Meet Our Roosevelt 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.
Since graduating from Cortiva in 2014, Alisa has been thrilled to integrate her lifelong movement background into her massage practice. She enjoys geeking out on the amazingness of the human body, exploring it through dance, running, and yoga. Paired with her compassionate nature, massage therapy has become Alisa’s ideal career. Through her movement practices, and their respective injuries, Alisa has cultivated a keen awareness of the body and its healing process, enriching her ability to perceive each client’s unique needs. Alisa delivers superb relaxation, specific treatment, or deep tissue work. No matter what, she is glad to help you feel better!
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Amy is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, certified Chinese herbalist and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She has been practicing massage therapy for almost two decades since graduating from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. While working as a massage therapist, Amy experienced an acupuncture treatment and was amazed at the immediate feeling of balance and full-flowing energy throughout her body. Within months, she began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2010. That same year, Amy’s visit to Beijing to study TCM and Asian bodywork with highly esteemed Chinese practitioners has been one of her most memorable experiences. She has also enjoyed being a faculty member of Pacific College in Chicago and Harrison College in Indianapolis as a teacher and massage clinic supervisor. Amy uses a personalized mixture of acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping and other TCM modalities for the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief. She customizes each patient’s treatment to not only help them heal from signs and symptoms of current illnesses but also to balance their body and mind to prevent ailments before they occur. Amy moved to the Seattle area in 2016 and loves hanging out with her family including their two Old English sheepdogs, Basil and Ziggy.
Annie graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage and has been practicing massage since 2001. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT and Structural Integration. Annie first became interested in Massage after receiving treatment while recovering from a car accident. Annie likes to treat patterns of holding in the body to unwind the stress response. She finds it deeply rewarding to provide relief to areas of the body experiencing pain and to facilitate an experience of deep relaxation for her clients. When not doing Massage, she loves to be in the great outdoors.
Ashley went to massage school in Missoula, MT at the Montana School of Massage in 2003 earning a certificate in massage therapy. She has been a licensed massage therapist in Washington State since 2005, and is also certified by Kate Jordan in pre/post natal massage treatment. Treatment work is Ashley’s favorite modality, she likes to focus on specific tension patterns ranging in severity from acute symptoms to chronic discomfort. Her massage technique blends deep tissue and Swedish utilizing firm pressure and long sweeps following the muscle contour and functional muscle shape. The results will make you feel like you’ve reached another ethereal dimension but physically you have made real progress on your original goal.
Brian was inspired to become a massage therapist after experiencing firsthand the effectiveness of body work in dealing with the aches and pains of being a mountain guide. He attended the Swedish Institute in New York City, graduating in 2006, where he studied both western and eastern massage modalities, including shiatsu and Thai massage, as well as exercise physiology, becoming a NSCA certified personal trainer. After 5 years of practice, his love of shiatsu led to studying acupuncture at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, graduating in 2013. Brian practices Japanese style acupuncture, western therapeutic massage, shiatsu, and Thai massage.
Charles graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in March, 2013. There he learned many modalities including Hawaiian Lomilomi, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), and Shiatsu. Charles is known for effective neck techniques and deep lomi lomi hip work. He combines relaxing deep tissue pressure with activated stretches to best engage and release areas of focus. Charles has worked with A.R.T. Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, personal trainers, and spa therapists, gleaning insight wherever possible. From St. Paul MN, to Seattle, to The Big Island of Hawaii, he’s studied yoga, nutrition, martial arts, vipassana meditation, and Qi-Gung- all of which help him better relate to various clients. His intention is to serve and support his client family by working with them to help create a fluid state of well-being and a balance of body/mind.
Since she was little, Charylie has been massaging aching feet, tired backs, and tight shoulders whenever she had the chance. It means so much to her to bring people relaxation and relief from chronic tension and injuries. She is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Facilitation and other treatment modalities. Charylie’s intention is to continue expanding her knowledge of the body though classes and lifelong training. Integrating relaxation and therapeutic techniques to deliver a balanced and individualized massage is her goal with every client. Forming a cooperative, supportive relationship with clients who want to take an active role in their health and wellness is her ultimate goal. Sharing her knowledge to help others become more aware of how their bodies work is inspiring and fun. Turning people in sleepy puddles of Jell-o is also fun for her.
