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Our Medical Director, Kristi Winn embarked on her career in 2006 pursuing her Masters degree in Nursing with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner in the fall of 2019 just prior to the Covid 19 pandemic. Her background in ICU (intensive care unit) taught her how to use critical thinking in difficult situations while remaining calm.

 

Facial and body aesthetics requires absolute and uncompromising attention to every single anatomical detail, as it is the combination of tiny details that lead to the most perfect and visually appealing procedural outcome. After many injections and training courses she knows exactly what procedure to recommend for age-reversal or beauty enhancing purposes.

Born and raised in Oregon, Kristi couldn't think of living anywhere else. The weather, ocean, mountains, valleys, and people will keep her here forever. She is a wife, mother, sister, friend, and career driven woman. Medical Director, and trainer to fellow nurse injectors. Her individually tailored approach with exquisite understanding of facial anatomy and function creates fantastic results all clients have come to expect. 

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After graduating from Myotherapy College of Utah in 2019, Lauren packed up and moved to Portland, OR to seek her fortune. She is experienced in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Lymphatic Massage, and is always eager to implement new techniques.

 

Outside of massage therapy, Lauren loves to read historical fiction novels, music, and art nouveau.

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Dottie is an RN and a native resident of Oregon. She graduated from George Fox University over 10 years ago. For years, Dottie practiced Emergency Medicine and is Certified in Labor and Delivery.  She then decided to follow her passion in aesthetics and became Certified in Fillers, Toxins, PRP and Nova Threads. Dottie loves all aesthetic medicine but is obsessed with the 40+ population makeovers!

In her free time, Dottie loves spending time with my girls, camping, and working around my small hobby farm.

Dottie looks forward to getting to know you and developing an aesthetic plan that is right for you.

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Sonia Scott - She/Her | LMT

Sonia graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2012. She has experience working with all sorts of bodies! Her style revolves around working with clients to create a safe space that allows releasing 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 her heart. She has an incredible amount of experience with Swedish, Abdominal, Prenatal, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue massage. She incorporates relaxation with very deep work, always working intuitively. Working with people as a healer is a gift that she has an enormous amount of gratitude for. She has three beautiful children and her hobbies include reading, cooking and lots of time in nature.

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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 in Maui in 2009.

 

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. 

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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.

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Pax Charles - Client Coordinator

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Tashi Chodon - She/Her - RN

Tashi is an Aesthetic Nurse Injector who graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Saint Francis Xavier University. As a Registered Nurse since 2016 in acute and critical care settings, she has faced the COVID-19 pandemic directly as a frontline worker navigating the ever-changing climate with exceptional critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. 

 

She combines her nursing experience with her interest in aesthetics, which allows her to meet her client’s needs.
Tashi celebrates individuals of all backgrounds to help them achieve their aesthetic goals, curating a tailored treatment plan. She believes in the concept that when we feel our best we project the best version of ourselves, and aspires to help her clients feel confident by accentuating their natural beauty and restoring youthfulness. 

 

As a Portland native, Tashi enjoys spending time in nature alongside her partner and their two dogs. When inspiration strikes, you can find her in the studio behind the pottery wheel. Always inspired by the pairing of artistry and science, Tashi is looking forward to crafting an aesthetic approach that empowers you.

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Michelle Moore has been a licensed Esthetician since 2010 and is an expert speed waxer, a gifted facial Esthetician, and has a passion for natural nail care. Her massage techniques are amazing, and she loves continuing education.

 

Michelle accepts all walks of life and has a gift for making everyone feel special. She's great with customer service and we are thrilled to say that she is a Manager at the Spa and happy to assist with any needs.

In her spare time, she enjoys local art, hiking, biking, and hanging out with her boyfriend and their pooch.

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Dara Davey is an RN 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, and Aesthetic Medicine. She has devoted her time over the last few years advancing her education in Aesthetics and received her Certification as an Aesthetic Nurse Injector at 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.

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Lily Ray - Communications Associate - She/Her

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.

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Iqbal Kana, LMT has over 36 years of experience. Originally from Kashmir, India, Iqbal has trained all over the world.

He specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Massage, Russian Sports Massage, Lomi Lomi, Thai, Myopathic Muscular Therapy, Prenatal Pregnancy Massage, Migraine Headache Relief Massage, Auto Injury, and Medical Massage.

 

Iqbal's greatest gift in life was working 3 months with Mother Teresa, in Kolkata, India while working with children.

 

When Iqbal is not at the spa, you can find him outside, hiking, fishing, climbing mountains, and camping. 

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Lauren Baysinger - She/Her | LMT

After graduating from Myotherapy College of Utah in 2019, Lauren packed up and moved to Portland, OR to seek her fortune. She is experienced in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Lymphatic Massage, and is always eager to implement new techniques.

 

Outside of massage therapy, Lauren loves to read historical fiction novels, music, and art nouveau.

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Meg is an intuitive massage therapist who is passionate about the healing arts. She listens closely to your concerns, and approaches each session with a nurturing presence.

Meg believes that we're all on a unique journey to do our best in the world around us, and is grateful to have the ability to help others with healing and wellness through her work.

Meg has traveled the country with her sweet dog Maya, learning about alternative ways of healing. She first became a yoga instructor, then trained in massage therapy at East West College of the Healing Arts. 

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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.

Robin was born and raised in Portland, OR, and has always loved the 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.