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Jenny

Jenny

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.
Doug

Doug

Doug has been a licensed massage therapist since 2018. His passion is helping people heal and decrease stress. He recognizes that every healing journey is unique and customizes every client’s experience to fit their needs. Doug has a strong background in injury treatment and can adjust his pressure lighter or deeper to suit the client’s preference. He practices perceptively, using various 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 bodies. Doug’s ideal client is someone looking to decrease pain or stress, heal from chronic injury or maintain health and wellness.
Kelsey

Kelsey

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 guest.
Jutta

Jutta

Jutta compassionately collaborates with guests to help them achieve their goals for health and well-being. She specializes in pain relief after injury, surgery, or overuse while increasing strength, flexibility, and mobility. As a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, she solicits active engagement from her clients to maximize the healing process, using deep breathing and active stretching techniques. Her motto is “Health is Wealth” and her goal is to get guests to an optimal place in their overall health and well-being.
Elena

Elena

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. 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. 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.
Josie

Josie

Josie has been super interested in massage since she was just 11-years-old. She’s especially motivated to help relieve the pain that people hold in their bodies. She understands the connection between the mind and the body, and she loves to bring that awareness to her guests. She uses her strong intuitive skills in providing a truly personalized massage to each one of her guests.
Samara

Samara

Samara loves being able to help her guests recover from pain and have an overall relaxing experience. She understands the therapeutic benefits of massage and hopes to share her knowledge with her guests. Samara is always looking for new techniques to learn and grow so that she’s offering the best possible experience. Samara loves the healing power that massage can bring to people of all ages.
Melissa

Melissa

Melissa loves helping guests find relief from stress, anxiety, and pain through massage. She’s an enthusiastic advocate for the tremendous benefits that massage can bring to overall health and wellbeing. As an avid runner and active person, she believes massage not only helps with relaxation but also provides relief from chronic pain and sore muscles associated with exercise. She specializes in Swedish massage, relaxation, and active/passive stretching techniques. She loves to incorporate hot towels and aromatherapy to increase relaxation and engage the parasympathetic nervous system.
Hailey

Hailey

Hailey is passionate, empathic, and all about helping you tap into your own healing abilities. She finds it important to be present with you and be a conduit for your own healing. She’s a true partner. She is fascinated by how the mind and body work and loves to learn new things. She likes to hold space for you so you can forget about the outside world and feel safe enough to turn your focus inward. She likes to use myofascial release techniques, Swedish, gua sua, cupping, dry skin brushing, and hot towels to customize the massage.
Paul

Paul

Paul is a kind, compassionate, and empathetic massage therapist. He brings his passion for helping others through years of working in social services. He loves helping others rediscover their innate self healing through deep breathing, active stretching, a calm presence, and intentional treatment work. Paul is also a certified Personal Trainer through NPTI and has been interested in physical fitness and overall health his entire life. He is a veteran and has learned the value of coming alongside to support another person's wellness journey. Paul takes each guest as they come in through the door and tailors his massages to their individual goals.
Kha

Kha

Kha has been a massage therapist for two years working primarily with chiropractic guests. People come to chiropractors for a variety of reasons, so he has been able to help relieve pain from major surgeries, motor vehicle collisions, and injuries from work. He also provides relief when you just need to relax, offering a comforting atmosphere to help you unwind from your daily life.
Emma

Emma

Emma enjoys helping people heal and finding the right journey for them with their body. She understands that no one is “one size fits all.” While Emma genuinely enjoys the challenge of finding the root of any lingering pain in the body, she also believes that every massage should have a form of relaxation to it––even for deeper work––and helps her clients find that place to heal. She loves working with Swedish, myofascial release, PNF, passive and active stretching, trigger point, and relaxation techniques and can adjust her pressure based on her client's preference. Her main goal is to help others heal and to find peace by bringing awareness to their mind and body.
Alaric

Alaric

Alaric has always wanted to have a career in helping people. But it wasn’t until he started reading about the physical and mental benefits massage can provide that he began to pursue his career in it. Working as a massage therapist since 2019, Alaric regularly incorporates stretching and other modalities into his massages, unless of course they are contraindicated. He’s a passionate lifelong learner and continues to bring new techniques to his clients. He has an analytical and medical mindset that grounds his work in helping others live well.

