Staff

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 partner 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. She and her fiancée Jesse can often be found driving around in their old VW camper van with their toddler son Vaughn, searching for new adventures in the 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 and their very large dog, Molly. 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 wandering the streets of Ferndale with Chandler and Molly 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.