Our Staff

At the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon, our staff is dedicated to meeting your needs and providing service above-and-beyond your expectations! As active members of the health, beauty, and wellness community, we always aspire to achieve our highest potential in everything we do. Get to know our team and come to see us soon!


Patrick Horrocks - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Director Amit Gabai, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Anthony Dandrea, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Courtney Miller - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Esthetician Danielle Raco, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Esthetician and Massage Therapist Harlan Ewers, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist James Roslon, LMT, NCTMB - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Kristina Nancy Connell, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Regina Ricci, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Stephanie Tackett, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Tom Kirby, LMT, BS, DC - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist Gianna Scavetti - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Stylist Lisa Marie Ponzio - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Senior Stylist


Richel D’Ambra

E-mail: richel@richeldambra.com
The driving force behind the success of the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon is great dedication and superb customer service. Strongly influenced by her family values and Italian heritage Richel has focused her career on quality of treatment with respect to the body. A pioneer in her field, Richel D’Ambra opened one of the first North American Day Spas in the 1980s. The first day spa owner to hold an executive seat on its board of directors, Richel was honored by the International Spa Association in 1999 and was instrumental for bringing day spas into the organization.

Acclaimed for her superb quality of service and professionalism, as well as her nurturing personality, Richel has been noted in various leading publications, such as American Spa, American Salon, Allure, Elle, Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style, Self, Town & Country, and Vogue.

Patrick Horrocks
Spa & Salon Director

E-mail: patrickl@richeldambra.com

Spa Therapists

Anthony Dandrea
Anthony Dandrea, LMT
Massage Therapist

E-mail: anthony@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Anthony went to Massage Arts of Philadelphia. He specializes in stretching and is certified in Maternity, Essential Oils, and Level 1 Table Thai Massage. He believes in massage for preventative maintenance for his clients.
What inspires you? Helping people & making sure everyone leaves happy and healthier then when they came in.

Courtney Miller - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Licensed Esthetician
Courtney Miller
Licensed Esthetician / Brand Management & Design

E-mail: courtney@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Courtney believes in providing services that not only focus on improving a client’s outward, aesthetic appearance, but also apply a relaxing, restorative, and healing approach to overall wellness and stress-management. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and hopes to further her studies in holistic and alternative therapies.
What inspires you? I am tremendously inspired by nature and how it seeks to find and achieve balance in all things. In this respect, I am learning to find joy in the quiet, little moments that sometimes go by unnoticed. I love having the opportunity to work with and learn from people who have a deep understanding of the profound impact our thoughts, feelings, and energies have on ourselves and on each other.

Danielle Raco - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Danielle Raco
Licensed Esthetician & Massage Therapist

E-mail: danielle@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Danielle studied and trained in Medical Esthetics under Dr. Link and has years of experience in medical peels, photo facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. Throughout her career she has worked with the Eagles Cheerleaders, Philadelphia Style, and was featured in Allure in 2006. She also traveled to Los Angeles to give facial facial treatments to guests that were attending the Oscars in 2012.
What inspires you? One of the main reasons that inspired me to study in this field was the acne and scarring I personally experienced throughout most of my teenage and early adult years. Through all of my training and classes I healed my acne and transformed my skin to the flawless radiant complexion we all crave.  I am strongly passionate in similarly helping other people achieve beautiful skin through treatments and product usage.

James Roslon - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist
James Roslon, LMT, NCTMB
Massage Therapist

E-mail: james@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Graduating as valedictorian from the Cortiva Institute, Somerset School of Massage Therapy in Somerset, NJ, Jim has been practicing massage therapy since 2005. As well as being licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he also holds the prestigious designation of Board Certified, with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
To further adhere to these high standards, Jim has taken NCBTMB approved continuing education classes in various modalities, including the Muscle Release Technique, Orthopedic massage, Qigong healing, Trigger point therapy, as well as many other therapeutic applications. He has worked with a diverse clientele including cancer patients, professional athletes suffering from sports related injuries, as well as those suffering from stress and strain from everyday life.
As an accomplished fitness enthusiast completing numerous marathons and half marathons, Jim believes in a well-rounded, balanced way of life which includes health, fitness, proper diet, and a positive attitude toward everyday activities. Along with his Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey, his combination of education, experience, and expertise help provide an integrative approach to help any client achieve their massage treatment goals.

Kristina Peker, LMT - Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon Massage Therapist
Kristina Peker, LMT
Massage Therapist

E-mail: kristina@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Kristina grew up and was raised in Republic of Georgia. She has been practicing massage over twelve years. Kristina is educated in various modalities including but not limited to: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Maternity, and Sports Massage. Kristina enjoys helping people feel spiritually and physically better as a whole. She is specialized in intuitive massage techniques which allows her to listen to the muscles of the body in order to give the client the best body work to suit their needs.
What inspires you? Massage is my life and I am excited to be able to share my gift with you.

Nancy Connell - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist
Nancy Connell, LMT
Massage Therapist

E-mail: nancy@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Nancy spent over 20 years in the financial industry, which included several years as an Options Trader on The Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Her own personal experience with massage therapy as a stress reliever inspired her to become a massage therapist.
What inspires you? I strongly believe in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and wellbeing. I intentionally create a massage which is tailored toward the individual needs of each client by using multiple techniques to get the best results possible.

Regina Ricci - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist and Esthetician
Regina Ricci, LMT
Massage Therapist, Esthetician, Reiki Master, Theta Energy Worker

E-mail: regina@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Formulated a distinct mind-body healing touch.
What inspires you? Staying connected to source and working on multiple dimensions of health. Helping clients through the use of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual modalities.

Stephanie Tackett - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist
Stephanie Tackett, LMT
Massage Therapist

E-mail: stephanie@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Specializing in Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Tom Kirby - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist
Tom Kirby, LMT, BS, DC
Massage Therapist

E-mail: tom@richeldambra.com
Experience, Specializations, and Achievements: Tom has studied more than 23 martial arts over 34 years, various forms of meditation, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi, as well as Neurology and its application in Mind/Body work as it relates to physical health, performance, and achieving goals.
What inspires you? I am inspired most by having the opportunity to work with clients so they can feel and be better, thus contributing to a potentially improved global society. Each client is an opportunity for me to assist them to express themselves at their best, making their lives more rewarding and fulfilling.




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Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon
10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 523-8035


Mon-Sat: 8 AM to 8 PM
Sun: 8 AM to 7 PM

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