Meet our Therapists


Heidi Sheffels, LMT~Clinic Owner

Heidi has been a Licensed Therapist/Health Care Practitioner and Clinic owner, up north, in Kirkland and here in Olympia, for over 34 years combined, treating muscular injuries. She is also a Certified Instructor of Neuromuscular Therapy and Re-education , Auto Accident Recovery, Sports Injuries & Trigger Point Therapy for other local Healthcare Providers. She understands pain. Her background as a Student Athletic Trainer at Whitworth University by treating a variety of sports injuries and her experience of being an EMT on the Emergency Rescue Ambulance Squad Team, taught her to be actively ready to treat & help people who are in immense trauma, has helped her understand many types pain and pain levels. She believes most people’s muscular pain can be relieved with hands-on focused treatment and that sometimes it only takes a few sessions to have pain levels decrease significantly. Heidi also appreciates working with other local Doctors and Healthcare Providers in and around Olympia, to help with one’s healing process. When asked what she hopes to achieve at her Clinic, Heidi did not hesitate, “There are just too many people suffering from acute and chronic pain…our goal here at Steamboat Health & Wellness is simple, it’s to get people out of  their muscular pain, as quickly and effectively as possible. We are a team here and there’s nothing better than seeing a smile on our patient’s faces when they leave the Clinic after seeing one of our talented, caring therapists, knowing that we helped to alleviate their pain for one more day.” Heidi is  grateful to work with such an amazing team! She encourages every patient to see each Therapist because they all have uniquely helpful abilities and techniques. At this time she is only taking patients in immense pain or specifically referred by particular Doctors. Heidi enjoys living in the Steamboat Island Community for the past 20 years and loves being with her big family and especially being with her 4 Boys, 2 Pups and Husband of almost 35 years~


Joanna Williams, LMT

~Joanna is a very dedicated and inspiring therapist here at Steamboat for over 10+ years! She is well know for dependability, therapeutic skills, knowledge and experience of the muscular injuries. She specializes in Auto Accident Injuries, Sports Massage, Trigger Point TherapyDeep Tissue and Neuromuscular Re-education, with focused detailed work for most any type of injuries, tightness and pain levels. She loves a good challenge. Joanna enjoys educating her patients and showing them stretches and corrective posture to increase their healing process and decrease their pain level. Very encouraging & supportive, Joanna has the desire and focus to help people who are at any pain level by applying her healing techniques and detailed care to each one of her patients, every single session, with the intent to decrease their pain, restore the function, strength, range of motion & flexibility to muscles that are too tight, causing pain, headaches or migraines. She is a Graduate of BodyMechanics in 2012 and lives in Shelton with her husband  and their darling kids. So, if you need pain relief by someone who has a wealth of knowledge and healing ability, Joanna’s your therapist~


Cassie Studer, LMT

~Cassie graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon in 1996 and has practiced Therapeutic Massage ever since. Specializing in Traumatic Injury Recovery, Elderly Massages, Relaxation Massage Therapy. Throughout her 22 + years of practice, Cassie has been trained in Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Infant Massage with Training for Parents, Postural Assessment, Pin and Stretch Ligament Rebalancing, Lymphatic Drainage, Geriatric Massage, Intra-Oral Jaw Treatments for TMJD, along with Auto-Accident Care. Cassie lives in Olympia with her husband of 20 or more years and her sweet kitty. She has worked in the South Puget Sound since 2004. Although she loves a good laugh, don’t be surprised if she takes your case very seriously and gets right to work. If you need post-operative care, help to improving your posture & increase your range of motion, or could use some guidance to manage high stress in your life, Cassie’s caring ability and skills will be perfect for you~



Maile Koeckritz, LMT

~Maile is a patient focused, dependable, caring therapist and her patients mean a lot to her. She is one who strives to help her patients to become healthier, happier and achieve their wellness goals. She will and has gone out of her way to make a difference in her patient’s lives, not just by her therapy she provides, but also by her kind guidance, empathy and education she shares, to help those who are in pain.  She graduated in 2010 from Inland Massage Institute has been a Therapist at Steamboat for almost 2 years. Maile enjoys using and applying her skills she has obtained over the years, for the well-being and healing of her patients. Maile specializes in Sports Massage, Auto Accident Treatment, Injury Treatment & Deep Tissue Therapy, yet she is gentle, if needed when one is suffering from an acute muscular injury or is in high level of pain. On her spare time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle with her best friend Brian and running with her dog.  She is also enrolled in the preliminary classes for Nursing School, which will launch her even further as being a person who loves to make a difference in her patient’s lives. Soon her hours will be very limited. Catch her while you can~


Preethie Capezio, LMT

Preethie has such an inviting personality. Her warm, caring & gentle way of healing is well worth the experience. She has been associated with this Clinic, as a Massage Therapist for over 8 years and has been practicing for over 20. She has graduated from Acupuncture Schooling and is just awaiting to take her big exam, so you know her intent is to heal people. Preethie takes time in helping people who come in the Clinic with muscle pain or who may be suffering from a headache or migraine, to be able to leave with less stiffness, pain and stress. She takes time not just for the physical aspect of pain, but she will be there for those who need of mental, emotional care, as well. Whether she is taking care of an Auto Accident Patient, or on the Job Injury or maybe a Relaxation Massage is in order, then Preethie can do that just for you, your friend or family member.




