Our Therapists

Andrea Alejandre, LMT

Massage

Andrea is an incredible deep tissue therapist. If your body needs repair, look no further than to book a massage with this girl! Andrea graduated from Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage and has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist since June 2017. She provides outstanding Swedish massage, but specializes in deep tissue therapy. She is available for treatments Monday afternoon and Tuesday through Friday mornings.

 

Jene Fricks-Culbreath, LMT

Massage

Jene fell in love with the Pacific Northwest while on a summer road trip back in 2009. She has lived in many places in the US but none of them are quite like here. In 2013 her dream became a reality when she moved from Alaska to Oregon. Being a chef and culinary instructor in Alaska, Jene moved here mainly for the food and beverage culture, but she stayed here for everything else. After being in the food industry for a few more years, Jene realized that she needed to shift to a new career and decided to transition to massage. Jene went to massage school to create a new career for herself but left school with a newfound passion.

In January 2018 Jene graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland and became a licensed massage therapist for Washington State. While at East West, she was trained in Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, facilitated stretching, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy and craniosacral therapy, all of which she loves to blend into her massage sessions to cater to each person.

Jene is also very passionate about the Feldenkrais method, which is a form of bodywork that can repair impaired connections between the motor cortex and the body. In a Feldenkrais session, a practitioner directs attention to habitual movement patterns that are thought to be inefficient or strained and attempts to teach new patterns using gentle, slow and repeated movements. Slow repetition is believed to be necessary to impart a new habit and allow it to begin to feel normal. After taking Feldenkrais classes, Jene has to continued and will continue her education in this endeavor with the goal of sharing this knowledge with her clients. She currently enjoys incorporating the Feldenkrais method into her work.

Jene believes that massage can facilitate healing, pain relief, increased flexibility, increased range of motion, improved circulation, relaxation and overall well-being. She is excited to share this powerful work with people, including athletes, weekend warriors, sports/work injury clients, retirees, minors or anyone who needs to just take some time for themselves. Jene says, "You are always welcome on my table. I believe that the body has the innate ability, locked inside each of us, to heal and find its own equilibrium. It is my goal to help unlock that hidden ability and to aid your own journey to health and well-being. Through massage and bodywork, we can find what works for you. I’m lucky to be a part of such an amazing group here at Breathe, and I look forward to working with you towards your goals of health and happiness."

Shelley Graybill, LMT

Massage

Shelley Graybill is very excited to be working for Breathe Yoga and Massage (and so are we!) She graduated from Everest college and has been a licensed massage therapist since February 2009.

Shelley specializes in Swedish massage for relaxation and provides long, slow strokes with medium pressure and adds deep tissue work on areas of hyper-toned muscles as needed. Her passion and goal as a therapist is to relax her clients, decreased their pain and increase their mobility.

In her spare time, Shelley enjoys bowling and breeding dogs with her daughter.

Shelby Harvey, LMT

Shelby massage therapy Vancouver WA

Co-owner - Massage | Reiki

Shelby is a North Carolina native and has been an active licensed massage therapist since January 2014. Over the years her massage has evolved into a unique mixture of Swedish, deep tissue and energy techniques designed to alleviate stress and tension within the body. Shelby incorporates essential oils and guided breathing into her massage treatments to enhance the effects her craft.

In May of 2016, she began working at Breathe Yoga and Massage. This was shortly after she and the love of her life, Zach, cut bait from the East Coast and travelled 3,000 miles to start their life anew. Today Shelby and Zach own and operate Breathe, which is a dream come true! They strive to further the growth of Breathe and to sustain a tranquil, relaxing studio that provides incredible massage therapists and class instructors to assist the fantastic individuals of this community on their wellness paths.

Cieara Kennedy, LMT

Massage | Craniosacral

Cieara is delighted to be part of the fabulous team here at Breathe. She believes in following my heart and true intuition, beliefs that have led her to become the loving massage therapist that she is. Kind-hearted and a good listener, Cieara views each and every individual soul as an opportunity to connect with empathy and understanding. 

