Meet the Team

Gretchen Burgess, CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Hi, I’m Gretchen. I have been working as a CMT for over 10 years, and have worked exclusively with Halo Salt Spa since the spa first opened. My holistic approach to the healing art of massage is enhanced by extensive training in techniques such as lymphatic drainage, cranio sacral massage, pregnancy and post partum massage, rehabilitative and sports massage, myofascial release, reflexology and anti-celulite. I believe that massage should be a part of everyone’s life and that touch can be a powerful tool for wellness. I specialize in therapeutic techniques, but I am also trained in deep relaxation work to ease stress from both mind and body. You will get up from the table a whole new person.Thank you, and I hope to see you soon.

Justin Sadacca, CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Justin has over 11 years experience as a therapist and holds a Clinical Massage Degree from the Soma Institute of Chicago the only certified Clinical Massage school in the country. He specializes in pain management Therapies including Trigger point, myofascial releases, postural corrective, nerve impingement release and many others. His style is parasympathetic nervous system based using deep slow techniques to be able to access deep trouble areas with greater ease and less discomfort for the client. If you have been dealing with pain have been told you need surgery seen countless doctors and specialists and nothing seems to work or you just need a good massage you should come in and give him a try.

Carter Waite CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Carter received her massage training at the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, and has been practicing since 2013. She specializes in Trigger Point Therapy, injury based rehabilitative massage, and focused work on neck and shoulders. She also offers Hot Bamboo, Hot Stone, and Prenatal massage. She has experience working alongside chiropractors, as well as experience working in spa settings and wellness centers providing relaxation and therapeutic services. She works with each client to customize their session, making sure to meet each person’s specific needs.

Carter is a Charlottesville native who has a passion for massage, and a commitment to giving giving back to her community.

Diana Keeton, CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Since graduating from massage school Diana has worked in a variety of settings, mainly focusing on stress relief. In addition to massage therapy , she is also a certified yoga instructor and currently working towards her yoga therapy certificate. With this experience in massage therapy and background in yoga her massage is aimed at helping to create balance and harmony in mind and body alike . Diana provides a well rounded therapeutic massage to fit the individual needs of each person, using a variety of techniques including reflexology, light stretching and incorporating deeper focused work where needed. Her belief is that the nature of her massage works with the intention of helping to relax the mind which In turn will help the body release tension.

Alison Barlett, CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Alison has been working as a massage therapist in downtown Charlottesville for more than 13 years and is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage. She specializes in very deep tissue work, but can definitely alleviate tension with a relaxing Swedish massage as well. She is a good listener and will customize a session based on your specific bodywork needs to relieve tension, improve range of motion and reduce pain.

Audrey Carrol, CMT

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
My passion is wellness and holistic healing and helping people achieve it for themselves. I have been massaging at halo since February 2017 and absolutely love it. I also work with crystals and energy work to help bring balance to the body and the chakras. I hold a special place in my heart for pregnancy and new moms doing prenatal and postpartum massage. Swedish is my specialty but I practice many different modalities including deep tissue, cupping and add on treatments using Himalayan salt such as salt scrubs and hot salt stones.

Kristina Muldoon, CMT, BCTMB

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Kristina graduated from Virginia School of Massage in 2010. Trained in various modalities of massage including Swedish, Reflexology, Myofascial and Deep tissue massage, she’s honed in on her greatest passions with continuing education and further training in Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.
Kristina uses her knowledge and training, in combination with intuition to provide customized massage therapy sessions for general well-being, relaxation/stress relief, increased happiness and quality of life, and recovery from chronic aches/pains and injuries.