Sara Sasse | 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 | 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.  

Dara Davey, 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.

Michelle Moore | 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.

Rosemary Hickerson | Advanced Esthetician

Rosemary is our Advanced Esthetician. She received her license in 2019 from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics. Her passion is to help clients feel confident in their skin. Rosemary's favoriate treatment is CoolSculpting. She's a wiz! On her downtime she loves to play with her dog, Coco, dance and eat delicious food with her friends. Call or book online to schedule with her today.

Dao Nguyen, 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.

Iqbal Kana |  LMT

Iqbal Kana LMT has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1991 and specializes in Sports massage and deep tissue with Russian and Indian influence. His neck work is amazing and he is a master at relieving migraines. Iqbal also specializes in prenatal massage, foot reflexology and pain relief. In his spare time you can find him fishing, gardening, cooking or entertaining his friends. In 1986 Iqbal spent an entire 3 months in Calcutta with Mother Theresa helping in an orphanage. We feel blessed to have him on our team!

Dr. Michelle Williams

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.