Our Professionals Jessi Brock Owner / Licensed Massage Therapist Jessi is a graduate of the Montana School of Massage and has been practicing for over 10 years in Missoula. She continues to seek continuing education to broaden her skill set in the field. She specializes in shoulder, neck, jaw, and headache issues, but she has well-rounded training across the board in deep tissue, massage cupping, and S.M.R.T (Spontaneous Muscular Release Technique). She is passionate about holistic wellness and anyone that has come through our doors can testify to her calming welcoming nature and her sense of humor. To keep herself well you can find her hiking with her dogs, traveling as often as she get the chance, reading (often multiple books at once) and dancing at concerts. Montana Kalian Licensed Massage Therapist How did you get in to Massage Therapy? The medical field always fascinated me when I was younger. It appealed to my scientific side rather than to my desire to heal– a desire latent in me until 2010. It was then that I heard an acupuncturist speak about her field of medicine. Immediately a door swung open into the holistic alternative medical field. I decided to run into it wholeheartedly. My new life goal was to become an acupuncturist. But what about Massage Therapy? My reasoning was that I would go to Massage School first, in order to learn in-depth the structure and function of the human body on a physical level before delving into the world of acupuncture. Upon starting massage school, however, I started to learn just how deep and broad and extensive the world of massage and bodywork is. Physically using my body, my education, and my intuition to work with someone elses body in order to help them heal captured my passion. The world of bodywork enthralls me. Educating my clients and dynamically working with them as they connect to their body is an honor, a fulfilling puzzle, and it makes my soul sing. What do you specialize in? Thai Massage and Bodywork! Cupping, scraping, using hot herbal compresses and scarves as tools to release tissue. Thai bodywork is my passion. My foundation in Massage Therapy comes from Swedish massage and Myofascial deep tissue techniues. I believe that therapeutic massage is more than just “Deep Tissue”. I use a variety of techniques and pressure to engage the tissues and help them release. Every session is different, as is every body, for each body responds better to some approaches rather than others. I look forward to exploring the world of bodywork with you! What are your favorite ways to stay healthy? My passions and hobbies include hiking– it is fully both a physical and spiritual experience for me; reading– it is rare that I go a day without picking up whichever book I am currently invested in. My daily movement practices include yoga and Qigong. Anya Means Licensed Massage Therapist After studying pre-nursing at UM, she went on to graduate from the Montana School of Massage when holistic healthcare became her calling. She is talented, intuitive, and well educated. She works with a deep pressure/deep tissue style. (If you like to feel a heavy hand during your treatment, she is a great match for you.) She also practices massage cupping and is a passionate Thai Bodywork specialist. To keep herself well she enjoys hiking around Montana, enjoying time with her family, and pursuing continuing education to deepen her expertise in Bodywork. Maayan Avni Licensed Acupuncturist I found acupuncture after an eight year journey with chronic debilitating back pain. After countless medical bills, physical therapy sessions, ER trips, and pharmaceuticals, I was ready to try anything. I was blown away when I was introduced to this gentle and accessible type of healthcare. After only a handful of treatments, I was finally able to stand fully, move with ease, and experience life pain-free. It was such a blessing in my life, I decided that I had to learn and share this medicine with others. With this background, I really enjoy working to help others find relief from pain – whether acute or chronic. Additionally, I specialize in women’s health, autoimmune disease, and Adjunct Cancer care, but I accept patients with a broad range of health complaints. When I’m not in the clinic, I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I love to hike, run, canoe, and ski. I believe that an important aspect of health is living in harmony with the seasons, and I try to attune myself to nature by spending time in it! I have a masters and doctorate in Classical Chinese medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine and am licensed as an acupuncturist by the Montana medical board. I have additional training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and as a Childbirth Doula. Gavin McClure Licensed Acupuncturist Gavin McClure grew up in Yellowstone National Park and attended the University of Montana. After graduating with a degree in Liberal Studies/ Environmental studies, Gavin found himself living in Los Angeles and New York City, where his interest in Chinese Medicine began. He Attended The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and Graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM). Gavin utilizes the many modalities of Chinese Medicine to treat Muscular-Skeletal disorders, hormone imbalances, men’s health and pediatrics. He is very excited to move back to Montana with his family and take advantage of his love of the outdoors. He is an avid Skier, Climber, and Kayaker, as well as an accomplished Artist. Krisha McKinley Licensed Massage Therapist / Ayurvedic Health Coach Krisha is inspired by the transformations that the healing arts can facilitate in one’s body, mind, and spirit. This fascination led her to Maui where she began her massage therapy journey. While immersing herself in the teachings of local healers and bodyworkers, she witnessed the power of therapy that combines ancient traditions and modern scientific understandings of the body. This experience changed the way she looks at both life and bodywork and fueled her passion for helping people become more aligned within themselves. Although her extensive training at the Maui School of Therapeutic massage allowed her to create an effective and fulfilling practice, a thirst for understanding the deeper mental, nutritional and lifestyle causes of imbalance drew her to Northern California to study Ayurveda. Understanding the principles of this ancient Eastern medicine has strengthened her existing practice and has provided new insights for both herself and her clients. Her specialties include Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian Back-Walking, Zen Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and SMRT. She enjoys assessing the needs of each client and tailoring unique experiences that impact the root cause of their discomfort. She believes that the body can heal itself and as a therapist, she strives to relieve the blockages holding you back from balance. Away from the table, she enjoys surrounding herself in nature, adventures with her puppy Nahko, gardening, gathering with friends, playing music, and new travels. Whether you are looking for tranquil relaxation, targeted muscle relief, or advice about creating a healthier more balanced lifestyle, Krisha would be a great fit for you! Kelly Needs Professional Herbalist Kelly Needs is a Professionally trained herbalist with over a thousand hours of clinical experience and over 17 years of herbal study. Kelly has been passionate about herbs since 2000. Wonderful discoveries with native Montana plants led her to complete a Professional Herbalist course with Michael and Leslie Tierra, and many other exceptional teachers. After graduating in 2010, Kelly established a Herbal Clinic in Bonners Ferry, Id, which operated until 2013. New opportunities brought Kelly to Missoula, Mt, where she founded Mountain Dragon Herbs L.L.C. Kelly’s specialty is creating custom Chinese and Western herbal formulas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis. She also enjoys teaching classes, collecting herbs in the wild, making medicines and teas, homesteading, and raising 3 boys.