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Rose Morningstar, LMT

Rose Morningstar has been a therapist for over 20 years. She is nationally certified and licensed in the state of Washington and Idaho. She has extensive training in sports massage rehab and injury treatment. Her training lead her to a job with a High School in Western Washington, where she helped teach sports medicine. This brought her in contact with many acute and chronic injuries. Naturally when she opened her own practice, it was with a focus on injury treatment and pain management. Her massage techniques are Swedish based with emphasis on deep tissue, active stretching and fascia release. If you have an acute or chronic condition she can probably help with it.

“I have used Rose Morningstar for post race massage after marathon races and Ironman training workouts. She does an excellent job at working lactic acid out of sore muscles to reduce soreness and help recovery. Anyone in Coeur d Alene, Hayden or Post Falls can’t go wrong with using Rose for Massage Therapy or supplements. Best I have ever used!”
— -W. Sando
 
 

Vanessa Warden, LMT

Vanessa went to Concorde Career College in San Diego, CA and moved to North Idaho 8 years ago. She started her career in massage on the Naval bases of San Diego. While working there she had a chance to work with the Paralympics and also the United Nations doing massage. “It was such a rewarding time and really taught me a lot, I met some amazing wounded soldiers that were participating in the games and have never met such strong spirits. Working with wounded vets is something that I feel is very important because not only is it good for their bodies but many suffer from PTSD and there are studies that show massage can help with that as well.”

Vanessa prefers the therapeutic side of massage due to the benefits for the human body on multiple levels. She is currently in the process of studying oncology massage, a modality that has not been around for very long, but has been proven very beneficial to those whom suffer from cancer, and is very near and dear to her heart.

“Vanessa is the most intuitive, awesome Massage Therapist I have ever been to! I have been to many in my life & never have I got this kind of amazing results! She is very kind, makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. I feel very blessed to have found her and know I’ll be walking away from each appointment feeling much better. Thank so much Vanessa & Body Tech! You rock! I found my Massage Therapist for life!!”
— Amara G.
 

Megan Ellis, LMT

Megan Ellis has been a Massage Therapist for 16 years, and received her certification through the New Life Institute of Massage Therapy in Redding, CA. Her education encompasses many different techniques including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapies.

Upon graduation she was hired by a local Chiropractor, where she worked for 5 years until her move to Coeur d’Alene in 2005. Since then she has worked for Chiropractic and Physical Therapy clinics throughout the area, as well as volunteer work for the annual Ironman Triathlon. She is also an American Red Cross CPR Instructor for the Inland Northwest Chapter.

In her spare time Megan enjoys time with her husband and her 3 children who keep her busy and active in the community. It is not uncommon to find her at the newest movie release or a great concert, being a huge movie and music enthusiast! She loves doing anything outdoors and even finished 3 Sprint Triathlons in summer 2016. Megan truly believes in the saying "If you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life!" She sees the ability to help others renew themselves as a privilege, not a job!

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"I was in Coeur d' Alene for a month for work. After just one visit with Megan I signed up for a package of 6 massages. I call her "Old Magic Fingers" because she hears my body talking. She seems to know exactly where to bring relief. I am grateful for her amazing skills as a therapist, but what I enjoy most about Megan is her beautiful spirit & genuine kindness. I'm so happy my body chose her!"- Yvonne Wright

 
 
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Makaia Foster, LMT

Makaia Foster has been a massage therapist for over 30 years. Her primary focus is on injury treatment, rehab, sports injury, pregnancy massage and energy work. She works with many chiropractors, medical doctors and physical therapists to assist in tissue repair and restore loss of function. Deep tissue and trigger point therapy is incorporated into most sessions as these techniques are very effective in assisting recovery. Makaia strives to assist in allowing the whole body to be in balance. We are physical beings that need to achieve mental, physical, emotional and spiritual balance to function at our optimum. Makaia has over 30 years experience as a licensed midwife. Home birth is her specialty with care including complete prenatal, postpartum, and newborn care.

“Makaia has been treating me with massage therapy for the past two years. After being rear-ended twice (once by a semi-truck) my back and neck were severely injured. In my case we had to go through insurance companies, which she handled efficiently and made the process easy for me. Makaia instinctively knows how to promote healing and restore balance while using just the right amount of pressure. On top of all that, she is a wonderful person. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a superior quality massage.”
— T.W. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho