Jana Kolsen is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She is also a Holistic Skin Care Specialist who holds a New York State License in Esthetics and Massage Therapy.  Jana attended the New Center for Wholistic Education and Research and the Long Island Skin Care Institute on Long Island.  Besides holding a college degree, two New York State Licenses, a certification in Health Coaching and well over 300 registered hours of continuing education units, she has a foundation in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and AMMA Therapy (oriental/eastern healing) from the New Center.  Jana is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) , Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP).  She has earned additional education and certifications in:


Esthetics: Acupressure Face Lift; Natural Face Lift; Warm Stone Facials; Skinceuticals Facial Peels; Eminence Organics - Advanced Facial Massage and Facial Rejuvenation; Cool Stone Facials; Facial Muscle Contraction Exercises; Facial Lymphatic Drainage; Esthetics and Chinese Medicine; Microdermabrasion; Japanese Skin Care Techniques; MD Skin Care Facial Peels; Advanced Waxing Techniques; Yoga Facial Strenghtening Techniques; Shirodhara; Ayurvedic head massage; Facial Micro Needling; Bamboo Fusion facials; Medicupping (vacuum therapy); and Jade Rolling Facial Treatment. 


Massage Therapy:  Acupressure; Sports Massage; Active and Assisted Stretching; Advanced Sciatic Training;
Pregnancy Massage; Infant Massage; Craniosacral Therapy; Reflexology; Hot Stone Reflexology; Aromatherapy; Reiki; Healing Hands; Ice Therapy; Trigger Point Therapy; Lymphatic Drainage; Meditation and Grounding; Energy Body Healing (Aura) and (Chakra-Pendulum Check); Chinese Herbal Liniment Application For Muscle Injury; Esalen Massage Training; Hot Stone Massage; Bamboo Fusion Massage; and Medicupping Massage (vacuum therapy).


(W)Holistic Health Coaching Services:  The IIN program included studying more than 100 dietary theories, practical life management techniques and a variety of coaching methods from some of the world's top health and wellness experts.  Science based teachers such as Integrative Medicine and Anti-flammatory Expert, Dr. Andrew Weil; Chronic Disease and Inflammation Authority, Dr. Barry Sears; Functional Medicine Pioneers Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Susan Blum;  Ayurvedic Medicine and Natural Health Advocate Dr. John Douillard; Mind-Body Medicine Leader, Dr. Deepak Chopra; Raw Food Chef, David "Avocado" Wolfe and many more.


Jana Kolsen has been the owner of  Soul Retreat Holistic Living (formerly Soul Retreat Pure Skin Care) since 1993.  Besides being located in Garden City, she maintained a practice in Cold Spring Harbor for the past 4 years.  As well as operating her own business, she has had the experiences of contracting for the prominent Garden City Hotel in Garden City, Long Island as their Massage Therapist for past 18 years.  Jana advanced her knowledge of holistic skin care at the concept store for Jurlique in Garden City.  Jana has worked on many special skin care events for Jurlique, as well as having the privilege of assisting them at their prestigious Jurlique Spa on Madison Avenue in New York City.  Other amazing working affiliations have been with holistic chiropractors, Woodstock Holistic Spa and Wellness Center, Garden City Skin Care and Garden City Salon and Spa. Jana has also given wellness seminars at the Garden City Hotel and Winthrop University Hospital.   

Jana currently practices solely, as a Health Coach, Massage Therapist and Holistic Skin Care Specialist in Garden City on Long Island, and continues her passion of (W)holistic wellness at Soul Retreat Holistic Living. Our goal at Soul Retreat is to enhance your quality of life and to nourish your body, mind and spirit in a compassionate and nurturing environment, including a commitment to our community to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Holistic is used in conjunction with skin care to cultivate beautifully radiant skin.  We consider the whole person, not just the layers of the skin.  Holistic Living sees the body as an integrated unit in which every function works together to achieve the harmony that is good health.   For instance, if the digestive organs are not functioning properly, if the diet is poor, too much stress, many organs of the body pitch in to take up the slack.

The organ that shows this internal imbalance is your skin.  Soul Retreat’s treatments will attend to much more than your face.  Holistic skin care includes several principles and techniques:  promoting circulation; strengthening immunity by stimulating lymph flow; supporting the functions of the skin rather than trying to block, alter or interfere with it’s natural process; calming the mind by applying caring, loving  touch,  and applying pure aromas to guide one to balance and serenity.  We use products that are biodynamically and organically grown (free from chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers), with pure ingredients (living energy), to feed the skin from the inside out. 


We feel (W)holistic living, is the key to living a a healthy radiant life; the life YOU deserve to live!

This includes... 
Healthy nutrition/anti-inflammatory diet (organic), vitamins/herbs/supplements, restful sleep, stress management, exercise, meditation (spirituality), drinking plenty of pure water, gratitude, giving back (donation, volunteer, participation) and a joyful approach to life (seeing some good in every situation).


We incorporate the following lymphatic facial drainage techniques into each facial:   


  • gentle nerve stroke brushing (to assist the flow of lymph)
  • acupressure facelift (rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help stimulate qi (vital energy) and blood circulation to plump up the skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles)
  • facial massage contractions (to exercise and strengthen the muscles of the face and neck)
  • massage therapy (to aid circulation and lymphatic flow), and techniques and tools to stimulate good health
  • Ayurvedic head massage (to stimulate scalp health and beautiful hair),  
  • reflexology (to stimulate energy meridians of the feet that will help restore good health) and lymphatic drainage (to remove waste materials).

Janet (Jana) Kolsen of Soul Retreat Holistic Living understands how important her clients are to her and feels very honored to have them in her care.  “In combining skin care with holistic principles, massage techniques, pure healthful products, a nurturing environment, beautiful sounds and a healthy lifestyle, I have found a very positive outcome for my clients and myself.”

Jana Kolsen, LE/LMT/HHC
NYS Licensed

About Us

Phone: 516-746-4931 Email: janakolsen@yahoo.com