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.
Dr. Michelle Williams - She/Her | N.D.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Dara Davey - She/Her | RN
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.
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.
Iqbal Kana - He/Him | LMT
My friend, how are you doing? I am Iqbal Kana, LMT with over 36 years of experience. Originally from Kashmir, India, I have trained all over the world. I specialize in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Massage, Russian Sports Massage, Myopathic Muscular Therapy, Prenatal Pregnancy Massage, Migraine Headache Relief Massage, Auto Injury, and Medical Massage with Regence Insurance. The greatest gift of my life was 3 months with Mother Teresa, in Kolkata, India working with the kids. When not at the spa, you can find me outside, fishing, climbing mountains, and camping. Understanding the body and helping you understand your body is my goal as a Massage Therapist.
Sonia Scott - She/Her | LMT
Sonia studied Massage at East West College of the Healing Arts and has over 10 years of experience working with all sorts of bodies! Her style revolves around working with clients to create a safe space that allows releasing of structural and emotional pain. She loves 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.
Hannah Grice - She/Her | LAc
Originally from Virginia, Hannah came to Oregon in 2015 for graduate school. With 18 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare, she has now found her dream job as a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon with a Masters in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine (MAcOM) and a certified qi gong teacher. Hannah offers a wide range of services, including acupuncture, gua sha, fire cupping, and nutrition and mindfulness techniques all catering to the unique needs of each client. You can find Hannah hiking, gardening, and hanging with her dog Angel when she isn’t practicing acupuncture.
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.