Meet our Therapists
Kevin G. Hardman, LMP
Kevin graduated in 2002 from the Spectrum Center School of Massage in Lake Stevens, where his education was medically focused with advanced training in neuromuscular therapy. Since graduation, his focus has been on injury recovery treatment and enhancing athletic performance, and his continuing education efforts have been focused on furthering those skills.
Massage Works was established in 2002 upon Kevin's graduation from Spectrum. For five years, he practiced at the Family Heath Associates medical offices, where he treated mainly auto, work and sports injuries as well as chronic headaches. From 2008-2015 he shared space with Mt Shuksan Family Medicine and Advanced Sports Chiropractic as a multi-practice clinic. When he added other therapists to his practice and their clientele began to quickly expand, Massage Works moved to its own clinic space in the current office on King St, adding the Blaine location at the same time.
While Kevin's expertise remains in aggressive injury treatment, he also offers a full range of soft tissue treatment as preventative health maintenance. His assessment skills and treatment oriented mindset set him apart from other therapists; while many therapists treat injuries within the context of a full body massage, he treats only the involved muscles. This makes better use of clients’ time and insurance or cash resources, as well as reducing their overall treatment and recovery time. His techniques are uncommon in most massage environments and get results both more quickly and more reliably. Kevin's devotion to integrity and improving his clients' outlook on health, combined with his medical skill, puts him at the top of his field.
Kevin lives in Ferndale with his wife Karlyn and their kids Garrett & Amelia. When he's not in the office, you'll likely find him playing "crash" with Garrett in the backyard, joining in a pickup game of basketball or boarding Mt Baker, heading off on a road trip with Karlyn, or brewing a new batch of beer at home with his buddies.
Juliet Desmarais, LMP
Juliet began her healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant working in nursing homes in Whatcom County, while attending Western Washington University attaining her BA in Anthropology and Spanish Language.
As a CNA, she helped geriatric patients with their activities of daily living, including walking and increasing joint mobility. After working in nursing homes for a number of years she transferred her skills to a local hospital where she continued providing CNA care to a wider demographic of patients. At the hospital, she helped facilitate the recovery and increased mobility of patients rehabilitating from injury and illness. From there she moved to a local healthcare clinic as a chiropractic assistant and X-Ray technician, where she worked alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists. It was there, inspired by patients’ stories of healing and rehabilitation, that she found her passion for massage therapy.
Juliet graduated in December of 2016 from the Massage Therapy program at Whatcom Community College, where she made the Dean’s List. She joined the team at Massage Works in March 2017 and immediately began seeing patients.
Juliet has enjoyed exploring Bellingham for the past seven years with her dog Capone and her fiancé Matt. You can often find them out hiking on trails near Galbraith, fishing in one of the many lakes, or out in the mountains camping. Juliet’s passion for the outdoors and adventure is what keeps her motivated and inspired to help people with their health goals so that they can get out and enjoy the world pain free!
Megan Morris, LMP
Megan began her massage therapy journey as an injured athlete needing a solution. After trying everything from physical therapy to ultrasound therapy and discovering that massage was the only modality that brought her back to normal, she was hooked. Experiencing the transformation in her own body gave her a passion to share that possibility with others in similar situations, and she turned that passion into a medical massage therapy career.
Megan graduated from the massage program at Whatcom Community College in the winter of 2014 and joined the Massage Works team in the spring of 2015. Her focus and specialty is in sports therapy and injury recovery, with a pain-free, balanced existence as her objective for her clients. Using many similar modalities to Kevin’s techniques, and not afraid to attack a stubborn injury with a little elbow grease, Megan puts all of herself into her clinical work. Her skills and mindset step her up above her peers, and her clients’ recovery rates speak for themselves. She celebrates her clients’ recoveries as her own victories, taking pride in helping someone gain their healthy life back.
She is also trained and licensed in Intra-Oral Therapy, a specialized technique that works with mouth and jaw muscles to deal with pain associated with TMJ, migraines, head or neck injuries, chronic ear problems, dental surgery recovery and many other medical issues.
As an athlete, Megan loves being involved in many sports including volleyball, fast pitch softball and football. In her off hours she and her husband Jesse can be found searching for new adventures with their sons Vaughn and Foster in our beautiful Pacific Northwest. Megan’s love of the outdoors and the region’s beauty is also reflected in her paintings, which are usually on natural objects discovered while on an adventure.
