Meet The Willow Team
Samantha is an Arizona native and graduated from the Studio Academy of Beauty in 2018. Samantha is trained in European facial massage, speed body waxing, dermaplaning, and so much more! Book your appointment with Sam today and be ready to see younger, brighter, blemish-free skin!
Mao moved to Arizona in 2019. She loves the scenery and winter here. In 2020, she graduated from Avalon School of Cosmetology. She is certified in dermaplaning, which is one of her favorite services, aside from waxing and facials. She is excited to start her Esti journey with Willow and look forward to being a part of the Willow experience.
Mao is an important part of the Front Desk Team and loves the extra time she gets with clients. Her passion and care can be seen and felt at the front desk by how she cares for the members and clients. She loves customer service and making everyone smile.
Licensed Massage Therapists
“You must face your demons before you may play with your angels.”
Francisco (Chico) graduated from ASMT and specializes in sports, deep tissue, Cranial Sacral, and relaxation massage. His favorite focus areas are neck, shoulders, and hips with stretches. He takes pride in what he does because he loves his career. Taking care of others has always been his joy in life so one body at a time, he hopes to help as many people as he can, just like Superman!
“Change is not something you should fear. Rather it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” ~ Anonymous
Stephanie has been practicing Massage Therapy since February 2012 and has been with Willow since fall of 2014. With her unique style, Stephanie specializes in a handful of different modalities to perform a therapeutic massage for her clients. Creating an agenda with your requested needs, she knows no two services are ever alike.
Lucky enough for us here at Willow, she also performs the Young Living essential oil treatment Raindrop. Helping with deeper relaxation and Detox, the use of specific massage techniques down the spine help the essential oils go deeper into the body, creating a sympathetic response for the body to receive the best massage possible.
Also active outside of work, Stephanie enjoys yoga, AZ hiking, out of state travels, and home-made meals.
“Your mind is a reservoir of potential; your heart an ocean of strength; your soul a well of talents; and your body a vessel of power.” ~ Matahona Dhliwayo
Sarah graduated from Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016, beginning her career working with preconception, prenatal, and postpartum clients. Sarah’s focus in school was injury rehabilitation and women’s health. Sarah’s massage philosophy is when people feel more connected to their bodies, they are able to live more connected lives.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion”~ Simon Sinek
Hannah graduated from the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in May of 2018. Her favorite modalities are deep tissue and pre-natal massage, though she always enjoys learning new techniques and applying them to her routine to create a unique session for all of her clients. Growing up, she was inspired by her father who was a massage therapist, so she has a lot of love for what she does. In addition to working in our spa, Hannah also spends time with clients at Quail Park and Eternal Spring Retirement Communities here in Gilbert.
Ambrosia Myst Jones attended the Southwest Institute of Hearing Arts from 2018 – 2019, acquiring her massage license in October of 2019. She joined the Willow Massage team in November. She specializes in upper body thoracic outlet release, Swedish Sedona massage, and prenatal. She plans to continue her education and get a reflexology certification within the next few years.
Jasmine graduated from the South West Institute of Healing Arts in September 2020. She worked at a chiropractic office while she was a massage student and specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, sports massage, and trigger point therapies. She also has a wide range of light pressure techniques such as lymphatic drainage. Jasmine is early in her career but has experienced working with clients with Parkinson’s Disease, cancer survivors and elderly clients. Though she was taught traditional therapeutic studies, she is open to doing energetic work and is beginning reiki.
Nicholas was born and raised in Arizona. Nicholas is unique in that he performs both facials and massages! He studied massage therapy at the East Valley Technical Institute of Technology and aesthetics at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. Growing up, Nicholas always knew he had a passion and gift for skincare and healing the body naturally. He uses many different styles of massage: Swedish, trigger point, and stretching. His passion for skincare all started because of his own skincare journey; he knows how skin issues can really interfere with how you live your life and he hopes to help everyone feel comfortable in their own skin, to live life to the fullest every day.
Michele has been a therapist for 15 years. She specializes in rehabilitative techniques, blended with relaxation. Michele creates a safe, sacred space to facilitate healing for your mind, body, and soul. Michele also provides full body hot stone massages which will leave you blissfully, deeply relaxed.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
Monique is originally from Virginia but moved to Arizona her junior year of high school. She truly loves to work in customer service! It makes her happy to know that she can help in any way to take care of someone else. Monique is looking forward to growing with the Willow family!
“Be afraid and do it anyway”
Kaitlyn is a California native who moved to Arizona in 2017 and is currently a student at Arizona State University. She looks forward to working with all of the amazing Willow clients and making sure their Willow experience is great!
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it” ~ Henry Ford
Kendall is a Front Desk Coordinator. She was born in California but moved to Arizona when she was 2 years old. She is planning on going to esthetics/laser school in 2021 as esthetics has been something she has enjoyed and been very interested in since she was 11 years old. She enjoys greeting clients and making sure they have a positive and relaxing experience at Willow.