Meet Our Team
Candace Layer |Gladys Atha “Grandma” | Teresa Ducoffe
Teresa Ducoffe –Owner
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
May 5th 2008…….I’m a wife, mother, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Massage Therapist and owner of Atlanta Colonic & Massage Spa and Ageless Beauty Spa. I am excited to share more about myself, my staff, and what services Atlanta Colonic and Massage and Ageless Beauty Spa offers in support of your personal journey to health and wellbeing. All our lives revolve around the choices we make each day. Here are some of the changes I have made along the way.
Candace Layer – Office Manager
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
When I was only 9 months old, I was diagnosed with kidney reflux disease. The doctor prescribed long term antibiotics to keep the kidney from becoming infected. By age 2, my immune system began to break down and I was constantly battling sinus infections and strep throat, for which additional antibiotics were prescribed. There was a constant threat of having my tonsils removed. And then there was . . . . CANDIDA!
Gladys Atha – Account Manager
“Mom,” known as “Grandma”
I first discovered alternative health and wellness when my granddaughter was faced with severe Candida. Her mother, my daughter, went to every doctor and specialist to no avail. That is when I got into the field of alternative health.
Michelle Jones – Ageless Beauty Spa | Licensed Medical Esthetician
Michelle is a licensed Georgia medical esthetician who received her esthetics training from Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics in 2007 and now works with ACM/Ageless Beauty to meet our patient’s skin care and esthetic needs and concerns.
Michelle believes in the importance of maintaining healthy skin at all ages, changes, and stages of life. She understands how quickly the aesthetic field evolves with new advances, treatments and products being introduced and therefore her continuing education is a key to success for her patients.
Michelle has worked in the medical aesthetics industry for 11 years with a large following of clients who understand the value in receiving monthly facials/treatments, while maintaining youthful/healthy skin with a simple daily routine.
Michelle is also a licensed laser technician and phlebotomist with certifications in multiple radio frequency (RF) Devices, and lasers. She also has certifications in Micro-Needling, PRP facials, Ultherapy®, HydraFacial MD®, DermaPlaning and Micro-Dermabrasion.
Amanda Harrison, Receptionist
When Atlanta Colonic and Massage and Ageless beauty caught my eye, I was looking for a new job. I worked in a distribution center, night shift. So, as you can imagine, I lived a very toxic lifestyle. I had no clue about the services provided at ACM but I had to do them in order to work for them. That way I could talk about them to potential new clients. When I started the colonic, I was like…ok this is different. I was so shocked at what I saw during my second session that I became more aware of my health. I am learning something new every day about holistic health and natural/alternative remedies.
Working at this amazing place and being a part of such a wonderful team is the best thing I’ve ever been a part of. I absolutely feel like I have found my home. The clients I meet here are amazing and to be able to help them in any way possible gives me a feeling like no other. To be able to do the services and take care of myself has changed me for the better. I am still not where I should be with my health but working with Atlanta Colonic and Massage and Ageless Beauty Spa, I know I will get there soon enough!
Greta is an International experienced LicensedMassage therapist, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist -Vodder technique, Thai massage practitioner, and Reiki master. Originally from Panama, she earned a degree in psychology and is married, with two boys. Greta lived in England for over 10 years and has been in the healthcare field since 2005.
Greta trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Vodder technique in theAcademy of Lymphatic Studies. She provides Manual lymphatic drainage Vodder technique, Post liposuction lymphatic drainage and also offers special fibrosis/scar release treatment.
Fibrosis/Scar tissue release is different than Lymphatic Drainage, because requires deeper pressure, and uses different techniques and tools, and should be received only when there is no more swelling or bruising in the area. She sees patients on a regular basis and help them to detoxify their bodies from inside out with the gentle and powerful Vodder technique.
While living in England, she specialized in Holistic Therapies and worked over 7 years in luxury spas performing Reiki, Aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Hot stone massage, Reflexology, Indian head massage, prenatal massage, Clinical Massage including sports massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular technique, Myofascial release. She also, worked in the wellness field in Panama and had her own Wellness practice in England.
Greta is professionally trained in Thai Massage to deliver effective yoga stretches and manipulate a number of major pathways by pressing on defined points along the Sen lines. Thai massage is an excellent addition a to her Eastern skills to help clients reduce pain, get more flexible, and opening the flow of energy.
Greta frequently participates in continuing education and keeps updated on her Clinical/Orthopedic specialization, which allows her to have a much higher skill level to helps her patients to reduce pain and gain range of motion through the Orthopedic massage delivering the right and skilled massage techniques.
