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Wendy Hines, B.S., LMT

Founder & Lead Therapist

Wendy is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, a Licensed Massage Therapist in Arizona and a member of the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Her focus with massage includes rehabilitation, body alignment integration, integrated bodywork and health promotion. She also has an advanced certification in Sports massage, and advanced training in postural analysis, yoga therapy, cranio sacral therapy and polarity. She has had a thriving private practice since 1998.

She is a graduate from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Exercise Science. Her major areas of study were anatomy, physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology.

As a massage therapist Wendy has had experience working with people of all ages. She works with athletes of all ages and abilities form elites to youth, and people with varied needs from overuse, computer athletes, to student tensions, and chronic conditions. She works with conditions such as tension and stress, rehabilitation of complex or chronic pain issues, orthopedic injuries, surgery (pre and post), arthritis, TMD (TMJ), etc. She had the opportunity to work with the US Paralympic cycling team in 2003 and 2004 at the World Championships and the Paralympics, bringing her invaluable experience in sports massage and with people who have physical disabilities. She feels that all of her endeavors are an opportunity to learn, so she may offer more complete wellness and balance to her clients and to her life.

Wendy has instructed massage therapy at ASIS School of Massage from 2009-2016. Her classes of focus were kinesiology and connective tissue massage, as well as teacher mentor. She has offered continuing education in massage since 2013 offering workshops for Advanced Techniques of the Posterior Abdominal Wall Musculature and Psoas, Rehabilitation for TMJ, head and neck, Rehabilitation for the shoulder, and Rehabilitation and Mobilization of the pelvis and Sacrum.

Wendys’ passion for balanced movement and wellness led her to the practice of yoga since 1999. She has attended workshops with Ulla Lundgren, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Naim Jezzeny and Jaime Turner Allison. Wendy attended a teacher training in 2006 with Ulla Lundgren. She continued her study in yoga therapy with John Friend. Wendy attended the teachers training for children’s yoga in 2005 with Abby Wills. Her background as a gymnastics coach for many years makes for a natural transition to teaching children’s yoga. Teaching children healthy habits and the wonder of movement and yoga helps to shape healthy open hearted adults. Working with kids is pure joy, their brightness always brings a smile, and their energy invites the magic of movement.

She offers private yoga therapy and beginner yoga for people with needs to modify poses for various physical conditions. She also consults for a healthy lifestyle including movement and exercise, stretches, nutrition, breath work, and in the moment meditation.

Wendy believes in preventive and holistic care: bringing about awareness, balance and healing within the body, heart and mind. Wendy is motivated in helping to enrich the lives’ of people of all ages and all walks of life.☼

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Katie Bortle, LMT

Therapist

Katie is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, a Licensed Massage Therapist in Arizona and a member of the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She was trained at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies in Flagstaff and has been practicing massage therapy since 2010.  Since graduating from ASIS, she has continued to take numerous continuing education courses to expand her massage repertoire. Highlights include structural integration, sports massage, cranio sacral therapy, connective tissue molding, neuromuscular therapy, perinatal massage, cupping therapy and more. She is also certified in fascial stretch therapy.

Katie loves that massage therapy helps her connect with people more profoundly. She is driven to help clients feel better through the connection between the body and mind, both physically and energetically. She especially enjoys helping clients address their specific needs, whether that means alleviating chronic or acute pain, or helping achieve an overall better well-being. She has experience working with a variety of clients, from athletes to individuals with chronic pain.

She is grateful that she can provide a space for others to reconnect to their authentic selves and physical bodies — all through the healing powers of bodywork and therapeutic touch.

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