Maja Nelson, L.M.P.
Maja (pronounced MY Ya) received her education at Port Townsend School of Massage. She believes that just as each person and body is different, each massage will be different. She continues to educate herself, specifically in craniosacral massage and myofascial release. “Effective massage treatment integrates anatomy and intuition for a more holistic massage.”
Maja enjoys yoga, hiking, bicycling, and gardening (fresh veggies!). She likes to get out and enjoy our beautiful corner of the world. She also loves spending time with her two children and two dogs.
Ruth Ann Saunders, L.M.P.
Ruth Ann graduated from Everest College Massage Therapy Program in 2015, and has taken continuing education classes in cupping therapy, active isolates stretching, and specialized neck work. She is very passionate about massage therapy. “I always want to give the most muscle relief as possible, while giving you knowledge and tools to help further your self care.” She is very excited to be a part of the CLC team.
In her free time, Ruth Ann enjoys everything music related, performing arts, being outdoors on the water, friends and family, and being with her two huge adorable dogs.
Jeanne Kunewa, L.M.P.
Jeanne graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage in 2006 and has been licensed in Washington since June, 2007. Since then she has continued her studies in Thai passive stretching, and has achieved certification in orthopedic massage. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her practice emphasizes injury treatment, deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping, and passive stretching.
“I have provided massage services to a wide range of clients with a wide range of conditions and I am a strong advocate of self-care.” Jeanne advocates stretching and demonstrates appropriate and safe techniques to help her clients keep their muscles lengthened, along with making postural suggestions to help stabilize the body and keep it in balance.
When she’s not practicing massage, Jeanne enjoys reading, fishing and being outdoors.
Joy Derriso, L.M.P
Joy grew up in Charleston sc. She sang with The Charleston Opera Company in high school, which transitioned to fronting a band and an acoustic duo. Music has always been part of my life, as well as massage. Years later, as a waitress, I would always rub someone’s shoulder as I recited the specials. It was about this time I had my first professional massage! Massage is my calling. There was a mid-career deviation to Physical therapy and I had the great good fortune to travel the US working in hospitals. My passion has always been helping people. I have been practicing massage therapy for over thirty years! The most effective tool I have encountered is cupping massage. It has been my specialty for over ten years! (Chirohosting account maybe under Jackie Lax )