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 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'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 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, hot stones, and Prenatal. 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 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.
Natalie Petersen, 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.
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.
Samantha McKennedy, LMT
Samantha has been a licensed massage therapist for almost ten years. She knows positive intentions produce positive feelings and her experience with bodywork brings this to attention. She has provided massage in a variety of settings from oncology clinics and day spas to sporting events. Wherever she is, Sam pours her heart and soul into every interaction with each and every client. Sam consistently works with an understanding of the human body, a nurturing nature, and strong intuition. Whether a session is energetically driven, deep muscle manipulation, or injury specific, she tailors her clients’ time to their individual needs and goals. Licensed professionally in Oregon since 2007, she currently practices but is not limited to Ashiatsu, deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, sports, hot stone, cupping, and aromatherapy.
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 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 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.
Matt Dalton, Lead LMT
Matthew's background as an athlete and yogi lends to an intuitive connection and understanding with the body that transcends his in-depth working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy. Matthew specializes in Ashiatsu, Ashi-Thai, deep tissue, Swedish, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hot stones, cupping and Gua-Sha. Matthew's strengths as a therapist are in decreasing pain and increasing mobility. By listening to your body and applying broad, deep, and slow pressure he is able to not only effect profound release but also induce deep relaxation. He combines this with personalized Yoga poses, stretches and exercises designed to empower his clients to appreciate a deeper connection with their own sense of mobility.