Meet our Family!
Jennifer Dydo, LMT
Jennifer began her journey after receiving massage to help alleviate chronic headaches. Graduating from Lancaster School of Massage in 2002, she opened Circle of Life Massage & Wellness Center in August of 2004. Passionate about helping people find balance in their daily lives, she offers an integrative approach to massage. Her sessions are a unique blend of many modalities and techniques, including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral therapy, Trigger Point therapy, deep tissue work, Swedish massage and cupping. Jen is married to her best friend and biggest cheerleader and mom to two amazing young adults. She loves to travel, eat good food, drink good wine, read, make soap, build things and play with her two pups, Rosie and Nora.
Georgeanna Ledgerwood, LMT
Georgeanna is a 2007 Lancaster School of Massage graduate. She practices an integrative style massage using a variety of techniques and modalities with intention, focusing on each client’s individual requests and needs. Connective tissue, Neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, and trigger point therapy are among the techniques she uses to provide healing, maintain health and soothe the body, mind and soul. Georgeanna enjoys spending time with family and friends; traveling, sharing fabulous meals and conversations, listening to music and dancing, and laughter. Lots of laughter.
Jean Stoner, LMT
Jean began providing massage in the 80's after completing a certification program with Kripalu Yoga Institute in Massachusetts. Subsequent courses of study have included orthopedic massage, postural assessment, cupping, stretching and Reiki. Because Jean's primary goal for clients is to function with optimal ease and no pain, her focus is to determine why the areas of discomfort, tightness and pain exist and how that can be alleviated. Sessions can be light and relaxing or deeper with focus on areas of need. Jean loves to learn and spends her free time reading, hiking, exercising, eating healthy food and doing nothing a little every day.
Tami Mengel, LMT
Tami is a 2011 graduate of East West School of Massage in Wyomissing. She specializes in helping people find relief from back, neck and shoulder pain, migraines, and plantar fasciitis. She loves helping people and finds it very rewarding to see the look of relief on their faces after a session. She specializes in working with plantar fasciitis and headaches, offering a Cold Stone Migraine treatment. She also loves the healing effects of Reiki. Tami loves reading, walking/running, collecting crystals and traveling anywhere there are palm trees. She’s married and mom to four boys and always glad to talk about them.
Erin Trettin, LMT
Erin is a graduate of Lancaster School of Massage. She brings to the massage table her knowledge of kinesiology along with years of coaching people on how to move their bodies properly to prevent pain and injury, and she enjoys analyzing the factors that can limit or enhance their abilities to move. She loves focusing on medical, neuromuscular and sports massage to help people who are in pain to feel better. She thrives on assessing a person’s symptoms and treating areas to help eliminate pain. By providing personally designed sessions, Erin is able to meet her clients’ needs and alleviate areas of discomfort through open communication in a safe and relaxing environment. Erin is mom to two active boys and two adorable fur babies. She enjoys working out and watching cute animal videos.
Jenna Frederick, LMT
Jenna is a graduate of the Academy of Massage & Bodyworks in Pottstown. She practices an integrative style of work that results in an overall relaxing massage. She incorporates deep tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point therapy and Forearm Fusion, giving deep pressure in needed areas. Jenna specializes in Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage, helping her clients with a variety of complex issues. She believes massage not only helps people relax and relieve stress but can be an alternative to medicine for many people. Jenna is married and mom to 6 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her motorcycle and bicycle, and exercising.
Hannah, Shope, LMT
Hannah is a 2016 graduate of Berks Technical Institute. She has always had a passion for massage therapy and helping her clients feel refreshed. Hannah is trained in several relaxation techniques such as therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, hot stone massage and cupping. She prides herself in tailoring each massage to meet her client’s specific health and wellness needs. She looks forward to continuing her journey as a Licensed Massage Therapist at Circle Of Life and is actively looking to expand her massage modalities in order to offer more to her clients.
Jenny Smith, LMT
Jenny graduated from Lancaster School of Massage in 2016. She integrates various massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, connective tissue, neuromuscular therapy, cupping and stretching to best suit the clients needs. She also specializes in Ashiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage and Craniosacral therapy. She feels it is important to hold a safe, comfortable space for clients to drop into a meditative state and unwind their body and their mind. In 2019, Jenny spent 6 weeks in Thailand studying Thai massage and in 2015 she studied yoga at The School Yoga Institute in Peru. Jenny has a passion for Acroyoga and also enjoys playing the harp, painting, backpacking, puzzles and games.
