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Meet The Garden Day Spa & Salon Team

Heather Rogers, Owner

Specialized Kinesiologist, Massage Therapist, Esthetician |

Providing Professional Massage Therapy since 2000 and Specialized Kinesiology since 2018.

NC Massage and Bodywork License #429, NC Esthetics License #E7388

Voted #1 Massage Therapist by Rocky Mount Telegram Readers

Heather Rogers is the founder and owner of The Garden Day Spa & Salon. Her impressive educational background reflects the true dedication she has to her establishment, and also to the excellence of the current services offered. Heather has made it her goal to acquire all the possible skills and knowledge of Massage Therapy, Specialized Kinesiology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Esthetics, Airbrush Tanning, and many more up and coming services. Heather began her educational journey at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in 1997. She continued on to the Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh where she became an expert in Massage Therapy in 1999. From there, she was able to open her first practice called Health Touch Massage. Heather absolutely loves when clients choose to gain insight through sessions of Kinesiology, as this is where body and mind meet.

Through this endeavor, she gained valuable experience and developed wonderful relationships with the people of Rocky Mount. Health Touch Massage prospered and she made the bold decision of expanding the practice in 2003. Heather designed, built, and opened The Garden Day Spa & Salon and it opened in February 2005. With the success of this new venture, Health Touch Massage dissolved and she chose to operate solely under the name The Garden Day Spa & Salon. Today, Heather not only thrives as a mother and entrepreneur, but also manages to continue her education in a variety of areas, while staying current with the latest spa services.  


Beverly Finch

Massage Therapist

Over 21Years of Experience

NC Massage and Bodywork License #3374

Beverly is an outstanding massage therapist who takes pleasure in helping her clients. She believes full body massage is the most effective. Beverly graduated from Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh, NC in 2002.

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Ashley Wahlkamp

Massage Therapist

Over 11 Years of Experience

NC Massage and Bodywork License #12270 

Ashley is an extremely efficient Massage Therapist.  To the best of her abilities, Ashley is able to pin point the cause of discomfort in clients. She relays coping methods for discomfort, injuries, accidents, or simple muscle strains resulting from general day to day wear and tear. She has been with the Garden since 2012, and has an Associates degree in Applied Science majoring in Therapeutic Massage from Pitt Community College. She completed an internship at East Carolina Heart Institute where most of her patients were recovering in the intensive care unit from recent open heart surgeries.  Ashley also has admirable experience working as a Habilitation Technician for young children with disabilities and behavioral issues. Ashley most enjoys performing neuromuscular therapy on clients.  


Lou Ellen Stroud

Massage Therapist

NC Massage and Bodywork License #21253

Lou Ellen is originally from Enfield, NC and now resides in Rocky Mount with her husband, Jeff, and her two children, Wesley and Nora. They have a labradoodle that they refer to as a super pup and his name is Maui. In addition, they have two kittens that they lovingly refer to as ferocious lions.


Lou Ellen loves helping others, which inspired her to pursue massage and bodywork therapy at Johnston Community College. She is trained in deep tissue, hydrotherapy, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and Swedish/relaxation massage. She has a passion for the way in which massage has so many benefits to increase your quality of health both physically and mentally. Let her share her passion with you!


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Sharon Edwards

Esthetician | Waxing

NC Esthetics License # E4612
Over 15 Ye
ars of Experience

Sharon has served the Rocky Mount community with skin care needs since 2008. She is a graduate from Edgecombe Community College of Tarboro. She is certified in microdermebrasion, waxing, facials, and spray tans. Sharon loves working with and meeting new people.


Azia Clark 


NC Esthetics License # E24697

Azia graduated from Edgecombe Community College for Esthetics in 2022. She is certified in facials, waxing and lash extensions. She also enjoys traveling and being with family. She loves to educate her clients as well as make them feel beautiful in the skin they're in. 


Diane Brouchkie

Hair Stylist

Over 14 Years of Experience

NC Cosmetology License # C 81469

Dianne is a creative hair stylist who graduated from Mitchell’s Hairstyling in Wilson, NC in 2009. Dianne enjoys the creative aspect of her job. She loves how every day is unique.  She enjoys all of her services, but short hair styles and color are her favorite.

Shauna Minshew

Hair Stylist

Over 42 Years of Experience

NC Cosmetology License #C74891


Shauna is a veteran Hair Stylist that has been with the Garden since 2005. She graduated from Cosmetology School in Washington State in 1981, and since has gained an impressive 42 years of experience in Hair Care and Styling. 


Shauna has a knack for working with naturally curly hair, and is skilled in cuts and styles for short and long hair. Shauna is very efficient with all of her clients, and makes it her goal to stay on schedule. She loves taking on new people as well as working with her long term clientele.

Casie Varnell

Hair Stylist

Over 23 Years of Experience

NC Cosmetology License #C56971

Casie graduated from Mitchell’s Hairstyling Academy in 2000. She has had twelve years of experience since, and became an employee at the Garden in 2005. Casie has built a fantastic clientele.


She loves seeing the results of her work, and the transformation that a great cut and/or color can have on an individual. Of all her services offered, Casie enjoys coloring and haircuts the best. 

Renee Pittman

Hair Stylist

Over 24 Years of Experience

NC Cosmetology License #C63907

Renee graduated from Nash Community College with a double degree in 1999. She has studied under the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists and is highly skilled in hair cutting. She specializes in all types of hair and is an expert in designing innovative hair styles to meet the needs of her clients. Renee is also a cosmetology instructor and enjoys educating new hair stylists.


Peyton Vester

Hair Stylist

NC Cosmetology License # C-127882

Peyton graduated from Nash Community College Cosmetology Program in 2023. She specializes in color and enjoys meeting new faces. Peyton loves seeing the transformation of her work on an individual. She also likes to travel and in her spare time she dog sits. She can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces in her chair!


Jessica Brewer


Over 28 Year of Experience

NC Manicurist License #M6000

Jessica graduated from Nash Community College in 1995. Since then, she has made a full career in Rocky Mount. She has enjoyed serving her community for 28 years. Jessica specializes in CND shellac, as a Grand Master Status.

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Rebecca Ellis


NC Manicurist License #M88661

Rebecca is a bubbly conversationalist and was born and raised here in NC. She has a soft spot for amazing experiences that include traveling, as well as a fondness for great food and lots of laughter. The pandemic lead her to finally focus on what she’s always wanted to do and so she completed her schooling at Nash Community College in 2022. A love for all things pretty, she realized that she needed creative outlet and decided to combine her creativity and love for beauty to make others feel just as beautiful. She specializes in acrylic but is becoming well versed in other nail techniques. 


Antica Hart


Over 6 Years of Experience 

NC Nail Technician License #M81658 | NC Nail Technician Instructor #MT248

Antica is a native of Rocky Mount, NC. She never denied her passion for growth and development in the beauty industry. Understanding the potential to create her own income and teach others the power of doing the same, she attended Edgecombe Community College's nail technology program. After graduation, she launched Nail Antics LLC in 2018, specializing in natural nail enhancements, acrylic, gel-x, nail art, hand and foot massages, and pedicures. Using cosmetic experience and education combined, she launched the Pretty Glam Boot Camp program to educate future and fellow nail techs while showing them how to increase their revenue by sharpening their skills in the field. In 2020, she received her Nail Technology Educator license.


Best Day Spa & Massage Therapist

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3660 Sunset Avenue | Rocky Mount, NC

(252) 451-9451


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