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Abby Skidmore

Director, Serenity Spa
Founder, North Star Healing Institute & North Star Scholarship Fund Corp.
Certified Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor
Marconics Certified Recalibration Practitioner


A Bennington, Vermont native, Abby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2011, where she also studied Business and Spanish. 

After taking some time to travel, Abby came home to start massage school at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center in Rutland, Vermont in 2012. There she was attuned to Reiki and her whole world opened up. She became a Certified Massage Therapist by the end of 2014. She completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester, Vermont and was certified to teach in 2017. Abby went on to study Shamanism in Pownal, Vermont and in an apprenticeship at The Roost.

Abby has worked at daycares with children, in nursing homes with the elderly, and in respite care for people with special needs and trauma. She uses this experience and knowledge to create a safe, comfortable space for her clients. She may be called a “healer” but believes she simply helps open the window of opportunity for her clients to do their own personal healing. 

In early 2019, Abby became a Reiki Master Teacher, and completed extensive coursework in Florida in 2020, in preparation for launching her reimagined healing practice and school, North Star Healing Institute.  Abby continues to offer massage, body wraps, and energy work at Serenity Spa's two locations as well as teaching and hosting other healing arts providers and teachers.

Since November 2021, Abby started training with a new energy modality called Marconics. She is excited to offer this ascension energy for those feeling called.

Book a session with Abby at both Serenity Spa locations in Manchester and Wilmington Vermont.


Massage Therapist

Jennifer Bryan

Jennifer is a native Vermonter and has been a certified massage therapist since 1995. Receiving her training from Touchstone Healing Arts in South Burlington, Vermont. Jennifer also incorporates energy work into her practice after receiving her first degree of Reiki from the Diowanahowa sanctuary and School in Shusan, New York. “Massage is a powerful mind and body healing art, relieving the body of stress mentally and physically. Stress is the main cause of illness and massage is the perfect preventive modality.”


Massage Therapist 

Steph Baker

Steph is a Sunderland, VT native and a healer in practice for 13+ years.  She has an acute sensitivity and consideration for others that makes her a one of a kind massage therapist!  Steph is wellness/fitness oriented with a genuine passion for helping people manage their pain and stress relief through the healing arts and preventative therapies.  She’s a graduate from Bene's International School of Beauty and Massage of New Port Richey, Florida in December 2008 with extensive training in Prenatal Massage. She has continued education throughout to study more in depth such techniques as Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Active isolated stretching, Athletic massage and Thai Massage.  You will be relaxed and feeling relieved in no time with her detail oriented massage.  She specializes in deep tissue with a healing, intuitive touch that is not aggressive, but deeply relaxing.

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Sabayo Matiku

Certified Advanced Marconic Practitioner

Sabayo is a Certified Advanced Marconic Practitioner, and offers Marconic Energy for the purpose of Ascension and a re-tuning, re-structuring, and re-calibration of our etheric and physical bodies to survive and thrive in Higher Dimensional Light Frequencies. Marconic Energy assists in releasing karma and shedding density that gets trapped in the energy vortexes of the chakra system as a result of being on the karma wheel for eons of lifetimes.

In addition to Marconic Energy, Sabayo also provides council/coaching sessions for the purpose of Self Awareness and alignment with one’s Higher Perspective.

Book a session with Sabayo at Serenity Spa’s location in Manchester, Vermont.

Massage Students

North Star Healing Institute's Massage Therapists 

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