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Bios

About Your Practitioner at Spa Manzanita

Our goal is to enhance your well-being

We believe self-care is sacred. Our massage therapists and estheticians strive to bring rejuvenation, relaxation and healing to all who walk through our door.

Check out our bios to learn about the gifted team we have at spa manzanita.

We look forward to seeing you and being part of your self-care!

Owner - Maggie Seever Pollock

Maggie Seever PollockMaggie is the NEW OWNER of spa manzanita and member of our peaceful coastal community.

As I transition into my new role there is much to be grateful for, to learn, to explore and to cherish. Janice and I have spent months bringing this transition to fruition – giving her time to let go of what she brought to life, and me time to embrace a new beginning.

A series of “magic moments” led me to the Oregon coast, on a quest to nourish my soul and find joy in connection and community. I know so many others feel the same about this special place. My intention is that all who step through our door feel welcome when they walk in and serenity in body and spirit when they leave.

Below are words that spoke to me as I chose Manzanita for my next chapter.

I want to age like sea glass.
Smoothed by tides,
but not broken.
I want my hard edges to soften.
I want to ride the waves
and go with the flow.
I want to catch a wave
and let it carry me
to where I belong.
I want to be picked up
and held gently
by those who delight
in my well earned patina and
appreciate the changes I went
through to achieve that beauty.
I want to enjoy the journey
and always remember that if
you give the ocean something
breakable it will turn it into
something beautiful.
I want to age like sea glass.

-Bernadette Noll

Assistant Spa Manager - Sam Michael

Sam MichaelReiki Master/ Teacher – I have a beautifully diverse background in Reiki Energy Healing, Herbal Medicine, Hemp-CBD Topicals, Aromatherapy,  and more… I continuously enjoy learning new things such as Home-Chef-ing, new and continued education in many of the above modalities.

Exhale while counting to 4 seconds, hold that for 4 seconds, inhale fully to 4 seconds, hold that for 4 seconds, do this a few times with your eyes gently closed. Notice that your shoulders are dropped, your jaw isn’t clenched, and things feel better, even just in this moment.

I have been caring for others all of my life, and have been blessed, and empowered to use my gifts to encourage others on their journey, this journey that is our life. It isn’t often that we carve out the time to relax, to breathe, to sit and find ourselves again. You do know what you want, to breathe easier for a moment. To step back to gain some clarity. You have used all of your spoons for the foreseeable future, and you need an intuitively guided self-reboot. This is what I GET to do, and share with You! Reach out today so we can get you closer to YOU, YOU that wins, loves yourself, and thrives.. on the daily!

When I am not sharing these gifts with beautiful humans, I may be found at the beach…recharging, meditating, creating amazing aromatherapy things, or traveling with my Partner to the awe-inspiring treasures of our mother earth.

Licensed Massage Therapist #22822 - Titus Burbridge

Titus BurbridgeAfter a car accident in which I suffered extensive damage to my neck, rehabilitation through massage therapy changed my life, My true passion became healing. This is what brought me to massage therapy.

I assist people in reaching their optimum health bliss through individually tailored massage therapy treatments and preventative maintenance.

Enhancing wellbeing by increasing range of motion, flexibility, agility, speed, function, focus, reducing pain and swelling, and relaxing the nervous system for a better quality of life.

I am experienced in multiple massage therapy styles including cranial sacral, lymphatic drainage, Thai, sports massage, Multi Focal Trigger Pain (MFTP) Myofascial release, muscle energy technique and Swedish relaxation.

I also educate patients on stretching and self-care for optimal health.

When I’m not helping people feel better, one massage at a time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, playing sports, and weight lifting.

Licensed Massage Therapist #8333 - Mike Burns (seasonal)

Mike BurnsI graduated from East West College in Portland, Oregon. My unique style integrates training in several Western and Eastern modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point style massage, Myofascial, Sports and Connective Tissue Release. I believe we all contain the innate capability to heal and I use an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for your body to unwind.

Through compassionate and careful listening I address physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. I strive to make each session on my table meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation.

Licensed Massage Therapist #26495 - Briggs Edwards (seasonal)

Briggs EdwardsI was introduced to emotional trauma release in 2016 after a friend told me, “it gets the monkeys off your back”. After attending classes in California, I obtained my massage license so that I could perform this life-changing work for others. I then started at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR Jan 2020 and graduated in June 2021 (after a brief hiatus during the pandemic).

I am versed in Swedish, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy,  Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Cupping, along with the deeply moving work of Emotional Trauma Release using the Amanae technique and Access Bars. I enjoy learning how to facilitate change in body structures so that those who show up for themselves can have the best results for well-being.

Living on the Pacific Northwest coast has forever changed my life while living with my beautiful wife and fur babies on our magical tea farm called North Fork 53 in Nehalem, OR. I love tea, traveling, hiking, sunsets on the beach, and being in nature with Spirit. I look forward to the snow season to make those deep turns I learned as a teenager that bring my Soul so much joy!

