Our Team

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ellen K Geary

Ellen GearyEllen is a specialist in integrative holistic care. She has been serving the Anacortes community since 2001 and is the founder and director of lotus.

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 since 2001, 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.

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Catherine Dayhoff

Catherine Dayhoff
Catherine Dayhoff specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. Catherine completed her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and will complete her Doctoral degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in June 2015. Her current program that will specifically enhance her specialties of Women’s Health and Internal Medicine. She participates in post graduate studies with the highly respected neurology specialist, Dr. Lee-Chen Yr, Master Chinese Herbalist, Acupuncturist and author in Taipei, Taiwan.

Catherine utilizes both Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element theory, allowing her to treat both the physical and emotional aspect of health and well being. She has crafted a gentle approach to healing and offers dietary, nutritional and herbal advice based on East Asian Medical theory and diagnosis.

Catherine is passionate about her healing path and believes that Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine is a vital and integral part of our healthcare system today. She is committed to providing the highest quality care, utilizing East Asian Medical techniques and energetic medicine to restore, invigorate, balance and nourish the body deeply. She is successful in bringing her patients to optimal well-being.

Robert Seay

Robert Seay
Robert has been in practice and licensed as a massage therapist for nineteen years. He graduated from the Jupiter Hollow School of Massage in California. This school’s focus and style of massage comes from the Esalen Institute, giving his bodywork a foundation of nurturing contact, long integrated strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body. He studied the foundations of Ayurveda and the Marma pressure points while working with Dr. Helen Thomas and Dr. Vasant Lad in California. In 2000/2001, while traveling in India, he studied Dr. Upinda’s approach to the Marma pressure points. He received national certification at Denton Massage School, in Washington, which gave him a deeper understanding of human physiology from a western perspective.

Robert has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world and has had the opportunity to experience many different styles of bodywork. This experience has influenced his work deeply and allowed him to develop a massage experience that integrates mind, body, emotion and spirit.

Rosa Blair, MS, LMHCA

Rosa Blair

Rosa has her MS in Counseling (with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health) from Prescott College. Her clinical training was completed in Santa Fe, NM where she worked at Zephyrus of Santa Fe, an outpatient clinic dedicated to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. While in Santa Fe, she also worked with Scott Thomas, Ph.D. , a counselor of Lakota descent who specializes in abuse, addiction, gender, couple/family, and indigenous issues and Tewa Women United, a place and provides support for Native American women struggling with issues related to alcoholism, suicide, domestic and sexual violence, and cultural identity.

Rosa is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and trained and worked at Gerard’s House, a non-profit grief center dedicated to supporting children and families who have lost loved ones.

She has experience in art therapy, group therapy, movement therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy.

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