OUR THERAPISTS

Ryan Sharp

Owner - LMT - Reiki Master

Ryan graduated in 2011 from Healing Hands Holistic Health Center in Michigan. The focus of his schooling was based on the subtle energetic and physical nuances that contribute to health and wellness. He finished his Reiki training in 2012 receiving his Master attunement. Modalities he specializes in are neromuscular, sports massage, injury recovery, trigger point therapy, cupping massage, myofascial release, Swedish massage and energy work. His main focus is the relationship with pain and connective tissue. He takes great pride in helping clients solve the puzzle of discomfort they may be experiencing by using a holistic approach with a great appreciation for using proven and tested modalities. He believes educating clients to the subtle nuances of their bodies and how they can make changes to impact their wellness.

Kelly Burton

LMT

Kelly has been a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist since 2006. She graduated from Central Oregon Community College in 2006 with an Associate of Applied Sciences via massage therapy. She is furthering her education in physical therapy and will graduate in December 2019 with an Associate of Applied Sciences and be able to take the national exam for physical therapy assistant. She believes in the power of movement at any stage of life. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy while individualizing each session for each client, condition or injury. She enjoys running, hiking, biking and being outside with her dog, Moscow. She is encouraging to anyone able to take a personal investment in their own body.

Jana Raines

LMT - Arvigo Practitioner

Jana Raines is a licensed massage therapist and a 2009 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage in Washington State. She is experienced in multiple massage modalities including deep tissue and injury treatment work, Swedish, relaxation, hot stones, myo-fascial release, and trigger point therapy. She has studied the Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage with Rosita Arvigo in Belize and can offer healing in women’s reproductive health issues. She has also studied Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and incorporates the pressure point specific techniques into her work.
Her style of massage is slow and intentional. She focuses on accessing deeper muscle tissue through purpose as well as pressure and technique. She has a great sense of detecting misalignments in the body and approaches each client with compassion and an open mind to best determine their individual needs. Jana is committed to creating a connection with her clients in which each person feels safe and nurtured knowing they have her complete attention and understanding.

Anna Palmer

LMT - Cranial Sacral Practitioner

I tailor each massage to fit your changing needs. I meet you and your body where you are to work alongside your inner wisdom to heal and empower oneself. My massage style is a mix of slow, deep tissue, specific work, energetic flow and loving attention to your body and mind tensions and holding patterns. My personal healing journey began in college, amidst bouts of anxiety and depression when I experienced the healing power of Reiki. It reminded me of my deeper calling. Since then, I have studied Reiki, yoga, yoga therapy, massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy to deepen my own self healing and to better serve others in our world of high paced fragmentation. These are some of many paths I have found calling me home in body, mind and spirit. I have found that it is through deep practice, presence and vulnerability in relationship to self and other that we can co-create a more intimate, loving space for ourselves and others. As Ram Dass says so simply, "We are all just walking each other home."

Amber Jacobson

LMT

 Amber started her journey into Massage Therapy in 2014. After graduating from the Denver School of Massage Therapy, Amber has worked with a variety of clients to help them view self-care differently. She wants her clients to see the value in massage, but also understand that consistent movement plays an important role as well. "It's important to have balance in life, with everything we do." In the fall of 2018, Amber got certified in Vinyasa as well as Hot yoga. Her hope is to pass along her knowledge to each and every client she meets. Amber fully believes that Massage Therapy and yoga go hand in hand because of the awareness in the body we experience from both a yoga class as well as a massage session. Amber's hope is that each client walks away feeling more aware of their bodies, habits, and how they can create a better balance in life through massage, yoga, and self-care teachniques. Her massage style varies person to person. Amber looks at multiple aspects of someones life and activities to determine the best plan for the session that day. Her modalities include Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Structural Integration, and DNM, but she likes to use techniques from all modalities in her massages, rather than sticking to one specific modality. Amber looks forward to each and every session knowing there's always room for growth. You can find her here at White Lotus Sunday-Wednesdays

Sonja Lilljeberg

LMT - RMT

Sonja began her energy work long before she knew that was her calling. As she began to develop her skills and grow to know Reiki as a way of life, Sonja discovered the true healing power behind the practice. The idea of using energy to balance the Chakras has been applied for thousands of years; it is used to channel energy for love and light to heal physical, emotional, and mental stressors. Sonja’s firsthand experience, through the practice of Usui, gave her the guidance to find peace during stressful times, eased pain and enabled her to find a peaceful energetic state of mind. This allowed her to further

her focus on the passion by sharing her experience with others and assist them to their best possible selves.

