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Owner | Licensed Acupuncturist | Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Undergraduate work at the University of Washington & the Evergreen State College on full academic scholarship. I attended Ashmead College in 1999 to obtain my massage credential; Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in Mount Vernon to obtain my acupuncture credential.

Specialty/Focus:CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, TOYOHARI (a style of Japanese acupuncture), TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM), MOXIBUSTION. For more information about Toyohari please visit

Personal: I enjoy yoga , meditation and spending time with my 2 young children and husband.

Favorite Quote: "If you build it, they will come!" - Field of Dreams


Morgan Tougas

Licensed Acupuncturist

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

Education: Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, graduating in 2003.


Personal: I was born and raised in Olympia. I am an avid vegetable gardener, and I enjoy outdoor activities like sailing, kayaking, camping, and hiking.

Favorite Quote: "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have."


Michelle Ubell

Licensed Acupuncturist

Education: Clark College

Specialty/Focus: Headaches, Neck Pain, Pain of any kind

Personal: I love the outdoors and being in nature. I consider it a privilege to help people feel better.

Favorite Quote: "The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions." Thich Nhat Hanh


Alona Polecastro

Licensed Acupuncturist

Education:Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Masters in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine 2000. Apositiva Hypnosis, Certified Hypnotherapy & Neurolinguistic Training 2006

Specialty/Focus: Weight release, Fibromyalgia, Dry needling, Nutrition, Auto Injury, Pediatrics, Reflexology and Shiatsu Massage especially with autistic children

Personal: I love learning new things. I love the outdoors which includes camping, hiking, and bird watching. I’m an avid photographer. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and finding new ways to incorporate medicinal herbs into recipes. I love to travel to new places and meet new people.

Favorite Quote: "Your body hears everything your mind says. () Naomi Judd


Jonathan Chang

Licensed Acupuncturist

Languages Spoken: Chinese & English

Education: Graduate of Bastyr University with a BS degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Specialty/Focus: Balance Techniques, War against pain, Educate patient on the importance of nutrition and our health.

Personal: Retired from the Army with rank of Lieutenant Colonel, served as Anesthesiologist for 15 years. Went into Acupuncture at Bastyr University, graduated in 1977.

Favorite Quote: "No Talk No Mistake"- Ancient Chinese Secret


Kim Balsemer

Licensed Massage Therapist Manager

Education: Massage Connections School of Natural Healing, 2009. Some college courses including Anatomy & Physiology

Specialty/Focus: I specialize in DEEP TISSUE and INJURY TREATMENT. I like doing neck work, low back, legs, and hip body work.

Personal:I enjoy hiking, golfing, snowboarding, Seahawks football, concerts, and being outside. I try to travel as much as possible. You’ll often find me talking about food and sweet treats as I love to cook and bake!"

Favorite Quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller



Celeste Romo

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Clover Park Technical College, licensed since 2003.

Specialty/Focus: MEDICAL MASSAGE, MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUE, SWEDISH, TRIGGER POINT WORK, INJURY TREATMENT, and SPORTS MASSAGE. My focus is on addressing or relieving connective tissue restrictions.

Personal: Seattle Sounders, hiking, travel, belly dance, exotic foods, yoga, physical activity, singing, and cooking. I've never been a homebody. I like anything that gets me out of the house, trying something new, fun, and exciting!

Favorite Quote: "When you exhale, let go of any resistance, tension, or expectation. Simply be present."


Linda Young

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Graduated Ashmead College, School of Massage, 2006. Spa Training Program, Ashmead College. Hot Stone Therapy, and Lomi Lomi Training in Hawaii.


Personal: Energy Healing Stone Therapy. I do chakra cleansing, energy work for balancing, and living a positive outlook as a daily routine.

Favorite Quote: Live in the "now" and ask: "How much better does it get?"" "What else is possible?"


Travis Cothren

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, 2007.

Specialty/Focus: I specialize in DEEP TISSUE and SWEDISH MASSAGE. For each massage I strive to provide the perfect pressure and techniques to meet my client's desired goals.

Personal: I have lived in the Lewis County area most of my life. I decided massage might be a good career path back in high school and I am now very glad I pursued it. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching TV and playing Xbox.

