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Meet Our Team
Melissa Rich - Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Instructor

Melissa Rich is the founder, owner and operator of A Rich Experience Massage & Wellness Spa and the Director of the Continuing Education Program. Melissa graduated in 2002 from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Melissa focuses on whole body health; treating each client uniquely based on his or her individual needs. Utilizing various massage techniques, Melissa's intention is to facilitate her clients in their journey to optimum health and well being. Weaving together a group of experienced and diverse wellness specialists, Melissa is excited to create a truly unique spa  experience!

Hollis Anderson - Licensed Massage Therapist, Instructor

Hollis has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997, and is a graduate of the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts. She believes there is a massage for every body and every body should not have the same massage. Hollis creates treatments that are specific and unique for each person and experience. From deep tissue, sports massage, injury rehabilitation to Thai massage, hot stone and cranial sacral therapy, a treatment from Hollis often is a blending many modalities. She is confident with many health concerns including people living with cancer, post surgical, cardiac issues, pre/post natal, and post accident treatments. 

Jillian Kaplan - Licensed Massage Therapist

Jillian graduated from the American Institute of Massage Therapy, in south Florida.  She moved to Tucson after 10 years of being a Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida to be with family and to experience what Tucson has to offer.  She believes in therapeutic massage, never giving the same massage twice, and striving to give the body what it needs. Jillian loves sports massage, shiatsu, deep tissue/structural,  reflexology, and so much more.  Other than massage, teaching people about their bodies and how they work is also a passion. Prevention of pain can be achieved!  

Juan Noriega - Licensed Massage Therapist

Juan Noriega is a skilled and caring practioner specializing in a wide variety of massage modailities including Deep Tissue/Sports Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Reflexology, Pre-Natal, and Hot Stone Massage. Juan is a graduate of the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, class of 2005. 

Chris Noriega - Licensed Massage Therapist

Chris Noriega graduated in 2012 from Cortiva's Extended Massage Therapy Program, after studying various massage modailities in China and Indian for several years. Chris is a skilled martial arts practitioner and is currently testing for his certification in nutrition, fitness, life stlye consulting and group fitness. Chris blends his extensive knowledge of the human body and wellness practices to create a unique healing experience. 

Charity McLean - Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from Northern California, Charity fell in love with the unique beauty of the Sonoran desert and the wonderful community-minded people of Tucson in 2008.  She left her Air Force career for a more fulfilling lifestyle, which she found in massage therapy. The owner and founder of a skincare line called Olive & Anise as well as a massage therapist, Charity is passionate about whole-body health and well being. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys everything from cycling to kayaking, but her most beloved outdoor activity is backpacking. Charity understands first-hand the kind of havoc these types of activities can wreak on your body and will design a treatment plan specifically for you. Her focus on integrative bodywork  and structural reorientation is of special benefit to those with sports-related injuries or chronic neck, back, leg, or hip pain.
Denise Steffen - Licensed Massage Therapist

Denise graduated from the 1,000 hour program at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000. While in school, Denise studied Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage. Following graduation, Denise continued her training through numerous continuing education seminars which included Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reiki, and Body Wraps. Denise's treatments include a combination of massage techniques and energy work to facilitate the body's ability to heal.

Julie Perkins - Licensed Massage Therapist

Julie graduated from the Desert Institute of Healing Arts in 2001. She previously graduated with a BA degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris where she majored in music and psychology. In addition, she graduated with an AAS degree from Western Wisconsin Technical College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Julie provides a variety of massage techniques and is mindful of the special needs of individuals who are medically complex. As a runner she also enjoys massaging clients with sports related injuries and concerns, but is equally comfortable providing massage for stress relief.

Tammy Patterson - Licensed Aesthetician

Tammy joins A Rich Experience from Oregon. She is extensively trained in professional skin care services, waxing, microdermabrasion, peels, body scrubs, wraps and contouring services. Bringing a fresh outlook on skin care and a healing touch, Tammy looks forward to rejuvanating your skin and relaxing your mind and body! 

Kim Hudson - Licensed Aesthetician

Kim is a Licensed Aesthetician, NovaLash Certified  Lash Extensionist and owner of "Ultimate SKin" located inside of A Rich Experience Massage & Wellness Spa. Kim's favorite adage is - "when you look better, you feel better!" Kim understands what your skin needs, and what you need. Kim provides professional skin care services, waxing, brow tinting, microdermabrasion, organic peels and NovaLash Extensions. She doesn't stop at basic certifications; she attends conferences regularly to stay current on the latest industry standards and developments in skin care. Most important, Kim's commitment is to take you from self-conscious to ravishing!

Gena DiPrinzio - Licensed Aesthetician

Gena DiPrinzio graduated from the Tucson College of Beauty in 2004 and offers professional skin care services including facials, chemical peels, waxing and body scrubs. Gena specializes in acne treatment and eyebrow shaping. Praciting out of A Rich Experience, Gena is successfully growing her private practice and hopes to have the opportunity to bring out your best today! 

Patrick Moore - Instructor

Patrick's love for science, nature, and spirituality has been apparent since childhood. He attended the legendary Brian Utting School of Massage from 1992-94 in Seattle, and has since completed over two thousand hours of continuing education in Cranio Sacral, Osteopathic Technique, Medical Massage, Healing Energy, and Therapeutic Relationship. He has published articles related to the Melting Muscles technique in Massage&Bodywork magazine and Massage Therapy Journal, has published numerous online articles and is working on an upcoming novel.

Sandra Anderson - Instructor

Sandra K. Anderson has a BA, and certification in massage therapy, shiatsu, and Thai massage. She has been a bodywork educator for 20, instructing at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and Cortiva in Tucson, AZ. Currently, in addition to seeing clients, Sandy creates and conducts continuing education workshops, and serves on the AMTA Arizona Chapter Board. She is author of The Practice of Shiatsu and co-author, with Patricia M. Holland, of Chair Massage and Communication & Ethics for Bodywork Practitioners, co-author, with Ann L. Mihina, of Natural Spa and Hydrotherapy, and co-author, with Jean'e L. Freeman of Career Longevity: The Bodywork Practitioner's Guide to Wellness & Body Mechanics. 

Shane Parker - Instructor

Shane Parker has over 1000 hours of massage therapy education and is a graduate and previous employee of The Providence Institute in Tucson, Arizona. Shane's mission as a massage therapist is to fulfill the needs and wants of his clients by combining creativity with a willingness to adjust the practice and approach as necessary. Shane has taken several continuing education courses including Heidi Wilson's Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Technique,Eric Dalton's MyoSkeletal Alignment Technique for Cervical and Lumbar dysfunction. He has studied Alexander Technique and David Morin's Medical Massage therapy for thoracic dysfunction. Shane looks forward to bringing his experience and education to A Rich Experience!

Stacy Enriquez - Instructor

Stacy Enriquez is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 1,000 hours of training from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts - Cortiva Institute. Some of her training includes Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point work therapy, sports massage, myofacial release, injury management and rehabilitation, lymphatic drainage, lymphedema protocol for cancer patients, pre/post natal massage, hot stones, body wraps and scrubs. Stacy is also an experienced doula and enjoys bringing her deep understanding of pregnancy and pre-natal massage technique to her fellow massage therapists.

Dr. Don Chatfield - Instructor

Dr. Don Chatfield graduated from the Fielding Graduate University with a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. His doctoral studies included research into human learning and motivation. He completed Hypnotherapy studies at the Wesland Institute. A certified hypnotherapist, he is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and is board certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Dr. Chatfield works with clients to identify old, ineffective habits and replace them with healthier patterns, bringing a perceptive and caring approach to his work.