Heather is a Professional Massage Therapist, Medium, and Intuitive Healer. She graduated from the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga located in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2009. She is passionate about helping others to experience powerful and effective healing. Heather combines techniques to customize a unique experience for you including: practice Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, a mixture of oriental bodywork, reflexology, energy therapy, and craniosacral.
Chelsea is a native Vermonter who currently resides in Essex with her husband, Chris and daughter, Lillian. She is a Vermont-licensed esthetician specializing in clinical spa services. Chelsea draws on her experience in resort settings to provide luxurious treatments with a focus on client care. Additionally Chelsea's extensive training and experience as a medical esthetician, enables her to suggest the best treatment options for your skin type. Chelsea regularly receives education in advanced skin care treatments, as well as makeup and skincare product lines
Meg has loved the beauty world since she was a child who would get in trouble for using Crayola markers as makeup and for concocting her own cosmetic potions. She grew up in Vermont and followed her artistic leanings to Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design as a photography major. After graduating in 2010, her heart brought her back to Vermont where she has been working as a freelance makeup artist, photographer, and in the hospitality field. Meg is excited to return to school to become an Esthetician in the near future and to provide excellent client care as part of the La Bella Derma team.
Sarah is the owner and creative director of Dsantos VT, an Afro-Latin dance company. Along with teaching Salsa and African dance she works to a build a community in Burlington that is inclusive, fun and exciting. Sarah was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in dietetics and food science. In recent years she has found a passion for the science of skincare and treatments. Sarah has been studying Esthetics under Chelsea's supervision and is actively seeing clients!
After years in resort and medical spa settings, owner and licensed esthetician Chelsea Russell set out to combine the best of both worlds. Having seen firsthand the mental and physical benefits of regular skincare and body work services, her goal was to create a relaxing environment where clients could receive both clinical and spa treatments at an affordable price.
In October 2014 La Bella Derma was born. At this esthetic boutique and spa, advanced clinical services and relaxed luxury come together to create an inviting refuge from the busy-ness of everyday life.
Chelsea and her team bring knowledge, experience, and the desire to provide the best customer service possible. Prior to opening, Chelsea hand-selected each product based on specific attributes to ensure a selection of safe and effective products for all skin types. Additionally, La Bella Derma team members do not receive commission, so clients can rest assured that product and treatment suggestions are based solely on individual needs.
Whether you pop-in for a boutique treatment or combine multiple services to extend your experience, time at La Bella Derma is always well spent.
Firmly rooted in the art of caring for the whole person, Jessica's background in nursing provides a deep and practical understanding of anatomy, education, and the mind-body connection. She believes in the benefits of a well-rounded practice, complete with meditation, pranayama, asana, philosophy, ample time for savasana, and chanting.