Staff | Bellingham, WA | Barkley Massage & Chiropractic
Massage Therapy & Chiropractor in Bellingham & Lynden, WA
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Barkley Massage & Chiropractic features a calm and relaxed setting with 7 private treatment rooms for our talented licensed massage therapists. We’re centrally located in Bellingham, WA with ample free parking.

Simply choose the type of massage you are looking for and book an appointment that works best for your schedule.

Chiropractors

Todd Luther, DC

I come from a family of health care practitioners (MD, RN, ARNP-Midwife) and knew early on that healthcare was my passion. But it wasn’t until I injured my low-back snowboarding (97/98 Mt Baker!) and went to a chiropractor that I became interested in the healing art.

I come from Skagit County and attended schools in Clear Lake & Sedro-Woolley. Then continued at Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University and then Life Chiropractic College West in California.

I’ve been practicing since 2005 and really enjoy helping patients overcome back/neck pain conditions that prevent them from living an active and fun life.

I love hanging-out with my wife and two kids and also enjoy snowmobiling, snowboarding, mtn-biking, dirt-biking, weight-lifting, reading, traveling and cooking.

 

Jan Vincent Tan, DC

Dr. Tan earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from University of Western States in Portland, OR. His interest in chiropractic began after seeking treatment after a car accident years ago.

Dr.Tan works with his patients to develop treatments plans for a faster recovery. Through use of spinal and extremity adjustments, rehab exercises, and ergonomic corrections, he has helped his patients get back do enjoying all that the PNW has to offer.

During his free time, Dr. Tan goes hiking and taking landscape photography, and napping with his cat Kenny.

Kaylee English, DC

Dr. Kaylee English has been specializing in pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care since 2017. Her youngest patients have been 24-36 hours old! She is Webster certified and has had some craniosacral training for infant care. Check out her Instagram to see pictures and care tips for you and your little ones
@chirokayenglish
Dr. English also has two young kiddos, Aubree (b. 2018) and Gavin (b. 2021). You might just see
them in the office from time to time! She knows first-hand the struggles parents have faced
during the Covid pandemic and is happy to guide you through those tough parts of parenthood.
Dr. English is also talented in soft tissue work that she compliments with her adjustments to
render the best quality treatment possible.
She is a Washington state native and has lived in multiple areas of the state throughout her life.
She is a fellow Western Washington University alumni and graduated from University of
Western States in Portland Oregon with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
She currently calls Mount Vernon home and enjoys the peaceful landscape that the farmlands
have to offer.

T RossTonya Ross, LMT

Techniques: Pregnancy, Relaxation, Medical Massage & Swedish Massage

Tonya is a Washington native who enjoys books, dogs, and all kinds of hand crafts. After living a life at a desk all day, personal experience with regular massage led her back to school to learn more about the practice and its benefits.

Massage provides not only physical benefits, but also has a positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. With how stressful life can be, finding a space to quiet the mind is crucial for also achieving physical relaxation. Massage can facilitate healing from injury, promote regular physical wellness, and improve general state of mind.

Tonya, for one, can easily say that getting regular massage has changed her life for the better.

Cody Schuler, LMT

Techniques: Deep-Tissue, Sports, Trigger-Point, Thai, Acupressure, Relaxation, Stretch Therapy, Medical Massage & Swedish Massage

Cody is a PNW native who has spent his life studying how the body moves through Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Parkour, and Rock Climbing, as well as a variety of other sports. With his understanding of muscles and movement he can tailor any session to what your body needs. Whether it’s treatment, sports or simply relaxation.

Cody has been practicing massage since 2011 after graduating from Spectrum Center School of Massage.  Cody has worked with Olympic athletes, MMA fighters, professional marathoners, as well as other notable athletes. He will make sure every session is perfectly designed for you and your body.

Katy Burgess, LMT

TechniquesRelaxation, Swedish, Medical Massage, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Facilitation and Myofascial Release.

Born and raised in Michigan, Katy graduated from the Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in 2008. She became interested in yoga, massage and the healing arts after experiencing fatigue and burnout while working in the fast paced restaurant industry.

After taking some time off for world travel, she settled in Bellingham, Washington and went on to further her education by enrolling in the Massage Program at Whatcom Community College and graduating in 2016.

Katy has a passion for facilitating the mind-body connection through thoughtful, personalized bodywork sessions. Her massage style encourages deep relaxation while targeting specific muscles and tissues to effect lasting change and restore balance in the body.

Katy specializes in Swedish, Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports and Geriatric. She includes orthopedic techniques that assist in the removal of discomfort and pain, increase range of motion around the joints and encourage healing of the body.

