techniques, Tish's serene approach and focused presence wil help heal and balance your body, mind and spirit.  

Claudia Pietzner - LE, Holistic Health Counselor Claudia is a Licensed Esthetician (2011) and trained as a Health Counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC in 2007. After many years of providing body work Claudia continues to be passionate about beauty from the inside out! "Beauty is a luminous and joyful state of self-love that lives inside all of us. This inner beauty has the power to affect our outer beauty by improving the health of our skin, transforming the shape and movement of our bodies, and giving off a radiance that inspires those around us." (Susan Kurz, "Awake Beauty") “Let me be your ally in maintaining or maybe awakening your true beauty!” 

Claudia Pietzner - LE, Holistic Health Counselor

Claudia is a Licensed Esthetician (2011) and trained as a Health Counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC in 2007. After many years of providing body work Claudia continues to be passionate about beauty from the inside out! "Beauty is a luminous and joyful state of self-love that lives inside all of us. This inner beauty has the power to affect our outer beauty by improving the health of our skin, transforming the shape and movement of our bodies, and giving off a radiance that inspires those around us." (Susan Kurz, "Awake Beauty") “Let me be your ally in maintaining or maybe awakening your true beauty!” 

Amanda Devaney - LMT Since her graduation in 2005 from Medical Careers Institute, Amanda has been fully immersed in practicing the art of massage therapy! With over 10 years of experience, she specializes in nueromuscular therapy, deep tissue, and sports massage. Amanda is also a certified Lomi Lomi Practitioner, and Reiki Master in the traditional Usui Reiki. She has a passion for helping people, and her vision is to help her clients live happier, and healthier through massage therapy. Amanda is married with 3 boys, and two cats, and her favorite activities are snowboarding, dancing, singing, meeting new people, and spending time with family!

Amanda Devaney - LMT

Since her graduation in 2005 from Medical Careers Institute, Amanda has been fully immersed in practicing the art of massage therapy! With over 10 years of experience, she specializes in nueromuscular therapy, deep tissue, and sports massage. Amanda is also a certified Lomi Lomi Practitioner, and Reiki Master in the traditional Usui Reiki. She has a passion for helping people, and her vision is to help her clients live happier, and healthier through massage therapy. Amanda is married with 3 boys, and two cats, and her favorite activities are snowboarding, dancing, singing, meeting new people, and spending time with family!

Kayla Woodward - LMT Kayla is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Certified Ashiatsu practitioner, massaging since 2012. Specializing in Barefoot massage and Ashi-Thai,  she also incorporates modailties such as; aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation techniques, hot stones, neuromuscular, traditional thai, deep tissue and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique to meet each client's individual needs. 

Kayla Woodward - LMT

Kayla is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Certified Ashiatsu practitioner, massaging since 2012. Specializing in Barefoot massage and Ashi-Thai,  she also incorporates modailties such as; aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation techniques, hot stones, neuromuscular, traditional thai, deep tissue and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique to meet each client's individual needs. 

Leslie Roberts-Welpe - LMT Leslie, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002, she earned her license at The Florida College of Natural Health while living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. She has advanced specialized training with certificates in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage and Medical documentation and holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Integrative Medicine from Everglades University. Leslie worked exclusively in a Chiropractic setting helping countless people maximize their pain free potential through Neuromuscular re-education, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Release, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone and Chinese cupping. Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2012 she has included relaxation spa services and Ashiatsu into her repertoire, she loves both aspects of body work and looks forward to continuing to diversify her practice.

Leslie Roberts-Welpe - LMT

Leslie, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002, she earned her license at The Florida College of Natural Health while living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. She has advanced specialized training with certificates in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage and Medical documentation and holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Integrative Medicine from Everglades University. Leslie worked exclusively in a Chiropractic setting helping countless people maximize their pain free potential through Neuromuscular re-education, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Release, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone and Chinese cupping. Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2012 she has included relaxation spa services and Ashiatsu into her repertoire, she loves both aspects of body work and looks forward to continuing to diversify her practice.

