Our Professional Therapists
Our therapists offer the highest level of licensed, quality professional service.
Kathy Rinn, Shiatsu Practitioner, LMT, AMTA | #MT-00472P | Owner
Arizona has been my home for over half my life now. In 1973 I moved to Flagstaff to finish my degree, a Bachelor of Science in Education, at Northern Arizona University. After graduating I spent the next eight years in Phoenix, teaching part-time and managing a picture frame shop and art gallery. Feeling unfulfilled and underpaid, I decided to let my intuition guide me to something new. Ultimately I was drawn to an education in massage therapy and shiatsu at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson. Twenty six years later I can honestly say it was the best decision for me personally as well as professionally. The level of self-awareness and connection with others that this profession offers brings a richness to my life that continually fulfills me. A year after starting The Right Touch, I was asked to join the faculty at the Desert Institute, where I taught for twenty years. I have also enjoyed being involved in the politics of my profession. I volunteered on the City of Tucson Committee of Massage Examiners for a three-year term. I was the Chair of the Education Committee of the American Massage Therapy Association, a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization), and served on the Investigative Panel of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I currently serve on the Public Relations Committee for the Arizona chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. I also volunteer as a helper for the local neighborhood Lend A Hand program. I practice Kundalini Yoga and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Peter Blackwell, MT, ABMP, Thai Practitioner | #MT-20649
Education— Avalon School of Massage, Houston, Texas 2008
Modalities— Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu, Aromatherapy. I have a receptive approach to my treatments. My treatments employ whatever technique is best suited for the clients specific needs at the time. As I learn new techniques and modalities I integrate the information, creating an amalgamation that is more capable of serving the unique needs of each client. I strive to achieve balance between therapeutic pressure and client tranquility.
Interests— I love animals and spend a lot of time with my dogs. They accompany me camping and backpacking. I have a deep affinity for nature and I enjoy exploring the great outdoors as much as possible. It helps me achieve greater tranquility and self-knowledge. I also enjoy running, climbing and I am a ping pong enthusiast.TOP MENU
Patricia Bowne, LMT, AMTA | #MT-07461
Education— Providence Institute 650 hour Swedish massage program. 98 hours Advanced Craniosacral with a Biodynamic Perspective, Craniosacral levels I-IV with Heidi Wilson, 10 hours Biotouch.
Modalities— Swedish, Deep Tissue, Spa Treatments, Craniosacral, Prenatal, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic and Chair Massage.
Interests— I love creating art in all its many forms. Exploring the body/mind connection, dancing, spending time with my son and friends, gardening, cooking, creative writing and trying to keep up with this ever changing world.
Goals— To share my love of body work. Get my certification in Visionary Craniosacral and move on to Lymphatic Drainage massage. Eventually, I’d like to move to Northern California and open a massage studio and tea house overlooking the ocean.TOP MENU
Jon Lehman, Shiatsu Practitioner, LMT, AMTA | #MT-09462
Education— BS Education (Elem. Ed. From Northern Arizona University 2000. 1.000+ Hours Certification Massage/Shiatsu Desert Institute of the Healing Arts 2006. Craniosaral Level I in 2011 25 CEU’s, Thai Intro. in 2009 25 CEU’s
Modalities— Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Hot & Cold Stones treatment, Masunaga's Zen Shiatsu, Spa Treatment, Chair Massage, Prenatal
Languages— English and Spanish
Additional Employment— Jon also teaches and tutors.
Interests— When Jon isn't doing bodywork or teaching, he is usually playing a wide variety of sports and playing the piano. He enjoys working in the garden, reads avidly and loves to travel. Current sports include: Tennis, Volleyball, Ping-Pong. Reads anything related to science and enjoys mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. He also loves cooking and eating.
Goals— "Share my passions for health, exercise and learning with others and help people live healthfully, painlessly and happily. Earn an honest living doing what I am good at and enjoy. Learn as much about the human body, and utilize that knowledge to facilitate healing in everyone with whom I come in contact."TOP MENU
Celina Peña, LMT | #MT-07293
Education— Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, 1000 hours Massage Therapy Program, 2005. Completed the yoga teacher training program at Providence Institute in 2006.
Modalities— Reiki, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot and Cold Stone Therapy, Chair Massage, Spa Treatments, and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Work.
Interests— Enjoys spending time with her family, reading, journaling, meditation, yoga, learning aromatherapy, and enjoying a good meal.
Goals— She continues learning new ways to improve her treatments, further her understanding of the mind/body connection and the powers that reside within all of us. Her main goal is simply to enjoy every present moment. In her treatments she puts her intention on providing a thorough healing treatment that is unique to the individual.TOP MENU
Celeste Rogers, LMT, ABMP | #MT-03651P
Education— M.A., Stress Management and Personal Growth Facilitation, Heartwood College of the Natural Healing Arts, 1986. Trager Certification, The Trager Institute, 1985. Massage Therapy Certification, Thomas School for Therapy Technicians (through the National Institute of Healing Arts), 1461 hours, 1981. B.A. in German, the Colorado College, 1974.
Modalities— My work can best be described as integrative. I draw upon a broad background in bodywork and the healing arts to create a session that is unique and effective. Each session is tailored to meet the client's specific needs and goals. Modalities used may include Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, lymphatic massage, Trager ® Psychophysical integration, trigger point therapy, hot and cold stone therapy, spa therapies, and energy work. My specialty is the Trager Approach.
Interests—I love playing and listening to music, hiking, being in nature, singing, hanging out with friends, traveling, giving and receiving bodywork, and exploring natural healing and spirituality. I'm an avid reader and especially enjoy mysteries and books about the Southwest.
Goals— My primary goal is to help promote world peace, one person at a time. I strive to continually learn new techniques to help myself and my clients release tension, pain and fear.
Other Employment— I provide live therapeutic harp music for dying patients and their families at Casa de la Luz Hospice. I also play at church and for memorial services and other special occasions, and am an advisor for the Music for Healing and Transition Program. I was a massage instructor at Apollo/Carrington College for the past nine years. She is currently teaching at Cortiva Institute.TOP MENU
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