OUR TEAM

Danielle Reghi, LAc #AC183536

Danielle Reghi is originally from Hawaii.  Growing up on the beautiful island of Kauai she was introduced to natural medicine modalities as a way to maintain balanced health and wellness.  She was not introduced to the idea that someone could make a career out of the natural health and wellness field till she moved to Seattle Washington after college.  Working in the Hotel industry in Seattle she would give her co workers tips on diet and stress relieving practices, and people responded well. She began to see the effect that small changes could make on the working professional, and how satisfying that could be to a person.

From Seattle Danielle found her way to Oregon College of Oriental Medicine to study Traditional Chinese Medicine here in Portland.  After graduation from OCOM, she traveled to Nepal to volunteer with the Nepal Acupuncture Relief Project.  She spent two months in rural Nepal treating patients with an array of symptoms from Muscular to digestive, to women’s health and more.  In a matter of 7 weeks she was able to treat 710 patients and see some real results and progress be made, which added to her excitement for her new career path.
Danielle joined Zen Space as a partner, and has not looked back since.  She loves the Zen community, and is excited to be part of the team!

Michelle Andrews

Michelle is the Owner and founder of Zen Space and Cupping Studio.  A native to Oregon, she began her healing journey with Acupuncture while she was in high school.  She was so astounded by the results she received, that she decided to pursue acupuncture as a career, and graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2016.  She is currently living in Texas, but is still an active part of the Zen Space community.  If you see her in the office on one of her trips home, make sure to day Hi!

Latina Cline

Latina is our billing manager and insurance expert.  We just don’t know what we would do without her.  You will see Latina in office most days of the week, and sometimes she even moonlights at the front desk, but really she is our behind the scenes rockstar.  If you see her around the office don’t hesitate to say “Hello”!

Abigail Haggitt

Abbie is our front desk lead! She is responsible for everything that makes the office run smoothly, and we could not be more blessed to have this rockstar on our team. Many of you already know her, and those that don’t will get to know her as she is likely the first face you will see when you walk into the clinic. Abbie is a Michigan native, who has fallen in love with Oregon and plans to make the west coast her forever home.

Dr. Anthony ``Tony`` Murray DC #5876

Dr. Tony Murray first encountered great relief from chiropractic care while working at a desk as an engineer.  Wanderlust led to three years teaching high school in Asia, after which he returned to Oregon to begin a new career with massage therapy and eventually as a doctor of chiropractic himself.  Tony’s background in mechanical engineering, massage, and energy work provide a well rounded course of care that will see you at multiple levels.  His outside interests include playing guitar, surfing, yoga, and getting outdoors regardless of the weather.

Dr. Kate Sydney ND#3080

Known as Dr. Kate around the office, she is both a licensed Naturopath and a licensed Acupuncturist. We know, she is pretty impressive. Kate owns a Paleo Cookie delivery business called Morsel Code Cookie Co. Dr. Kate has special interest in nutrition, homeopathy, western/eastern herbalism, and essential oils. She believes optimal health is fostered by the tiny little rituals we carve out time for and practice on a daily basis. Dr. Kate has a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL and worked in both corporate and broadcast television for 7 years before beginning medical school. In 2015, she graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine and a Master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbalism from The National University of Natural medicine in Portland, Oregon. For fun she likes to hike all around the PNW, bake cookies, run, do yoga, and drink embarrassingly expensive tea. Kate lives in NE Portland with her beloved housemates and elderly diva cat, Pekoe. Some of the conditions Dr. Kate treats: · Chronic Pain (arthritis, long standing injury, scar therapy) · Acute Pain (sprains, strains) · Insomnia/Circadian Rhythm disturbances · Emotional disorders (depression, anxiety, stress) · Cancer care (side effects of chemotherapy, radiation) · Hormonal Imbalances · Skin Conditions (rash, hives, psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections) · Fatigue · Adrenal & Thyroid disorders · Gastrointestinal disorders · Blood sugar dysregulation (diabetes, metabolic syndrome) · Tension, migraine headaches

