Owner, Robin E. Berning LMBT NC#6001, brings her wellness philosophy to life at Simple Bliss. As a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist for more than 25 years, a Licensed Esthetician and Licensed Nail Technician, she also sits on the Advisory Committee for the Cosmetology Department at Wake Tech Community College.
Robin sets out to make Simple Bliss an inviting place that shows you how to incorporate salon & spa services into a regular routine of health and wellness. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Fitness Management, she believes that it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of yourself.
This philosophy, as well as her hands-on experience in spa management, sets Simple Bliss apart. Robin was instrumental in starting the Sugar House Day Spa and Salon, a premier full-service spa in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Let Robin and her highly qualified service providers take care of you and your wellness needs.
“I always look forward to my sessions because of Robin’s sensitivity to my mood, her top-notch techniques, and her quiet confidence.”
– Dr. E. Connie Mariano Former White House Physician
“… Robin is an exceptionally gifted therapist. She is extremely skilled and equally intuitive – it is such a combination that makes a healer.”
– Dr. Cynthia Durakis
Devon Drugan – Licensed Esthetician/Make Up Artist: Devon is an NC native and graduate from Mitchell’s Academy. She has been an esthetician for 5 years with additional training in medical esthetics. Previously a makeup artist for Lancôme, Devon has a passion for making people feel beautiful! Her work has been featured on the Borrowed and Blue Wedding blog and she has also worked with breast cancer survivors and burn victims to help them feel more confident. Devon believes that we’re at our best when we feel and look our best and is committed to showing you that there really is beauty in keeping things SIMPLE.
Hannah Grindstaff – Massage Therapist LMBT NC#15023: Hannah graduated from the massage therapy program from Miller Motte in Fayetteville NC. Having spent most of her adult career in healthcare, Hannah deeply cares about what treatment will be most effective for her clients. She is passionate about learning new modalities and more about the body to assure her clients get the relief they are looking for. Hannah specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and prenatal. Her goal as a therapist is to help educate her clients and provide them with the tools to live the best life they can!
Amanda Arnold – Licensed Nail Technician – In 1997, Amanda started her career in the medical field. She promptly decided to incorporate her love of taking care of people with her love of making people feel beautiful by becoming a licensed Medical Nail Tech. Formerly working at Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center, Amanda is certified and specializes in Pedicures & Natural Nails. The love for what she does comes through in her work, light hearted and fun to be around you will enjoy every minute of your services with Amanda!
Meghan Read – Reiki Master Teacher and Holistic Healer: Meghan brings nearly 15 years of experience educating and coaching children, teens and adults as well as 6 years working as an Energy Healing practitioner. Her dedication to healing the whole person led her to develop a holistic practice which includes Reiki, Crystal Healing and Life Coaching.
Having earned degrees in Human Development, Psychology and Holistic Healing – as well as advanced certifications in Life Coaching & Crystal Healing, Meghan offers a unique and extensive knowledge in alternative forms of healing. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Naturopathy.
Additionally, Meghan is a Reiki Master Teacher with certifications in Traditional Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Karuna Ki Reiki, Self-Love Reiki, Life Path Reiki, Animal Reiki, and Crystal Reiki. She is passionate about helping others achieve balance and optimal health. She also practices self-care regularly and is highly intuitive and empathetic.
Prior to my session with Meghan, I had little knowledge about Reiki and its effects. When I briefly shared with Meghan the pains I had been having and how it has been effecting my spirits she recommended a session. During the session itself, I felt an immediate calmness take over me and it was quite refreshing for a change. The deeper I got into my session the more in tune I was with breathing. When I started reading Meghan’s notes and recommendations to me from our session, it was amazing how she knew the exact areas where I had been having the most stress and pain. Meghan was so knowledgeable, insightful and directly in tune with what I had been going through these last few weeks and what I needed to do in the up coming weeks to continue the healing process. I absolutely would have another session with Meghan and would recommend others to do the same. I’ve had minimal to no pain thus far since the session and my mind and spirits are slowly starting to feel at ease again. Thank You Meghan. – Yvonne G.