Our Story

CURE de Repos is a new era concept with old world principles, who dare to breathe new life into Chestnut Hill with their first store opening. Transcend into a world of luxury, Hi-End-Clean products, smells that tantalize the senses, and treatments that leave you wanting more!

Expect your customer service experience to be cosmopolitan, polished and finished. Our mantra is to exceed all client expectations beyond our capacity, and to fulfill that boutique experience which has missed the mark, in regards to these large corporations that seem to be taking over the market. CURE is a resurrection of personal touch, hi-end service, outstanding customer service, cleanliness, and the ultimate boutique spa experience.

Thank you for supporting our female-owned small business!

Chrissy Dress

Founder, L.E., B.S. ,Published Beauty Contributor

Chrissy Dress has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years from managing beauty boutiques to lead cosmetic sales for the state of Arizona. She has also worked as a Makeup Artist for MTV, The History Channel, E entertainment, and lately FOX Good Morning News, as well as several film and TV projects. 

Missing the main ingredient, she always had her eye on the treatment room door and decided to attend Rizzeri Aveda School in Maple Shade, New Jersey graduating in 2006.  Since then she has worked at five-star hotel spas; The Ritz Carlton, holistic day spas, Philadelphia’s top spa; Rescue-Rittenhouse, and is now thrilled to be the owner of CURE de Repos in Chestnut Hill.

Chrissy continues to attend many trainings for skin care techniques and product knowledge and has recently trained in Del Rey FL, Paris, NYC, and regionally.  She also had the drive to finish her BS at Philadelphia University graduating from the Adult Program in the summer of 2016. “Education is the key to beautiful skin, and a well-rounded mind.”  Chrissy’s past experience has given her a wealth of knowledge that she applies on a daily basis.  She is passionate about the beauty industry on many levels, and is excited to share her knowledge, and skill set.

Samirah Crosby-Bey, M.U.A. 


Samirah Crosby-Bey is a young, talented uprising MUA based in Philadelphia who has attended EMPIRE beauty school for cosmetology.  Her work has been featured through-out the tri-state area, and NYC. Samirah’s goal is to tap into inner beauty and bring a smile to her each of her clients’ face.“It is not my goal to create beauty, you were born beautiful. I seek to enhance your pre-existing beauty in order to reflect the inner you”

Mary Grzywinski, L.E., R.N., M.S.N.

Mary was drawn to the world of aesthetics so she could transfer her love of taking care of people to a new environment. Mary is a masters prepared registered nurse who specialized in Maternal-Child nursing. She has worked and taught nursing students in some of Philadelphia’s best medical institutions and universities for over 25 years. Graduating from The Beauty Institute in Ambler earlier this year and Mary is thrilled to join the Cure Team! Raised, educated and living within a few miles, it feels like coming home. Over her many years as a nurse caring for people in a variety of settings, Mary believes that we ALL benefit from making our overall health and well-being a priority. Education is the core of any transformation and Mary is delighted to bring her years of study, practice, and teaching to the exciting and dynamic area of aesthetics. As a warm, welcoming, detail-oriented person, Mary is uniquely qualified to provide her clients with the nurturing space and skin treatments to make them feel relaxed, renewed and glowing. “I've learned that people
will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 
― Maya Angelou

Geri Massott L.E., LMT.

Geri graduated from the Rizzieri Avada School of Beauty and Wellness as an Esthetician in 2004 and The Chubb Institute in 2006 as a Massage Therapist. She has worked independently and at several top Day Spas on the Main Line and Montgomery County. Learning has always been a top priority and she is still continuing to grow learning medical esthetics. Beautiful skin and graceful aging using the proper products and services are what she promotes for all her clients, friends and family. Working at progressive spas that truly care for their clients desires makes this not only a career but a passion.

Dana Holland M.U.A., L.E.

After spending 12 years in NYC as a hospitality leader in world recognized venues catering to A-list celebrity clientele, Dana has returned to Philadelphia to raise her sassy little sidekick. 

Graduated from The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkoff Professional, Dana is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist with a natural ability to make everyone feel comfortable and beautiful in her presence. 


Rasha Ferdous L.E., L.R.E.A

My name is Rasha Ferdous and I am a licensed Aesthetician, graduated from the beauty institute. I have worked in real estate for several years and modeled but always was curious about Skin and beauty.  I also worked as a free-lance makeup artist for 10+ years and I’ve always been into beauty and skincare. You can call me the eyebrow goddess and makeup connoisseurs. I am looking to make every woman feel beautiful in their own skin!  

Natalie Barci - Assistant Spa Director, L.R.E.A. 

Natalie is a born and raised Philadelphian who has worked in the luxury beauty industry for more than ten years. Her experience working in beauty retail, salons, and spas, in Philadelphia's most affluent neighborhoods has given her a broad and in depth knowledge of luxury beauty and skincare. Natalie’s hobby of self care has turned into a passion of helping others look beautiful and glowing in their own skin.
As the Assistant Spa Director, Natalie genuinely enjoys organizing and coordinating appointments, planning events, and making sure the spa operates seamlessly for our clients. Her top priority is to ensure every client’s experience is wonderful and relaxing from the moment they book an appointment to the moment they leave the spa. Natalie’s goal is to meet every client’s needs but exceed all of their expectations. Despite her love of helping other people relax and unwind, she can’t relax unless she’s helping others. When she’s not busy booking appointments and talking skincare at Cure, Natalie is running her own real estate business for the Greater Philadelphia area. So her “free” time away
from the spa is spent helping people buy and sell homes, taking care of her family, and occasionally reading a good book.


Lisa Malkin Spa Director

My journey into the spa and wellness community began at a very young age. I began my career working as a receptionist with my family at their prestigious Spa Salon in Cherry Hill Nj. With their expertise I was guided into what became my passion for skincare and providing the ultimate experience for our guests combining the art of self-care and wellness with my passion for creating the ultimate experience only found at exclusive spas and Resorts. Working tandem with the most talented teams of experts from across the US and Abroad. It has been a once in a lifetime experience to be educated by the leaders in our field in the spa and skincare industry here in the United States and Europe.

It has been an honor to apply my talents to the most award-winning Spa’s in Nj Rittenhouse Square and our beloved Chestnut Hill Community. I am now privileged to be working with the multi-talented and award-winning leader and trailblazer Chrissy Dress here in Chestnut Hill at her Wellness Spa Cure de Repos, where selfcare, wellness, and luxury are elevated to the most genuine and personal experience for all of our guests to meet and exceed our guests' expectations of personal service self-care and luxury.

Welcome To Cure! 

Tina Rahill L.E., M.U.A. 


Tina began her esthetics career in 2006 when she graduated from Magnolia Beauty School. She developed a passion for the beauty industry as a teen struggling with her own skin. Always unsure what the correct regimen and products to use, that's when she decided to go to school to learn. She has worked at several day spas as lead esthetician and has done many makeup clients for weddings and other special events. “My number one priority is to give my client the best services they deserve.” Tina joins our team excited to use all of her knowledge and experiences to help you in your beauty journey! 

 Craig Seltzer M.T.


Craig has enjoyed living in the Chestnut Hill area for his entire life. Working as a licensed and board certified massage therapist at a local spa for the past seven years, he is extremely knowledgeable in a variety of modalities including Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone and Himalayan Salt Stone Therapy, Bellabaci Decompression Cupping, Manual Myofascial Release and Prenatal Massage.
As a massage therapist he caterers to your individual needs, soothes sore muscles and will improve your range of motion.
When Craig is not working, he loves the outdoors. He enjoys kayaking, sailing, biking, local history and spending time with his two children as well as his Siberian Husky.