Wendy Larson, LMT

~Wendy has been a licensed Massage Therapist in Washington since 1999, working with the Puget Sound Tumor Institute at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds WA.  In 2013 she started working with Dr. David Camp at Camp Chiropractic Center in Lacey WA specializing in acceleration/deceleration injuries (Whiplash).  She has also continually works seasonally with the America Massage Therapy Associations Sports Massage Team and annually Volunteers at the State Capitol here in Olympia for Massage Awareness Day. After moving to Steamboat Island in 2021 Wendy joined our team here at Steamboat Health and Wellness. The massage modalities Wendy gravitates to are holistic, combining a Swedish-Hawaiian fusion focusing on the Lymphatic System providing extremely effective Medical Massage Therapy, Sports Massage and Injury Treatment Massage that is known for reducing pain by reducing inflammation. She provides therapy to 5-6 patients a day, 5 days a week. When she’s not working, she spends her time with her kids, family and friends. Wendy is Contracted and Credentialed with Regence Health Insurance and accepts all Auto Accident Insurances, as well. Call us anytime for your appointment with Wendy~

 Kelly McKeon, LMT

~Kelly has a great demeanor and is very welcoming when he sees his patients come in the door. He has been practicing for over 4 years and his goal is to help people in muscular pain, as a deep tissue therapist, who listens to his patients. He is actively involved in their healing process by encouraging them, even after the massage, to stretch & lengthen tight muscles and to increase hydration for their muscles to perform in a healthier manner. He is an advocate for the natural healing process with the “hands on healing” approach. Kelly treats patients with upmost respect, care and dedication, to help expedite their healing process, especially those who may be in chronic or acute pain from sports or auto injuries, to those who suffer from headaches, migraines, or from repetitive strain/pain from being at the computer too long or working in the yard. He works afternoon and evening, including Saturdays  appointments to accommodate people’s work schedule. Kelly enjoys his off days with his wife, family and his friend’s get-togethers. Call for your appointment, you won’t be disappointed~


Lauren Valley, LMT

~Lauren graduated from Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics in August 2011.        She can offer a variety of modalities including Zen Bodytherapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Relaxation, Sports Massage, Medical Massage and Prenatal. She specializes in Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage with a focus on pain relief and overall relaxation of the whole body. She works intuitively and is able to accommodate your needs. She enjoys helping her clients feel better and get back to doing the things that make them happy. In her time off, she enjoys hiking, mushroom foraging, and adventuring with her family. She is also Contracted and Credentialed with Regence Health Insurance, along all Auto Accident Insurances. She books quickly, so call today for your appointment~

Bonnie Walden, LMT

~Bonnie has over 20 years of experience and her specialty areas beyond relaxation and injury treatment are Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Auto Accident Care, Lomilomi, Pregnancy Massage, and Emotional Trauma Therapy. Bonnie is very caring, sensitive and dedicated. She will make you feel comfortable the very moment she greets you. She has a big heart and is ready to help those in need. Bonnie is Contracted and Credentialed with Regence, L&I, and Auto Insurances. She has limited hours, so call and let us know what days and times can work for you~

Shannon Bushnell, LMT

~Shannon graduated from Bodymechanics School of Massage in January of 2018. She has provided Licensed Massage services in a clinical environment within a Chiropractic Office since her graduation. Those served included clients utilizing Personal Injury Protection, L&l, employer based insurance, and private pay customers. Modalities practiced included Injury Treatment/Medical massage, Myotherapy, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Active Assisted Stretching, Post Surgery Scar Resolution, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and more. Shannon is very caring, compassionate and you can tell it brings her joy to her helping people in pain. She is Contracted and Credentialed with Regence Health insurance. Shannon is at the Clinic Monday, Thursday, and Saturdays. Call anytime for your appointment with her~



 Angela Dalessandro, Office Manager/Medical Biller

Angela has been a tremendous help! She loves rectifying patient’s accounts and doing the detailed, nitty gritty health insurance billings and important “follow through”.  She is very organized and has wonderful people skills. She has been working here since 2018 and the Clinic would not be the same without her tenacity and amazing dedication. If you have billing questions, concerns or need help figuring out what your insurance is paying or not paying, she’s the gal for you. Angela, her husband, and 2 married adult children have been apart of the Steamboat Community for over 20 years. She is not just a Medical Biller, she is a long time friend, as well.











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