Greta’s approach to her work is highly effective because she uses advanced techniques, and a broad repertoire of effective Eastern and Western therapies and techniques, to meet individual needs and treatment preferences.
She joined Atlanta Colonic & Massage Spa as an independent contractor in 2019 and has her own home studio.
Looking forward to helping your body reach its full potential and health.
Beatrice Carlson Bumbacher- Ageless Beauty Spa | Licensed Massage Therapist
Beatrice is a licensed massage therapist, a certified manual lymph drainage (MLD) therapist, a certified nurturing the mother® pregnancy and postpartum massage therapist, a certified integrative reflexology® therapist and a certified aromatherapist.
She specializes in reducing stress, anxiety, tension and pain integrating different massage techniques and aroma therapy. She offers a strong, grounded and nurturing touch in a peaceful environment with positive instrumental background music. She enjoys and navigates easily different cultures and speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
Healthy living, nutrition and nature has always been her passion and this is why she decided to study Massage Therapy at the reputable Georgia Massage School in Suwanee/GA. As a mother of twins she had a strong desire to deepen her knowledge to help pregnant women and new moms with Massage Therapy and studied with Claire Marie Miller. During this certification she became aware of the beneficial effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Therapy in reducing swelling. She decided to deepen her knowledge with MLD and studied with the Academy of Lymphatic Studies which is one of the leading schools in the U.S. for lymphedema management. The school was the first one to offer training according to the european curriculum of Dr. Vodder and it is still taught in its unaltered form and is the gold standard for MLD.
Beatrice is a member of ABMP, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and NAHA, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.
She lives with her husband, 13 year old twins and 2 cats in Suwanee/GA. Beatrice believes that Massage Therapy helps to significantly improve Wellness and hopes you make the decision to integrate her services on a regular basis.
Beatrice follows the guidelines from CDC and always wears a mask in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. She asks her clients to do the same. She is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and follows a strict sanitary hygiene protocol.
Amy Holaday, RN, CMT, HTP, FNLP
Amy has joined Atlanta Colonic and Massage to provide highly skilled bodywork. With 19 years of experience, Amy offers Integrative Massage Therapy to meet your individual needs. Amy tunes in to your stress level, posture and tension patterns and draws from many different techniques to provide a session that meets your needs. Techniques include Myofascial Release, Healing Touch energy balancing, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy and Swedish Massage Therapy.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is light, gentle, effective work which assists you with full body detoxification. Every cell of the body produces wastes which are removed via lymphatic vessels, filtered through lymph nodes, and taken back to your heart area where the lymphatic fluid wastes reenter your blood circulation to be excreted. The only way that lymph flows is by breathing, movement and massage. We are exposed to many toxins each day just by using cleaning and body care products, consuming food or beverages that have been stored in plastic, and breathing the air. If you are experiencing swollen lymph nodes (at your neck, armpit or groin area), swelling, or signs of sluggish detoxification such as headaches, acne, constipation, retaining excess fat, and fatigue, come and let Amy give your Lymphatic system some support. It is also very helpful in speeding healing and comfort after surgery and after cancer treatment.
Healing Touch energy balancing is an effective reset for the nervous system. Many of us live with high stress as our norm, and eventually we come to a place where our bodies demand better care. You know that stress has taken a toll if you are no longer bouncing back like you used to and instead have developed physical symptoms such as fatigue, aches and pains, digestive issues, poor mood, and memory loss. During your energy balancing session, Amy uses her hands to assess your energy systems and then provides gentle and effective Healing Touch techniques to clear away stress and trauma from your energy and nervous systems. This subtle and profound technique assists you into a restorative, meditative state. Many clients say that they experienced deeper relaxation than ever before during their Energy Balancing session.
Healing Touch is also a gentle and effective way to release trauma from your body. Anything that is especially jarring to your nervous system – accidents, loss, shocking emotional experiences – can be registered by your body as trauma. This can become stuck in our bodies and cause similar problems as high stress During your trauma release session, you will not have to relive the trauma. You will experience deep relaxation and gently unwind and release the effects of the trauma from your energy system and body.
Heather Pickens – Colon Hydrotherapist, Assistant Manager
When asked how I became a Certified Colon Therapist, I always say the job chose me. I was in my finally year of high school just a couple months away from graduating when I started working at Atlanta Colonic & Massage. At the time my plan was to graduate, start classes to become a nurse and work part time as a receptionist. The thought of becoming a therapist never crossed my mind. I knew very little about alternative wellness and never even heard of colon hydrotherapy. It wasn’t until having my first colonic that I became so fascinated with not only what colon hydrotherapy could do for people’s health but for mine as well. I began to learn a lot and fell in love with all our services including the information I was gaining. Seeing how what we offer could make such a huge difference in someone’s life is what drew me in. When I was asked by Teresa and Candace if I was interested in becoming a Colon Therapist I jumped at the opportunity. I got my certification as soon as possible and now have been doing this for five years. I have gained a lot of knowledge over this time and plan to continue. I have come across so many different walks of life at Atlanta Colonic & Massage and to see how much of a difference we as a team can make in their lives of our clients and that is the reason I love this job.
