Meet The Willow Team
“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect… it is about being real, being humble, being strong and being able to share ourselves and touch the life of others.”
Nancy is our Spa Director and one of our licensed aestheticians. As our Spa Director, Nancy works hard so that your Willow experience runs smoothly and that you get the most enjoyment out of the services we offer. She is here to address any and all concerns you may have, as well as provide positive reinforcement of our Willow values. In addition, she is excited to share her skin care expertise with her clients. Nancy is a graduate of G Skin and Beauty Institute and her sessions provide a serene facial massage, ensuring her clients feel rejuvenated, pampered and thoroughly relaxed. Nancy also provides waxing services as well as dermaplaning, micro dermabrasion, and brow and lash tinting. Her services can target maturing skin as well as skin care for teens. She encourages a healthy lifestyle by sharing her vast product knowledge and skin care routines. Her techniques will leave her clients’ skin looking and feeling its very best. She welcomes the opportunity to meet with you today.
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
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Dianna is a deep tissue therapist who specializes in neck and shoulder rehabilitation. She likes to utilize trigger point in sessions to create a deeper release in the area being worked on.
“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.
“Here’s to love, here’s to peace. Solid ground beneath me”- The Amity Affliction
Embree graduated from the Cortiva Institute in March 2019. She specializes in Cranial-Sacral and Swedish massages. She loves helping people relax and making them feel brand new. One of her favorite services is a Cranial-Sacral massage with a cold stone face massage. Let the headaches melt away and let the relaxation set in!
“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.
“Let food by thy Medicine”~ Hippocrates
Adrian was born and raised in Arizona, currently residing in Mesa. He graduated from Arizona School of Integrative Studies in September 2018, earning his massage therapy license through their 800-hour program. Shortly after, he attended the award-winning Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, earning his Mind-Body Wellness Diploma and specializing in Holistic Nutrition, Health Coaching, and clinically certifying as a Hypnotherapy Practitioner. Adrian is in the business of self-love and care and is a big advocate for supporting and pushing the seasonal, organic, unprocessed, and local way of eating as opposed to the standard American Diet. Adrian wants to educate and bring awareness to all seeking change in the way they feel and think about themselves through nutrition, massage therapy, and clarity from subconscious mind
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.
“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!