Meet Our Community of Healing Artists
Elizabeth Ruff, Certified Advanced Soma Practitioner, E-RYT 500, LMT
Functional Bodywork & Yoga for the modern lifestyle
Elizabeth focuses on a practice that helps people experience long lasting relief from pain and greater joy in life. She offers Soma Structural Integration which is an intense 11-session series of hands on bodywork that makes use of fascia manipulation and movement to train your body to become balanced & limber. In addition, you can book a 2hr session that will combine movement and bodywork to help you transcend dysfunctions that may be holding you back in CrossFit, Running, Mountain Biking or just moving through life with grace. Elizabeth also helps balance mental stress through Aromatouch, a delightful 30 minute session using a variety of DoTerra essential oils. Additionally, Elizabeth yoga instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience, retreat leader, and founder of the SomaYoga Teacher Training. Reach out, and find your line of grace!
Susanna Alongi, LMT
Wild Heart Birth & Bodywork
Clinical Visceral Massage & Doula Services
As a Licensed Massage Practitioner, Susanna works in the expansive, energy moving, field for healing her client's physical and energetic bodies. As a Clinical Visceral Therapist, she has a passion for creating movement, fluidity and to promote healing in abdominal organs, hips, pelvis and spine. She has a passion for birth work, and also serves as a Doula and Midwifery assistant in the community of Bellingham, WA.
How we care for pregnant women, new mothers and babies deeply matters.
Pregnancy, birth and postpartum are normal yet extra-ordinary events in a woman and family's life. These times are invitations to recognize and claim our strength as women and mothers, portals for our deepest healing and opportunities for immense love. "Para la Madre" is written on my inner arm - For the Mother - it is the essence of my work. With my whole heart, I believe that midwives are part of the necessary care toward creating vibrant, empowered and thriving mothers, babies, and families.
As your midwife, I offer my own unique blend of modern midwifery practices and ancient midwifery arts, including evidence-based practices, shared decision-making, herbs, essential oils, homeopathy, and the option of an integrated childbirth class. Women can choose to birth with me in the privacy of their home or at the beautiful Bellingham Birth Center. I look forward to walking alongside you on your pregnancy and mothering journey.
Many blessings on your path!
Melissa's Holistic Skin Care
Melissa has been a holistic esthetician for over 10 years and she believes that healthy skin is achieved not only through the healing properties of clean, whole plant ingredients but also through balancing your body, mind and spirit.
The goal is not perfection, but being in harmony with your skin’s natural process, bringing forward your natural beauty and helping your skin return to a healthy, balanced state. Real beauty comes from a place of loving yourself fully and feeling great in your own skin. This is why Melissa loves to combine skin care with energy work, creating radiance from the inside out.
Skin is a living organism and is nourished and regenerated by whole plant ingredients that utilize nature’s intelligence to heal and balance. Melissa believes in using only simple, pure and highly energetic products in my skin treatments, which will bring life and vitality back to your skin. This is not just a facial but a holistic treatment that will truly make your skin and spirit glow!
Lindsay Worley, LMT, SOMA Practitioner
Soma Structural Integration & Massage Therapist
Lindsay's massage style is a relaxing blend of myofascial release, trigger point, deep tissue and Swedish massage, facilitated by intuitive awareness and presence. She enjoys working with people who are seeking relaxation and stress relief, as well as deeper structural balance and freedom of movement. Whether you are active and want to stay loose and limber, have an injury and want to get back to normal functioning, or just want to slow down, relax, and connect to your body, Lindsay customizes each massage to meet you where you are at that day. Her bodywork philosophy is that the more you are able to relax and tune into your breath, the more your body will be able to accept and integrate deeper work, so she always begin slowly and build into deeper work as your body opens up. Everyone has a different natural pace and my intention is to tune in and meet your pace, to help you let go of tension and holding in a relaxed and gentle way.
Jason Jones, LMT, Soma Practitioner, Personal Trainer
Soma Structural Integration
Jason practices Soma Structural Integration Bodywork. He has an extensive background as a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Martial Artist, Firefighter/Search & Rescue, Mountain Athlete & papa to two active, amazing kidos.
Jason has a passion for helping people feel and perform their best in whatever drives vitality in their life. When movement or pain patterns persist, it can be difficult to engage with the things you love to do. Allow Jason to take you through the Soma 11 session series and reconnect to your sense of wellness. Jason is also skilled at providing personal training in person, or personal training programs for those with specific goals in mind (run an ultra-marathon, lift heavy weight, enhance mobility & movement)
With a compassionate, healing presence and touch, Jason is a safe space for structural realignment and movement wisdom.
Nicole Jackson Bodywork, LLC
Board Certified Structural Integrator,
Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, LMT
Hellerwork Structural Integration
Nicole offers Hellerwork Structural Integration (https://hellerwork.com/how-it-works/). This eleven-session series releases tension throughout the body with deep connective tissue bodywork. As patterns of tension are released, new postures, movement, and ways of being become accessible. Clients often report a sense of ease, freedom, and vitality after this work. A trained nuclear engineer and a mom, Nicole brings curiosity, systems thinking, and heart to every session.
Hellerwork Structural integration releases tension with deep connective tissue bodywork. As old patterns of tension are released, new postures, movement, and ways of being become accessible. Exploration of movement possibilities and mind-body awareness dialogue help create lasting change. Clients often report a sense of ease, freedom, and vitality after this work.
Kestrel Garcia, CMS-CHT
Are you ready to create lasting positive change in your life? Hypnotherapy can help with goals such as stress reduction, sleeping better and increasing motivation for healthy habits. Kestrel Garcia is a Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy. Kestrel practices the Integral Hypnotherapy Method, which is similar to guided meditation, but specifically tailored to your goals so you leave feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to take action!
Learn how Integral Hypnotherapy can help you transform your life. Book your appointment today to create the life you want!
Mouse Bird, LMT
Mouse Bird Studios
My name is Mouse Bird. Mouse given by my mother at birth and Bird from my father's lineage. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011 and have a private practice in Bellingham at the Shanti Center as well as in Deming at River Farm. I am also a visual artist and freelance graphic designer. You can find out more about me at www.mousebird.xyz, or find me on Facebook @mousebirdstudios and Instagram @mouse.bird.studios
I am drawn to massage for its exquisite demonstration of our innate need for touch. Touch brings us into our complex bodies and can transform pain energy and discord into health and harmony. Touch also encourages orientation to and connection between our inner and outer landscapes and helps us discover unexpressed aspects of ourselves. In my work I provide space for the unique processes of embodiment, unfolding, and healing to occur. Massage is a very intimate and energetic exchange in which I honor my client's needs and communication I operate from a center of love and strive to be grounded and provide a safe container for authenticity and healing to emerge. I offer myofascial integrative bodywork sessions as well as intra-oral massage for anyone experiencing TMJ issues, neck or jaw pain, and headaches or migraines.
You can find me in my bodywork studio, dancing everywhere, crying at the feet of the forest, touching paper, and attempting to sow the world with seeds of Love. Love knows no bounds. It shatters all.
LMT, A.S. providing CranioSacral Therapy
Jenna first became interested in alternative healing and preventative health while working as a EMT & Paramedic, and concurrently completed massage training in California in 1996, and later a degree for "Massage Practitioner." Jenna first discovered CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in the early 2000s and incorporated CST into her treatments while working as a massage therapist, and now focuses her sessions on CST. Jenna has completed classes through the Advanced level at the Upledger Institute, and has also been a teaching assistant for UI. Specialized training in CST includes support for Chronic Depletion/Complex Cases, CST for Pediatrics, SomatoEmotional Release, and studies on CST and the Immune System, including focused study on the Pelvis, Abdomen, Thorax, and Extremities, both levels of the "Brain Speaks" series to support neurological conditions, increasing and improving brain detoxing, circulation and decreasing inflammation. Jenna's training for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is through the Chickly Health Institute. Jenna enjoys using these modalities with her clients including; babies, children, teens, and adults. These non-invasive therapies are combined to access and release restrictions throughout the body, allowing well-ness, and activating the body's own, powerful, self-healing capacity. Jenna is a "Trauma Informed" bodyworker, and is in the final stages of her Provider certification for TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) by Dr. David Berceli.
WA Lic #MA00023514 includes Specialized Endorsement for Intraoral Massage