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We are excited to share our talented team of providers with you! We have a big team so, be sure to scroll down to meet them all.

Massage Therapists

Rene LMT

Rene LMT has been practicing massage therapy since 2003. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, he is a physical therapy technician working closely with P.T. to help patients heal from injuries and improve their movement and muscle function. Rene works part-time at our Country Club Rd office and is an "experienced level" LMT. Promotion to our "master Level" is expected in early 2024. Click here to schedule

Nastassja, LMT

Nastassja went to massage school after coming back from a six-month trip in Thailand and Southeast Asia where she learned Thai massage. She did a 1000-hour master massage course. She worked in spas all over the world and also taught yoga at a prestigious resort in the Caribbean. She is adept at deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point therapy. Recently she completed a course in Massage for Cancer patients which provides a gentle flow massage designed to bring the client into a deep state of relaxation for optimal healing, which can help everyone, not just cancer patients. Nastassja is an experienced level LMT and works full-time at our Country Club Rd office. Click here to schedule.

Angelica, LMT

Angelica has been on the PS massage team first as a student massage therapist and now as a fully state-licensed LMT. During her time with us, she has completed several of our internal training programs and has been given many practice treatments to staff and clients. She likes to use myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy for clients who need specific results of pain relief or increased range of motion. In addition, Angelica feels strongly about helping people make a shift to a well-balanced life and healthy lifestyle. She often helps clients to deeply relax so that the tension held in the body can be fully released. She is available part-time at our Country Club Rd office. Click here to schedule.

Emma, LMT

Emma joined the PS massage therapist team in April of 2022. She has been a massage therapist since 2007. She spent four years working in a chiropractor's office providing trigger point therapy to patients. One of Emma's goals as a therapist is to help relieve the pain and stress of everyday life. She understands that all people are dealing with stress on some level every day. This kind of pain management work is a favorite for her. She also has experience with prenatal massage. In addition, she has worked as a home caregiver. Emma is a very caring therapist. Click here to schedule.

Jillian, LMT

Jillian graduated from Massage school on the East Coast in 2009 and joined the PS massage team in November 2019. Jillian provides solid Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. In addition, our own Karian LMT said Jillian gave her The Best Ultimate Hot Stone Massage treatment she ever had! Now, that is a testimonial. Jillian is married to a military man so she has lived and worked in a variety of massage settings from spas to chiropractor's offices. This varied background makes her a great fit for our team. She is hardworking, dedicated, and really loves her job. Jillian is an Experienced level LMT and she is available at our Country Club Rd location. Click here to schedule.

Marilyn, LMT

Marilyn, LMT has been working as a massage therapist since 2013! She is a very well-rounded therapist who has a strong knowledge base from allopathic medicine to indigenous healing methods. Her massage is very connected, smooth, and effective. She is a Master level LMT and, is available full-time at our Country Club Rd office. Click here to schedule.

Jodi, LMT

Jodi, LMT has been an educator for over 20 years. She has been a massage therapist since 2009, a Reiki Master, and a Yin Yoga instructor since 2014. In addition, she has training in Aromatherapy, Ashiuatsu, Pre-natal massage, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Lomi-Lomi, and Table Thai Yoga massage. Jodi is currently studying Barbara Brennan's Energy medicine. This work along with her years of experience enables her to help people with a very wide array of needs from physical pain relief to deep stress reduction and relaxation. Her work is truly transformative. She feels that providing bodywork of all kinds is her passion and life calling. Jodi works full-time at our location on Country Club Rd. Click here to schedule.

JoKay, LMT

JoKay joined the PS team in April of 2022. She has been a practicing massage therapist since 2011 and a reflexologist since 2009. She is very skilled at specific neck work! JoKay understands the deep benefits of creating calmness in the mind, body, and spirit. She wants clients to leave with peace of mind while gently energized. And, she really loves doing reflexology and foot massage. She feels that the whole person can relax and open up by working with the reflex points on their feet. She works part-time at the Country Club Rd office. Click here to schedule.

Jesse, LMT

Jesse graduated from massage school in 2004. He has a long history with sports massage, focused injury work, and of course, general relaxation. Jesse has helped a lot of our clients who have back injuries, whiplash, and headaches, as well as athletes doing pre and post-event treatments. Our own Sara LMT calls Jesse the "King of Myofascial Release". In 2022 and 2023 Jesse completed the following continuing education courses, "Touching Trauma" and "Trauma: Mind-body Considerations for hands-on Work," Massage and Myofascial Cupping, and Bodywork Techniques for Parkinson's. He joined the PS team in November 2017. He is a Master Level therapist. Click here to schedule.

