Therapists

Natalie Petersen, Lead LMT

Natalie Petersen, Lead LMT

Natalie showed early interest in massage, eager to give treatments as young as eleven and by age thirteen had decided to pursue it as a career. As an adult it was intimidating to chase down a life long dream, but after her first day of Kinesiology class she knew there was no mistake, she had found her calling. During her training at East West School of the Healing Arts, Natalie was most intrigued by the movement channels of the body, how to release unnecessary tension, and what it really means to be a vital and healthy person. Since her formal practice began in 2010, she has cultivated a blend of techniques utilizing myofascial release, trigger point and deep tissue, Swedish approaches and Ashiatsu, all personally tailored to increase mobility for the client.

Kirsten Stone, LMT

Kirsten Stone, LMT

Kirsten has been practicing massage for over a decade. She studied Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point technique(s) at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. Shortly after, Kirsten furthered her exploration of massage while traveling abroad, absorbing vital knowledge through her visits to Asia. In 2006, Kirsten was introduced to Ashiatsu; a modality that appealed to her from the start. As an artist, Kirsten perceives massage as a means of expressing herself. She thinks of it as a dance, a movement of energy. She feels passionately about the freedom Ashiatsu has given her to move around the body with fluidity and grace, not to mention the improved ability to deliver deep and controlled pressure every time.

Erika Mueller, LMT

Erika Mueller, LMT

Erika has always been led to the health care field and found her place as an LMT. She graduated from the Oregon School of Massage in 2008.Erika is trained in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Swedish, hot stone and sports massage. She uses a fusion of these therapies to customize every session to her client’s specific needs. With great technical ability and strong presence she helps bring awareness to her clients, and facilitates in the healing process. Erika truly appreciates self-care and helps her clients find the value and benefit in preventative work. It is her intention to help others experience the many benefits massage has to offer and to be a resource for her clients.

Brittany McDonald, LMT

Brittany McDonald, LMT

Brittany's goal as a therapist is to aid in clients feeling balanced, empowered, aware and pain free. Fourteen years of study, a natural curiosity, determination and practice has molded her into the therapist she is today. Recognized by Portland Monthly Magazine as a “top-ten touch therapist” Brittany specializes in relieving tension through Ashiatsu, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, cupping, Swedish and deep tissue techniques. Her commitment to growth and expansion is both contagious and inspiring, and the joy she receives through her work is freely shared.

Mary Vaandering, LMT

Mary Vaandering, LMT

Mary has always had compassion for people and wanted to help them in some capacity. When she was young she realized that massage therapy would fulfill that passion. After completing her Bachelors degree, she attended East West College of the Healing Arts, graduating in 2010. During her education, Mary focused on modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, Tui Na, craniosacral, and hot stones. By integrating these skills she is able to create a unique, rejuvenating massage for each of her clients based on their specific needs. Her intuitive touch allows her clients to recover and relax through therapeutic means. She loves incorporating Ashiatsu into her practice and enjoys the ongoing benefits, increasing her capacity for healing technique(s).

Jillian Ingoglia, LMT

Jillian Ingoglia, LMT, Front Desk

Jillian has always had a passion for people, and the interconnections of mind, body, and spirit. This, along with her background in yoga, led her to pursue a career in bodywork. She attended East West College of the Healing Arts, where she focused on deep tissue and Craniosacral techniques. In addition to these modalities, she also utilizes Ashiatsu, Swedish, hot stones, massage cupping, and Reiki. Jillian brings a wide range of bodywork experience to her sessions, including: treatment, rehabilitative, and relaxation. Innately receptive, and a natural educator, Jillian will work with you to meet wellness goals, and increase body awareness.

