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Meet Our Exceptional Team

At Dragontree , we believe nurturing not just the body, but the soul. Our dedicated team of healers is here to support your journey towards inner peace and outer radiance. Each member embodies a deep commitment to your well-being, offering a blend of expertise and heartfelt care. Together, we strive to create a more peaceful world by nurturing peaceful individuals, one transformative experience at a time.

Massage Therapists

Hannah Peterson (Lead LMT)

Hannah graduated from East West College in 2011, and has been practicing massage consistently for the past 11 years. She loves providing a deeply relaxing massage that puts people back into a grounded space in their bodies. She is passionate about filling her clients up with a loving and joyful experience that they can take with them out into the world.

Arjuna Bressak

Arjuna graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, FL in 2006, and has been practicing massage for the last 16 years. He is also a Reiki master with 20 years of healing experience. His massage styles include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular and others. He specializes in releasing upper back, shoulder, and neck tension using light to deep pressure. He integrates all of these modalities depending on the client’s needs and provides the most heavenly relaxing massage experience. The massage he offers is intuitive, present, therapeutic, and powerful. He uses slow, flowing massage techniques. Arjuna believes that a massage should be deeply relaxing, and has even had clients fall asleep during their treatments. He identifies as a gentle soul, and his life philosophy is to work from a place of love, caring, and compassion for all.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew graduated from the Onondaga School of  Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY in 2011 and has been an active LMT in both NY and OR ever since. He uses a combination of many modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage in his treatments and believes a slow and focused attention to problem areas is the best way to treat adhesions. Andrew believes bodies are meant to be in perfect balance and uses communication and massage to help retrain the body to let go of physical limitations and imbalances that have formed over time. He has been with The Dragontree since 2015.

Char (he/they/she)

Char is a graduate of East/West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR. Primarily focused on pain relief from everyday tension, their main techniques are a mix of Neuromuscular Massage and Tui-Na. These are both highly focused skills that often use directed pressure (Trigger Points/Acupressure) on tight muscle areas. These common techniques can be adjusted for a Swedish or Deep Tissue setting to facilitate precision release of muscle tension from common postural distortions. While Neuro and Tui-Na are their primary skills, Char is also proficient in other forms of generalized massage to relax the client in a calm environment. Pressure is mild to moderate, but focused, so it can feel like a lot in tense areas. Communication is always key, and Char is always happy to listen in order to provide the treatment you need.

Emily Giugni

Emily brings 23 years of experience to The Dragontree. She graduated from McKinnon Institute for Massage (Oakland, CA) in 1998, and then Portland's East/West College of the Healing Arts in 2001. After graduation she worked at Callistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, in Napa Valley for 10 years before returning to Portland and building a practice focused on chronic pain. She has extensive training in John Barnes' Myofascial Release, firm massage, and leaning into discomfort. She describes her massage table as "a safe place to let it all go, and find joy and ease in your body again."

Devora Lepp

Devora graduated from the Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in Olympia, WA in 2011, a school specializing in injury treatment massasge. She specializes in Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal, acupressure, myofascial release, & sports massage. She describes her approach to bodywork as deeply therapeutic and relaxing, pulling from her extensive 10+ year background working in clinical and spa environments. Devora is a calming and nurturing soul, and is honored to be part of your healing journey.

Katrina Meyer

Katrina graduated in 2013 from Cortiva Institute in Boston, MA. She describes her style as a fusion of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release, incorporating Reiki and Thai Massage as needed. She likes to focus on slow, flowing strokes for deep relaxation, believing everyone can benefit from compassionate touch. In her own workds, "Our bodies know how to heal themselves, but sometimes need a little assistance; what I do is less like being a mechanic, and more like a gardener clearing away weeds and watering so the plants can do what they already know how to do."

McKenzie Michaels

McKenzie graduted from the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, in 2013, and has been practicing LMT ever since. She is proficient in Classical/Swedish, structural based Deep Tissue therapy, Prenatal, Trigger Point, and Sports Therapy massage techniques. She provides a calm and nurturing environment where her clients can achieve better mind/body awareness, relaxation, and tension release. Her philosophy is best summarized in this quote from St. Francis of Assisi: "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his hand and his heart is an artist."

Bobbi Harrold

Bobbi has been practicing since 2014 after graduating from the New School of Massage & Bodywork in Chicago. His massage style incorporates a combination of trigger point therapy & deep tissue techniques with deliberate slow movements. Drawing from experience as a personal trainer his philosophy is that every joint in the body should be in a "balanced" state, and the goal is to correct imbalances caused by poor posture/muscle tension. Additionally, the intentional use of slow techniques helps induce a meditative state, allowing clients to experience profound relaxation and tranquility during the session.

Lee Rust

Lee has been practicing massage since 2009 after graduating from the Oregon School of Massage. Lee specializes in Prenatal and Postpartum massage and works as a birth doula when she’s not here at The Dragontree. Catering to the needs of her client, she draws from a variety of modalitites such as Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, pregnancy, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, reiki, and assisted stretching. She worked in a variety of spa related settings while running her own private practice prior to coming to The Dragontree. Additionally, she worked for 10 years providing injury case at a chiropractor's office for clients until full or manageable recovery. Her approach to massage and life in general is to meet people where they are. She believes that to facilitate healing means to create space and the right nurturing conditions in order to build a trusting rapport from the first session you have with her.

Shams Sitar (She/They)

Shams graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts of Portland, OR last year. She specializes in Swedish/Relaxation massage and Deep Tissue work. Shams is passionate about helping folks build healthy, dunamic relationships with their bodies through the art of therapeutic touch.

Estheticians

Jennifer Smith (Lead EST) 

Jennifer graduated from the Euro Institute of Skin Care in 2010, and has been a licensed practicing esthetician ever since.  One of her specialties is aging and dry skin. She employs result-oriented exfoliation, hydration, and recommendations using products from our remarkable skin care lines to rejuvenate skin.  She also helps cure acneic skin with deep pore cleansing, extractions, treatment and home care strategies to return skin to balance. For a deep relaxation treat, book a 90 minute facial and receive facial massage, neck/shoulder, hand/arm, and foot/leg massage. Jennifer is ingredient savvy, and has a natural and holistic skin care approach.

Julie Butler

Julie graduated from Career Academy of Beauty in Southern California in 1999 and has been a licensed esthetician for 23 years. With over 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry as a skincare professional, Julie has dedicated her practice to a philosophy rooted in holistic health and mind/body connection. She believes that healthy skin is a reflection from within. Julie approaches every treatment experience whole-heartedly and with mindful intention. She offers a nurturing and therapeutic touch that is tuned in to each unique skin type and personalized treatment. Establishing a sincere connection and building lasting relationships provide the greatest reward in her work.

As a product knowledge geek at heart, she is a forever student seeking continued education in the ever-changing world of skincare. Julie values environmentally conscious and results-driven treatments that provide a synergistic balance between science and nature. Having experienced her own skin challenges with inflammation, she brings compassion and empathy to the table when suggesting a practical and effective home care routine.

Outside of the treatment room, Julie is dedicated to growing her craft as a ceramic artist. Her passion for making pottery, drawing, painting, cooking, hiking and exploring the great outdoors with her dog is where she is most in her element. She looks forward to sharing her love for skincare and thriving in a like-minded community at The Dragontree Spa.

Kylene Miletto

Kylene is a licensed esthetician with over fifteen years of experience in the beauty industry. She received her education at the European Institute of Cosmetology in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 2009.

Throughout her career, she has specialized in various skin care modalities, with a particular focus on addressing acneic conditions, hormonally stressed skin, signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and hyperpimentation. She strongly believes that beauty emanates from within and that self-care plays a vital role in achieving one's best self, both physically and mentally.

Her passion for promoting overall health and well-being reflects in her approach to skincare treatments and personalized routines for her clients. She takes pride in assisting individuals in looking and feeling their best, empowering them to embrace their natural beauty. She is dedicated to providing exceptional care and expertise to help her clients achieve healthy, glowing skin.

Tina Maxwell: Kristina (Tina) Maxwell (she/her)

Tina studied esthetics and hair at the Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology and Summit Salon Academy, graduating in 2020. Tina strives to create a balanced service which is both relaxing and results-oriented. She specializes in facial yoga, toning facial muscles while integrating acupressure techniques to promote lymphatic drainage for detoxification and to address water retention. Through targeting the tension we often hold in our facial muscles, you will see the shift immediately in lifted, tighter, more-vibrant skin. Tina is very passionate about helping clients with affected skin and is happy to curate sessions to address specific concerns, as well as set you up to create an at-home routine for long lasting vibrant skin. She gains great satisfaction for sharing her enthusiasm for skin science, chemistry and product knowledge with her clients so they may also fall in love with skin CARE, feel informed, and more equipped to navigate the often confusing beauty industry. She always makes sure there's time during the session to answer any questions clients may have.

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