Meet The Staff

Welcome to Peaceful Spirit Massage & Wellness Centers!
(520) 320-1953


We are Tucson's leader in providing massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, life coaching, stress management programs, bodywork, and so much more!

All Peaceful Spirit practitioners are licensed by the State of Arizona and carry professional liability insurance. The massage therapists are trained in classic Swedish based relaxation massage and deep specific massage techniques. Please contact our client coordinators to assist you in finding the right therapist or practitioner to meet your needs.


Mara Concordia, LMT, CEO, and Owner, is an Arizona licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Peaceful Spirit Massage & Wellness Centers. Originally from Chicago, Mara has been in Tucson for over 20 years. She graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in August of 1996 and opened Peaceful Spirit Therapeutic Massage Centers the very next month! Peaceful Spirit is now enjoying their 20th year in business in Tucson. She is super proud of the team of talented practitioners of Peaceful Spirit, especially how they have helped thousands of people change their lives by feeling more relaxed, and reducing or eliminating their pain.

Mara has regularly appeared on KOLD TV’s morning news "Ask The Expert" program. She coined her slot "Wellness Wednesdays." Mara shares her long history in natural health care with clients and the Tucson community because she feels that everyone has the potential to lead a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. She feels that we just need to learn the right "tools for the job."

Mara offers wellness consultations to help clients create a plan to best use their time and money for their greatest health benefit. No need to "play darts" with your money and maybe get results. She will help you decide on the best plan of action for your needs. To schedule, call us at 520-320-1953.

Staff Massage Therapists:


 Sara, LMT, graduated from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in May, 2004 and Utah College of Massage Therapy's Master Body-worker program in August, 2004. Massage therapy allows her to blend her spirit of community service with her interest in helping others heal.  Sara has been studying with a Shaman for over 15 years. She has found the experience to be a tremendous asset to her work.  In addition to being a Reiki Master, Sara is trained in Cranio-Sacral therapy, deep tissue massage, and shamanic healing. In 2009, Sara added Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese Vital Organ Therapy) to her list of treatments provided. Chi Nei Tsang is very effective for many conditions, including digestion issues, reproductive problems, and low back pain. Whether you need help with muscle injuries, pain management, or exploring how to be more connected with your spirit, Sara can help. She works full time at our Country Club Rd location.

 Karian, LMT, joined our team straight out of massage school and quickly became one of our most popular therapists (her clients describe her massages as "fabulous").  As part of her basic massage education she also became a certified chiropractic assistant. Karian has a strong belief that maintaining health and wellness is a deeply personal adventure in which each individual can thrive. She approaches massage as a health practice to achieve a valuable quality of life. Karian can work with people experiencing muscle soreness, joint discomfort, and scar tissue restrictions (which helps to regain functionality in movement). Karian has completed a lot of continuing education: Connective Tissue release techniques for head & neck, a Managing Migraines class, a series on Releasing Nerve Entrapment and our Advanced Deep Tissue massage & intro to Reflexology classes! 


 Elizabeth, LMT, joined our team the summer of 2016. She recently relocated to Tucson from Ohio. She has a musical background and like many young artists chose to pursue a career that affords them creativity and a much more steady paycheck. Elizabeth's energy is super positive, she excels in the "science of massage" ... really getting to understand what the client's goals are for the session and creating an effective treatment for them. She has completed our advanced deep tissue massage class and intro to reflexology classes. She is well balanced and humble and looking forward to growing within our company.
 


 Benita, LMT's
 style is deeply relaxing while working deeper into mucscles to improve movement, release spasms and give pain relief.  She has completed level one Cranio Sacral Therapy and Kinesio Taping level one. In the future she plans to add reflexology and deepen her knowledge and techniques with sports massage. Benita says she loves giving massage because it never feels like work! 


