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Laura Massage Therapist The Health Connection

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

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.

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 Massage Therapist

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.

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

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. His approach to healing is thoughtful and heartfelt, and combined with his unique experiences, 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

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

Michelle

Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from the high desert of California, Michelle now lives in Milton, WA with her two sons, her husband, and her 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

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 other 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.
Jaylin Massage Therapist

Jaylin

Licensed Massage Therapist
Jaylin took an interest in massage therapy after experiencing positive results with holistic health care for her own health concerns. She was drawn by the whole body approach found in eastern medicine and moved on to attend and graduate from Clover Park Technical College in 2020. Jaylin has since focused on her treatments with compassion and a gentle approach that assists in healing the whole body. Jaylin is excited to empower others to dive into wellness!

Education:
Clover Park Technical College 2020

Techniques: Techniques: Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy.

Licensure & Certifications:
WA State Licensed Massage Therapist.