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.


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.


Deborah Layton

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Deborah Layton is a national board-certified massage therapist, professional aromatherapist, yoga and Pilates teacher, and somatic movement instructor.  Over nearly 30 years, she has received training through Virginia and Baltimore Schools of Massage, International School of Shiatsu, American College of Health Sciences, Foundation for Movement Intelligence, The School for BodyMind Centering, Balanced Body University, The Yoga School NY, The Breathing Project, and Sounder Sleep System.  She continues her studies in yoga therapy with Yoga Well Institute.

Her focus is assisting students in finding ways toward better balance in body and mind using techniques from a variety of sources.  She currently teaches Viniyoga, Movement Intelligence Bones for Life, Sounder Sleep System, and Pilates Mat classes at Somatic Wellness and sees clients privately for sessions in Yoga Therapy.  She also offers continuing education for yoga teachers and massage therapists.


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.


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.


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