Meet Our Massage Therapists Tacoma

  • Laura
    Laura
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Laura was born and raised in University Place and now resides in North Tacoma with her husband and two daughters. Laura graduated from Body Mechanics of Myotherapy in 2006 and has been focusing on injury treatment since. She enjoys helping people overcome pain and seeing the benefits of massage.

    Education:

    Body Mechanics of Myotherapy in Olympia, WA

    Techniques:

    Relaxation
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Myofascial Release
    Frozen shoulder
    Carpal Tunnel
    Swedish
    Pregnancy Massage

    Licensure & Certifications:

    WA State Massage License
    Insured through AMTA
    Pre and post-natal Massage certification 2012

    Hobbies:

    Skiing
    Spending time with family
    Hiking
    Running
    Reading


  • Vanessa
    Vanessa
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Vanessa grew up in both Fredricksburg, VA and Federal Way, WA, and now lives with her husband and daughter in downtown Puyallup, WA. Vanessa decided to pursue a career in massage after experiencing first hand the healing benefits of chiropractic and massage after a car accident. She graduated Everest College in 2011, and specializes in treatment and sports massage.

    Education:

    Everest College Tacoma, WA

    Techniques:

    Deep Tissue
    Trigger Point Treatment
    Myofascial Release
    Relaxation
    Cupping Therapy

    Licensure & Certifications:

    WA State Massage License
    HOTA member
    ICTA certified http://www.cuppingtherapy.org/


    Hobbies:

    Spending time with family and friends
    Reading
    Drawing
    Music


  • Alice
    Alice
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Alice believes that health requires a commitment to our own well-being on every level: emotional, spiritual, and physical. She loves her occupation as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduating in 2006 from Ashmead College, she left behind years of health struggles and desk-bound jobs to begin helping others on their journey toward wellness. Alice specializes in Oriental modalities such as Cupping and Gua Sha, with an emphasis on Thai Massage, and has been an Usui Reiki Master since 2009. Having more than 20 prior years of experience in art, design, and technical occupations, she has a uniquely creative perspective with an ability to think dimensionally and outside the box.

    Education:

    Ashmead College, Fife, WA
    Clover Park Technical College, Tacoma, WA

    Techniques:

    Thai Massage
    Deep Tissue
    Massage Cupping Therapy
    Myofascial Release
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Swedish/Relaxation
    Reflexology
    Reiki 
    Gua Sha
    Aromatherapy

    Licensure & Certifications:

    WA State Massage License
    Usui Reiki Master/Teacher 2009

    Hobbies:

    Art & Design
    Organic Gardening
    Healthy Cooking
    Travel
    Research


  • Gene
    Gene
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Gene began his journey in massage when he was looking for alternatives in dealing with his service related injuries when conventional approaches were no longer working. A single father and retired U.S. Army soldier, Gene graduated from Everest College in January of 2012 in the top of his class. A firm believer in the inseperable connection between body/mind, Gene is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress. He also strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing over all health and well being.

    His approach to healing is thoughtful and heartfelt, and combined with his unique experiences, has the tools and knowledge to aid those on their way to a healthy and productive recovery and lifestyle. 

    Education:

    Techniques:

    Swedish 

    Deep Tissue 

    Myofascial Release 

    Visceral Manipulation 

    Intra-oral 

    Polarity 

    Kinesiotaping 

    Reiki 

    Gua Sha 

    Licensure & Certifications:

    WA State Massage License

    Intraoral-oral State Endorsement

    Certified Kinesiotaping Practioner

    Hobbies:

    Reading Philosophy and History 

    Writting poetry and short stories 

    Tabletop war games 

    Military history 

    Genealogy 

    Trivia


  • Stacy
    Stacy
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Stacy has worked in healthcare and the healing arts her whole career. Having spent over 17 years as a yoga teacher, Stacy wanted to expand her hands-on healing skills by becoming a licensed massage therapist. She loves to work with clients performing relaxation and therapeutic massage. Her experience at Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics has given her an outstanding array of massage tools to meet the 'kneads' of all kinds of clients!

    Education:

    Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics, Tacoma, WA

    Techniques:

    Swedish

    Myofascial Release

    Trigger point

    Gua Sha

    Cupping Therapy

    Licensure & Certifications:

    WA State Massage License

    Hobbies:

    Hiking

    Walking

    Kayaking

    Beach Combing

    Camping


  • Michelle
    Michelle
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Originally from the high desert of California, Michelle now lives in Milton, WA with her two sons, her husband, and her beloved fur babies. Michelle graduated from The Cortiva Institute in 2013 from their standard course and returned there to complete the advanced course in 2014. Michelle firmly believes that the benefits of massage are key ingredients in the recipe for a healthy life.

    Education:
    The Cortiva Institute 2013

    Techniques:
    Swedish Deep Tissue
    Myofacial Release
    Lomi Lomi Massage
    Manual Lymphatic Drainage

    Licensure & Certifications:
    WA State Massage License

    Hobbies:
    Michelle holds a cosmetology license and enjoys playing D&D and crafting in her spare time.

Here at THC Tacoma, we look forward to hearing from you.

Tacoma

Location

Office Hours

Chiropractic Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Massage Office Hours

Mon - Thu
8:00am - 5:30pm By Appointment
Fri, Sat
8:00am - 2:00pm By Appointment
Sunday
Closed

Acupuncture Office Hours

Mon - Thu
10:00am- 5:00pm by appointment
Fri
10:00am- 2:00pm by appointment
Saturday
9:00am- 1:00pm by appointment
Sunday
Closed