Audra graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004. Her background includes partnering with wellness centers and witnessing many healing transformations. She believes that finding a deep state of relaxation helps us to tap into our self-healing abilities. Audra enjoys tailoring each session to the individual's needs, whether it be for general relaxation, injury recovery, structural balance or supporting fitness goals. She listens intently and intuitively to the body and uses different modalities as needed, including Swedish, sports, myofascial, movement and stretching techniques. Audra is also a Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner, a bodywork that is very relaxing and balancing and draws from polarity therapy and cranial osteopathy. Outside of work Audra loves hiking and gardening.
Aimee Lasitch, LMT
Aimee graduated from Portland Concord Career Institute massage program in 2008. Her training included 750 hours with focus on Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Aimee specializes in Deep Tissue and injury treatment. Although she works deeply, her clients stay relaxed because of her slower, intentional style of mixing in Myofascial Release and Swedish techniques. Aimee enjoys working with pregnant mothers to alleviate any pain or tension. Through compassionate listening, she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. A Portland native who enjoys all our city has to offer, Aimee has a 12-year-old son who is her world. She enjoys candle making and crafting, playing softball, movies, books and baking. She believes that true wellness involves harmony of the body, mind, and spirit and looks forward to meeting and working with you.
Haley Greenstein, LMT
Haley lived and worked in New York City as an educator and actress before becoming a yoga instructor, and eventually a licensed massage therapist. Teaching yoga to different communities deepened her fascination with the body and its adaptability. After years of chronic pain, receiving bodywork changed the way she thought about healthcare. She believes that massage can facilitate the body's natural ability to heal, and bring us to a deeper understanding of our bodies.
Haley's practice blends Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Structural, and Craniosacral techniques, and she works both intuitively and with a detailed knowledge of the body. She understands the connection between emotional and physical health and tailors her treatments to address the unique needs of each client. Haley's intention is to bring balance, awareness, and ease to her clients, and it is her honor to witness to that healing.
Haley is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College in upstate New York, and received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification from YogaWorks in NYC.
Gabriel Springsnow, LMT
My passion for massage began 12 years ago, and I believe posture and well-being are absolutely linked. Having worked with individuals of various ages and fitness levels, I understand that keeping our energy flowing is crucial for long-term body happiness. I share postural and muscle tone observations, create body alignment goals, or simply let you drift off into a pleasant massage-induced trance. It is your session. I specialize in slow, Deep Tissue massage, encouraging clients to be present and work with their breath – and blend together different modalities for an optimal experience. I enjoy Myofascial work, Craniosacral techniques for more emotionally-centered experience, and Swedish massage for some blissed-out relaxation time. On the personal side, I teach acro-yoga, play cello, and much more. I’m here to make the world a better place – one massage at a time. I look forward to working with you.
Tracy Mattner, LMT
Tracy is a lifelong athlete, with a fascination for the human body and how it moves and changes. She brings this curiosity to every session, tailoring each treatment to the unique anatomy and specific goals of her client. She believes every person is an expert in their own body, and views massage as a partnership between client and therapist. Tracy encourages her clients to communicate their needs and desires at any point before, during, or after the treatment. She also respects the power of silence and wants her clients to have the rare opportunity to be fully immersed in their experience.
Tracy’s bodywork style blends Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy with Swedish Massage, often drawing on Thai and Craniosacral techniques. She’s also very experienced in Prenatal and Sports Massage.
As a certified yoga instructor, Tracey skillfully recommends stretches and exercises for clients interested in taking their self-care experience to the next level.
Katrina Meyer, LMT
It was from injuries sustained during dance that Katrina tapped into her lifelong interest in healing and decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Katrina moved to Portland from Boston where she graduated from a 750-hour Massage Therapy program at the Cortiva Institute, focusing on Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massage. She is also Reiki I and II certified. In her practice, Katrina focuses on relaxation and flow with myofascial release and deep tissue work. When not practicing massage, Katrina is a dancer, specializing in blues and Middle Eastern dance and is an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction.
Laura Taylor, LMT
I’ve always had a passion for wellness, healing and stress reduction. I take an intuitive, comprehensive, holistic approach when looking at an individual's wellbeing. My intention is to partner with you to help you accomplish your healing goals, integrating the body, mind and spirit (which I view as inseparable).
Utilizing a variety of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Reiki, I design a unique plan tailored specifically to helping you rest, revitalize and rejuvenate. I also incorporate essential oils and aromatherapy into my sessions.
