Our Massage and Rehab Therapists

Our team of experienced licensed massage therapists work closely with our chiropractors and athletic trainers to provide cohesive care.  Techniques such as deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, Myokin, structural integration, trigger point therapy, cupping, and Swedish massage are combined by our continually trained therapists to customize a massage for each person seeking care. 

Also enjoy the best pregnancy massage fully supported with our comfortable pregnancy pillows!  Also great for nursing moms or anyone who needs extra comfort while enjoying their massage. 

Our staff will help you select one of the following therapists to best suit your needs and goals, and answer any questions you might have about massage!  Your medical insurance may cover your massage visits - let us check your benefits and requirements for a referral if needed!  Call (509)838-2225

  • Tonya Despain, LMP
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Tonya came to AHA in 2022 from the west side of the state, having been a massage therapist for over 10 years.  

    She specializes in deep tissue massage.  

    Tonya loves to spend time with family, raising a lively young son and a pre-teen daughter with her husband.

  • Zana Guyton, LMP
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Zana has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since January of 2022 and joined AHA in January of 2024.  We are excited to add her talents to our team!

  • Chrissy Hoeksema, LMT
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Chrissy started at AHA in February of 2022 as a Tableside Chiropractic Assistant while she was attending massage school down the street!  That September she joined the ranks of the AHA massage therapists as soon as her license was obtained!  She spends half her day assisting and the other half massaging now.  

  • Your Name Here! !
    Looking to join a great team? This bio could be yours!

    AHA offers several opportunities from part time (1-2 massage shifts), to 3-5 days of massage only or a full-time position working as a massage therapist for half of the day and assisting one of our chiropractors for the other half of the day.  Benefits range with hours worked.  Please send your resume, stop by or call ASAP!

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  • Charlie Wichser, LMP
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Charlie joined AHA in 2007 as a combo massage therapist and tableside chiropratic assistant!  When his daughter was born, he transitioned to a massage only schedule.  He graduated from Ashmead School of Massage in Seattle, WA in 2006.

    He specializes in trigger point, cupping, deep tissue, and is certified in Myokin Level 1 and Level 2 treatments. 

    Charlie has a wife and daughter and a small urban farm to keep him busy outside of work!  Some refer to him as Wichser the Fixer (it rhymes).  

  • Marisa Pendergrass, LMP
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Marisa joined AHA in December of 2010 as a chiropractic assistant and massage therapist.  Prior to her start at AHA she had 3.5 years working as a massage therapist at another chiropractic clinic and 1.5 years at an organic spa.  She graduated from Inland Massage Institute in 2006 and has a BS in Community Health from Eastern Washington University.  Marisa has over 130 hours of continuing education and an Intraoral certification.  As a therapist she gets loves working on the upper body, neck, arm, and extremities.  Her  treatment specialties include trigger point, Swedish, pregnancy, deep tissue, myofascial release, Intraoral, and aromatherapy/essential oils.  Marisa is native to Spokane and has a husband, a daughter (and another on the way), and 3 cats.  She enjoys vegetable gardening, cooking, reading, and road trips on the motorcycle.  Helping others live healthier, happier, pain-free lives excites her the most!

  • Sarah Dixen, LMP
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Sarah joined AHA in March of 2019, bringing many years of experience working alongside chiropractors on the west side of the state!  Sarah works part time and spends the rest of her days chasing 4 beautiful children and spending quality time with her husband.  

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