Mary, LMT

Mary graduated from a program providing a total of 1000 hours in early 2019. During her interview process, I found her massage to be very connected with a solid, firm to deep pressure and she has an excellent grasp of anatomy with strong palpatory skills! I am very excited to have her on our team. She has completed a variety of our internal training classes including body wraps, mud masks, and our signature Ultimate Deep Tissue massage. She is an Experienced Level therapist. Click here to schedule.


Robert joined the Peaceful Spirit team in September of 2022. He has been practicing massage therapy since the late 1990s. He obtained certification in neuromuscular therapy shortly after graduation. He has worked with sports teams, in private practice as well as a chiropractic office. He is available at our NW-Oracle Rd office and the Country Club Rd. location. Robert is a Master Level therapist. Unfortunately, Robert is out on medical leave. Click here to schedule.

Acupuncture Specialists

Alice Adams, R.N. Retired, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Alice Adams has profound experience in both Allopathic and Chinese medicine. She became a registered nurse in 1980 and has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1990. She is a graduate of the Master's Program in Acupuncture at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD. Client feedback includes: " Alice was lovely. Very thorough and kind and also patient and genuinely caring. She was truly a godsend. The issue I came in for has not yet been resolved in one visit but I will be back to see if multiple sessions make a difference. Thank you, Alice, ~" "I am very satisfied with the personal service of the Peaceful Spirit staff. The acupuncturist, Alice Adams, is one of the best acupuncturists in Tucson. I highly recommend Peaceful Spirit ." Click here to request an appointment.

Dr. Y. Clare Zhang, Ph.D., MAcOM, LAc.

Dr. Clare Zhang has a Ph.D. degree in Physiology & Pharmacology, a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Arizona. With a unique understanding of both Chinese medicine and modern bio-medicine, she uses an integrative approach to help her patients achieve optimal health. Click here to request an appointment.

Dr. Heidi Branlund, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Heidi Branlund has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine since 2002. While practicing in California, she developed a passion for working with patients suffering from migraines, headaches, allergies, and asthma. Additionally, she has a strong interest in continuing education, infertility support, and women's and children's health. Heidi graduated from Five Branches University in 2001. This program provided broad training in acupuncture, herbs, Tui-Na, and dietetics. While in this program, she also served an internship in Yin-style Tui-Na, a more subtle, energetic form of massage helpful for many structural issues and restoring the natural flow of Qi energy. Heidi received her doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine with a focus on Integrative Medicine through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2022. Click here to request an appointment.

Dr. Robin Myers, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Robin Myers has been practicing acupuncture since 2020. She received her Master’s degree at Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, AZ in 2017 and went on to receive her Doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2022 with a focus on integrative medicine and evidence-based practice. Robin’s main focus is Micro-needling and Cosmetic Acupuncture for the treatment of acne, scarring, hair loss, and facial rejuvenation. She is also a current student of Dr. Michael Corradino’s Neuropuncture program and is excited to be able to share this effective treatment approach for pain and neurological conditions with her patients. Robin also is a graduate student of Psychic Horizons Institute’s clairvoyant program, she uses this training in combination with Esoteric Acupuncture for those patients seeking to make a life change, shift old patterns, and work on a psycho-spiritual level. Click here to request an appointment.

Yu Long, B.S., M.Ac., L.Ac.

Yu Long is a licensed acupuncturist. In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She graduated from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2020 in Tucson, Arizona with a Master's in O. M. and in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. In the summer of 2019, Yu studied at the Changchun University of Chinese Medicine in Changchun, China. There, she had specialized acupuncture training in conditions such as headaches, joint pain, low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, etc. At the clinic of Arizona acupuncture school, she has been seeing patients with a wide variety of health problems, including allergies, gastrointestinal dysfunction/irritability, fibromyalgia, fatigue, anxiety/stress, depression, autoimmune disorders, and gynecological problems, to name a few. Patients' conditions were greatly improved after several visits. I want to dedicate myself to TCM by providing patients with opportunities for effective holistic medicine. My goal is to help patients to restore, maintain, and enjoy health under a holistic and individualized approach.”

She is available Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1:00 pm (appointment start times) at our location on Country Club Rd.

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Katrina Jiang, Dipl. O.M., M.B.A., L.Ac.

Katrina (Jingya) Jiang, Dipl. O.M., M.B.A., L. Ac. Katrina Jiang is a highly qualified and licensed acupuncturist. She received her comprehensive education in Traditional Chinese Medicine from two prestigious institutions, the New England School of Acupuncture and the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Katrina takes pleasure in bridging the gap between holistic and Western medicine, providing a safe and nurturing environment for her patients to heal. Her philosophy revolves around using a diverse range of therapies that work synergistically to prevent and treat diseases, promoting optimal health. With a genuine passion for helping her patients achieve their optimal health goals, Katrina is dedicated to accompanying them every step of the way on their wellness journey. Specializing in: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style acupuncture, Cosmetic acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Click here to request an appointment.

