Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Gardiner Maine
Zardus Art of Massage | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Augusta Maine
Zardus Art of Massage | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Augusta Maine
Zardus Art of Massage and Wellness Spa | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Gardiner Maine
Zardus Art of Massage | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Augusta Maine
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Zardus Art of Massage | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Gardiner MaineTeresa A. Zardus
B.A. in Psychology, L.A.A., LMT, CRP & Spa Owner

Teresa graduated in 2011 from the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine with a focus on Swedish massage and Energy Work. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Liberal Arts Associate degree and was accepted into the Master’s Program in Psychology Research with Southern New Hampshire University, where she is actively researching the contributions of emotions on chronic pain patterns of the body systems.

During her schooling, Teresa completed multiple college-level courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology, as well as posture and motion analysis. Introductory courses in CranioSacral, Lymphatic Drainage and Polarity, as well as basic nutrition were amongst the supplemental courses successfully completed. Teresa offers a variety of therapeutic and spa services including, but not limited to, Therapeutic Massage, Energy Massage, Reiki, Reiki with Essential Oils, Aromatouch Technique, and Color Art Therapy. She participates in ongoing continuing education courses through various national seminars and educational courses.

In addition to her massage therapy practice, Teresa is a former dance studio owner/instructor of tap, jazz, and ballet, as well as a published artist and musician.


Kat BeaudoinKat Beaudoin - Shamanic Practitioner and Self-Healing Facilitator

Kat Beaudoin, shamanic practitioner and self- healing facilitator, began incorporating this calling in the winter of 2011. Although her life experiences, beginning at a very young age, are replete with awareness that something far grander is at work in our lives every moment of every day, it was not until she’d given up her three pillars of security that she fully understood her connection to “all there is” . Kat believes that our lives are inextricably connected to the nature, the myths and the archetypes of our ancestors. To the degree that we consciously recognize the parallels between the dramas of today and those of our ancestors’, the more able we are to manage the life we face.

In 2011, she began her formal training in Era III Medicine, otherwise known as Energy Medicine. She has studied Shamanism with Dory Cote at the Center of Earthlight Healing in Brunswick as well as with Barbara Bloecher at the Shaman’s Earth near Louisville, Kentucky. In her training, she has concluded Introduction to Shamanism, 1 year Shamanic Apprenticeship, 2 Year Shamanic Initiation, and two 5-days Intensive trainings in addition to numerous day or weekend workshops. She participates in several Maine based and New England wide Shamanic Circles. She studied Reiki with Mary Maverick also of Brunswick and is certified in Access Consciousness/The Bars from three instructors in New England. She is extremely grateful and fortunate to have also studied group work with 1) Joanna Macy, Deep Ecologist, author, activist and Buddhist and Systems Thinking Scholar of California and 2) Lila Moses, LCSW and Women’s Studies Leader (RIP) formerly of Portland Maine. She also studied Healing and Therapeutic Gardens at the Boston Architectural School. The tools she works with include primarily the archetypes and ancestors, sacred geometry, the human energy field and the elements through which she integrates the energy shifting modalities she has studied.

Informally, she has studied the works of Bruce Lipton, Penny Pierce, Ted Andrews, Clare Cooper Marcus, Larry Dossey, Dr. Esther Sternberg, Peter Levine, Carl Greer, Mashaela Small-Wright and Paul Pearsall among numerous other published pioneers of Energy Medicine.

A leader during her 30+ year career in Land Planning, her love of nature is at the core of her work today. Kat’s connection to the natural world is the vehicle she uses to access wisdom and insight forming the foundation for transformational change and healing. She is available for individual work, as well as group activities. When scheduling a session with Kat, be prepared to be transported to a place outside of time within the very essence of your true nature, where resides all the information you need to thrive. For more information about Shamanism, search for, or while Kat’s new website is currently under development.

In addition to her listed services, Kat also officiates at ceremonies including weddings, life celebrations, births and other major milestones. She also creates and facilitates experiential workshops on various consciousness raising topics. She may be contacted directly or through the Zardus “Book Now” button. For private group sessions or other services mentioned above, contact Kat at or by calling (207) 446-8099.


