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Ashley Schiavone, L.Ac

Acupuncture & Chinese HERBs

Ashley honors the unique partnership of the human body and nature. She focuses on empowering her patients, educating them about health in order for them to achieve and sustain their most vibrant picture of well-being. Ashley is trained in Craniosacral Therapy and Neuro Emotional Technique. She incorporates these skills with Chinese herbal therapy, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dietary education to address the many layers of health. She incorporates deep tissue work, Craniosacral Therapy and additional modalities within acupuncture sessions. By integrating her background in western science with the philosophy of eastern medicine, Ashley is able to look at health from many angles.

Ashley is a board certified and WA state licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and massage practitioner. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan in biopsychology with a focus on neuroscience research. She graduated from Bellevue School of Massage and earned dual master degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. While at Bastyr, Ashley received training in diverse clinical settings, as well as traveling to China in 2010 to continue her education in Chinese Herbal Therapy. Ashley completed externships with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shu Guang and Long Hua hospitals in China.

Patient hours: Tuesdays 10am-4pm, Wednesdays 8:30am- 4pm

Insurance Provider: Aetna, Cigna, Lifewise, Premera, Regence, Foundation Networks, Global, Heritage, Auto Accident Claims

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To book an appointment with Ashley, you can book online with the schedule button below or call us at (206) 972-2999. Please note, we have more availability in her schedule by calling in and would love to book your appointment.

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Jennifer Wesson, NTP

Nutritional Therapy

Jennifer understands the power of food.  She knows that a proper, personalized diet can give your body everything it needs to function and heal.  Through nutrition, she has helped people reverse the effects of joint pain, insomnia, anxiety, obesity, chronic digestive issues and behavior problems in children. Hers is an integrated approach, using nutrition, meditation, yoga and other practices to bring the body back into balance. 

 

Jennifer's journey to nutritional therapy was a personal one.  After a long search and much research into why her daughter was repeatedly getting sick, Jennifer discovered the power of nutritional therapy to determine the root causes of symptoms and support the body innate ability to heal itself.  What she discovered was so life-changing that she became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has committed herself to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

For more information or to schedule your appointment visit: www.threerootsnw.com

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Nicole S. Eskandari received her MS, LAc, EAMP from Bastyr University. She completed her pre-medical studies at ASU where she also acquired a BA with a focus on global history, philosophy and religious traditions. Here she was awarded her departments Outstanding Humanitarian Award. She is nationally certified with NCCAOM as a diplomat in East Asian Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Washington. She has completed clinical rotations at Bastyr’s Center for Natural Health, High Point Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Providence Hospital’s Cancer Care Alliance. She has served as the Site Coordinator for a free monthly clinic at ROOTS, a young adult shelter in Seattle, through the non-profit organization Integrative Care Outreach for many years. She recently completed an externship in Taiwan under the renowned Dr. Lee Chen Yu(r). She is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, having received teacher training both in America and Nepal. She recently helped to create a yoga/wellness program for refugee populations through the International Rescue Committee where she also volunteers as an on call interpreter.

Nicole S. Eskandari, MS, LAc, EAMP

Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

Nicole believes true healing occurs when you are seen within the context of your physical, emotional, mental and social state of being. Nicole sees herself as a patient advocate, someone who will not only provide you with excellent treatments, but will also be your support as you maneuver through the health care system. Nicole believes that every person needs an advocate within health care and in the end will be much better for it. Everyone needs time and attention in order to thrive, and in order to understand the root cause of illness.
Nicole’s main passion in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine is the nuanced nature of it’s diagnostic system, which has been designed to pick up on the slight imbalances in the body that lead to illness.
Nicole blends acupuncture, botanical medicine, cupping, manual therapy, aroma acupoint therapy, and sound therapy into treatments depending on needs. She has a special interest in working with sound and has spent many years studying the effect of different notes upon the body. Nicole is always delighted to incorporate sound therapy into treatments and notices that treatments reach a new level of regenerative prowess when sound is incorporated. This therapy is especially effective for stress and anxiety relief. Nicole’s specialties are pain management, stress and anxiety relief, immune wellness (including a specialty in allergy care), reproductive health and digestive care.

Patient hours: Thursdays 9am-6pm

Insurance Provider: Aetna, Cigna, Lifewise, Premera,  Auto Accident Claims

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Micheala is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii in psychology, where she focused on the relationship between the mind and body. She earned her Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, where she trained with some of Seattle's leading practitioners. She has successfully treated a broad range of health conditions including: acute and chronic pain, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, women’s health issues, fertility support, and dermatology conditions.

Micheala Keehn EAMP, LAc

Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

Micheala believes in the inherent wisdom of the body and its natural ability to heal when given the resources and gentle guidance. She is fascinated with the innate intelligence of our bodies and believes that symptoms of disease are the body's attempt at healing itself. When the body, mind, and spirit are in alignment with each other and with our environment, deep healing at a holistic level can take place.  Micheala fell in love with East Asian medicine for this reason. When treating patients, every aspect of a person and their environment is taken into consideration, treating the whole person, not just masking symptoms.  Micheala's goal is to hold a safe and supportive space for healing to take place, as well as to encourage patients to understand and be involved in their health.  Along with acupuncture, she uses herbal medicine, cupping, tuning forks, gua sha, massage, guided meditation and visualization in her treatments.