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Now as a Reiki Master and Bodyworker, Sonja uses intuition to guide the healing process as she restores balance, empowers the relief of stress and supports mental clarity. Her true happiness is found in the peace she feels as her clients begin to develop the power within to create a loving environment where healing and balance is possible. She has been practicing for 10 years, using her skills and assisting those in need of the powers of Reiki.

Jess Whyte

LMT

Jess is committed to catalyzing the relief of physical and emotional stresses through personalized, intuitive Massage Therapy. As a graduate from the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy in the spring of 2018, Jess is excited to put her knowledge and passion to use at White Lotus Therapeutics.  She believes that her clients have the power to heal themselves and she is there to help guide them. Her bodywork utilizes a unique mixture of deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish, sports massage and Thai Massage. Jess infuses her work with a creative integration of these techniques making each session a custom-tailored experience for each client. Her work is heavily influenced by her affinity for anatomy and all things creative.

Morgan Macklem

LMT

Morgan obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University. Throughout her years in school, she learned how to administer modalities as well as instruct rehabilitative exercises and perform therapeutic massage. Shortly after, she became a Certified Personal Trainer where she was able to use her learnings to prevent injury in her clients. Morgan realized she was missing a key component with personal training and that was being able to help clients release tension in their bodies. Foam rolling and assisted stretching would only help so much.  She then decided to go to massage therapy school in hopes of being able to give her clients more well-rounded care. She planned to help them improve function in problem areas/joints.  She graduated from Irene's Myomassology in June 2018. She fell in love with massage and body work and would like to continue this path and learning as much as she can to help people. Morgan likes to use a variety of modalities in sessions including swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, energy work, and myofascial release. She believes in using what works best for each individual client depending on their goals.

Shelby English

LMT

Shelby began her career as a licensed massage therapist in 2013 after graduating from the Denver School of Massage Therapy. She approaches each session with compassion, intuition, and empathy, and her general style of massage is very integrative as she incorporates several modalities in her sessions - primarily Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and reflexology. Her favorite afflictions to tackle with clients are headaches, migraines, anxiety, and depression because she has personally experienced the potent benefits massage can offer in these areas. However, she views bodywork as only a portion of the journey to self-care and aims to inspire mindfulness in her clients so they can have better tools to reach mind-body-spirit balance.   

Jackie Cusimano

LMT

I have experienced first hand the power of self care and wellness and how they can completely shift your life. My Philosophy is that when you take care of yourself, whether that be with massage, yoga, or ideally a blend of many self care modalities, you can better show up as the best version of yourself in all other areas of life. I don't believe that self care is a luxury, I believe its a necessity; when you put yourself first, caring for loved ones comes from an overflowing cup rather than one that is half empty.

 

I found myself in the world of wellness right after high school in 2011. I graduated in April of 2013 from New York College of Health Professions with an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies. Since then I have broadened my studies with continuing education in modalities like, Thai Massage on the table, Reiki I & II, cupping, and CRC stretching. I have been practicing integrated massage for 7+ years; I use all of the modalities I am trained in to create a session specifically for the client I am working with. We are all in different bodies so I believe it is extremely important to work with each client as an individual. Through my massage practice I became very passionate about Yoga as well. I signed up for a Yoga teacher training in January 2016, where I studied for 200 hours to become a Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor by February of that same year. I immediately went on to teach yoga and have been doing so ever since. Much like my massage practice, my teaching style is very broad. I offer many variations and modifications and my classes are open to every level of practitioner. I believe yoga is here for all of us and that nobody should feel intimidated to practice. I do my best to show up authentically with no expectations or judgments so anyone can feel safe in my class!

Margy Black

LMT

Margy has been studying massage and Asian bodywork since 2016. She graduated from the East-West School of Integrated Healing arts in Iowa City in early 2017 and has been administering massage ever since. As an LMT, she specializes in swedish, flowy, relaxing massage. She has also completed energy healing courses such as Reiki 1 and Healing Touch 1&2 through HTP. Her approach to bodywork is centered around the process of moving energy throughout the body and building awareness of the mind, body connection. Margy has her 500RYT and received her 300hr advanced training in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her schooling was centered in the integration of Thai massage into yoga. This has given her a holistic approach on how she can aid in one's healing journey- using specific Thai massage stretches and techniques as one of many healing modalities. Her main goal is to impact her clients with wellness techniques which can aid to overall awareness of the body and a unique healing path for each individual.

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