At lotus, we truly work as a team. We are always collaborating to insure that you get the best care possible and we are always working on ways to improve our services for you. Each of our practitioners has over a decade of experience specializing in preventive care.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Ellen completed her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001. She then traveled to China, where she continued her herbal training in a post-graduate medical residency at Chengdu University Hospital. In addition to her full time clinical practice, she has returned to Bastyr to assist in the training of acupuncture students in both clinical and academic roles and teaches herbal medicine throughout the country. She is the founder of PoppySwap.com a website designed to help herbalists get their products to market and Moxa NW, an organization that produces organic herbs for other acupuncturists.
Ellen currently serves as the executive chair of the Northwest Vipassana Meditation Center, is a certified Nutrition counselor and an enthusiastic climber and cyclist.
Serving Anacortes for ten years, Ellen works in close collaboration with a network of local providers and Island Hospital physicians. She has served as an integrative medicine and wellness consultant for Island Hospital for many years and participates in research and development focused on optimizing the health of our community. Her goal is to make lotus a resource for the best medical services available today and to build the best team possible to serve her patients individual needs.
Stacie Kaleel joined lotus in early 2011 and our patients have never been happier! Every patient seems to happily report “that’s the best massage I have ever had!” Stacie specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue massage and can release the muscles you never thought would relax!
Cathryn Bangs started her Massage career in 1998, after graduating from The Oregon School of Massage. Before becoming a massage therapist, she was worked as a gymnastic coach for 14 years. Massage offered her a deeper knowledge of the body through the study of structure and mechanics. In her body work, she focuses on myofascial and trigger point release, reflexology, and Thai Massage. Cathryn’s Thai Massage is an accumulation of gentle stretches and acupressure along the “meridians” used in Asian Medicine. The best way to describe the technique is that it feels like yoga being done for you! Thai Massage sessions are 1-2 hours long. Cathryn practices with gently compassion and humor and has a comforting and soothing touch.
Both of our body workers assist the acupuncturists by helping to find the “root of the problem” in the body and helping patients relax before an acupuncture session. Many patients love combining their treatment therapies by having a massage before or after their acupuncture treatment.
Amy Angelli has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2006 and joined Lotus in 2013. While she specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage and Reflexology, Amy has advanced skills in massage techniques such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Deep Circulatory Massage. Amy grew up on Whidbey Island, and has lived in Anacortes since 2010 with her husband and two children.