Our Therapists

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Lynda Hopkins - Owner (Boise)

Massage therapist since 2003
Esthetician since 2005
Licensed practical nurse since 2011

Teresa Steele (Eagle)

Originally from Philadelphia, P.A., I have lived in Idaho since September 2003. I've traveled all over the world as that's what happens when your in the military! We loved Idaho so much, we decided to stay! After my military commitment, I went back to school to pursue my nursing career. I currently am a Licensed Practical Nurse. Although I love nursing, I decided to further my career in a way I feel I can help the whole person, both physically and mentally. I graduated from Milian Institute as a licensed Massage Therapist. I'm able to use my medical background knowledge in Massage Therapy that I feel benefits the ultimate outcomes of why many people get a massage. It's so rewarding to see someone leave with less pain and stress than when they first walk in the door. My goal is help you! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, camping, fishing, running, exercise, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors enjoying this awesome state we live in!
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Jon Buffington - Clinic Administrator (Eagle)

Massage is an extremely underrated, under-utilized, and super-effective tool to promote well-being, heal the body, and help people move better as they live life.

I grew up in Boise, went to undergrad at the University of Idaho, and lived in Chicago for half a decade before moving back to the Treasure Valley.  

I've been a licensed massage therapist for 6 years.  I graduated from the Milan Institute in 2012, and I'm a member of ABMP.

People are amazing, and I love doing massage.  My client base is extremely diverse, and consists of athletes of all levels, grandmas, corporate desk warriors, moms, super hereos, and next-door neighbors.

I am a great deep tissue, structural and sports rehab therapist.  I like using heat and medi-cupping to help maximize release for clients, and am passionate about massage.  

I really excel at customizing a session and devising treatment programs to fit clients' needs, and always make it a priority to meet you where you're at.  

When I'm not doing massage, you'd find me hanging out with my awesome family, doing theatre, improv and stand up comedy, and obsessively following the Da Bears.

Katelyn Van Loo (Eagle)

I graduated from the prestigious school of Utah College of Massage Therapy in Lindon, UT with over 900 hours of schooling and clinic hours and a 4.0 GPA. I customize my modalities and technique to fit each and every client. Every person is different therefore no two massages will ever be the exact same. My favorite modalities are medium to deep tissue and Trigger Point while still having a relaxing Swedish technique.

My goal for every session is to make you feel better than when you came in. Your pain probably didn’t come overnight and it won’t be solved overnight but if you allow me the chance, I would love to see how I can help you to relieve your pain and discomfort. Whether you’re looking for pain relief, relaxation or would like to experience your first massage, I would love to be a part of that experience. Let’s start a new you today!
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Suley Giddens (Eagle)

It has been three years since graduating from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage in New Jersey and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It has been extremely rewarding to have been able to bring individuals the care and wellness one deserves; both physically and mentally.

I would describe my techniques as a mixture of of Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques. I’ve got the gentle, calming touch, however, not without the precise firmness required to aliviate and manage muscle aches and tensions.
Outside of Massage, you can find me in music festivals, hiking/exploring the outside world, or working with animals.

Rachele Kershner (Eagle)

Everyday I get to go to work and do what I'm passionate about. I get to help people work through pain, old and new injuries, recover from surgery and even preventative health. With the knowledge I have obtained and the skills I have learned, I get to help people feel better. Not only do I remember each of them for their ailments, kind words, and their stories; I get to meet people who go through transformations. I see people when they are having good and bad days. I am always growing and learning and becoming better so when someone comes to see me, they get the best massage I can offer for their needs. 

I would describe my technique as deep tissue and incorporate trigger point when it's necessary.  If you come to me and ask me to work neck, back and shoulders, that is what you are going to get. When you are uncomfortable with having your feet worked on, I won't go near them. I want you to feel comfortable and listened to. Massage therapy has always been my passion. I graduated from Milan in Boise, Idaho in April 2008 and am lucky to have found my purpose and be able help others. 

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James Beall (Eagle)

I was born in Salt Lake City and spent most of my life in Utah. I am well traveled, having driven trucks in  the 48 continental states. Several challenges led me into this pathway as a bodyworker.

One of my most difficult challenges was being my mother’s full-time caregiver. She was displaying signs of Alzheimer disease, and needed to be looked after. In the space of three years I learned that it’s possible to love and care for someone who doesn’t know who you are, who doesn’t often appreciate you, and does not have the will or the capacity to express thanks.

I met my wife in Boise and when she was struck with some physical challenges, we spent lots of time with physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and specialists. At home, I found myself rubbing her sore spots, providing temporary relief. My wife decided that I had a healing touch, and suggested I could develop it, as a profession.