Bethany, LMT, became a massage therapist in 2015. She chose this career because of the impact therapeutic massage has had on her father's chronic low back pain. She enjoys sports massage because it helps clients improve their range of motion and the active stretching eases muscle tension. In addition, she helps a lot of our older clients to stay active and moving with ease. Bethany has tremendous compassion for veterans as her dad was a paratrooper in the army. She understands the huge value of massage therapy for our veterans and encourages them to learn about the benefits. Recently, Bethany completed a continuing education class on Intro to Reflexology, and will be attending our Intro to Russian Sports Massage in May.

 Fain, LMT, joined us in 2016. Her education background is in art history, has been teaching art for many years and is a world traveler, too! Her great life experience makes her a very well balanced therapist. She went above and beyond during her education where she did an externship with local licensed massage therapists to get extra clinical education. By doing this she has become extremely proficient in helping people with specific pain or injuries. Her artistic background helps her to be sensitive while helping those who just need to de-stress! She has completed our Advanced Deep Tissue massage class and Intro to Reflexology classes. This summer she is completing her Thai Massage certification!

Raul, LMT, joined us in the summer of 2017, shortly after he received his professional license. He began this journey because he is very interested in the natural approach to healing and wellness. Raul is currently working on his sports and medical massage certifications. He says, "There is so much to learn in the field of massage therapy and you can always expand your horizons. I enjoy doing more vigorous and specific work for that pain that doesn't go away. I love being able to do what I do with my hands , it's a true miracle."    
  

 Breanna, LMT, joined our team in June of 2014. She began her "helping people" career in 2002 as a certified psych tech. She worked in a psychiatric hospital for several years and then decided to become a certified medical assistant, which she did for seven years. Realizing that she wanted to be more hands-on and involved with people trying to get healthy she chose to practice massage therapy. Her strong medical background makes her a great addition to our team. Breanna also really enjoys working with expectant moms and completed a course on Prenatal massage her feelings: "Prenatal massage is a beautiful thing". As a mom of two, Breanna knows firsthand what it is like to want get your body back after having babies, too. She enjoys inspiring and helping women figure out how to get back in shape after childbirth!


 Lynn, LMT, obtained her massage training in beautiful Boulder, Colorado in 2007. She has a very diverse set of skills ranging from orthopedic massage to Reiki Master and, most recently, Reiki instructor certification. Lynn can bring all of these tools together in a session to fully help people achieve balance of mind, body, and spirit. Lynn enjoys the outdoors and she once hiked the Grand Canyon! Lynn works part time and is available at all locations.
   

 Ray, LMT, completed his 1000+ hour training program in 2010. Before becoming a massage therapist, Ray was a custom cabinet maker and custom-designed wood furnishings expert for more than 20 years. He has a sensitive approach to doing deep specific work that allows the muscles to release without force. Many clients have found Ray's approach to be very beneficial for correcting their long term pain issues. Most recently Ray has completed three levels of medical massage training, including treatments for headaches, neck pain, shoulder girdle pain, sciatica and low back pain protocols. Ray is available full time at our Country Club Rd location only. Ray is currently working on an on-call basis, by appointment.


Chiropractor

 Roger Scheltens, Chiropractic Physician, is a Palmer graduate who has been practicing chiropractic for over 30 years. He has been with Peaceful Spirit for 16 years, utilizing traditional chiropratic care methods and the very effective Disc Pump.  Clients rave about the disc pump's gentleness and effectiveness in reducing or eliminating their severe back and disc related pain. Dr. Roger is credentialed with Blue Cross of Arizona, United Health Care, Medicare and several other carriers. (Click here for insurance verification.)  He also works with personal injury cases related to auto accidents. Dr. Scheltens is available at our Country Club Road office and our North Oracle Road location, Monday through Friday. 


Acupuncturists

 Alice Adams, R.N., M.Ac. has been a licensed Five Element Acupuncturist since 1990. On her personal journey toward wellness, Alice discovered Five Element Acupuncture and its potential to facilitate healing on all levels: body, mind and spirit. As a hospice nurse and acupuncturist, she has worked extensively with the terminally ill, patients with immune deficiencies, and women’s health issues. In addition to her acupuncture practice, Alice teaches a group Qi Gong class (a self healing art and practice) weekly. Private classes are available, too. In 2005, she added Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, (a non-surgical facelift treatment) to her practice. Recently, AromaTouch® sessions have also been added to Alice's list of services. 