Melissa Boynton - LMT, CCSP

Melissa practices Swedish massage with a Therapeutic Touch. She incorporates Reiki, Polarity, Chakra balancing and Cranial Sacral Therapy into her sessions as needed. Her style is gentle, peaceful and kind. As you are receiving therapy from Melissa, you can feel the love she has for her work and the care she takes with you as you participate in your healing journey. Melissa will listen to your needs and tailor your session to address them. Her quiet demeanor does not diminish the opportunity for profound growth and healing to be experienced in a session with her.  In addition to relaxation, stress relief and tension reduction, she has observed clients bodies making self adjustments, knots in muscles melting  away,  and clients being connected to their spirit animals and guides. Her open perspective allows for endless possibilities. Melissa graduated from Downeast School of Massage in 2004, and continues her education to expand her ability to serve. Melissa is a gifted therapist who will work with you on your pathway to greater health.


Zardus Art of Massage | Mind and body relaxation through contemporary and alternative solutions | Gardiner MaineElizabeth Bryson - LMT

Since 1986, Elizabeth has been a licensed massage therapist maintaining successful private practices in North Carolina for over 15 years.  In 1991, she joined the county hospital providing massage therapy for oncology patients - she specialized in assisting patients with accessing difficult emotions through the use of touch.  In 1996, Elizabeth co-founded the Healing Arts Network (HAN), a grant funded program which expanded her work to others areas of the hospital and incorporated other modalities such as art, music, yoga, hypnosis, pet therapy and energy balancing.  Through HAN, she provided Trigger Point Therapy in the pain clinic and rehabilitation hospital as an alternative to cortisone injections.

In 2004, Elizabeth moved to Maine where she currently offers massage therapy for Maine General Hospice and serves on the planning committee for the Healthy Living Resource Center.  In addition, she offers private sessions at Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa.  Elizabeth offers a variety of techniques based on the individual needs of each client including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myo-fascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Energy work.  Her emphasis work is a combination of Trigger Point Therapy and Energy work to assist in releasing the underlying emotions that cause physical pain, stress and tension in the body.  Blocked emotions such as anger and grief, cause energy blocks which result in a contraction of the soft tissue.  Using Trigger Point Therapy to locate these areas, Elizabeth works with the client to explore and release the pain tied with that emotion – breaking a pain cycle and clearing the block through energy movement.


Anna Burdette - LMT/LMPAnna Burdette - LMT/LMP

Anna Burdette, LMT/LMP graduated and passed her MBLEx in Washington State in August of 2011. Her studies covered a broad range of all the modalities including energy work, and an extensive study of the human body and its systems. Every massage she performs is tailored to the individual. They are a mix of Deep tissue/treatment (unless otherwise specified), spa, and relaxation techniques, energy work, and more. All her massages are full-body unless otherwise specified.


Theresa ClarkTheresa Clark – Certified Rolfer® Structural Integration Practitioner, CranioSacral & SourcePoint Therapist

Theresa has degrees in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology. She spent several years training professional athletes and rehabilitating cancer/stroke patients. Her love for kinesiology and anatomy probed a quest for further understanding of how the human body works and heals. Theresa graduated from the well-known and highly regarded Rolf Institute for Structural Integration, founded by Ida Rolf. Theresa has completed certifications in CranioSacral Therapy, SourcePoint Therapy, visceral manipulation, nerve mobilization, spinal biomechanics and scar tissue therapy.

Since completing her training, Theresa has helped hundreds of dancers, college and professional athletes, professional body builders, housewives, business professionals and students move with more ease and better their posture. She has helped reduce the risk for repetitive stress injuries and has also helped return employees to work faster and in healthier condition. From car accidents and work related injuries, to sports injuries and stress overload, Theresa can help your body restore balance and harmony while helping the body to heal and recover.

Theresa has had the joy of building a solid practice here in Maine. She offers 3 unique offices in Gardiner, Bath and Auburn and works closely with massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, general surgeons, acupuncturists and reiki practitioners. She enjoys stained glass, photography and keeping active. She lives in Gardiner with her husband and two children.


Lynne Cobb – LMT, CRP, Certified AromaTouch PractitionerLynne Cobb – LMT, CRP, Certified AromaTouch Practitioner

Lynne has been a public-school teacher for 30 years; teaching brought a lifelong passion for helping people and enhancing their well-being. Lynne has practiced Reiki for 20+ years and AromaTouch Therapy for 3+ years. As a new path to wellness in 2017, Lynne earned her license as a massage therapist in Maine and looks forward to sharing in the integration of these healing modalities to enhance body, mind, and spirit.


