Kirkland & Totem Lake

Alina Soto, LMP

2012 Cortiva Institute, Seattle, WA Graduate. Currently studying at Bastyr University for Naturopathic Medicine.

Proficient at Myofascial Technique

Heng Ma, LMP
Heng graduated from the Cortiva Institute in Seattle with honors. With massage therapy, she is using her mind and body together to affect positive change and healing upon her clients. She provides client-centered therapeutic and relaxation massage in a healing environment. She loves to combine western and eastern massage techniques to help her clients live pain-free lives.

Her intent is to work with integrated medicine in order to unite traditional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. Heng’s clients benefit from treatment which provides calm and peaceful relaxation as well as substantial healing and recovery from pain and injury. Heng uses a wide variety of techniques; from trigger point therapy and myofascial release, to Gua Sha and cupping. She is continually learning new techniques and modalities in order to approach problems from all angles, and provide the best holistic care for her clients.

Joan Gorkos, LMP
2011 Graduate of Cortiva Massage School, Seattle WA
Proficient in the following modalities: Myofascial Release, Neurofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, CTM (Connective Tissue Massage), Lymphatic Facilitation, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy, Swedish, Positional Release (strain/counter-strain), Active Isolated Stretching, MET (Muscle Energy Technique), and "Deep Tissue".

As a medical massage therapist I am here to provide support in the client's healing process and educate them to the current prevalent theories on what is happening with their muscles. If a condition is alterable and that is their goal, then we will work to their comfort levels, and sometimes beyond, to reach those goals. I try to use the tools that are most appropriate to the conditions, which means sometimes I may be incredibly light and sometimes it will feel like I am bone deep. We are going to work at the source first, then reconnect the area, the body and the mind as harmoniously as possible.

Kristi Patricelli, LMP
1998 Graduate of Brian Utting School of Massage, Seattle, WA

Kristi is proficient in the following modalities: Deep Tissue and Lomi Lomi

Linda Deiner, LMP
Linda believes self-care is the most important part of a person's well being. Learning what you can do to help yourself and doing it consistently over time, combined with regular massage is a winning combination.

1983 Graduate of Brian Utting School of Massage, Seattle WA

Proficient in the following modalities: Side-lying massage, pregnancy massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Sports and Medical massage

Mary Whitehead, LMP

Mary graduated from the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville NC in 2007. The modalities she practices include deep tissue, Swedish/relaxing, TMJ work--including intraoral, Craniosacral, cupping, neuromuscular and myofascial release. She treats the whole person in order to treat and prevent injuries. She currently holds massage therapist licenses in both North Carolina and Washington. She is also a graduate of Bastyr University and a licensed naturopathic physician, practicing in Woodinville WA.

Rebekah Miller, LMP
As a fourth year Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery student at Bastyr University, Rebekah has a strong desire to help people on their journey to greater health and wellbeing. She received her LMP from the Bellevue Massage School in 2013. She does therapeutic and relaxation massage, specializing in swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy stretching, craniosacral therapy, and visceral manipulation. She also is experienced in working with women throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Sharon Heppes, LMP
Graduate of Bellevue Massage School

Proficient in Deep tissue and Forearm Work

Val Klionsky, LMP

Val specializes in Injury Treatment, Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Cupping

1996 Graduate of Body Mind Academy, Bellevue, WA

Proficient in the following modalities: Deep Tissue, Injury Tx, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Pregnancy Basic MLD, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cupping, Trager

Sandra Whiley, LMP, CLT

Graduate of Brenneke School of Massage

Sandra has dedicated her career to serving others through massage therapy 2001. Sandra has provided massage therapy services throughout the Northwest for over 16 years and specifically at Monroe Therapeutic Massage since 2006. She is an experienced therapist with multiple intra-disciplinary backgrounds including Myofascial Release and orthopedic massage. Her techniques benefit injury treatment, musculoskeletal malfunction and/or repetitive motion stress. She is experienced in bio-mechanics and enjoys balancing the whole body. A graduate of Academy of Lymphatics Studies 2017. Sandra is always happy to explain and answer any questions you may have about your care.

Proficient in the following modalities: Medical injury treatment, Orthopedics, deep core muscle release, Trigger point, MET, Myofascial Release, and Pregnancy massage, Complex Lymphedema Therapy.

Sandi Ike, LMP

2007 graduate of Brian Utting School of Massage/Cortiva, Seattle, WA

Sandra is proficient in: Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral, Thai Massage, LomiLomi, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release, Reiki and other energy techniques.

I enjoy sharing and learning new modalities that help a person on their journey of self healing and well-being.

Jana Kearns, LMP

2008 Cortiva Institute of Seattle graduate.

I feel it hard to describe the type of massage I give; having never felt or experienced it, however I will try.

I feel the best description I can offer is: Basic Swedish-Style with a Deeper Therapeutic Intent. What I mean by this is I perform basic Swedish Massage and work deeper in specific areas of complaint, but try to touch on everything.

I also have learned and enjoy Reflexology, so I have been known to work a little more detailed in the hands and feet-if requested and if time allows.

Edward Williams, LMP

2018 Cortiva Institute of Seattle graduate.

Proficient in Myofascial technique.