Massage Therapist Bios

Massage Therapist Biographies


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Aaron Mendoza, LMT

Aaron has been working to help people since 2009 when he received his certification as a personal trainer and started helping others achieve their health goals. He furthered his knowledge of anatomy by earning a degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University in 2013. About a year after moving to Olympia, he took a level 1 Reiki class and began practicing energy work. In the fall of 2015 he started his journey into massage at Everest in Tacoma. Aaron is skilled at applying Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and TMJ work. He enjoys including energy work and relaxation techniques into his massages, aiding his clients in achieving mental and physical well being.


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Alex Ramsey, L.M.P.

Alex is a skilled practitioner and a warm personality who received training at the Seattle Massage School in 1994. His work draws influence from acupressure and polarity techniques around a foundation of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Other modalities that can be requested include Reflexology, Visceral Manipulation, and Reiki. With a strongly intuitive approach, Alex strives to help others achieve balance in body, mind and spirit.


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Angela Bulaon, L.M.P.

Angela attended massage school in California and moved soon after to Washington. Angela believes massage is a universal language of love and healing. Trusting that we all have the ability to heal, she feels grateful to be a witness to the stress release facilitated by massage. With a gentle and calm touch, she draws from her experience in Swedish Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Pregnancy Massage, and Deep Tissue.


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Beth Hyer, LMP

Beth graduated from Ashmead College in 2000. She started her own business in 2005 named Blossoming Dreams. She has gravitated toward certain aspects of healing and learning through her own experience and growth in life. She works with individuals on all levels to transform the energy of pain, resistance, woundedness, etc., into an awakening to the true brilliance that is being born through them. Beth uses many techniques including Acupressure, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial release, Neuromuscular therapy, along with many forms of sound healing to include tuning forks and singing bowls. Beth also is clear and focused so that she may provide a clear channel of healing for each individual’s needs. You will feel more at home in your body and lighter in your spirit, more connected to your roots after your session.


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Bonnie Witcher, L.M.P.

Bonnie has been an outstanding body worker since 1998 after graduating from Seattle Massage School and is one of the Nation’s first Certified Sports Massage Specialist’s. She has studied Lomilomi Hawaiian massage extensively since 2000.
She allows her intuitive abilities to flow freely with the purest of intention, leaving you feeling whole, calm, relaxed and more aware of yourself and your own personal journey. She incorporates the use of Aromatherapy, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Lomilomi, facilitated sports stretching and many other modalities to help assist her in her sessions to bring you to that inner place of peace within your own being.


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Chuck Farell, L.M.P.

Chuck’s extensive background in the martial arts provided a natural gateway to the healing arts of massage. The ‘hard and soft’ principles that govern the arts blend seamlessly into massage, whether it’s the opposing pressure of PNF techniques in Sports Massage or the yielding and flowing circles in Swedish Massage. Motivated by the desire to heal, Chuck strives to continue to grow by helping others find their center


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Jennifer Van Pelt, L.M.T.

past experience as a National Certified Medical Assistant has provided her with excellent patient/client care while maintaining confidentiality and professionalism. Jennifer worked closely with a practice which has been nationally recognized in the field of optimal aging using supplements, herbs, massage and yoga to maintain a balanced approach to health and well-being. Jennifer’s concentration as a Massage Therapist is primarily in Swedish, Reflexology, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. She is also a Certified Usui Reiki Master. Her passion is about utilizing a client-focused, self-care and multidimensional approach to help facilitate healing for the mind, body and spirit.


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Lori Drayson, L.M.P.

Lori is a renowned holistic therapist and health care professional who recently relocated from New York City. She offers a multitude of massage and body work healing practices, which include crystal healing therapy, sound vibrational healing therapy, Soma Pi, Reiki, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Lori is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, the Crystal Academy of the Healing Arts, and the Swedish Institute.


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Meggan Sutton, L.M.P.

My roots are from New York City where I attended massage school at the Swedish Institute in 2000. My years working with the body have taught me many things. I listen and follow the tissue, dancing in rhythm, allowing for the deepest possible unwinding to occur. My work is a fusion of all that I have learned. My background is in Structural Integration, fascial work, Craniosacral Therapy, lymph drainage, Reconnective Therapy, and Mayan Abdominal work to name a few. Each massage is tailored to you and what you need in that moment. I look forward to connecting.

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Rosann Slagel, L.M.T.

Rosann recently moved to Olympia from Wisconsin. Rosann discovered the body’s amazing ability to heal and the mind’s ability to expand using various techniques and modalities after a health crises led her to alternative medicines. Rosann enjoys working with the fascia using various stretches and unwinding support. Rosann’s goal is to open communication within the body’s various systems to allow for wholeness of being on every level.
Rosann’s initial training was in Somato Respiratory Integeration. She went to Indianhead Technical College in Wisconsin and has recently complete cranial-sacral, Myofascial release training. Rosann has been licensed to practice since 2011.


Ivy Gaiser, LMP

 Ivy has developed intuitive gifts to listen deeply, feel energy, and understand how to move energy in such a way that promotes calmness, clarity, and a sense of deep peace. Combining energy work, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage techniques learned at the Oregon School of Massage, Ivy is able to bring relaxation and relief from the physical and emotional pains we carry with us. You will experience the deep muscle work that releases knots and tight muscles, while drifting into a deep calm, a sense of expansiveness and rejuvenation that we all need to feel to remember who we truly are.

Ivy also provides Shiatsu massage, based in the Chinese system of meridians and acupressure points. This massage is a dance that gets every piece of your body moving both physically and energetically. You will feel relief from joint pains, muscle tension, stress, chronic pain, and general malaise. Done on a regular basis, you will notice improvements in sleep, energy levels, fewer headaches, fewer aches and pains, and just a general sense of overall wellness.

 

Substitute Practitioners:

  • Karin Olsen, L.M.P.

Radiance

Radiance is a locally owned massage studio and retail store in Olympia, WA. We conscientiously select our stock of herbs, personal care products and gifts. We promote recycling, re-use, and buying in bulk when possible and support fair labor practices.