About Terra


Several years ago I had a fulfilling Massage Therapy practice. I began to struggle maintaining the healthy environment for myself and clients that I had intended. We needed a safe environment free of chemicals frequently found in spas. I also wanted to continue to offer customized treatments specific to my clients needs. I listened to my clients to see what would add to our community's health experience.

In response I created Terra Organic Spa. Result oriented customized Massage Therapy and Skin Care treatments in a safe environment. The quality of treatments and ingredients continue to be a passion for our staff. Each of our practitioners have amazing talent and unique specialties. Their compassion, professionalism and continued willingness to learn amaze me. We continue to add new additions to our menu because we have continued our education. We are passionate about what we do.  We love supporting you and being part of your health care.

In 2015 we relocated from our original charming home on Spring Street to bright and beautiful Highbridge Street. Two years later we are just as thrilled to share it with you now as we were the first days after we relocated. Adventures have continued with the expansion of the Spa and Boutique, creation of the Maryn Gallery and our growing Garden!

We have been blessed with the support of a wonderful community. Our clients come from all over the Central New York area. It is by listening to you that we are successful. Your feedback is what keeps us inspired! With full hearts we thank you for being part of our journey!

We are grateful to you.

Rachel McClean

Terra Organic Spa Founder


Our Staff

Rachel McClean

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Meridian Massage Practitioner

Certified Massage Cupping Practitioner

Rachel began her interest in anatomy and physiology while studying Sculpture and Figurative Art at Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Art.  She continued her study of holistic health at the Finger Lakes School of Massage. She has continued her studies at the Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the Aromahead Institute. Rachel is the Founder of Terra Organic Spa located in Fayetteville, New York.  

Rachel specializes in blending Massage Therapy with Energy Medicine. Her integrative work incorporates Chinese Cupping, Acupressure and Reflexology. Her sessions provide pain relief, help with injury prevention and support for health and well being.

Paula Begel

Certified Clinical Holistic Aromatherapist

Licensed Massage Therapist

Paula has 30 years’ experience in health care. She was a Physical Therapist Assistant and is now a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist. Paula is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage and also the Aromahead Institute. She is a 5th degree Black Belt Sensei. 

Her experiences as a Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor have influenced her passion for education. She loves working with essential oils daily for family and personal use as well as with clients. She shares her passion for teaching aromatherapy with families, the community and medical practitioners. Paula is the New York State representative for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. She is also a member of The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.


Alise Gemmell

Client Support

Garden Education Coordinator

Alise earned her BA in Biology from Cazenovia College. Pursuing her degree in general Biology allowed Alise to discover one of her other passions- nature and the environment. She is dedicated to finding new ways to live sustainably and enjoys living in Central New York where there are many resources to do so. Not surprisingly, her favorite part of Terra are the beautiful gardens! Adding value to other's lives is one of Alise's life long goals. Her connection with our clients and The Garden allows her to do just that!

Annalyse Cerio

Licensed Massage Therapist

Reiki Practitioner




Michele Ruggiero

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Massage Cupping Practitioner

Michele served in the United States Air Force stationed at F. E. Warren in Wyoming, where she was part of the USA Space Command. Settling in Syracuse with her family she began her study of Massage Therapy by attending the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY.

As a decorated Veteran, Michele's strong set of core values and personal commitment makes her an asset to our community. Michele is equally qualified to offer relaxation and stress relief as well as to ease tight, sore muscles with deep tissue massage. Her special ability to adjust and customize treatments to benefit her clients personal health goals makes for an amazing experience!

Angela Goodwin

Licensed Esthetician

Angela comes from a family of caretakers, and so from a very young age she aspired to make a difference in people’s lives. After receiving her BA in English from State University of New York at Fredonia, she came to realize her true passion was in the field of aesthetics.  Angela then attended the Aesthetic Science Institute in Syracuse, New York.  After graduation she began a successful skin care practice in Central New York.  

As a Licensed Esthetician, her aspirations have come to life. Angela loves the impact skin care makes in her client's lives. She provides soothing relaxation, while improving her client’s health. She incorporates European technique and ingredients with health benefits to acquire amazing results!


Jennifer Harris

Licensed Massage Therapist

Reiki Practitioner

There is no doubt that Jennifer was meant to be a Massage Therapist. As a child, she often felt compelled to help others who were in need. Inspired by her grandmother and her struggles with the aches and pains associated from the polio she was stricken with as a child, Jennifer decided to live life in service to help ease the discomfort of others. After obtaining her BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego, Jennifer pursued her education in Massage Therapy at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY.

Jennifer brings a holistic approach to bodywork. She often combines traditional Swedish, Deep Tissue and Reiki to provide clients with a technical yet spiritual healing experience. She believes that as a healer, it is her gift to offer peace and comfort to others, giving compassion and understand in the face of suffering and to make the world a better place one massage at a time.

Chuck LeBlanc

Licensed Massage Therapist

Charles "Chuck" LeBlanc a Central New York native is a graduate of The Down East Massage School in Maine and attended the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse. Chuck has been studying and practicing massage therapy his whole life. Starting with his five athletic brothers and continuing to share his healing work in private practice, complementing a Chiropractic practice and day spas both in Maine and Central New York.

Chuck has studied with some of the most elite educators in the bodywork field. Among them are Paul St. John for Neuromuscular Therapy, Tom Myers and John Barnes for Myofacial Release, Robert King the director of the Chicago School of Massage and a leader in the fields of Sports and Deep Tissue Techniques. Chuck has also traveled extensively to places like Thailand where he studied Thai Massage and Reflexology at The Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai. Chuck's massage is a beautiful integration of techniques creating a healing experience.