Massage Therapists, Aestheticians & Manicurists
OUR SPA TECHNICIANS
Chris Sortwell, LMT, MLD/CDT
Christine moved to North Conway in the fall of 2015 and joined the staff at the Spa of the Christmas Farm Inn in October 2015. Christine is dual licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well as a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist, who, prior to moving, owned her own successful massage business in Ipswich MA as well as instructed massage at Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich MA. Christine is certified in Swedish, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphedema Massage, Medical/Arthrossage, and Rotator Cuff Release and incorporates stretching, sports massage, trigger point and other techniques to create a truly individualized massage for each client. Christine lives in North Conway with her son and various pets and spends her free time exploring her new home.
Darcie Reed, LMT
Darcie is a graduate of New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her background as a Spa training supervisor has given her the opportunity to work closely and train with leaders in the Spa industry. She values educating the client about their body, and careful listening to achieve the goals of each individual. She fuses clinically based, deep tissue, and spa therapy techniques to both calm and relax. Adding stretching, movement, and kneading to provide a restorative, therapeutic treatment that aids in the body’s natural healing process and re-connect the person as a whole. Those who have benefited from her work are: pregnant women, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone seeking overall wellness of being.
Karen Davenport, LMT
Karen is a life-long massage enthusiast, having benefitted from and enjoyed the many health benefits of receiving regular massage for decades. That is why, as she says, she decided to turn a “passion into a profession” and went back to school after thirty years to become a licensed massage therapist. Like many of her colleagues at the Carriage House Spa, Karen also graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts – the only school in the states of Maine and New Hampshire that is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation for having achieved meeting detailed and challenging standards. Karen is a New Hampshire native and enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Mary Murphy, Aesthetician/ Makeup Artist
Mary is a Licensed Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. She graduated in the advanced aesthetic program from Spa Tech Institute in Plymouth, MA in 2010. As an Aesthetician and makeup artist, Mary has followed her passion in the creative side of her life with a formal background in the arts. Mary loves to travel and finds great joy in making everyone see their beauty on the inside and out.
Beverly Holmes, Aesthetician
Bev became a licensed Aesthetician after a career in Health Care Administration. She graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook Maine in 2011. Beverly enjoys the peaceful environment of a resort spa. She is ready and willing to show her knowledge of Shea Physiology, an aspect of her work that she finds very rewarding. She wants you to look flawless and feel confident in the beauty of your natural skin. Bev enjoys her free time knitting and reading a great book.
Charity Leach, LNT
Charity studied at Cosmotech in Westbrook, Me and has been doing nails since 2004. Charity has worked for the Christmas Farm spa for a total of 8 years! She enjoys working with clients and offering them a memorable experience.
Marcie Roberts, LNT
Marcie has worked at our spa for over 5 years! She graduated from Pierre’s School of Cosmetology in Portland Maine in 2001. Marcie has been practicing her skills for nearly 15 years. She is a native of the Mount Washington Valley and enjoys meeting new people and providing them with a friendly and professional service.
Lauren Chiaccio, LNT
Lauren is an established manicurist with a passion for creativity. Her education experience began at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester New Hampshire. Lauren graduated with a certification for nail technology at Cosmotech School of Cosmetology in March 2013. Lauren is trained in various techniques for nail care which include: manicures, pedicures, nail diseases, nail repair, sanitation, nail art, shellac and hand/foot massage.
Kelsey Lijedahl, LMT
Kelsey Liljedahl is a graduate from The New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. She is trained in Swedish, Sports, Neuromuscular Technique, Trigger point, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Drainage. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys swimming, yoga, hiking, and traveling.
Caitlin Straus-Bowers, LMT
Caitlin graduated from the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton Maine. Her education and experience massaging have taught her how the ways massage can help maintain and improve physical and emotional wellbeing by bringing balance and healing to the body. Caitlin values being able to help her clients relax and feel better.
"This is my 3rd trip to this spa for massage, and, although it didn't need to, it keeps getting better! The staff goes out of their way to make us feel comfortable and valued, and the setting is beautiful.. Words can't describe the massages given by Linda, other than I wish I could go there every day for the rest of my life! Heavenly!! Can't wait to return!!!!!"
— Lori BR, Providence, Rhode Island
"I indulged in a facial..., while my significant other. went for an hour long massage... Both were heavenly. The people here are so friendly and knowledgeable. They make you feel right at home. So glad we decided to do this; it won't be our last time at CFI..."
— Lauren L., Southcoast, MA
"Enjoyed a fabulous massage at the Spa just prior to making the five our trip home. It was such a relaxing experience and the whole Spa area is a great addition to the overall experience at the Inn."
— Penny, Queensbury, NY