About Our Team of Professionals.
Lana was born and grew up in Russia, St.Petersburg. After preliminary studies, she was accepted into the prestigious I. I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy (SPSMA) in 1989 and an M.D degree in 1995. In 1996 moved from Russia to Illinois. In 1998, she started working as a massage therapist, and in 2001 became NCBTMB (Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist) and a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). From August 2001, she was employed by one of the most luxurious spas in America, "The Peninsula Spa," where she worked until November 2005. In early December 2005, she opened her own business, "Authentic Massage Therapy," in Beach Park, Illinois. From June 2010 to June 2014, Lana traveled, worked, and studied in Russia, St.Petersburg, and Mexico, Puerto Vallarta. In April 2016, she was glad to open her company's doors, "Authentic Massage Therapy LLC, " where she is the owner and practitioner.
Borys is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). He offers treatments that integrate both manual therapy and body awareness. Borys obtained his M. D. degree at National Medical University, Ukraine, and has extensive professional experience in health, wellness, and the medical environment.
Borys is a well-rounded massage therapist who truly cares for his patients' well-being by combining his medical knowledge, massage skills, and physical strength.
Taria was born in California. She was eleven when her mother was injured in a terrible motor vehicle accident, and Taria became her caregiver. In 1984 family moved to Oregon. Taria continues helping her mother as the same caregiver while working in the hospitality industry. After graduating from Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville in 2006, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist and AMTA member. From 2006 to the present times, Taria worked with Chiropractors and Acupuncturists as a medical massage therapist.
Knowledge and understanding of the Mind, Body, and Spirit connection give her a wide variety of modalities to contribute to her patient's care. Whether an individual is recovering from an accident or trauma, suffering from chronic pain, or just looking for body awareness, continued health, and mobility.
Samara was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. After living in various towns in Montana, Washington, and California, she settled in Portland, Oregon, in 2018. She worked as a food servant in a retirement community before and during her education.
In Portland, she graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2021 with a focus on myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger points.
Samara highly values inclusivity and compassion in her patients' care.
Maggie was born and raised on the west coast of the U.S., spending most of her formative years in and around the Portland area. With a background in customer service work prior to attending massage school at East West College of the Healing Arts in2021, they were excited to continue their studies and be able to incorporate their passion for helping individuals, with their growing interest in health and preventative care.
Her specific interests and additional areas of education through the lens of massage therapy includes Thai massage, Craniosacral Therapy, pelvic work, and abdominal massage.
Maggie hopes to create a body-positive, educational, and trauma-informed practice, that is inclusive and collaborative in its approach.
Kelly is a recent graduate of East-West College of the Healing Arts and actively practices yoga as well as mindfulness modalities. Her approach to clients and massage is one of deep listening and discovering each client's unique preferences. She offers traditional modalities such as Swedish and deep tissue, myofascial release, and energetic practices to create an integrative approach that addresses body, mind, and spirit. You can expect a sincere focus on your well-being and an open-heartedness in your therapeutic connection.
Kelly leads each session with mindfulness to help you fully inhabit your body and bring you into greater awareness of physical sensations. After establishing this link, you determine the level of conversation or silence. Each session varies depending on your needs and preference. The entire spectrum of movement and conversation is welcome!
Our motto is "Quality over Quantity!"