Laura Ward - LMT Laura has been a massage therapist since 2008 and enjoys the spectrum of lighter Swedish and lymph too deep tissue and treatment work. She also incorporates her knowledge of accupressure and reflexology into her massages to enhance and deepen the treatment experience.

Laura Ward - LMT

Laura has been a massage therapist since 2008 and enjoys the spectrum of lighter Swedish and lymph too deep tissue and treatment work. She also incorporates her knowledge of accupressure and reflexology into her massages to enhance and deepen the treatment experience.

Mandy Hansen - LMT Mandy is a licensed massage therapist that has been practicing since 2013. She specialized in stress management and relaxation. Mandy likes to incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy into her relaxing treatments. Mandy is also training to become and Ashiatsu practitioner.   

Mandy Hansen - LMT

Mandy is a licensed massage therapist that has been practicing since 2013. She specialized in stress management and relaxation. Mandy likes to incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy into her relaxing treatments. Mandy is also training to become and Ashiatsu practitioner. 
 

Hannah Tucker - LMT Hannah is a licensed massage therapist practicing since 2013. Her massages range from relaxation to deep tissue. Each massage incorporates different techniques to create a tailored massage for the individual. 

Hannah Tucker - LMT

Hannah is a licensed massage therapist practicing since 2013. Her massages range from relaxation to deep tissue. Each massage incorporates different techniques to create a tailored massage for the individual. 

Julie Weigand - LMT In her practice, she focuses on therapeutic modalities of bodywork including Myofascial Release and Cranio-sacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage, Pre-Natal and Swedish Massage. Julie is a Level II Reiki practitioner and has studied herbal medicine and aromatherapy on a personal and professional level. She specializes in managing chronic pain and working with acute injuries, degenerative disorders and chronic conditions. 

Julie Weigand - LMT

In her practice, she focuses on therapeutic modalities of bodywork including Myofascial Release and Cranio-sacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage, Pre-Natal and Swedish Massage. Julie is a Level II Reiki practitioner and has studied herbal medicine and aromatherapy on a personal and professional level. She specializes in managing chronic pain and working with acute injuries, degenerative disorders and chronic conditions. 

Heather Marquette, RYA Heather has been practicing yoga for over 5 years.  When her 20 year hairdressing career started to go stale she decided to explore what she could do with her other love...yoga.  Yoga has been an outlet for Heather, a way for her to cultivate her abilities to stay present and positive. She has used her practice not only to create a healthy body but a healthy mind free from anxiety.  She wanted to share what she has gained through yoga with others through teaching.  Heather became a RYT 200 yoga teacher in August of 2016 after a year of intense training and practice.  In pursuit of a more advanced knowledge of yoga she has completed an 8 hour program in New York with Baron Baptiste, a 24 hour aerial teacher training program , and replies "My goal as a yoga instructor is to touch people's lives in such a way that I can help them feel physically and emotionally healthier so that they have the strength to continue their journey with positive mindful intentions and love toward not only others but themselves." Heather's soothing yet firm voice helps to carry you through the flow of yoga in a relaxing yet energetic way.  Heather will do her best to help, modify and encourage everyone so that they can accomplish their yoga goals! 

Heather Marquette, RYA

Heather has been practicing yoga for over 5 years.  When her 20 year hairdressing career started to go stale she decided to explore what she could do with her other love...yoga.  Yoga has been an outlet for Heather, a way for her to cultivate her abilities to stay present and positive. She has used her practice not only to create a healthy body but a healthy mind free from anxiety.  She wanted to share what she has gained through yoga with others through teaching.  Heather became a RYT 200 yoga teacher in August of 2016 after a year of intense training and practice.  In pursuit of a more advanced knowledge of yoga she has completed an 8 hour program in New York with Baron Baptiste, a 24 hour aerial teacher training program , and replies "My goal as a yoga instructor is to touch people's lives in such a way that I can help them feel physically and emotionally healthier so that they have the strength to continue their journey with positive mindful intentions and love toward not only others but themselves." Heather's soothing yet firm voice helps to carry you through the flow of yoga in a relaxing yet energetic way.  Heather will do her best to help, modify and encourage everyone so that they can accomplish their yoga goals! 

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