or license #cos-fa-1011430
Libran Aileen’s theme has always been beauty, peace and harmony. She helps her customers come to a place where they can relax, recharge and rekindle their inner spirits. It’s not unusual for people to fall asleep in the process. Having always been the style consultant for her friends, she loves helping people to discover ways and products to keep their skin healthy and glowing.
Aromatherapy and natural health practices were part of her basic upbringing. Therefore, Spa Willamina’s approach of creating unique recipes for each individual fits perfectly with her desire to develop new combinations and embrace each customer as special.
Aileen was in the first graduating class at Portland’s Aveda Institute. She has worked at the Grand Salon Spa in Beaverton and at Ruby’s Spa at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge. Some of her further education has focused on make-up; taking the James Ryder Make-up workshops and certification training for both the Jane Iredale and Eminence Skincare lines - training which she has utilized for many brides.
She is also a graduate of the Barbizon Modeling School and the Performing Arts Institute. She loves hiking Oregon trails rain or shine, dancing and singing for the joy of it, baking gorgeous desserts and her sweet cat Selina.
or license #cos-ft-10123218
Caitlin has been applying her love of helping people to her work as an Esthetician for eleven years. She takes a whole body approach to skin care helping her clients feel beautiful from the inside out. Caitlin arrived in Portland one year ago to continue her education at Portland State University in the field of health sciences. Her ultimate goal is to work in the field of physical therapy where she can combine her education and love of helping people.
When Caitlin isn’t working at Spa Willamina or attending classes, she is teaching health and fitness classes such as yoga, spinning and turbo kick. An outdoor enthusiast and true adventure seeker, Caitlin also spends her spare time rock climbing, hiking and enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer!
or license #cos-ft-10125555
Joy believes that health and beauty are one. Her goal is to help people who care about their health and the health of the planet to become more aware of the choices they make when it comes to their skin care needs. She is also a certified diet counselor and second level Reiki practitioner. She has had extensive training in Hungarian facial techniques and massage and continues to take classes in natural skin care whenever possible.
Joy is passionate about skin care. She believes that everyone deserves beautiful skin and by having regular facials, maintaining a healthy diet and using natural, organic, vegan friendly skin care along with highly effective massage she can help bring the skin to a natural state of beauty and health.
or license #cos-ft-728180
Katy takes a holistic approach to skin care. She received her holistic education at the Euro Institute of Skin Care where her passion for natural skin care blossomed. Her philosophy that proper skin care is essential to whole body health and emphasis on maintenance, yields results. Her long standing dedication and passion for skin care drives her to continue her education through trade shows and workshops.
Katy’s knowledge and enthusiasm will put you at ease during your in depth skin analysis. She strongly believes in making recommendations for clients based not only on need, but also what fits into your lifestyle. She believes good skin care need not be overly complicated. Come let this native Oregonian lull you into a blissed out state of relaxation.
or license #cos-ft-10138895
With over two decades of experience in the spa and skin care industries, Patrick sees his role as a ‘skin coach,’ helping guide you to your goal of healthy, perfectly balanced skin. Utilizing his knowledge of ingredient chemistry, skin physiology and plant science, he strives to improve the quality of each client’s skin while providing a relaxing, centering experience that helps alleviate stress and support the body’s own reparative abilities.
Patrick is an esthetician, educator and published expert on healthy & holistic face and body treatments. As Product Development Director for Zia Natural Skincare, he extensively researched the proven benefits of botanical ingredients; he believes that naturally-based treatments best provide the nutrients skin needs to properly repair and maintain itself. Educated in cosmetic chemistry and aromatherapy, he has also trained at the International Dermal Institute, studying advanced skin care techniques, stress relief therapies and treatments for sensitive skin. He has a special interest in inflammatory skin conditions and men’s grooming.
Patrick continues to serve as a consultant to ecologically-minded personal care companies and writes about skin care for Examiner.com.
or license #cos-ft-10138363
Susanne has been practicing the art of Esthetics in Portland, Oregon since 2002. She’s always been passionate about her studies in holistic skin care and is constantly researching new treatments, remedies, and techniques to better improve her personalized care with each client’s needs in mind. She attends the International Esthetics Conference annually and has also attended many advanced skin care classes from body-wraps to technical hair removal.
