About Us

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About the Staff at Somatic Wellness: Our therapists hold themselves to the highest standards, pursuing top-quality education from leading practitioners and innovators in the massage field. To better serve the client, our therapists continually seek new, leading-edge modalities of treatment.


Lois Foster

LMT WV 2007-2283


Lois is a Licensed Massage Therapist in WV. She graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Public Administration and her MPA from West Virginia University.

She studied massage therapy at Garrett College in McHenry, MD. and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a Certified Practitioner in orthopedic massage. She is also a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Psychosomatic wellness is another area of interest. She is a Reiki Two Practitioner and has over 10 years experience with alternative health care. She too is a consumer of massage, meditation, guided imagery, and yoga to address chronic neck, back and elbow pain.


Mike Foster

LMT WV 2007-2284


Mike is a Licensed Massage Therapist in WV. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in Linguistics and English. Mike pursued additional graduate study at Georgetown University, WVU and The Katz School of Business.

He studied massage therapy at Garrett College in McHenry, MD. Mike is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage. He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Mike took an interest in therapeutic massage after a lifetime interest in human anatomy and physiology. Too often the symptoms of chronic pain are treated with pharmaceutical solutions while the muscle and connective tissue origins of chronic pain are not addressed. Mike seeks means to identify and treat the soft tissue origins of inflammation and chronic pain with therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques.


Jacquelyn Copenhaver

LMT WV 2010-2719


Jacquelynn received her massage therapy training at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and has been a licensed massage therapist in WV since 2010. She is a Reiki Two Practitioner and has additional training in pregnancy massage and manual lymphatic drainage. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Prior to her massage training she received a BA in psychology from West Virginia University and a MA in education from The Ohio State University. 

Jacquelynn has worked in rural health in many different capacities for over 20 years. As a massage therapist she worked with a local chiropractor for 5 years, enjoying the challenges and, through massage, supporting people in their efforts to be as healthy as possible. She is passionate about massage and is always looking for the highest good and greatest growth for all.


Dawn Fasig

LMT WV 2017-3566


A keen interest in the healing properties of herbs and their more traditional uses blossomed into studying herbalism lead me to the study of natural self-care. I have always had a strong affinity for touch as a sense and love working with my hands, whether in the garden, sewing, spinning, sculpting, or weaving – I am happiest when I am in motion and my hands are busy.

Massage is a natural next step for me, and in 2017 I became a licensed massage therapist. I found that I enjoy expanding my knowledge of the human body and I truly enjoy learning different modalities used in clinical settings. As much as I enjoyed learning various deep tissue techniques and how to utilize stretching, my path also lead toward the pursuit of energy work. Even before my licensure, I was began instruction in Reiki and Polarity Balancing. This path has strengthened my conviction that healing is not only a physical process, but one that is most effective with the integration of both energy and bodywork to return the body to balance.


Jordan Mocaby

LMT WV 2018-3610


Jordan is a Licensed Massage Therapist in WV. He graduated from Laurel Business Institute Massage Therapy Program. He intends to continue his bodywork education through courses on sports and orthopedic massage as well as animal massage therapy. He is also a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Due to his interest in both Swing and Blues dancing, he hopes to cater sports massage techniques to the needs of dancers that they may extend their dance careers and improve the quality of their dance floor experience.


Preley Merrill

LMT WV 2016-3469


Presley is a WV-licensed massage therapist, originally a Montana native. A 2012 graduate of the Oregon School of Massage, Presley specializes in Reflexology and relaxation techniques to accommodate each client’s specific needs. Her continued training ranges from Aromatherapy to protocols addressing sciatic nerve compression, enabling a custom-tailored session for each massage.


Meghan Black

RYT, CYT and Reiki Master


Movement has always been a big part of my life, from dance at age two, to yoga as a daily practice for myself.  It’s the way I center myself.  Using breath work and motion I am able to release tension and stress as well as deepen my spirituality.  I become certified as a yoga instructor in 2018. 

As an Usui Reiki Master I have also learned Crystal Reiki and Animal Reiki, and then became a Master Teacher of Karuna Ki Reiki.  

I am thankful that my life journey has led me to such an amazing establishment and am looking forward to sharing yoga and Reiki with all of Somatic Wellness Massage Therapy.


Marlee Dibert

Cosmetologist


At an early age, I recognized how simply painted fingernails or a glossy lip made the females around me walk and speak with confidence. That visual shaped my interest in makeup and my path to becoming a professional makeup artist. I studied cosmetology during high school and after graduation obtained a license in cosmetology from Altoona Beauty School.

Turning my career towards beauty makeup, I was accepted to Douglas Education Center in the Tom Savini Special Effects Makeup Program and in 2013 received an Associate Degree in Specialized Business. In this program I learned the art of theatrical makeup editorial makeup, sculpting, lifecasting, and body and face painting. These skills helped to form my basis for beauty and fashion makeup. Since 2012, I have worked in the salon/spa settings gaining valuable experience in hair cutting, coloring, styling, nails, microdermabrasion, oxygen facials, eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions. Also during this time, I began my dream career as a Freelance Makeup Artist working with several talented photographers to provide beauty and fashion makeup and hair for weddings, senior photos and fashion photos shoots.

Since becoming certified to perform eyelash extensions through Lavish Lashes, I have offered this service to my clientele. I am now working out of Somatic Wellness Massage Therapy and Salt Spa to offer eyelash extensions, facials and beauty and fashion consulting to their menu of services. I am available to book appointments online at massagewv.com/ . I proudly use the Lavish Lashes products and offer a private and relaxing atmosphere for your beauty experience.

“There is nothing better than the feeling I get when watching a woman look into the mirror and smile at her transformation.” That feeling is what drives me to pay close attention to the specific needs of each client. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are unstoppable!


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