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Laura Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

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.

Education:
Body Mechanics of Myotherapy in Olympia, WA

Techniques: Relaxation, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Frozen shoulder, Carpal Tunnel, Swedish, and Pregnancy Massage

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License
Insured through AMTA
Pre and post-natal Massage certification 2012
Vanessa Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

Vanessa

Licensed Massage Therapist
Vanessa grew up in 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 firsthand the healing benefits of chiropractic and massage after a car accident. She graduated from Everest College in 2011 and specialized in the treatment and sports massage.

Education:
Everest College Tacoma, WA

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Treatment, Myofascial Release, Relaxation, and Cupping Therapy.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License
HOTA member
ICTA certified http://www.cuppingtherapy.org/
Alice Tacoma Massage therapist The Health Connection

Alice

Licensed Massage Therapist
Alice believes that health requires a commitment to our 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, emphasizing Thai Massage, and has been a 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.

Education:
Ashmead College, Fife, WA
Clover Park Technical College, Tacoma, WA

Techniques: Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, Massage Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish/Relaxation, Reflexology, Reiki, Gua Sha, and Aromatherapy.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License Usui Reiki Master/Teacher 2009
Gene Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

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 2012 at the top of his class. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body/mind, Gene is a proponent of massage for relieving physical and emotional stress. He also strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. His approach to healing is thoughtful and heartfelt and combined with his unique experiences, and he has the tools and knowledge to aid those on their way to a healthy and productive recovery and lifestyle.

Techniques: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Intra-oral, Polarity, Kinesiotaping, Reiki, and Gua Sha.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License
Intraoral-oral State Endorsement
Certified Kinesiotaping Practioner
Stacy Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

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!

Education:
Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics, Tacoma, WA

Techniques: Swedish, Myofascial Release, Trigger point, Gua Sha, and Cupping Therapy.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License.
Michelle Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

Michelle

Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from California's high desert, Michelle now lives in Milton, WA, with her two sons, husband, and beloved fur babies. Michelle graduated from The Cortiva Institute in 2013 from their standard course and returned there to complete the advanced course in 2014. Michelle firmly believes that the benefits of massage are key ingredients in the recipe for a healthy life.

Education:
The Cortiva Institute 2013

Techniques: Swedish Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Lomi Lomi Massage, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License
Zoe Massage therapist at The Health Connection Tacoma

Zoe

Licensed Massage Therapist
Zoe has been a massage therapist since 2015. She enjoys seeing people recover from injuries and helping patients through the recovery process. She specializes in cupping, Thai Massage, and prenatal massage. She lives in Tacoma with her husband and two dogs - Glacier and Rainier.

Education:
Cortiva Institute 2015.

License/Certification:
WA state Licensed Massage Therapist.

Modalities: Cupping, Thai Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone, Swedish, and Trigger Point.
Allison Massage Therapist

Allison

Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from Texas, Allison discovered the amazing healing benefits of Massage Therapy after sustaining a snowboarding injury in Colorado. Allison became a Licensed Massage Therapist after attending the Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics in 2018. She specializes in Deep Tissue and combining breath work with Trigger Point Therapy. Allison loves the healing magic of Massage Therapy and assisting others on their way to better health and wellness!

Education:
Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics Tacoma, WA.

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Treatment, Myofascial Release, and Relaxation.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Massage License.