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The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa is quietly nestled in the 5,000 square foot lower-level suite of a beautifully restored silk mill (circa 1898). An unexpected escape, the calm interior and spacious rooms offer you a reprieve from the outside world. Spend an hour or spend the day, a heavenly spa experience awaits you.
The spa is designed with its guests in mind, offering both a full service day spa and salon, a studio dedicated to wellness and learning. Our Lobby welcomes you with the blend of aromas from both the Aveda products and the Coffee Cellar (offering specialty coffee drinks using Peace coffee, smoothies, baked goods, and more). The spa offers an extensive listing of services including massage and bodywork, facials and waxing, hair and nail styling. The studio offers classes including yoga, meditation, exercise, and various workshops.
Browse our website for a full listing of services, specials, classes, and events. Effortless appointment scheduling is available by calling the spa at 610-377-3002 or from our website or Facebook page.
The Seventh Moon ... Where did we get that name?
Finding a name for my business was no easy decision. The Seventh Moon was a dream of many years, brought to fruition at a turning point in my life. It was this change of seasons (so to speak) that helped me in the selection of the name. The Seventh Moon is the crescent moon nearest the Autumn equinox. This moon signals the beginning of a new cycle of creation according to many ancient traditions. The Cherokee call this the Great New Moon and believe it is when the world is created each year. As true as the name was in the beginning, it remains so each year. I continue on a path of growth and change with The Seventh Moon. My hope is that we connect and share in this journey together. - Xandria
Interested in Essential Oils? Many of our staff members are Wellness Advocates for dōTERRA Essential Oils. If you are looking to purchase oils, enroll as a Wellness Advocate, or begin building your own Essential Oil business, find a staff member below that is a wellness advocate and send an email or visit their personal dōTERRA website to learn more.
About the Staff
Xandria LD Ahner, Founder and Owner, LMT, Energy worker and wellness advocate for dōTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS
In practice since: 1994 PA License # MSG000863
dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Site:
Xandria’s journey into wellness began with the art and practice of meditation while she fulfilled her 10-year commitment to active duty Air Force. It was during this journey while being stationed near Fairbanks, Alaska that she discovered the healing benefits of not only receiving massage therapy, but also giving.
After completing nearly 1,400 hours of massage therapy education and working with clients for over 20 years, Xandria built a growing and ever-changing business that is The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa.
In 2012, the years of dedicated hard work began to take a toll on Xandria’s body and she had to have an anterior cervical fusion. A short return to work resulted in more spinal issues that forced her out of the room and into management of the spa full time.
Xandria continues to focus her passion for the field of wellness and all it encompasses to create a retreat for everyone to utilize in their own personal journey.
Rowan Laitila, Spa Director & Café Operator and Wellness Advocate for DōTERRA essential Oils
dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Site:
Rowan has been a part of The Seventh Moon since the very beginning. With each passing year, her job description seems to grow to include different tasks and projects. Her first big job of setting out water and chocolates for clients after massages grew into answering the telephone, booking appointments (terrifying!), e-mail marketing, and commanding the social media accounts. She now directs the staff and coordinates in-house education as an Aveda Ambassador. Her immense knowledge of every aspect of the business combined with her keen creative eye makes her a valuable asset at The Seventh Moon.
Rowan graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Art with Honors. She is a painter and often works in mixed media.
Phyllis Manser, LMT
Wellness Practitioner; Retired Massage Therapist
"Human touch is essential for living happily and maintaining good health. Without it, infants fail to thrive and the aged tend to fade sadly away. The frenetic pace of our chaotic, computer-driven world can leave you feeling stressed and sore, fatigued and out-of-touch with nature and your own humanity. I will gently nurture you back to that inner peace that is yours by right as a "child of the universe." I consider each session as a work of art, as unique as you are. Take the time you crave today to escape back to your essence. The spa experience will leave all your body systems singing with sweet synchronicity!"