In addition to her love of skin care, in her daily life, Susanne is passionate about yoga, dance, and music. These crucial elements help her to find balance and peace in our hectic world. She is dedicated to taking care of our planet and finds beauty in all living things. A caregiver by nature, Susanne believes by living her life this way, she can truly share her energies and truths with her clients through the services she provides.
Susanne’s focus in holistic skin care incorporates aromatherapy, using organic products, and the calming arts of massage to ensure each and every one of her clients receives the unique tranquility they deserve. She’s known for her gentle healing touch, slow rhythmic massage, and for always keeping her clients personal needs at heart. In addition to her facial treatments she also focuses on lymphatic drainage massage to cleanse toxins from the body more quickly. Susanne also has extensive experience in full body waxing including Brazilian/bikini treatments.
Susanne feels very blessed and proud to be a part of this amazing group of healers at Spa Willamina.
or license #cos-ft-703950
Colleen was intuitively drawn to the healing arts from a young age. Empathetic and with a desire to nurture, she wanted to help people improve the way their bodies functioned on a physical, emotional, and energetic level. Specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue, Colleen became a licensed massage therapist after graduating from Portland’s East West College. She has also been trained in Reiki and is a level 2 practitioner.
Colleen has studied herbalism with an array of teachers for the past 10 years and understands that nourishing the body with massage and herbs restores balance, allowing the body to heal itself.
Colleen loves learning new techniques and modalities and is honored to be able to share her knowledge with you in order to be a part of your healing process.
or license #16847
Cori graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with an Emphasis in Exercise Science. Her love of sports and an active lifestyle led her to this wonderful education and fed her desire to learn more about the human body and finding true balance. Her journey into massage and bodywork, beginning at the East West College of Healing Arts, grew naturally from this love of movement and balance. Cori is also certified as a Chiropractic Assistant and currently enjoys working with acute injury patients alongside a chiropractor in Southwest Portland.
Cori tailors each bodywork session to the specific needs of the client, with the ultimate goal of healing and balance. Cori specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Thai and Sports Massage.
Frederica has had an appreciation for bodywork since she began receiving massage & reiki at an early age. She has always been fascinated by the body’s innate healing abilities & how massage & energy work taps into that, allowing the body to really reach it’s full potential. Frederica’s passion for bodywork eventually lead her to Portland, Oregon & the East West College of the Healing Arts, where she graduated from their massage therapy program in 2011. She finds massage extremely rewarding because it allows her to combine her interests in the human body & holistic medicine with her love of working with & caring for people. She is constantly amazed by the benefits of positive, healing touch. Using her training in Swedish, deep tissue & myofascial, as well as pre & perinatal massage, Frederica creates a treatment plan tailored to your body’s specific needs.
or license #18196
Jen Hudyma has always had a passion for learning, and a nurturing spirit. Growing up in Montana gave Jen a deep appreciation for the connection that exists between all creatures and the earth. After receiving a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.S. in History, Jen spent 6 months in the forest in Argentina, studying the behavior of capuchin monkeys. This experience, paired with a deep appreciation for Eastern world-views and healing modalities, brought Jen to Portland, and to East West College. Jen’s always had an interest in the ways people, and our fellow creatures, bond with one another, and create space for themselves to grow, learn, and heal. She believes her role as a massage therapist is to lead others to this space, and to facilitate the process of becoming self-aware. All creatures on this earth have the need for healthy touch, and for the knowledge that they are safe and able to be well in their bodies, and minds. The energy that moves through us, and through the universe, can become stagnant if it is not tended to, and enriched through our daily experiences.
Becoming licensed in 2011 was the first step in Jen’s journey as an LMT. Jen looks forward to a lifetime of learning, and helping her clients to find healing, and peace within their bodies and minds. Each session is tailored to the specific needs of the client, incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, PNF, Reflexology, and Thai techniques. She has a love for Thai massage, with future plans to go to Thailand and further study the healing philosophy, and the energetic techniques that are so intertwined with all bodywork.
or license #18227
Joelle offers a knowledgable touch, which stems from a love for massage that began at six years old and still holds strong today.
