Meet our Therapists

 

Heidi Sheffels, LMT~Clinic Owner

Heidi has been a Licensed Therapist/Health Care Practitioner and Clinic owner, up north, in Kirkland and here in Olympia, for over 30 years combined, treating muscular injuries. She is also a certified Instructor of Neuromuscular Therapy and Re-education & Trigger Point Therapy for other local Healthcare Providers. She understands pain. Her background as a Student Athletic Trainer at Whitworth University by treating a variety of sports injuries and her experience of being an EMT on the Emergency Rescue Squad Team, taught her to be actively ready to treat & help people who were in immense trauma, has helped her understand many types pain and pain levels. She believes most people’s muscular pain can be relieved with hands-on focused treatment and that sometimes it only takes a couple of sessions to have pain levels decrease significantly. Heidi also appreciates working with other local Doctors and Healthcare Providers in and around Olympia, to help with one’s healing process. When asked what she hopes to achieve at her Clinic, Heidi did not hesitate, “There are just too many people suffering from acute and chronic pain…our goal here at Steamboat Health & Wellness is simple, it’s to get people out of  their muscular pain, as quickly and effectively as possible. We are a team here and there’s nothing better than seeing a smile on our patient’s faces when they leave the Clinic after seeing one of our talented, caring therapists, knowing that we helped to alleviate their pain for one more day.” Heidi enjoys living in the Steamboat Island Community for the past 17 years and loves being with her 4 Boys, 2 Pups and Husband of 31 years.

 

Joanna Williams, LMT

Joanna is a very dedicated and inspiring therapist here at Steamboat for over 7+ years. She is well know for dependability, therapeutic skills, knowledge and experience of the muscular injuries. She specializes in Auto Accident Injuries, Sports Massage, Trigger Point TherapyDeep Tissue and Neuromuscular Re-education, with focused detailed work for most any type of injuries, tightness and pain levels. She loves a good challenge. Joanna enjoys educating her patients and showing them stretches and corrective posture to increase their healing process and decrease their pain level. Very encouraging & supportive, Joanna has the desire and focus to help people who are at any pain level by applying her healing techniques and detailed care to each one of her patients, every single session, with the intent to decrease their pain, restore the function, strength, range of motion & flexibility to muscles that are too tight, causing pain, headaches or migraines. She is a Graduate of BodyMechanics in 2012 and lives in Shelton with her husband of 14 years and their darling son, daughter and one more on the way! So, if you need pain relief by someone who has a wealth of knowledge and healing ability, Joanna’s here to help.

 

Cassie Studer, LMT

Cassie graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon in 1996 and has practiced Therapeutic Massage ever since. Specializing in Traumatic Injury Recovery, Elderly Massages, Relaxation Massage Therapy. Throughout her 22 years of practice, Cassie has been trained in Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Infant Massage with Training for Parents, Postural Assessment, Pin and Stretch Ligament Rebalancing, Lymphatic Drainage, Geriatric Massage, Intra-Oral Jaw Treatments for TMJD, along with Auto-Accident Care. Cassie lives in Olympia with her husband of 20 or more years and her sweet kitty. She has worked in the South Puget Sound since 2004. Although she loves a good laugh, don’t be surprised if she takes your case very seriously and gets right to work. If you need post-operative care, help to improving your posture & increase your range of motion, or could use some guidance to manage high stress in your life, Cassie’s caring ability and skills will be perfect for you.

 

 

Maile Koeckritz, LMT

Maile is a patient focused, dependable, caring therapist and her patients mean a lot to her. She is one who strives to help her patients to become healthier, happier and achieve their wellness goals. She will and has gone out of her way to make a difference in her patient’s lives, not just by her therapy she provides, but also by her kind guidance, empathy and education she shares, to help those who are in pain.  She graduated in 2010 from Inland Massage Institute has been a Therapist at Steamboat for almost 2 years. Maile enjoys using and applying her skills she has obtained over the years, for the well-being and healing of her patients. Maile specializes in Sports Massage, Auto Accident Treatment, Injury Treatment & Deep Tissue Therapy, yet she is gentle, if needed when one is suffering from an acute muscular injury or is in high level of pain. On her spare time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle with her best friend Brian and running with her dog.  She is also enrolled in the preliminary classes for Nursing School, which will launch her even further as being a person who loves to make a difference in her patient’s lives. So, if you would like Maile’s quality and dedicated care, that she so faithfully provides, then call to get on her schedule.

