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, and a lounge; a relaxation space like no other. The spa offers an extensive listing of services including massage and bodywork, acupuncture and herbalism, facials and waxing, hair and nail styling. The studio offers classes including yoga, meditation, exercise, kung fu, and various workshops.
Browse our website for a full listing of services, specials, classes, and events. Effortless appointment scheduling is available on our website, Facebook page, or on our mobile app.
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 rue 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
About the Staff
Xandria LD Ahner, Founder and Owner, LMT, Energy worker
In practice since: 1994 PA License # MSG000863
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, Artist in Residence
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
In practice since: 2010 PA License # MSG00206
"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 massage 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!"
Cinda Nothstein, Freelance LMT
In practice since: 2008 PA License #MSG003160
Cinda was motivated to enter the field of massage and bodywork by her children. Her innate nurturing touch is undeniable. She studied at Lincoln Technical Institute in 2007 and put her skills to work right away. Cinda will transport you to a deep state of relaxation during a session by calming the body and mind.
Christine Afflerbach, LMT
In practice since: 2007 Pa License #MSG001732
Christine is dedicated to improving her client's quality of life through therapeutic touch. Her combined education allows her to integrate her specialties of Deep Tissue, Orthopedic Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Swedish, Hot Stone, Chair Massage, and the power of essential oils into her sessions, which are nurturing to the body and mind. She is a 2007 graduate of Health Options Institute and is dedicated to clinical excellence through a steady stream of continuing education and practical course study. She transforms deep pain and restriction into free movement and expression. Christine has been in the medical/dental field or over 20 years. She has a diverse level of interest that includes gourmet cooking, meditation/yoga, volunteering at Peacable Kingdom, spending time with her 6 dogs, and the love of the great outdoors. Christine was inspired to explore therapeutic touch after her brother was diagnosed with a rare blood disease called Amyloidosis in 2005. As part of his care-taking team while he was undergoing treatment in Boston, she felt helpless that she couldn't do more to aid in his recovery. Now, she dedicates her experiences and education to help enrich the health and life of others.
Cyrese Sciandra, M.S. LAC, LMT, Cosmetologist
In practice since: 2001
PA Acupuncture License #AK000564L / PA Massage License #MSG003170 / PA Cosmetology License #60274572
Cyrese is a graduate of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and has studied with notable teachers such as Dr. Mark Seem (Founder and Owner of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture), Arya Nielson, Carolyn Bengston, Kiko Matsamoto, the late Dr. Ni and Jeremy Ross. She went on to study with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield for Facial Constitutional Rejuvenation Acupuncture at Mercy College and Advanced Facial Rejuvenation in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Fairmont Princess. She continued her studies with Acutonics, a Sound and Vibration Therapy using calibrated frequency with tuning forks. Taking a greater interest in Color Puncture Esogetics system, Cyrese went on to study with Peter Mandell from Germany, a specialist in the field. Over the last several years, she has studied with Dr. David Frederick, Ph.D., ND, D.Sc, DHM in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the World Institute of Integrative Health Sciences.
Her dedication to her work as an Acupuncturist / Life Coach and her work with Hypnotherapy and other modalities help people to feel the best that they can feel, while motivating them to get out of their comfort zones to achieve their goals.
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.
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
Christine Malick, LIcensed Nail Technologist
In practice since: 1992 PA License #CL013455L
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.
Tiffany Lakatosh, certified Group Fitness Instructor
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.
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.