Lyndsey Inslee, LMP
Lyndsey has always been a caretaker in some capacity, and that passion is what drew her to pursue training as a massage therapist. The ability to care for someone both physically and mentally within the setting of a clinical massage gives her both excitement and fulfillment. She grew up with a mother who was a doula, watching the amazing, beautiful, exhausting and difficult experience that is pregnancy; as a result, her focus and greatest passion in massage is with prenatal work. She is a strong believer in the benefits of prenatal massage for both mother and baby, increasing overall health, circulation, range of motion and comfort.
She graduated from the massage program at Whatcom Community College in the spring of 2015 and joined the Massage Works team at the end of the year. Her skills and techniques revolve around giving her clients a relaxing, rejuvenating experience while relieving problem pain issues. She is able to reduce painful pregnancy symptoms and alleviate stress pressure, all while keeping her clients relaxed and feeling well cared for. She offers expert skill in trigger point therapy to relieve knots and tension in the back, shoulder and neck. When working with her prenatal clients, she utilizes a specialty table which allows pregnant women to lie facing down, increasing both their comfort and the benefits of the massage.
Having recently moved to Washington from Colorado, Lyndsey now lives in Ferndale with her husband Chandler, new daughter Everleigh and their two giant dogs. She loves to cozy up with a book and a cup of tea in front of a roaring fire, or you’d have very good luck finding her happily wandering the streets of Ferndale with Chandler and Everleigh on a sunny day.
Ellen Jensen, LMP
Ellen graduated with honors from the Corinthian College of Massage in Bremerton in 2013 and has centered her career on rehabilitation environments to build and expand her medical skills. With a focus on injury rehab and collaborative recovery programs, she has worked mainly in chiropractic offices and with health restoration practices. She is currently studying Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Rehabilitation at Western Washington University in order to combine her massage skills with outdoor rehab services.
Ellen’s passion for comprehensive care gives her excellent results in working with other medical providers, such as chiropractors, doctors and physical therapists, to develop all-inclusive care plans for patients’ injury recovery journeys. The ability to reverse painful effects of injury on the body and improve overall wellness constantly amazes and excites her, and continually learning new advanced techniques keeps her passion for rehab therapy alive and growing.
She uses a treatment-oriented mindset with a focus on comfort when working with clients, pinpointing their issues and utilizing skilled medical techniques while incorporating soothing elements of Shiatsu, Thai and Lomi Lomi massage. Being able to both comfort and aggressively heal the body is a skill that not many therapists possess, and Ellen implements both excellently. She is also trained and licensed in Intra-Oral Therapy, a specialized technique that works with mouth and jaw muscles to deal with pain associated with TMJ, migraines, head or neck injuries, chronic ear problems, dental surgery recovery and many other medical issues.
Keeping with her passion for outdoor rehab, Ellen’s hobbies take her outside and you’ll frequently find her kayaking, hiking and running around with her Dalmatian, Talia. Indoors she stays entertained with her two adorable kittens Curry & Saffron, and dancing whenever the opportunity arises. She also volunteers at the Northwest Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, helping people with physical, mental and learning disabilities improve their strength and their lives.
Emily Greenberg, LMP
Emily came to Bellingham from her hometown of Spokane to study at Western and discovered a love of the Pacific Northwest and massage at the same time. While working as an assistant for a somatic bodyworker, she became interested in the mind-body connection and took a series of workshops to learn more. In 2015 she graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Whatcom Community College and worked in a variety of locations, including sports and medical massage, before joining the team at Massage Works in the summer of 2017.
Believing that massage has a valid place in western medicine, Emily has always been interested in following alternative, less invasive methods for pain management and injury recovery. She treats chronic pain sufferers looking for holistic options before surgery with great success, and finds it most rewarding to help patients relieve their pain with the goal of living happier, healthier lives. Assessing and treating each patient to address their individual needs and goals, she uses a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue and myofascial release.
Emily loves living in the Pacific Northwest, which is where she met her partner Mathew. Together they live in Ferndale with their two adorable guinea pigs and can frequently be found doing anything outdoors – most often hiking, floating the lake and shooting hoops (when the Seahawks aren’t playing, that is). An artist at heart, Emily also paints, draws and creates pottery; you can see her work and purchase her art at http://emilysg.wixsite.com/art
Katelin Oliveira, LMT
Katelin was drawn to massage after graduating from Hope College with her BA in performance dance & choreography in 2010. She's always loved helping people, learning the "hows and whys" of life, and been fascinated by bodies in motion. She graduated the massage program at Whatcom Community College in 2014 and immediately started taking clients at Massage Works.
