The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa

A heavenly spa experience awaits you...

About the Spa and Staff

Our Location
The Seventh Moon Wellness spa is quietly nestled in the 5,000 sq. foot basement 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. 

Visit 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 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

Xandria LD Ahner, Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, 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 and booking appointments (terrifying!), e-mail marketing, and commanding the social media accounts. 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 is currently a full-time Art History student at Moravian College, set to graduate in May 2017. She practices many art forms in her personal time and excels in the medium of paint. She has won Scholastic Art and Writing Awards on three occasions, sending her artwork to be judged Nationally in New York City. A member of the Moravian College Visual Art Collective, she is regularly involved in on-campus art events.
Rowan currently offers Painting Parties, Studio Workshops, and teaches Summer Art for Kids. She uses her immense knowledge of art history to inform her studio practice and hopes to be able to pass on a love and thirst for knowledge to all of her pupils.

Phyllis Manser, Licensed Massage Therapist, NCTMB
In practice since: 2010     PA License # MSG002067
"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, Licensed Massage Therapist
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, Licensed Massage Therapist
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 for over 20 years.  She is a dedicated mother and wife.  She has a diverse level of interest to include gourmet cooking, meditation/yoga, volunteering at Peaceable Kingdom, spending time with her 4 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. 

Jill Rehrig, Licensed Massage Therapist, Myfoscial Release Specialist, Physical Therapy Assistant
In practice since: 1991     PA License # MSG003611
Jill has a passion for massage and bodywork!  After training directly under the supervision of John F. Barnes, PT, she was hired to work in Barnes' clinics and as an instructor.  For more information on Myofascial Release, check out this link:  Myofascial Release.

Cyrese Sciandra, M.S. LAC
In practice since:  2001
PA Acupuncture License # AK000564L
PA Massage License # MSG003170      ~   Available by appointment only.  Please call the spa to schedule with Cyrese.
PA Cosmetology License # CO274572
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.

Devoted to furthering her knowledge and professional expertise in health, Cyrese is currently working on her Doctorate of Naturopathy from the Trinity College of Natural Health.  Her dedication to her work as an Acupuncturist/Life Coach and her work with Hypnotherapy and other modalities, helps people feel the best that they can feel, while motivating them to get out of their comfort zones to achieve their goals.

Barbara Yamrich, Licensed Massage Therapist
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, Bethelehm, 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 LomiLomi, 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 with her doctor upon her return to 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 .

Charlene Furry, Licensed Massage Therapist
In practice since 2012  PA License #MSG008571
Charlene has always believed that human touch is essential for a happy, healthy life.  Through her life experiences, she has grown mentally, spiritually, and emotionally from the benefits of incorporating this necessity into her life.  With the addition of education and involvement in various support groups and volunteer programs, she has brought balance to her life.
In 2012, Charlene attended Metro Beauty Academy to fulfill her dream of becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.  Her studies introduced her to other modalities and holistic techniques.  Her fields of practice include Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Sports Massage.  She also has experience with body wraps and hot towel treatments, hot stones and bamboo services, body wraps and steams.  Her passion lies in the modalities focused on the psyche, such as Energy Balancing, Chakra Balancing, EFTs (emotional freedom techniques) and Reiki.  She became a certified Usui Shiko Ryoho Master in August of 2015.  Her plans are to continue her education in the areas of holistic medicine and the benefits of touch.
Charlene's practice is an integrated style of bodywork to provide a tailored treatment per individual.  Her main goal is to "return the favor" of helping others restore balance to their lives.

LuAnn Steigerwalt, Licensed Massage Therapist
In practice since 2014  PA License # MSG009392
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.

Breanna Eckley, Licensed Massage Therapist
In practice since 2014  PA License # MSG009984
Bre has a passion for relaxation and pain management.  Her style utilizes muscle lengthening techniques, trigger point therapy, thai yoga, deep work, cross fiber friction, and myofascial release.  She sees each massage session as a challenge, for her to work with the goal of the client and to provide the absolute best body work.
Bre was exposed to yogic philosophy and Ayurveda while studying abroad in India.  After receiving a bachelor's in technical and theater design, she was assigned to sell art on a cruise ship in Hawaii.  While seeking relief from her own back pain in Hawaii, Bre found herself leaning towards the fields of naturopathy, chiropractic, and general holistic health care.  After years of doing personal research and taking sporadic college courses, she decided to join a massage therapy program to fill the gaps in her education.  Little did she know it would ignite a strong desire to heal through soft tissue bodywork.
Bre has been interested in natural healing her entire life.  Her training has given her extensive experience with treating sciatica, or piriformis syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, golfer's elbow, herniated disc issues, neuropathy, and especially fibromyalgia.
Bre lives in Jim Thorpe and has a passion for painting, knitting, and cooking.

