"My intention is to create beauty and balance through wellness, compassion, and kindness with an end result of a sense of well being through nourishment and growth."
After being a resident of California for 25 years, Ann has recently relocated to her home town of Troy, NY to join Lotus Wellness Studio. Although Ann has been a student of wellness for over 20 years, she attained a Master Herbalist Certification through the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2007. In 2012 Ann studied at the National Holistic Institute in Petaluma, California where she received certification as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator.
Ann's passion for wellness has helped her amass an extensive knowledge on holistic health practices and natural remedies.
Lotus Wellness Studio is owned and operated by Barbara Ritrovato , Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician, and Yoga Instructor.
A native of Troy, NY, Barbara Ritrovato studied at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY and has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 2001. She has received her Esthetician license in 2010 from Austin's School of Spa Technology in Albany, NY , and is fully insured for a duo license through Health And Beauty Association. In 2016 Barbara received her RYT-200 certified through Ashley Colloton Yoga.
"I started my path as a massage therapist over 18 years ago, mostly working in the Spa Industry and continued my education with esthetics, Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and my love for wellness education continues. I have taken all of my experience and passion to build my own practice in which I offer a variety of therapeutic and wellness services."
In 2005, Barbara received a mention in Spa Magazine for her Hot Stone Massage. She currently works out of her Troy studio.
While working on her Reiki Therapy and New York State Massage Therapist Certification, Ann is currently offering body treatments (scrubs and wraps) and Herbalism Consultation at Lotus Wellness Studio
Lotus Wellness Studio is located on the ground floor of 1813 5th Avenue in beautiful historic downtown Troy, NY near the corner of 5th and Broadway.
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