Favorite Quote: "Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared." - Tupac Shakur


Sydney Kunkel

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Cortiva Institute- Seattle 2011.  Associate of Arts degree at Centralia College- 2010.

Specialty/Focus: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pregnancy Massage. I personalize pressure for each individual client depending on the client's needs.

Personal: I grew up playing sports and have continued to be passionate about health and fitness. Some activities I enjoy are skiing, running, tennis, and hiking. I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Quote: "Treat others the way you want to be treated." - Luke 6:31


Heather Justice

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Altierus College, 2017-2018.

Specialty/Focus: I enjoy providing a relaxing, stress-reducing massage for my clients, customizing pressure and areas of focus to the client's specific needs. I enjoy working on upper back and neck with a focus on RELAXATION and INJURY TREATMENT.

Personal: I enjoy camping with family and friends, all things Disney, a great game of badminton, and will challenge anyone to a car karaoke contest any day of the week.

Favorite Quote: "Don't wait, the time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill


Lauren Jarvis

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage

Specialty/Focus: Injury Treatment and Swedish relaxation Massage

Personal: I enjoy different variations of Art. I love the Pacific Northwest.

Favorite Quote: "Your limitation, it's only your imagination." Tony Robbins


Brianne Brumback

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: A New Beginning School of Massage, Killeen, Texas 2011

Specialty/Focus: Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lomi Lomi, Reiki, Prenatal or whatever the patients needs that is within my scope of practice.

Personal: I have 3 daughters and 2 grandbabies with twin grandsons coming this summer. I like to spend my down time just relaxing, playing games, and reading.

Favorite Quote: "Hakuna Matata" - The Lion King


Nadya Tahri

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Ashmead College in 2003

Specialty/Focus: Deep Tissue, Neck, Shoulders and Low Back Pain

Personal: I love spending time with my four kids. I also enjoy spending time in nature and traveling.

Favorite Quote: "The only thing that is worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Helen Keller


Bella Curwood

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, 2022.

Specialty/Focus: Clients have described my pressure as deep to extra deep with an intuitive medical touch. I incorporate myofascial, trigger point release, stretching, and Swedish relaxation to provide a massage tailored to every individual.

Personal: I have been massaging since I was 12 years old when my mother had cancer. Now she calls my hands my "healing hands" and I continue to use my gift to help people in pain. Beyond massage, I love my family, my cat, and going on walks on sunny days.

Favorite Quote: "Movement is life"


Chelcie Blackmun

Holistic Therapeutic Massage

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage. I have a long-standing interest in holistic health and the mind-body connection. I’ve studied herbalism since 2013 and over the years I’ve explored yoga, meditation, Eastern medicine, nutrition, psychology, and trauma awareness and recovery.

Specialty/Focus: Holistic Injury Treatment; Soothing Deep Tissue; Low Back, Hips & Lower Body; Abdominal Massage; Neck & Shoulder Tension; Relaxation Massage for Mental Health; Evening & Weekend Sessions
My primary goal with massage is to help people feel more comfortable and at ease in their bodies -- both physically and emotionally. I aim to deliver soothing holistic treatment massage. Work that encourages the body to heal itself by promoting relaxation, regulation, rest, realignment, rebuilding, and release of tension. I am particularly passionate about the relationship between the nervous, digestive, and muscular systems and emerging science on the connection between muscle movement and mental health. My favorite techniques are myofascial release, stretching, sports massage, and "myofascial Swedish."

Personal: I’m an artist, dancer, herbalist, cat lover, and nerd who geeks out on fantasy series like Game of Thrones, Jane Austen-style period dramas, and pro wrestling. I’m also a lifelong PNW resident. During the inside months, you’ll find me reading, dancing, or working on art projects while binging great TV. During the outside months, I’m hiking, gardening, foraging, and lounging by the river.

Favorite Quote: "to be soft is to be powerful" - rupi kaur


Olivia Ireland

Advanced Soma Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Language: English

Education: Certified Soma® Neuromuscular Structural Integration practitioner since 2012. B.A. English + Creative Writing, Harvard College, 1993. M.A. Jungian + Archetypal Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016.