Deborah Ahner, Licensed Cosmetologist *
In practice since:  2010     PA License # CO278331
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 client she works with.  Deb provides magnificent manicures, pedicures, haircuts and colors and a most relaxing classic facial.  She is also available for all your waxing needs.

Sherry Radman, Licensed Cosmetologist *
In practice since:  2010     PA License # CO278485
Sherry started her working career as a flight attendant and traveled with that for 22 years.  Her caring nature led her to work in health care with orthopedics at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg for 10 years.  Sherry learned a great deal about foot care and proper treatment of the feet while working with a podiatrist in Easton.  Her love of adventure and creative abilities with a nurturing nature led her to Empire Beauty School, where she excelled.  She loves to exercise her creativity with color, updos and cuts.  Sherry is currently studying with Repechage to expand the facial services she offers.  Sherry lives in Bethlehem and loves spending time with her family and pets. 

Emily Wismer, Licensed Cosmetologist *
In practice since:  2005     PA License # CO261530
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, not 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 the 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.

Linda Paul, Licensed Cosmetologist
In practice since:  1971     PA License #  CO124946L
Linda is a passionate and driven stylist that has been in the industry for 45 years.  She previously owned and worked in her own salon for over 15 years.  Linda also worked as a stylist and manager at a high-end spa in the Poconos.  Continuing to provide superior customer service is her goal.  She ranks as a senior stylist, performing custom cuts, colors, and styles.  Her hands will give you that perfect formal style for your special day, whether it's a wedding, prom, or a formal.  Linda is available to consult with you on your desires for a style and will suggest new trends with innovative products.

Peter DeCarlo, Certified Herbalist
Peter has been using herbalism to enhance the lives of others since 2008.  He believes that everyone is unique and every challenge is a chance to grow and develop in whatever way you desire.  "My mission is to empower people through education so they can help themselves and take back the responsibility of their individual wellness.  Everything has already been provided for you.  All you need to do is learn how to use it."

Nicole Weaver, RYT-200, Yoga Instructor
Nicole, aka "Nikki", was first introduced to yoga in 2004 during her first semester as a college studient.  Even though her curiosity continued, she didn't maintain a regular yoga practice until 2009.  Nicole was inspired by the instructors at Easton Yoga and later received her 200-hr Yoga Alliance approved certification through Way of Life Yoga "Teach by Example" with Max Strom in 2010.  Nicole's style is a blend of traditional hatha, vinyasa flow, restorative, yin yoga and whatever else is inspiring to her at the moment!  Her classes are gentle yet challenging, breath and intention centered, healing and therapeutic.  Nicole believes that in order to heal our body, mind and spirit, we need to step outside our comfort zone, explore our feelings, practice forgiveness and learn to let go.  In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, photography, belly dancing and hula hooping!

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.  She brings her love of the outdoors, animals, and a positive attitude to every class!!

Mareen Thomas-Norman, Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Chios Energy Healer
Mareen is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She has been an open intuitive channel her whole life.  She is also an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.  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.  Mareen is the owner of Purple Sage Healing.

Ilyse Rae Garber, M.Ac., L. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Reiki Master Practitioner, Qigong Instructor, PA Licensed Acupuncturist # AK001169
Ilyse has a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pa, an M.Ac. (Masters of Acupuncture) from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, PA and is nationally certified as a diplomate of acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  She is a student of Medical Qigong since 1998 and completed a ten-month Medical Qigong teaching apprentice program in 2005.  As an acupuncturist, Ilyse utilizes her training in Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) styles, among others.  In her study of Chinese medicine, Ilyse has come to the knowledge that illness and health appear differently in each person.  She therefore believes it is of utmost importance to treat her patients on an individual level and address their unique needs and goals.  Ilyse has also come to know that illness and health as they appear in the body are determined by the state of the mind and spirit, and vice versa.  It is her goal as a practitioner of acupuncture to address not only the physical health concerns of her patients, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their being as well; to bring her patients back to wholeness in body, mind, and spirit so they can live life to their full potential.

* 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.