Chris attributes a great deal of healing in his past to massage. Those positive experiences prompted him to attend California’s Heartwood Institute, where he graduated in 2003. He practices Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Sports massage, and Reflexology. Chris approaches each client with the intention of addressing their individual needs with techniques that best suit their body.
Drew graduated from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in Culver City, CA in 2003 where, in addition to massage therapy, he studied proper body mechanics through the use of tai-chi. He later graduated from Full Circle School of Massage in Edwards, CO in 2005. Drew specializes in Deep Tissue, Sports, circulatory, and Pregnancy massage. He also practices a non-invasive Trigger Point method called Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique. He draws upon his varied work in a Pilates studio, chiropractic office, spa and clinic settings to offer clients a tailor-made experience.
Elizabeth graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage in 2005. She has taken workshops in eight different modalities, including extensive studies in Thai Yoga Massage, and is a member of Thai Healing Alliance International. She also enjoys working with pregnant women especially since becoming a mother herself, and finds the use of muscle energy technique in her Deep Tissue and Thai sessions to be very effective in increasing mobility and relaxation. She specializes in giving a luxurious hot stone massage thanks to her experience at the Spa at Salish Lodge.
Ellen’s hometown is Amsterdam, where she worked in mental health care until she moved to the PNW in 2009. Ellen is passionate and determined to promote, heal, and create a balance in body, soul, and spirit. She became a true believer in emotional bodywork as for any preventive health care. She graduated from Cortiva School of Massage in 2011. She still enjoys regular trainings, workshops, retreats, etc. at the PNW School of Massage, and it is her commitment to the client to address every individual’s therapeutic needs. She incorporates many different techniques and modalities to establish pain reduction and (re)gain the client’s fullest potential.
Erin graduated from Cortiva in 2010, and has been practicing full time since 2013. She uses integrated massage techniques to tailor fit her sessions for her clients, some of which are Swedish, Myofascial, Neurofascisal, Sports, Structural, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point. She was drawn to massage because in 2008 her mother was injured and massage therapy helped significantly with her recovery. Erin found it amazing that you could use touch to heal and improve people’s lives, and the more she learned, the more she fell in love with massage! She finds that working at a clinic gives great balance to her work, not only is her massage clinically effective and therapeutic but deeply relaxing and well rounded.
Haakon graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in 2003 with a desire to help people improve their health and well-being. He has a integrative style of Massage that includes Swedish, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Energy Work, and Deep Tissue including MET, Trigger Point release, and Myofascial release. He calls his style “Reverence Massage Therapy”, which to him means listening closely to clients and using the best Massage techniques and pressure, to suit each individual client. He has developed some of his own unique techniques, and has had great success in treating neck and shoulder pain. “I like my deep tissue work to be effective, without working beyond clients comfort level, and hopefully leaving them relaxed as well as relieved of pain.”
Laura Hills recently relocated to Seattle from New Jersey to join Dreamclinic. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the bodywork field. Laura practices an array of modalities including Swedish massage, pre- and post-natal massage, sports massage, hot stone massage, myofascial release, and aromatherapy.
Laura gravitated toward massage therapy as a career because she wanted to help people feel their best in a stress-free environment. This career began in 2007 when she graduated from the Cortiva Institute. From there, she continued her education, taking classes in NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) and ultimately becoming a chronic pain specialist in 2008. In 2010, Laura discovered the “magic” of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatioEmotional Release. In fact, she possesses such an advanced skillset in these therapies that she became an assistant instructor at the Upledger Institute.
Leah graduated from Renton Technical School of Massage in 2005 and has never regretted it. Massage was something she had always been interested in, and after discovering that engineering was absolutely not for her, she enrolled in massage school. Her love of helping people naturally drew her to treatment work utilizing Swedish and Deep Tissue work, along with other modalities, to really focus on releasing problem areas. She spent five years working at a Chiropractor’s clinic which helped her get a better understanding of the relationship between the spine and muscle tissues. Her goal is to help you leave feeling better than when you came in!
