Meet Our Staff
We are a highly motivated team of specialists who strive to understand and meet your relaxation needs. Our work would not be made possible without our incredible team, who collaborate together to make each client feel unique and pampered just how they should be. We are waiting to treat you — book your appointment today.
John Van Hoy, LMT, LAc
LIC# MA 00005412
LIC# AC 00000761
MASSAGE THERAPIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
I combine Eastern and Western massage techniques with Acupuncture for quick, effective results. I specialize in pain reduction and muscle function. Let’s get moving again without pain! I have been in practice for 20 years (30 as an LMT!) and have had experience with many issues including Migraine, TMJ, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, weight management, and back and joint pain.
I work with athletes of all types from Olympic athletes, World Class Strong Men and Women to runners, cyclists and beginners. Everyone has unique challenges to improve their game, feel better, and make the most of their time. There are many myths and mistakes that waste time and impede progress. Navigating the best path to real health and avoid injury is what we’ll do.
It has always been my goal to help my clients find balance between work, play, diet and the issues that interfere with our continued progress and happiness. Our modern lifestyle, stress and the standard American diet (Its called SAD for a reason), are constantly breaking us down. When we learn to manage them well with real, good food; healthy, practical and progressive exercise that’s not just repetitive; and a life that doesn’t leave us unfulfilled and tired; life becomes easier and more enjoyable.
For appointments or questions, text me at 206-669-1285. I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m able.
John is available for appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Your’s in Good Health!
Michele Howard, LMT
LIC# MA 60670566
After a career in wildlife biology, I studied at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage and obtained my Hawaii state license in 2008. I have extensive experience in the major massage modalities including: Swedish, therapeutic deep tissue, cupping, hot stone, sports, shiatsu, reflexology, and prenatal massage. I'm also looking forward to completing my WA state certificate in Intraoral massage for TMJ, migraine, neck and jaw pain.
While working as a licensed LMT on Maui I trained under Jeana Iwalani Naluai at Hale’ Ho’omana in the traditional art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage. Following her training, I worked Hale Ho’omana for two years before departing Maui.
Eventually, my family and I landed in Seattle where I obtained my Washington State massage license in 2016. I've worked for almost six years at a well known spa in the Admiral Junction in West Seattle, before starting my own practice.
Shannon Harris, LMT
LIC# MA 61279585
I am a licensed massage therapist in West Seattle focused on providing nurturing support to clients so they can feel great in their bodies and live satisfying lives. In my practice, I provide relaxation massages so that people are able to feel good and are inspired to take good care of themselves. When needed, I treat acute and chronic conditions with manual therapy. I enjoy working with clients over time to help them achieve their wellness goals. While we cannot force healing to happen, we can create the conditions under which healing occurs. Massage calms the body, creates openness, and restores circulation and movement so that the body’s inherent healing capabilities flow.
Diana Thompson, LMT
LIC# MA 00001738
With over 35 years experience, Diana offers skilled massage therapy for relief of pain and treatment for injuries and complex conditions. In addition, Diana provides comfort and ease of movement for older adults, athletes, pregnant women and anyone with complications of stress. Diana is also an author and educator, and has been recognized nationally for her leadership, volunteerism and clinical expertise.
Benjamin Jahn, LMT
Ben has studied massage around the world and is heavily influenced by Thai and Lomi Lomi styles as well as Deep Tissue and Myofacial Release. Specializing in holistic ninety minute sessions, he has built his practice using his skill and intuitive nature to serve the Queen Anne community for over 20 years. Now he is looking to expand his presence into West Seattle and is excited to be joining the team at Phoebe Spa where he will be continuing to provide exceptional, effective bodywork to the community. Book Online at: www.balancebodyworksseattle.com
Phoebe Lind, LMT, CMLDT
Lic# MA 00020184
MASSAGE THERAPIST & CERTIFIED MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPIST
I am now accepting new clients!
Massage has always been a part of my life. It wasn’t until I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor in Exercise and Movement Science that I considered to make a career out of massage. Since 2004 I have been working as a massage therapist to help facilitate and promote a holistic approach to healing.
I believe that every pain, injury or ailment is individual to the specific person. That is why I gear my massage toward each client to help with optimal relief. I use a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Abdominal, Polarity, Reflexology, Aroma Therapy, Hot Stone, Manual Lymph Drainage and Oncology massage. I am dedicated to continuing education to further my knowledge of the body and ever growing massage techniques.
Franklin Winters Lind
Franklin is specifically trained to enhance your overall experience. Whether it's cuddles, play, comfort pets during the massage or just listening to his calm breathing, Franklin will help you reach another level of relaxation and calm. He has experience with all ages and health concerns.
Franklin is in the office on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, but has the potential to be in the office on any given day.