All therapeutic massage practitioners at Be Well Massage have passed the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam and are licensed in Washington State. They also all share a passion for for holistic wellness and quality, compassionate treatment.
Lisa Galvez LMP CMMT is a proud graduate of Brenneke School of massage in 2001 I completed my Masters in Medical Massage in 2009. I have been helping people reduce stress and get out of pain with massage therapy for the past 10 years. I also am trained in and practice in Swedish, Pain Relief, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Salt & Sugar Glows. I opened 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. I look forward to helping you! Lisa practices at the Mukilteo location.
Matt Harris, LMP is a proud graduate of Ashmead Massage School 2005. I specialize in tailoring my 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. I am 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. I also specialize in seated massage for corporate clients, and have worked with many collegiate and professional athletes. I have a passion for connecting with my clients, and offering a safe atmosphere for healing. I look forward to meeting with you at the Mukilteo location!
Maria Green, LMP CMMT, Licensed since 2003, a proud graduate of Ashmead School of Massage, I have been helping people reduce stress and get out of pain using massage for the past 8 years. Also trained for specific pain relief, trigger point therapy, TMJ, Deep Tissue, Whiplash injury, Medical Massage, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Hotstone and Sports Massage. Through the years as a Massage Therapist, I have developed a very nurturing touch that is very in tune to areas of concern within the body and I am able to focus on those areas to help ease any pain or discomfort with in the clients tolerances. The desire to help ease clients overused, fatigued or injured areas of the body and restore back to pain free function will continue to be my goal with each individual client, catering to their plan of recovery. Each session is tailored for clients needs with the deepest care and concern.
Yukako Izawa LMP I am a graduate of Denton Massage school in Arlington and am interested in massage to help people heal by working with them one on one. I do relaxation massage, hot stone and reflexology,I am certified in Pregancy Massage. I also like to help to release stress using my massage skills in Swedish, deep tissue, and clinical massage. Right now my goal is to help wemon with pregancy issues and any athletes with sports massage. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Jay Nordquist LMP CMMP I am a proud graduate of Denton Massage School in Arlington. One of the things I enjoy 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 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, I truly believe massage can help. Using Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofacial release, or a variety of other techniques, I consider it a privilege to assist people to feel better, more balanced, relaxed, and just healthier overall. I look forward to seeing you at the Mukilteo location.
Shannon Peterson LMP I graduated from Spectrum Center School of Massage in 2010. My favorite part of doing massage, is when my client comes out of a massage feeling completely relaxed and relieved of the pain they were feeling before. That is always my ultimate goal. I practice Swedish Massage, Treatment Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Chair Massage and Deep Tissue; which is my favorite. I have a passion for massage and I look forward to working with you at the Mukilteo location!
Mali Richardson, LMP, licensed since 2008 and Ashmead School of Massage graduate. Though my professional massage career started in 2008, I have been doing massage since I was three years old. As a second generation body worker (my mother being the first) I grew up learning how to help people in pain and trust my intuition in how to do that most effectively. With the natural talent for massage and tuning in along with lifelong instruction from my mother, practicing massage as a career still feels as natural and welcome as a seal diving into the ocean. Treatment work is my passion. This shows through even in the relaxation massages because I naturally find and release 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 my career. I do Deep Tissue, Structural Relief Therapy, Myo-fascial release, Breema, Chakra work, and have a background in Reiki and Qigong. Every massage is tailored to the individual needs of the client and performed with the care and concern. I am honored with the trust of working on a client’s area of pain or stress and grateful for the opportunity to give relief.
Rachael has been pursuing her passion for massage since 1998. She has a natural gift for the healing arts and believes that being present and trusting her intuition creates a fantastic massage experience. She utilizes many creative approaches to reduce pain and enhance healing during treatment massage and has trained in a multitude of techniques geared towards relaxation and stress relief. Her massages are tailored on an individual basis. Increasing the quality of life is a goal she likes to achieve with every person that walks through the door. Rachael has lived in the Northwest for almost 30 years and thrives in knowing all of the secrets of where to go and what to do in this area! Outside of work Rachael pursues her passion for the visual arts, volunteering with local causes and playing on the beach.
Lexi: I bring a well rounded background into my massage practice. I've studied many alternative modes of healing and have been certified in Matrix Energetics, Pranic Healing and Reiki. I've spent 5 years in Tai Chi and several years in other various martial arts developing Chi energy. It's my personal belief that these other modalities have given me a depth of presence in my practice as a massage therapist. I specialize in Tapotement, which is one of the strokes in Swedish Massage that is very often left out. It consists of tapping using various hand positions. I was a professional drummer for 15 years making Tapotement a natural for me. I have a varied background including music, web design, engineering and a B.S from the university of Washington. I perform Swedish and Deep Tissue massage and focus on any areas where there is pain or discomfort using techniques that allow the muscles to relax and recover.
Lindsay Armstrong: The question I get asked the most is “Why did you choose to be a massage therapist?” All through massage school when we started classes with a new teacher it was always that same question, and for a while I always had the same answer, “Because I couldn’t think of anything else to do.” I was always told I had a good sense of touch so I figured it was worth a try. By the time I graduated from Everest College in 2009 my answer had changed. I love being able to help people by reducing pain, muscle tension and stress. The look on peoples face after an hour of massage is worth every hour I spent in a classroom. I believe everyone can benefit from the healing effects of massage and I can’t wait to meet you at our Mukilteo location.