Our Team

Beauty Health Wellness

Wellness Center in Bayport, L.I. – Spa and Wellness

Our Team of Professionals

We are here to better your health and well being
Jennifer Merrill
Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Jennifer Merrill is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician and a Co-owner of Bayport Wellness Center who has been dedicated to holistic health for over 13 years. After graduating from the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of New York, Jenny continued her studies and received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from C.W. Post Long Island University.

As a LMT, Jenny listens and works with clients to ensure that each session meets the individual’s specific needs by incorporating methods such as myofascial techniques, Swedish, trigger points and deep tissue to help alleviate symptoms.

As her career progressed as a LMT, she furthered her education by becoming a Licensed Esthetician. Jenny has incorporated her beliefs in the healing properties of plants and minerals into her facials by combining the latest technology and using an all organic, natural product line that are more effective than others products containing harsh chemicals and fillers.

Jenny has brought together the best team of practitioners and products to serve the Bayport and South Shore area to promote a balance life of health, beauty and wellness.

Suzanne Koster, PT, DPT, RYT
Physical Therapist

Suzanne graduated from Stony Brook University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. With a desire to match her interests to a fulfilling career, she chose to pursue a future in Physical Therapy. Suzanne graduated from Stony Brook University in 2008 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in her areas of interest, such as manual therapy, kinesiotaping, balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Manual therapy courses included cervical-thoracic integration, lumbo-pelvic integration, soft tissue mobilization and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Suzanne recognizes that the medical field is always developing and invests in continuing education courses annually.

Kate Gajewski
Reiki Master

Kate is a certified Reiki Master practitioner. Over the past two years, Kate was able to heal herself to shed layers of negative energy and toxicity away and replace with love, gratitude and grace for herself as well as others who are blessed to cross her path. Through Reiki, she has found her beautiful gift of intuition of the bodies’ physical and subtle energy centers as well as developing her own psychic / intuitive abilities of reading angel and tarot cards.

With her degree in Psychology from the University at Albany and a Master’s of Science in Childhood Education from Dowling College, Kate also uses her knowledge, healing and compassionate energy as a Special Education Teacher for adults with disabilities. For the past several years, Kate has been working at a non-for-profit organization, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian as a Special Education Teacher and working with horses as her “co-teachers” to communicate and connect with adults with learning challenges.

Kate's gift of intuitive energy, compassion and her beautiful light is a gift for those seeking healing or looking to become a Reiki practitioner.

Dr Brian Crouse
Naturopathic Care and Acupuncture

As both a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, Dr. Crouse uses his unique skills to combine Naturopathic and Chinese perspectives in a holistic approach to care. He always looks to pinpoint the root cause of the problem and never forgets the importance of addressing body, mind, and spirit.

Dr Crouse uses acupuncture, herbal medicines, genotype diet assessment, individualized natural supplement plan, homeopathy and herbal medicines to treat a wide range of issues including pain management, allergies, asthma, fatigue, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety and other symptoms.

Cupping can be incorporated to help detox and heal the body. Dr. Crouse also personalizes clinical nutrition by using herbal medicine and practices blood type, genotype diet assessment, nutrigenomics and physical medicine.

Dr. Crouse, ND, LAc completed his five-year medical training and internship at both the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine and the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute graduating Magna Cum Laude. He holds the NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture designation and is a member of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

His education included studying under Dr. Linda Lancaster, ND, LAc at the Light Harmonic Institute in Manhattan and Santa Fe, NM. He also trained for two years at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine under the supervision of world renown Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND; author of the Blood Type Diet books. He is trained in providing a client’s personalized genomic nutritional and microbiome consults.

Gillian Woods
Receptionist

Gillian is always ready to assist clients and our therapists at BWC. From scheduling, billing to making our clients feel comfortable, she is always ready to help.

In addition, Gillian is also a licensed Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. Gillian loves working with clients and see the results from all the services offered at BWC.

Katherine Rooney
Health and Wellness Coach

Katherine is trained and certified in Health and Wellness coaching, Mindfulness Therapy and Hypnotherapy. These certifications and practices are all utilized to help individuals gain a stronger sense of awareness for a happy and healthy state of being. Katherine also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy which she applies to her healing and coaching techniques. All individual needs are addressed uniquely, personally tailored to each client.