LightClub Curiosity Shoppe is a one-stop Metaphysical, Healing and Artistic haven for your senses. It is more than a wellness center, more than an art gallery, more than a New Age or cultural gift shop, more than a relaxation cafe, and more than any other kind of place you may expect!
Our goal is to offer whatever goods and services you need in order to achieve balance in your life. We have always referred to ourselves as a club because it is our goal to make you feel a sense of belonging and positive energy as soon as you enter.
Come visit us and experience all we have to offer you, and help us to spread the Light!
About Melissa, our Proprietress
Owner, Head Instructor,
Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Metaphysician
Melissa Paone Somma has been consistently working with Energy & Light for over 30 years. Getting her start in the Martial Arts in 1984, she worked through the ranks to earn the title of Master Instructor, as well as entering international competition to win 5 consecutive World Titles. Featured in books, magazines and newspapers around the world, she was also an inductee into the Latin American Martial Arts Hall of Fame. She owned and operated her own Martial Arts school for over 15 years, teaching adults and children of all ages, particularly children with special needs.
She became involved in the healing art of Reiki in 1995, studying it diligently along with several other alternative healing disciplines over the next 20 years. Areas of focus included Meditation, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Ayurveda, Native American Healing, Dowsing, Crystals, Flower Essences and extensive work with Auras and the Chakras. This focus on energy and chakras also led her to the study of Divination, starting as an Energetic Intuitive before branching out into the study of Runes, Pendulum and other divinatory tools.
Melissa is a certified Reiki Master Teacher as well as an Ordained Interfaith Minister, and in 2005 she also became a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. This gave her the opportunity to combine all of her previous energy experience into a medical modality, enabling her to specialize in Therapeutic Massage, Energy Balancing Massage, Shiatsu, and Acupressure to name a few.
Melissa has been teaching some form of metaphysics for the past 30 years. Be it Martial Arts, Meditation, Spirituality, Energy, Healing or Massage, her path has always directed her back to instruction. She is at her happiest when exchanging ideas and information with a class, and will teach just about anything if it gives her a chance to meet some new light-bearers along the path!
About Our LightClub Readers, Healers and Instructors
Rifka is a truly gifted psychic medium providing communication with those whom have crossed over. Her clients are located all over the world and she has been featured regularly on TV, radio and in the news. In addition to reaching loved ones, Rifka also offers palm readings, gypsy cards and psychometry.
Her readings are so detailed that a complimentary CD of the session is included with every reading.
Rifka is available for Psychic Medium readings on Fridays from 12-4pm.
Ellen is a versatile and experienced Tarot Reader and Spiritual Advisor with over 30 years of experience.
She is a member in good standing of the American Tarot Association and regularly participates in the annual Reader's Studio. Ellen also works with talismans, sigils, and other means, be it mundane or magical, to give her clients the clarity and guidance they need to find their way.
Ellen is available for Tarot readings at LightClub from 12-4pm two Saturdays per month.
Tiffany has been reading Tarot for over 20 years and continually offers a fresh and insightful perspective to her readings. Each time she reads, a different picture and story emerges based upon the message the cards have for the seeker. In partnership with the personal vibration of the seeker and the story the cards tell, she delivers their message with compassion, understanding and a powerful dose of truth.
Tiffany is available for Tarot readings and Tarot Tutoring Sessions at LightClub on Sundays from 12-4pm.
LightClub is very blessed to be working with Edward Ragosta, Animal Communicator, Tarot Reader, Psychic and Medium. A gifted Spiritualist and Astrologist, Edward can give guidance and insight concerning you or your Animal Companions with a fresh and multilayered perspective.
Edward is available for Tarot, Psychic Medium or Animal Communication readings one to two weekends per month.
Alexandra is a sound practitioner and naturalist. She creates a nurturing space and invites us to connect to our deepest self using sound, energy work and meditation. Alex is passionate about how different cultures use sound to heal and help process emotional, spiritual and physical challenges, and she creates soundscapes that incorporate nature elements and indigenous instruments to facilitate self healing.
Alex offers monthly Sound Baths at LightClub, private sessions by appointment, and also teaches a Divine Feminine Workshop program at LightClub.
Roland is an incredibly gifted lifelong healer, Reiki Master and an IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) practitioner. Combined with his experience, he has perfected the "Purification Healing" technique that helps to "burn away" or "transmute" that which no longer serves you. His sessions are personalized and profound.
Roland does monthly Purification Healing events at LightClub.
Sandra has been studying plants since 1981 and, specifically, herbal medicine and medicinal weeds since about 1990. She offers integrative health solutions for those seeking a healthier, more balanced lifestyle, is a natural health coach, hosts women’s spirituality groups and also grows some of her family’s own food and medicine. Her manner of teaching is extremely welcoming, informative and appropriate for all levels of students.
Sandra teaches monthly classes at LightClub in medicinal herbalism and nature spirituality.