Meet Your Massage Therapists!
Lisa Galvez, LMT, CMMP — Jay Nordquist, LMT, CMMP — Brittany Johnson, LMT — Mali Richardson, LMT — Megan Blackard LMT — Jennifer Prout, LMT –Patricia Courtney, LMT — Tiffany Latshaw, LMT — Racquel Wong, LMT & Esthetician
- Founded in May 2001, Be Well Massage Therapy currently consists of eight therapists with a wide range of different training and specialized backgrounds who are united under the goal of providing quality, custom treatment for anyone who can benefit from their experience and expertise.
- The benefit of a diverse group of therapists working together in one place is that not only do they learn from one another, but as the needs of the clients evolve there is always someone who can fulfill the specific needs of the day.
- All Therapeutic Massage Practitioners at Be Well Massage Therapy are licensed in Washington State.
- Each share a passion for holistic wellness and quality, compassionate treatment.
Lisa Galvez, LMP, CMMP Owner of Be Well Massage Therapy & Skin Care Solutions:
Lisa is a proud graduate of Brenneke School of massage in 2001 and completed her Masters in Medical Massage in 2009. Lisa has been helping people reduce stress and get out of pain with massage therapy for the past 16 years. Lisa is also trained in and practices Swedish, Pain Relief, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Warm Bamboo Massage, Medical Massage, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Hot Stone, and Salt & Sugar Glows. Lisa founded Be Well Massage Therapy in May 2001, with the goal of helping people improve their health and wellness through massage & body work and the education it provides.
Lisa is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Lisa’s hours are:
By Appointment Only
Jay Nordquist, LMT, CMMP: Jay has been licensed since 2011 and is a proud graduate of Denton Massage School in Arlington, where he is also an instructor. One of the things Jay enjoys most about being a massage therapist is the opportunity to help people feel better. Every session starts with listening to the client, to assess how they are feeling that day, to then learn how to tailor the massage to what their needs are for that day. Whether you are recovering from an injury, recovering from a tough workout, or simply need a healthy way to deal with stress, he truly believes massage can help. Using Swedish massage, deep tissue, Warm Bamboo Massage, myofascial release, or a variety of other techniques, Jay considers it a privilege to assist people to feel better, more balanced, relaxed, and just healthier overall.
Jay is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Jay’s hours are:
Monday: 8 am-2 pm
Wednesday: 8 am-2 pm
Friday: 8 am-2 pm
Saturday: 8 am-12 pm
Brittany Johnson, LMT: Licensed massage therapist since 2003, Brittany Johnson has both the training and intuition for massage. As a competitive athlete for many years, Brittany suffered various typical sports injuries and experienced firsthand the the healing power of massage. The desire to share this healing power and to help others inspires Brittany to assess each client individually and provide them with the proper treatment. Drawing from over a decade of experience as well as frequent continued education she focuses on injury treatment, deep tissue and relaxation massage.
Brittany is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Brittany’s on break for the summer!
Mali Richardson, LMT: Mali has been licensed since 2008 and is an Ashmead School of Massage graduate. Though her professional massage career started in 2008, she has been doing massage since she was three years old. As a second generation body worker (her mother being the first), she grew up learning how to help people in pain and trusting her intuition in how to do that most effectively. With the natural talent for massage and tuning in along with lifelong instruction from her mother; practicing massage as a career still feels as natural and welcome as a seal diving into the ocean. Treatment work is her passion. This shows through even in the relaxation massages because she naturally finds and releases old injured areas so as to allow the client to relax deeper. Helping clients heal from sports injuries, car accidents, and work injuries has been the driving force of her career. Mali practices Deep Tissue, Warm Bamboo Massage, Structural Relief Therapy, Myo-fascial release, Breema, Chakra work, and has a background in Reiki and Qigong. Every massage is tailored to the individual needs of the client and is performed with the care and concern. Mali feels very honored with the trust of working on a client’s area of pain or stress and grateful for the opportunity to give relief.
