MEET OUR STAFF

Ashley

Massage & Esthetician

Brittney

Massage Therapist

Christina

Esthetician

Crystal

Massage Therapist

Elaine

Massage Therapist

Jane

Massage Therapist

Jenisa

Massage & Esthetician

Jennifer

Massage & Esthetician

Julie G.

Massage Therapist

Kanako

Massage Therapist

Kaiti

Esthetician

Kelsie

Massage Therapist

Megan

Massage Therapist

Melissa

Massage Therapist

Natalie

Esthetician

Richelle

Massage Therapist

Stephanie

Massage Therapist

Tricia

Massage Therapist

Yamin

Massage Therapist

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Lori

Since a young age, massage has always been part of my life. Receiving my degree from Seattle Massage School in 1999, I have continued to grow in my experience and knowledge. I have worked in spas, clinics and privately, and I am excited to be back at the The V Spa after taking leave to raise my two kids. I believe strongly in the many benefits of massage. Utilizing different techniques and modalities, I will work to help achieve the personalized results you are here for. Whether deep tissue, relaxation, injury treatment, anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain, arthritis, improved athletic performance and more, there is something for everyone. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Tricia

Tricia is a licensed massage therapist who is dedicated to enhancing individuals' well-being using a diverse skill set. Proficient in Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Injury Treatment, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Pediatric Oncology Massage, she combines technical skill with genuine care. Guided by a profound sense of compassion and respect, Tricia believes in the transformative potential of healing touch, viewing each session as an opportunity to empower clients toward their health goals.

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Brittney

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2014. I graduated from Milan Institute in Nevada. I moved to WA state in 2016. I completed my Masters degree in Sports and Health Sciences in 2020. I am passionate about sports massage and deep tissue techniques. I enjoy helping clients with neck and shoulder issues. I tailor each session to each client's specific needs. During my free time I care for my 3 children. All of which are in sports all the time and it keeps me extremely busy!

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Elaine

Hello, I'm Elaine. My goal as your massage therapist is to meet you where you are, and get you where you want to be. Whether your goal is relaxation, injury or chronic pain treatment, or an hour or two of self-care; I am here to help.

The focus of my work is to restore balance in the central nervous system to allow relaxation and healing to take place in the rest of the body. I use Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and PNF massage modalities along with relaxation techniques to leave you relaxed and relieved. In addition to my massage license, I am a Reiki Master and have a Polarity I certification.

In my free time, I enjoy my family, my dogs, cooking, and reading. I also try to squeeze in yoga, hiking, art, beachcombing, and indoor gardening.

Let me be the first to say, thank you for taking care of you.

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Angela

My love of skin care started back in my early teenage years and has continued to grow through adulthood. I believe that a good skin care routine is key. I love creating relationships with my clients and getting to be a part of their self-care journey whether that be through a relaxing facial, a waxing service or a beautiful Lash lift. I offer an array of different services such as Dermaplaning and Lash Lifting to name a few. I look forward to helping you achieve your skin care goals and enhancing your natural beauty.

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Kaiti

Hello, I'm Kaiti! I am a licensed esthetician. My passion is helping my clients to achieve their desired look using the most innovative techniques. My focus is to bring customized services to each and every client, giving them the optimal spa experience with my skills and upbeat attitude. I love building a bond with my clients because it makes the experience so much more special. Your goals are my goals! I look forward to meeting you!

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Kelsie

Hi, My name is Kelsie! I am a licensed massage therapist with experience in curating a sensationally relaxing experience, as well as medical massage specifying in injury and whiplash recovery. I am passionate about not only massage therapy but all forms of natural healing. I am currently studying at Everglades University to earn my Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine, and upon graduation I intend to further my education to become a homeopathic physician. I have felt the call to facilitate healing in people since I was a young girl and I truly believe in our body's divine ability to heal themselves, with the correct support. I enjoy giving area-focused massage therapy by using myofascial release techniques, cross fiber friction, and neuromuscular trigger point release. I also believe every person has unique holding patterns of trauma and injury within their body, therefore I begin each session with an open heart and open mind to be able to listen to your body's specific needs through light energy work.

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Yamin

My name is Yamin, LMT. I love massage. My mission is to bring the yin and yang energies into alignment so that the body can come into a higher degree of health. I am proud to use Chinese principles of touch from my heritage to stimulate all the meridians creating healthy Chi flow. Highlights of my skill set include; stimulating Cupping, acupressure, gua sha, expert Chinese medical massage techniques, combined with my knowledge of western methods and Swedish massage coming together for a very healing experience for my clients.

