I grew up in the Adirondacks and remained in the area for college where I received my B.S. in Human Services. Inspired by a close friend who became a chiropractor, I decided to go to school for massage therapy in Florida. I worked in Palm Beach, Manhattan, and the Hamptons for the next 7 years.
Motherhood brought me back to the North Country. I loved growing up here and wanted my children to have a similar experience.
After two + decades in my field, my passion for massage therapy is still growing. My studies have been vast and include three weeks in Thailand practicing the ancient art of Thai massage and three years at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing among other professional achievements. I am fascinated by the human body, its ability to heal, and the negative effects of stress.
I am honored to be working with several highly trained individuals who share my vision of creating a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere and are deeply committed to their craft. One client who comes in regularly recently told me "My decision to come in on a monthly basis has been the best gift I have every given myself."
I encourage you to gift yourself, I promise you will experience excellence. We hope to see you soon.
Dena Archer, Owner of Archer Bodyworks
I was born and raised in Plattsburgh NY, and am happy to be back in my hometown and part of the team at Archer Bodyworks. I graduated from the Aesthetics Science Institute in Latham NY. While there I earned optional advanced certifications in the esthetics field. Prior to that i received my A.A.S in business administration from Clinton Community college.
I am passionate about helping others look and feel their best! I absolutely love what I do!
Rachel Davison, Licensed Esthetician at Archer Bodyworks
I graduated from North Country Community College in Saranac Lake with an A.A.S. in massage therapy in 2008 and have been with Archer Bodyworks for 5 years. I practice different types of massage such as Swedish, Hot stone, trigger point work, and pregnancy massage.
I have always enjoyed helping others. Massage therapy is self awareness, and a great way to help someone make time for themselves.
Born and raised in Bulgaria in a family that strongly believed in alternative therapies as a way of maintaining a balanced and healthy life, I remember being interested in Chinese medicine at an early age; Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Acupressure and Acupuncture, and energy medicine. A couple years before coming to the United States I took classes in Swedish massage and was looking for a place to learn Shiatsu and Acupuncture.
While still in Bulgaria I learned about Reiki and met the first Reiki Master who brought the technique to the country. I was curious and started going to treatments, really enjoying the state of deep relaxation with no expectations. To my surprise, the really bad allergy I was experiencing for several years did not come back the next spring. I was so impressed!
When I moved to the United States and found the Loving Touch Center, the first Reiki school opened in the Long Island and in 2003 I was certified as a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT).
After that I became a licensed massage therapist by graduating from the New York College of Health Professions in 2008. I specialize in different modalities; Swedish Massage, Trigger Points Therapy, Thai Ball Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping, Pain Elimination Techniques, Sports Massage and of course Reiki. I am always open to learning so I can best help my clients' wellness needs, and I have a deep love and passion for what I do.