Laurie CurtisLaurie Curtis – Certified Positive Psychology & Life Coach

Laurie is the owner of CurtisEase Coaching and works with clients to help them achieve their fullest potential for a specific need or for life in general, one step at a time. Her solutions-focused, empathic style helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, with a high degree of insight. She'll guide you as you discover, nurture, and marshal your strengths, values, passions and resources in comfort and safety. In addition, she demonstrates and teaches techniques that increase mindfulness, fulfillment, and lasting, authentic empowerment. Her whole person well-being approach will increase your ultimate currency – happiness.

Laurie received her coaching education through the Wholebeing Institute, co-founded by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, and is certified with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener of the Coaching Institute and Positive Acorn, along with the VIA Institute on Character, center on the science of positive psychology and cultivating a character strengths focus for positive change. Laurie is also a graduate of the highly acclaimed Certificate in Positive Psychology program through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Wholebeing Institute.


Sally DaigleSally Daigle – Certified Usui Reiki Master

As a young child Sally had deep feelings for everything from people, animals, right down to the trees.  As she grew up, she was the person trying to fix, help or heal everyone and everything.  Along with being a very big stone collector from the age of ten, her father would take her around to different shops to buy stones. Later as an adult, she started working in hospitals and nursing homes as a Certified Nurses Aid - again wanting to help and heal. Later, she found an interest in the mental health system and to continued education classes at Kennebec Valley Community College, which aided in becoming a case manager for the local mental health service and crisis unit.  Life through her a curve and she became very ill and had to leave the work force.  This was when she became involved in Reiki healing and began taking classes and practicing Reiki on herself.  Through a collaboration of western medicine and Reiki, she was healed.  She has been a Reiki practitioner since 2011 and continues her training as a Reiki Master & Trainer.  During her sessions, she also utilizes the healing qualities of crystals and stones.  With her handmade gem stone jewelry, walking sticks and Reiki healing hands jewelry, she also provides her clients with healing options they can take with them.  Her gift to you is the combination of her love for stones and the energy they give within the healing energy of Reiki.  Together – you will find your inner healing peace.


Jamie HuntsbergerJamie Huntsberger - Board Certified Structural Integrator(sm), Visceral Manipulation Practitioner

Jamie finished his KMI structural integration certification with Tom Myers in 2004. He immediately began to study visceral and neural work with many leading innovators in the field, and has developed a very gentle, precise, and effective synthesis of these techniques, addressing dysfunctional restrictions in the most delicate tissues of the body. Below is a list of some of his advanced training:

  • Visceral Manipulation I-IV & Visceral Approach to Nervous System (Christoph Sommer)
  • Neurology of Posture (Don Hazen)
  • Core Integration: the Viscera; basic & advanced Accessory Organs (Liz Gaggini)
  • Neural Mobilization (Jon Martine)
  • Continuum Movement (Emilie Conrad)
  • Aston Therapeutics & Aston Bodyworks I (Judith Aston)
  • Scar Tissue (Sharon Hancoff)
  • Presence in Healing in the Water (Sara Pierce)
  • Working with Children (Jim Asher & Tom Myers)
  • The Female Pelvis (Pilar Martin & T. Myers)
  • Fascial Fitness (Divo Mueller& T. Myers)

Jamie was formerly engaged in farming, horseshoeing, and urchin diving, so he has a deep familiarity with aches and pains from both sides. He also enjoys singing and dance as hobbies, so is keenly familiar with the more subtle aspects of body usage.


Cathy Freeman – Certified Gendai Reiki-ho Shihan (Teacher) & Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor

Cathy was born into the military, in a Quonset hut, on a small Air Force Base. She lived the nomadic lifestyle until her thirteenth year, when her father retired and returned the family to Maine. After graduating high school, Cathy tried working locally and then away; finally finding her place as a civilian with the National Guard, back in Maine. She spent 31 years with the Guard, retiring in 2016 to answer another call.

Cathy was introduced to energy therapy in 2007, when someone spoke of Reiki. She had to know what it was and when she found out, she knew it had been calling her for her whole life. Finding the right method and the right teacher, Cathy decided to study and practice Gendai Reiki-ho, an Eastern style of this wonderful modality. She advanced to the Gokuikaiden Level (instructor level), which allowed her to teach and share this wonderful practice of Reiki Shihan.

