Our Therapists

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Marisa Berglund, BA, LMP, owner of Elemental Massage Therapy

I have been a massage therapist since 2002. I received my training from Ashmead school of massage.

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J Linn Henline, LMP

I became a Reiki practitioner in 1999 and found that I enjoyed working with people to help them feel more in tune with their bodies.

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Kristen Minke, BS, LMP

I started my path to a career in bodywork and massage when I trained in various dance forms. Training at the professional level in ballet was very demanding and I found regular massage therapy enabled peak performance.

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Specialties:
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
Ashi-Thai
Deep Tissue
Relaxation
Injury Treatment
Availability:
Monday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 1:45pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm

Marisa Berglund, BA, LMP, owner of Elemental Massage Therapy

I have been a massage therapist since 2002. I received my training from Ashmead school of massage.

I also took a further course in Aromatherapy and Spa training. While in massage school I volunteered my time at Children’s Hospital doing chair massage on hospital staff and parents of children who were patients at the hospital. I also did an internship at Steven’s Hospital in Edmonds where I massaged patients and staff of the hospital. I am a provider for most major medical insurance as well as auto insurance and Labor and Industries. Massage therapy is truly my passion and I can’t imagine having any other career. Whether I am providing treatment to someone with an injury or helping someone to relax after a long days work, I am always rewarded by the fact that I can make a difference in others’ lives. In addition to being trained to do swedish, deep tissue and injury treatment massage, I am also trained in the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and Ashi-Thai. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband Adam and my sons Tenzin and Makaio.

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Specialties:
Reiki
Massage
Availability:
Monday 3pm - 6pm
Tuesday 3pm - 6pm
Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
Thursday 3pm - 6pm

J Linn Henline, LMP

I became a Reiki practitioner in 1999 and found that I enjoyed working with people to help them feel more in tune with their bodies.

I received my LMP certification after graduating from Brenneke School of Massage in 2002 and received my Reiki Master level in 2004.

Early in my massage career I worked in a Chiropractic office in conjunction with the Chiropractor to help clients heal quicker than with structural manipulation alone. I adapt my massage to the individual, whether they need to de-stress with a relaxing, massage, focus on a specific area of pain or a combination. Reiki can be added to a massage or received as a treatment without massage.

My other interests are spending time with, and working with dogs as a licensed Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP), and spending time with my awesome family.

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Specialties:
Injury Treatment
Relaxation
Deep Tissue
Availability:
Monday 9am-2pm
Tuesday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 9am-2pm
Thursday 9am-2pm
Thursday 4pm-7:30pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm

Kristen Minke, BS, LMP

I started my path to a career in bodywork and massage when I trained in various dance forms. Training at the professional level in ballet was very demanding and I found regular massage therapy enabled peak performance.

When a career ending injury required a change of course I pursued both my B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University. While at Bastyr I took an advanced standing intensive in treatment massage through Brenneke School of Massage. I later took a course to gain the Washington State Intraoral massage endorsement for my license in order to treat TMJ disorders.

I have done two internships at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center under chief investigator Dr. Ann McTiernan studying the effects of exercise and nutrition on cancer survivors and I use what I have learned about nutrition and exercise to enhance my massage treatments. I volunteered in the outpatient physical therapy department at Evergreen Hospital for 8 months and at Renown in-patient geriatric rehabilitation hospital in Reno, NV for three months. I have worked at most of the top massage clinics in the area and learned a great deal from all the gifted therapists that I was blessed to have worked with.

I have worked with massage clients as young as 7 and adults into their 90s. I find everyone can benefit from the healing properties of massage and of all my experiences my clients have been my best teachers. Because of my more courageous and communicative clients I was able to design an effective massage protocol for frozen shoulder and alleviate the symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) in others. I have worked with a variety of other physical ailments most commonly arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines among others.

My massage style has a significant range from the light rhythmic repetitions of Manual Lymph Drainage to the moderate flowing sequences of Swedish massage to the subtle depth of Schweitzer Deep Tissue Technique. All are effective especially when applied appropriately to the current phase of injury. My training at Bastyr included a cooperative intermodality approach to patient care and I welcome input from other practitioners with greater scope of practice.

My clients typically are satisfied with their massage experience and even if injury treatment necessitates a degree of discomfort most are able to relax enough to have a restful and restorative experience. I continue to learn more about the body and massage treatment approaches so I can better serve my clients.

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