Trisha Goodridge | Colon Hydrotherapist
When I first discovered Atlanta Colonic & Massage, I was amazed. My wish now is to help people naturally restore their health and well-being…
How it all started…….. Aug 9, 2018 with an email I wrote to Teresa, the owner of ACM, after my first visit……..
I want to tell you about my experience at your Spa. I was on a research mission to find out whatever information that I could about the life of a Colon Hydrotherapist. Because I have not been successful finding much information online, I decided to go to a colonic center to either talk with a Colon Hydrotherapist or someone who could answer my many questions.
It surprised me that you were located in a corporate office BUT when I walked in, there were angels singing! I no longer felt that I was in an office but in the center of complete peace and tranquility. My mind was immediately calmed with the amazing scents of essential oils, the lights made me feel relaxed and soft music fit perfectly with the entire experience. I was so impressed with how you were able to create this feeling in an office building. I stood there and soaked in every minute!
I first spoke with Amanda about becoming a Colon Therapist and she immediately asked me if I was interested in speaking with a professional. Before I knew it, I was speaking to Heather. Hearing her speak about Karla Magruder, a colonic instructor, was a huge confirmation! It felt so reassuring that I was heading in the right direction. The next training is in October. I think that I’m definitely going to go for this certification!
I am looking for a full-time job in a spa/center very much like yours. I would like to work and transition into becoming a colon Hydrotherapist with a wellness center like ACM. If you know of such a place; I’d be thrilled if you would refer me. I’m so glad that I dropped by your spa and hope to be back real soon!
Thank you so much for what you have created for your clients! It truly is a sanctuary! November 2018 I was working as a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist at Atlanta Colonic and Massage!!
Digestive health became important to me as a young Mom of 3 children in 2009. I was introduced to fermented foods and later the art of actually preparing these incredible superfoods for my family. The health benefits were so undeniable that I had to spread the word by telling everyone I knew about fermented foods. I taught several classes on how easy it was to create and prepare these nourishing foods. As I researched digestive health, I came across Colon Hydrotherapy and became absolutely intrigued.
Everything that I had learned about ph levels, how friendly bacteria enhances digestibility and increases vitamin levels made complete sense. All of this had laid the groundwork for Colon Hydrotherapy for me. After thoroughly researching Colon Hydrotherapy, I knew that I wanted to make a career of educating others about the great benefits of cleansing. I love our clients and I love being a colon Hydrotherapist at Atlanta Colonic & Massage and Ageless Beauty Spa. The staff and our clients have truly become like an extended family to me.
Tamara Junearick| Ageless Beauty Spa-Licensed Georgia Esthetician, Licensed Assistant Laser Practitioner, Acne Specialist, Multicultural Skin Specialist
I was born in the Delta of Mississippi, raised in Arkansas and has now lived in Atlanta for 21 years——the place I refer to as home. I’m a United States Army Veteran with over 15 years in Corporate America.
I’m a natural product maker specializing in soap made from scratch, natural body lotion and homemade body butter. What’s placed on the skin, absorbs into the skin, so I’m an advocate for using natural, pure ingredients when making all of my products.
My love for product making birthed a strong passion for becoming an Esthetician, and everyday I walk in my purpose being able to bless my clients with my love for skin, products, ingredients and how to bring their skin back to life with a healthy vibrant glow. I’m a true student of the game, so I’m always reading, studying and researching since this industry is ever evolving. My passion is treating Hyperpigmentation (Sun spots, Melasma or PIH (post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation), Dry or Dehydrated skin and Acne/Acne scaring. I love to think outside the box, and problem solve, so various skin issues allow me to do that. I’ve also worked in Medical Spas doing Medical Grade Chemical peels, Microneedling and laser hair removal. My all time favorite service is Dermaplaning, in which I do a lot of at ACM/Ageless Beauty Spa.
I like to believe an awesome facial starts with good energy and a gentle facial massage, so I incorporate that into each service I provide.
I love working with the ladies at ACM, the energy they provide and the beautiful aroma of essential oils as soon as you walk inside the door
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you with any/all of your skincare needs.