Our Staff

Taryn Parascand


Taryn is NJ State Licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine (Diplomate Oriental Medicine – Dipl. OM) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Masters degree of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009 and is also trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thomas Edison State College. Taryn has a holistic history that began in 2000 when she became a teacher of yoga through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center on Paradise Island, Bahamas. She is a Reiki certified master and teacher. Taryn is also a certified Labor Doula with special emphasis using the Rebozo.

She is currently in the process of completing an essential oil certification that will lead her to be a Clinical Aromatherapist.

Lori Somers


Lori Somers LMT , is a licensed massage therapist since 2009 she has been practicing in her own business. Taking pride in her ability to listen to the needs of others, her practice has ranged from teen sport injuries to a gentle touch for the elderly. Many sessions have helped people recover from car accidents, surgeries, falls or daily discomfort by means of a drug free non invasive treatment.

Lori is one of the few therapists in her area to offer Manual lymph drainage and Rain drop therapy. She has a passion for helping others in several different modalities including Swedish, Deep tissue, Sciatica and Carpal tunnel. As a massage therapist her intent is to allow others to maintain their optimal level of wellness.

Lindsey Tucker

LMT, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Labor Doula In-Training

Lindsey was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She attended Wagner College in Staten Island, NY where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010.

After graduating from Wagner College, she worked at several businesses for 6 years, including Lutheran Social Services of New York as well as logistics and healthcare companies in New Jersey. In the August of 2015, Lindsey began working at Living Acupuncture and Healing Arts Center LLC in Barnegat, New Jersey. It was there that an opportunity presented itself for her to dive into becoming a massage therapist.

After a brief time, she attended the New Jersey School of Massage in the Fall of 2015 and graduated in the Spring of 2016. Lindsey’s interest in massage therapy began at a young age. She had always had an interest and belief in massage therapy since she was a competitive distance swimmer in high school and learned the value of massage early.

While in massage school, she learned a variety of different modalities including sports massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, pre-natal, and carpal tunnel among many others. Since graduating, she has started her own business and helped to bring healing and relaxation to her clients. Her goal as a Licensed Massage Therapist is to provide a truly unique and tranquil massage therapy experience for all her clients, both existing and new.

While being the on-staff Licensed Massage Therapist and Office Manager at Living Acupuncture and Healing Arts Center LLC, she also had a growing interest in beginning her studies to become a Certified Labor Doula. Lindsey took her introductory course to becoming a Labor Doula. This course was provided by Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), it was instructed by Crystal Sada.

In addition to beginning her journey to becoming a Certified Labor Doula, Lindsey also had a growing interest in energy work, specifically Reiki. In the Spring of 2017, Lindsey obtained her Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II certifications from the Island Wellness Center taught by Marie Murphy, since obtaining her Reiki Level I and II certifications, she has begun incorporating Reiki into her work for the benefit of her clients. Currently, Lindsey continues to grow her private massage therapy practice while still being the on-staff Licensed Massage Therapist and Office Manager for Living Acupuncture and Healing Arts Center LLC.

She has ambitions to receive her Reiki Level III and Reiki Master certifications in the future, additionally, she is also broadening her range of modalities that she will be able to provide to her clientele.

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