Meet Our Team
Our massage therapists are highly skilled and trained in areas that set them apart from the vast majority of LMPs in practice today. Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident or just want to relax, your experience at All About U will be nothing short of amazing
Our aestheticians are dedicated professionals providing the utmost in aesthetics and skin care. We use Éminence Organic Skin Care, offering a wide range of clinically tested products with luscious ingredients to combat aging, sun damage and acne while bringing alive radiance and tone.
Courtney Raisio-Lopez, LMP
Courtney Raisio-Lopez took her massage therapy training at Ashmead College in 2003 and graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2004. Since then she has practiced in a salon/spa environment and a chiropractic clinic before hearing about the opportunity with All About U Health and Wellness. She knew it would be the perfect place to help others reach their wellness goals. Courtney practices deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy massage and reflexology.
Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. It is both old and new. From ancient texts, illustrations, and artifacts, we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. The feet are a perfect mini map of the whole body. All the organs, glands and body parts represented in the foot are laid out in the same arrangement as in the body. Example: inside curve of the foot corresponds to the natural curves of the spine; toes, like little heads; the ridge beneath them on the top part of the ball of the foot is a natural shoulder or neck line; the waist tightens inward right where it should! The laying on of hands and the specific techniques for applying pressure to the feet create channels for healing energy to circulate to all parts of the body. Each foot has thirty three joints and is innervated by thousands of nerves. By using specific reflexology techniques, one directly affects the nervous system in a very positive, relaxing way. When the body is relaxed and the nervous system stimulated, healing has a perfect opportunity to take place.
Linda Gravano, LMP
Linda completed her massage training in 2006 at East-West College of the Healing Arts. Before entering the field of massage therapy, she obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
She was initially drawn to massage therapy because it is a therapeutic treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years in all indigenous cultures. Linda enjoys using creative methods to facilitate healing in a therapeutic, treatment-oriented environment. She understands that no two bodies are alike and strives to meet the varying needs of her clients by actively listening to their goals, assessing, and treating the involved muscles and connective tissue.
Clients can rest assured that Linda has established relationships with local medical and alternative health practitioners and is delighted to help connect you with the highest caliber Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Registered Yoga Teachers, Ob/Gyns, and Midwives in case you are searching for comprehensive assistance in your wellness journey.
Linda has completed Self-Care Training, Professional Maya Abdominal Therapy Training, and Advanced Pregnancy/Pre-Conception/Post-Partum Training from Dr. Rosita Arvigo and the staff at the Arvigo Institute. She has also completed Introductory and Advanced Maya Spiritual Healing Instruction with Dr. Rosita Arvigo at her home nestled in the rainforest outside San Ignacio, Belize.
She is also pleased to have studied Connective Tissue Massage techniques with Job’s Body author Deane Juhan, and has studied CranioSacral Therapy with the staff at the Upledger Institute. Linda is also broadening her studies in intuitive and energetic healing techniques with Nancy Rebecca and Yvonne Kilcup of Intuitive Mind.
Most recently, Linda had the privelege to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she studied Traditional Thai Massage and Herbalism with Homprang Chaleekanha, and Pichest Boonthumme.
Linda blends her training in Deep Tissue Treatment, Maya Abdominal Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage, and Energetic Balancing to provide clients with a unique blend of massage that leaves them feeling centered, grounded, and restored.
Alice McDonald, LMP, RM
Alice is a Licensed Massage Therapist who began her professional career in Technical Illustration and Graphic Design. With more than 20 years of experience in those areas, she has a uniquely creative perspective and ability to think outside the box. Seeking a less desk-bound occupation, and following a series of health related struggles, she decided to embrace her natural abilities in and passion for the healing arts to pursue a career in alternative health care.
Alice graduated with honors from Ashmead College in the Summer of 2006 with over 975 hours in the Professional Licensing, Aromatherapy, and Spa Specialist Program. She has since worked in a variety of therapeutic settings from clinics, to Ayurvedic spas, to a large hotel spa. In 2009 Alice received her Master Level in Usui Reiki. She expertly blends her diverse experience into a tailored approach that is both mindful and intuitive to the needs of the each client as an individual.
Adept in a wide range of treatment modalities designed to facilitate the body’s recovery from trauma and injury, Alice utilizes further experience in Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, and Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage and most recently added certification in Massage Cupping.
Yarrow Bates-Romero, LMP
Yarrow completed her massage training in March 2008 at Clover Park Technical College. She achieved her Swedish Practitioner Certification in November 2007 and her Associate of Applied Massage Technology on June 6 2008. Since graduating, she has practiced in a variety of therapeutic settings, Assisted Living Facility, Clinic/Spa, and a Chiropractic Clinic.
Experienced in Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, Yarrow is certified in Levels 1-3 CranioSacral Therapy. CST helps the body in a state of organized dysfunction to disorganize it, so the body will reorganize in a more functional way. Combining her talents, Yarrow helps enhance the body’s natural healing capabilities.
Tiffany Martin, Aesthetician
Tiffany Martin graduated from The Aveda Greenwood Academy in Seattle Washington in 1999 and has joyfully practiced aesthetics for the past 12 years in spa settings from luxury to clinical. She enjoys body waxing and tinting lash and brows as much as doing facials.
She has experienced using over 10 professional skin care lines and has completed continuing education courses in several types of body massage, aromatherapy, acne resolutions, extensive body treatments, specialty masks, makeup application, and most recently the Eminence Care Training Program.
“The Eminence line is the most fun and the most extensive skin care line I have worked with. The results continue to surprise and amaze me. With Eminence it is possible to go from having average skin to great skin to a complexion that is simply stunning!”