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Massage Therapists

Julissa, LMT

Julissa started with us in December 2021 as a student extern. She has now received her Arizona state license. We are so very happy to have her be an official part of our great team of massage providers! Clients have stated that they feel she is very skilled and has natural talent as a bodyworker. She is certified in myofascial cupping and can blend the use of cups seamlessly into her sessions. This work is very effective for treating injuries and chronically "stuck" muscles. She is available at our Country Club Rd location full time. Click here to request an appointment.

India, LMT

India joined the Peaceful Spirit team in September of 2021. She has been practicing massage therapy since graduation in 2004, she holds an Associates's degree in Health Sciences. Her experience includes Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy, lymphatic massage, and reflexology. She has worked in a variety of settings including spas to chiropractic clinics. She is available at our Country Club Rd. location and is currently an Experienced Level therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

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! She is working part-time at the Country Club Rd office.


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. In addition, she has worked as a home caregiver. Emma is a very caring therapist.

Tamala, LMT

Tamala, LMT obtained her massage license in 2019. Her massage training included trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, Reiki level 1, and more. She is a very intuitive practitioner. Clients who experience anxiety find Tamala's sessions very calming and helpful. She has a background in art. She enjoys painting, sketching, ceramics, and more. Tamala is an Experienced Level therapist and works full time. Click here to request an appointment.

Angela, LMT

Angela is a recent graduate. Clients have been giving us excellent feedback about her effectiveness and professionalism during her student time with us. She is now officially licensed and an Experienced Level Therapist. Angela is available at our NW-Oracle Rd, and Country Club Rd locations full-time. Click here to request an appointment.

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. Jesse 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 calls Jesse the "King of Myofascial Release". He joined the PS team in November of 2017. He is a Master Level therapist. Click here to request an appointment.

Jillian, LMT

Jillian graduated from Massage school on the east coast in 2009 and joined the PS massage team in November of 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 spa to chiropractor's office. 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 request an appointment.

Mary, LMT

Mary LMT 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 request an appointment.

Acupuncture Specialists

Alice Adams, 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 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. I highly recommend Peaceful Spirit ." Click here to request an appointment.

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

Dr. 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.

Heidi Branlund M.Ac., L.Ac., 2022 expected D.Om.

Heidi 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, 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 is pursuing her doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine with a focus on Integrative Medicine through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is a clinical supervisor at Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM). Completion date expected 2022. Click here to request an appointment.

Yu Long 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.

“TCM is a holistic medicine. '' she said:” Western Medicine takes a physicalist approach to the body, while Holistic Medicine takes a whole-body approach. Holistic medicine is based on various principles and traditions, all of which emphasize non-invasive practices, natural products over chemical pharmaceuticals, and the body's ability to heal itself. My first acupuncture treatment as a patient had a great outcome. I want to dedicate myself to TCM by providing patients 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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Chiropractic Care

Roger Scheltens, Chiropractic Physician

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. 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" "I had a great adjustment that helped me be in less pain." Click here to request an appointment.

Energy Work, Health Coaching, and More

Mara, 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 vision, and earthing. Soon, she will be offering small customized retreats.

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Jessica, Certified Health Coach

Jessica studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she became a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Here she was taught the importance of bio-individuality: the concept that everyone is unique and requires different care in all aspects of life. Even as a little girl, Jessica's intuition guides her to the Healing of herself and the ones around her. She loves to study how the body works. Healthy food, healthy thoughts, and healthy connection are the core concepts she lives and works by. Jessica works with clients one-on-one to help them re-discover what they already know about the Health of their Mind, Body, and Spirit. Her main goal is to assist with the healthy implementation of lifestyle changes for her clients. In her sessions, she will cover many areas of life including, but not limited to, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Spirituality, and Relationships. Jessica utilizes powerful questions, accountability, fun, and easy recipes, joy-filled exercise, breathing techniques, and much more to achieve optimal Health! Jessica looks forward to seeing Radical Transformation in her clients! Click here to request an appointment.

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 begins study on 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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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 case working 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 and 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.

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

- Machelle