My journey landed me at East West College of the Healing Arts and I’ve completed over 800 hours of classes for my License of Massage Therapy. My background in health includes a BS in Health Promotion, with a focus on stress reduction. I also have an education in Regenerative Architecture, which examines how the environment can affect stress levels.
It is my honor and passion to use my knowledge to help others lead a life with better health.
Tressa Hoffman, LMT
Born in Portland, Tressa grew up on a rhododendron nursery, which taught her to work with her hands from a young age. Surrounded by the aroma of flowers on the nursery, she was inspired to learn about Aromatherapy, which ultimately led her to a career in Massage Therapy, and she developed a passion for assisting others a path of wellness. Tressa completed her 801-hour program at East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009. Since then, she has worked with chiropractors and other wellness practitioners focusing on acute and chronic injuries. Tressa specializes in deep-tissue massage, GuaSha (IASTM, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), and trigger point therapy. She is passionate about listening to each client’s body and using the best combination of modalities for effective, therapeutic and relaxing work.
Victoria Gates, LMT
I got into the art of massage as a way to connect to my community and help heal through my hands. I like to listen to the body and let it tell me where to go. I utilize both intuition and simple technique, which flow together to create a harmony within, and help the body and mind communicate and find balance. I find massage a time to quiet the mind, calm the nerves, let go of our daily tension, and simply breathe and be one with our selves. Through a mixture of basic and comfortable therapeutic techniques and breath work, I try to create a smooth, steady and lasting experience for every client. I’ve been doing massage full-time for eight years now, and love that it continues to be a new experience with every client who walks through my door. I’m honored to take part in your journey of a healthier and more balanced life style.
Kelly Conlin, LMT
Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Columbia University and worked at a New York consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations. One day, staring into her computer screen as her upper back burned and her lower back ached, she decided to enroll in massage school to better understand why so many experience pain just from sitting at a desk all day. She received an associate’s degree in occupational studies from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and has pursued extensive continuing study in goal-oriented modalities, long-term mentorship with chiropractor Dr. George Russell, and is certified in medical massage through the Swedish Institute. She loves helping office-workers, athletes and weekend warriors address postural imbalances and aches and pains. Kelly has a passion for getting the best results for anyone on her table. Clients comment that her work is strong, engaged, and thorough. She uses technique and intuition to get her clients where they want to go.
Dr. Alison Schulz, ND
Naturopathic Primary Care Physician
Dr. Alison is a naturopathic primary care physician whose practice encompasses integrative care for both men and women. She treats acute and chronic health conditions by merging the best of alternative and conventional care to customize an individualized treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of the condition.
At Root Whole Body, Dr. Schulz works with patients to address neuroendocrine and hormonal imbalances such as thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, mood disorders, irregular cycles, cystic ovaries, erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause, PMS, weight issues, acne and blood sugar abnormalities. She has advanced training in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and diabetic care.
Dr. Alison graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon where she completed internships in women’s healthcare, gastroenterology, chronic disease management, and acute primary care. She completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology and worked in biotech before discovering her love for natural medicine. Her interests outside of medicine are spending time with her family, cycling, and cooking. She is also an avid DIY crafter with a passion for healthy skin care products.
Taylor graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine with her Masters in Nutrition. She believes that food is medicine, and her practice is rooted in the notion that changing what and how you eat for the better will have a beneficial effect on the mind, body and spirit. She enjoys working with clients who are ready for change and interested in learning how to implement good nutrition practices.
Taylor works with patients to establish a set of goals that can be achieved through nutrition. Her focus is on creating a preliminary dietary plan for her clients to utilize immediately after the first visit. In follow-up appointments, she works with her patients to track their progress and provide guidance. Taylor also offers grocery store walk-throughs to help clients navigate the aisles utilizing her recommendations…and she’s available via email to answer questions or concerns related to nutrition.
Taylor’s nutritional counseling services help clients with a variety of complaints or ailments, including fatigue, malaise, excess body fat, skin disturbances, digestive issues, muscle wasting, food allergies and sensitivities, GERD, acid reflux, diabetes, hypertension, cancers, dyslipidemia, dysglycemia, MS, nerve damage and cholesterol issues.
Contact Taylor by email for a complimentary initial consultation, the first step toward achieving your goals for wellbeing.