Patient hours: Mondays 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am- 5pm

Insurance Provider: Aetna, Premera, Auto Accident Claims

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I would love to meet you and explore the potential of working together. You can schedule an appointment by visiting my website at ashleeknightcounseling.com. or by calling (317) 439-3608.

Ashlee Knight Counseling, LMHCA

Mental Health Counseling

It can be so hard to reach out for help, to admit you can't do it alone, but you've got this. To me, therapy is a relationship, a space, an hour to explore and try on your true self, to give yourself permission to be a messy human being, to let yourself be seen by another person and accepted as you are, and to dare to imagine what it would be like to find healing and take up space in the world – more fully alive.

A great deal of our pain as humans stems from strained, harmful, and ruptured relationships with others, and also with ourselves – and most of the rest of our pain comes from the unhelpful and unsustainable ways we try to cope with that pain. We often vacillate between ignoring and attempting to problem-solve this pain away, but years pass and we never get anywhere – I know this because I’ve tried it too.

The only thing that can even touch that old relational pain is practicing new ways of relating, and therapy is an ideal place for this kind of practice. Where perhaps you were once silent, therapy becomes the place to begin voicing unspeakable truths; where perhaps you were once terrified of conflict, therapy becomes a safe place to bring your anger; where perhaps you often find yourself sabotaging good things out of a deep belief that you don’t deserve them, therapy becomes a relationship that will not be so easily ruined but rather stays steady long enough to lead finally to growth instead of repetition.

I also believe in an integrative and holistic approach; I believe deeply in the mind-body connection. I have seen time and again that the body is key to accessing that which we don’t have words for, and in that way it is essential to healing. I would encourage any of my clients to collaborate with other providers and specialists so that the entire self is engaged in the therapeutic process.

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Kanna Toguchi

Thai Yoga Bodywork

Kanna Toguchi turned to the healing arts when she found herself struggling intensely in life, disconnected with a plethora of health challenges. Through her personal healing journey, she discovered powerful tools that enabled her to reclaim her sense of Self and embrace the samskaras as gifts to align her Heart and Mind. As a heart centered practitioner with over 8 years of experience as a bodyworker & energy healer, Kanna utilizes her IMT Training (Integrated Movement Therapy, a form of holistic therapy) to serve as the foundation of her practice. IMT merges yogic philosophy, movement and spiritual framework with cognitive behavioral therapy, that views each person as complete and whole. As a certified Samarya yoga teacher, former athlete and dancer, her love for intuitive movement and spirituality deeply informs her work. It is her intention to be a guide in a process which embraces the uniqueness of each individual; offering a space for the spheres of the mind, body and spirit to coalesce and communicate harmoniously. She is nourished from sharing her passions and the symbiotic relationship that is generated with her clients; thus empowering people with tools to awaken to their own Truth and Divinity. Above all, it is Kanna's intention to impart the great importance of Self Love and the innate capacity of the body to heal, restore and renew itself. She is honored to co-create with you and bear witness to your unfolding. 

Website: awakenedheartwellness.com

Booking: https://awakenedheartwellness.com/bookings/

Jennifer Weston

Thai Yoga Bodyworker /    hatha, yin, restorative & Yoga Nidra certified ryt 200

Jennifer is a private yoga teacher, Thai yoga bodyworker, loving mama, recovering perfectionist and perpetual student who’s passionate about supporting yoga practitioners in finding balance and prioritizing their wellbeing. Jennifer believes that self care is absolutely essential—not optional—so she aims to hold space for time-crunched Seattleites to step away from their busy schedules (even if only for an hour) so that they can dissolve stress, feel better in their bodies, and return to their lives feeling renewed, restored and refreshed. Jennifer earned her 200-hour hatha yoga teaching certification at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers on Capitol Hill and has since gone on to deepen her studies in restorative yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra and, most recently, traditional Thai yoga bodywork. Jennifer offers private yoga sessions and Thai yoga bodywork in her peaceful Ravenna Park studio, as well as on location throughout the city of Seattle. She also will be cohosting her first women's yoga retreat on Whidbey Island this September. To learn more about Jennifer, please visit www.sunbreakyoga.com.

Michael Searles

Massage Therapist

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I started massage when I was a child, intuitively working for my parents, and then friends throughout the years at school. After a confusing teen journey to Tacoma, while pursuing mechanical maintenance jobs I found myself severely injured. My right arm had been trapped in a conveyor belt at work and I was unable to feel or use my right hand.

After a period of healing and self-reflection I found the inspiration to go back to school for massage. I graduated  with honors from Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009. After practice for a few years I found myself in another period of change. In 2010 my cousin passed away from an overdose, and I searched for meaning in work. I found purpose again through Yoga practice and a deepening understanding of the mind-body expression of pain.

I moved back to Seattle in 2013 and received a certificate of completion from Bellevue Massage School.

I have spent the last year in practice with cooperative care with chiropractors and physical therapists. Working with chronic conditions and illustrating simple self care techniques have brought a renewed sense of meaning to my practice.

My current goals are to learn Thai Massage and to travel to the Polynesian islands and then to Southeast Asia. Learning more massage and yoga and meditation.

I believe that our purpose on this planet is to heal, and our life is a journey where we are blessed  to help others heal while they assist our process.