Andrea

Pronouns – She/her

SPA COORDINATOR

Andrea’s first step into the wellness world was when she got into a car accident, leaving her back in pain. She was introduced to massages, which have not only changed her physical health, but her mental health too. Since then she’s had a spiritual awakening. She finds joy in self care, such as yoga, pilates, skincare, meditation, and affirmations. There’s nothing she wants more than others to experience that level of care and comfort from a massage for their own wellness.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I love being able to treat myself before and after a massage or wellness ritual. In the morning I meditate, do a bit of yoga, go for a walk to clear my headspace, then have a nutritional meal. I make sure to dress comfortably and easily for a massage. Afterwards, I make sure to drink lots of water, a hearty meal, and stay active from a relaxing day!

Rafael

Pronouns – They/Them/Theirs

SPA COORDINATOR & Social Media Coordinator

Rafael has been working in the wellness world for a decade with a special emphasis on athletics. They are enthusiastic about wellness for the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. They have experienced athletic injuries and body massage has had an amazing impact on their healing journey. They regularly practice mindful stretching and believe in the holistic healing that massage brings to people.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

A good massage routine includes feeding every aspect of yourself. I like to drink a lot of infused water and practice mindful stretching before and after a massage. I always eat a healthy filling meal afterward.

Elaine

Pronouns-She/Her

Spa Coordinator

Elaine’s interest in massage began while providing customer service for a luxury salon and spa chain in the PNW in the early 2000s. Over the years, massage became a sanctuary from her daily career and life stresses. After a car accident in 2015, massage became a huge part of her wellness routine. Recovering physically and mentally without the use of prescription medication was pivotal for her, and she knew she needed to help people learn about this kind of healing. Over the last three years, she’s begun combining therapeutic and myofascial massage with reiki and breathwork, where she’s seen huge mental and physical changes. Elaine is currently enrolled in massage school and will be an LMT by 2023.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I start planning for my session by clearing my schedule for the whole day. I go in for an infrared sauna session, where I meditate to clear my headspace. I also make sure to drink plenty of water before my massage. I like a 90-minute massage so that my whole body has a chance to relax and heal. Shortly after my massage, I make sure to stretch to keep my muscles loose. I also use breathwork and a heating pad for deeper relaxation that I can carry with me for the rest of the day.

Alison

Pronouns– She/Her

Gender– Female

Insurance Coordinator & Onboarding Specialist

    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.  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.

    My Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I like massage appointments in the middle of the afternoon so I can have a long, relaxing evening afterward. I start with a long hot shower at home and have a glass of water before I head out. My massage therapist and I have spent years building a relationship, so we can discuss my needs easily, and I feel comfortable right away. While my therapist is beginning my massage, I enter a meditative state through triangle breathing where I breathe in for a count of three, hold for three, and breathe out for three. After we say our goodbyes, I make my way toward a delicious healthy dinner and then take my time with the rest of the evening.

    Angela

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    FRONT DESK MANAGER

    Angela has worked in luxury spas for the past ten years with a focus on exceptional customer service. She truly enjoys helping clients find what suits their personal needs. The joy that massage brings to people’s lives is wonderful, and being able to assist in any way makes her excited to come to work every day. Angela works hard to build a strong spa front desk team and encourages others to strive for success and betterment of themselves. She’s genuinely excited to support, teach, and help the team grow together. 

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I start my journey before my massage by dressing in comfortable attire and finding a relaxing head space. I like to hop into the infrared sauna for about 15 minutes before a 90 minute deep tissue massage. After enjoying some water on my way home, I like to just relax for the rest of my day. 

    Elle

    Pronouns – She/her

    LMT Manager

    Elle first discovered a passion for massage when she received treatment after a collision. She was amazed by how much her pain instantly decreased and immediately knew massage would be an integral part of her future. She went on to become an LMT in 2007 and opened her own medical massage office in 2010. As much as Elle loved massage and helping others find freedom in their bodies, she discovered new passions in customer satisfaction and business management. Though she closed her business in 2020, she continues to follow her passions. She wholeheartedly believes massage is an integral part of wellness and envisions a world where everyone has access to a massage therapist that is perfect for them.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I prefer to spend an entire day in self-care every week. I allow myself a morning and afternoon of slow movement without time limits, quality and delicious foods, lots of hydrating fluids and time to stretch and meditate. Heat is one of my favorite relaxing agents and a hot towel or time in the sauna helps me get the last of my week’s stress out in preparation for massage. Then in the evening, I enjoy a 90-minute to 120-minute massage, so I can really get wrung out. Afterwards, an epsom salt bath with herbs like lavender and eucalyptus and a cup of tea end the evening perfectly.

