Our Bellevue Massage Therapists & Staff
Kelsey Harrison: L.M.T.
Kelsey graduated from Bellevue Massage School in the spring of 2013 and joined Bellevue Therapeutic Massage right after. Originally from Alberta, Canada, she has called Washington State home since 2006. An avid rock climber, runner, volleyball player, and yoga practitioner, she enjoys working with athletes and active people. She specializes in IntraOral Massage – working inside the mouth to address and treat a host of issues from headaches, migraines, grinding at night, injuries, neck problems, and TMJ pain/disorder. Her therapeutic style adjusts to address the needs of each client, using techniques like Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy (also known as Trigger Point Therapy), Myo-Fascial Release, Sports Massage, different types of passive and active stretching, and Swedish Massage.
Dave Dojnik: L.M.T.
After graduating from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy 1000 hr. program, Dave moved to San Diego to begin his massage career. As an avid biker and growing up playing several sports, he wanted to work with others that were actively pursuing their passions. Working at the local Triathlon events around the area was the start of a dream to work with Elite Athletes. One year later an opportunity presented itself to work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista CA. Working at the center for 3 years exposed him to Gold medal athletes as well as Olympic hopefuls. The work was challenging and required the use of many modalities such as Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point, and Swedish. His primary role was Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. While in CA he also had the honor of working with candidates of the Navy Seal program. Calling Seattle his home now, Dave is looking forward to sharing his passion and insights of Holistic Health with all those who are willing to take an active role in their recovery and health. When out of the office Dave and his wife can be found biking, enjoying the outdoors, meditating, practicing yoga or hanging out with their two dogs.
Ashley Fogwell: L.M.T.
Originally from New Virginia, Iowa, Ashley initially came to Seattle to pursue Mechanical Engineering. Before starting her undergraduate degree, she found herself interested in bio-mechanical functions and attended the Cortiva Massage Institute. She graduated in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Ashley is an avid runner and hiker, and enjoys working with people who are active in their own wellness. She helps people find relief from chronic to acute aches and pains, and the wear and tear athletes put on their bodies. She also specializes in IntraOral, helping people with TMJ pain / disorders, tension headaches and migraines. “I aspire to treat every new person with a set of fresh eyes on their concerns, and really try to find what is causing the problem not just treating the symptoms.” People refer to Ashley as having very strong fingers, and a fun witty personality.
Olga Malakhova: L.M.T.
After working as a Medical Assistant for many years, Olga’s passion for having a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle drew her to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She sees massage therapy as not just an aid in achieving physical well-being, but also a way to release stress from our daily lives. Olga strongly believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and focuses on eating organic well-balanced meals and getting plenty of exercise. When working with patients, Olga enjoys seeing the improvement that is accomplished after each massage, and has been described by patients as having “healing hands.” Outside of work she is an avid hiker, exploring the trails of Washington every weekend.
Gina Cantatore: L.M.T.
The daughter of a military family, Gina has traveled the world, exploring every culture she encountered. Gina moved to Washington in 2010 after spending six years in Germany. Upon returning to the United States, she decided to follow her passion to enter the healing arts. Her goal is to concentrate on the therapeutic needs of each individual client while providing a relaxing, stress-free experience. Gina was drawn to massage by the birth experience of her daughter, finding that specifically designed massage techniques helped minimize her discomfort and pain. Gina graduated with honors from Everest College and is certified in pre- and perinatal massage by the Simkin Center through Bastyr University. She is also a certified birth Doula. From Gina: “As much as I enjoyed pregnancy, I keenly remember the discomforts I endured throughout. I know now what relief I can bring women during pregnancy and labor. There are even techniques I never knew existed for postpartum and cesarean scars. I’m so happy to be able to offer comfort and therapeutic relaxation for all of my clients.”
A Seattle Native, Amber has developed her unique skill sets with Washington based employers such as Nordstrom and the Washington Athletic Club. In her search to find a company, culture and environment to call her workplace home, she found PrimeSpine’s patient focused culture a great fit. Her professional, easy going attitude, and ability to anticipate the needs of others is a large asset to the upbeat environment of the office. “I live by the motto, ‘do unto others as you want done unto yourself,’ because I believe everyone deserves to be treated equally, with kindness and respect.” Amber is a dreamer, often finding herself pondering the endless possibilities life has to offer. “I am drawn to working in an environment where the quality of work can truly have a positive affect on someones livelihood, and am amazed and eager to continue developing fresh ways to make an impact on every new patient.”
Alyssa Garding: Front Desk Manager
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