Meet Us!

Leslie Hunt

Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Instructor, Continuing Education Provider, Esthetician, Hypnotist, & Certified Life Coach
  • Education: Massage Therapy, Oceans School of Massage Therapy, Lubbock, Texas
  • Associates in Applied Science, Rainstar University, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Advanced Hypnotist Graduate, Ann King’s Hypnosis Center Boerne, Texas
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • Cosmetology in Esthetics, Total Transformations Institute of Cosmetology, San Marcos, Texas
  • Certificates: Advanced Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Neurotoxins, Laser Hair Reduction, Microneedling, Texas Laser & Aesthetics Academy, Austin Texas

Leslie Hunt is the owner and Spa Director.

In 2001 Leslie became a licensed massage therapist, her passion to help people led her into the field of touch therapy, she later moved to Arizona where she completed an extensive 2 year program in Massage Therapy. In 2010 she completed her BS in Psychology and worked with clients doing hypnosis and coaching sessions. Leslie’s real passion was discovered in Esthetician School. She fell in love with helping clients improve their skin and fight the signs of aging. Her philosophy is “I can help you look your age or younger.” More recently Leslie has completed extensive training in the field of non-surgical cosmetic procedures focusing her attention on bringing med spa treatments to her business. She performs Tissue Filler, Neurotoxin injections Dysport & Jeuveau, microneedling, sublative & sublime treatments. Leslie is the lead esthetician and frequently trains her staff on the latest skin care products and treatments. She is passionate about helping clients find the right products for their skin goals and is always willing to coach you on how to achieve those goals. Leslie and her team work hard to bring the best spa treatments to Hands On Healing and that means lots of ongoing training. Currently, Leslie is completing her training to be a Senior Laser Technician as she hopes to provide laser hair removal and skin tightening treatments.

Leslie is married to Joe Hunt a local Farrier, and she has 3 kids. She is known in the community for her frequent contributions to local schools, non-profit organizations, and her willingness to help other local business owners out. She manages an amazing, hardworking team and loves her clients and staff.


Julie Bottoms

Licensed Massage Therapist
Education: Florida College of Natural Health

Julie Bottoms attended Florida College of Natural Health, where she earned an Associates in Natural Health with a concentration in Advanced Therapeutic Massage. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004 and is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Ashi Atsu, and Sports Massage. She has completed training in Cupping Massage and Pregnancy Massage. Julie loves doing body and spa treatments–book with her for your ultimate spa day or some serious muscle work!


Jordyn Weiss

Licensed Massage Therapist
Education: Massage Therapy from Clover Park Technical College

Jordyn is known for her deep tissue work, she is studying physical therapy and loves helping clients get relief from aches and pains. She is proficient in Sports, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Cupping, Trigger Points, Pregnancy, and Relaxation Massage.


Emma Gardner

Licensed Massage Therapist
Education: The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Emma provides the perfect escape with her bodywork, she is also trained in Craniosacral therapy and is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, Cupping, Abdominal, & Hot Stones. She is passionate about customizing her sessions to each client’s needs.


Melynda Rosales

Licensed Massage Therapist
Education: The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, Austin, Texas

Melynda has a calm energy that she brings into her sessions. She is one of the favorites at Hands On Healing and specializes in Spa treatments, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Hydrotherapy, Orthopedic, & Hot Stone.


Nancy Merchant

Licensed Esthetician & Laser Tech
Education: Mim’s Classic Beauty College in San Antonio

Meet Nancy Merchant–a licensed Medical Esthetician at Hands On Healing Spa & Boutique. Helping someone feel confident about their skin and appearance is her passion! 
Certified in microneedling with the FDA approved Skin Pen. , Wrinkle reduction, cellular turnover, and rejuvenation with Sublative,  Skin tightening and lifting with sublime. Facials, Waxing, Microdermabrasion, Peels, Extractions, RF, Ultrasound and Increased collagen production, Toning, and lifting.  Treatment of skin blemishes, radiofrequency.

