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about

learn more about us and what to expect at your visit. Z-va wellness Spa is a retreat in the distinctive Willamette area of West Linn, Oregon.

The Z-Va Experience

More info coming soon! If you have any questions about your upcoming visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 503.305.7231. We look forward to seeing you!

our team

emily apilado

office manager

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Emily Apilado

I want our clients at Z-Va to feel welcome, and when they leave I want to see their stress gone and wellness in their face. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, bike riding, and gardening. 

3 must haves if stranded on an island: water, chapstick, lotion
On my bucket list: to visit Fiji!
Best advice I’ve heard: Don’t let someone else’s bad attitude determine your day
Proudest accomplishment: Becoming a mom
Favorite Quote: Don’t worry, be happy!

Tara Thorsrud

Admin

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Tara Thorsrud

I love getting to see the healing process. Seeing clients start to feel better and minimize pain over time makes me very happy. 

In my free time, I enjoy: Kayaking, working with my dogs, reading, going to museums
Favorite book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Her writing feels like connecting with an old friend.
Someone I’d love to meet: Mr. Rogers, to thank him for his kindness
On my bucket list: Going to Iceland
Best advice I’ve heard: You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want – S.E. Hinton

Lisa Sherwood

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Lisa Sherwood

I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and I utilize my expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, I have a collaborative approach to reaching the specific goals of my clients. I understand that regular maintenance massages can aid the body in both a healthier appearance and healthier immune system. I chose this type of work because I’m passionate about the maintenance of oneself and believe that massage therapy contributes to a person’s overall well-being for the mind, body, and spirit.

My massage services include: deep tissue, relaxation, pre-natal, motor vehicle accident, therapeutic
Time practicing & achievements: 12 years, academic achievement award
In my free time, I enjoy: grandkids, crocheting, and gardening
Someone I would love to meet: Joan of Arc, my heroine
On my bucket list: Go to Jamaica

Ramona Diprofio

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Ramona Diprofio

I have been a licensed massage therapist for over 12 years. I specialize in massage to help clients with fibromyalgia and chronic headaches and migraines. I want my clients to feel relaxed and comfortable. When they leave the spa I want them to feel that I actively listened to them and addressed their concerns and problem areas. I chose this type of work because I love helping others feel better, whether it is helping with injury recovery, conditions such as arthritis and headaches, or just providing an environment to help alleviate stress. 

Special certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist, Reflexology Certification, Cupping Certification
In my free time, I enjoy: Working in my garden and playing video games
On my bucket list: To visit my mother’s home country of Latvia
Favorite thing about living here: That we are so close to so many beautiful hiking destinations

vicki Jones

licensed Massage Therapist

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Vicki Jones

I’ve been practicing for 20 years. I’ve had the honor of working with clients of all backgrounds and abilities. This includes athletes, geriatric clients, oncology patients, MVAs, surgical recovery patients, and differently abled clients. My goal is for clients to feel relaxed and in less pain, and for them to feel a sense of renewal and positive change in their body.

Specialties: deep tissue, myofacial release, neuromuscular therapy, medical massage, accupressure, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, cupping, gua sha, pre-natal massage, hot & salt stone massage, integrative reflexology, oncology massage, geriatric massage, sports massage
3 must haves if stranded on an island: a good knife, a flint, and a really good book
Favorite things about living in this area: the great outdoors, the people in Portland
If I had a warning label, it would say: Don’t mistake empathy for weakness.

Ciera McGarry

Licensed Esthetician

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Ciera McGarry

I am very passionate about helping clients achieve their goals for their skin. I help clients with developing a proper home care routine, as I feel that is the most important part of taking care of your skin. I love working as an esthetician because I feel I can positively impact someone’s life by spending an hour with them and giving them that time to unwind, decompress, and feel good about doing something for themselves. My services include facials, microdermabrasion, high frequency treatments, waxing, brow shaping, and personalized skincare plans.

In my free time, I enjoy: spending time with my family and friends – they are so important to me!
Credentials & past experience: 2009 graduate of Phagans’ Beauty School. Studies of cosmetology included hair design and esthetics.