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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Rodriguez, LMT
Jessica originally started her practice of massage in the Florida Keys after completing her training in Denver, Colorado. A background in martial arts combined with the flow of island life influenced her methods towards a fluid, rhythmic touch while breaking down tension through direct and intentional pressure. She uses massage to promote full body wellness, easing overworked muscles and releasing deeply held tension. Intuition and a strong knowledge of the body have guided her to specialize in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, aromatherapy, Swedish, prenatal, injury recovery, and sports massage.
Britani has always been passionate about helping others achieve their personal health goals. This initially led to a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. After suffering with cystic acne she went back to esthetic’s school and became an esthetician. With over 15 years experience in the esthetic industry, she brings an extensive backgroundand provides a holistic approach to skincare. Each facial is customized to her clients needs. Skin care is her purpose in life and she feels the secret to having radiant skin is caring for it each day. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with you, and helping you achieve your skincare needs.
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.
Jill Bailey, LMT
Jill graduated from East West College in 1997. Her unique style integrates training in several Western and Eastern modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Pre and Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), Reflexology, Cupping, and Table Thai. She possesses a highly intuitive, mindful, and thorough approach to her work, and carefully listens to the body in order to effectively communicate with it. She is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting deeper into their muscles, as needed, but also giving them a strong sense of relaxation. Jill is committed to sharing her knowledge and resources and often recommends stretches and corrective exercises to support clients in meeting their goals of well-being.