Therapist Bios

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Samantha Graupman
Owner, Massage Therapist and Nail Technician

Taking care of yourself will in turn allow you to take better care of others”

Samantha’s goal for her clients is simple – to leave Body Bliss Salon & Spa feeling refreshed and ‘de-stressed’.  Samantha is a licensed massage therapist since 2010, believes that whole body wellness is necessary for a balanced life and provides her clients this wellness through her expert treatments.

Her certification from American and European Massage Clinic includes the following specialized massages: Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, and Russian Massage, including the ‘V’ method, which focuses exclusively on stress and pain reduction.

Also a licensed nail technician since 2004, Samantha stays up-to-date with the latest nail care for her clients by continuing her education in this developing area. For Samantha it is not just about polishing fingers and toes, it’s about hand and foot health. She works very closely with local podiatrist, chiropractor, padorathist, and dermatologist.

Since moving to the Raleigh area in 1998, Samantha has given back to the community by raising money for the Wake Forest Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a sponsor of the Hollowed Half Marathon in Wake Forest. Also, she regularly participates in teacher appreciation events for local schools.

Samantha invites you to visit Body Bliss Salon & Spa and experience her personalized treatments so you can recharge and renew – body and soul.

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Kerri O’Brien
Esthetician

Kerri O’Brien is a licensed esthetician and graduated from Wake Tech Community College in 2010. She has experience working with a physician in a med spa for over five years specializing in analyzing and treating all skin conditions. She has experience in helping women treat aging skin and sun damage with chemical peels, corrective facials and microdermabrasion treatments. She wants to educate clients on their skin type and the best treatments and home care regimens to correct their skin concerns. Kerri also has a background in massage therapy which enables her to use techniques and pressure points to enhance the facial experience. Combining a relaxing massage along with treatments to balance the skin makes it one of a kind. 

 Kerri is married to her husband David for 24 years and has two daughters, one in high school and one at UNCW. She moved to North Carolina from Massachusetts with her family 13 years ago and loves it here. She has a passion for photography and loves to photograph families and high school seniors. She is active in serving at her church and her daughter’s school.

 

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Nikki Rivera
Nail Technician

 

Janet Wasky
Massage Therapist