    Jenny

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – medium

    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.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I put on comfortable clothing that I can wear home afterward. Then I drink LMNT to stay hydrated. I like to start with a Relaxation Sauna session, followed by a 90-Minute massage. When I get home, I do low back and hip stretches and use Arnica CBD in problem areas.

    Jenny is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy relaxation massage with light to medium pressure. She is very friendly, outgoing, and warm. Jenny works well with all ages and offers all services at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Personal Injury/Car Accidents
    Labor and Industries

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Prenatal
    Gua Sha
    Cupping

    Doug

    Pronouns – He/Him
    Gender – Male

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    medium light – firm

    Doug has been a licensed massage therapist since 2018. His passion is helping people heal and decrease stress. He recognizes that every healing journey is unique and customizes every client’s experience to fit their needs. Doug has a strong background in injury treatment and can adjust his pressure lighter or deeper to suit the client’s preference. He practices perceptively, using various 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 bodies. Doug’s ideal client is someone looking to decrease pain or stress, heal from chronic injury or maintain health and wellness.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I like to start in the sauna. I let the quietness slow my thoughts down so that I can focus on where my body needs attention. As I sit in the heat, my muscles relax and I tune into my senses. After the sauna, I calmly transition to a long massage. I like 90 min if I have multiple areas that need attention and 120 min for a true full body experience. I like the pace slow so the pressure sinks in deep. I like strokes that combine pressure with movement so the whole chain of muscles can release tension. At the end of my visit, my body is totally relaxed but feels like it has been worked over. A cup of cold water tastes so good. Then I go for a walk to stay loose and transition back to the world outside.

    Doug is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy a relaxing therapeutic massage or an active therapeutic massage with medium to firm pressure. Doug is very calm, healing, and courteous. Doug works will all ages and offers all services at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Personal Injury/Car Accidents
    Labor and Industries

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Prenatal
    Gua Sha
    Cupping
    Myofascial Release
    Passive and active stretching
    Sports

    Kelsey

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    medium light – firm

    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.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I choose to get two services a month for my overall physical and mental wellness. I like to ensure that I have no plans or expectations afterwards so that I may take full advantage of the feeling of full body relaxation and relief. As a therapist I know that a 90 minute service will ensure that my areas of focus such as tension in my shoulders or pain in my low back will receive proper attention but also leaves time for feet, hands, and scalp massage, which are my favorite. I prefer no talking during my service. Turning my brain off and letting my body relax is a challenge for me, so soothing music without the expectation of conversation is helpful. I also rely heavily on the benefits of the infrared sauna for recovery as well, using it once to twice a week.

    Kelsey is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy therapeutic massage with medium-light to deep pressure. She is very grounding, welcoming, and hospitable. Kelsey works well with all ages, body types, and genders and offers all services at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting  

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Prenatal
    Gua Sha
    Cupping

    Marissa

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – firm

    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.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I like to come in on my day off, early in the morning. I bring a water bottle to maintain good hydration before and after service. I show up a bit early and get a nice warm neck wrap to help loosen up. My favorite service is a 60 min massage focusing on just the upper body and feet with medium pressure. After my service, I go home, take a long hot bath with CBD Epsom salts and relax the rest of the day.

    Marissa is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy therapeutic relaxation massage with light to firm pressure. She is very calming, welcoming, and relaxed. Marissa works well with all ages and genders and offers all services at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Personal Injury/Car Accidents

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Injury Treatment
    Prenatal
    Gua Sha
    Cupping
    Myofascial Release
    Craniosacral
    Pin & Stretch
    Passive and Active Stretching
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    Elena

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    medium-light to medium firm

    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. 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. 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.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    After an intense working week, I love to have a 45-minute infrared sauna session followed by a 90-minute massage. I start to prepare for the session a day before by relaxing, reading, and listening to music. Three hours before the session, I have a light vegetarian meal, being careful not to be overloaded by food. I prefer a medium temperature sauna, about 113-115 degrees Fahrenheit. At the beginning of the sauna session, I wipe my body with a hot, wet towel and drink a glass of hot tea to speed up the sweating process. I spend no more than 30 minutes in the sauna cabin, lying on a bench with my eyes closed; I relax and meditate; I breathe slowly and deeply and do a few slow movements and stretches for my arms, neck, and shoulders. After the sauna my body’s response to the therapeutic touch is quick and effective. I feel great with my renewed body.

