Our Massage Therapists

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Melissa Scudder, LMT #26223

I am a graduate from RCC Massage School in Grants Pass. I utilize my full attention and healing touch with the goal of finding a deep space of relaxation where clients are able to move through pain and discomfort and experience profound healing and harmony within their body. Being an avid runner, hiker, bicyclist, as well as having held physically demanding jobs - and not without injury - I have a firm understanding of the ways in which physical limitations and pain can cause depression, sadness, and limiting beliefs. My goal with each client is to find the release needed to regain the individual's natural state of mobility and wellness. I have training in Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, and I am always expanding my knowledge base to be able to provide the highest quality service for every person I treat.

Willow Humphrey, LMT #21372
 

Willow Humphrey, LMT, began studying bodywork in 2009, and has been a practicing therapist since 2011. Inspired by her own journey with chronic pain, Willow continues to learn and develop her own methods for effective healing for her clients.

Willow utilizes Intuitive Unwinding Therapeutic Bodywork, a unique, integrative blend of healing arts for aiding in the body's flow of chi: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Manual Kinesthetic Therapy (Trager work influenced by Thai, Shiatsu & Acupressure), Reflexology, Reiki, Breema, Sound Healing and Wholistic Craniosacral Therapy. This work is deep, thorough, and restorative, and you’ll leave a session feeling lighter, more mobile, relaxed and energized.

Many of Willow's clients share profound energetic experiences in these sessions that bring the healing effects of massage to a deeper and more expansive level. Willow has an amazing ability to clear stagnant energy and fortify your major energy centers with renewed vitality and resilience.

Craniosacral Therapy is also available as a full session. Please inquire if interested!

 
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Kayla Kawecki, LMT #22110

Kayla was first inspired to practice massage therapy as a teenager after sustaining serious injuries from a car accident. She was healed through intensive physical therapy and massage, gaining a broader understanding of whole health and the importance of touch. Feeling empowered by her recovery process and those who helped her, she moved to Ashland to study massage.

Kayla attended Ashland Institute of Massage in 2009 and has focused on Esalen massage for the last 11 years. She received a 175 hour certification from Esalen while in Bali, Indonesia in 2011. Following 3 months of practicing massage and yoga in Bali, Kayla dedicated her energy to the art of Esalen massage, enrolling in continuing education workshops in Big Sur, California.

Esalen Massage is a form of intuitive massage that enhances clients energetic flow through long, flowing strokes. This style of massage leaves the receiver feeling relaxed and nurtured. Esalen promotes interrelatedness of energy, structure, and soul to build a powerful connection between body, mind, and spirit. This enhanced awareness helps to release daily stress patterns, calm the mind, and nourish the
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Maria Antonia, RCST®

Maria's connection with the healing arts began as a child and inspired her to practice as an LMT from 1996 through 2006. Having begun the study of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to aid in her personal healing journey, her completion of the 700hr Certification Training has beautifully transformed into offering this non-invasive healing modality to the community. Maria's intention as a practitioner is one of gentle listening and witnessing.

 

Biodynamic approach to Craniosacral Therapy administers gentle-touch therapy that works with the wholeness of our being and the intrinsic forces of health within the body. The body’s own intelligence is gently welcomed to down-regulate in order to resource its natural state of innate wholeness.

 
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Kristi Chipowsky, LMT #25319

Kristi Chipowsky graduated with honors from RCC massage school. She has a strong grasp of anatomy and kinesiology and works with her clients to get to the root of their discomfort. Kristi is skilled in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Swedish Massage; and she is also well adept at providing a fabulous "spa" massage. She strives to get to the root of discomfort by addressing chronic pain patterns, postural issues and injuries to provide overall deeper relaxation in the body. Kristi provides a personalized approach toward each client and structures her sessions and treatment plans according to their specific needs and preferences. She has a very caring, compassionate, intuitive and deep presence that provides a safe space for her clients to fully relax and receive the therapeutic benefits of her healing touch.

 

Kristi has lived in beautiful Southern Oregon for 20 years, where she raised her daughter. She has an insatiable curiosity to keep learning, an adventurous spirit and is an all around lover of life. Her interests include natural healing, dancing, music, yoga, creativity, nature and spirituality.