Jonathan Ho, LAc #AC169814

Jonathan, an Oregon licensed acupuncturist, utilizes the therapeutic modalities of traditional Chinese medicine: Asian bodywork, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, herbal prescriptions, cupping and moxibustion to help people regain balance in their health. Jon is a graduate of Oregon College of Oriental medicine here in Portland. Since beginning his practice he has honed his skills and now specialized in an array of issues, with a real focus on body pain related issues.

Uma Tupper LAC #AC01052, LMT #6686

Uma Tupper has been in practice for 11years as a dual-licensed Acupuncturist/Massage Therapist. Her diverse approach creates a personal and intuitive synergy with her patients. She specializes in injury rehab, pain management, and pain reduction. Uma blends several modalities with acupuncture which create effective, long-lasting results. She looks forward to assisting each individual in achieving optimal health & wellness!

Michelle “Shelzey” Tuffias, LMT #20529

Bodywork is a blessing. I am blessed to develop my career in a field that is both mentally stimulating and healing. I have studied Deep Tissue, Structural Integration, Thai, Swedish Massage and Basic Cranial Sacral Techniques. Bodywork allows me to consistently learn and explore the body, an endless discovery. As I learn, I facilitate growth for my clients by connecting them to their own bodies. This will change a person’s overall daily function.  Nurturing and healing led me to my path of bodywork. At a young age I picked up informal, yet intuitive massage. This comfort with human touch helped me listen deeply to the physical body. I bring this intuitive approach to my current practice. I listen to the verbal needs of my clients, with close attention to body movement and non-verbal cues. This helps me cultivate a unique session, with fluidity from area to area for each individual. I truly look forward to working with each human.

Chelsea Bay LMT #23842

Chelsea brings an educated heart, curious mind, and intentional touch to her sessions. Chelsea specializes in TMJ disfunction relief, facial cupping, suction and fire cupping, myofascial release, nurturing the mother pre and post natal, foot reflexology, trigger point therapy, cold and hot stone massage. She is a graduate of the Oregon School of Massage and a Sacred Birthing Community Doula. Chelsea believes that trust between the client and practitioner is built by listening and holding space for the somatic experience. Stretching and deep breathing is encouraged during the sessions. “My goal is to create a treatment plan to help clients feel relief from pain or stagnation, experience a noticeable difference in their well being and to inhabit their body so that self care rituals like therapeutic whole-being bodywork is achievable and prioritized. I’m genuinely interested in your experience. The goal should be to feel better.”

Rae Mullin LMT #24823

Rae has always been curious about self-use and learning through the body as it’s our best teacher and healer. As a dancer through life movement has always been essential for her health and vitality. Rae is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner™ focusing on retraining outdated neural pathways around movement supporting clients for an easier way to be in their bodies without pain. She attended massage school at East West College and continues to add on to her personal work to best support herself and clients. Rae studied Craniosacral with Carol Gray Center for CST Studies with a focus on Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and Infants. She also trained with Tami Lynn Kent in Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Holistic Pelvic Energy™
As a mom to four children knowing the rigors that puts on your body and life balance, Rae’s focus is to support those who choose a healing path knowing the body is the way in. She spent years putting her body back together not by pushing it, but by listening in, slowing down and finding the ease. It’s not easy in a world that speaks the opposite language. Her hope is to support her clients in the same way as it’s not about working harder, but smarter with more organization with the everyday movements. She has take-home techniques to support daily movements for an easier way of living. Rae studied Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Craniosacral at East West College. She also incorporates Feldenkrais, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Muscle Testing, and Sound Healing into her sessions listening to what the client is asking for and delivering results. Clients often say they feel like they are floating, moving easier in their bodies and feel a sense of being more grounded and taller. Treatments are individual and are client-based driven to meet the needs of the individual.