As a graduate from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2014, Cieara has been educated in modalities consisting of Swedish massage, Craniosacral, myofascial release, geriatric massage and Tui Na. As she is always seeking new opportunities that compliment who she is, Cieara has been enjoying developing a specialty in Craniosacral work. She believes in the body's natural ability to heal itself, and as a therapist, she will gently assist this organic process.  

Cieara says, "Growing up here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest has been absolutely inspiring in many ways. I love being surrounded by the beautiful forest, rivers, mountains, flowers and animals of our area. Nature is my second home. I love yoga and have adopted this physical and spiritual practice into my lifestyle with so much joy. Other ways I love to spend my time include art (acrylic painting or recycled art creations); playing tennis; long boarding; identifying plants, birds, trees, and mushrooms; and, of course, being in the presence of the people I love."

Shelly Konkler, LMT

Massage

Shelly Konkler, LMT is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Breathe massage team. Previously a certified nursing assistant, Shelly has much experience in working with teams to support a multitude of clients with various health conditions.

Since shifting careers and becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2019, Shelly truly enjoys her newfound path, specializing in Swedish massage and treatment therapy. Shelly is keen and driven in her craft as a massage therapist and is willing to work with clients from all walks of life while maintaining a strong balance between professionalism and compassionate care.

Gail Lordi, LMT

Massage | Thai massage

Gail slowly transitioned into her career as a massage therapist since 2002 after receiving her initial Certification in Massage and after teaching for many years. She began her teaching career at alternative High Schools in Colorado and Alaska. She then had an amazing opportunity to teach and study in Japan for nearly 3 years. Gail had an apprenticeship for two years in Shiatsu and studied vigorously. She then transitioned to guiding hikes and cross country skiing in Alaska’s wilderness while working as a massage therapist at a Hot Spring Resort once she received her Alaskan license. She continued to work as a Massage Therapist at a Chiropractor’s office and Wellness Center while she was in Alaska. When she moved to the PNW, Gail obtained her Washington License in 2014 and began teaching Massage Therapy and working at Breathe.

In addition to Gail’s extensive Shiatsu training, she has advanced training in Thai Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Yoga. She loves to utilize her positive energy and skilled techniques to provide professional, therapeutic care to each individual she comes in contact with.

Gail is a long time student and teacher of yoga. She also enjoys music, outdoor activities in all seasons and loves to garden. She especially loves spending quality time with her family and close friends.

Kathy Miller, LMT

Massage | Reiki

Kathy has been practicing massage since 2003, and has training and experience in a wide variety of modalities.  Elements of her technical training include Swedish massage, shiatsu, myofascial release, deep tissue, yoga, tai chi, and reiki.

Kathy has an intuitive, slow, gliding, holistic style of massage bringing deep relaxation to the entire body.

Kathy works at a therapeutic depth and incorporates various stretching techniques.  She is an amazing therapist, both sensitive and flexible.  Ask about her first-hand experience with chronic pain and how you can beat it.

 

Chelsea Raye, LMT

Massage | Reiki

Chelsea initially felt called to study Massage in Kauai, Hawaii, her home for 15 years. She ended up focusing on her art and passion for designer jewelry during most of her island years. Upon moving to the mainland the healing arts made their presence back into her life, and she completed her calling of becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist when she graduated from Everest College in 2016.

Chelsea believes in the body’s ability to heal from within and that using massage and energy work helps to aid in healing the whole self. She works slowly to assess what the body needs, working to alleviate any tension or pain. Her style combines a mixture of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point style massage. She also likes to incorporate the effectiveness of Thai Scraping (Gua Sha) and Cupping Therapy. Through compassionate and careful listening, she uses the intuitive art of Reiki to move energy and balance the chakras. Chelsea addresses both physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body towards peace, balance, relaxation and the potential for profound healing.

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