 

Preethie Capezio, LMT

Preethie has such an inviting personality. Her warm, caring & gentle way of healing is well worth the experience. She has been associated with this Clinic, as a Massage Therapist for over 8 years and has been practicing for over 20. She has graduated from Acupuncture Schooling and is just awaiting to take her big exam, so you know her intent is to heal people. Preethie takes time in helping people who come in the clinic with muscle pain or who may be suffering from a headache or migraine, to be able to leave with less stiffness, pain and stress. She takes time not just for the physical aspect of pain, but she will be there for those who need of mental, emotional care, as well. Whether she is taking care of an Auto Accident Patient, or on the Job Injury or maybe a Relaxation Massage is in order, then Preethie can do that just for you, your friend or family member.

 

 

 

Sydney Evans, LMT

Sydney has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2016. She specializes in Swedish style Massages combined with Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Techniques. Sydney is Certified in Prenatal Massage for the expecting Moms offering plenty of pillows, wedges and props that are available. She also offer Hot Stone Therapy, with notice, so she can prepare the stones in advance. Sydney offers Relaxation Massage but her passion is to work with Muscular Injuries, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Chronic Pain Management. She also accept most Health Insurances including Auto, L&I or on the job injuries.  Let us know if you prefer 90 mins sessions and she would be willing to provide, that if needed. She enjoys her time with her 2 little kids and husband while living only minutes from the Clinic. Feeling like you would benefit from one of Sydney’s therapy sessions, give us a call and we can get you scheduled.

 

 

Wanju Kellams, LMT

Wanju brings a smile and care to each session, and a listening ear to consider your situation and your needs. She trained at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, and specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy, Deep Tissue Work, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Injury Treatment Therapy, Hospice Therapy, and Relaxation. Wanju has known the pains and stressors of a desk job, and developed exemplary customer service professionalism, as a result. She provides detailed bodywork based on each patients’ needs, and encourages her patients to continue home recovery in between sessions. Her goal is to help patients leave with less pain and stiffness and receive more overall wellness. She combines bodywork with collaboration towards recovery and maintaining good health. Wanju currently lives in Lacey with her husband and tuxedo kitty. If you would like to figure out what’s causing your pain and work towards wellness from tight muscles, stressors, or injuries, then we can get you scheduled with Wanju.

 

Scott “Benji” Gibson, LMT

Scott, who also goes by Benji, trained at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage in Tumwater, WA. There, he excelled in working with clients who have suffered injuries to reduce their pain and increase range of motion. He specializes in Injury and Dysfunction treatment, Swedish, Relaxation, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue Massage. Benji has been a Firefighter/EMT, a Soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces, a Martial Arts School Owner/Instructor, as well as being a Long Haul Commercial Driver. Benji has battled Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well as injuries sustained from a three story fall…he understands pain very well. Benji currently lives in the Olympia area with his Alaskan Husky, ‘Sky’. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and being in nature. Whether you want a better sports performance, get. help with stretching tight muscles or. could use some Deep Tissue muscular work, ask for Benji.

 

 

 

Mr. Shaggy Sheffels, Greeter/Therapy Dog

Shaggy loves to meet and greet each person who comes in the door. He is a little gentleman. Shaggy is very calm, polite and his hair is hypoallergenic. Shaggy was a rescue pup about 10 years ago and he has been, and still is, the clinic’s highlight everyday he comes into work.  He truly enjoys making you feel welcome….there’s just something about Shaggy you can’t help but love.

 

 

 

 

 

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