Kara, a licensed esthetician and business owner, operates with the true passion to make it all about you! Kara feels blessed to have found a career that helps people feel good about themselves and she strives to make her clients look and feel their very best. She does this by,not only using her top of the line skills and equipment, but by educating her clients of the importance and benefits of being healthy both inside and out. Working with clients of all ages and skin types, Kara accomplishes this by making an individualized plan, tailored to achieve her clients desired results (whether it be clearing acneic, blemished skin or reversing the signs of aging, sun damaged skin). Kara and staff are up on the latest and greatest products, protocols, and facial equipment all with continuous education and certifications. This includes her top of the line facial equipment and state of the art laser machines.
As a local Bayport-Blue Point graduate, Kara went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Business & Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in 2004. Upon graduating she then went to work as a sales manager for a Fortune 500 company. After four years she woke up to realize she wasn't doing what she loved. What was her passion? Her answer, "helping others feel good about themselves." Kara faced and overcame her own self esteem issues when it came to the management of her skin and wanted to share the impact skin care made on her with anyone facing similar issues. So, she continued her education and went on to attend NYIB,graduating in 2008. That same year, Kara took the bold, brave risk and opened her own two treatment room spa as the only therapist. Nine years later, seven treatment rooms later, nine therapists later and with hard work and dedication,her dreams have come true.
In her spare time Kara likes spending time with her family and friends, being active outdoors, traveling, and good food.
She is beyond grateful to all of her supportive and loving clients, family, and friends for their continued trust and loyalty, and looks forward to the coming years and serving all of the valued clients of KarasMatic Day Spa, present and future.
Growing up in Switzerland, Franziska learned at an early age that skincare and wellness go hand in hand. She is known for her holistic and nurturing yet result driven service. Franziska is a licensed esthetician trained in state of the art laser to provide her clients with a more youthful, natural looking appearance.
Debra Epilone R.N., M.S.Ed.
Debra has been a registered nurse for 30 years. For the past 20 years, she has been an educator and administrator for nursing and health sciences. A passion for skin care was the catalyst for her pursuing an esthetician license. Her career experiences and health care professional knowledge allows her to offer her clients outstanding facial treatments along with an education on home skin care regimes.
Debra has lived in the Bayport-Bluepoint community for over 25 years. She received her degree in Nursing from Suffolk Community College, her teaching certification from NYS Education Department, her Bachelors of Science in Community Health at Empire State College and her Masters in Educational Administration from Long Island University. She most recently received her Esthetician certificate from New York Institute of Beauty.
Debra is an avid golfer and loves to work out. She is a “foodie” who enjoys exploring new restaurants and delights in creating great food for family and friends.
Deb is a licensed esthetician and certified massage therapist and received her BA from Dowling college in 2004. After many years of working in the restaurant and hospitality industry she decided in 2008 to pack her bags and move to Costa Rica. Deb attended Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in Samara, Costa Rica where she found her true passion for health and fitness. Upon returning to Long Island 6 months later with her certification in massage she wanted to continue expanding her horizons. Deb became Reiki 2 certified and in 2011 enrolled at Western Suffolk Boces to become an Esthetician. Upon graduating she has worked as a licensed esthetician independently as well as for other spas on the South Shore of Long Island.
Deb has lived on Long Island her whole life and now resides in Sayville with her fiancee and two young boys.
Lorraine Libschik, LMT
Lorraine started her career in the medical field. She made her dream of helping people heal through Massage a reality when she graduated from Syosset Massage and Accupuncture School 16 years ago. Lorraine provides her clients with a nurturing and result driven service with various techniques, such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and Medical Massage.
My name is Matt Widener and I graduated from New York College of Health Professions in May 2013. Since then I have worked full time as a Massage Therapist and absolutely love it! It's my passion. I specialize in deep tissue, sports, medical and of course relaxation. I'm also trained and highly proficient in hot stone, prenatal, reflexology and acupressure.I look forward to treating you!
Vincent J. Glasser, LMT, NCTMB
Vince Glasser is a nationally certified (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork [NCBTMB]) and New York State licensed massage therapist specializing in Myofascial Release (MFR) and he has been working at Karasmatic Day Spa since June 2009. Vince attended the holistic Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM) in Ithaca, New York and graduated from the accelerated program for the 1,000 hour massage certification at FLSM. Upon graduation in late December 2008, he learned of John F. Barnes, PT and the MFR technique, which greatly appealed to him because of the natural principles it applies to bodywork and especially its amazing effectiveness for relieving pain, restoring range of motion and breaking up scar tissue. Vince has achieved the expert level of training in MFR after having taken all 16 MFR seminars offered by John F. Barnes and has repeated several of the seminars. He has assisted Mr. Barnes at his seminars and also assists in the monthly study groups for MFR therapists on Long Island.
Vince is also a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique (since 2000) and has been practicing TM since 1993. TM was brought to the West from India by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1958 and since then over seven million people from all over the world have learned this powerful technique for self development. TM is a simple, natural and effortless technique that allows the mind to quickly settle down to a deep state of rest while remaining awake. This restful alertness allows the mind and body to naturally throw off deep rooted stresses that gives its amazing benefits. Hundreds of scientific research studies show that daily practice of TM can significantly reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, give clearer thinking and profoundly benefit practitioners in virtually every area of life. What makes TM unique and special is that it is simple, natural and effortless to practice and easy to learn.
In addition to being a massage therapist, expert MFR therapist and certified TM teacher, Vince is an AyurVeda trained health professional through the Maharishi AyurVeda Association of America (MAAA) having completed the training program in spring 2015. He also just finished his first year of study for a M.S. in AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine from Maharishi University of Management (MUM). Upon graduation in June 2018 Vince will be a certified AyurVedic Wellness Consultant.
For 13 years Vince was chairman of a local EarthSave chapter and he ran monthly vegetarian potluck dinners, which featured a wide variety of speakers to educate members and guests about farming, food, nutrition and environmental issues. For recreation, Vince enjoys outdoor activities such as swimming, surfing, hiking, biking and photography. While in the comfort of his home he likes to watch old movies, play his guitar, read and do crossword puzzles.
Norman Bennett M.D.
Dr. Bennett is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board eligible for vascular medicine by the American Board of Vascular Medicine. He is a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine (FSVM) and a member of the American Medical Association. He is a certified wound care specialist (WCC) and a lecturer on advanced wound management through Smith & Nephew as well. Dr. Bennett is fluent in conversational and medical Spanish.
Dr. Bennett is an Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, practicing for over 10 years at various locations in and around Suffolk County NY. He takes great pleasure in helping people look and feel great through the use of Botox® and fillers. He also performs sclerotherapy for spider veins and varicose veins.
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