Waterstone Spa Therapists
Dana Green, Massage Therapist and Massage Department Manager
At a young age I had a caring nature. Growing up in a small Wisconsin town, I learned the value of community. At age 13, I moved to WA with my family—later becoming a registered nursing assistant (#NA00168643). I began my love affair with massage in 2003 at Renton Technical College and earned the Butterfly Award for Most Transformed Student. After many years struggling with Graves Disease, I found the benefits of massage especially invaluable during thyroid flares and realized that I had found my calling. I started my own business at age 19 from 2003-2010 WA license #MA00018764 and had 1850 hours of basic knowledge in all modalities, A&P, kinesiology, pathology, ethics, and business. I’ve had the opportunity to see the positive results of massage in the elderly and people with developmental and physical disabilities.
My dream is a future with collaborative, cooperative spas where people can retreat and have access to all their healthcare providers in one place. I am grateful to have found a home at Waterstone with such a talented team of colleagues. They teach me something new every day.
My favorite Waterstone spa treatments to offer are the hot stone treatments and the body polishes which utilize the only vichy shower in town. I also love providing duet massages for couples at Lithia Springs Resort with the healing mineral waters in a serene atmosphere. In my Waterstone massage, I use a mix of Swedish and Deep Tissue with Trigger Point Therapy, but that can change depending on your individual goals.
At 30, I fell in love with medical records and have an educational background in psychology, business, and health administration management. When not at the spa, my husband and I love to spend time with family and our babies: Barry, the Chihuahua and Corrina, our beautiful calico. We love thinking of all the places we’ll see together in retirement when we travel the world.
Dominique Brown, Massage Therapist
Dominique trained at the Ashland Institute of Massage and graduated in 2002. She was hand selected from her class to be brought on as one of the original long standing employees of Waterstone Spa. She is a certified Foot Reflexologist and continues to take classes in Structural Relief Therapy by Taya Countryman and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
“When I work with a person, I really care about their specific need and comfort and put into application the best of my knowledge of the human anatomy and all it encompasses on how I best can serve their healing process whether it be alleviating pain and discomfort and/or deeply relaxing the mind and body. The human body is an amazing vehicle and given a chance through appropriate care, it only wants to heal!”
John-Paul McMullen, Massage Therapist
John-Paul has been a massage therapist since 1991, his touch both firm and intuitive, a cultivation of style and presence. His influences include Deep Tissue, Zen Shiatsu, Reflexology, Qi Gong, and abdominal massage.
He views his work as a massage therapist as being that of a somatic teacher, creating a safe space to wordlessly educate the body toward discovering the possibilities of freer, more relaxed attitudes of movement and stillness.
John-Paul joined the team at Waterstone shortly after moving to Ashland in 2012, and has never worked with a warmer or more professional group of people. Outside of massage, John-Paul enjoys hiking, dancing, bicycling, theater, live music, and inspired conversation.. He loves living in Ashland because he could find opportunities for all of the above and more, in addition to being able to receive great bodywork from a host of local talent.
Lesley Moehle, Massage Therapist
My daughter and I moved to Ashland from central Oregon in 2005, in search of a health conscious and active community surrounded by the wonders of the natural world. I decided to pursue my decade’s long interest in health and the human body, and enrolled in the massage program at Ashland Institute of Massage. After graduating and completing my State Board exams, I began working at Waterstone Spa in the fall of 2006.
I truly enjoy the many clients I see at Waterstone Spa from all walks of life. My favorite services to provide are any of the many body treatments we offer, as well as our Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage.
I continue to find joy in my hiking, winter sports and observations of nature on a regular basis in our incredible surroundings.
Anna Christensen, Massage Therapist
I knew I wanted to be a hands on healer at an early age and it was caring chiropractors and massage therapists who ignited this calling. Through their treatment of my accident related scoliosis which was causing stabbing pains on either side of my mid-spine, I became aware of my body’s more subtle energetic realms and its inherent abilities to heal itself more rapidly with loving, conscious touch. In fact my own body, as it continues to age and spiral in on itself, is and always will be my greatest teacher.
Working at the Waterstone Spa and building my own private practice for the past six years has rapidly accelerated my enlightenment into the limitless miracles of the human form. I am in deep gratitude to everyone who receives body work from me as it is always an enriching opportunity for enhancing my sensitivities towards conscious, loving presence and intuitive, empathetic touch.
Anna has been a resident of Ashland for over 30 years. She also loves to sing, dance, and commune with nature. Her specialties are deep tissue, acupressure, and Thai massage.
Steve Dominguez, Massage Therapist
Steve and his wife Celina, wanted to find a warm, safe, and supportive community in which to start and raise a family. By March of 2007 they had found what they were looking for, and moved to Ashland, Oregon. “Now we have two happy and healthy daughters, and Ashland has proven to be everything we hoped it would be.”
Steve began his career as a bodyworker in 2002 by immersing himself in the study of the ancient art of Thai Yoga Massage with Kam Thye Chow, the founder of the Lotus Palm School in Montreal, Canada. After many years of developing his Thai Massage practice in New York City, Steve expanded his knowledge of bodywork by studying and practicing the more traditional western style modalities of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, at the Kripalu Institute, in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.
In 2009, Steve began his bodywork practice at the Waterstone Spa. Thai Yoga Massage is his first love, and it influences his table-work as well. “I love to combine both eastern and western approaches to my table-work by stimulating the flow of chi, or prana, while applying Swedish techniques.”
“Waterstone Spa is a great place to practice massage. We have a great, caring, and experienced staff who approach the work from their heart center. I believe one would be hard pressed to find a finer group of spa technicians.”