Laser certified with National Laser in Scottsdale AZ consisting of Laser plus education consisting of Didactic theory, Clinical Laser and IPL Hair Removal, IPL Photofacial, Laser Acne Reduction, Laser Cellulite Reduction, Laser Tattoo Removal, Fractional Wrinkle Reduction, Vein reduction, Radio Frequency skin tightening, Teeth whitening, Advanced Microdermabrasion.  She has completed 40 hours of Didactic Theory and Laser Safety Officer Certification at National Laser in Dallas. 


Jennifer Gil-Perez

Licensed Esthetician

Jennifer is a speed waxer and proficient in Facials, Peels, Extractions Treatment of Skin Irregularities, Dermaplaning, RF & Ultrasound treatments. She has completed training in Sublative and Sublime for facial rejuvenation and Microneedling. She is also an acne specialist.

Education: Total Transformations School of Cosmetology, San Marcos, Texas

Yolanda Dunkin

Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Cosmetologist

Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Pregnancy, Cupping Massage. Brazilian Wax Services, Brow Wax, Lash Tint & Lash Lift, Microderm, Nano Pen Facials.

Education: A New Beginnings, Austin, Texas


Priscilla Dreyer

Licensed Massage Therapist
Education: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

Priscilla Dreyer went to the Austin School of Massage Therapy in 2001.  As a struggling student and working 2 jobs, real-life got in the way of her dreams. In 2004 she got pregnant with her first child, which sparked her interest in pre and postnatal care. Priscilla then went on to become a certified doula through DONA international. She was able to help many mommy’s through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care with her healing touch, compassion, and knowledge. Now years later, her three kids have grown and are involved in sports and in need of massage regularly to prepare for or recover from their sports events, Priscilla found herself pulled back into massage therapy, her true passion. She attended school to further her education in Massage Therapy at ACC.  Over the years Priscilla has refined her skills, following her interests while continuing education. Priscilla believes that human touch can be incredibly therapeutic in all stages of life, whether you are a young athlete in need of sports massage, an expecting mama needing a prenatal massage, an overworked dad needing deep tissue work, or just a body that needs a relaxing spa massage, she looks forward to working with you.  


Taryn Allred

Licensed Esthetician
Education: Total Transformations School of Cosmetology, San Marcos, Texas

Meet Taryn, our enthusiastic, outspoken authority on skin. Yes! That means she’s got you covered from unruly dark spots, lines, or pimples on your forehead, to the ingrown hairs ailing your inner thighs. As a waxing artist, she has yet to find an eyebrow, or area of the body in general, that she can’t tame. She believes a good at-home (and in-spa!) skincare regimen and some SPF is all that’s keeping you from living your best life now! Reveal your best skin with Taryn: texture perfecter, wrinkle manipulator, waxing artist, Sublime and Sublative specialist. 


Geraldine Alvarado

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: The Soma Institute: The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy, Chicago, Illinois

Geraldine is a clinical massage therapist and loves to help clients achieve results. She specializes in soft tissue dysfunctions through manual manipulation. She knows her way with soft tissue injuries, painful ailments, and promotes vigor and stress reduction into her massages.


Laura Aoki


Laura graduated at the top of her class from the Texas Health and Science University with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  A Texas-licensed herbalist and acupuncturist (AC01550), Laura is also Nationally Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (N.C.C.A.O.M).  She is a distinguished Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Diplo. O.M.) which is the highest certification granted by the N.C.C.A.O.M).
Laura is passionate about helping people regain control over their health. She believes that each patient’s condition is unique, therefore she will tailor a treatment plan for each person’s individual needs. 
In her spare time, Laura enjoys reading, practicing yoga, running, and spending time with her husband, two children, and her two cats.


Dr. Ivan Ramirez

Medical Director

Dr. Ramirez was born in Edinburg, Texas, and raised in Mission, Texas. He finished his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1995 in the field of Family Practice. Dr. Ramirez practiced in Cuero, Texas for nine years before coming to Wimberley. In 2008 Dr. Ramirez opened Wimberley Medical Clinic, practicing family medicine for the community. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and Hays County Medical Society.


Join Us

To join our team email Leslie~ leslie@handsonhealingspa.com

  • Service Providers are Employees
  • Free CE hours
  • Bonus Pay + Commission
  • Choose a schedule that fits you
  • Join a locally owned and operated business
  • Build your practice within a professional environment
  • Starting Pay $25

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