Meet our Practitioners

MEET JELENA
Founder, Boketto Wellness

Jelena Nikolajevic [ L.A.c, MSTOM ] studied acupuncture and herb theory at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC. While in school, she had extensive training in both eastern and western medicine that covered subjects like pediatrics, orthopedics, dermatology, oncology, geriatrics, urology and gynecology. She studied under some of the best practitioners in and out of school where knowledge in Japanese acupuncture, shiatsu, tui na, and sports medicine was enhanced.  

Areas of specialty include orthopedics, anxiety, stress, digestive disorders, insomnia, migraine headaches, menstrual disorders, low immune system, genitourinary disorders, asthma and night sweating. In her practice she incorporates trigger point release therapy, tui na, applied kinesiology and muscle testing, nutritional and lifestyle counseling and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

Treatments offered:

Targeted Acupuncture
Acu-Lift (Cosmetic Acupuncture)
Microneedling
Cupping
 

MEET HEATHER
Heather is a Master Esthetician having worked in the skincare industry for 20 years. She has always enjoyed connecting with others and has an innate ability for growing trust and creating a comfortable space for her clients. Heather finds joy in building tailored holistic services and treatment regimens that yield real results.

Honing her skills for 10 years in NYC, Heather continued to grow her skillset in Austin, Texas. She’s grateful to be able to bring her experience and energy to the Richmond community as part of the inspiring practitioners at Boketto.

Treatments offered:

Biologique Recherche Facials
Custom Facials
Deep Pore (Acne) Facial
Pro-Aging Treatment
Back Facial
Microcurrent
Dermaplane
Waxing & Tinting
 

MEET ANNE
Anne Payne s a board-certified licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician with over ten years of experience in the field of holistic care.
As an esthetician, she has been able to work with a plethora of skincare lines and has a vast knowledge of products, understanding components and ingredients and how they can affect various skin conditions— including nutritional therapies to assist in healing and nourishing the skin. Her ultimate goal is to assist her clients both internally and externally through slow beauty.

Treatments offered:

Biologique Recherche Facials
Custom Facials
Gua Sha / Sculpt & Lift Facial
Dien Chan Zone Facial Reflexology
Hair + Scalp Treatment
Microcurrent
Lira Peels
Dermaplane
Body Sculpt / Wood Therapy
Massage (current massage clients only)
 

MEET MALIA

Malia Edgell has been practicing massage therapy since 2008 when she graduated from the massage program at Northern Virginia Community College. Massage was a dream job for Malia and she loves that she's been able to help people find relief and peaceful states of body and spirit over the years.

Her practice focuses on the holistic exploration of how the structures of the body relate to each other in the pursuit for release and balance. Sessions flow between many techniques that are guided by the client’s body in the moment and by Malia’s years of experience and wisdom.

Malia has an extensive background working with clients seeking relief from injuries and pain, as well as those in need of deep relaxation. She’s passionate about abdominal therapy, mobility and movement, cupping therapy, and massage for head and neck.

Malia is board certified through NCBTMB and licensed through the state of Virginia.
 

Treatments offered:

Relaxation to Deep Therapeutic Customized Massage
Abdominal Massage

Ask about:

Thai Massage (on table)
Sports and Injury Recovery Massage
Stretching and Mobility Bodywork
Fire Cupping and Silicone Cupping
 

MEET KAYLA

Kayla Berry’s work emphasizes the importance of reconnecting the many parts of ourselves. Her goal is to facilitate coherence between the physical body and the emotional and spiritual bodies as she applies the wisdom of Ayurveda into her bodywork therapies. As an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist, Kayla guides clients through their healing journey with slow and steady practices that help them transform their wellbeing. You can expect her sessions to be nurturing and powerful, leaving you with an increased sense of spaciousness.
Kayla offers custom therapeutic massage, as well as Ayurvedic consultations and Ayurvedic bodywork therapies. She enjoys supporting clients who are making lasting changes in their lives, and has seen remarkable results especially in areas such as addiction, menstrual issues, mental health and digestive issues.
 
