The Ravinia Spa’s Vision
Operated under the direction of chiropractor Dr. Daniel Bart, we seek to assist our clients in finding their way to inner peace and balance through the treatments and services our highly-trained and licensed staff members provide. Nestled snugly in the Sandy Springs / Dunwoody area, we are more than a luxury spa facility; our staff members have chosen a lifestyle where health, harmony and well-being takes precedence. We recognize that in the fast pace of today’s society, taking time out for yourself should be an extraordinary experience. Our clients have found turning off for an hour dedicated to their self care during a busy week provides just what they need to stay grounded, focused and centered. Allow us at Ravinia Spa to help make a difference in the way you experience the day.
Meet our Staff and Therapists
Dr. Dan Bart takes the job of maintaining and attaining wellness seriously. His massage therapists and estheticians are each licensed and hand-selected for their industry experience, education and passion for what they do. We’re proud to publish each of our therapists names and specialty for review.
Dr. Daniel M. Bart, D.C.
Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Bart has been dedicated to fitness since opening his first personal training facility in the late 80′s immediately after graduating from the University of Maryland. As Dr. Bart’s reputation grew so did his business, expanding across three states, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut!
As his desire to help others increased and his business thrived, Dr. Bart became interested in learning more about the mind body connection and providing rehabilitative care for his clients who’d undergone joint replacement surgery. With a great desire to help others, he sold his business up north and migrated down south to Georgia to attend Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Bart quickly became a campus stand-out for his dedication to serving as a mentor to his peers and fellow students active in the Life University Gonstead Study Club. An organization he founded and served as vice president. Dr. Bart continues to this day to volunteer his time for the club and numerous other organizations. At the study club he presents his own case studies and assists students in the development of their technique in this proven healing and safe method of measurable chiropractic care.
Dr. Bart still continues to incorporate exercise into his daily routine, he uses his knowledge of fitness and exercise to enhance the benefits his patients receive through his care. He credits his dedication to good health, fitness and peace of mind to saving his own life in 2010. He is happily married to the love of his life Jackie. The two reside in Kennesaw with their 4 year old daughter and teenage son.
Melissa Matyja, Spa Director and Office Manager
Melissa Matyja began her professional career at the retail investment firm Gruntal & Co. in Syosset, NY in 1996. She traded mutual funds at Appel Asset Management in Great Neck, NY until relocating to Atlanta, GA in 1998. She earned her securities exchange license within the Research Department of Robinson-Humphrey, a subsidiary of Solomon-Smith Barney and Suntrust in 2000. In 2003 she made the switch to real estate investments and worked with Re-Max as a licensed real estate professional in the Virginia-Highlands Midtown area. Since joining Pinnacle Chiropractic in 2010, she has worked with Dr. Bart to re-organize and streamline facility operations, with the goal of making 2013 their best year yet.
Melissa can be reached via email at email@example.com and by phone at 770-698-0909.
Our Certified Estheticians:
Our estheticians know that the skin is a body’s biggest meter of an individuals inner health. While we certainly don’t proclaim to be physicians, we do know skincare management. Let one of our highly skilled, licensed estheticians be your guide to better outer (and inner health). Our estheticians will consult with you prior to each appointment, and create an individualized plan for the service from which your skin with benefit most. Whether you’re seeking a traditional, hydrating facial treatment, the latest in microdermabrasion, non-invasive face-lift massage, Lymphatic, or deep oscillation anti-aging therapy, rest assured that our estheticians have traveled the globe in search of the safest, effective and most beneficial procedures for our clients to enjoy.
Introducing Inkeri Tuhkanen, Licensed Esthetician
Inkeri is an expert in anti-aging, pre- and post-cosmetic surgery healing techniques, especially around the sensitive eye area. She travels Europe extensively to study the latest techniques and she specializes in non-invasive methods including deep oscillation therapy and ultrasonic facial massage. Inkeri was trained in Europe as an ultrasonic facialist, professional makeup beautician and eyebrow designer. Inkeri attends international skincare conferences and is a member of the Scandinavian Skincare Association.
