Meet Our Redmond Massage Therapists
Dreamclinic’s massage therapists are carefully chosen for their superior massage skill and client focus. Our therapists embody the professionalism and customer satisfaction standards that set Dreamclinic apart.
Akilah recently graduated from Spectrum Center School of Massage in June of 2019. She specializes in therapeutic, chronic pain and deep tissue work. She is able to do Manual Lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, scar tissue massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, chair massage, trigger therapy, and myofascial release.
Areas of specialty range from neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back and glutes. She gives calming massages and has knowledge of multiple modalities.
Things she learned in school were full body Swedish massage, deep tissue, hydrotherapy, MLD, polarity therapy, craniosacral therapy, foot reflexology, shiatsu massage, sports, treatment work and pregnancy massage.
Before beginning the session Akilah will ask a few questions, about the location of the problem, the cause and what normally relieves it. She will then palpate or touch the area as well as ask if there’s any areas you want her to avoid. The massage will then begin and she will talk you through it. The room is a safe space. If you need more pressure or less pressure just speak to her and she’ll be happy to oblige. At the end of the section feel free to ask her about stretches or exercises.
She hopes to see you soon in the massage room!
“When asked what is it that I do, it is no longer about the styles of massage I practice but in the ways that I take care of my clients. I have such a wide array of unique tools to meet people both in their needs and where they are at. It is my job to treat in any appropriate fashion, whether it is a gentle and nourishing flow to melt away the stress of the week, deeply focused, intentional, therapeutic work to help someone in their physical distress, or being present and holding space when doing energy work so that they are touched at the deepest level.” -Connor Kirchhof
Connor is a graduate of the International Professional School of Bodywork’s Holistic Health Practitioner certification in 2014, a 1000-hour program where he was exposed to a wide variety of healing modalities and unique instructors. While he was there, he gravitated towards the eastern styles of bodywork, being especially drawn to Tui na, Setai Shiatsu, and Jin Shin. This is the department where he also was a teacher’s assistant and for a moment, a primary instructor. Even with this deep love for these types of body work, he knew it was important to combine the western modalities and physiology to be better balanced, effecting greater change.
To this end he went on to study at Bastyr University, where in 2020 he received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science. Here he deepened his knowledge of the physical body through science and gained more expertise in helping clients outside the massage room. He views it as part of his profession to not only treat but to also give tools to empower people in their own healing and growth.
Connor’s experience with clients is truly diverse, he has worked on military bases, chiropractor offices, spas, healing clinics, and sporting events. His volunteer work has also exposed him to many who may normally not be able to receive bodywork, from women shelters, under-served communities and in Mexico where he worked with deported veterans and Haitian refugees. This allows him to better understand and be more empathetic with anyone who is on his table.
He is fascinated with the human body, especially in the ways that it moves, plays, and learns. He is constantly studying and practicing different styles of exercise, healing practices, and forms of self-expression which he can pass on to his clients. A morning might consist of meditation and tai chi, later in the day hiking or parkour, and at night free form dance. He believes in becoming acquainted with every art to deepen his practice and expose others to a wide world of healing and thriving.
Kindra is honored to assist clients in cultivating wellness. A graduate of the Northwest School of Massage, her journey was sparked by fascination for the body and mind.
Kindra’s style is intuitive and compassionate, utilizing deep tissue techniques, Swedish strokes, vestibular holds, craniosacral and trigger point therapy. The intention is to release holding patterns that may be stifling the body. She believes in the resilient warrior that resides in all of us.
Lara is a graduate of the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts. She was inspired to enter the world of massage by her mother, after witnessing and experiencing profound recoveries following her mother’s treatments. She values a holistic approach to health and is fascinated by our resilience and potential to heal and change.
Lara’s style is a blend of relaxation and focused treatment work. Her specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Cupping. She approaches clients and their needs with empathy, compassion, and curiosity, and is grateful for the opportunity to facilitate them in their healing journey, whether they are looking to improve or maintain general wellness or focus on a more specific treatment goal.
Pamela Meyers has been practicing massage for 27 years. She is passionate about massage and the benefits clients can achieve through massage. She provides a deeply relaxing massage with slow work in specific areas to relieve your aches and pains, leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated, able to work and play with greater ease. She conducts a brief yet thorough assessment to tailor a massage to give you the best results. Her background in architecture enables her to see bodily structural issues from a scientific standpoint. She then adds her knowledge of anatomy and her intuition to craft a holistic massage. Pamela loves to learn new methods from other practitioners and instructors, as well as from the many challenges her clients present. She is always exploring new techniques to optimize and personalize your massage experience.
Marianne graduated from Bellevue Massage School in 2011. She has a strong interest in incorporating many types of massage into her sessions. She has a passion for facilitating healing change in all of her clients. Low back issues are her bread and butter. Although you may find various modalities such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Swedish during a typical session with Marianne, she loves facilitating the healing attributes of Hot Stone massage. Marianne has seen a lot of success with her clients with the techniques she uses and is looking forward to partnering with you. In her spare time she has taken up nature photography and always enjoys learning from and connecting with nature.
Thomas Divis is a graduate of Bellevue Massage School. Thomas’ style blends flowing petrissage with deep pressure and joint movements in order to provide a relaxing, satisfying and therapeutic massage. Thomas believes massage can be a keystone to stimulate healing and to optimize health. Beyond the direct effect to the musculoskeletal system, therapeutic massage helps balance our autonomic nervous system. This balancing brings a cascade of beneficial effects upon other systems: circulatory, digestive, lymphatic, endocrine. Massage can free range of motion and alleviate discomfort as well, allowing other paths to healing such as stretch and strengthening to also feel comfortable, holistic and restorative.
Sierra attended Arlington school of massage, and her style is to take it low and slow. Her pressure rating is at a 3 out of 5, but will do more if requested for only the gluts/hips, and upper legs. She takes a more therapeutic approach to massage in that, rather than bulldoze her way through the muscles and tissues. “I simply sit and wait for the tissues to let me in, and guide them into doing what they naturally want to do. My goal isn’t to make you hurt by the end of the session but to reach a state of relief and relaxation. All so the body can really start to heal itself.”
Suzanne Pardee is a graduate from Ananda Massage Training and Ashland Institute of Massage in 2011. She combines a variety of techniques from the Swedish, Ayurvedic, Trager, Kiatsu, and Medical Massage modalities to create an experience that is both therapeutic and relaxing. In addition to being a massage therapist, Suzanne is also a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She endeavors to promote healing on both the physical and energetic levels. Her gentle touch is particularly appreciated by injured, pre-natal, and geriatric patients.