Kayla began her career in Massage Therapy in 2016 after achieving professional certification from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. She is licensed in the state of Virginia and has worked on the island of Puerto Rico, administering Ayurvedic panchakarma therapies. Kayla is a board certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with a certification from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has continued her education at schools such as the Ayurvedic Institute, learning Marma Therapy from the renowned Dr. Vasant Lad.

 

Treatments offered:

Therapeutic Massage
Ayurvedia Massage (Abhyanga)
Ayurvedia Head Massage (Shiro Abhyanga)
Herbal Scrub (Udwarthanam)
Herbal Bolus (Podi Kizhi)
Marma Point Energy Therapy
Ayurvedic Consultation
 

MEET PASHA

Pasha Kat Yuen is a therapeutic bodyworker specializing in women’s health and the precious time surrounding pregnancy and birth. Her adult practice aims to assist women & families to develop more stability in their mental and physical wellbeing through gentle manual therapies. Pasha’s infant practice supports babies through their transition to life outside of the womb, breastfeeding, and growing into strong and healthy infants.

Pasha’s areas of specialty include abdominal dysfunction, low back pain, pelvic pain & disorders, migraines/headache, TMJ pain & dysfunction, anxiety, depression, prenatal, & postpartum care. She is trained to support women through pregnancy, labor, delivery & the recovery after birth.

Pasha is a seasoned therapeutic bodyworker having practiced in California, New York City, Pennsylvania & Virginia since 2014. She is currently a licensed massage therapist with the Virginia Board of Nursing & the California Massage Therapy Council, with extensive continuing education from the Upledger Institute.

Her work incorporates craniosacral therapy, abdominal massage, myofascial release, mouthwork, herbal compresses & fire cupping as needed to support the body through the different stages of life.
 

Treatments offered:

Rejuvenating Women’s Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy
Mother + Infant Craniosacral Therapy
Infant Craniosacral Therapy
Prenatal Thai Massage
Abdominal Massage
Cupping
 

MEET CHRISTINA 

Christina is an intuitive astrologer and the creator of Lua Astrology. Christina uses her intuitive gifts and knowledge of astrology, psychology, and numerology to offer personalized natal chart readings to her clients.

As a Gemini sun, Sagittarius moon, and Sagittarius rising, born under a full moon lunar eclipse. Christina is a self-proclaimed rebel and lover of all things occult. She sees astrology as the language of the universe and a cosmic blueprint to understanding your soul’s karma and purpose in life.

Christina completed her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Minor in Religious Studies. She has been studying astrology since 2014 and completed a year-long astrology course in 2021, created by professional astrologer Heather Eland, MA. Christina is also a 200 Hr registered yoga teacher from Kripalu, Center for Yoga, and a holistic health coach certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Christina practices western tropical astrology and uses the whole sign house system in her readings.
 

Readings offered:

Natal (Birth Chart)
Solar (The Year Ahead)
Saturn Retrn (28-30 years old)
 

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MEET KELLY

Kelley Farlow is a certified Sound Bath Practitioner whose practice is rooted in helping others achieve a greater sense of balance, creative expression and mind-body wellness.

The auditory system holds an immense capacity to reprogram the mind, while synchronizing and healing the body on a cellular and physiological level. This makes Sound Healing an excellent option for remedying symptoms of every day stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, minor aches and pains, immune support, grief processing, energetic clearing and much more. It’s also a wonderful option for anyone moving through times of change or transformation who are needing a deeper sense of grounding, clarity and nervous system support.

 
Kelley has lived and worked in Los Angeles and Charleston, and lucky us, is back in her hometown of Richmond. She spent 15 years working as a photographer, photo editor, makeup artist, and natural skincare/holistic wellness blogger, before deciding to pursue a career in Sound Healing. While working at The Mindry Meditation in Malibu as a studio ambassador, Kelley met Helane Anderson, whom she subsequently completed her Levels 1 & 2 Sound Healing Certification through. A few years later, she connected with Marjorie Ville to complete her Bach Flower Remedies Certification.
 
In addition to being a PRN Therapist in a hospital setting, guiding Sound Healing and Meditation for patients several days a week, she also offers sessions at Boketto every Wednesday, by appointment only.

 

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