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Meet Our Therapists

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Kirsten Longmeier, LMT and Owner

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

The Sunshine Network for Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in Thailand was my introduction to bodywork in 2006. I later graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 2010.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I'm focusing on finishing up a certification, Advanced Myofascial Techniques with Til Luchau. Also, working with Carol Gray's CranioSacral Therapy program in Portland, Oregon.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

Hmm...there's a lot of good ones! Let's go with scalenes for the challenge they can be and gluteus medius because this stabilizer muscle can be easily worked on and give one a lot of pain relief! And of course, the Psoas. There's not enough space here to describe how cool this sensory organ/muscle is!

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Trail runs on Syringa or the Bay View trail, lunch at City Beach Organics, swimming in the lake, and running into friends virtually every place I go- I love how small Sandpoint is!

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Find time to be STILL every day, even just for a minute. And,

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude...

 

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Jade Stevens, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

North Idaho Massage Academy right here in Sandpoint, Idaho & The Upledger Institute for Cranial Sacral Therapy, Portland, Oregon

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I'm carrying on the journey of studying Cranial Sacral Therapy because the results continue to amaze me!

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

The amazing Psoas! Held deep within our core of the body the Psoas is the first muscle to develop in utero. The muscle memory of it's tissues tends to have profound effects. Working on this muscle can relieve chronic pain and offer insights and further understanding. 

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Going outside! Being in nature and immersed in our bountiful, outdoor community is what lured me to Sandpoint and what continues to inspire me.

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE?

Breathe deeply, the breath is our life force. Laugh until your Rectus Abdominus aches! And give many, many hugs...

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Chelsea Burnett, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

In a large collage town, I attended Rexburg College of Massage Therapy and shorty after school I started working side by side with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. There I learned the art of Cupping Therapy, Sports and Medical Massage, Kinesio Taping and Graston Scraping to help my clients receive the ultimate experience of healing.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

Right now I am adapting my bodywork into more of a functional movement massage style helping clients regain their range of motion.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

The Iliopsoas

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Paddle board around the local creeks and soak up the sun.

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Release common upper back pain by keeping shoulder back, chin in line with sternum and eyes up. Then stretch your pectorals to release upper back.

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Anna Hart, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

Graduated in Hawaii from Maui School Of Therapeutic Massage in March 2013.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

Currently studying more Neuro Muscular Therapy and Myofascial Release techniques.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

My 3 favorite muscles are Subclavius, Multifidus and Piriformis. They are some of the unsung heros in the deeper layers of our muscles.

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Walking the Pend Oreille Bay trail in the early morning.

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Throw some rice in an old sock, tie a knot, put it into the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Apply to sore area. The heat helps release muscle tension.

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Lisa Harcourt, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

In 2010, I graduated from the California Holistic Institute with my massage therapy certificate. Not far from my home town in San Luis Obispo, California. In 2016 I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition with my health coaching certification.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I am currently involved the Stretch to Win team. We are using "fascial stretch therapy" to allow your fascia to be free to do its dance. A true delight. I am also involved in the New Healers Master Coaching program with Andrea Beaman. This course Is based on the study of ancient oriental medicine practices including meridians to connect muscle and organs and how to apply diet and lifestyle to become your more balanced self.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

I would say I'm most interested the Glute-package because they are the largest group of muscles and a strong bum can REALLY help with good posture! Who doesn't need to work on their posture?

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

One of my favorite ways to play in Sandpoint  is getting in the canoe with my partner and my dog and paddling out to enjoy the quiet and stillness of this very awesome picture that has been painted for us.

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Self care for me is to move, dance, yoga, sing, laugh and make yummy foods with people I love, to say a few... Oh, did I say chocolate? And chocolate! 🙂

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Gina Garvin, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING :: 

I graduated in 2009 from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe, AZ.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I’m currently taking a course studying human movement through the Brookbush Institute of Human Science.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

There are so many! The glutes are great muscles to work since they are an important connection from the lower body to the upper body, that affect our movement and posture.

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Soak in the beauty and nature. Hiking and biking with my family, and I can’t wait to get the kayak on the water!

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Make time for the things that make you happy and healthy!

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Lyndy Birch, LMT & Clinical Herbalist

MASSAGE TRAINING :: 

I studied at Bastyr University, receiving my bachelors in Herbal Sciences in 2015. My education involved in-depth studies of human and botanical anatomy and physiology and how they work together, synergistically, for optimal health and healing. After graduation I received my massage therapy license through Bastyr and Bellevue Massage, beginning my journey of eclectic therapeutics.

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

My current studies and passions are in Mayan Abdominal Massage, corrective injury and alignment therapy, deep tissue, facial release, and Ashiatsu
barefoot massage.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

The classically known Trapezius, it is often not known how large this muscle is, originating from the base of the skull and all along the 12 thoracic vertebrae and attaching to the clavicle and scapula. In my experience this is the first layer of trigger point playing field to release large areas of tension in the neck, shoulders, and back- aka- universal
stress release so the body can relax for deeper work.

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

I grew up enjoying the lakes and forests of Priest Lake and slopes of Schweitzer. They are still as beautiful as ever and I continue to explore them in all seasons.  Other than exploring nature, I really enjoy treasure hunting in the local Sandpoint antique stores!

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

I believe in Holistic wellness, being conscious, care of the whole; mind, spirit and soul. For our body, we must move and breath; for our mind, we must think through our hearts; for our spirit, we should live outside our element each day; for our soul, we must with nature. As a whole we listen to ourselves.

 

"If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?"

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