Liz graduated from Denton massage school, and has been practicing full time since in 2014. She specializes in a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. She enjoys providing a therapeutic treatment massage combined with deep relaxation to relieve the chronic tension and stress of your everyday life. Liz first became interested with massage when she saw how much it comforted her grandma as she was passing. She loves getting into the mountains and backpacking and receives massage treatment herself to keep herself fit and focused.
Pine has been practicing massage since 1995. She graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage and has enjoyed offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Craniosacral Therapy ever since. Pine is also a long-time yoga practitioner. She is fascinated by the ability to change one’s body through focused, intentional activity and enjoys assisting people in that process through massage.
Preston graduated from Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts and has been practicing massage since 2013. Since an early age, he has been a purveyor of running, hiking, cycling, music, and circus arts, and has received a myriad of bodywork related to injuries from these activities. While he feels that these experiences ignited his love for massage, they also give him a unique perspective on clients who engage in similar activities. His approach utilizes a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, myofascial release, and therapeutic touch techniques to create a tailored experience for his clients. When not practicing massage, you will likely find Preston running on a trail with his dog, Wooley.
Rebecca graduated from Bellevue Massage School in 2010, turning a long-standing interest in body and energy work into a new career. She believes that massage is an important element in reclaiming and maintaining wellness on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. She tailors each session to meet her clients’ needs and to help them experience and work with the healing wisdom of their own body/mind/spirit. Rebecca offers injury treatment, deep tissue, swedish, manual ligament therapy (MLT), Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. She is also endorsed by the state to provide intraoral massage for TMJ.
Rielle is a nurturer by nature with a healing warm touch that can ease your aches and pains and provide deep relaxation. She is a graduate of the 1000 hour Cortiva massage program and has been practicing since august of 2015. Her main modalities include deep tissue treatment work, relaxation, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, sports massage. Massage enables her to extend two helping hands to those who need healing while combining her lifelong interest in anatomy and physiology.
Stefanie graduated from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in 1992 and from SUNY college at Purchase where she earned a BFA in dance performance. For six years she worked as part of the parent faculty at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, teaching pediatric medical residents about chronic care of medically fragile children in the home, school, and community. She draws on her diverse life experience and her decades of training as a dancer to create a massage experience that matches her clients’ needs, with each unique session she designs. She uses Deep Tissue, Cupping, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Swedish massage as her main treatment modalities.
Tim began to pursue bodywork as an adjunct career to his summer work as a fly fishing guide in the Katmai region of Alaska. After graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2003 he spent 3 months in Thailand studying Thai Massage and experiencing the Buddhist/beach culture. One winter of working in Vail, Colorado at Aria Spa and he realized that pain management, holistic health care and the study of the intricate human body were aspects of therapy he wanted to pursue further. In 2006, he enrolled in the Acupuncture program at Bastyr University in Seattle and graduated in June of 2009. Tim uses Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai massage, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Acupressure and facilitated breathing in most of his massage work.
Tyler’s personal experience with the benefits of massage as an athlete and sufferer of chronic headaches led him to attend Georgia Massage School in 2015. There he received strong foundations in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports and Orthopedics, and Myofascial Release. Tyler integrates classic massage techniques with stretching/functional movement for a massage that relaxes the client and works towards their individual wellness goals. He particularly enjoys helping people suffering from chronic pain or tension headaches, drawing on his own experience and studies on tension relief in the back, shoulders, neck and jaw to provide a comprehensive and relieving treatment
Wayne graduated from Seattle’s Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy in 2010 with 1000 hours of training. He has a specialized and passionate focus in Traditional Thai massage, with additional studies in Myofascial Release, and Cupping Therapy. Wayne also instructs beginning and advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology courses at the Cortiva Institute as well. A self-proclaimed “anatomy geek”, Wayne enjoys finding new ways to teach fascinating information about the body to both students and clients alike. When he’s not massaging or teaching, he enjoys biking through the city, frequenting the wilderness of the PNW, and drinking a fantastically brewed cup of Yerba Mate. He describes his massage as “compassionately effective and intuitively therapeutic.