Sue Makowski, LMT
Born and raised in Sussex county NJ, Sue moved to PA to attend college at East Stroudsburg University. She has been practicing as a dental hygienist in the Lancaster area for 33 years but was drawn to make a career change and enrolled in massage school at Lancaster School of Cosmetology and Therapeutic bodywork. Her goal is to provide a safe relaxing space to her clients and give them the restart/renewal we all need. She believes massage is so therapeutic and can stave off ailments and she hopes to help people stay comfortable and in a positive mind set. Sue enjoys taking walks with her dogs, gardening and baking.
Stacie Powroznik, LMT
Stacie is a graduate of European Medical School of Massage, earning her diploma in Medical Massage. She believes that wellness stems from balance and that massage therapy can be a powerful tool in achieving balance, therefore improving overall health. She loves being able to help people with their pain so they can live the lives they want to live using various modalities including Trigger Point therapy, deep tissue, sports massage and relaxation techniques. In her free time, Stacie has a variety of interests including Herbalism, baking, cooking, foraging, wildcrafting, mushroom hunting, camping and beekeeping. She is a wealth of information!
Pam Kramer, LMT
Pam is a 2021 graduate of Lancaster School of Cosmetology and Therapeutic Bodywork. Pam incorporates deep tissue, Swedish, Craniosacral, and stretching for a completely relaxing and therapeutic massage. Pam has found many of the techniques she uses have decreased pain for her clients at a chiropractic office. She believes that massage balances your mind, body and soul.
Lesley Rodono, LMT
Lesley is a graduate of European Medical School of Massage, earning her diploma in Medical massage. This program consists of many modalities used to create integrative therapeutic treatment of condition-specific issues, sports-related issues (injury/performance-pre & post), as well as relaxation/wellness methods. Her motivation stems from a 20 year personal journey with fitness and wellness, wanting to share with others the simplicity and amazing effects of intentional self-care for whole body wellness. Lesley enjoys working out a the gym and relaxing with her two Old English Bulldogs.
Jessica Zielinski, LMT
Originally from NJ, Jessica moved to the Lancaster area in 2020. She worked as a nurse for 14 years before deciding to pursue a career in massage therapy. She attended Cortiva Institute and graduated in 2011. Jessica has a holistic view on health. She believes massage is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and helping the body heal naturally. She likes to incorporate movement and stretching in her massage sessions and has a passion for traditional Thai massage. Jess spends her free time with her dog, Kody, playing and training. She enjoys wine and beer tasting and macrame, not necessarily at the same time.
Jennifer Hornberger, Support Staff
Jen joined the Circle of Life family in November of 2021 after several years of receiving services as a client. Jen originally hails from Maine but has lived in several other states before settling in the Lancaster area in 2002. Jen loves to dance, especially to live music. She enjoys crafting earrings (which you can find at Circle of Life), thrifting with her husband, and loving on her fur babies. Her favorite service at Circle of Life is Craniosacral Therapy, it leaves her the most relaxed she’s ever been.
Sara Jones, Support Staff
After earning a communications degree from Penn State, Sara moved from Mechanicsburg to Denver and found her home here at Circle of Life in January of 2022. Sara loves practicing yoga, working out, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is our personal ray of sunshine! Sara loves a good old therapeutic massage because it can be tailored to suit all needs.
Bethany White, Support Staff
After spending 4 years in the Marine Corp stationed in North Carolina, Bethany joined our family in May of 2022. She is a full time student at Penn State Berks working towards her degree in Kinesiology. She is also mom to Luna, one of our office pups, who she spends time training. She also loves to garden and learn about herbs and natural remedies. Bethany can’t choose between the float room and therapeutic massage. The float is so relaxing but a therapeutic massage helps work out all the kinks. A combination of a float then a massage is the best of both worlds!
Tricia Reitz, Support Staff
Tricia joined Circle of Life In August of 2022 after spending several years working with young children. She is mom to two beautiful little girls and Leo, her fur baby. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves traveling with her loved ones. Tricia loves to help our clients with scheduling and is happy to answer any questions they might have. While expecting baby number 2, Tricia was able to experience our float room and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Nora, Office Pup
Nora joined the Dydo family in November 2022. Now, you can find her here at Circle of Life most days. Nora is a lovable Golden Retriever who we hope will become a therapy dog when she gets a bit older. She loves to meet new people (especially when they give her belly rubs)!
Luna, Office Pup
Luna joined our Circle of Life family in August of 2022 when she was just 10 weeks old. You can find her greeting clients whenever Bethany is working. She’s a big, but super sweet, Bernese Mountain Dog who loves going on walks, especially in the snow.