AT AN ELEPHANT RESCUE IN SRI LANKA

AT AN ELEPHANT RESCUE IN SRI LANKA

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master #12654 - Shawn Marie Flynn

Shawn Marie FlynnI began my studies of massage and bodywork at East West College of the Healing Arts in 2001. I studied Tui Na, Acupressure, Hot Stone Massage, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Prenatal  Massage and Thai Massage. I traveled to the island of Maui in 2006 and studied Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. Since then I have gone back several times and Studied at Ho Omana Spa in Makawoa, Maui.   I have also studied Mana Lomi with Dr Maka Ala Yates. Mana Lomi is my favorite modality to share with my clients.

I was first attuned to Usui Reiki Level One on Mt Hood in 2006. Since then I have done Advanced Training(Art), Reiki Master Training,  Karuna Level Training and Holy Fire Reiki Master Training with Colleen of The International Center for Reiki. I am now available to do pure hands on healing reiki sessions at Spa Manzanita. 

I am really excited to share my experience and training with clients of spa manzanita. I love combining reiki and Hawaiian Lomi to help my clients experience the benefits of full relaxation and peace beyond understanding.

I look forward to seeing you at Spa Manzanita.

Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician # 3391 - Patricia Phillips

 

Patricia Phillips

I have been an active massage therapist for over 25 years.  I have worked at spas in Cannon Beach, Astoria, and Tillamook.  I am also a licensed esthetician.  After traveling for years, up and down our beautiful coastline, I am happy to be working locally at our delightful boutique Spa Manzanita.  As a Wheeler resident for 30 years, it’s great to travel only 10 minutes to work.  Couldn’t be better.  I hope I will have the opportunity to meet you and provide a relaxing and blissful spa experience at Spa Manzanita.

Licensed Massage Therapist #5690 - Barbara Rubin

Barbara RubinI bring a wealth of experience and a natural affinity for the art of massage and bodywork.  My knowledge basis of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Acupressure, deep tissue massage and more informs the fluid, integrated style I have developed. My intent is to give each person the opportunity to experience the feeling of peace, balance and renewal that is possible when body and mind are relieved of pain and stress.

As a longtime Oregon resident I love everything about Oregon, and hope to explore its beauty from East to West.  My favorite pastimes include gardening, hiking, beachcombing, and I would like to learn kayaking and maybe do some fishing.

Reiki Master/ Teacher - Sam Michael

I have a beautifully diverse background in Reiki Energy Healing, Herbal Medicine, Hemp-CBD Topicals, Aromatherapy, Trauma Care, Crisis Management, and more… I continuously enjoy learning new things such as Functional Nutrition Counseling, Home-Chef-ing, new and continued education in many of the above modalities.

Exhale while counting to 4 seconds, hold that for 4 seconds, inhale fully to 4 seconds, hold that for 4 seconds, do this a few times with your eyes gently closed. Notice that your shoulders are dropped, your jaw isn’t clenched, and things feel better, even just in this moment.

I have been caring for others all of my life, and have been blessed, and empowered to use my gifts to encourage others on their journey, this journey that is our life. It isn’t often that we carve out the time to relax, to breathe, to sit and find ourselves again. You do know what you want, to breathe easier for a moment. To step back to gain some clarity. You have used all of your spoons for the foreseeable future, and you need an intuitively guided self-reboot. This is what I GET to do, and share with You! Reach out today so we can get you closer to YOU, YOU that wins, loves yourself, and thrives.. on the daily!

When I am not sharing these gifts with beautiful humans, I may be found at the beach…recharging, meditating, creating amazing aromatherapy things, or (safely) traveling with my Partner to the awe-inspiring treasures of our mother earth.

Esthetician #324509 - Karen Bradley

Karen BradleyI have been an esthetician for over 20 years. My passion is in anti-aging treatments as well as healthy skin care.

I was raised in the Great Lake state of Michigan. In 1983 I moved to Oregon and call it my true home.

My other passions in life are gardening, hiking, bird watching, beach  combing and photography and spending time with my two daughters.

I look forward to treating you to a wonderful facial!

Esthetician # 806321 - Vicki Olson (seasonal)

Vicki OlsonVicki is a long time resident of Manzanita and the Oregon coast. She brings a rich family history and engaging stories about growing up in our charming town (picture riding horses on Laneda Ave)!

Vicki shares her magical gifts of healing and beauty that she has honed for over 20 years to our esthetics treatments at spa manzanita. She uses her personal Neah-kah-nie stones and continuous healing touch to encourage the muscles in the face to release stress & tension while she nurtures inner grounding and personal connection. Vicki’s clients leave with glowing skin, rejuvenated body and nourished spirit after experiencing a uniquely transformative and “Zen” experience.

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Reviews

From Our Clients

From the moment you walk through the door, you know this place is special with its calming and peaceful vibe. Maggie, the owner, was fabulous. We were three friends on a girl’s trip and this was one of our favorite experiences. Each of us thought our massage was exactly what we needed and asked for. I can’t recommend this spa highly enough. Just go—you deserve it and you won’t regret it.

Lynn O.

October 2022

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