Our Massage Therapists
Allison originally pursued dental hygiene in college and fell in love with the subject of Anatomy and Physiology. She had been involved in athletics her whole life, but after having two children and gaining a significant amount of weight Allison began her pursuit of a more fit, happy, and healthy lifestyle. This eventually led Allison to compete in figure competitions, which is where she first encountered massage therapy. Massage felt like it was the missing ingredient to her fitness formula. It allowed her body to perform more optimally and helped give her the confidence to pursue more athletic endeavors.
Massage became Allison’s passion and her mission in life to help others’ bodies perform more optimally. Allison's massage style consists of deep tissue, Swedish massage, sports, and prenatal, and includes elements that draw from Shiatsu and Neuromuscular Technique.
Outside of work Allison enjoys spending time with her beautiful family. Her hobbies include DIY projects, gardening, bodybuilding, triathlon, and riding her Ducati every chance she gets!
Brad has over 21 years of experience practicing massage, and it shows with his effective work and ability to tune into the needs of the client. His style is strong and detailed. He is highly skilled in deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, and injury rehabilitation. He also offers Swedish relaxation and prenatal massage.
Brad graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle in 1997. After all these years of practicing massage, he is still just as fascinated and passionate about the work. He enjoys the challenge of meeting each client's goals and finds massage to be very rewarding.
Brad lives in Lyle, WA with his wife and two children. He enjoys being outdoors- gardening, fishing, and camping, as well as practicing martial arts in his free time.
Comice studied massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts. She specializes in deep tissue, fascial release, Swedish and Thai massage. Comice also uses cupping therapy to help release especially painful hypertonic tissue and stimulate the healing flow of fluids and energy to stagnant areas.
Comice also offers Chi Nei Tsang (CNT), a centuries-old therapy from China. It is deep, gentle abdominal massage opening up fascia and energetic blocks in the abdominal organs & muscles, creating a renewed efficiency, improving both physical and emotional health. CNS is particularly useful in relieving intestinal blockages, cramps, scar tissue, headaches, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, and impotence, as well as speed healing from injury, trauma, childbirth or surgery.
Comice combines the important knowledge of muscles and connective tissues with the fact that the body is a single system needing a more holistic approach to healing. She focuses on your complaints while simultaneously acknowledging that a neck pain may actually be stemming from a foot imbalance or even an emotional trauma and thus will address a more broad treatment than just your neck.
Her style can be light or deep, depending on your feedback. She finds that though we are tempted to force an issue to be well, the most effective long term treatments are ones where we slow down and match the speed of the tissue melt, letting the body set the pace rather than our eager brains. You will walk away from your massage feeling deeply relaxed and may not even notice the depth she has gone as she moves with great patience. She encourages you to test your range of motion, or give your discomfort a number before your massage, and then again afterward to truly be aware of the change that has taken place.
Besides being passionate about healing through massage, Comice is also passionate about her family, physical activities in nature like hiking and swimming, traveling the world and dancing.
Joanna is a long time Gorge resident who grew up right here in Hood River. She received her first massage as a young teen and immediately knew that she wanted to pursue bodywork as a career. Joanna graduated from the East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009, and has been working as a massage therapist in the Hood River area since 2010.
With a strong background practicing massage in a spa setting and specialized training in myofascial release techniques, Joanna possesses a well rounded approach to healing through positive touch. She is experienced and effective in performing hot stone massage, prenatal massage, aromatherapy, therapeutic stretching and energy work in addition to Swedish and myofascial massage techniques. She strives to strike a balance in each massage between nurturing relaxation and deeply healing therapeutic work. Joanna's grounded presence combined with her intuitive and gentle massage style will help bring you into a calm, meditative state.
When Joanna is not performing massage she enjoys spending time with family, hiking all around the Gorge, doing yoga and spending time in the garden. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time researching subjects of interest. Joanna is committed to life long learning and continually expanding her knowledge of massage technique and healing treatments.
Massage therapy is Kaylee's passion and she loves being able to help heal others of their pain. Using a holistic approach to her work, Kaylee fully attends to each client's needs, beautifully interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Whether you desire a deeply indulgent relaxation massage or work on long term injuries and trauma, Kaylee is able to meet you where you are on your journey.
Kaylee graduated from Oregon School of Massage in Portland, Oregon in spring of 2020 and is skilled in Swedish massage, deep tissue, shiatsu, barefoot shiatsu, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release therapy.
Kaylee also offers and is certified in Ashiatsu, a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while using their feet and body weight with the assistance of overhead bars for balance.
When Kaylee is not performing massage she enjoys camping, being outdoors with her dogs, and spending time with her family and loved ones. Her hobbies are reading, yoga, dancing, hiking, swimming, and biking. She loves to learn and is excited to expand her knowledge in massage techniques and different healing modalities
Kelsie is highly skilled in deep tissue massage, as well as sports massage, trigger point therapy, Swedish relaxation, craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, and prenatal massage.
Kelsie graduated from East West College in 2011, and has previously worked in both a physical therapy clinic and spa. Kelsie is trained as and formerly worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant, and her extensive knowledge of the body shows in her therapeutic work.
Kelsie grew up on a ranch in eastern Oregon and in her free time is a local musician, has a passion for nature and adventure, and is into boxing!
