Meet The Team
We know that it can sometimes feel stressful – it is your first massage, you have about a minute to meet your therapist and next thing you know, you are undressed covered by a sheet and a blanket waiting for your massage. Let us introduce our team to you so that you feel like you know us at least a little bit. We sure hope we get to know you soon!
Martina is a former professional basketball player with expert knowledge of the health, spa and wellness industry.
She is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and nail technician with passion for understanding anatomy, biomechanics and real root causes of common ailments.. She believes that the body needs support and encouragement to perform at its best. Spa treatments such as regular massage or skin care can be very effective at improving ailments such a chronic back pain or acne. She loves to learn and teach the spa guests on how they can improve their health with small adjustments.
Martina and her husband have a 20-acre hobby farm where they grow most of their own food and try to keep their goats from eating it before they harvest it.
Stacey’s passion for massage therapy and making a difference in helping people feel better began in 1999. She graduated from Oregon School of Massage and has eighteen years of experience in massage therapy and foot reflexology. During this time she has worked in several healthcare settings making her diverse in her treatment options and range of clientele served.
She has pursued continuing education to enhance her work in an array of manual therapies including relaxation massage, myofascial release, deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, prenatal massage, and reflexology. She likes to incorporate these different techniques to make for a relaxing, yet effective massage. She enjoys educating her clients on how massage affects overall body health and creates a healthy balance in our lives. Stacey’s other passions in life include raising her two boys, the adventures of being outdoors in the gorge, and spending time in her garden.
Jeannie believes that massage has a profound effect on the mind, body and spirit. Quieting the nervous system is essential to our well being. Getting massage for new pains (stress included!) or releasing chronic improper tissue patterns that cause discomfort brings refreshed blood and energy flow to the body. She brings a calm and compassionate heart together with knowledge and experience to all her guests.Jeannie is a graduate of The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage Austin Texas (2007) and enjoys learning new things about holistic health, anatomy and kinesiology as well as the mind-body connection.
Born in Miami, Denison grew up exploring the swamps and reefs of Florida as a Boy Scout. His passion for the environment and human diversity earned him a degree in Anthropology and native studies from the University of Florida in 2011. Having gone through 5 heart surgeries throughout his childhood he chose to chase adrenaline and become a raft guide in Colorado in 2014 and pursued a license to practice massage in 2019 in order to help those who have to live and deal with chronic pain. Most recently Denison moved out here to the Columbia River Gorge in order to guide whitewater for Wet Planet and seek continued education in massage therapy. Aside from rafting and therapy Denison geeks out in museums, archaeological sites and enjoys gardening, permaculture, backpacking and road trips to climbing, canyoneering and rafting destinations.
Mackenzie is a passionate beauty and wellness therapist. She holds a cosmetology license and lash certifications. She loves to learn and believes in healing the body safely and effectively. Growing up in the Pacific northwest Mackenzie leans towards supporting the body with natural and holistic treatments found here in our spa. In her free time she enjoys creating mixed media art pieces, traveling around the world and binge watching shows on Netflix.
Hopeanne has been a licensed Massage therapist in Oregon and Washington since 2018. She is a graduate of East West College of the healing Arts, where she completed 800 hours of thorough massage therapy education. Her goal is to provide a relaxing, safe space for her clients to receive positive and intentional massage while combining her knowledge of therapeutic, deep tissue and Swedish techniques.
Marcia has been a licensed nail technician since 2004. She is passionate about hospitality and the spa industry. She loves to use of natural products to give her guests beautiful and healthy nails. Her focus is to provide customized experience for each guest. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys warm weather and simple things in life. Marcia is grateful for the beautiful environment of the Columbia Gorge Hotel and working with amazing co-workers. She loves that at Spa Remedease, she gets to create experiences that allow the guest to relax and feel pampered.
Lara originally practiced massage in a small ski town in California after graduating from Heartwood institute. There she worked on a wide range of clients from the hardcore outdoor athlete as well as the avid spa enthusiast. Upon moving to Oregon, she took a break from massage and spearheaded a very successful wine club, a different kind of therapy, but knew her true calling was in bodywork. After graduating from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary, she resumed work as a Licensed Massage Therapist here in Hood River. Lara was told her spirit animal was the otter which very well may be the case. When she is not brushing up on learning new massage skills, you will find her on the water kayaking and wing foiling or in the mountains climbing and trail running. She plans to live to be 120! Lara is a firm believer that health and wellness unfold from the inside out starting with relaxation and a grounded sense of well being. Come enjoy and experience some of Lara's skills and energy!