Whitney Randall, LMT

Whitney Randall, LMT

Whitney found her passion for helping people heal through massage in 2010. She attended Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, graduating in 2012. Whitney specializes in working with athletes that have both chronic and acute injuries and who require deep tissue focus work. She is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, and Ashiatsu massage. Whitney has strong hands and feet, and yet remains versatile in her ability to meet the client at his or her individual pressure needs. She is an active communicator, constantly and consistently checking in with her clients to ensure that they are getting the best experience out of their massages. She is personable and has the kind of presence that helps people relax and feel at ease the moment they step into the room.

Hallie Orr, LMT

Hallie Orr, LMT

Hallie is a 2009 graduate of the Cortiva Massage Therapy Institute located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Initially her focus of study was in sports massage but after an anatomy instructor introduced her to Qi Gong, many aspects of her career and studies shifted significantly. Ever since her chance introduction to Qi Gong, Hallie has cultivated a more energetic approach to her massages to compliment her core knowledge of Swedish and deep tissue techniques. Sessions with Hallie are tailored around the idea of creating a peaceful environment so that her clients can really let themselves feel, understand and communicate with their bodies. Hallie is a native Oregonian.

Susan Shell, LMT

Susan Shell, LMT

Susan began her practice in 2005, shortly after graduating from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR. The basis of her massage is a blissful combination of integrative deep tissue with a nurturing flow. Susan uses soothing Swedish massage strokes, Ashiatsu for broad, deep pressure and targeted trigger point therapy to increase relaxation, relieve chronic pain, facilitate injury rehabilitation, enhance sports performance and pamper moms to be. Her intention is to deliver effective therapeutic massage sessions which not only address acute and chronic conditions but also allow her clients to sink deep enough to connect to their inner essence and feel more at home in their own skin.

Lindsay Chapman, LMT

Lindsay Chapman, LMT

Lindsay has always been highly motivated in the field(s) of artistic wellness. Over the years she has immersed herself in such modalities as modern dance, yoga and fire hooping, to name a few. Her time as a yoga instructor brought on a desire for a deeper understanding of the body, which ultimately led Lindsay to massage. She graduated from the Ralston School of Massage in Reno, NV in 2011 where she also completed traditional Thai massage certifications. In 2016, Lindsay discovered Mudra Massage where she was trained and certified in Ashiatsu. Lindsay’s massages have been described as intuitive, insightful, and custom-tailored.

Vanessa Kapka, LMT

Vanessa Kapka, LMT

Vanessa always had an interest in biology and anatomy, coupled with a desire to help people- and these feelings motivated her to explore the field of massage therapy. She studied at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver BC, graduating in 2014. Her philosophy is that the human body is gifted with the ability to heal and balance itself; she merely tries to aid the individual on their path to self-recovery and inner balance. Vanessa customizes her massage sessions around the clients needs to ensure that they receive the treatment they need at that moment in time. She harnesses a variety of techniques, including: swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Ashiatsu.

Serena Scaglione, LMT

Serena Scaglione, LMT

Serena is a compassionate therapist trained in Ashiatsu , deep tissue, triggerpoint, Thai massage and craniosacral therapies. Her offerings range from very light energetic work to very deep pressure with structural training. Serena focuses on chronic/acute pain, tight fascia, postural alignment, unwinding, emotional trauma and support. She can blend her modalities to cater the perfect session for you! You will feel held, heard and loved during your time with Serena. She is extremely knowledgable about the body, from both an anatomy as well as an emotional stand point. Her vision is to get your whole body in communication, happy and connected.

Gallagher Smith, LMT

Gallagher Smith, LMT

Gallagher went to East West College of Healing Arts, graduating in 2010. There he studied Shiatsu, myofascial release, deep tissue and Thai massage. During his time at East West College Gallagher was also exposed to Structural Integration, which became a primary interest. With a previous background in physical arts such as dance and Yoga, Gallagher was able to explore movement in an educationally rich holistic environment. Gallagher’s goal with massage and bodywork (outside of greatly reducing pain) is to help people live more freely in their bodies unencumbered by malfunctioning postural and movement patterns. He has a multi faceted hands-on approach utilizing a variety of depths with one goal in mind... if its not moving, help it move.