A Business is Born

Melissa Garton, BSN, RN

Certified Health Coach

Owner, The Health Studio & IV Spa

Melissa Garton, BSN, RN has been a Registered Nurse since 2010, working primarily in women's health.  She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2016 and shortly after began a career in Community Health.  It was then she began health coaching and fell in love with helping others discover healthy living and becoming the best version of themselves.

After putting herself on the back burner for several years while she raised her children, obtained her education, and began her career, Melissa was feeling uncomfortable in her own skin and overall felt unhealthy.  On a mission of self discovery, she committed to her own health and well-being, lost 25 pounds, and felt better than she ever had.  The nurse in her gave her the desire to help others achieve this same feeling of self confidence and health.

Her passion for helping others feel their best has led to the opening of Studio IV offering IV vitamin therapies, IM injections, health coaching, Dysport® (or Botox®), dermal fillers, ZO® skin health, dermaplaning, and facial peels, and body sculpting with Emsculpt neo®. Individually amazing products and services, but when bundled can support a long life of healthy living.

Melissa has been married for 28 years.  She and her husband have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  They live in central Iowa where family and friends fulfill their lives.

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Jenny Richardson, ARNP

Jenny has over 18 years of healthcare experience.  The majority of her background is in women's health, with over 5 years focusing on wellness and aesthetic dermatology.  She obtained her nursing degree at Mercy College in Des Moines and has worked in labor & delivery throughout her nursing career.  In 2016 she graduated with her Master's in Nursing and is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.  Her passion for skin care was established while working at a local dermatology clinic. That experience was further enhanced as she worked at a wellness clinic.

 

Jenny is a skincare guru who doesn't set foot outside without sunscreen.  She practices what she preaches in skincare and in lifestyle goals.  She is a Certified Health Coach, certified with advanced training in injectable toxins, fillers, and Sculptra®, as well as micro-needling, PRP.

When Jenny is not working, she is busy with her family.  She is married and has two teenage sons and a teenage step-daughter.

Trisha Hardy, RN

Trisha Hardy has been a Registered Nurse since 2006.  She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Iowa State University and her Nursing Degree from Mercy College of Health Sciences.

Trisha is excited to offer injections and fillers with The Health Studio & IV Spa pursuing her passion in preventative health, wellness, and simply helping people look and feel their best.

When Trisha is not working as a nurse, she can be found surrounded by her beloved dogs and boyfriend.

She enjoys checking out new restaurants in the area, working on her old house, gardening, and yoga.

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Katie has over 22 years of experience in healthcare. Her background is in pediatric, neonatal and community health nursing.  She obtained her nursing degree in 1999 at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines and Bachelor’s in Nursing from Upper Iowa University.

She is embarrassed to say she was a sun worshiper in her youth, but now in her 40s is working on finding ways to make up for this now by keeping her skin healthy and getting into a good skin care routine. After some health issues and surgery 5 years ago, Katie found IV fluids and vitamins to be very helpful in keeping her hydrated and healthy.  She is excited to be able to offer those same services and benefits to others.

Katie also works part time at Unity Point and lives in Bondurant. She is married and has 6 daughters, ages 2-17. Katie is always trying to find balance between work, family, self-care and strives to be a good healthy role model to her girls. 

Holly Murphy is a board certified Registered Nurse and Licensed Aesthetician with over 17 years of nursing experience in a variety of hospital and clinical settings.  She worked as a Dermatology Nurse for several years, which is where she discovered her passion for educating, performing, and advocating for healthy skin habits.

She is a Certified Nurse Injector whom attended Aesthetics Medical Educators Training for her initial training in the administration of neurotoxins and dermal facial fillers.  She specializes in a wide range of Facials including Chemical Peels and Dermaplaning, and is working on becoming a ZO® Skin Health Expert.

Holly is excited to use her nursing skills to help guide clients in finding individualized treatment for their specific needs.

She has always been passionate about wellness and integrative medicine because she knows how powerful the holistic approach to healthcare can be.  Holly is excited to be part of a team that puts the client first, ensuring that they feel empowered on their personal journey to health and beauty.  She received The Service to the Citizen™ Champions of Change award twice and was a DAISY award nominee for extraordinary nurses.

In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, doing yoga, walking the dog, boating, and attending gatherings with family and friends.

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