Katelin is focused on the immense health benefits of massage; there are so many people living with pain and discomfort, and she is passionate about helping them take steps toward healthy, pain-free lives. She is particularly passionate about the health benefits of prenatal and infant massage, finding it an incredible privilege to be invited into a little one's story in such a special way. For her prenatal clients, she utilizes a specialty table which allows pregnant women to lie facing down, increasing their comfort as well as the benefits of the massage. She is also trained and licensed in Intra-Oral Therapy, a specialized technique that works with mouth and jaw muscles to deal with pain associated with TMJ, migraines, head or neck injuries, chronic ear problems, dental surgery recovery and many other medical issues.
Her skills and expertise in dance and kinesthesiology play a big part in her ability to assess and treat a wide range of injuries and problems. She offers a skilled level of treatment with aggressive techniques but a gentle touch. Her devotion to her clients' overall health, her treatment skills and her drive to always keep learning put her far and above the average therapist.
Katelin lives in Bellingham with her husband Jonathan and toddler son Judah, and in addition to dancing keeps busy with painting and knitting. She loves the outdoors; you could easily find her hiking, gardening, or exploring a new town somewhere. Give her a cup of coffee and a good book and she's a happy girl!
Katelyn Steen, LMT
Katelyn has always had a passion for bodies in movement, with a particular interest in muscles and the fascia tissue that surrounds them. As a runner, she experienced working with various modalities of therapy which worked directly on fascia; ultimately she fell in love with massage due to its effectiveness and long-lasting results. She particularly enjoys sports therapy and treatment massage, using myofascial release techniques that decrease treatment time and speed up the healing process.
She began her education at Western Washington University studying Kinesiology, which is where she gained her particular affinity for fascia and way it affects overall health. Katelyn graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Whatcom Community College in the winter of 2018 and was immediately welcomed onto the Massage Works staff.
In addition to massage, Katelyn is also a personal trainer, working with athletes and non-athletes alike to improve their performance and overall fitness. She primarily operates using Functional Training, which trains a body to improve itself for the actions needed in daily lifeas well as increasing strength and movement for sports conditioning. In addition, she aims to correct improper movement patterns that lead to chronic pains, before too much damage has been done to the body.
Katelyn enjoys spending her time running on Bellingham's many trails, mountain biking and/or skiing Mt. Baker with her partner Noah and their dog Juniper. She can usually be found outside, rain or shine, romping around in the woods; or while indoors, searching for delicious meals to be eaten and books to be read.
Maureen d’Armand, LMT
Maureen (or “Mo”), came to massage from a background of outdoor endurance sports. Working for many years as a paddling, rafting and trekking guide in Alaska and Antarctica, she became keenly aware of repetitive use injuries and the need for long-term muscle maintenance as well as rehabilitation; when she found herself in severe pain after a 200-mile paddling expedition she thought her paddling days were over. Yet, after a few weeks of focused bodywork she was up and ready for her next adventure – and completely sold on the benefits of ongoing muscular therapy.
Mo began her massage training at the Heartwood Institute of Massage in 2005, continuing on to the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2007. She launched her own wellness program aboard One Ocean Expeditions, offering massage and yoga for their fleet of ships exploring the Arctic and Antarctic.
She returned to Alaska in 2010, working at Southeast Medical Clinic in Juneau. There she had a small private practice called Momentum Massage Therapy, where she primarily worked with long-distance runners and skiers. Her interest increased in injury treatment and prevention as well as techniques to maintain muscle health, and she went on to complete trainings in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and various orthopedic deep tissue techniques. Mo firmly believes that caring for your muscles, connective tissue, and joints is an integral part of your overall wellness. Her sessions center around goals of altering muscle restriction, alleviating pain, supporting soft tissue healing and promoting deep relaxation.
Mo and her husband Paulee recently moved to Bellingham with their son Beni, and together enjoy a life spent as much outdoors as possible. You will often find her on a trail run, out in a kayak or on a paddle board, or up at Mt Baker for a day of skiing. She has not given up on traveling, either; her favorite spot in the world is over in Austria where she gets to hang with her Oma.