Sara Sasse - She/Her | LMT, Advanced Aesthetician
Sara Sasse, LMT and Advanced Aesthetician, has been the proud owner of Spa Sasse since she started it at a very young age in 1982. Sara is passionate about Lomi Lomi massage as she spent a great deal of time in the Hawaiian islands and went to massage school on Maui. Sara has been working with lasers for hair removal and skin rejuvenation since 1998. She has a passion for health and natural beauty and a thirst for learning and continuing education. Sara is a native Oregonian who loves Portland and the great PNW outdoors.
Kelsie Buchanan - She/Her | LMT
Kelsie Buchanan, LMT is a graduate of our famed local East West College for the Healing Arts, Kelsie is a gifted LMT who has been practicing massage for over 6 years. She specializes in pain relief and deep tissue work. Kelsie has a passion for being fit and healthy. She loves wholesome natural food and in her spare time she enjoys working out and is into kick boxing in particular.
Heidi Johnson - She/Her | LMT
Heidi Johnson, LMT began her career in Sacramento, CA then later moved back to Oregon where she continued her education at Oregon School of Massage. Here is where she developed a passion for holistic healing. Heidi has worked with Chiropractors, Naturopaths, and Acupuncturists. She customizes her bodywork based on client needs using her years of training and experience to incorporate myofascial release, acupressure, and shiatsu into her relaxing massage. She is gifted at deep tissue and rehabilitative massage. In her free time,, you can find her camping, kayaking, and playing music with her family.
Dao Nguyen - She/Her |Esthetician/Nail Tech
Dao Nguyen has been licensed as an Esthetician and Nail Tech since 2004. She has a passion for cleanliness and healthy natural nails and skin. Dao has an eye for detail that is unsurpassed, making her an expert in her field. She enjoys people and loves her job.
In her spare time you can find her cooking, camping, hiking or entertaining friends with her husband.
Grace E. - Communications Director
Raised in the Bay Area, Grace moved to Oregon with over 12 years of Management, Billing, and Credentialing experience. She is a firm believer in Alternative Healthcare and is happy to help all use their benefits the correct way.
When Grace isn't working, she loves exploring new wineries with her friends and relaxing at home with her boyfriend and fur babies, Rocky and Diamond.
Michelle Moore - She/Her | Esthetician, Nail Tech
Michelle Moore has been licensed since 2010 is an expert speed waxer, a gifted facial Esthetician and has a passion for natural nail care. She loves people has a gift for making everyone feel special. She's so good with people that we are thrilled to say that she is now our spa manager. Her massage techniques are ah-mazing, and she loves continuing education.
In her spare time she enjoys the arts, hiking, baking and hanging out with her boyfriend and their pooch.
Robin Lyons - He/Him | LMT
Robin is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts. He has additional trainings in Tui Na, structural bodywork, reflexology, and Pranic Healing - a no touch energy healing method related to Medical Qi Gong. In addition to manual therapy approaches, Robin is a yoga teacher, and loves to utilize principles and techniques from a variety of movement modalities in conjunction with massage treatments.
Robin was born and raised in Portland, OR, and has always loved massage. As a student of Jefferson High School’s dance program, he had forward thinking teachers who introduced him to the concept of soma, which has guided his life ever since. In his free time, he enjoys practicing yoga and Qi Gong, singing, dancing, and meditating.
Dr. Michelle Williams - She/Her | Naturopath
Dr. Michelle Williams is a naturopathic doctor focusing on wellness care, women's health, regenerative and aesthetic medicine. She is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine located right here in beautiful downtown Portland Oregon. Dr. Williams received her undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Wa where she focused on biochemistry and molecular cellular biology. During her naturopathic education and years in practice, she has devoted her time to continuing her education and practice in regenerative medical therapies, balancing hormonal and endocrine function through herbal and nutrient therapies and working with individuals and couples to improve fertility and opportunities for conception. When Dr. Williams is not learning or practicing medicine she is spending quality time with her two boys, husband and household pets. She is a lover of nature, dancing, art, music and social justice.
Iqbal Kana - He/Him | LMT
Iqbal Kana, LMT comes with over 36 years of experience. Originally from Kashmir, India, he has had training from all over the world. He specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Iqbal truly listens to the clients' needs and is a Spa favorite.
When he's not at the spa, you can be sure he's out fishing and camping with his wife enjoying the great PNW.
Sonia Scott - She/Her | LMT
Sonia studied Massage at East West College of the Healing Arts. She has over 10 years experience working with all sorts of bodies! She provides a wide range of services directed towards the health and success of all beings. Her style revolves around working with clients to create a safe space that allows releasing of structural and emotional pain. She strives to be a grounding and uplifting presence to her clients. Her Massage focus has varying components. Without a doubt Abdominal Massage has been a passion of hers for many years. She has an incredible amount of experience with Swedish, Abdominal, Prenatal, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue massage. She incorporates relaxation with very deep work, always working intuitively. She has also been a Doula and birthing educator since 2013. Working with people is a gift that She has an enormous amount of gratitude for. She has three beautiful children! Some of her hobbies include cooking, meditation, reading & playing with her kids.
Dara Davey - She/Her | RN
Dara Davey is a registered nurse with dual licenses in Oregon and Washington. With 14 years of experience as an RN, she currently is an ICU nurse with experience in Primary Care, Nurse Treatment room, Urgent Care, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Emergency/Trauma Intermediate Care, and Aesthetic Medicine.
Dara graduated from the University of Portland with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004 and finished her MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University in 2018. Dara has a huge passion for Aesthetic Medicine and thrives to create a holistic approach to the field of Cosmetics. She believes beauty is when one is in harmony with mind, body, spirit, and continually nurtures these vital parts of themselves.
She has devoted her time over the last few years advancing her education in Aesthetics by completing the Facial Aesthetics Master Program from the International Academy of Aesthetics, attended the Sarasota CME Institute Aesthetic Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada, received her Certification as Aesthetic Nurse Injector as The Pacific Northwest Aesthetic Academy in Portland, OR and has completed her Advanced Aesthetic training in dermal fillers. Dara loves continuing education, traveling, yoga, Orange Theory, eating healthy, and gardening.
Lily Ray - Client Coordinator
Lily has always had a passion for mind and body wellness, and is happy to be back at Sasse Wellness and Medspa! She’s had experience in communications while working at Western Washington University in the call center, including voice-over work. While she was there, she continued to study Kinesiology, and became a certified yoga instructor. In her free time, she loves to sing, dance, play with her cats, and cook healthy vegan meals with her boyfriend.