    Elena is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy therapeutic or relaxation massage with medium-light to medium-firm pressure. Elena works with all ages and offers all services at Ballaura except prenatal massage in the 1st trimester. She is very devoted, knowledgeable, and friendly.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Personal Injury/Car Accidents

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Prenatal
    Guasha
    Cupping

    Jutta

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    medium light – firm

    Jutta compassionately collaborates with clients to help them achieve their goals for health and well-being. She specializes in pain relief after injury, surgery, or overuse while increasing strength, flexibility, and mobility. As a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, she solicits active engagement from her clients to maximize the healing process, using deep breathing and active stretching techniques. Her motto is “Health is Wealth” and her goal is to get clients to an optimal place in their overall health and well-being.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I like a 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage with focus on my sore areas or, even better, a 120-min for thorough relief and total relaxation. After my massage, I like to go on a slow walk in nature and then a long nap to fully restore.

    Jutta is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy therapeutic massage with medium-light to firm pressure. She is very friendly, personable, and hospitable. Jutta works with all ages and offers all services at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Personal Injury/Car Accidents

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Gua Sha and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
    Aromatherapy and Cannabidiol (CBD)
    Myofascial Release
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Cupping (static and dynamic)
    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
    Hypnotherapy (BodyMindBridge Practitioner)
    Sports Massage
    Pregnancy Massage
    Oncology Massage (Trained not certified)
    Medical Massage
    Scar Treatment
    Rolfing Techniques (Trained not certified)

    Josie

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – firm

    Josie has been super interested in massage since she was just 11-years-old. She’s especially motivated to help relieve the pain that people hold in their bodies. She understands the connection between the mind and the body, and she loves to bring that awareness to her clients. She uses her strong intuitive skills in providing a truly personalized massage to each one of her clients.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I know how hard it is to make time to relax, so it’s important to me to regularly schedule it in my calendar. That way it’s automatic and I don’t have to think about it. I like having a massage each month, knowing I can always schedule another one if I need to. Before my session, I like to sit quietly in the infrared sauna to loosen my muscles. I know as a massage therapist that this makes a huge difference in how effective my massage is! Afterward, I’ll go for a short walk to further improve my mobility. Then I eagerly await my next monthly session.

    Josie is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy relaxation and therapeutic massage with light to firm pressure. She is very friendly, outgoing, and warm. Josie works with adults only and offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal massage at Ballaura.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Prenatal

    Samara

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    medium – light

    Samara loves being able to help her clients recover from pain and have an overall relaxing experience. She understands the therapeutic benefits of massage and hopes to share her knowledge with her clients. Samara is always looking for new techniques to learn and grow so that she’s offering the best possible experience. Samara loves the healing power that massage can bring to people of all ages.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    Before my massage, I like to use a hot towel to warm up my muscles. I love to get a 60-90 minute massage that focuses on my problem areas, working out all the kinks and knots. Cupping and gua sha are two of my personal favorites to have done during my massage. After my massage, I make sure to drink plenty of water and soak up the sunshine.

    Samara is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy a therapeutic massage with medium-light to firm pressure. Samara is kind, quiet, and friendly. Samara works well with all ages and offers Swedish massage.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Gua Sha
    Swedish
    Injury treatment

    Melissa

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – medium light

    Melissa loves helping clients find relief from stress, anxiety, and pain through massage. She’s an enthusiastic advocate for the tremendous benefits that massage can bring to overall health and wellbeing. As an avid runner and active person, she believes massage not only helps with relaxation but also provides relief from chronic pain and sore muscles associated with exercise. She specializes in Swedish massage, relaxation, and active/passive stretching techniques. She loves to incorporate hot towels and aromatherapy to increase relaxation and engage the parasympathetic nervous system.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I typically go for a run before my massage session, so my muscles are already warmed up and I’m ready to be relaxed. I enjoy a 60 to 90 minute relaxation massage with a focus on my sore muscles and tender spots. I drink a liquid IV, a hydration supplement, afterward to make sure I stay super hydrated and can get rid of toxins more effectively. I spend the remainder of the day doing other relaxing activities like going to the beach, going for a drive while listening to relaxing music, or reading a good book.

