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About the Director Abby Skidmore

Director, Serenity Spa
Founder, North Star Healing Institute
Certified Massage Therapist
Reiki Master Teacher
Yoga Instructor

Her Background

A Bennington, Vermont native, Abby received her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2011, where she also studied Business and Spanish.

After taking some time to travel, Abby came home to start massage school at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center in Rutland, Vermont in 2012. There, she was introduced to Reiki and her whole world opened up. She became a Certified Massage Therapist by the end of 2014. Then she completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester, Vermont and was certified to teach in 2017. Abby went on to study Shamanism in Pownal, Vermont and in an apprenticeship at The Roost.

During her career, Abby has worked at daycares with children, in nursing homes with the elderly and in respite care for people with special needs and trauma. She uses this experience and knowledge to create a safe, comfortable space for her clients. Although she may be called a "healer," Abby believes she simply helps open the window of opportunity for her clients to experience their own personal recovery.

In early 2019, Abby became a Reiki Master Teacher and went to Florida to complete extensive coursework in 2020. This specialized education prepared Abby for launching her reimagined healing practice and school, which she named North Star Healing Institute. Abby continues to offer massage, reiki and energy work at Serenity Spa's two locations, In addition, she teaches as well as hosts other healing arts providers and teachers.

Our Services

  • Body wraps
  • Classes for couples / friends
  • Distance healing
  • Energy healing
  • Massage - aromatherapy plus!
  • Massage -deep tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - integrative
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - therapeutic
  • Student massage