Barbara Yamrich, LMT
In practice since: 1999 PA Massage License #MSG008271
Barbara, a New York native who relocated to Carbon County in 1985, has been a trained massage therapist for 14 years. A graduate of Health Options Institute, Bethlehem, Pa., Barb is a fully licensed therapeutic massage practitioner in Pennsylvania and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She also carries a Karuna Reiki Master certification through Infinity Reiki Masters, New Hope, PA.
Schooled in many modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, she practices a unique style of integrative bodywork that blends several massage techniques together with energy balancing therapies like Reiki and Polarity; providing a deeply relaxing effective and personally tailored treatment. Although clients are free to choose a specific modality, Barb's preference is to just "let it flow." This allows her to draw, by instinct on a broad base of training. She brings elements of focused work, such as Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger Point Release together with more systemic, exotic styles like Shiatsu and Lomi Lomi , blending all into one diverse, health supporting mix. Over the years, Barb has operated her own massage therapy office in Jim Thorpe as well as worked at several hotels and spas throughout the area. This variety of professional ventures has gained her hands on experience with warm and cold stone therapies, body wraps, herbal and clay pack applications, and hot towel and steam treatments, as well as traditional massage and Reiki practice.
A yoga person and natural foods enthusiast since her teens, Barbara is also a self-trained chef and former restaurateur. She owned and operated a successful "art food" restaurant in Jim Thorpe for 13 years with her family, before experiencing career related burn-out and illness. It was during the resulting search for relief and healing that Barbara was introduced to Naturopathic medicine and then to therapeutic massage as a treatment modality. Finding the results so profound, Barb began studies wit her doctor upon her return not health, and enrolled in a massage therapy education program shortly after that. Regarding this journey, Barbara finds it "Amazing that what seemed at first, a personal disaster, has turned out to be a personal transformation." Barb's hopes for the future include further study that might one day bring her two career paths of food service and alternative health, together for work in food-based medicine and herbalism.
LuAnn Steigerwalt, LMT
In practice since: 2014 PA License #MSG009392
A graduate of Health Options Institute, LuAnn has a passion for working with senior clients that are seeking relief from the day to day aches and pains that life has brought to you. She focuses on an integrated type of massage that includes Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi, Bamboo Fusion, hot and cold stone therapy and Pregnancy massage. LuAnn's bodywork has a flow to it that will leave you feeling relaxed, stress and pain free, and always wanting to come back for more.
Lawrence Davis, LMT
In practice since: 2013 PA License #MSG00876
Lawrence graduated from McCann School of Business with an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy where he received the foundation to take him on this new career journey. His specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Sports, Hot Stone and Seated Chair massage. He believes attention to detail is key and he gives each client his full attention in assisting them with pain management and stress relief. Lawrence believes that pain is not only physical, but is also mental and emotional and that it can be released through the art of Massage Therapy. Recently, Lawrence became a Usui Skiki Ryoho Reiki Level I Practitioner which allows him to channel the energy of the universe in order to bring relief and relaxation to his clients and allow them to cope with everyday life. Lawrence is a father of three (one daughter, 2 sons) and strives to be his best in all aspects of his life. Caring for others and family is his first priority, always.
Kiriaki Anastasiadis, LMT
In practice since: 2014 License Number: MSG009219
is a professional Massage Therapist, licensed in the states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania. She integrates the skills of bodywork into a massage practice dedicated to helping you attain optimal wellness, health, healing and growth for the mind, body and spirit. She realized how much she loves to help, educate, and heal others, about a decade ago, when she worked as a Chiropractic Assistant. She began her journey as a certified Physical Therapy Aide, and then continued her education to become a Licenced Massage Therapist at Cortiva Institute, completing a 650 hour course, specializing in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular (trigger point therapy), Swedish massage and Myofascial Release.
In 2014, she entered a very spiritual path upon moving to Hawaii, where she became certified in Lomi Lomi training at the Big Island Academy of Massage. She currently resides in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and recently became certified in Prenatal and Infant massage. Kiriaki feels a calling to work with moms and babies and aspires to become a certified massage doula.
