Debbie Nix | Owner and Life Coach

In her twenty-five years in the “people” business, Debbie has studied human nature and discovered that “it is in us.” The answers we are looking for, we already have. Preparing for a professional, effective way to inspire confidence and direction in people, Debbie has developed a unique approach of providing support, training and the tools to help people grow and expand in all areas of their lives. As a Re-invention Life Coach, workshop leader and trained facilitator, she shares her "Imagine That!" inspired living techniques so that you can lead a life full of satisfaction.

Andrea Reed | Wellness Mentor

Andrea is a Wellness Mentor, Dance Instructor, Community Builder, Entertainer, and Social Change Advocate. She is skilled in the fundamentals of fitness and health and encourages physical activity with balanced nutrition, positive thought, purposeful action, and socialization. Andrea Reed may be reached at 575-937-2725 or for private or group lessons in wellness, dance, and environmental harmony.

Sandra Gussett | Massage Therapist

Sandra Gussett has been a LMT for 13 years and focuses her practice on therapeutic massage with a special emphasis on healing energy work and client education toward self-awareness and building health. Daily, Sandra helps shape a culture of health and wellness for body, mind and soul at Sanctuary on the River.



CAROL DUNCAN | MASter aesthetician

Carol is the proud owner of Duncan Noble Salon and Spa in Las Cruces, N.M. and also part of our Spa Botanica team at The Sanctuary on the River. We are blessed to have a leading expert in skincare, introducing an organic approach to cellular regeneration. With licenses in skin and hair, Carol is also an Instructor and an Education Provider to the Instructors of the State of New Mexico.

Carol was trained in organic skincare by Linda Chae, the leading skincare specialist in the U.S. and Europe. Throughout her career, Carol has worked alongside industry innovators Paul Mitchel and Linda Chae, opening 16 spas in Washington state. She worked as an educator for Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Maybelline and Clinique. Carol wrote a program for Vogue called “Success Image.” She traveled for two years training, teaching and certifying their staff, covering the subjects of physiology of color, lines, body language, hair and makeup. This knowledge and skill was instrumental while owning and operating the Mrs. USA New Mexico pageant for five years.

“Walking this property, some 20 years ago, I actually had a vision of myself here. So, it comes as no surprise that the universe has now brought me back to my starting point. Isn’t that the way life is!”

Contact Carol if you wish skin services, advanced CEU education, post-graduate training and education in "Aesthetics" or a motivating workshop!

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Libby has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years and specializes in Therapeutic Rehabilitation. Her work consists of an intuitive-based approach combined with centering in on the individual needs of each client. Her work ranges from delivering peaceful relaxation, to specific deep-tissue muscle work, and her intent is to help the body heal and restore balance and flexibility to the structure. Libby uses an eclectic approach based on years of study in multiple modalities including neuromuscular, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. The body will heal itself when given the opportunity to facilitate the process.

Susan Vescovo CMS-CHT, FIBH | certified fellow of the international board of hypnoTHERAPIST

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While hypnotherapy is never intended to replace medical or psychiatric treatment, scientific research has proven it to be an important full spectrum therapy. Hypnosis is now being used by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research purposes. Many medical experts, endorse the benefits of hypnosis and recommend it as an adjunct therapy to their patients. Some of the many adult and adolescent services provided include pain management, weight loss, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep improvement, smoking cessation and increased oxygen levels. Experience how hypnotherapy assists individuals in altering mind/body patterns to create beneficial change.