Teachers & Staff

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Tom Clift, LMTInstructor/Program DirectorTom graduated from Myotherapy College of Utah in 1999. He has over 15 years of experienced in the Massage Therapy profession. Using energy work, injury rehabilitation, and mental awareness, he helped clients understand what is needed to overcome their health issues. Tom has been teaching massage students since 2002. His classes have included: Sports Massage, Swedish, Tuina, Injury Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, and
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Advanced Massage. In 2010 he opened The Healing Tree with the dream of bringing alternative and traditional medicine together under one roof. Tom continues to teach to advance the knowledge of massage therapists.
Reggie Zerkle, LMTInstructorGraduated from Massage School in 2009. Her experience includes working with a chiropractor, spa and many sporting events. Reggie has been teaching massage students since 2011 and her teaching experience includes: Thai Yoga, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal, Hydrotherapy, and Shiatsu. Reggie is also an Emotion Code Practitioner. She believes in giving the body what it needs to heal itself naturally.
Carleen Hall, LMTInstructorCarleen Mudge Graduated from massage school in 2008 from Nevada School of Massage Therapy. Carleen choose to focus on injury and therapeutic massage and was offered a job that moved her to Alaska for 8 years. There she worked with specialized Chiropractors, Physical Therapist, and Doctors to help in post and pre surgeries, breaks and tears in bones and tissues, she also has worked extensively with headaches, migraines, and neck injuries. Carleen realizes that the body has an incredible ability to heal itself and chooses to assist the body on its way. She also does Crania Sacral work and loves to use energy work into her sessions to help in the healing process. Carleen does mostly deep tissue and some trigger point therapy, but also enjoys giving a Swedish or Lymph massage for a nice relaxing therapeutic session. She enjoys her work and hopes to help every client that comes through the door.
Neil Logan, DCNeil Logan was born August 3, 1953, in San Diego, California where he was raised as the third of eight siblings. He was active in Scouts and church activities. He received his Eagle Scout Award when he was 14 and served a two-year mission for his church in Peru at the age of 19. He has been married for 39 years and is the father of 10 children and is a grandfather of many. Dr. Logan graduated
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from Grossmont Community College and San Diego State University with honors. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri, with honors in 1984. He has received certification in Acupuncture and Thermography. He is also a certified Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury Specialist. He has post graduate education in Whiplash Associated Disorders, Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, Extremity Adjusting Techniques, Orthotic Training, and Rehabilitation. He has been a Chiropractic Physician for over 30 years. Dr. Logan’s is known for his gentle, non-aggressive treatment of his patients. He is skilled at adapting his methods to best meet the needs of each patient. He has extensive experience in treating babies, children, and expectant mothers. He understands the pain and trauma of those who have been in accidents and is dedicated to helping then find relief and the best healing possible. Dr. Neil Logan is a relaxed, caring, and knowledgeable man who delights in building life-long friendships with his patients based on mutual respect and easy laughter.
Brittani Dowse, ND, LAcDr. Brittani Dowse ND, LAc., is a Naturopathic Physician (Oregon and Utah) and Licensed Acupuncturist (Utah). Dr. Dowse treats her clients with a combination of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine that may include any of the following treatment modalities: acupuncture or acupressure, moxibustion, cupping therapy, custom herbal or supplement evaluations, nutritional assessments and plans, other physical medicine and assessments, and other physical diagnostic examinations. She has recently transitioned from Portland, Oregon, to join her family in Cedar City. While practicing in Oregon, she always maintained a private practice in Portland while also working as a Naturopathic Physician at First In Health, Inc., where she had the opportunity to perform thousands of DOT/CDL driver medical examinations (and still remains FMCSA registered)(2009-2016), and for Cascade Acupuncture Center, a fast-paced and high-volume clinic in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, and Stevenson, Washington (2012-2016). Dr. Dowse received her Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Master’s degree in the Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree from The National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR (www.nunm.edu) in 2009. She maintains medical licenses in both Oregon and Utah.
Valora Barlow, LMT, Detoxification Specialist and Board Certified Traditional NaturopathInstructorValora has always been interested in alternative healing from tinctures, teas and essential oils to tuning forks. She has been helping people get out of pain since starting massage in 2010 and has recently completed training with Dr Hollist and Dr Nuzum (from the Truth about Cancer series). Valora is passionate about Detox, has read all of Bernard Jensen’s books and has studied with the famous Dr. Robert Morse and currently offers a 10 day cleanse that has fabulous results.
Lily Zerkleholds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Sciences and has taught extensive classes in Alternative Health Modalities for over 15 years. She is an Internationally Certified Aroma-therapist & Reflexologist. She has a working knowledge of Crystal Healing and Freedom Awareness Counseling & Reiki. She has an education in Herbs, Iridology, Homeopathy & Kinesiology. A Traditional Midwife & an ICEA Doula of over 35 years, Lily has dedicated her life to educating people about health & the way the body works naturally. She is the mother of 8 living children & 38 grandchildren.
Lara Bridges, LMTOffice ManagerLara has a bachelor degree from The University of Idaho. She is the Office Manager who works with the Massage Therapists, Students and a Chiropractor at the Healing Tree Massage School. Lara knows the many benefits to massage and chiropractic care and is committed to helping everyone get the best service.