Reiki enriched Cathy’s life in ways that are difficult to put into words, but with a thirst for knowledge and an inner voice calling, she was drawn to learn more. A friend introduced her to Integrated Energy Therapy and before she knew it, soon completed the Master-Instructor Level, allowing her to teach and share this modality as well.

"I do not know where my path may wander or what other exciting things I will be called to learn. I do know - I shall answer the call and I will continue to grow and share the knowledge with love and joy in my heart."


Claire GuyClaire Guy - BS, LMT, Certified Reflexologist, Owner SoleWise Reflexology School 

Claire Guy is a catalyst for helping people manage their stress as well as reduce and manage pain. She does this through her work as a bodyworker and energy practitioner. Along with her one-on-one practice, Claire taught several years of massage therapy, has attuned several people in Reiki I & II and she teaches several reflexology courses.

In her SoleWise Reflexology private practice, Claire offers private reflexology sessions as well as teaching a full reflexology certification program.

She offers workshops on a variety of subjects dealing with personal growth and development. She is open to organizations who wish to offer personal growth and development workshops and self-help bodywork workshops. For more information or to book a session call Claire directly at (207) 441-5670 or email


Kim Nixon - LMT, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEPKim Nixon, LMT, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP

Kim is a Holistic Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Her journey with the healing arts began with her first experience with Reiki in 2006. It left such a powerful impression that she attended her first Reiki class shortly after and has been practicing “energy work” ever since. In 2008, Kim retired from a 29-year career in State government to attend massage school at SpaTech Institute in Westbrook.. She has been doing massage and energetic bodywork since 2009 and teaching yoga since 2012.

Kim offers traditional table massage and 2-hour Thai Massage sessions. Find full descriptions of both here: In a typical session, Kim will incorporate multiple techniques including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular, and assisted stretching. She will also organically incorporate Reiki and elements of Polarity and Integrated Energy Therapy. She describes her style of massage as "energy-infused massage.” Kim sees massage, energetic bodywork, and yoga as “powerful medicine.” Her passion for sharing stems from her own personal experience with the healing benefits. The primary focus of Kim’s practice is to provide self-care tools to assist clients in managing stress, reducing pain, and strengthening their bodies.

Beyond her basic massage and yoga certifications, Kim also has her 500-hour advanced yoga teacher certification and specialty certifications in Thai Massage, Breathwork & Meditation, Yin Yoga, Polarity, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET.) She is currently pursuing advanced studies in Yin Yoga.


Starla PericoStarla Perico - Certified AromaTouch Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy & Quantum Touch Practitioner. Owner & Operator of “Nurture With Oils”

Starting at the age of 9, Starla Perico had an awareness of alternative medicine when she was exposed to Chiropractic Care. From that first encounter, she knew her goal in life was to help people and bring them comfort. In 2003 she became a Reiki Master/Teacher, and then continued the journey of learning Quantum Touch and Integrated Energy Therapy to assist others with their individual care goals. In 2012 Starla embraced the amazing world of Essential Oils into her daily life and Reiki practice. It is her mission to facilitate, educate, and empower others with the knowledge of how essential oils are quickly becoming a staple resource for personal wellness.  If you feel like you have "tried everything to feel better" please reach out to Starla to discuss how she may be able to help.



Brenda ColferBrenda Colfer, Energy Therapy Woven in Sound

Brenda has been involved in energy work since 1996 and opened her business “Soundings” in 2001. She has taught many different classes over the years; Reiki since 2002, Quantum-Touch, Integrated Energy Therapy, Journeying, Crystal Singing Bowl Meditations, Sound Healing, Karuna Reiki, Awakening Intuition, Chakradance, LifeBreath, New Moon Manifesting with Hypnosis and Drumming. She studied Sound with Jonathan Goldman and Dr. John Beaulieu. Brenda serves on the Body/Mind panel for the Healthy Living Resource Center at Maine General. She also has been part of Joan Lunden’s Camp Reveille retreat for women for 6 years offering classes and private sessions for women all over the U.S. and Canada.