She dedicates her professional life to empower and heal herself and others through massage. Her mission and dedication is to integrate her bodywork skills into an extraordinary therapeutic massage experience for the worldly worn and energy depleted, by enlivening your body's senses, rejuvenating your spirit and alleviating your mind from the daily stresses and vigor of your busy and hectic life.
Robert Angelitis, LMT
In practice since: 2019
Robert Angelitis became interested in the field of massage therapy after having experienced the healing benefits of massage, qigong, yoga, and breathing meditation in 2008. Robert takes an integrative and holistic approach to each session, keeping in mind that every body is different and requires personalized touch. While studying at Health Options Institute in Bethlehem, PA, Robert studied Deep Muscle Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Shiatsu, Orthopedic Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, and Reflexology.
Shanna Szuch, Reiki Master/Practitioner
Shanna is a certified Reiki Master/Practitioner and reiki teacher promoting natural health and wellness through integrative medicine. After 20 plus years of struggling with chronic pain, Shanna was exhausted with medication, and western medicine in general, which only seemed to make her worse. After being introduced to reiki, she became fascinated with the research she was reading and what she had begun to experience personally with the technique. Finding a local Reiki Master, Shanna began to study under her and every day since has practiced the modality on herself, friends, family, clients, and event pets. Shanna has assisted in lectures on reiki and holistic modalities at establishments such as East Stroudsburg University and plans to teach and hold her own seminars in the future. She has also recently become certified in Grief Reiki to continue building upon her reiki expertise. It has become a personal mission of hers to help people manage pain, stress, and anxiety on a physical, mental, and spiritual level in order to find a more natural and efficient way to treat their symptoms.
Mareen Thomas-Norman, Energy Worker
Mareen Thomas-Norman is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She has been an open intuitive channel her whole life.
Mareen has a master degree of multiple Energetic Healing modalities including Usui Reiki and Chios Energy Healing as well as being a constant student for other modalities. Through her experience and life lessons, Mareen has learned to utilize crystals, sound, and light in her treatments. Mareen is a firm believer that a master does not end with a certificate; rather a master is always a student through education and experience. Using a combination of healing modalities with her "Reiki" treatment, she struggles to call it Reiki, except that the word Reiki is something people have already heard and will understand, but it is all Energetic Healing. The combination of modalities are included in a healing treatment as instructed by her intuitiveness, guided by her spirit guides, healing guides, angels, etc., during each treatment.
Deborah Ahner, Licensed Cosmetologist*
In practice since: 2010 Pa License #C0278331
After a career in retail management, Deb decided to take the leap and pursue the career of her dreams and enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Empire Beauty School in Allentown, PA. A lifelong love of this art allows Deb to fulfill her potential and bring her years of passion to each guest she works with. Deb provides magnificent facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as haircuts, colors, and all of your waxing needs.
Emily Wismer, Licensed Cosmetologist*
In practice since: 2005 PA License #C0261530
Emily graduated from Lansdale School of Cosmetology in 2005 and has had her hands on hair ever since. She knows that because the hair industry is always changing, she should never stop learning and furthering her education. She attributes her creative side to her artist mother, but creates beauty through combs, shears, and curling irons instead of pastels and pencils. Her paintbrush breathes color and life into hair instead of paper. Most importantly, she believes that every person matters and has inner beauty just dying to be released. She will lend a listening ear and a skilled hand to help you achieve the look you deserve.
