Carey has been a massage therapist since 1997. She is one of our Deep Tissue Specialists and uses Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy as her main modalities to promote proper healing of injured muscles. Carey has worked with the Sounders soccer team, power lifters, professional football players and professional baseball players. She has a talent for rehabilitating injured athletes and getting them back to their sport. She has also been working with spinal injuries pre- and post surgery, neck and low back pain as well as headaches since 1999. She specializes and enjoys working most with low back pain and hip injuries, rotator cuff sprains, strains and tears, leg injuries, and foot pain. Carey was raised in Bothell. Laughter is a big part of who she is and her young son is the apple of her eye.
Lynette graduated from Everest College and specializes in medium to deep tissue work. She has great sense of depth perception and can customize her treatment according to each clients needs. She has worked with whiplash, headaches, neck pain and cervical spinal injuries. Low back, sports injuries and gluteal work are also within her specialty. Her techniques include myofascial release, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy among others. Lynette enjoys being a part of the healing process and embraces every moment she gets to connect with clients. In her spare time Lynette likes to roller skate, read and run.
Brian has been a massage therapist since 1994. Brian is one of our Deep Tissue Specialists. His treatment focus has been primarily injury treatment work, sports related trauma and post surgical rehab using various treatment modalities including Neuromuscular Reeducation, (NMR) Passive Position Release (PPR) and the Myokinesthetic system that focuses on impingement along the peripheral nervous sysytem. He particularly enjoys working with runners, athletes and focusing on neck, shoulders, low back, hip, knee and ankle problems. Brian has worked with professional and local athletes and is one of our Sports Massage Specialists. Brian has extensive knowledge in exercise and diet. In Brian's down time he likes to run and hang out with family and friends. He is also active in participating in American Cancer society events.
Jackie has been a massage therapist since 2005 and graduated from Seattle Ashmead College. She specializes in relieving headaches, as well as neck, shoulder, lower back, and hip pain that can be caused by car accidents, sports injuries, or work related accidents. Her specialized modalities include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. In addition to improving her clients' physical well-being, she enjoys sewing, cooking a variety of foods and savoring a good meal.
Bob Holzman has been a massage practitioner since 1999 & holds a license to practice in both Washington and New York. He utilizes Myofascial Release (MFR), Deep Tissue, Pre and Post event Sports Massage, passive and functional Postural Analysis, Active Isolated Stretching, as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). From the beginning of his career, he has been drawn to treating patients with chronic pain, sports injuries, repetitive stress and traumatic injuries. Bob worked as a massage therapist for the Cirque du Soleil performers & has traveled the country working on Broadway dancers in addition to working independently with professional and world-class athletes. Bob's primary focus is getting to the root of the pain or discomfort as apposed to treating just the symptoms & emphasizes self-care. Bob is a Nationally Certified EMT, a life long athlete, yoga practitioner of 15 years and loves exploring/playing out-doors. He has had the pleasure of working with the team at LWMT since 2010 & if he is out of the clinic, you will likely find him with his wife and dog, logging in hours with the original Xbox 360 (aka nature).
Jonathan’s practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine began during his undergraduate career at the University of San Diego. While pursuing a minor in Eastern Philosophy, he had the unique honor of meeting with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden – personal physician to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. It was during this meeting, that Jonathan was introduced to the centuries old practice of Tibetan and Chinese Medicine – an experience that changed his life. Jonathan earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Jonathan specializes in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He also enjoys integrating energetic healing, homeopathy and dietary and lifestyle recommendations whenever possible. When not treating patients, Jonathan is an avid outdoorsmen, musician and photographer. During the winter months you can expect to find him on the constant search for the perfect line of untracked powder.
Samer utilizes deep pressure based upon the needs of his clients. He was trained as a certified Manual Ligament Therapist (MLT). He uses this technique to decrease pain, increase range of motion and decrease muscle tonicity. This technique is beneficial to patients in all stages of healing, including subacute and chronic. Samer has found MLT to be effective with all of his patients, but particularly helpful for those with chronic whiplash injuries, rotator cuff issues and low back pain. Samer also has a background as a physical therapist assistant, which provides him with a unique treatment approach for all injuries, including those that are sports related. When not practicing, Samer enjoys spending time with his wife, playing the guitar and shooting some hoop.
Mandy is a massage graduate of Wenatchee's Therapeutic Touch and Bodywork. Since getting her license in 2005, Mandy is focused her techniques in Deep Tissue, Myofascial release and trigger point massage. She also encourages at home stretching, exercise, and heat and ice therapy to help clients reach the maximum benefits of massage. Additionally, Mandy likes helping decrease pain in clients who suffer due to TMJ, post surgery and strained muscles. When she's not working at select wineries in Woodinville , Mandy plays competitive volleyball and loves hiking and playing golf with her husband.
Tess has been avidly performing therapeutic bodywork since her graduation from Brenneke School of Massage in 2008. She soon realized that becoming a massage therapist was just one stop on the road of life. In 2010, she was inspired to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Washington so that she may apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2014. Her work focuses on correcting dysfunctional patterns that cause pain and limitation. She excels in treating whiplash, herniated disk injuries, chronic lower back pain, hip pain and repetitive stress injuries. She utilizes her knowledge of techniques such as visceral manipulation, somatic unwinding, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, structural relief therapy and orthopedic massage to create an integrated blend of bodywork tailored to each individual's specific needs. In her free time she is an avid cyclist, archery enthusiast and outdoors woman.
Brooke has a liberal arts degree from Whitman College, and graduated from Cortiva institute. After graduating as a massage therapist she was an assistant teacher at Cortiva to fine tune her skills and help others. Brooke utilizes deep tissue massage, myofacial release and neuro-muscular reeducation. She has the ability to work both deep and light when needed. She believes that each client should be approached individually, and integrates many different modalities to fit each individuals need. She believes a balanced body is imperative for a healthy joyful life. She enjoys working with head and neck pain, headaches, whiplash, migraines, neck and shoulder stress, low back pain, sciatica, and more. She has been a yoga instructor since 2009 and has practiced yoga for over 10 years. Brooke loves working with athletes, being in the outdoors, and watching a good football game. She is currently working toward her certification as a structural integration practitioner and is interested in teaching anatomy and kinesiology in the near future. Besides practicing yoga Brooke enjoys cooking and playing the piano.
Lauren received her massage training at the Cortiva Institute of Massage in Seattle. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, the study of human movement, from Western Washinton University. Lauren has specialized her work in Deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. She is passionate about treating serious athletes and "weekend warriors" alike. Outside of work Lauren loves the outdoors and especially enjoys activities with her dog, Jag.