Brenda offers an intuitive blend of sound and touch, pulling from a variety of modalities (Reiki, IET, Crystal work, Polarity, Biodyamic Craniosacral Therapy, Quantum-Touch, Reflexology, and more). Different sound tools that maybe used during the session are turning forks, voice, Tibetan Master Singing Bowl, drum and/or crystal singing bowls. The doTERRA essential oils may also be offered. "This work is so unique that I'm not sure anyone else in Maine offers this comprehensive treatment. I came away feeling refreshed, aligned and especially alive! I highly recommend her work " ~ Patricia Keene, CPT

To learn more about Brenda’s offerings go to Sessions at Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa will be taking place on the second Tuesday of every month. To schedule a session with Brenda call: (207) 557-2664


Penny L. Ellis - CPP, RMT, RYT

After experiencing the therapeutic touch of a Reiki session during a chronic illness, Penny began her journey to gather knowledge and wisdom in order to learn and share the modalities of alternative healing. In 2002, she graduated from Holistic Alternatives certified in Polarity Therapy and continued to pursue Reiki with Brenda Colfer, completing her Art level in 2008. In 2004, she completed her 200 hour yoga training with YogaSpirit Studios with Kim Valeri, where she continues to complete weekend immersions for continuing education in Yoga and Ayurveda.  She is scheduled to complete her training as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist in the spring of 2016 from Chill Yoga.  Penny is also a Wellness Consultant with DoTerra CPTG essential oils, incorporating essential oils into her work and daily life. She strives to create a space for healing and peaceful insight in her sessions and yoga classes. Penny will be offering Polarity, Reiki, and Reiki with Essential Oils at Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa. She lives in Farmingdale with her husband, Brad of 32 years. She enjoys remaining active in the lives of her children and grandchildren, her beautiful dog, Summit and being in nature. To schedule a session with Penny call: (207) 215-4471


Magan Richards – CHNC, CHC, CWC, HHP, B.S.Magan Richards – CHNC, CHC, CWC, HHP, B.S.

Magan is a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) who is certified as a Holistic Nutrition Consultant (CHNC), Homeopathy Consultant (CHC), and Wellness Consultant (CWC) from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, as well as a B.S. in Biology from Messiah College.

Magan’s focus is in holistic health and wellness, as well as educating and empowering individuals with knowledge for healthy living. Magan incorporates the use of muscle response testing, herbs, herbal tinctures, essential oils, homeopathy, hair testing analysis, individual-appropriate healthy eating, supplements, and lifestyle changes in her protocols to alleviate the core issues leading to various symptoms within the body systems - therefore providing personalized care for each person and helping them reach their wellness goals. In addition, she shares the benefits of making and using homemade teas, tinctures, bone broth, kefir, kombucha, and sourdough bread. Magan also has an online dispensary offering a variety of supplement choices from over 300 companies, including professional grade products.

If you are looking for a different approach to your health, please reach out to Magan. You can find out more information at To schedule a session with Magan at Zardus Art of Massage & Wellness Spa, click on the BookNow button. Magan also offers sessions at other locations – to schedule a session at other locations, go to or contact her by phone at (207) 740-8938. Phone consultations are also available.


Libby RodrigueLibby Rodrigue, LE Esthiology Educator, Skin Classic Practitioner

Libby graduated in 2014 from the Aveda Institute Maine, a Capilo School in Augusta, Maine. From there she obtained her license as an Esthetician and has been practicing ever since. Her goal is to individualize each treatment and have each guest feel pampered and loved. From facials and waxing to lash and brow tinting, Libby offers a large array of spa services to make you look and feel your best. In March of 2016 she was trained on the Skin Classic machine. This machine treats many skin irregularities such as hyper pigmentation (brown spots) skin tags, milia, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries and more. To find out more schedule a free phone consultation with Libby (207) 240-1358.


Karen Stultz, CHT , CGIM, CIWC

For over 10 years, Karen Stultz has been an International Speaker, and Life Strategist, as well as co- author to the books, The Wealthy Women eBook and Transform Your Passion into Profits, How Ordinary Women Built Extraordinary Online Businesses Doing What They Love available on Amazon.

Karen uses techniques including Hypnosis – Guided Imagery -Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) – Integrative Wellness Techniques – Energy Work – and Essential Oils, to help with your specific needs. A session with Karen provides customized, noninvasive treatments for your specific needs; in a safe, comfortable atmosphere, you will relax and experience joy and hope again. You will leave with the tools needed to help reduce anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and manage pain at any time, as well as feel more in control and relaxed. You will experience mind, body and emotional connection that can transform & greatly reduce pain, anxiety, & stress and in some cases, eliminate it - leaving you with a relaxed, calm and renewed positive energy.

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