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Megan

As a licensed massage therapist, I graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 2011. Taking care of others has always been what I do. After years of working in elder care, after-school care and early childhood education, I switched my focus back to adults. My massage clients tell me I have an intuitive touch. I take pride in providing relaxing massage that includes a blend of techniques tailored to each client's specific needs. I work hard to help all my clients achieve their mental and physical health goals. In my personal life I love to dance, kayak, and create all kinds of art!

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Kanako

Aloha! My name is Kanako. My husband and I moved from Hawaii in the fall of 2022, and I am excited for the opportunity to serve The Valley community! Growing up, I envisioned myself working as a helping professional. Living and working in Hawaii was a great place for me to immerse myself in the culture of warm Aloha and genuine hospitality, and that is the place where I had the honor and privilege to meet a native Hawaiian teacher and studied the art of Lomilomi. Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice which has been passed down over generations from Kumu Lomi (lomi teachers). I was trained to interpret and convey Lomilomi as an "expression of the island". With that said, my practice is centered on sharing the spirit of Aloha through Lomilomi, and also integrating the Japanese healing modality called "Seitai" (facilitating self-healing power to "bring the body in balance" by using elements of Shiatsu), as well as Western modalities (Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Pin & Stretch, injury treatment). I am passionate about continuing to update and obtain new knowledge and skills so that I can share it with my clients to help them get out of pain. Last but not least, I believe in the importance of self-care and that one massage has the healing potential to make you feel better, energized, uplifted, relax better and have a softer outlook on life. I look forward to working with you!

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Meg

The foundation of my massage skills include Swedish relaxation and injury treatment techniques like passive stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. I am a graduate of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and am continuing my education with a focus on deep relaxation work using techniques like parasympathetic stimulation, mind-body connection and breathwork. Outside of my bodywork practice, I spend time outdoors, enjoy animals and working within the local farm community. I am so happy to contribute to The V Spa and excited to work with you!

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Jen

Jen is passionate about movement, which makes The V Spa an exciting place to work as a massage therapist! She is a graduate of BodyMechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, and also holds Yoga and Reiki 1 & 2 certifications. In addition, she is interested in fascia, anatomy and physiology, the nervous system, trauma healing, and the lymphatic system. Her goal is to work with the client to achieve an optimal healing experience, focusing on communication and offering explanation of the why behind the treatment technique. She believes each massage is a puzzle needing the right pressure, communication, technique, and knowledge of the body's history. Outside of massage therapy Jen loves traveling, growing food, and being active outside.

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Melissa

Melissa is passionate about having an active life through exercises like running, yoga, dance and anything that helps you move your body towards optimal health. She is a graduate of BodyMechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage and loves being involved in the massage community. She loves helping guests find relief from stress, anxiety, and pain through massage. She’s an enthusiastic advocate for the tremendous benefits that massage can bring to overall health and wellbeing. As an avid runner and active person, she believes massage not only helps with relaxation but also provides relief from chronic pain and sore muscles associated with exercise. She specializes in Swedish massage, relaxation, and active/passive stretching techniques. She loves to incorporate hot towels and aromatherapy to increase relaxation and engage the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Natalie

Natalie has a passion for practicing good skincare habits which inspired her to become a licensed Master Esthetician. Her love for the esthetics industry grew while watching her clients gain confidence in their skin. She started her career in a Tacoma medical spa and is excited to bring her knowledge to Tumwater and Olympia. Natalie enjoys making treatment plans for various skin conditions. In her spare time, she likes to focus on fitness and holistic health.

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Christina

Christina is an Esthetician and Massage Therapist with 20 years experience from Destination And Hotel Spas to Day Spas. She is passionate about listening to her clients and meeting their body and skin goals. She enjoys developing relationships with her clients and seeing the changes created with services over time. She is committed to health and well being in others as well as herself. She enjoys dance classes and walking in the outdoors. You may also see her in an Aqua class teaching or taking a class as well. Christina looks forward to meeting you at The V Spa!

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Stephanie

My name is Stephanie, I graduated in 2019 from Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy in Tumwater, WA. It is there I gained a deep understanding of the human body with classes in anatomy, pathology, and kinesiology along with classes for massage modalities like deep tissue, trigger point, cupping and myofascial release. I have traveled throughout the country, love hiking, have five dogs and love meeting new people! I have a passion for sports injury treatment and love to help clients feel better and heal.

