Nancy Haller, MA, GCFP, BCMTB, LMTC

Nancy has been a Massage Practitioner as well as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for over 20 years. She recently began developing her “NeuroMuscular Connections” seminars that bridge Feldenkrais teachings with Massage, in order to offer practitioners a method of connecting the whole dynamic human system. Nancy’s seminars provide a platform for practitioners to work with their clients on specific target areas in order to enhance posture, balance, and movement.

Nancy has also co-authored the section titled “Interactive Movement Practices: The Feldenkrais Method” in the new “Integrative Pain Management” textbook.

All of Nancy’s classes are NCBTMB Board Approved.

Todd Valentine, LMT, SMT, NSCA-CPT, FFS

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Sports Massage Therapist (SMT), NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and Function Fitness Specialist (FFS)
WA Lic# MA00018495

Todd Valentine is a graduate of Ashmead College in 2003, where he also received his certification as a Fitness Trainer in 2006. He is currently the Owner and CEO of Elite Massage Professionals in Tacoma, where he focuses on sports massage and personal training. With over 15 years experience as a massage therapist and 13 years as a personal trainer (including time spent as a Sports Official for football, softball, and volleyball), Todd is an experienced instructor who enjoys teaching everything from Conditioning and Functional Fitness, to Kinesiology and Sports Massage.

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Kay Rynerson, LMT, RTT (Registered Thai Therapist)

In Honor of Kay Rynerson

WA License number MA00003963

On Sunday November 22, 2020, an amazing massage therapist, instructor, mother, wife, and dear friend named Kay Rynerson passed away, “riding my bicycle down a path, surrounded by golden autumn leaves shimmering in the sun… I have lived a wonderful and interesting life, and am filled with joy.”

Many of you knew Kay as an incredible instructor, teaching Thai massage, thumbs-free massage, and more for both Ascend and the annual Self Care Fair. Others knew her as an amazing massage therapist through her in-home practice, Crows Wing Spa. No matter how you knew her, you couldn’t help but be touched by her ready laugh, warm heart, wisdom, generosity, and strength.

Kay survived breast cancer twice before its third and final recurrence. Through it all, she never let it slow her down… bicycling, hiking, chanting, dancing, wearing outrageous hats, traveling abroad, savoring delicious food, laughing, meditating, savoring exotic meals, throwing secret valentine-making parties, and being a light and inspiration to everyone she met.

Kay graduated from Seattle Massage School in 1988 and subsequently studied in Thailand, where she received her teaching certificate in Chiang Mai for Traditional Massage of Thailand. She maintained a private practice in Seattle using many different modalities including Thai massage, table massage, The Rossiter System, Barefoot Body Bliss (with bars in the ceiling), advanced myofascial work, spa treatments, and more, all while teaching classes and workshops both in the Seattle area and internationally.

‘Til we meet again, dear Kay…

Ariel Hubbard, LMT, NCTMB, BA

Ariel Hubbard has been teaching holistic health since 1995. As an educator, author, school administrator and public speaker, she has also invented her own energywork modality, HighSelf Resonance Therapy, and has educated over 3, 500 people in Massage, Anatomy, Ethics, Energywork, Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy yoga, Meditation, and T’ai Chi.

Ariel has written or co-authored four books, numerous articles, course material for Massage Magazine, and over 85 courses.

Learn more on Ariel’s website: www.arielhubbard.com

Bio-Mechanics of Sports Massage with Todd Valentine

Bio-Mechanics of Sports Massage with Todd Valentine, LMT, SMT, NSCA-CPT, FFS (MA00018495) Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 4 CE Credits This is NOT just a recap of what you learned about sports massage in school! In this hands-on course you will learn to: 1. Identify and demonstrate 5 Read more

  • 05/18/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Massaging The Whole Lower Leg, Knees, and Sore Feet

Massaging The Whole Lower Leg, Knees, and Sore Feet with Nancy Haller, MA, GCFP, LMTC (License #: MA00008877) on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy – Shoreline 4 CE Credits How can we enhance our clients’ sense of a solid standing leg—with flexible feet and ankles, soft knees, and round, strong hip sockets? This class offers Read more

  • 04/06/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching with Joshua Morton

Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching with Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (License #: MA00008567) on Tuesday, February  26, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 4 CE Credits Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements Read more

  • 02/26/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Using Social Media to Boost your Massage Business

Using Social Media to Boost your Massage Business with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, HHP, BA (MA60531582) on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Shoreline 4 CE Credits Is social media a challenge for you? Have you been avoiding using this amazing marketing tool? In this class by Ariel Hubbard, Read more

  • 03/02/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Advanced Anatomy & Hands-On Palpation of the Low Back & Pelvis with Ariel Hubbard

Advanced Anatomy & Hands-On Palpation of the Low Back & Pelvis with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, HHP, BA (MA60531582) on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 4 CE Credits One of the most common complaints massage therapists are asked to treat is lower back pain. This class will give you advanced, hands-on skills Read more

  • 02/02/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Utilizing Aromatherapy in Massage Therapy with Lindsey Schroeer

Utilizing Aromatherapy in Massage Therapy with Lindsey Schroeer, Certified Aromatherapist on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Shoreline 4 CE Credits Aromatics have been used since ancient times for their psychological benefits, as well as for medicinal purposes. Today aromatherapy is gaining well-deserved recognition among healthcare practitioners as a holistic and complementary therapy. It Read more

  • 03/09/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM