Meet Our Community of Healing Artists
Elizabeth Ruff, Certified Advanced Soma Practitioner, E-RYT 500, LMT
Structural Integration Bodywork, Functional Yoga & Ayurveda
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. Additionally, Elizabeth has been a yoga instructor since 2002, a yoga retreat leader, and founder of the SomaYoga Teacher Training. She presently leads classes via livestream through her platform: Modernyogatribe.com.
Reach out, and find your line of grace!
Susanna Alongi, LMT
Wild Heart Birth & Bodywork
Clinical Visceral Bodywork, Orthopedic Massage & Doula Services
As a Licensed Massage Practitioner for over half of her lifetime, 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.
Lindsay Worley, LMT, SOMA Practitioner
Soma Structural Integration & Massage Therapist
I have been practicing bodywork since 2013. As my practice has evolved I have served a wide range of clients with different backgrounds, needs and goals for bodywork. My sessions range from helping people get out of pain and shifting chronic pain patterns, to facilitating a deeper connection in body-mind-spirit and felt sense awareness, to promoting structural balance for more easeful posture and movement, to helping folks unwind from a stressful week at work. Whatever your goals for bodywork, I aim to meet you where you are and seek to understand how I can best support you in your journey. Through my practice I hope to contribute to a kinder, more compassionate, more embodied world.
I offer Soma Neuromuscular Integration as part of an 11-session series, ongoing treatment or maintenance sessions, and/or as stand-alone sessions designed to facilitate greater structural balance and easeful movement. This is also potent work for shifting chronic pain patterns and healing old injuries. I also offer Somassage and Integrative Massage Therapy for those looking for something more closely resembling typical massage therapy and for those seeking relaxation & stress relief. My work is slow, deep and meditative, with the intention of helping to ease your body/mind/spirit into deeper harmony and balance.
Learn more at www.somabodyworks.com.
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.
Shira Smason-Marcus, LMT
Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Practitioner
Shira has been practicing bodywork since 2014 when she received her license through the WCC program in Bellingham, WA. Her scope of work includes Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal and Event/Sports Therapy. In 2015, she received training in Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and incorporates these ancient techniques into her work as well. She combines various styles of bodywork with an intuitive understanding of the emotional and energetic body to present a multifaceted approach to health, meeting clients where they’re at and helping to guide individuals along their unique paths to optimal health.
KMI Structural Integration
I’m a father, poet, musician, author, former wilderness guide, and have been practicing bodywork since 2009. I specialize in helping people unwind chronic pain and stuck-ness, especially long-standing issues that feel like they’re never going to permanently change. (They can.) I’ve gone through several intensive trainings including therapeutic massage and KMI Structural Integration, have taught thousands of hours of yoga and anatomy, and was mentored in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation for three years. From what I can tell, arriving more deeply into our own embodied experience is one of the most important things many of us can do in this wild planet right now … so I’m blessed and honored to be able to do this work. Find my writings and podcast at thebodyawake.com
Licensed Massage Therapist
I’m passionate about helping people relieve painful symptoms that they present with and formulate treatment plans that help them build awareness in their bodies and manage their symptoms so that they can feel empowered, embodied, and rejuvenated.
I am a graduate of the massage program at Whatcom Community College, class of 2022. At WCC, I resonated most with me with treatment & trigger point therapy during my training, and use these modalities most.
My career as a yoga teacher and movement coach has been a huge inspiration for me to become a massage therapist and I’m excited to continue to grow as a wellness professional. My goal is to empower my clients by educating them about their body’s systems and helping them develop tools to maximize their physical health.
I am highly skilled, ethical, and professional and I look forward to growing my expertise as a massage therapist and contributing to our growing industry. I deeply care about being an evidence and research-informed practitioner and am dedicated to conducting legitimate research throughout my career and thinking critically in all aspects of my career as a massage therapist.
I use embodied and trauma informed touch to bring awareness to the body, to help release how the physical body holds stress, tension, and trauma. I specialize in Therapeutic massage, Thai Table massage, Shirodhara Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage. My style of touch ranges from light touch with oscillation to deeper work, incorporating elements of Ayurveda, myofascial release, pranic breath work, lymphatic, and Trigger Point work.
I am new to Bellingham, but not new to massage therapy! With 17 years of experience, I love for massage to be nurturing and pampering as well as effective. I draw from many tools in my toolbox, including deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, intraoral massage, Lomi Lomi, scar treatment, geriatric massage and hot stones, curating your massage to fit your unique needs.
I intentionally see only a few clients and like to provide an unrushed, thoroughly relaxing experience. Get the bodywork you need with the relaxation you deserve.
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.