All Therapeutic Massage Practitioners at Be Well Massage Therapy are licensed in Washington State. They also all share a passion for holistic wellness and quality, compassionate treatment.
Lisa Galvez, LMP, CMMP: Lisa is a proud graduate of Brenneke School of massage in 2001 and completed her Masters in Medical Massage in 2009. Lisa has been helping people reduce stress and get out of pain with massage therapy for the past 10 years. Lisa is also trained in and practices Swedish, Pain Relief, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Salt & Sugar Glows. Lisa founded Be Well Massage Therapy in May 2001, with the goal of helping people improve their health and wellness through massage & body work and the education it provides.
Matt Harris, LMP: Matt is a proud graduate of Ashmead Massage School 2005. He specializes in tailoring his massage to your specific needs by using verbal communication before massage sessions, through setting goals, and listening to the body's tactile cues during the massage. Matt is able to address pain, postural deviations, stress, athletic training, injury treatment and rehabilitation, headaches and preventive care through a wide variety of massage techniques including Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Passive Thai Massage Stretching and Myofascial (Connective Tissue) Release. Matt also specializes in seated massage for corporate clients, and has worked with many collegiate and professional athletes. He has a passion for connecting with clients, and offering a safe atmosphere for healing.
Yukako Izawa, LMP: Yukako has been licensed since 2011 and is a proud graduate of Denton Massage School in Arlington. Yukako is interested in massage to help people heal, by working with them one on one. She specializes in Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone and Reflexology. Yukako is specifically certified in Pregancy Massage. She also likes to help her clients release stress using the massage skills she was taught in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Clinical Massage. Right now, she has a specific goal to help women with pregancy issues and any athletes with sports massage.
Jay Nordquist, LMP, CMMP: Jay has been licensed since 2011 and is a proud graduate of Denton Massage School in Arlington. One of the things Jay enjoys most about being a massage therapist is the opportunity to help people feel better. Every session starts with listening to the client, to assess how they are feeling that day, to then learn how to tailor the massage to what their needs are for that day. Whether you are recovering from an injury, recovering from a tough workout, or simply need a healthy way to deal with stress, he truly believes massage can help. Using Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofacial release, or a variety of other techniques, Jay considers it a privilege to assist people to feel better, more balanced, relaxed, and just healthier overall.
Shannon Peterson, LMP, CPMP: Shannon has been licensed since 2010 and is a proud graduate of Spectrum Center School of Massage in Lake Stevens. Shannon has a passion for massage and her favorite aspect of massage, is when a client comes out of a massage feeling completely relaxed and relieved of the pain they were feeling before they walked in. Shannon is a Certified Pediatric Massage Practitioner, as well as certified in Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (ASD), through Tina Allen, Founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation (more information on this specific modality will be provided in the months to come). Shannon practices Swedish Massage, Treatment Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Chair Massage and Deep Tissue; which is her favorite.
Mali Richardson, LMP: Mali has been licensed since 2008 and is an Ashmead School of Massage graduate. Though her professional massage career started in 2008, she has been doing massage since she was three years old. As a second generation body worker (her mother being the first), she grew up learning how to help people in pain and trusting her intuition in how to do that most effectively. With the natural talent for massage and tuning in along with lifelong instruction from her mother; practicing massage as a career still feels as natural and welcome as a seal diving into the ocean. Treatment work is her passion. This shows through even in the relaxation massages because she naturally finds and releases old injured areas so as to allow the client to relax deeper. Helping clients heal from sports injuries, car accidents, and work injuries has been the driving force of her career. Mali practices Deep Tissue, Structural Relief Therapy, Myo-fascial release, Breema, Chakra work, and has a background in Reiki and Qigong. Every massage is tailored to the individual needs of the client and is performed with the care and concern. Mali feels very honored with the trust of working on a client’s area of pain or stress and grateful for the opportunity to give relief.
Lindsay Armstrong, LMP: The question Lindsay gets asked the most is “Why did you choose to be a massage therapist?” All through massage school when her class started with a new teacher, it was always that same question, and for a while she always had the same answer, “Because I couldn’t think of anything else to do.” Lindsay was always told she had a good sense of touch so she figured it was worth a try. By the time Lindsay graduated from Everest College in 2009, her answer had changed. She loves being able to help people by reducing pain, muscle tension and stress. She now feels as though the look on peoples face after an hour of massage is worth every hour she spent in a classroom. She believes everyone can benefit from the healing effects of massage.
Eric Bartsch, LMP, CKTP: Eric has been licensed since 2010 and graduated from Cortiva School of Massage in Seattle. He specializes in deep tissue and treatment massage, using it as a way to restore balance in the body to promote its innate abilities to heal and stay healthy. Eric's work focuses on treating injuries, reducing and/or eliminating pain, improving function and range of motion, correcting posture, and increasing flexibility. Eric has regularly worked with marathon runners, cyclists, swimmers, dancers, body builders, triathletes and many other types of athletes. He also has been specially trained as a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner by the KTAI and has used Kinesio Tape for all types of clients (athlete and non-athlete) with great results. Eric also has a lot of professional experience with Pregnancy Massage, which began with his wife while she was pregnant with their son. Since then, Eric has worked extensively with dozens of pregnant women through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum, relieving discomfort, improving and maintaining posture, and promoting healthy mobility. For all client types, he incorporates active and facilitated stretches into the session, along with suggesting stretches to do at home.