Since 2005, Emily has been practicing as a NYS Licensed Professional Registered Nurse in a variety of clinical settings, as well as multiple nursing education roles. Her passion for personal development and wellness led her to expand her professional resume to include Les Mills Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Health and Life Coach, Certified Culinary Coach, and National Academy of Sport Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
In 2018, Emily channeled her passion into founding High Peaks Health Coaching, a wellness practice designed to empower individuals to regain their strength, revitalize their minds, and restore their health. Combining her medical knowledge, with her understanding of habit change and fitness training, Emily partners with her clients to create individualized, achievable and sustainable wellness goals, so they can optimize their health and transform their lives.
Prior to becoming a coach, Emily graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When she’s not coaching, Emily loves teaching group fitness, spending time in nature, tending to her 5-acre homestead, reading, and cooking for her family.
Tahera Offord, NP, is the founder of Offord Aesthetics. Tahera’s path to personalized skin care is a blend of past, present and personal.
She began her medical career as a medical missionary in Tanzania, caring for cancer patients at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. In 2009, she moved to the USA, became a nurse, and then worked 6 years on the telemetry and procedural units at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY. She then became a licensed Nurse Practitioner thereafter.
Her interest in self-care, sparked in Tanzania, was galvanized when she confronted her own desires for weight and appearance. Through personal growth and professional training, she gained a healthy perspective of what it means to be beautiful and the right skills to help anyone get there.
Tahera’s many years as a procedural nurse and later as a NP served as a great foundation for training from leaders in the field in aesthetics- including Amy Lynn and Dr. David Sadat, Dr. Gretchen Frieling of GFaceMD, and Evolus for lip augmentation and botox training.
Gretta has been a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004. She specializes in Swedish and Hot Stone massage as well as massage to alleviate anxiety and is certified in Foot Reflexology. Gretta was recently trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and will soon incorporate that highly specialized service into her menu. Her passion is creating unique treatments, such as the Body & Sole massage and reflexology combination treatment, that blend different modalities together to allow for deeper relaxation and a greater sense of healing.
Throughout Gretta’s career, she has worn many hats in the spa industry, starting out as a Mineral Bath Attendant at a renowned Saratoga Springs spa then as owner of a successful boutique spa in Troy, NY from 2008-2021 and most recently as the director of a medical spa in a local plastic surgeon’s office.
Gretta is excited to offer her high quality massage therapy services in private practice within Sooriabalan Medical and looks forward to delivering exceptional treatments to each of her clients.
Grace has been a NYS licensed esthetician since 2018. After about a year, in 2019, she established her own business in hopes to further help people look and feel their best. Recently, she undertook a rebranding initiative, culminating in the birth of ‘Graceful Essence Aesthetics.’ The name itself is a testament to the experience that Grace aims to offer – one that embodies grace, tranquility, and a deep connection with the essence of her clients’ natural beauty.
Passionate about delivering personalized experiences, Grace specializes in crafting custom signature facials that cater to the unique needs of each individual. She has a diverse range of services designed to address various skincare concerns. Her repertoire includes microcurrent modalities, facial waxing, chemical peels and her most popular treatment, dermaplaning.
Her commitment to creating a serene environment ensures that her clients not only receive top-notch treatments, but also enjoy a rejuvenating experience that extends beyond the aesthetic benefits. Grace is looking forward to expanding her business and providing services within Sooriabalan Medical.