Meet the Nearing Total Health Team

Jessie Nearing, Owner of Nearing Total Health and Licensed Massage Practitioner

Jessie Nearing, Owner of Nearing Total Health

Jessie Nearing, Licensed Massage Practitioner

Jessie Nearing has had a dream to open a full service Health and Wellness Center since she began her practice back in 2005. Many thanks to lots of support from friends, family, and loyal enthusiastic clients have made this all possible.

Jessie began practicing Massage Therapy in 2005 in Olympia, WA. A graduate of Body Mechanics in 2005 and worked in a couple of different Chiropractic Offices and learned to work with many different clients and their specific needs. Working in Chiropractic Clinics Jessie found that clients with injury treatment from accidents is truly her love and what she feels she most excels at. Jessie herself has had an injury that she feels has helped her to fully understand the client’s needs and treats them with treatment she has personally experienced and received many benefits from.

Jessie works with clients ranging from seven years old to eighty years old and has found that no matter the age, we all benefit from Massage Therapy. Jessie has many different modalities of massage that she practices including: injury treatment, Swedish Massage, Trigger point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Manual Therapy, Relaxation, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Intra Oral Massage (in the mouth), and stretching techniques. She accepts most major Insurance Companies including Regence and also works a lot with L & I Claims and PIP Claims through auto insurance companies with auto accidents.

In 2013, Jessie graduated from a Nutritional Program making her a Certified Practitioner of Nutrition. She felt that now she can help her clients physical and internally making a complete impact on her clients to heal and improve their entire body.
Jessie is honest, loyal, trustworthy, compassionate, and hard working and gives her word that you will only receive the upmost Therapy in her care.

To make an appointment with Jessie, call our office at (360) 972-2524. 


Dr. Brook Schales, Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Massage Practitioner

Dr. Brook Schales is a licensed naturopathic physician and primary care provider. She attended medical school at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon. There, she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Obstetrics Certificate. She practices general family medicine with an emphasis on women’s health, pediatrics, adrenal and thyroid health, and injury treatment.

Dr. Schales completed a prestigious clinical mentorship in gynecology, adrenal and hormone regulation, and comprehensive thyroid care alongside a classical Chinese medicine mentorship that focused on women’s health and pediatrics. Additionally, she was selected for a rigorous one–year obstetrics internship in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, naturopathic obstetrics, postpartum care, and pediatrics. Before attending NCNM, she graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in biopsychology. She received her massage therapy degree from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, Washington where she concentrated on Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal, and Injury Treatment massage as well as Reiki and Aromatherapy.

Dr. Schales is committed to providing an integrative approach to primary care medicine and believes in collaborating with other health care providers to achieve the best patient care. She combines information from current scientific research and medical journals with naturopathic philosophies to help create a positive impact on health, both for the individual and for the community. Her ultimate goal is to work to uncover the underlying cause of illness, rather than simply eliminate the symptoms. She uses a wealth of modalities in her treatments that include nutritional and lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, and conventional pharmaceuticals.

To make an appointment with Dr. Schales, visit her website or call 360-524-3720. Find out more about Naturopathic Medicine at Nearing Total Health.


Jamie Doughty, ND Naturopathic Consultation, Colon Hydrotherapy, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy

 Dr. Doughty joins Nearing Total Health July 5th, 2017 and will be offering colon hydrotherapy and other specialties!

I offer Naturopathic medical evaluations, diagnostic primary and adjunct patient care. I utilize thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormone analysis, digestive stool health evaluation and functional nutritional testing. I am up to date on the latest scientific research and incorporate this evidence into my treatments.

My work serves anyone who is seeking to optimize health and wellness. I support clients who are navigating any of a wide range of health conditions such as heart disease, endocrine disorders, hormone balancing, gastrointestinal dysfunction and detoxification. I enjoy treating individuals as well as whole families. It is my passion to help my patients lead a healthier life through education, passion and service. Listen and the body will answer our questions!