Richard ``Ricky`` Irvine LMT# 24893

Ricky is our newest team member, and we are sure you will all quickly love him as much as we do.  Originally from Georgia, Ricky found a home in Oregon, and graduated from East West College of Healing Arts. After graduation Ricky immediately began working full time in the massage field, and has not looked back since.  He has a passion for bodywork, and primarily focuses on deep tissue, neuromusuclar trigger point therapy, and muscle energy techniques. Ricky believes that, every person is unique and their therapeutic needs reflect such.  This is why he strives to be able to provide a wide range of modalities to ensure that he can help as many people as possible to achieve their therapeutic goals.  In Ricky’s own words; “It is the greatest feeling in the world when positive, lasting changes start to take effect for a patient with whom I am working. Helping people is a rewarding career, and I look forward to many more years of patient centered care”.

Samantha ``Sam`` Romanowski LMT #24708

About Sam
Samantha is a lifelong student, having studied a variety of subjects from sociology and community/urban planning to Chinese Medicine. The common theme throughout her education (both formal and informal) has been a drive to study and understand people and to help them understand themselves. So when she stumbled onto the Amma Therapy program at The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, she knew that her career path would be forever changed. Amma Therapy has had a profound impact on Sam’s life, and she is so excited to offer her practice to this community, so that others may receive the benefits and feel the change in their lives as well. 
What is Amma Therapy? What can a client expect from a session?
Amma is a classic style of Asian bodywork that predates acupuncture. Literally meaning “push-pull” Amma is the oldest Chinese word for massage. Brought to the US in the 1970’s, Amma is a Korean based linage healing art, meaning that is has been physically taught and passed down from teacher to student over generations. 
Amma Therapy is an integrative holistic form of healthcare based in the principles of Chinese Medicine. Understanding that a disharmony or imbalance of our energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), can lead to a state of dis-ease within the body, Amma focuses on the movement and balance of that energy to both treat and prevent disease. 
By using rhythmic therapeutic pressure and point stimulation, an Amma practitioner relies on the strength and sensitivity of their hands to manipulate and invigorate the body’s Qi toward balance and harmony. In addition to bodywork, an Amma therapist may also use their knowledge of nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle practices as well as complementary modalities like Gua Sha, cupping and moxibustion to treat some health conditions. 
A typical Amma session lasts 60 minutes, with some time at the start to discuss health history, current health challenges and lifestyle habits. Throughout the treatment, assessments about a client’s health are made through discussion, questioning, observation, and palpation as well as tongue and pulse analysis. After the bodywork at the end of a session, there is additional time for discussion of recommendations, or “homework”. Typically, a client is given recommendations to incorporate into their lifestyle as a way to feel the continued benefit of an Amma treatment. 
In many cases, clients leave an Amma session feeling energized and invigorated, however it is not uncommon for some people to feel fatigued, hungry or slightly achy. These symptoms often resolve within a few hours. Because it is a comprehensive and wholistic style of healthcare, many people experience additional benefits like improved sleep, better digestion and reduced stress in addition to relief from discomfort.

Pablo Cohen LMT # 7863

Pablo Cohen is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of East-West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR. He has over 10 years of experience working under the guidance of chiropractors and medical doctors in the Portland area. Pablo also works in the community as an instructor of massage therapy and physical fitness. He has additional credentials and certifications in Medical Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Assistant, Rhythmical massage, Active Release Technique (ART), Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Reeducation, Orthopedic, Lomi Lomi, Sport and Thai Massage. Pablo specializes in serving people with chronic pain and injury, often related to auto, work or congenital injuries. Raised in the mountains of Venezuela, Pablo was exposed to the natural and spiritual elements of human healing very early on in life. His work combines this knowledge with modern training in structural health and healing. Pablo believes that massage has the power to free people of physical pain and injury to bring them to a higher level of healing.

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