Massage Therapists


 

Colleen has been a massage therapist for over 16 years. She graduated from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2001, over the years she has taken many specialty classes to enhance her massage practice. She had her office in New Haven, Connecticut where her focus was working with athletes, orthopedic recovery patients and clients with chronic pain. As a compliment to her hands on practice she also spent 5 years as an instructor for a Massage Therapy certification program. Colleen specializes in deep tissue, neuro-muscular, myo-fascial, acupressure integration and deep relaxation massage. She has a profound respect and passion for massage as a healing and unifying practice. She subscribes to the idea of, “Healing the world one massage at a time”. Colleen and her 2 children are happy to call the The Great Pacific North West their home after relocating from The East Coast and she is so excited and honored to be practicing at Be One!
Nan is a licensed massage therapist, a yogi, a mom, a beekeeper, a snowboarder, and a co-ed soccer player. She began studying massage therapy and discovering its healing effects in 2007. She completed her training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in California and she specializes in deep tissue, trigger point release, shiatsu, sports massage, and craniosacral therapy. Her therapeutic massage style focuses on relieving muscle tension and knots and she will customize each massage to meet your wellness goals. Nan will knead you like a ball of dough and stretch you out like taffy so that you will leave the table feeling longer, looser, and ready to get back to doing what you love!

Practicing yoga has changed Nan's life for the better. As she worked to deepen her yoga practice, she found that yoga healed her physical body, stabilized her emotions, and strengthened her connection to others. She received her first 200 hour training with Lisa Black at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga in 2014, and followed that with the Teacher Mentorship program at Shakti in 2015. Nan was fired-up after her first yoga teacher training because she learned to question her own limiting beliefs and realized that she was ready to go after her goals, no matter how scary or far off they seemed. She applied to the University of Washington where she studied Consciousness, and the science behind meditation, yoga, energy healing, dreams, animal and plant consciousness, and universal connection. She earned her BA in 2016, and aspiring to know more about yoga, Nan went on to complete Levels I, II, and Art of Assisting at the Baptiste Institute. In addition to having a strong vinyasa background, she completed Hot Hatha training at Firehouse Hot Yoga in 2016, and a Trauma Informed Yoga Behind Bars Training in 2017. She teaches yoga because she loves this work and she knows first hand how magical it is to get present and access new possibilities through yoga practice. When she is with you in the yoga room there is nowhere else she'd rather be.

Shannon is playful and fiery, with an accomplished work history as a Certified Nutritionist, College Nutrition Instructor and most recently a Group-facilitator working with adults with Eating Disorders. While practicing yoga at Be One Yoga, Shannon began to daydream about how she wanted to work with the public in a new way; the answer came simply as bodywork. In May 2017, Shannon graduated from Bellevue Massage School and immediately took flight as a practitioner.

Shannon celebrates her Indigenous roots practicing “I only come to heal” which was taught by her Lakota teacher after graduating from Bastyr University in 2005. Shannon brings an intense love for the mysteries of the world and grounds her healing gifts and talents through the Native American Medicine Wheel. Each massage is anchored in classical Swedish Massage techniques with emphasis to the breath, sensations showing up in the muscles and engaging range of motion at each joint.

Shannon is thrilled to dance anytime anywhere and enjoys the works of 14th Century Poet Hafiz who inspires her to Love this Life “…if you think that the Truth can be known from words, if you think that the Sun and the Ocean can pass through that tiny opening called the mouth, O someone should start laughing! Someone should start wildly Laughing now!”

Today…
May I be present with your connective tissue and guide you to a deepening of the breath.
May you leave feeling lighter and freer and willing to find a slightly better feeling in the moment.
May you be open to the experience that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
May the rhythm of the Swedish Massage stir the waters behind your heart, inspiring, restoring and relaxing you.
Shannon Fenster, MS, CN, LMP

 

Jane Hicks has been providing professional massage services since 2003, and is a 2004 graduate of the Bellevue Massage School.

Jane specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, known for its therapeutic value in treating migraines, TMJ (Temporal-Mandibular Dysfunction), low back pain, whiplash, and nervous system disorders.

She provides intuitively-based body work – informed by CranioSacral, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Abdominal/Treatment Massage – with a foundation in traditional Swedish Massage.

“As a Licensed Massage Practitioner, my goal is to work with each client individually, helping them to maintain (or restore) a greater level of harmony in their life. Influenced by a holistic outlook, I guide my clients to a more balanced state of health in a timely and efficient manner. My approach is both respectful and compassionate.”
Jane has also trained in Intuitive Anatomy/Theta Healing with world-renown teacher Vianna Stibal, who taught Jane to systematically read disruptions in the energetic and physical structures of the body. “This holistic approach is enhanced by a focus on listening to the body. I have developed an ability to read the fields of energy around my clients that influence their state of well being; recognizing the roots of disharmony.

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