Meet the Staff

Clara Hoffmeier, LMT, NCBMT, Reiki Master, Esthetician

My name is Clara Hoffmeier and I am the owner of Health & Harmony Massage Therapy. I am a graduate of the Healing Arts Center in Maplewood, MO and have several credits of continued education in Therapeutic Massage techniques. My philosophy about massage is a strong belief that massage is beneficial for Every Body. From birth through maturity, the healing power of touch is a proactive approach to improving one's overall health and well being.

My journey to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist began while I was working for AT&T. Sitting long hours left me with chronic pain in my neck, back, and shoulders. I found that massage gave me great relief. In 1989, my mother, Clara Hasper, was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Throughout her treatments, she would ask me just to "rub her head or hold her hand". I saw the pain relief she experienced. I continued to work for AT&T and then the USPS as a temp, but massage was always in the back of my mind and always in my heart. I realized I wanted to help others feel better and started on the path to massage.....

Keeping balance within the body and mind can help prevent disease. Massage is one way to help people manage stress and pain, increase energy, and promote a healthy immune system. I truly believe massage should be affordable and attainable for everyone. I am committed to always offering you superior quality massage at affordable prices and I hope that together we can partner to help you achieve Health & Harmony.

.....The first thing I see and touch every day as a massage therapist is "Skin," the largest of our bodies organs.  In order to be able to help my clients with their skin concerns I enrolled at the Skin Institute, St Louis' premier skin care school specializing in advanced training and medical esthetics protocols. Since graduating and becoming a professionally licensed Skin Care Therapist  I am able to treat a wide range of skin problems (from Acne to Sun Damage) and know what conditions need referral for medical attention.  As an Esthetician I can change peoples lives by helping them look and feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. I would love to help you achieve and maintain Health & Harmony for your skin.....

 

 Gina Taphorn, Esthetician

I have always had a passion for Skin Care, however, being a mother and raising a family took 1st place as a career choice.  Now, with my family grown and after overcoming a life altering event I am ready to pursue my dreams of a career in Esthetics. 
 
I earned my Estheticians License from The Skin Institute of St Louis where I became certified in Dermalogica and the International Dermal Institute, PCA Skin, RX Systems and SkinCeuticals. In addition to skin care, I am trained in Swedish Massage, Integrated Massage, body treatments, waxing, tinting and more.
 
Prior to this, while living in California, I studied Makeup Artistry.  This was when I first witnessed the connection between healthy skin and makeup application. Through these experiences I have grown to believe in Holistic and Organic skin care for all skin types. Combining natural ingredients with pharmaceutical grade treatments performed by an experienced and qualified Skin Care Therapist will obtain stunningly visible results.
 
I am very excited to begin a new chapter in my life, devoted to teaching others the skills and techniques needed to achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy, younger looking skin at any age!

 

 

 

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