Danielle Green, Licensed Cosmetologist*
In practice since: 2010 PA License #CO279901
Dee Stehle, Licensed Cosmetologist*
Makayla Smale, Licensed Cosmetologist*
Christine Malick, LIcensed Nail Technologist, wellness Advocate for dōterra essential oils
In practice since: 1992 PA License #CL013455L
dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Site:
Christine graduated from the Allentown School of Cosmetology in 1992 with the passion to make women feel better by creating beautiful nails for them. After working for a friend in a salon for many years, she decided to open her own nail salon in Palmerton, PA. She owned and operated Colby's Fingertips (named after her daughter) from 2000-2005. As time passed, and two more children came along, she decided to close her salon and stay home to raise the children. Now that all the children are older, she has decided to return to the field doing what she loves to do best. With her extensive knowledge gained through the years, Chrissy's main goal is to promote healthy, natural looking nails for both your hands and feet.
Tina Madden, Licensed Esthetician, MICRONEEDLING THERAPIST, PERMANENT COSMETIC ARTIST and MEDICAL TATTOO ARTISt
Tina began her journey in the beauty industry as an Esthetician and found her passion in permanent cosmetics. She is a graduate of the Beau Institute of Permanent and Corrective Cosmetics in NJ. Tina's specialties include MicroNeedling, Medical Tattooing and Microblading.
Tiffany Lakatosh, certified Group Fitness Instructor and personal trainer
Tiffany is a Certified Group Fitness Trainer with specialty certifications in AMPD Resistance, Barre Above, Country Heat Live, PiYo Live, & Cize Live. Tiffany started her fitness professional journey in 2015 and quickly realized it was her calling. She is continually taking classes and getting new certifications to gain more knowledge in the fitness industry which is continually changing. The goal that Tiffany has for all of her clients is for them to feel supported and successful after every session with her.
Jo Lynn Gazo, RyT, Yoga Instructor
Jo discovered yoga in 2001 at DeSales University and has been practicing ever since. In 2007, Jo combined her loves of teaching and yoga to create classes that are for everyone and accentuate everyone's ability to do yoga. Yoga is for everyone and the health benefits are priceless! She has studied under such teachers as: Cindy Kemmerer (retired), Edith Ginsberg, Kim Camacho, and Tim Cowart who are faculty at DeSales and teach in the Lehigh Valley. She welcomes all ages/abilities and looks forward to you joining her class soon!
Lorene Wolf, RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Lorene has been a yoga teacher since 2009. Her classes are a balance of breath and movement. She believes yoga is a gift and should be adaptable to fit anyone's limitations. She incorporates wellness and ways to bring yoga principles into everyday life while guiding you through the practice with tips to get the most out of each pose. Lori brings her love of the outdoors, animals, and a positive attitude to every class.
Alicen Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor and Group Workshop Facilitator
Alicen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, and yogi. She earned her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, but originally hails from Slatington. Alicen's intention is to help people find a place of peace and contentment, even during times of turbulence. Using her analytical and intuitive skills, she provides insight and compassion. Alicen and her clients can choose to access the healing power of Reiki, facilitating even deeper healing. She believes breath, awareness, and acceptance are the principles of emotional health. Alicen enjoys working in individual sessions and with groups.
Sheila Grube, CZT
"I am a wife, mother, artist, and Certified Zentangle ® Teacher living in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. I am passionate about spreading the language of Zentangle through classes and workshops, as well as through my personal artwork, and am living a dream every single day. I am a firm believer in 'everything happens for a reason' and choose to find the positive in each reason. I try my best to relax and breathe my way through life and enjoy the journey every single day, pausing to take notice and appreciate the little things. And I'm a rather 'simple girl' with a head full of creative ideas just waiting to be expressed."
* An individual holding a cosmetologist license is qualified, without further licensure, to perform the functions of a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician or natural hair braider.
** An individual holding an esthetician license is qualified to perform esthetician services only.
Why don't we have a receptionist?
In an effort to keep our prices affordable, we don't have a receptionist at The Seventh Moon. The median salary for a receptionist in the area is close to $30,000 per year. Imagine what our prices would be to cover this amount. We offer real-time online appointment scheduling, online gift certificate purchases, email contact and prompt customer service when you call the spa and leave a message. We do everything possible to provide you with the quality service you expect and deserve. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.