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Massage Therapists

Sara, LMT

Sara LMT, graduated in 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, head aches, 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. She is a Master Level therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

Karian, LMT

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, our Advanced Deep Tissue Massage class, and finally, Intro to Reflexology! In January of 2018, she completed Erik Dalton's Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques course to qualify her as a Posture and Pain Specialist. Effective 4/1/18 Karian is a Master Level Therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

Cynthia, LMT

Cynthia, LMT joined our team the summer of 2018.She received her license in June of 2017. Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, Cynthia obtained an Associate in Arts degree worked as an herbalist. Her massage training included trigger point therapy, myofascial release, pre-natal massage and hydrotherapy. She has helped many of our clients with a variety of different ailments. Client reviews include: Very relaxing and effective therapy. "The therapist was truly friendly and professional." and "Good service, excellent massage, thanks!" Cynthia is an Experienced Level Therapist. Click here to search appointment options.

Benita, LMT

Benita's LMT style is deeply relaxing while working deeper into muscles to improve movement, release spasms and give pain relief. She has completed level one Cranio Sacral Therapy and Kinesio Taping. 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! She is an Experienced Level Therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

Barbara, LMT

Barbara, LMT joined Team PS on 1/17/18. We are excited to have this 20+ year massage veteran join our team. She recently relocated from Colorado and said that Peaceful Spirit is the place for her to practice. Awe, shucks, thanks Barbara. She has spent her career working as a chiropractic assistant, an SRI (Somato Respiratory Integration) Wellness educator and massage therapist. Her style is slow and connected and feels that even when doing very specific, corrective therapy one should feel and become deeply relaxed. Client feedback includes: " Barbara is so incredibly knowledgeable about muscles and the nervous system, and she tailors your massage to your specific needs. She's very professional and really cares about helping people." "Barbara was amazing! She helped made me very aware of how my mind affects my body! Highly recommend!" She is an "Experienced Level" therapist category. Click here to search appointment options.

Laura, LMT

Laura, LMT joined Team PS in December of 2017. She is a recent grad and a hard worker. She has been diligently taking advantage of our in house mentoring and feedback sessions. We appreciate her dedication to learning! She has completed deep tissue and bio-touch training this year. Laura is available full time and works frequently at our Voyager Resort location, too. Client feed back includes: " I was leery of my 1st masssge w/ Laura, knowing she’s new. She was excellent—responsive to my requests, great hands (delivered the deep massage I wanted w/ strength & firmness plus gentleness. I rarely use the term “elegant”but there’s something elegant about her touch." "great massage and a nice masseuse." She is a Debuting Level Therapist. Click here to search appointment options.

Claudia, LMT

Claudia, LMT has been a practicing massage therapist since 2000. She is originally from Germany where while she pursued a career as an engineer she discovered her passion for bodywork and movement. Claudia's style is very integrative and deeply connected. She is mindful and present with each client and draws from various modalities to create a massage treatment blends energy work styles, cranio-sacral holds and bio-touch to help the body process the deeper touch of classic Swedish based massage and/or Myofascial Release. She also utilizes Manual Lymphatic Drainage of the face and neck to help allergy symptoms or infections.She recently completed continuing education to help those going through the grieving process. Client feedback includes: " Claudia relieved my shoulder pain." "Amazing massage will go back." Claudia is an Experienced Level LMT and works part-time, primarily at our Country Club Rd. and NW -Oracle Rd offices. Click here to search appointment options.

Jesse, LMT

Jesse, LMT, graduated from massage school in 2004! He has a long history with sports massage, focused injury work and of course, general relaxation, too. He has helped a lot of our clients who have back injuries, whiplash, headaches, as well as athletes doing pre and post event treatments. Our own Sara LMT call Jesse the "King of Myofascial Release". He joined the PS team in November of 2017. Client feedback includes: " Jesse is incredible. He works out so many problem spots and I feel amazing after." "Jess was able to not only focus on the problem area but corrected the issue o was having and, I feel, went on and beyond the basics. I am so thankful for his amazing skills. #MiracleWorker. " Jesse has chosen not to accept a promotion to master level therapist because he wants to keep his work accessible to as many clients as possible, therefore he an Experienced Level Therapist. Click here to search appointment options.

Orlando, LMT

Orlando, LMT Graduated from massage school in Chicago in 2004 and has recently relocated to Tucson. Orlando has spent his career working in a hospital and chiropractic practice performing corrective soft tissue therapy. His continuing education has a strong focus in myofascial release and structural integration. This is not to say that he cannot perform a great relaxing massage as well, but if you have an injury or need corrective work then consider a session with Orlando. He is a Master Level therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

Acupuncture Specialists

Alice Adams, RN-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 Masters 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 god-send. 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. Ihighly recommend Peaceful Spirit ." Click here to search appointment options.

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Dr. Y. Clare Zhang, PhD, MAcOM, LAc.

Dr. Zhang has a PhD degree in Physiology & Pharmacology, a Masters 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.

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Loren M. Starks, L.Ac.

Like many of our practitioners, Loren came to acupuncture after exploring a number of other careers. An Arizona native, he is a US Army veteran who spent time doing a tour of duty in Germany. After earning an honorable discharge, he went on to get a degree in Gemology (a branch of mineralogy dealing with natural and artificial gemstones). Client feedback includes: " Because my acupuncturist did what he said he would do and fixed the tendonitis in my arm" "Treatment is working!" . Click here to search appointment options.

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Chiropractic Care

Roger Scheltens, DC

Dr. 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. Dr. Scheltens is well versed in many chiropractic techniques, and is also licensed in physiotherapy. He has extensive post graduate training in numerous therapies and most recently in the treatment of vertebral spine 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" "I had a great adjustment that helped me be in less pain." Click here to search appointment options.

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