Specialty/Focus: I specialize in structural integration and integrative touch therapy which gently restores balance to the body and mind. Releasing fascia relieves chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, reconditions the parasympathetic nervous system, improves posture,and helps support healthy movement patterns.

Personal: I'm originally from Buffalo, New York, but I've lived out west (in Seattle, Anchorage, Alaska, and Olympia) for almost thirty years. When I'm not volunteering or working, I make time to enjoy the simple pleasures like food, friends, family--and growing Atlantic Giant pumpkins in my backyard.

Favorite Quote: "The art of life is the most distinguished and rarest of the arts" - Olivia


Amber Mansur

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Port Townsend School of Massage, 2021

Specialty/Focus: Clinical Treatment, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue and relaxing Swedish massage. I also offer cupping and Gua Sha treatments. I tend to work intuitively and allow the body to show me what it needs. I am pursuing more education in the form of Structural Integration.

Personal: I enjoy spending time in nature, camping with my husband and son and playing with our dog. I am an avid crafter (gotta do something on those rainy days!) that likes to make custom greeting cards and party décor. Ask me about horses, dressage, and racing off-road 4WD!

Favorite Quote: "There is always light.
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it." - Amanda Gorman


Bonnie Evans

Certified Reflexologist RF 61247785

Education: Reflexology Certification at A Meridian Reflexology Apprenticeship Program, Tianne Curtiss, Tenino, WA. Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage, Sally Kay, United Kingdom. Treatment of Pain in Fibromyalgia and Autoimmune Diseases, The Kruchik Institute for Specialized Reflexology, Mauricio Kruchik, Israel

Specialty/Focus: Relief of pain and stress, promoting relaxation and better health

Personal: I took the reflexology course for the adventure of learning something I knew nothing about. As a result I found out I have a gift in easing pain and reducing stress. I love to help people and be taught new things. I enjoy listening to books on tape while crocheting, watching singing competitions, trying different foods and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant" - Robert Louis Stevenson


Katie Replogle

Practice Administrator

Education: South Puget Sound Community College & Liberty University

Specialty/Focus: Business Administration/Management

Personal: I enjoy yoga, meditation, spending time with my family and living life to the fullest

Favorite Quote: "Radiate boundless love towards the entire world." -Buddha


Kate Trevino


Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Martin's University

Specialty/Focus: Bookkeeping and Business Management

Personal: I am married and have one child. My family is my everything. We love to spend time outdoors exploring. In my free time I love to read or watch true crime documentaries.

Favorite Quote: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller


Frances Walker


Education: Legal Assistant Program at Centralia College, Medical Office Assistant Program at Lower Columbia Colleg.

Specialty/Focus: I joined Medical Massage and Acupuncture in November 2018, after spending 18 years as a homeschooling mom. I enjoy working with this great team!

Personal: I enjoy taking care of the animals on our 7 acre farm and spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling when I can.

Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Phillippians 4:13


Donna Heitzman

Medical Reception | Front Desk

Education: Attended South Puget Sound Community College, and earned a degree in Medical Assisting. Previously, I attended Green River Community College.

Specialty/Focus: I joined Medical Massage and Acupuncture P.S. in 2014 as a medical receptionist. I strive to treat patients with the same care and respect that I would want given to me. I feel privileged to be a part of this team of dedicated workers who provide a relaxing atmosphere for our patients.

Personal: I recently moved back to my hometown of Chehalis to be closer to my family. I enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife. I love reading, taking walks with my dog, spending time with family and friends and playing volleyball.

Favorite Quote: "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Ashley Otto

Front Office/Reception

Education: AS in Business Management

Specialty/Focus: Providing excellent service to clients and being a light to the world.

Personal: I enjoy spending time with my husband and three sons. We have a little homestead on which we enjoy homeschooling, raising chickens, gardening, and canning our harvests. We also love going to church, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach whenever we can!

Favorite Quote: "For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. " Ephesians 2:8


Julissa Gomez

Front Office Receptionist

Education: High School Diploma Rochester High School

Specialty/Focus: I do my best to focus on quality customer service and connecting with people. I love when I can make someone's day better.

Personal: I love music, animals, and the outdoors. The beach is my happy place. Spending time with family and friends is a must.