Introducing Misha Minesinger, Licensed Esthetician
For more than a decade, Misha was on staff with us at The Ravinia Club and sharing her love for nurturing others through her broad skincare skills. She is certified in clinical esthetics and microdermabrasion. Misha’s favorite aspect of her job is building and maintaining an ongoing relationship with her clients, many of whom have been with her since her beginning.
Licensed Massage Therapists:
When received in regular intervals massage therapy provides the gift of improved overall health and well being including pain relief, increased circulation, stress relief, improved longevity as well as a heightened sense of harmony. Thanks to the fact that it involves caring and touch, the recipient may also enjoy a sense of empowerment as well as decreased anxiety and depression. The Ravinia Spa takes pride in our team of licensed, professional massage therapists, whose specialties span a broad range of specialties including Sweedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki III, Sports & Rehabilitative therapy, pre-and post-natal massage, pre- and post- surgical massage, lymphatic drainage massage, rejuvinating facelift massage therapy, Hot Stone massage, couples massage, Reflexology, Cupping, Thai Bamboo and more. Let us help you find the massage therapist who can best assist you on your path to better wellness and serenity.
Introducing Maija Salins, L.M.T., C.S.T.
Maija specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, a light-touch healing modality that works with the soft tissues and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord to produce profound effects throughout the body. She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy Techniques by the Upledger Institute and also works regularly as a Teaching Assistant at classes offered by UI.
Maija has been a massage therapist since 2000, when she graduated from Red Mountain Institute in Birmingham, AL with certificates in Clinical Massage Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy. She also has received training in Prenatal and Postpartum Massage and has completed a 500 hour program in Structural Integration.
Maija’s work is gentle, nurturing, and intuitive, grounded in a strong understanding of anatomy and bodywork techniques. Through receiving regular CranioSacral Therapy herself, she has become more aware of its many benefits and is eager to pass those benefits along to clients of the Ravinia Spa. She is passionate about helping people to get in touch with their true selves and best lives through gaining more awareness in their bodies.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light, gentle therapy that works with the tissues and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord as well as soft tissue restrictions throughout the body. It works with the body’s ability to correct and heal itself and is appropriate for all ages because of its gentle nature. It is helpful for headaches, back pain, TMJ disorders, stress-related disorders, and many other conditions.
Introducing Bonnie Gibert, L.M.T.
A graduate of the University of Toledo, Ohio, Bonnie was a modern dance instructor while in school, and performed with the Valois Company of Dancers. After moving to Georgia she attended the Atlanta School of Massage, where she became certified in sports massage in 1991. She later taught Swedish massage at the ASHA School of Massage. In 1995, Bonnie chaired the first sports massage team for the Georgia Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, in preparation for the training of the certified sports massage therapists who would be needed to assist with the care of the 1996 Olympic athletes.
Bonnie’s varied and extensive continuing education, along with over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, form a broad foundation from which she combines many modalities for a personalized session in order to provide treatments addressing individual needs, whether for stress reduction, rehabilitation, pain relief or self-improvement.
Introducing Pierre Sanon, L.M.T.
Pierre specializes in meeting each of his client’s individualized massage therapy needs. With certifications and qualifications in hot stone massage, pre-natal massage, neuromuscular/medical massage, reflexology, Chi head massage, corrective lower body work, sports massage, deep tissue and Swedish massage, there is little in the way of the body and its healing power that Pierre doesn’t understand.
Pierre lets his natural intuition guide him along with the clients requests and instructions. He can instinctively “feel” a persons pain and its source, and has healed the root of pain for many of his regular massage clients. For this reason, no two clients receive the same massage or treatment plan. “It’s always custom, always tailor-made,” says Pierre.
Pierre enjoys all forms of exercise, including martial arts, yoga, stretching, weight lifting and swimming. He recognizes that in order to instruct his own clients about how to live a healthy, active lifestyle, he himself needs to live one as well.