As a longtime healthcare professional with over 30 years as an R.N., and more than 25 years as a Licensed Five Element Acupuncturist, Alice has come to really understand the importance of drinking healthy water. She believes our best health choice for water is alkalized ionized waterPlease click here to find out why. (You will be prompted to create a personal access code.) 

Alice seeks to be present for each patient with quiet listening, bringing integrity and compassion to her practice.  She is available during the week at our Country Club Road office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


 Dr. Reggie Stout, L.Ac. M.Ac.O.M., D.Ac. Is a Licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncturist.  He is also a Chinese Medicinal Herbalist and Tui Na Oriental Body Work Practitioner.  He has extensive education, including:

  • Earning both Doctoral and Master Degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as Integrative Homeopathy. Graduated with Highest Honors.
  • Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Behavioral Studies at Tucson University,
  • Earning a B.A. in Holistic Health from Prescott College.
  • Studying on a full scholarship at the Open International University for Complementary Medicine (USA & Sri Lanka campuses) - one of only two World Health Organization programs in Alternative Medicine.
  • Studying at the American Medical College of Homeopathy, and South Baylo University.
  • Completing studies as a Post-graduate Fellow of the Florida School of Complementary Medicine and also the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 
  • Studying for three years and is a former Board Member Emeritus in the Post-Graduate Program in Homeopathy for Physicians with the Complementary Medicine Association directed by Dr. Michael Loes, MD. 
  • Studying with such prestigious doctors as; Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, Dr. Todd Rowe, MD, Dr. Trevor Cook, MD, Dr. Steven Sobutnick, DPM, Dr. Samuel Flagler, NMD, DHANP, Favarti Kim O’Haire (Author) and many others. 
Professionally, Reggie is the President of the Asian Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Arizona (AMASA).  He has also been the Senior Instructor & Clinic Supervisor for over 20 years at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  Before joining Peaceful Spirit, he ran a successful acupuncture practice for 22 years.  He joined our team in August of 2008.


  Dr. Clare Zhang, Ph.D., L.Ac. has a very interesting background. She has a PhD in Physiology from the University of Florida and holds two patents! She had a successful academic career in biomedical research and taught in universities before her commitment to Chinese medicine. Clare grew up in China so she brings a deep cultural connection to the art of Chinese Medicine. She integrates TCM acupuncture, herbs, Tui Na (Chinese bodywork), nutritional and pharmacological consultations in her practice. She is available at our Country Club Rd and NW-Oracle Rd locations by appointment.


  Loren M. Starks L.Ac. has recently joined the PS group. He has been practicing acupuncture for 4 years in another location and recently relocated his practice to Peaceful Spirit. Loren practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and offers Chinese herbal therapy, as well. We are excited about Loren's training with Cold Laser Therapy for pain management. He has had a lot of success helping patients who suffer from fibromyalgia with this treatment. Loren is available 7 days a week (Yes, Saturdays and Sundays, too) which is VERY exciting for us, too, by appointment at our Country Club Rd, NW-Oracle RD and Voyager Resort locations.  


Shamanic Work, Personal Training and Hypnotherapy


  Donna Papetti has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of physical fitness, health and wellness.  For the past 17 years, she has run her own practice in shamanism, energy work and meditation.  She is passionate in her desire to support and guide any individual who wishes to manifest a healthy, balanced, and joy-filled life and has put together The Warrior Workout, (a do-it-yourself exercise program), to help people achieve that very goal. Her greatest wish is to help others fully embrace the “You are a Miracle” mantra of The Warrior Workout, and in so doing come to live a life of actualization, authenticity, and absolute peace.  Her qualifications include:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Mind-Body Specialist
  • 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Shamanic Practitioner
  • Certified Reiki Master and Energy Therapist
  • Licensed Hypnotherapist (CT)