Genevieve Andersen, Massage Therapist
Genevieve is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in Oregon (#20096) & California (#49376). She is a graduate of the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, OR & spent her first years as a massage therapist honing her craft in a well-established chiropractic & pain relief clinic in Portland, OR. However, she missed the beauty & peace that is Ashland, and when she moved back was generously asked to become part of the wonderful massage team at Waterstone Spa.
When not at the spa, Genevieve spends her time teaching dance and traveling regularly, offering foot massage and reflexology sessions at various dance festivals around the country. With a background in dance and martial arts, Genevieve has an intuitive understanding of the body. This, coupled with highly trained technical knowledge & constant research, allow her to tailor each session in subtle and profound ways to each client’s body & needs, whether for relaxation or medical benefit.
To Genevieve, each client’s body is their sacred temple and home in this life. She finds honor in being given the opportunity to work with them to heal and re-orient themselves further into their bodies. She is honored to be given the chance to do this surrounded by the warmth, beauty and care that is Waterstone Spa. Genevieve’s style includes elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Testing & Trigger Point Therapy. She has also trained in Prenatal, Sports Massage & Injury Rehabilitation.
Karen Wyatt Scheer, Massage Therapist
Karen began practicing massage professionally in 1996 in Santa Cruz, CA, moving to Southern Oregon in 2002 in search of a wonderful place to raise a family. In 2010, she began teaching massage skills to people who want learn to use conscious touch for greater health and connection with their families and friends.Joining the talented team of massage practitioners at Waterstone Spa in 2014, Karen has especially enjoyed combining Esalen style Swedish massage with warm stones and providing tandem massage experiences for couples in the spa’s duet rooms.
Her presence is gentle and unhurried and her touch is fluid and articulate, facilitating profound dialogue between body/mind and spirit. Her intuitive and versatile style draws upon her training in both Eastern and Western massage traditions and she continues to expand her understanding of the body through exploring Somatic therapies.
A mom of two adventurous boys who challenge her to be the best person she can be, Karen is experiencing the world freshly through their eyes as they grow and change daily. She also enjoys singing with the Rogue World Ensemble, bringing world folk musical experiences to our community.
Dan Harrop, Massage Therapist
My name is Dan and I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 7 years. I began in Eugene Oregon where I became an independent contractor only after 6 months of being licensed. I quickly developed a great clientele base within a short period of time and was one of the best known Massage Therapists in Eugene. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage with passive and active stretching.
I’ve been a Certified Personal Trainer for 2 years and currently attend SOU to obtain two Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Science and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. I have taken Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Nutrition, Exercise and Movement Science, Biology and Biochemistry. I have a solid knowledge of the human body and many years of personal hands on experience.
Amy Jay, Massage Therapist
Amy Jay is a second-generation massage therapist, who began working for Waterstone Spa in the spring of 2015. She is a graduate of The Ashland Institute of Massage and since then she has enjoyed offering massage at a variety of different venues including, The Valley’s annual Pear Blossom Marathon, Ashland’s First Friday Art-Walks, and Events at the Jackson Wellsprings. Whether practicing at the spa, in her home-office, or out and about, Amy is a firm believer in the versatility and effectiveness of massage and thrives on sharing her unique style with as many people as possible.
During your session together Amy will blend together a range of modalities including Swedish Massage, active stretching, Reiki, and more. These various techniques help her to create a practice that fosters relaxation and integration for the mind and body, while still being a powerful and effective healing tool. Maternity Massage is also a growing passion of Amy’s and is a field she is excited to pursue further training in.
A true “Ashlander”, Amy is a fierce promoter of natural/alternative healthcare, and focused on living as symbiotically with her surroundings as possible. She considers herself an amateur homesteader, and loves hiking, rock-climbing, crafting, and gardening.
Kayla Jeffrey, Massage Therapist
Being raised in a forest I learned to love all things natural. It is what lead me onto the path of being a massage therapist, herbalist, and soon I will be starting my degree for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I find it is amazing what our bodies are capable of and its even more amazing how in harmony our bodies work when combined with a holistic approach to life and living. I love helping people on their journeys to healing, and I am looking forward to working with you. I specialize in Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, and Swedish.
In my off time I’m playing with my corgi Arlo (a breed I am obsessed with) and going for hikes. And the rest of my time I spend doing schoolwork, bodybuilding training and cooking healthy, Vegan food.
Jody Hupp, Esthetician and Facial Department Manager
Jody joined Waterstone Spa in June 2010 as a member of the Esthetics team. In May 2012 she became the Facial Department Manager. She strives to develop a beneficial relationship with each of her clients that improves their overall health as well as the appearance of their skin.
Jody graduated the 650 hour program at Ashland Institute of Massage this year. She is excited to incorporate massage for her clients. She loves doing body treatments that facilitate bringing the skin back into balance and creating a sense of well-being.
When not practicing esthetics she also works at the front desk to fulfill all your retail and reservation requests. Outside of the Waterstone she enjoys spending time on her road bike and traveling.
Elizabeth Gomez, Esthetician
I joined the Waterstone team in 2012. I am drawn to the Ashland area because of its natural beauty and community that supports healthy and alternative life styles.
What I love most about the Waterstone is the healing and nurturing environment, as well as, the consciousness to provide out guests with a great experience, services and products with a back to nature emphasis. I can truly believe in the ingredients qualities, purity and effectiveness of all the products we use. When performing facials, waxing, make up applications or body treatments I welcome the opportunity to make each guest experience memorable and unique. During facials I truly enjoy the aspect of facial massage and bringing ease to the body while treating the delicate skin of the face.
My hobbies are cooking, dancing, and exploring the outdoors as often as possible.