Our caring professionals offer a personalized and holistic approach to your health and beauty needs.
· L.L.C., Esthetician
Mary Lively has been an esthetician in Hood River, Oregon since 1995. She is currently at Flow Yoga and Day Spa, offering a variety of skin care services including results-oriented facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion to target acne conditions, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and healthy aging, as well as offering her services as a make up artist. Mary continues to expand her knowledge through seminars and conferences and holds certifications in the areas of advanced esthetics, medical esthetics, cosmetic chemistry, skin biology, aging skin and resurfacing techniques.
Alexis (Alex) Pickering moved here from Seattle and has been practicing for almost 8 years. She practices sports/athletic massage, relaxation/swedish, SRT, deep tissue, takes a mind body approach to her work, and can include breath work and meditation. She has had the opporunity to do massage at the Chicago Marathon (where she volunteered her time to the American Cancer Societies team of charity runners) as well as 24 Hours of Adrenaline National Championships in Whistler B.C. and the Seattle Marathon. She is also a personal trainer, currently pursuing her yoga alliance registration, and has extensive training in TRX, the basis of the Fly classes, including therapeutic and rehabilitative training. Alex is available Thursdays, Saturdays, and most Fridays.
Molly grew up in the fast-paced, intense capital of our country. Learning about the human body and its relationship with the mind has always been of great interest to her. From an early age, she was very active, first with field hockey and track, and later with cross country, triathlons, lifting and yoga. Her first job was at Fleet Feet, where she learned the biomechanics of the running gait and injuries related to improper movement patterns.
Later, while completing her B.S in Health Science at George Mason University, she instructed patients with appropriate rehabilitation exercises at Physiotherapy Associates. This led her to One to One Fitness in McLean, Virginia where she worked as a personal trainer focusing on postural assessment and developing exercise prescriptions for clients. During this time, she met an amazing personal trainer and massage therapist, Chris Brindley, who studied massage in Hawaii. He showed her how massage was not a luxury, but a balance of art and science that helps others obtain optimal wellness.
Since completing her massage schooling at Southeastern Neuromuscular in 2007, Molly has been both practicing massage and continuing her education. She attended a class on Swe-Thai led by Marji Meschew, the founder of the practice. Swe-Thai combines elements of Eastern and Western massage philosophies, and uses a lot of rocking, rolling, and compression techniques along with manual stretching. In September of 2008, she met nationally known continuing education instructor Gloria Coppola, who introduced her to Lomi Lomi, a sacred ancient Hawaiian healing art that involves a rhythmic, flowing movement and the usage of the forearms. After attending the five day Lomi Lomi intensive, Molly decided to take Gloria’s Thai Yoga (table version) class. All of these elements have helped Molly create truly unique and integrative massages for her clients.
Molly recently completed her aromatherapy certification from the East West Institute for Herbal and Aromatic Studies. Beyond the pleasant aromas, pure essential oils influence our minds and organ systems. Molly likes to use homemade products to enhance the massage experience.
Originally from Northeastern Washington, Tonya was raised on a hundred sixty acre farm and moved to Hood River in 2008. In my free time I enjoy dancing, yoga, hiking, snowboarding, and music.
After receiving her first massage at age 15, she was inspired to help people through alternative medicine. Tonya graduated from Northwest Noetic School of Massage in Spokane, WA in 2006. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Injury Rehab and Relaxation massage. Since becoming a massage therapist, Tonya has been fortunate enough to work in many different settings, including Physical Therapy, Salon/Spa, as well as assisted in managing a spa in 2010. In 2011, I became interested in Ayurveda and took Ayurvedic wellness courses at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle, WA. Once I opened the door to Ayurveda, I felt that I had found my dharma. I’m happy and blessed to use the knowledge I’ve learned to help the community learn more about this amazing natural way of life.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a complete natural health care system that has been around for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda’s literal meaning is “the Science of Life”. Knowledge of Ayurveda in today’s world is essential as it is aimed at the preservation of health and prevention of disease by establishing balance through nutrition, herbs, meditation, Ayurvedic treatments and daily/seasonal routines. Ayurvedic science provides knowledge to help unfold the reality beyond the physical body. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Ayurveda deals mostly with the health of the physical body while Yoga, the science of the mind, deals more with purifying the mind and consciousness. The two complement each other and together act to achieve harmony of the Body, Mind and Spirit – which is the essence of true health.