Fabriq Spa’s focus is to treat each client as an individual and work with them to achieve results. Our practitioners are encouraged to draw on their extensive experience to deliver exceptional service so each treatment is unique. Get to know our team, and book your service online – you can choose the practitioner with whom you’d like to work.
GABRIELLE APPLEBAUM – ACUPUNCTURIST & OWNER
Gabrielle will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that incorporates Acupuncture and the related practices of Moxabustion and Cupping to assist your body in healing itself. She specializes in helping her patients manage chronic and acute pain, reduce stress and high blood pressure, manage auto-immune conditions, and women’s health issues like infertility and the symptoms of menopause.
Gabrielle trained in Chinese Medicine at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, PA (M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.), and is Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM). She is also a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA) and Harvard Divinity School (MTS).
Acupuncture uses the natural, vital, inherent energy in all living things in helping the body to heal itself. Another total mind, body and spirit therapy available at our spa!
DREW KAISER – MASSAGE THERAPIST & SPA SUPERVISOR
Drew has been learning and working with the body for over 15 years, first as a professional contemporary dancer and now as a massage therapist. Drew began his body work career by learning Thai Massage, a traditional form of massage that incorporates movement and stretching, at Woven Body Healing Arts in Richmond, VA. He continued his massage therapy training at Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, PA, where he learned additional modalities such as Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Massage and Muscle Energy techniques. During his sessions, Drew aims to strike a balance between using corrective techniques to address muscular discomfort and creating a healing, nurturing environment where the body can relax into receiving the work. Read more about Drew on our blog >>
MONIQUE FLECK – LICENCED AESTHETICIAN
Monique has been mastering her esthetician skills since 2002. She has a great passion for skincare, particularly helping clients with problematic skin. Her clients are recompensed with glowing skin, clear pores and a sense of inner peace. Monique is always expanding her skills. She is a graduate of the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in Philadelphia and is Reiki Level 1 certified.
When she is not at Fabriq Spa, Monique can be found chasing her young children around Mount Airy. She loves traveling, practicing yoga, and feeding her sweet tooth! She is our in-house restaurant expert, so do not hesitate to ask her for recommendations to Philly’s best eateries!
SELENA STARBARD – LICENSED AESTHETICIAN
Selena Starbard received her licensure in Skin Care from the Rizzieri Aveda School in 2012, and holds licenses in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Selena is certified in microdermabrasion, advanced waxing, various types of peels, and lymphatic drainage. She is also an accomplished makeup artist. Selena completed a five week course on Medical Esthetics to delve further into the science of dermatology. She is now pursuing a career in nursing and medical esthetics and will be attending nursing school at the end of 2018.
She shares her passion for holistic skin care with each of her clients, and seeks to continuously expand her knowledge of the field.
CATHERINE DUGGAN – ACUPUNCTURIST
Catherine Duggan is a licensed acupuncturist who has practiced in the greater Philadelphia area since 2003. Her own profound healing experiences with acupuncture led her to study this ancient medicine.
Catherine’s goal is to support her patients during the healing process, helping to restore them to optimal health. To do so, she looks beyond symptoms to discover underlying root causes. Catherine utilizes different traditions and styles of acupuncture to achieve this goal. She has experience treating women’s health issues, infertility, anxiety disorders, depression, facial rejuvenation, orthopedic injuries and pain management.
Catherine received her undergraduate degree at Temple University with a B.A. in physical anthropology and human biology. She has a Masters Degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Maryland, a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the NCCAOM, and post-graduate certification in animal acupuncture. Read more about Catherine on our blog >>
SANDRA EMMANOUILIDES – LICENSED AESTHETICIAN
Sandra Emmanouilides is a Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner™, Licensed Aesthetician, and Certified Integrative Nutrition® Health Coach. Sandra received her health coaching education from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, her Aesthetics education from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, and her BA in Film and Media from Temple University. Sandra is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at Widener University and hopes to treat clients by integrating therapeutic modalities that treat the mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
As Co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, a professional online membership organization advancing an integrative approach to healthy skin, Sandra regards educating her clients a top priority. Committed to incorporating a holistic approach to her healing skincare rituals, Sandra utilizes a bio-individual approach, which considers the impact of dietary and lifestyle choices, and enjoys sharing this knowledge with her clients. Sandra’s holistic skin care treatments provide her clients with both immediate and long-lasting benefits – healing you outside and in!
LYDIA MANDELL – MASSAGE THERAPIST
Lydia customizes each client’s treatment based on their body and history as a whole, approaching massage and therapeutic body work with a very personal touch. Her studies into the human body and psyche are continual, which allows her to always meet the client where they are at each day. Her approach to massage is fluid, caring, and present. With 5+ years of background study in Thai Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Sports Cupping, Myo-Fascial Release, Prenatal Massage, as well as Deep Tissue Massage, there is always integration of these modalities with each session. A Philadelphian native herself, Lydia lives in the area with her husband Jake and their adopted blue-nose pit bull Nala. When she is not busy serving others with massage and bodywork you can find her hiking or cooking with friends and family.
HOLLY SMITH – FRONT DESK
Holly is an esthetician, esthetics instructor and former school director from Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Philadelphia to continue her studies in anthropology. She loves the comprehensive wellness that Fabriq offers to its guests and looks forward to welcoming you!
STEVE COOPER (AKA COOPER) – MASSAGE THERAPIST
Cooper considers himself a perpetual student of anatomy. He attended The Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in New York City studying anatomy, neurology, pathology, myofascial tissue manipulation, shiatsu, reflexology, polarity, and qi gong while working in the school library. He returned to Philadelphia in 2010 to begin practicing as a licensed massage therapist. Other therapeutic techniques that he has cultivated and refined include proficiencies in Craniosacral Therapy and Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (S.M.R.T.).
As a professional percussionist, Cooper is grounded by natural rhythms and flows. This facility paired with his massage skills provides his clients with subtle, quiet and effective releases within the many cycles in which we find ourselves. Whether you are familiar with or new to bodywork, you will be moved by the profoundly relaxing and healing results of a massage session with Cooper.