Meet Our Massage Therapists

Massage Therapists

  • Laura
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Laura was born and raised in University Place and now resides in North Tacoma with her husband and two daughters. Laura graduated from Body Mechanics of Myotherapy in 2006 and has been focusing on injury treatment since. She enjoys helping people overcome pain and seeing the benefits of massage.

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  • Vanessa
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Vanessa grew up in both Fredricksburg, VA and Federal Way, WA, and now lives with her husband and daughter in downtown Puyallup, WA. Vanessa decided to pursue a career in massage after experiencing first hand the healing benefits of chiropractic and massage after a car accident. She graduated Everest College in 2011, and specializes in treatment and sports massage.

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  • Alice
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Alice believes that health requires a commitment to our own well-being on every level: emotional, spiritual, and physical. She loves her occupation as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduating in 2006 from Ashmead College, she left behind years of health struggles and desk-bound jobs to begin helping others on their journey toward wellness. Alice specializes in Oriental modalities such as Cupping and Gua Sha, with an emphasis on Thai Massage, and has been an Usui Reiki Master since 2009. Having more than 20 prior years of experience in art, design, and technical occupations, she has a uniquely creative perspective with an ability to think dimensionally and outside the box.

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  • Michael
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Mike is a former custodian who has been drawn to the healing arts for most of his life. He became intrigued early on by the connection between the mind and the body in regard to health and well-being. After developing neck and shoulder pain from many years of working as a custodian, Mike received a long overdue reminder about the value of massage treatment. Deciding it was time for a career that was more in line with his healing inclinations, Mike enrolled at the American Institute of Clinical Massage (AICM) to begin his training. He discovered both a talent and passion for massage, and knew he had finally found his calling. After graduating from AICM in September of 2015, Mike left Spokane for Western Washington to be with the love of his life. He now resides in University Place with his wife and a multitude of four legged children.

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  • Nicole
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Originally from Texas, Nicole moved to Washington in 2006 to be closer to family; especially her 17 nieces and nephews.  Nicole enjoys reading murder mysteries and historical novels, cooking soul food and learning as much as she can about massage therapy.  You will often find Nicole singing throughout the hallways of The Health Connection as she is preparing for her day or coming back from a break.  She has many years in the healthcare industry, starting her career as a CNA and medical assistant before transitioning into the massage therapy field as she discovered her passion for caring for others.  Nicole looks forward to assisting each of her patients in reaching their healthcare goals.

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  • Gene
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Gene began his journey in massage when he was looking for alternatives in dealing with his service related injuries when conventional approaches were no longer working. A single father and retired U.S. Army soldier, Gene graduated from Everest College in January of 2012 in the top of his class. A firm believer in the inseperable connection between body/mind, Gene is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress. He also strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing over all health and well being.

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  • Stacy
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Stacy has worked in healthcare and the healing arts her whole career. Having spent over 17 years as a yoga teacher, Stacy wanted to expand her hands-on healing skills by becoming a licensed massage therapist. She loves to work with clients performing relaxation and therapeutic massage. Her experience at Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics has given her an outstanding array of massage tools to meet the 'kneads' of all kinds of clients!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Chiropractic & Decompression Office Hours

Mon - Fri:

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Massage Office Hours

Mon - Fri:

8:30am - 7:00pm By Appointment

Sat:

8:30am - 1:30pm By Appointment

Sunday:

Closed

Acupuncture Office Hours

Mon - Fri:

9:30am- 6:00pm by appointment

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Thank you!
    Thank you Dr. Eyford for adjusting my neck and back... I don't know what I would have done if you weren't there friday as i was in so much pain. I felt so so much better afterwards. You really saved me! The Health Connection team is fantastic!!"
    Juliette L.
  • "The Best in Tacoma
    I would highly recommend The Health Connection!! I am seen for massage & acupuncture which is unbelievable. I am always greeted very professionly by the front desk staff. The environment once you enter the office is very calm, organized and relaxing. I have had these therapies else where but nothing even comes close to Health Connection!!
    Definitely deserving of a TEN STAR!! Thank you for having a place to go that is so above the rest!!!"
    Victoria T.
  • "Acupuncture
    Very pleased with Janelle and front desk staff. Thanks for the friendliness and competence."
    Samantha E.
  • "Massage Therapy
    I was very pleased with my first visit. Everyone seemed friendly and my appointment was on time. I will be returning to the Health Connection again in the near future."
    Jeannette C.

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