Marc’s practice centers around his client's goals. Through careful assessment and communication, each unique client is presented with a treatment plan designed to provide relief from their symptoms while targeting the cause. Marc strives to leave his clients feeling more connected to their “selves” physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as all of these elements in harmony defines overall well-being.
Marc’s calm and compassionate style incorporates a blend of myofascial release, active engagement techniques, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, and Swedish massage.
Marc is a graduate of the East West College of Healing Arts, and also holds his RYT200 and SAYF yoga certificates from Flow Yoga right here in Hood River! His passion for anatomy, kinesiology, and pain-free movement is as strong as his commitment to share this knowledge and his skills with his community. In his spare time you might find Marc on the water, in the woods, on a yoga mat, or deepening his knowledge and abilities.
Mindy has been practicing massage since graduating Ashmead College in 2008.
Mindy enjoys helping others improve their health and she has a real passion for helping people rehabilitate. Her goal is to make certain that her custom massage treatments always provide great results. Mindy believes the key to providing the best treatment possible is through good communication and in doing so, she is able to find the unique combination of techniques and pressure that work best.
Mindy's favorite massage modalities are deep tissue and sports massage. She is also skilled in trigger point, prenatal massage, hot stone and Swedish relaxation.
Mindy grew up in the Gorge and currently lives in North Bonneville. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and spending quality time with her three children.
Nikona's style is strong. She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massage.
Nikona's love of bodywork and massage began at the age of 5 when she received her first massage from her grandmother, who studied Trager massage. However, it wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she decided to make it her career. After graduating high school Nikona went directly to massage school and graduated from East West College of Healing Arts in Portland in 1998. She then completed an additional 100-hour certification in San Diego at Mueller College in 1999.
Nikona was raised in both California and Oregon. She moved to Texas and had a thriving massage practice and then decided it was time to move home to Oregon in 2009. She now lives in The Dalles and loves to travel, spend time with her husband, family and friends, and learn new massage techniques to incorporate into her practice.
Raelynn believes that every person walks a different path in life and therefore has different massage needs. In her work, she strives to listen to each person carefully and work with him or her to find those needs and tailor each session accordingly, whether the needs are physical, mental, or emotional. She is capable of working deeply or very lightly, depending on individual situations. Her massages are relaxing, peaceful experiences, whether for injury treatment or stress relief, as she believes the body is better able to heal itself in a more relaxed state.
Raelynn completed her massage training at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Escondido California in 2013, where she gained a solid foundation in anatomy and began to develop her unique, intuitive style. She initially had her own practice in California before moving back to the Pacific Northwest and obtaining her Oregon massage license in 2014. Since then she has gained valuable experience in both clinical and spa settings, developing a style that is deeply therapeutic yet highly relaxing. She uses a combination of deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, shiatsu, sports and Swedish massage. She is also trained in hot stone massage, prenatal massage and cupping.
Raelynn and her husband own a small plot of land in White Salmon have a dream of developing it into a large permaculture garden. So, when she’s not working with clients, Raelynn is likely out digging in the dirt, reading about permaculture, or hiking in the woods getting inspiration from the natural wonders all around us.
Saliha has studied massage since 1991 and during that time has actively practiced bodywork for 13 years. She believes our bodies hold infinite wisdom in finite form, and as such they are a mystery. Saliha uses her intuition and listens through her hands to learn from the mystery of the body what it needs to move into a more balanced and harmonious state.
Saliha specializes in Myofascial Release (MFR). The fascia, or connective tissue, is a collagenous, nerve-rich sheath that wraps and interconnects every structure in the body and tight fascia can cause pain in muscles and joints. MFR uses stretching, rather than the friction of traditional massage, to encourage the fascia out of patterns of constriction and into release and spaciousness.
Saliha also practices Polarity Therapy, which uses gentle-to-deep touch and movements, such as rocking, to balance and unblock the flow of the electro-magnetic energy currents on and around the body. This can result in a deep relaxation at many levels of the mind and body and healing from the pain of constrictive patterns.
As a singer and a healing practitioner it was natural for Saliha to combine the two through vocal sound-healing. As our bodies are vibration, and sound is a primary vibration of life-force energy, vocal sound healing can alter our vibrational patterns out of tension and dis-ease and into comfort, relaxation, well-being, and healing. During a vocal sound-healing session Saliha places her hands on or over the body to tune into its energy. She then intuitively sings the tones that most express what she feels, and sometimes the tones become a song unique to that client.
In her practice Saliha offers Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Therapeutic Massage, Reiki (Level II), Polarity Therapy, Vocal Sound Healing, and Prenatal Massage, and her pressure level is moderate.
Saliha grew up in the Philippines and loves to travel. She has lived in many places, including California, Mexico, New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. She is passionate about the outdoors and loves to backpack, camp, and hike. Saliha is a singer, a sound-healer, and an astrologer. Saliha habla español.
Sean incorporates a diverse range of Eastern and Western modalities into his sessions including deep tissue, Swedish, table Thai, shiatsu, and trigger point therapy. Integrating these modalities together creates a diverse, powerful, and yet relaxing massage experience. He is also skilled in prenatal massage, polarity therapy, Reiki, and craniosacral therapy.
Sean graduated from National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy in San Francisco in 2014. He has built his skills by working in a variety of settings, including a corporate chair massage company, private practice, a chiropractic office, and spa.
Sean is passionate about the outdoors and loves to camp and hike while exploring Oregon with his wife and their dog.