Mali is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Mali’s hours are:
Wednesday: 9 am-2 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 2 pm
Friday: 9 am-2 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am-5 pm
Megan Blackard LMT has been licensed since 2010 and is a graduate from Everest College in Seattle, WA. Her massage career started with a passion of wanting to help people improve their way of life. For her, Massage has become more than just a career choice but her way of bringing happiness to this world with one massage at a time. Each massage she performs is customized to each client, from relaxation to deep tissue, and treatment massage. She can also perform hot stone massages, aromatherapy to enhance the massage experience. In the Massage Therapy field there is so much more to learn and her hope is to keep on learning more modalities and treatments to bring more to each client. She is looking especially to learn about Intra-Oral Massage, which involves working with jaw muscles to treat jaw pain. When she is not massaging she loves the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping just to name a few. She also is a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, especially Star Wars and Star Trek.
Megan is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Megan’s Hours are: (Currently on Maternity leave. Will be back Mid August 2017)
Jennifer Prout, LMT. Jennifer graduated in 2015 from Northwest School of Massage. She completed her Reiki Master training in June of 2016. She is also a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor. Promoting body awareness, Jennifer likes to massage with open communication to best meet her clients’ needs.
Jennifer is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Jennifer’s Hours are:
Tuesday-10 am – 2 pm
Wednesday- 12 pm – 3 pm
Thursday-10 am – 2 pm
Patricia Courtney, LMT. Coming from European culture where alternative medicine always has been rooted in our tradition, I found it very natural to turn to massage for issues such as blood flow, reducing muscle and stress tension, nerve impingement, migraine, etc. However, it is only later that I decided to become a Massage Therapist and every single day of this career, I am enjoying to bring deep relaxation and reducing discomfort for anyone that would be on my table.
I believe in a multi-discipline approach, which condenses Therapeutic Treatment of the areas of concern and increasing the release of stress to ensure the reduction of any physical distress and improve the mind state. My training has been focused on Kinesiology, MFR and Deep Tissue for treatments. I am also certified by NASM (National Association of Sport Medicine ) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, which allows me to recommend appropriate stretching and strengthening programs compared to specific issues.
To provide deep relaxation, I had the opportunity to also be certified in two programs such as Reiki and Qi-gong. When applied with Sweedish Massage, these do lower any kind of stress.
I am passionate about working with anyone that needs some help with chronic conditions, such as migraine, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, etc. Since Massage can be a great tool that helps to manage those. Treating clients who experience recurring discomfort due to misalignments and bad posture is my other focus, as massage and adapted exercise program are keys to alleviate those problems. And demonstrating to anyone the value and potential of Massage as a component of a healthy life style.
PS :I particularly enjoy introducing this craft, which has been around for a thousand years, to those who never had the chance to partake of this experience.
Patricia is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Patricia’s Hours are:
Tuesday- 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday- 3 pm – 8 pm
Thursday- 9 am – 6 pm
Friday- 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday- 9 am – 2 pm
Tiffany Latshaw LMT, has been a LMP for 6 years.
I enjoy practicing the following modalities:
Myofascial release, Sports including Russian Sports and Swedish massage, Rehabilitation and deep-tissue trigger point,
acupressure, craniosacral (CST), lymphatic, hydrotherapy and reflexology as well as palliative treatments in Oncology.
I have been very successful helping to relieve my clients of pain, and increasing quality of life with bodywork, and the education it provides. I love what I do, I look forward to helping you on your health and wellness journey.
Tiffany is an insurance provider for-Auto Accidents, Labor & Industries, First Choice, United, Uniform Medical, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Lifewise.
Tiffany’s Hours are:
Monday- 9am – 6pm
Tuesday- 9am – 6pm
Wednesday- 9am – 6pm
Thursday- 9am – 6pm
Friday- 9am – 4pm
Saturday- 9am – 4pm
Raquel Wong, LMT & Esthetician has been a licensed esthetician since 2009. She attended Eric Fisher Academy in her hometown of Wichita, KS. From there, she has worked in diverse settings as a practitioner and in well-known beauty schools as a nationally recognized, award-winning instructor. Her passion for skin care and meaningful contact with clients led her to return to full-time practice here at Be Well, where she specializes in services like dermaplaning, acne treatments, and brow sculpting. She also serves as a professional mentor to new skin care therapists entering the field.
Raquel’s Hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm