Meet Our University District 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!
Ashley went to massage school in Missoula, MT at the Montana School of Massage earning a certificate in massage therapy 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.
Brenna graduated from DiscoveryPoint School of Massage and integrates techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Intraoral, Neuromuscular and Neurofascial massage. Her sessions are grounded, thoughtful, and intentional, allowing for a deeply relaxing and therapeutic client-centered experience. She was drawn to massage through her own healing process and loves exploring the intersections of mental health, energy, and bodywork. She is currently training to be a Body-Psychotherapy (somatic, trauma-informed) practitioner at the Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy.
Edward graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage in 2017 and specialized in specific deep tissue work as well as myofascial release and Swedish massage, incorporating stretches and positional release to better alleviating tension and stress through slow and meticulous strokes. Edward believes that with enough effort and time anyone can increase their quality of life and whether that is from a small change in lifestyle or getting a massage to relieve ill sensations he will do whatever is in his power to help you achieve that goal. On Edward’s off day he enjoys reading stimulating literature, going on long walks with his dog or going to the gym to lift weights to better his own quality of living.
Biologists say the way to “heal” an ecosystem is to connect it to more of itself. This is a good description of what massage can do. This connection is the gift of receiving a massage. A window of time to connect with yourself, bringing awareness, circulation, and energy to tight and sore muscles and joints that you may not have noticed before.
Marjanii is a veteran practitioner who has been in practice for twenty seven years. She is currently Licensed in NY and WA and Nationally Board Certified. After graduating from massage school she opened her own home based private practice and became a faculty member at The Center For Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy where she was the Assistant Polarity Instructor and taught classes for Red Pines Continuing Education Program. She has been a Level III Reiki Master / Teacher for twenty two years and has training in Shamanic techniques for healing. Marjanii is specialized in various styles of massage including Swedish, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, Hawaiian Lomi Limo, Reiki & Polarity Therapy, hot stones, and prenatal massage. She is also passionate about teaching private classes on Reiki, Infant & Newborn Massage, meditation, and easy gentle yoga.
Valentina has graduated from Denver Integrative Massage School, where she studied both Western and Thai massage. In her sessions she blends the best of East and West into a unique treatment that supports the client’s health and wellness goals. With a wide variety of tools in her toolbelt – Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, myofascial release, cupping and stretching – she provides sessions that are both therapeutic and deeply nurturing.
Valentina is also an Ayurvedic practitioner and a yoga teacher, which gives her a unique perspective on an individual as a whole. She’ll be happy to recommend yoga stretches and myofascial release techniques to augment the effects of your session.
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.