 

John Souder, LMTJohn Souder, LMT

Techniques: Light and medium pressure, deep tissue, trigger-point, cranial-sacral, prenatal, sports and reflexology

John graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2014, and moved home to Washington state to start his massage therapy career. He now practices in Bellingham and in his hometown Lynden. John found a passion for healing and massage therapy after a physically demanding career at UPS, where he sustained injuries which prompted him to seek massage and chiropractic care. He has a big heart and loves to help people on their journey to better health, offering an environment for physical and emotional healing.
John specializes in breaking up trigger points and helping clients regain homeostasis within their bodies. Working on peoples backs and feet are his specialty. John aims for a balance of treatment and relaxation during his massages, and clients often feel so relaxed during John’s massages that they fall asleep on the table!
In his free time, John enjoys lifting weights, playing video games, and breathing the clean fresh air of the PNW. He loves animals and says service dogs (or service cats!)  are always welcome in the massage room.

 

 

Lindsay Davis, LMT

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Sports & Postural.

Lindsay was born and raised in Whatcom county and has a deep love for her PNW home.

She fell in love with helping others through massage therapy. Graduated from the Whatcom Community College Massage Therapy Program and is experienced in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Fire Cupping, and Postural  Massage. Her focus on client comfort, pain relief, and helping individuals reconnect with physical self care allows her to build quality treatment plans and aim for ideal client wellness.

In Her free time she enjoys painting, crafts, playing guitar, and enjoying the PNW scenes.

Brittany Keetin, LMT

Techniques: Deep-Tissue, Trigger-Point, Medical Massage, Treatment, Cupping, Pregnancy, Relaxation & Swedish 

Brit integrates Deep Tissue with Relaxation Massage to help clients who are dealing with repetitive use injuries, postural stress and the effects of aging find relief from pain and achieve optimal wellness.

Originally from Kansas, she graduated from the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in 2018 with a certificate in Clinical Massage Therapy. In her spare time she enjoys playing the fiddle, bicycle touring and birdwatching.

Rex de Pentheny O’Kelly, LMT

Techniques: Deep-Tissue, Swedish, Medical Massage, Treatment and Relaxation.

Rex is a graduate of the Whatcom Community College Massage Therapy program in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.  With his easy-going demeanor and approachable smile, you’ll be fast friends when you come to Rex for relaxation and rejuvenation. Originally from California, Rex quickly joined the ranks of classic Bellinghamsters with his love of coffee and the great outdoors, where he can be found magnet fishing in local waterways with his fiancé. After years of skateboarding and the subsequent injuries that accompany said past time, he realized the benefits of awareness of one’s body. He strives to facilitate a relationship of respect and awareness between his clients and their bodies.  From treating chronic to acute conditions, to easing the stresses of everyday life with a relaxing Swedish massage, you can’t go wrong with Rex.

Elynn Light, LMT

Techniques: Treatment, Craniosacral, Trauma Release, Medical Massage, Acupressure, Injury Massage, Headache Massage and Relaxation.

Elynn has been a health and alternative wellness enthusiast since the 80’s. Her extensive studies and intuition allow her to give a personalized treatment with the ability to weave in deep tissue, acupressure or emotional and trauma release when useful. She has been practicing massage since 1987. You’ll enjoy her strong yet sensitive touch.

Elynn loves working to resolve your areas of pain and tension. She is gifted with necks and hips.

And is happy to be working in conjunction with chiropractic medicine.

She has relocated to the PNW after a detour to CO and CA and is happy to return to the unique beauty and peace of WA state.  Elynn is also a skilled Life Coach and hypnotherapist. In her free time she enjoys hiking, dancing, kayaking, jewelry making and the arts.

Inga Chinell, LMT

Techniques: Treatment, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Myofacial Release, Injury Massage, Sports Massage and Relaxation.

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Jaren Hoppe-Leonard, LMT

Techniques: Treatment, Deep-Tissue, Medical Massage, Craniosacral, Relaxation, Oncology & Geriatric.

Jaren grew up in Bothell and moved to Bellingham to finish college at Western in 2009. and he hasn’t left!
Since graduating from Whatcom Community College Massage School in 2015 Jaren has practiced a variety of techniques and with different people, including relaxation/stress reduction, injury treatment, and with hospice patients and their caregivers.
Jaren is passionate about continuing education classes. He’s taken classes in a broad range of modalities and has taken many more than needed since graduating, including becoming a certified craniosacral therapist.
Jaren enjoys working with a broad range of issues and clients. In addition, he especially enjoys working with clients experiencing headaches, migraines and neck issues.
In his free time Jaren enjoys swimming with his fiance and their dog, playing disc golf, trail running, and unwinding from studying in his current masters of social work program.

