Our Highly Skilled & Compassionate Staff

Our staff of licensed professional is here to assist you on your healing journey. We come from a variety of backgrounds and experience and aim to bring you only our best self to enhance your wellness path with passion and integrity.



Krystine Kuecha


Krystine has been involved in the Spa & Fitness Industry for over 30 years. She combines her knowledge and experience in Aesthetics, Aromatherapy, Holistic Healing, Nutrition, Naturopathic Health, Physiology & Product Chemistry and Customer Service into a complete package at The Compass. A South Florida native she now calls South Tampa her home with her significant other Mark and their furry “kids” Spooner & Charlie.

  • BA Biology, minor in Health Science (Nutrition)
  • Para-medical Aesthetics License
  • Fitness & Yoga Instructor Certified
  • Sports Nutrition Certified
  • Anxiety, Trauma & Wellness Certified
  • Master Aromatherapist
  • Reiki & Sound Therapy Certified
  • Advance Herbal Studies Certified
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Certified
  • Wellness Educator & Author
  • Accupressure Master (currently understudy)
  • Facility Director – Product Developer

Krystine will be participating in the 2024 Gasparilla Distance Classic. To join or support the Barrel Heads team contact us at 8134022089


After many years away from competition running I decided to have a bit of fun and enter the half marathon for 2024. I would greatly appreciate any support you can give me as I stive to beat my personal best time of 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Come join my team in the upcoming 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic - https://raceroster.com/registration/eafc24a3-b48f-4161-8431-b2812124b38d/entry?team=601029 as a runner or side line supporter 😊

or support my fundraising effort to benefit St. Francis Society Animal Rescue - non-profit cat & dog rescue and adoption in Tampa Bay Florida (stfrancisrescue.org) you can donate directly if you choose, but a group donation is preferred. I will combine all funds collected and make one donation after the race is over. Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you can be part of my run or support team.

Barrel Heads Team shirts and/or hats will be available after January 10th at cost and I will host a post race wine gathering on February 25th. Details TBA

Thanks for your consideration


Anita Nguyen

Spa Assistant & LMT

Her warm & gentle presence makes each guest feel welcome in our facility. The Compass is pleased to have Anita as one of our original staff members and delighted to watch her grow as a professional in the healing world.

  • AcuMassage/Reflexology
  • Scalp Therapy
  • Foot ReFresh Therapy
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy
  • Pre/Post Natal Massage
  • Tranquility Massage
  • Angel & Energy Healing (IET Certified)

Gigi Suarez

Aesthetician & LMT

With over twenty years of expierence in the spa industry Gigi is a wonderful addition to our team of pros. She has worked in a variety of spa environments and we are delighted to have her share her talents with us and You.

  • Tranquility & Custom Massage
  • MFR Therapy
  • Pre/Post Natal Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Skin Care
  • AcuMassage/Reflexology
  • Scalp Therapy
  • Foot ReFresh Therapy

Estella Leon Perez


Estella—as the most recent addition to our team, her interest in the healing arts is a welcome addition.

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point
  • Tranquility Massage
  • MyoFacial Release
  • LomiLomi Rituals
  • Foot ReFresh Therapy

"My commitment is to deliver the best massage to my clients applying the techniques I have learned.

"As a massage therapist I am continually educating myself to keep my knowledge of Massage Science up to date. I also follow state guidelines by completing HIPAA, OSHA and Zero Tolerance courses."

Arnaldo Velasquez

LMT & Natural Therapies

We are delighted to have Arnaldo back as part of our team. His  incredible talent and compassionate nature is has been missed these last few years.

Welcome Back !!!

  • TIM Therapy Sessions
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point & AcuMassage
  • Sound Therapy
  • MyoFacial Release
  • Cupping
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Sarah McCoy

Spa Receptionist

Sarah just joined our family and you will meet her at our front desk on Wednesdays and Fridays. Sarah is a hair stylist at Sheer Art and we are super excited to have her with us on her off days there. :)

Harrizel Staszewski

NST Specialist & LMT

Harrizel—joins our staff with 17 years in Healthcare and an incredible passion for helping people through the restorative process. Her comprehensive care & intuitive sense can guide you through therapeutic modalities that best suit your needs…

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point
  • NeuroSomatic Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy

Julie McDede

Spa Operations Assistant

Julie has a lovely presence and smile that warms your heart the moment you meet her. The newest member of our family :)

  • See her Sweet_TreatsComeTrue IG page for her unique dessert delights

Associated Contributors


Rest assured you’re in the best of hands with a Registered Nurse, and ICU nurse, with over 9 years of experience. "I am passionate about helping those who take initiative to help themselves. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have or to request ways I can better serve you". SEE IV THERAPY SERVICE HERE

Victora Marie Downing

Journaling          |          Somatic Experiencing          |          Yoga Nidra

Maria Sollon, MS, CSCS, PES

Maria has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years.  Her creative movements and innovative workout programs demonstrate her love and passion for what she does best – inspire us to move our bodies, create unique workouts that balance strength and flexibility, educate proper form and body awareness to prevent injury, and improve our overall performance and well-being.

Follow her on social media: @groovysweat www.mariasollonfitness.com

John Giancarlo - Kaji Healing

John is an occasional "guest staff" member who helps bridge the Eastern philosophies of martial arts healing and our own modalities. He is part of our ReAlign program and Holistic Awareness Educators league. You may schedule with John at his facility in Wesley Chapel or book as part of his on location once per month in S Tampa

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