Our Belief & Business
At Pivotal Pathway, you can expect to meet an licensed, educated, experienced professional that knows their skill and self worth. At Pivotal Pathway, we have a personalized, consultative approach to your wellness objectives. We use 100% therapeutic grade essential oils and whatever it takes to help you. This is a local Waco native, woman owned business, and we value our relationships with each and every client.
We believe that our purpose is to assist you with a safe, beautiful space for healing, respite, and connection to your own mind, body and spirit. Massage is one of the most effective ways to help calm your system down and disconnect while receiving medicinal benefits. When you are able to relax your mind and body, you are recharged enough to be a presence and power in your own life and the lives of others.
We are supporters of Midway ISD, members of the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce and members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). We have been winners in LOCALS LOVE US each year since 2016 and have donated to the Humane Society and other local charities because we love our community. All licensing for our establishment and therapists remain current, we follow the CDC guidelines regarding COVID, and we always pass the surprise TDLR visits. You can feel confident knowing we have your best interest in mind and take great lengths to ensure safety, cleanliness and peace.
Wendy Noriskin, Owner
Owner of Pivotal Pathway LLC, Licensed Massage Instructor (MI3436), Licensed Massage Therapist (License# MT122870)
Wendy Noriskin, M.A., is owner of Pivotal Pathway LLC. She decided to leave her corporate career in training and development in 2015. After the death of her beloved sister, Patty, she felt compelled and called to open this practice. At the time, she knew nothing about massage therapy except for the benefits she received from being a recipient. Based on her experience and observations in the corporate world, she wanted to create a safe, professional environment where stressed individuals could regain the feeling of centeredness and obtain legitimate bodywork. She decided to take a risk and obtain her massage therapy license in 2015, and eventually her instructor license and establishment license. Her intention was never to work at a spa, but to become a wellness practitioner that could bring new ideas and therapies and other less know wellness related services to Waco. Many did not understand why she changed careers, but she held her ground, provided education, kept her integrity and continued on building a reputable business. She started as a solo practititioner and now keeps a staff of 5-7 people.
Wendy’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Texas State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from the University of Incarnate Word, 18 hours towards a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Certification in Lean Six Sigma, Texas Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education, and Adult Instructional Design.
Her massage training includes; completion of a Texas accredited 500 hour massage program, well over 2000 hours of hands on massage therapy, as she is a certified massage instructor as well. She also completed continuing education courses in Deep Tissue Massage, Stretching, Sports Massage, Water Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Raindrop Therapy. In addition, she has studied and taken courses in Qigong, Myofascial Release, Quantum Touch, Reiki, and Water Massage Therapy. She is a mother of two precious children and felt called to create this beautiful practice.
Nancy Rehm, Manager
Manager & Licensed Senior Massage Therapist (MT132442)
Nancy Rehm is the manager and a licensed Massage Therapist (MT132442) with over 20 years in massage therapy and specialized bodywork. She leads the Pivotal Pathway Team. She is a healer at heart and very skilled in identifying body alignment issues. Her preferred focus is in Postural Alignment, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, and Muscle Energy Techniques. Her tenured experience also includes Sports Massage and Relaxation techniques.
Nancy is a mother, grandmother, and avid animal lover. Outside of her time with clients, she enjoys spending time organizing, reading, decorating, and being with her loving husband, dogs and family.
Aaron Barboza, Senior LMT
Licensed Senior Massage Instructor (MI3388), Licensed Senior Massage Therapist (MT03538)
Aaron Barboza, a senior licensed Massage Therapist (MT03538) and Massage Instructor (MI3388), has over 20 years experience in wellness and massage therapy, both in a medical and spa capacity. His training has primarily been in a physical therapy setting where he learned effective stretches, body positioning and Myofascial Release Techniques. He also has training and experience in lymphatic massage, Thai massage and Reflexology. In addition to massage therapy, he is a certified personal trainer and pursuing other certifications within nutrition. His passion is in helping others discover healthful ways of living, eating and moving. Aaron enjoys swimming and spending time with is wife and kids.
Franci Carter, Senior LMT
Licensed Senior Massage Therapist (MT#137013)
Franci Carter, a licensed Massage Therapist (MT#137013), graduated from East West College of Healing Arts in 2015 with a certificate of massage. She has a passion for structural bodywork and a dedication to use her skills to help others. Franci focuses on deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, as well as providing your body space to rest, relax and heal.
Jacquetta Malcom, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist (MT#136648)
Jacquetta’s passion for wellness is ever present during her interactions with clients, friends and family. Her caring and patient demeanor exemplify her commitment to helping others adopt a healthy lifestyle. Fitness has been a constant in Jacquetta’s life starting with her formidable years as a military brat. She graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Houston where she simultaneously began her fitness career as a personal trainer and group exercise teacher. In 2014, Jacquetta completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training, as well as the Balanced Athlete ® Level 1 training. She is also a trained Reiki practitioner, and after almost 7 years of teaching yoga and serving as faculty at her yoga school, Jacquetta added Licensed Massage Therapist (MT136648) to her body of work in wellness. She is thrilled to leverage her skills to provide clients with an experience that is both relaxing and healing. She is passionate about myofascial release, functional breathing, movement therapy, cupping and a holistic approach to wellness. When she isn’t at the center, Jacquetta enjoys getting outside with her family, cheering at a sports event, hiking or finding a new adventure of nature-loving fun.
Tracey Hardin, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT#138544))
Tracey Hardin is now a licensed massage therapist that taught elementary school for more than 14 years. She decided it was time to make a change in her life. Her personal experience with massage therapy motivated her to help others rediscover their own peace, relaxation, and pain relief. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Texas in Austin, and Massage Therapy training from McLennan Community College in Waco.
Her skills include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Myofascial release. Tracey enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as her pets.
Gloria Chaar, Senior LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT#045202)
Gloria, graduated from the Abilene Institute of Massage in 2005. She chose Pivotal Pathway due to the personal attention we provide our clients one unique person at a time. Her specialties are in deep tissue, hot stones, prenatal, and she is a Certified Lymphatic Drainage Therapist. She is also trained to perform Cavitation & Body Sculpting, as well as spray tanning.
Brittany Bonham, Administrative Assistant/Esthetician
Licensed Esthetician (#1769506) & Administrative Assistant