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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"


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


Justin Moeller

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage. NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty/Focus: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, & Stretching. My goal is to help you achieve pain free movement, so you can enjoy doing the things you love.

Personal: I am a husband and father of two wild boys. I like gardening, drawing, cooking, and hiking. Working to lower my impact on the natural world. Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

Favorite Quote: "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Laozi


Jen Kosharek

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage. Yoga teacher certificate. Reiki 1&2 practitioner.

Specialty/Focus: I love to provide relaxing treatment work. I believe in working in a way that allows your nervous system to relax and accept treatment with slow, intentional, specific work. I love to use myofascial release, trigger point therapy, swedish, pin and stretch, cupping, gua sha, and heat therapy.

Personal: I love being outside, swimming, hiking, taking care of my chickens, ducks, and dogs. I’m also learning how to sew, grow flowers, and lift weights!

Favorite Quote: "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates



Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Ashmead College, graduated 2006

Specialty/Focus: REGNANCY MASSAGE, MEDICAL MASSAGE, LOMI LOMI, ENERGY HEALING. I especially enjoy hip/neck work. My goal is to be adaptable to each client's individual needs.

Personal: On sunny days I spend a lot of time in the garden or hiking. On rainy days I enjoy knitting, crocheting, and testing out new recipes.

Favorite Quote: "You deserve more love, not less." - Matt Kahn


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


Ashley Anderson

Front Office Receptionist

Education: Graduated from Reno High School

Specialty/Focus: My goal is to provide exceptional customer service and to make a positive impact wherever I can!

Personal: I love hiking, backpacking, traveling, cooking, baking, trying new foods, and just having fun with my amazing husband and daughter!

Favorite Quote: The greatest promise of all time! "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16


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.


Deirdre Wiley

Front Office Receptionist

Education: Diploma of Biblical Studies - Calvary Chapel Bible College.

Specialty/Focus: Aiding clients in a cheerful efficient manner.

Personal: I love traveling and exploring new areas and cultures. I also greatly enjoy Brazilian jiujitsu and perusing Trader Joe’s snack selections with my husband.

Favorite Quote: "but I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." - Acts 20:2


Tiffany Browning

Front Office Receptionist

Education: Currently attending SNHU for my BA in Business Management/Administration.

Specialty/Focus: I joined Medical Massage and Acupuncture 2023 as a receptionist. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to join such an amazing team here at MMA. I strive to give great customer service and bring a positive and relaxing atmosphere to our patients.

Personal: I love the outdoors, going on adventures and creating lasting memories with my husband and our two children. I enjoy reading and spending lots of time with family. I am an animal lover and like to bring a positive light to the world.

Favorite Quote: "HOPE is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson


Lena Samson

Front Office Receptionist

Education: CNA Simmon's & Holiday, Graduated from Rochester High School.

Specialty/Focus: Positive impact on others and excellent customer service.

Personal: I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and taking adventures.

Favorite Quote: "Accept yourself, Love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. Everyday is a chance to be better." -