I attended Milan Institute Of Massage Therapy in Nampa, Idaho. I passed the MBLEx, and received my license as a Massage Therapist in 2015. My bodywork specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Chair, and Prenatal Massage.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and baby boy.

Dr Péter Mester ND,LMT

Dr Mester is a naturopathic doctor and a licensed massage therapist who approaches personalized massage therapy from a holistic point of view. His training and certifications in Gua Sha, Cupping, Therapeutic Massage, Acupressure, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Lomi Lomi, Swedish , Shiatsu and Esalen allow him to create a personalized treatment for each client that is utterly unique and deeply therapeutic. As an athlete himself, Dr Mester understands the value of regular body work. His approach thus provides immediate, practical relief while simultaneously support overall health and healing. Book an appointment with Dr. Mester today and experience for yourself the profound benefits a massage therapist who understands the body from the inside out can bring to your life.
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Danika Lewis (Eagle)

I’ve been practicing as a licensed massage therapist in Texas since 2007 and I’ve been a licensed massage therapist in Idaho since 2017. I have a bachelors in Fitness Instruction from UC Santa Barbara and graduated massage school at Rivercity School of Massage Therapy in San Antonio, TX. I’m also certified as a Yoga teacher through YogaFit.

I’ve been passionate about natural health from an early age and I enjoy being a part of the massage profession because I like to make people feel better. My specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Stretching & individual Hatha Yoga sessions.

When I’m not working I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking in the foothills with my Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever, attending yoga and Pilates classes and hanging out with my extended family.
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Rachel Maka (Boise)

I am originally from Gilbert Arizona but my love for the four seasons have kept me here in Boise for the last 5 years.

I graduated massage school from Maui Academy of the Healing Arts in 2009. From there I went on to get my bachelors degree in Human Movement with an Emphasis in Exercise Science. I have a love of anatomy and answering the question; “What can be done to help improve quality of life?”

Over my career as a massage therapist I have worked on people from all walks of life.  I use Deep Tissue, Swedish, PNF stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian Massage) to help improve flexibility, and to provide relaxation and healing for my clients. I also work with clients to customize a plan that will meet their needs and goals for each session.

When I am not massaging I am a Mother of 3 energetic boys. My husband and I love to do all kinds of activities with our little family ranging from sports to camping to a night at the movies. I love spending my time with my loved ones regardless of the activity.

I am happy to be here in Boise and am excited and ready to serve the community through Massage and BodyWork.

Ken McManus

Healing involves body, mind and spirit. Massage is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. By giving yourself the time to let go of everything, relax and calm the mind, this gives you great opportunity to refresh with your soul and tackle day to day challenges.
 
A 2011 graduate of Salt Lake Cities Healing Mountain Massage School, as well as a walking a shamans path. Ken helps you heal your deepest aches and pains. His approach addresses both the physical and energetic levels. He is not a one trick master of the massage arts, as he can give you a rejuvenating Swedish style massage.
 
Ken incorporates many modalities into each session: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial release, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Sports and Movement based release techniques, as well as techniques commonly found in spas, to give you both Therapeutic relief and deep relaxation. He is masterful with cupping, Hot stone massage and aromatherapy. Energy work(Reiki and Shamanic Journey work) can also be incorporated into your session!

Ken is an avid outdoors man, enjoying camping, hot springs and traveling. He also enjoys the companionship our animal friends give to us. As well as very well researched on healthy alternatives to maintaining our bodies through diet. His dream in life is to assist many in achieving sustaining joy in their lives… with each session relieving stresses, freeing one to explore their passions.
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Jamie Testin (Eagle)

  • deep tissue •neuromuscular therapy •Swedish •sports massage •myofascial release

In my practice, all these techniques are used with an integrative approach to restore optimal function and movement throughout the body. I like to approach massage as an art form that must be tailored to the specific needs and requests of each individual. No two clients are ever the same and neither are their massage needs.

My massage therapy career began over 16 years ago in Denver, CO. I graduated from the Heritage Institute of Massage with 1,200 hours of massage training including a 12-week intensive neuromuscular therapy certification. My education has centered around stress-relief, injury rehabilitation, and chronic pain management. A majority of my experience comes from working in conjunction with chiropractors and physical therapists in a clinical setting. 

As the mother of 3 children, a marathon runner, and an avid outdoors enthusiast, I recognize how much we need our bodies to be ready to take on our goals in life.

Always with an open mind, I welcome a diverse clientele and love helping my clients find relief from pain and stress through massage therapy.

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