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Julie B.

As a massage therapist, I specialize in forging connections between mind and body through massage therapy. Trained at Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, I focus on injury treatment, Swedish massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. I aim to seamlessly blend these techniques to induce productive relaxation. Nature inspires me, and I strive to bring its calming energy into every session, guiding clients toward holistic healing.

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Julie G.

Licensed since 2004, Julie (BCTMB, OTR/L, CLT-LANA) became interested in massage therapy while teaching yoga. Her style of massage is characterized by flowing movements and stretching, which is heavily influenced by Ayurvedic and Thai massage techniques. Julie is board certified in massage therapy; and is also a licensed occupational therapist with advanced training in lymphedema therapy. She has practiced therapy in many different settings, including home health, yoga studios, and spas. Her clients have included Olympic and professional athletes. She believes that body work can help prevent injury and illness, and increase overall well-being.

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Crystal

I was drawn to massage at a young age. I started small with the feet and shoulders of friends and family. As I've gotten older I made it my career and passion. Sixteen years later I have explored many different modalities and have come up with my own style and way of balancing out the body. I have worked the last 8 yrs in a very active retirement community in the Sacramento area of California. Working on athletes, weekend warriors, and those just trying to feel better. I love the idea that every body is different and has its own story to tell.

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Jane

I am a long-time yoga teacher at the Valley, and now a massage therapist at The V Spa. I look at each person’s unique posture pattern, and help them into more ease and alignment. Having over 10 years of experience in yoga and meditation, I think of the body and mind in a holistic way, and understand that everyone holds stress differently. For those days that you’re feeling worn out, I might pair soothing strokes with deep breathing and guided relaxation to help your nervous system into a state of rest and repair. Depending on your needs, I might also incorporate passive or active movement: some of my favorite techniques are myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (or PNF), and pin and stretch - all of which involve range of motion. So, whether you’re in the mood for soothing stress relief, targeted treatment for misalignment and past injury, or something in between, I’m happy to tailor each session to suit your needs.

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Ashley

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a licensed Massage Therapist as well as Esthetician. What brought me to both fields was a love to help others and give back in this world. When someone comes in for a deep tissue massage and has a specific area of discomfort, it is truly wonderful to be able to diminish their pain and have them leaving better. As an esthetician, it is fun and rewarding to be a source of knowledge about skin and waxing needs! I am educate on skin care along with performing a relaxing treatment that improves the overall look of skin. I will leave you with a quote that speaks best towards both fields. “Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.”

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Richelle

I find satisfaction knowing massage therapy helps my clients’ quality of life by reducing their pain levels and improving overall relaxation. I went to Renton Technical College to become a massage therapist and graduated in 2013. I specialize in deep tissue work and medical massage, specifically head, neck, and jaw treatments, but am able to specifically treat anything. I acquired my cupping certification in 2015, and intraoral massage endorsement in 2018. I would love to meet you to start your own personalized treatment plan, or for relaxation and self care!

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Jenisa

Many of my aspirations are cultivated from personal health struggles and a determination to find “beauty for ashes.” Early on, unfiltered interests in art and nature drove my pursuits to floral design. After a few years of hard work and tree sap filled holidays, I began to explore botanicals in other therapeutic applications by becoming an esthetician. I suffered from acne as a teen and still into adulthood; so the fundamentals of skincare education come intrinsically. My years in the skincare field span from the Pacific Northwest to the Southwest Region of Montana. I look forward to seeing where massage therapy may spur new avenues ahead.

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Jennifer

Jennifer is a master esthetician who attended Euro Institute of Skin Care and a massage therapist with over 15 years experience in the wellness industry. She has worked in both the medical and day spa setting giving her knowledge in a variety of different product lines. She incorporates multiple modalities to get you feeling 100%. She is client focused specializing her services to individual needs. Given her vast array of services offered, you can book a signature facial, body treatment or massage in one day spa package. Her favorite pastime is spending time at the fast pitch field cheering on her daughter, staying active and enjoying all of what the pacific northwest has to offer.

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Sky

Sky has received his education & experience at East West College of Healing Arts in Portland Oregon and holds his Washington and Oregon State Massage Therapy License. In his work he enjoys helping clients be able to feel comfortable and safe, along with helping them be able to feel right in their own body. Sky will adapt and evolve with his clients to meet their needs and expectations. Skyler will supply different modalities and techniques to be able to experiment and find the right treatment for his clients.