Get to Know Us

Get to know the staff here at New Beginnings Wellness Center. Your wellness is our mission!

Darcie Hughes

Darcie Hughes

Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Kinesio Practitioner, and Doula: LMT, CKTP

I strongly believe in the physical and mental benefits of massage and am always pursuing new techniques and doing additional educational programs. My clientele includes both men and women, and I have a special interest in pregnancy massage to help ease a mother’s changing body.

It’s always been my dreams to open my own business, New Beginnings Wellness Center is the realization of that dream. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

I graduated from The Finger Lakes School of Massage in 1997. Immediately following graduation I was employed at New Day Massage in Elmira and worked there until June 2007. I had many great experiences there such as teaching couples massage classes and showing parents how to do infant massage. I have a lot of experience in many forms of therapeutic massage such as medical massage, stress reduction, and pain relief.

After having my first son, I became very interested in becoming a Doula (labor coach). I received my certification in 2003 and have attended over 100 births. I love working with mothers and fathers, helping them to welcome their new baby into the world.

After developing Plantar Fasciitis from a running injury in 2013 I attended a continuing education class in Rochester and was asked to be a demo patient using Kinesio tape. From that moment I knew just how much this could help me to help my clients continue their healing processes after injury. In Feb of 2016 I received a certification after attending a series of Kinesiology seminars in upstate New York.

Krista Shepard Gleason

Krista Shepard Gleason

Licensed Massage Therapist: LMT

I graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2010. I started my massage career at The Still Magnolia in Lewisburg, PA. In 2013, I moved back to my hometown of Corning, NY and began my journey at New Beginnings Wellness Center.

My clients are given an integrated massage customized to their individual needs. I am very passionate about energy work and went on to become certified in Usui and Tibetan Reiki. Reiki is beneficial for both humans and animals. Other services offered include hot stone, elder, sports, medical and pregnancy massage.

Heather Horth

Heather Horth

Clinical Exercise Physiologist, MS; ACSM Exercise Physiologist

I have been working in the fitness and wellness industry for over 10 years. Helping my clients reach their health and fitness goals is a huge motivator for me. I’ve worked with athletes, patients rehabbing from cardiac interventions, runners, casual gym goers, post-surgery physical therapy patients, kids, seniors, and everyone in between! I’d be happy to design a training plan to help you meet your needs.
As a certified running coach, I design training plans for all distances from 5k to ultra marathon and for runners of all experience levels. Let me write you a plan to help you finish strong at your next race!

I’m also certified and pre + post-natal fitness, and worked out through two healthy pregnancies, along with training many pregnant and postpartum mamas. If you are expecting or looking to resume fitness after baby, let me help you out!

I live in Painted Post with my husband Jason and our two kids. I am an avid runner and enjoy races from 5k to marathon and long runs on the trails.