Hui He L.Ac.

Hui He is a licensed acupuncturist. She has a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qi Gong, which she learned from a traditional holistic healer in China. She moved to the United States and worked for almost six years at a reputable herb shop. There, she learned about different natural healing methods, such as Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy, and Western nutrition, among others. She gained a holistic perspective on how to address various health issues with different healing approaches and how to integrate them with Western medicine. She relocated to Tucson in 2018 and earned a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As a licensed Acupuncturist, she combines her diverse backgrounds and academic qualifications to provide personalized and compassionate care to each of the clients. She applies various modalities, such as acupuncture, Eastern and Western herbs, cupping, Guasha, moxibustion, and nutritional advice, to help them achieve their health goals. Compassionate about: Pain relief and internal diseases. Click here to request an appointment

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Roger Scheltens, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Roger Scheltens earned his doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, and his B.A. degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. He is well versed in many chiropractic techniques including but not limited to The Palmer Chiropractic College methods, Diversified, Thompsons Drop, Activator method, and non-force techniques like BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique). He is also licensed in physiotherapy. He has extensive post-graduate training in numerous therapies and most recently in the treatment of disc pain relief and rehabilitation. Dr. Scheltens' more than 30 years in practice give him a depth of experience in providing quality family chiropractic healthcare. Client feedback includes: " I felt listened to and the treatment was responsive to my needs" and "I had a great adjustment that helped me be in less pain." Click here to request an appointment.

Energy Work, Health Coaching, and More

Cal-Ling, Shamanic Healing and Coach

As a Shamanic Practitioner of the past dozen years, Cal-Ling facilitates re-alignment and renewal with your physical, mental-emotional and spiritual self. Working with the helping Spirits and Spirit guides, the plant people and the stone people, you are brought to a place of Awareness and Balance you may not have experienced before and given gifts that may include more Freedom in your mindset, greater understanding of your multi-dimensional self, spontaneous knowing of your purpose and mission, experiencing the Treasure of a Full Heart….. or perhaps insights to deeper questions that you hold in your Heart. Simple and direct methods of inquiry may lead you to understand the hidden realms more easily and that perhaps personal Initiations are at hand which is common at this time. Solutions may be a Soul Retrieval session, an Extraction of extrusions, an ancestor journey, working with a plant or stone ally, or a revelatory drawing. Each session is unique to the individual’s specific needs of the person at the time, presenting the possibilities of repatterning cellular memory. Cal-Ling is also experienced in Pranic Healing, Matrix Energetics, and Sound Healing and is a Nature-based Mindfulness Coach, Reiki Practitioner, Intuitive Guide, Spiritual Mentor, and Truth Sayer. Your personal session includes a special combination of expertise in these ways. We are here to assist you on your Earth Walk and expand the possibilities of your unique Wisdom, Grace, and Light.

Aleksey, Reiki, Energy Healing, and Assisted Stretching Practitioner

Aleksey (Silence) has been a permanent resident of Tucson AZ for the last 20 yrs. Along his journey in 2017, he was initiated to practice Reiki precepts of Mikao Usui's spiritual lineage. The same year he became a supporter and practitioner of the local Native ceremonies in Arizona and New Mexico. Holding the Medicine Bundle for the community and Mother Earth. In 2021 he began his study & practice in Assisted Stretching. Pulling from his background of ten years in Systema martial art to help to identify and release built-up tension (stress) stored in the physical body. Combining continuous work on spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional levels he strives to be of service for the good of all.

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Dr. Nancy Smith Pharm.D., Reiki Master

Nancy's "regular day job" for over twenty years has been Doctor of Pharmacy. She has worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and casework to managing full pharmacies. However, she has always been driven to really want to help people in a way that could be more long-lasting and meaningful. This passion led her to study energy work to help people find true balance. She is a Reiki Master for many years and now works with humans, horses, and dogs. With Nancy's background in allopathic medicine, she understands what it takes to make the shift to taking back the reins on your health so you are empowered to get truly better. My experience with her Reiki session during the interview process was deeply profound. By far, the best Reiki experience I have ever received. Nancy has a true gift! Nancy works mostly at our NW-Oracle Rd office. Click here to request an appointment.

Mara, Business and Health Consultant

Mara has 30+ years of experience with natural and spiritual healing processes. She founded Peaceful Spirit to help people create shifts to transform their lives and health, just as she did for herself. Mara works as a consultant in a variety of settings, from business and team to development, public speaking, and training, to one on one consultations to help individuals find clarity on how to proceed on their life's journey. In addition, Mara teaches classes in the areas of dance & movement, creating and manifesting visions, and earthing. Soon, she will be offering small customized retreats.

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Excellent practitioner [Alice Adams L.Ac.] and I'm very excited to be a client

- Machelle