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!
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.
Daniel graduated from Bellevue Massage School in 2007 and Bastyr University’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program in 2009. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Tui Na massage, incorporating elements of Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release to provide a complete pain and stress relief experience. Daniel says “I am happiest when I can bring all my skills together to help my clients heal”. He believes the highest compliment he can hear from any client is “I feel better.”
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.
Ed graduated from the Brenneke School of Massage in August 2005. He has been interested in massage since his school days as a competitive swimmer, and he avidly supports clients in their efforts to achieve better health. Ed is a continuing education enthusiast, and has studied many types of massage including Lymphatic, Geriatric, Orthopedic and Sports massage. From these sources, he crafts a deeply soothing, personalized session that can range from full-body relaxation to interactive, structure-specific treatment and rehabilitation. For Ed, walking, yoga and music form part of a healthy lifestyle that includes both giving and receiving massage.
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.
When Esther graduated from Heritage College’s massage school in 2003, she never imagined how this line of work would profoundly affect her life. Learning massage has fed her need to nurture others and planted seeds of mindful living into her own life. Esther personally experienced the benefits of massage while recovering from injuries due to martial arts, snowboarding, hiking and car accidents. She is trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, and Cupping. Esther considers herself a partner in achieving wellness and whatever walk of life a client comes from, she is always able to customize their visit to meet or exceed their needs.
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.”
Kristan graduated from Bellevue Massage School in 2012. She believes we live in a high stress world, and massage is a great way to allow your body to calm down and function at its most optimum level. Kristan also spent 13 years working for a whitewater rafting company, and saw the benefit of massage and acupuncture first hand. Kristan incorporates different techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release and Cupping to help a patient achieve their goals, whether that be pain relief, relaxation, or other issues.
Kristan first experienced acupuncture 20 years ago, to treat severe tendonitis caused by rock climbing. After three treatments, her pain was gone, and Kristan became interested in Eastern medicine. She eventually moved to the Northwest and completed Bastyr University’s Acupuncture program in 2011, and a 2 year Chinese herbal certificate program in 2013. She also studied herbs and acupuncture as part of an externship in Chengdu, China. She treats such conditions as anxiety, woman’s issues, pain, and many others.
Kristan has also worked with low income and elderly populations and is certified with the National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and completed National Acupuncture Detoxification Association training. Additionally, she also works part time as a supervisor at the Bastyr University Chinese Herbal Dispensary.
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!
Lisa Hart, LMP graduated from Seattle Massage School in 1993. She chose massage after her interest was kindled by her yoga teacher. Lisa feels her job is to listen to the client and their body, allowing space for healing. She blends modalities from East and West; including: Deep Tissue, relaxation techniques, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Qi Gong (Chinese energy work), TuiNa (trigger point/acupressure), breath work, aromatherapy and movement. Her focus is treatment-oriented healing touch. She enjoys decreasing pain and empowering people to live healthier lives with more presence in and appreciation of their bodies.
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.
Magda fell in love with massage while living and teaching English in Thailand and receiving many massages. Upon her return to Seattle, Magda studied massage and graduated from Brenneke/Cortiva School of Massage in 2008, and has been practicing ever since. Her modalities include Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, and Myofascial and her goal is to create a custom session for each client while combining these techniques to create a Holistic approach. Magda also uses Craniosacral at the end of the massage for an integrated completion. THE GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in new things; A GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in moments.
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.
After completing college, Samantha went on to the Cortiva Institute of Massage and graduated in 2015. She was introduced to the healing effects of massage after a running injury and was immediately drawn to the ethos of healthy body and mind. She enjoys connecting with individuals over their goals and customizing each session to help meet those ends, doing so with the use of Swedish, myofascial, neuromuscular, and structural massage. In her free time Samantha enjoys yoga, hiking, snowboarding, baking, and maintaining fluency in Spanish.
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.
The foundation of Willow’s massage career can be traced back to 2001 when she trained in therapeutic touch and energetic listening. Wishing to expand her skills and better facilitate ease for her clients, she went on to graduate from Brenneke School of Massage in 2005. Since then, her massage style has developed into an integrated application of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Positional Release, all of which translate into a deeply gentle, therapeutically effective, and overall relaxing experience.