Mother Earth Day Spa

Our Therapists


Ellen T. Brady, BS, SC LMT# 3796, NC LMBT# 13226 NCMMT,NCBTMB


Ellen is a graduate of Oneonta State University in New York and received her Certificate in Massage Therapy at Horry–Georgetown Technical College in 2003 where she taught 2006-2007. She is Board Certified  as a Massage Therapist (NCTMB) and also as a Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist (NCMMT). She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and certified by Nurturing the Mother® in pregnancy massage, Fertility Massage, and Integrative Reflexology®.


Ellen is the owner of Mother Earth Day Spa at Grand Palms Resort since 2005 near Myrtle Beach, SC.  Ellen has worked as a massage therapy instructor at Miller-Motte Technical College located in Conway, SC from 2010 to 2012. She currently teaches Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage, Integrative Reflexology® and Nurturing the Mother® Fertility Massage Specialist training for Claire Marie Miller Seminars. See the Continuing Education page for more information.


Ellen has studied extensively and in 2008 became a WATSU® provider, a therapeutic, warm water massage technique. She was quoted in an article in August of 2011 in the Massage Therapy Journal in an article about pregnancy massage.  





 Christie Warner, SCLMT 8014, NCBTMB



Christie Warner is the manager of Mother Earth Day Spa at Grand Palms Resort. She graduated from Miller-Motte Technical College in December 2011 and joined Mother Earth shortly after.  She is a National Certified Massage Therapist. She is certified as an Integrative Reflexologist®. She is also a Reiki practitioner. Christie has been invaluable in leading our spa for more than twelve years!

Christie's background includes management in various fields and caretaking and makes her a wonderful addition to our staff.

Christie also has several years experience working as a massage therapist in a chiropractic office. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, her use of hot and cold therapies along with her therapeutic techniques will be just the thing you need to get back to feeling your best!

Her therapeutic massage also has a nurturing and relaxing element that she brings to her work at Mother Earth.


Rhonda Bartone, SC LMT#12376

Rhonda graduated in 2018 from the Cortiva Institute in Connecticut.  Massage and bodywork therapy were the natural path for her to take in the 3rd act of her life. Stemming from a long and full filling career in human services, she brings intuition and compassion to all of her client interaction.   Rhonda has a growing love and respect for the human body, mind and spirit.  She is skilled in many massage modalities as well as hydro therapies and acupressure.  Whether you need relaxation or pain relief Rhonda is fantastic.




Kathleen Battles, SC Licensed Massage Therapist #10464



Erin Gach, SC Licensed Esthetician #78607

Erin has been licensed and practicing esthetics since 2011 and is also a certified Medical Aesthetician. With her advanced knowledge and training in innovative skin care technologies, she delivers in-depth treatments for the on-going health and wellness of your skin. She promotes overall contentment and general well-being using a medley of pressure point therapy, lymphatic drainage and therapeutic massage techniques. Her facials leave you feeling deeply relaxed and restored with healthy glowing skin. Erin is constantly educating herself on progressive treatments and products to provide you with the most up-to-date information. She makes sure you and your skin are always healthy and beautiful.