    Melissa is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy relaxation massage with light to medium light pressure. She is naturally friendly, welcoming and calming. Works well with all ages and offers Swedish and Relaxation massage.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Gua Sha
    Pin & Stretch
    Passive and Active Stretching

    Hailey

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – medium firm

    Hailey is passionate, empathic, and all about helping you tap into your own healing abilities. She finds it important to be present with you and be a conduit for your own healing. She’s a true partner. She is fascinated by how the mind and body work and loves to learn new things. She likes to hold space for you so you can forget about the outside world and feel safe enough to turn your focus inward. She likes to use myofascial release techniques, Swedish, gua sua, cupping, dry skin brushing, and hot towels to customize the massage.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I like to put aside a full day of rest and relaxation to allow for maximum healing. A sauna session followed by a 90 or 60 minute full body massage is so wonderful. I like to focus on lots of deep breathing during my massage. This helps me to release any pent up tension I hold in my muscles. I also like cupping and gua sua to melt my fascia, and magnesium oil on my problem areas. Lots of water and a delicious nourishing meal afterward makes me feel so good!

    Hailey is a good fit if you…

    like a therapeutic relaxation massage with attentiveness to detail, little to no talking, quality of touch, and a calming, welcoming presence. You might have targeted areas that need extra attention, or you just want to relax and soothe your stress.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Gua sua
    Cupping
    Myofascial Release
    Aromatherapy
    Hypnotherapy (Bodymind Bridge Practitioner)
    Injury Treatment

    Jennifer

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – firm

    Jennifer is a recent transplant from Temple, Texas, where she managed a high-end spa and won numerous awards and recognition for her talents, not to mention an abundance of repeat clients! She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger-Point, Prenatal, and Sport Massages. She is ecstatic to bring her energy and knowledge for a personalized relaxing massage that fits your therapeutic needs. Jennifer’s compassion allows her to adjust her massage pressure from light to firm. At Ballaura, she brings that southern charm to her clients in the Pacific Northwest.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I believe that taking care of your mental health is an essential need in everyone’s life. Being a Disabled Veteran, I have injuries that plague me from time to time and definitely need attention before I experience any flare ups. I like a 90-minute massage at least every two weeks, followed by a sauna session. I return home to enjoy an Epsom salt bath with bubbles while listening to nice relaxing music. Then I top it off with my favorite foods and a cool drink. Finally, right before bed, I’ll have a hot cup of tea while listening to my Calm app or falling asleep to a movie.

    Jennifer is a good fit if you…

    Enjoy therapeutic massages with light to firm pressure. Jennifer is charming and delightful to talk to and one who listens in helping you meet your specific needs during every session. She works with all ages.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Trigger Point
    Prenatal
    Cupping
    Sports
    Passive and Active Stretching
    Lymphatic

    Abigail

    Pronouns – She/Her
    Gender – Female

    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

    Pressure Gauge

    light – medium firm

    Abigail became interested in massage therapy after seeing the positive impact it had on her grandmother while in hospice care. After each session, she saw her grandmother was calm, relaxed, and far more comfortable than before her massage. Abigail realized that people in all different types of situations can benefit from the healing principles of massage, which is now one of her core beliefs. It fits nicely with her main goal in life, which has always been to help others and make people feel good.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I start my day with plenty of water, then I like to sit in a relaxation session in the sauna to warm up my muscles and get in the “zone.” After the sauna, I love a 60 or 90 minute medium-pressure massage with minimal talking to work my sore and fatigued muscles. After the session, I make sure to drink plenty of water and try to spend some time in nature to ground myself in preparation to get back to daily life.

    Abigail is a good fit if you…

    Are looking for a therapist that can help you relax while focusing on areas that need a little extra attention. She is open to working with people of all backgrounds. She is kind and welcoming and understands that sometimes the best way to relax is to stay quiet.

    INSURANCES CURRENTLY ACCEPTED

    Not Accepting

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MODALITIES

    Swedish
    Deep Tissue
    Myofascial Release (MFR)
    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
    Pin & Stretch

    Nicole Chryst

    Pronouns-She/Her

    Founder & CEO

    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.

    Favorite Ballaura Ritual

    I love to get a 45-minute relaxation or cardio sauna session before my massage. I start my sauna with LMNT salts and 20oz of water. I do a short meditation and bring a journal to write in for the last 20-minutes. Following my sauna session, I get a 90-minute full-body massage. I request the table heat be turned all the way up and that I prefer not to be talked to during my session except for treatment-related questions. I always get gua sha, cupping, and hot towels. I make sure to bring a snack afterward. I get ravenous since the sauna can burn up to 600 calories in one session.

     

    At Ballaura Wellness Spa, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. That means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.