Piyada Kuankitpaisan, LMT

Techniques: Treatment, Pregnancy, Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage & Pregnancy.

Piyada is interested in helping people reach their healing goals, listening to her clients’ needs and using the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience. Whether it’s relaxation or healing, she wants each client to live a healthier and happier life. Piyada is experienced in a variety of modalities to best suit your needs, such as Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic facilitation, and deep tissue. Whether you desire a deeply indulgent massage, work on long-term injuries or prenatal treatments she will be able to meet you where you are on your journey.

Brighton Loughlin, LMT

Techniques: Treatment, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Swedish,  Stretch Therapy, Acupressure, Medical Massage & Sports.

An avid outdoorsman and passionate athlete, Brighton was raised into an active lifestyle from a young age in beautiful Mount Shasta, CA. From playing ball sports like soccer and basketball to extreme outdoor sports like backcountry skiing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, and climbing, Brighton found himself through movement and flow. As he grew up, he discovered strength training for performance, resilience, and well-being to be the perfect compliment to an outdoor lifestyle. Training developed his understanding of the mind-body connection and uncovered a scientific curiosity about the human body.

Brighton’s deep connection to nature and the body paved the way for his discovery of the healing arts. Through his own experience of multiple sports-related injuries as well as a natural attunement to the human body, he found bodywork to provide the perfect intentional space for restoration, recovery, preventative care, personal growth, and ultimately healing. Brighton believes that waking up an awareness within the body has a profound impact on other aspects of life. Moreover, he views the mind-body connection as the foundation for living a healthful, empowered, balanced, and authentic life.

These discoveries inspired Brighton to become a licensed massage therapist in 2019. He specializes in the therapeutic modalities of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and cupping therapy, while utilizing Shiatsu and Swedish relaxation to augment his practice. Whether he is aiding in the recovery process, assisting with pain management, rebalancing tissue structures, promoting deep relaxation, or showing up for whatever healing space is needed, Brighton has a passion for serving his community. From his knowledge of the body to his empathic intuition, Brighton’s goal is to be on your team helping align your body with the life you want.

Steven Fletcher, LMT

Techniques: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Injury, Trigger Point, Pregnancy Massage, Relaxation

Steven graduated from the IBS School of Massage in Oregon in 2020. He worked in a clinic specializing  in rehabilitation for people involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents in Oregon before moving to Bellingham  in 2022. He has seen repeatedly how Massage, Chiropractic and Physical Training is a winning  combination. 

 As a former body builder as well as educator he is focused on deeply listening to clients, and helping  them navigate their mind-body connection to facilitate long-lasting recovery of chronic issues.  Simultaneously, he is well versed in being soft spoken and a calming presence for clients that have dealt with severe emotional trauma. He specializes in neck and deep tissue massage. 

 Steven has spent over a decade in Vermont, Maine, and Oregon where he practiced his passions as an  educator, organic farmer and a soil scientist. He has devoted his life to massage after it returned and  improved his quality of life following a traumatic motorcycle accident. He is an avid dancer, reader and  hiker.

Sophia Nelson, LMT

Techniques: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, Post Isometric Relaxation, Trigger Point and more!

Massage has always been an interest to Sophia as it runs in her family. In 2020, Sophia decided to leave the corporate world behind to enter massage school. She recently graduated from Northwest Academy of the Healing Arts.

Sophia see’s massage as a world of possibility, using different techniques (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, Post Isometric Relaxation, Trigger Point and more!) together to find the route of a problem. Sophia listens to you and your body to see what is needed. Sophia see’s massage as an endless learning adventure and can’t wait to learn more and help heal more people. Believing that treatment and relaxation can work in sync, to help you relax your mind and body as well as ease pains and tensions.

Heather Small, LMT

Techniques: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral, Positional Release, Unwinding, Energy Work, Relaxation, NMT and Lymphatic Drainage.

I believe you are a sovereign whole being, with complete and innate intelligence in every cell of your body.

Your body is constantly telling you about the state of your awareness, your emotions, your past, and your connection to Source.

Healing bodywork provides you with an opportunity to focus within, and feel what is waiting to be acknowledged, felt, and released.

Working directly with the body, we touch the whole being, honoring both your Divine essence and the Earthly components that make you uniquely human. We make space to reflect, observe, and to open to the new.

I’ve been meditating for more than 20 years, and doing energy healing for nearly as long. Healing bodywork is a conduit to deliver the benefits we all expect from massage, along with the whole-being, deeply felt, transformative benefits of energy healing and meditation.

Thank you for considering what I offer here. Doing bodywork is  sacred work and a great joy.

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