Massage Therapists



ReneeRenee Baribault:

I graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage in 2010. I have a background in human biology and anatomy and have studied under local energy healers, herbalists and Chinese medicine practitioners over the past 14 years. Bringing all of these tools, I tailor each session to your unique needs, listening for and honoring signals from your body to guide us along. I am an Accutonics (TM) Level I & II student, and enjoy incorporating sound healing tools into my sessions.  A session will typically include elements of Swedish, Deep tissue and Thai massage, and may include working with chakras and energy healing. I am simply here to give your body a nudge, a gentle reminder to let go of held tension, sore muscles, aches and pains and BE IN JOY!


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I am a Port Townsend native and a graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage. I have always been drawn to natural healing and pro-active health-care. I approach each session individually and intuitively, engaging my skills in Swedish Massage, deep tissue, and myofascial release, while incorporating some assisted stretching when needed/desired.  I believe massage plays an important role in one’s health and well being and look forward to working with you.



ShannonShannon Ryan:

I have been immersed in the study and practice of the Healing Arts for over 15 years. I received my 700 hr massage training through The Santa Fe School of Massage in Santa Fe, NM, and have earned over 1000 additional hours in subtle bodywork education, including Cranial-Sacral Therapy. A Life-long practitioner and teacher of yoga, qigong, and meditation, I am deeply devoted to nurturing the awakening and emergence of core essence. I serve as a midwife of the Soul in my healing and teaching practice, as well as through my work with hospice as a comfort therapist. I specialize in subtle bodywork, energy medicine, and deep relaxation massage.



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I am a Seattle native who called the San Juan Islands home for 4 years before moving to Port Townsend. I studied at Cortiva School of Massage in Seattle and have a degree in Molecular Biology from UW. I have run several laps in the complex study of health, physiology, and the development of human potential. In massage, I like working intuitively at all depths. My touch is sensitive to Myofascial motility, Cranio-sacral, energy, and is especially tuned to that perfect pressure “hurts so good” Swedish style depth. Outside of massage I am an avid student of martial arts, dance, swimming, and perceptual development.




Heather Hanson:

Prior to studying at the Port Townsend School of Massage and becoming a massage therapist, I worked as a social worker, primarily with survivors of trauma. That work taught me how our bodies hold our experiences and how bodywork can help us process those experiences. I am committed to creating a safe space for my clients to heal – whether it be from chronic pain, acute injury, or just from the stresses of life. I will tailor sessions to the clients’ needs: I am trained in Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release.



Jennifer Benedict:

I am blessed to have found home by the Salish Sea at the foot of the majestic Olympic Mountains. I love to ease people’s pain and empower them in their healing. I enjoy easing anxiety and bringing balance in body, mind and spirit. I am an intuitive energy worker and Reiki Master/Instructor trained in herbalism, aromatherapy, and Therapeutic Touch. I am a graduate of Port Townsend School of Massage with additional training through Upledger Institute for Craniosacral Therapy. I provide Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and Chakra Balancing. I approach each massage with reverence and respect for the individual.



Wendi Robinson:

I am a native of the Pacific Northwest and a graduate of the University of Washington and the Brenneke School of Massage.  I have over 15 years experience in the massage industry and consider my work to be a blend of Swedish, deep-tissue and myofascial techniques.  One of the things that I most enjoy about massage is working with my clients to create a unique and individual experience that meets their changing needs with each session.  When not working, I love being in the outdoors.  In the summer months you’ll find me kayaking, photographing our local wildlife, and scouring the beaches for seaglass.  In winter, I enjoy cooking and snuggling by the fire with my furry ‘kids’ and a good book.


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I am a Pacific Northwest native and completed my 900 hour Therapeutic Massage program at Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu School and Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. I have received extra training in Thai massage and Myofascial Balancing. I truly believe in the body’s ability to heal, and love assisting each client with their unique process toward feeling their best.


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Sophia Petricola:

With 700 hours of massage training from the Port Townsend School of Massage and Triple Gem School of Thai Massage, and with 5 years experience teaching Yoga, my utmost goal is to facilitate a safe space for you to feel well, nourished, and grounded in your body. I offer individualized and intuitive sessions to help you experience your body with more ease; creating space for you to feel nurtured. My training is based in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, as well as myofascial release and treatment work; but you’ll always benefit from my foundation in rhythmic Thai massage, as well as from my practice with energetic Yogic anatomy and Ayurevda. Wherever in your journey, I am honored to hold space for you.



Mackenzie Renkert:

I am a Pacific Northwest native and graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage.  I am fascinated by the relationship between the body, mind and spirit and how each one of us is a creative portrait of these intertwining elements.  I am here to hold healing space for you to process being a human and to cultivate love, creativity and wellness in your life.  I will listen to your body and work with you to inspire deep relaxation with Swedish massage and intentional deep tissue work.  I am honored to work with you!