She has a passion for and background in Thai massage, Advanced Hot/Cold Stone and Deep Tissue modalities. Her work is influenced by her personal interest in and focus on Qi Gong, a fantastic energy element, and it has blossomed throughout her style. Mix that up with a great respect for CranioSacral and Myofascial Release techniques, and, no matter the pressure you prefer, the result is inevitably relaxing and therapeutic.
“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle… the other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
or license #12552
Kelly Forester’s passion for art first peaked her interest in anatomy and the human body. Kelly decided to move from her home town in Kansas and study Massage Therapy in Portland, OR. Kelly graduated from East-West college of the Healing Arts in 2004. Since then she has been practicing Massage Therapy as an art form as a principle.
Kelly uses an integrative approach for massage uniting intuitive, energetic and manual techniques for a harmonious experience. Her specialties include Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release/Trigger Point, Deep Relaxation, Prenatal, and Body Balancing. It is very important to Kelly that what she does helps people feel better and provides a positive touch that is extremely valuable to the living being. She has helped hundreds of people maintain physical and mental balance through Massage. She is a healer and maintains the intuitive creativity that helps our souls grow.
or license #10273
BREATH is not only the foundation for Nick’s bodywork practice, but supremely the life-force from which all things grow. By maintaining the idea of transforming one’s true self from the inside-out, Nick performs various muscle energy techniques while simultaneously and actively engaging his clients in the deepest forms of breathwork. Thus, by transporting stagnant energies or “wind” throughout the body and mind, the achievement of ultimate relaxation and relief from muscular tension becomes exponential!
As an avid yogi, swimmer, cyclist, runner, former competitive diver and teacher, Nick understands the effects of a rigorous lifestyle. Primarily, his journey into massage and bodywork grew naturally from a profound love of yoga and movement. Through his training at East West College of the Healing Arts, Nick became well versed in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and continues to enjoy blending elements of Traditional Thai and Shiatsu into specifically tailored sessions that delve into your concerns. He is thoroughly honored by the knowledge he gains from each client’s mind-body connection and those subtle, yet constant reminders of remaining grounded in the present.
or license #17946
I’m a recent graduate of East West College, and before that I practiced as a certified massage therapist for 3 years in California at a day spa. I’m excited to utilize the new found knowledge that I have brewing in my head and tingling at my fingertips to help heal, educate and empower clients on their path towards a healthy body, mind and spirit.
Deep tissue and Swedish are my main tools that I blend and mix with Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Tui Na, Hot Stones, Reflexology and Reiki. I’m really interested in utilizing a perspective that sees energy deficiencies and structural compensatory patterns to treat the client as a whole. I have a good intuition and a kind, compassionate heart. These qualities drive my priorities to help people and continue to evolve as a therapist. My goal is to build a bond with my clients, working with and truly listening to their needs and their bodies needs. The other aspect of my goal is to encourage my clients to take an active role in their healing through education, exercising, stretching and self-massaging tools as ways to enhance the healing and balancing process for them in-between sessions.
Robin Ward has many hats when it comes to art. One of her many art forms are massage. She began at East West School of massage and graduated from Oregon School of Massage. Robin has intuitive hands that tell a story of confidence and abundance. In her practice, she has developed a keen sense of Deep Tissue as well as grounding Swedish that will take you to another place and time. Robin has worked with many athletes, dancers, MMA fighters and other active people who push their bodies to the limit everyday so her back round to healing is quite consistent with her work.
Robin’s journey began after a meniscus tear and surgery that made matters worse. Physical Therapy and hydrotherapy were prescribed for recovery after the surgery yet those methods failed to heal, Robin began looking for alternative methods. For several months, Robin received Acupuncture and Massage treatment in aide of her injuries. Robin’s recovery was amazing if not immediate through Massage and Acupuncture which made her realize what she wanted to do. Robin found a calling like no other to help people who have been in similar situations and lost their dreams to minor injuries after her discovery. In the five years of her practice, Robin has also developed may other modalities such as Thai Massage, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stones, Ashiatsu(Deep Tissue with your Feet) Sports Therapy, Eastern Therapies, Shiatsu and Energy Grounding.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease
or license #16868