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Jenny  

Pronouns-She/Her

Licensed Massage Therapist 

With over 19 years of practicing, Jenny loves assisting people in increasing their wellness in their daily lives. She’s especially amazed how massage therapy, or the expert manipulation of the muscular system, can impact overall health and wellness. Jenny practices many different types of massage, including: Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, myofascial release, relaxation, prenatal, and sports massage. She also likes to include aromatherapy in her massage sessions to increase relaxation. She’s especially excited when she hears her clients report increased physical wellness after just one session with her. 

 

Insurances currently accepted 
  • Personal Injury/Car Accidents
  • Labor and Industries
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO/HMO Networks (Full)

 

Certifications and modalities
  • Swedish 
  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal
  • Gua Sha
  • Cupping

Kalena 

Pronouns-She/Her

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST 

Kalena is from O’ahu, Hawaii and uses her gifts of Lomi Lomi to bring healing and wellness to people. Kalena has extensive experience using both natural medicine and massage in her practice, helping her clients recover from strains, sprains, and injuries. She specializes in whiplash, pelvic floor, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, frozen shoulder thoracic outlet, carpal tunnel, hip and knee replacement (pre and post surgery), as well as myofascial release. She works with the body through deep tissue techniques to provide true relief to her clients.

Insurances currently accepted
  • Personal Injury/Car Accidents
  • Labor and Industries
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO/HMO Networks (Full)
Certifications and modalities
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal
  • Gua Sha
  • Cupping
  • Intraoral (for TMJD)
  • Lomi Lomi

 

Doug 

Pronouns-He/Him

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST 

Doug was first introduced to massage after his own neck injury, which he recovered from through massage . He enjoys helping other people heal and recognizes that every healing journey is unique. He has a strong background in injury treatment as well as treating employees in the workplace to prevent chronic injury. He practices with a calmly focused sensitivity, using a variety of techniques such as: Swedish, myofascial release, passive and active stretching, deep tissue, and trigger point. He believes that part of the benefit of massage is increasing clients’ awareness and relationship with their own bodies.

Insurances currently accepted
  • Personal Injury/Car Accidents
  • Labor and Industries
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO/HMO Networks (Full)

Certifications and modalities 
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal
  • Gua Sha
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Passive and active stretching
  • Sports
  • Intraoral for TMJD

 

Kelsey 

Pronouns-She/Her

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST 

    Kelsey has dedicated herself to foster an environment of healing and self-care. Using a wide range of techniques, she creates a safe space for growth and recovery. She is taking to heart that every massage is meant to bring peace and an enriched sense of well-being to every client.

    Insurances currently accepted 
    • Personal Injury/Car Accidents 
    • Labor and Industries
    Certifications and modalities 
    • Swedish
    • Deep Tissue
    • Injury Treatment
    • Gua Sha
    • Cupping
    • Post Surgical Lymphatic Drainage
    • Geriatric Massage
    • Jaw Massage and TMJ relief
    • Passive and Active stretching

     

    Marissa 

    Pronouns-She/Her

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST 

      Marissa is passionate about helping people reach their massage and overall health goals through a holistic approach. She became intrigued and enthralled with massage after she received her first service ten years ago and could not imagine doing anything else. Marissa is experienced with Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point, and cupping massage techniques and is highly skilled at engaging the parasympathetic nerve response to help people relax and de-stress.

        Insurances currently accepted
        • Personal Injury/Car Accidents
        • Kaiser Permanente PPO/HMO Networks (Full)
        Certifications and modalities 
        • Swedish
        • Deep Tissue
        • Injury Treatment
        • Prenatal
        • Gua Sha
        • Cupping
        • Myofascial Release
        • Craniosacral 
        • Pin & Stretch
        • Passive and Active Stretching
        • Trigger Point Therapy

         

        Elena 

        Pronouns-She/Her

        LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST 

          Elena was first introduced to massage when she was a teen. Her mom recovered from a folium tube removal through massage performed by a folk massage therapist. Elena was deeply impressed by the healing power of massage and decided someday to become a massage practitioner. She graduated from Bodymechanics Myotherapy and Massage School in Tumwater, where she learned Swedish massage and injury treatment. Being a highly attentive, empathic person, she profoundly feels the body. Her soft yet firm touch relaxes and frees the body’s own healing energy providing emotional and physical balance. As a massage therapist, she believes in the therapeutic power of movement. She specializes in helping people with frozen shoulder, whiplash, shin splints, carpal tunnel, and piriformis syndromes and widely uses muscle energy technics. She also performs deep tissue, trigger points, and myofascial release massage to reduce muscular hypertension, increase flexibility and improve posture.

