ABOUT US

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, soon to be starting Craniosacral Therapy with Carol Gray 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!

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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Kelly Emerson, CPT, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

I graduated from North Idaho Massage Academy in 2018

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I am currently studying Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release through The Upledger Institute.  I also practice Myofacial Release and taking continuing ed courses through Advanced Myofascial Techniques.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

My favorite muscle is the Psoas Major which is a deep core muscle and the only muscle that connects our spine to your leg.  A healthy psoas is important for postural alignment, movement and overall well-being.

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

  My favorite thing to do in Sandpoint is live my life to the fullest through hard work, great friends and recreation.

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

My best self care advice is to receive regular and varied forms of bodywork.

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Emily Callaghan, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

Cascade Institute of Massage and Body Therapies in Eugene, Oregon 21 years ago

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

Studying cupping, constantly learning about self care and the unique qualities in all people

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

That's tough. It changes all the time. I'll go with piriformis.

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Biking, hiking or running the Syringa trail system

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE?

Deep breaths, smile, foam roller

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Yvonne Heitz, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING ::

I graduated from Aloha School of Massage Therapy on Maui in 2008

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I am currently continuing my studies of Ayurveda and Pancha Karma which is the balancing and purification of the body through Ayurvedic massage techniques and herbal therapies. I am also increasing my working knowledge of OrthoBionomy especially phase 5, phase 6 and phase 7.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

Occipitalis and Temperalis

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Skiing at Schweitzer

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Self compassion for it is the root of all self care.

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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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Preshella Dawn, LMT

MASSAGE TRAINING :: 

I graduated from Mueller Collage of Holistic Studies in San Diego, CA. I got my Holistic Healthcare Practitioner license and Massage Therapy license in 2007

CURRENT BODYWORK STUDIES ::

I’m studying and expanding my work with flower essence therapy and will be adding cupping in the near future.

FAVORITE MUSCLE?

Trapezius

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SANDPOINT?

Going to the beach with my husband and toddler

BEST SELF-CARE ADVICE ::

Take time daily to stop and breathe, tune into your body and listen to what it needs. Rest? Massage? Food? Water? Sleep? Stretching? Exercise? Stillness?
Then give it what it is asking for! 🙂

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