As an instructor at the Euro Institute of Skin Care since 2005, Natalie is able to combine her cutting edge knowledge of skin science with her philosophy and passion of natural, organic skin care. Her advance training in massage therapy, personal skin product creations and her holistic approach make her a true healer when it comes to all things skin.
A seasoned Esthetician and educator, Rebecca has spent the past decade perfecting her craft in delivering results oriented treatments. Her passion for holistic skin care and organic ingredients really show through when working with her clients to achieve their skin care goals. She believes that professional guidance, pure products and nurturing the mind, body and spirit are the key to healthy and vibrant skin.
Stacy has 15 years of experience in the esthetics industry. From 5-star resort spas in Beverly Hills to intimate day spas in Laguna Beach, she has been featured in Allure, E! entertainment television and other magazines. Her main objective in the treatment room is to approach skincare from a holistic view point, treating the person not the symptom. She believes in educating her clients not just about healthy skincare choices, but also about healthy life choices. She has spent years learning different massage modalities and is always incorporating relaxing, anti-aging, detoxifying massage techniques into her treatments to make them as effective as possible.
Jon Conant, LAc
Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine
Jon’s lifelong discovery of medicine and treatment has stemmed from over two decades of continued education and nearly 10 years in health care. His fascination with healing and medicine is shown in his kindness and commitment to his patients, supporting them on their path to health using the transformative wisdom of Asian medicine.
Jon is licensed with the Oregon Medical Board and is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine with the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He holds a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in the country. During his time at OCOM, he earned certification as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist and a certified QiGong Instructor with the Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School. After graduation, Jon completed an externship in China with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, where he studied with doctors of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in holistic hospitals and clinics, witnessing the benefits of combining Eastern and Western modalities to maximize outcomes for patients. Despite his extensive Eastern medicine education, Jon began his practice of healing by way of Physical Therapy, with nearly 10 years of hospital and clinic experience, and holds two degrees from Idaho State University: a Bachelor of Art in Biology with an emphasis in Human Development and an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy.
Jon has worked with a wide variety of individuals, addressing various challenges to their well-being, including: low back pain, fibromyalgia, PMS, menopause discomforts, chronic pain management, stress, mood irregularities, fatigue, weight management, digestive upset, sports injuries, musculoskeletal imbalances, heart disease, stroke rehabilitation, allergies, common cold and flu, addictions, post-surgical support, cancer support and more. He specializes in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Zen Shiatsu, Tuina and Cupping.
Along with his healthcare practice, he enjoys time with his wife and two dogs, friends, music, contemplation, and great food.
Dr. Danielle Cornelius, DC
Chiropractic Physician, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master
Dr. Cornelius provides her gentle and mindful bodywork with a deep focus on women’s health and preventative energy medicine. Her services are designed to help relax long-held physical patterns, freeing the body of deeply held restrictions, and restoring its ability to move with power and grace. In addition to treating conditions typically associated with chiropractic care such as back pain and headaches, physical medicine is also a non-invasive way to receive care for often ignored but very treatable pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, prolapse, healing from pregnancy, and other women’s health issues.
As a Certified Reiki Master, Dr. Cornelius brings a warmth and presence to all of her sessions, which is particularly helpful for those with high sensitivity, a history of trauma, or who simply need a more embodied sense of calm. Reiki has a profoundly relaxing effect on the nervous system, and is increasingly being recognized as an important healing modality in support of vital health and wellness.
Before receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Western States University in 2009, she studied Health and Human Communication at Marylhurst University alongside her Pre-Medicine studies. In 2004, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, which deeply informs the way she works – dedicating ample time in her sessions for discussion and questions.
Dr. Cornelius has a passion for educating and empowering individuals to provide their body, minds, and spirits with the best care possible. She has dedicated her life to teaching about the most natural, gentle ways of balancing the nervous system to promote optimum healing.
Dr. Kimberly Klein, DC
Chiropractic Physician, Certified Yoga Instructor
Dr. Kimberly Klein began her health career with her undergraduate studies at Florida State University (GO NOLES!), where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She then moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue her education in Chiropractic Health at University of Western States. During her studies, she developed a love for yoga and decided to deepen her practice by becoming a certified yoga instructor. She believes that yoga, exercise, and nutrition should be incorporated with regular chiropractic care in order to live strong and healthy.
Dr. Klein treats each patient as an individual and tailors treatment to each person’s unique needs. She takes a gentle, well-rounded approach and utilizes a variety of techniques to match the patient’s needs and comfort level. She is skilled in diversified high-velocity adjustments, gentle mobilization, soft tissue massage, cranial sacral therapy, activator technique, and exercise therapy. She is also certified in a chiropractic technique specifically designed for pregnant patients, the Webster technique and is in the process of completing additional training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Kimberly works with patient’s to uncover the root cause of their condition and in addition to in-office treatment; she prescribes exercise therapy and counsels patients on lifestyle and ergonomic changes.
When Dr. Klein is not treating patients, she is out having fun in Oregon’s natural playground. She loves to mountain bike, ski, surf, kayak, and hike on her free time.
Dr. Katherine Walker, ND
Naturopathic Primary Care Physician
Dr. Katherine Walker is a Naturopathic Primary Care Physician working to optimize health and wellness for the whole family. Dr. Walker believes the only way to optimize true health is by engaging in a whole-person approach to wellness that nurtures the mind, body and spirit. Her goal is not only to connect and listen but to encourage proper care and nourishment of families, self and community.
Dr. Walker takes a whole-hearted approach to functional family medicine, interweaving conventional and integrative modalities with focuses on women’s health, gynecology, fertility, pediatrics, mental health, hormones balancing, thyroid conditions, sleep disturbance, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune and digestive complaints. Her top priority is preventative medicine and wellness care.
Dr. Katherine Walker graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), where she completed advanced training in midwifery, mental health, botanical medicine, biotherapeutic drainage, homeopathy, nutrition, pediatrics and women’s health. In her personal time, she loves cooking, reading, gardening, hiking, yoga, road biking, running and laughing with loved ones at every opportunity.
Kat received her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, M.Ac.O.M., from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Kat offers a compassionate and intuitive approach to healthcare. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, she specializes in hormonal health, including everything from stress reduction and pain management, to cancer & chronic illness - with an emphasis on reproductive health, pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. She has been specializing in women's health for five years, though she loves to work with the whole family.
Kat’s introduction into holistic medicine began in adolescence, when she found herself in a healing crisis after surviving the loss of a number of friends and family members. At the time, she was dealing with multiple traumas and living with chronic respiratory & digestive health conditions. Searching for peace and purpose, she was introduced to Chinese Medicine. With the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and her own conscious awareness, she experienced a recovery to health and gained a new understanding of wellness. This integration of mind, body and spirit inspired her journey toward becoming a whole body health practitioner.
Kat’s patients receive a blend of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, moxabustion, cupping, guided visualization, and intuitive work.
When Kat isn't practicing medicine, she is likely hiking, laughing with friends, chasing sunshine with her dog, trail running, camping, adventuring with her love, cooking, traveling, meditating or creating art.
Erik Brennan, LMT
Erik creates a safe space in his sessions where clients are encouraged to be active participants in the work to direct their healing process; those seeking a more passive role are also given the opportunity to completely let go and sink into a deeper sense of relaxation, facilitating healing for mind and body in a world inundated with sensory input. His integrative sessions utilize an array of techniques, including but not limited to Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Reiki, and Swedish Massage. Whether you’re booking a massage session to address pain, seek energetic healing, or to simply relax and get away from the hustle of the workweek, you can expect to feel acceptance, respect, and the therapeutic intent of Erik’s work.
After graduating from McDaniel College in MD, where he swam competitively and received his B.A in Psychology and Philosophy, Erik completed a Swedish Massage apprenticeship in his home state of NJ. He then moved to Boston where he worked in residential counseling before graduating from The Cortiva Institute’s Boston campus, giving him 1250 hours of professional massage training.
Angela’s passion and purpose in life is skincare. She’s diligently studied and honed her craft, and works with any type of skin concern. Angela addresses her clients with compassion and is determined to understand how their skin behaves. After working in customer service at a local boutique hotel, she knew she wanted to focus on improving the quality of life for her guests. Her core belief is to make others feel welcome, at home and nourished. She has a zeal for life and new experiences. Whether the need is anti-aging, acne or simply to relax and unwind, she will allow you the space and time you need.
Kelly strives to provide an environment for her clients to relax, unwind - and to leave feeling and looking their best. After traditional dermatology failed to help her during her teenage years, she found the answer in a holistic approach to skincare. Kelly weaves in an inside/out approach to addressing skin inflammation by looking at the whole person and troubleshooting to the root of the problem. Her background in biology and holistic health modalities help to inform her in providing a treatment that best suits each client.