            Insurances currently accepted
            • Personal Injury/Car Accidents

            Certifications and modalities 
            • Swedish
            • Deep tissue massage
            • Injury Treatment
            • Myofascial massage
            • Pro-active massage

            TAMi 

            Pronouns-She/Her

            Licensed Massage Therapist 

            Tami has been practicing massage therapy for 18 years. She is skilled in a wide range of massage techniques, including: Swedish, myofascial release, prenatal, medical, injury treatment, relaxation, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage. She’s even practiced sports massage therapy for professional athletes for the Seattle Seahawks! Tami provides exceptional service to her clients, building trust by listening to their needs and drawing from her outstanding experience and education. With each session, Tami hopes to create a comfortable and safe space for her clients that supports their mind, body, and spirit. 

            Insurances currently accepted 
            • Personal Injury/Car Accidents
            Certifications and modalities 
            • Swedish
            • Deep Tissue
            • Injury Treatment
            • Prenatal
            • Pin & Stretch
            • Sports
            • Relaxation with guided breathing techniques

             

             

            Deonte

            Pronouns-He/Him

            Licensed Massage Therapist

            With over nine years of experience, Deonte specializes in Swedish, relaxation, and deep tissue massage. He believes that “deep tissue” doesn’t need to mean “deep pain.” Instead, he uses his expertise in muscle structure to provide his clients with greater ease in their everyday activity. He sees massage as both an art and science, working with his clients to improve their health and wellbeing. He is an excellent listener and loves seeing his clients leave the spa feeling better than when they’d arrived. He’s a great fit for those new to massage and deep tissue work.

            Insurances currently accepted
            • Not Currently Accepting
            Certifications and modalities
            • Swedish
            • Deep Tissue
            • Injury Treatment
            • Prenatal
            • Pin & Stretch
            • Sports

             

             

            Sally

            Pronouns-She/Her

            Licensed Massage Therapist 

            Coming Soon…

            Insurances currently accepted 
            • Not Currently Accepting 
            Certifications and modalities 
            • Swedish
            • Deep Tissue
            • Injury Treatment
            • Prenatal
            • Pin & Stretch
            • Sports

             

             

            Saoirse 

            Pronouns-She/They

            Spa Manager

              Saoirse is a Connecticut transplant. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies and has worked in the massage and wellness field since 2018. She is passionate about holistic & integrative health, especially healing through all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit. She finds great joy in being the first communication line for people starting their wellness journey through massage. Her goal is to be a dedicated facilitator of healing for our clients and ensure a pleasant experience from booking to check-out! Saoirse is on-point and team-oriented. She is an excellent problem solver and team leader. We are so fortunate to have her on our team!

                Alison 

                Pronouns-She/Her

                Insurance Coordinator

                  Alison has been delivering care and customer service in the field of healthcare for 20 years. She received her Medical Coding and Billing Certificate from SPSCC in December of 2019 and is AAPC certified. Alison’s primary role is billing and receiving payment from insurance for our medical massages. As a supporting staff member, she aims to serve as a compassionate liaison between our patients, insurance companies, massage therapists, and staff members. Alison plays a vital role in creating a smooth customer service experience for our clients and staff at the spa. We are so thankful for her here.

                    John 

                    Pronouns-He/Him

                    Spa Coordinator

                      As an outdoor enthusiast and 5k runner, John discovered massage as a true gift for staying physically, emotionally, and spiritually tuned. He is grateful for the opportunity to help ensure a peaceful, tranquil, and compassionate experience for every guest who enters our doors. When he is not providing hospitality and exceptional service at the spa, he is busy as a nationally recognized inspirational speaker presenting workshops and retreats across the country in the areas of wellness, self-esteem, and healing.

                        Kayla 

                        Pronouns-She/Her

                        Spa Coordinator

                          Coming Soon…

                          Nicole Chryst

                          Pronouns-She/Her

                          Owner / Licensed Massage Therapist (Clinical) MA00022961

                          Nicole personally knows how massage can change your life. After discovering how massage can turn your life around, she started Ballaura in order to share her passion for fitness, health, and healing. She’s an enthusiastic industry leader, providing exceptional service while cultivating an exceptional team. Her leadership style is similar to how she approaches massage: simultaneously strong and kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. She believes in uplifting the entire massage community for the benefit of all. Nicole is not currently taking new clients.  

                           

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