I was born and raised in Canada and spent my early adult years traveling throughout North America before settling in the Pacific Northwest. I graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2009. I love the outdoors and have always been drawn to the mystery and beauty of nature. I am passionate about encouraging the inherent ability to heal. I have personally experienced the profound changes and healing that arise from herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine and food that nourishes body, mind and soul. Naturopathic medicine has helped me to get strong and healthy enough to become an avid runner and accomplished marathoner.

I also serve as the Tummy Temple’s Medical Director. I care deeply about your experience within our interdisciplinary center. It is my goal to assure the high quality standard of our ND medical staff and therapists through implementation of protocols, training, mentoring, quality assurance and oversight for care and services provided.

I launched the Tummy Temple Virtual Clinic to provide better access to individualized Naturopathic care through remote consultations that support your achievement of a long, healthy, vibrant and fulfilling life!


Naturopathic Physician with IV certification –WA, NT60258519-2009
Colon Hydrotherapy Training , Kristi Zimmer-2016
Certificate in Natural Childbirth and Midwifery -2009
Certificate in Classical Homeopathy -2009
Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology -2002
Functional Medicine Assessment –Ongoing


Nedra Goedery, Colon Hydrotherapy

As a colon hydrotherapist and an energy healer, I can see a person from the inside to the outside.  This view of people is a reflection of my own journey to health which has led me steadily in the direction of The Tummy Temple.  In the warm, safe atmosphere of the Temple, I like to offer information about digestion and colon function while providing self-help guidance.  My way is to give the client the tools for health and the support they need along their path.  For those who are inclined, energy field cleansing works very similarly.  As blockages are discovered and flow is restored, vitality returns providing energy for change.  I have offered both types of health treatment at The Portal in Hawaii for 7+ years, after training for colon hydrotherapy at Tummy Temple in 2003.  Hawaii taught me ‘ho oponopono’ which means ‘making wrong right’ without blame, shame, or guilt.  This embodies the spirit of my work.  I spent most of my life feeling like what went on in my body was happening to me rather than being a product of my own thoughts, feeling and actions.  I was always bloated and had chronic diarrhea from childhood.  Even pictures of me as a two year-old child showed a big stomach, out of proportion to my otherwise lean body, so I assumed it was just my lot in life.  In my mid-40’s, I chanced across a booklet about colon cleansing and thought it sounded like it might help me.  I didn’t know a soul who had experience with it, so I picked someone from the phone book and got my first colonic.  To say I was nervous would be an understatement.  With lifelong diarrhea, my bum was tender!  And the place I went was no Tummy Temple!  I was lectured and made to feel responsible for my problems.  Despite that, the colonic made my gut feel better than it ever had.  The gas was gone for a while and I finally knew what it felt to be empty!  I picked another place for the next colonic, and then another for the next one, until I came to Kristi.  Kristi gave me many colonics over years, sharing her gentle but strong way and most importantly, her view of one’s body as a temple.  I grew to feel responsible for my health, without being made guilty for how I had been taking care of it before.  She gave me the tools for change and turned on the lights.  It was my job to go there, with her kind support.  It changed my life!  As I felt better, I had more energy to make constructive changes to my diet and lifestyle.  No, I haven’t become perfect, but when I’m reckless with my diet or lifestyle, I don’t waste energy feeling guilty and I find my way back with nonjudgmental help and a colonic or two.  Getting clear and functional inside my body raised my vibration, which is reflected in my energy field.  Just as the condition of the colon reflects the overall health condition of a person, so does the condition of their energy field.  One’s aura and chakra’s reflect what is strong, stuck or damaged in a person and provide access to facilitate change.  Much like colonics or any other kind of bodywork or even counseling, the person must want to make changes and participate in the change.  Both therapies are focused on removing blocks and re-establishing flow, then it is your job to make changes to keep that flow.  I act as a warm, kind, nonjudgmental coach.  I especially enjoy curious or nervous newbies for whom I can be a wealth of information and a sage place for questions.  I also appreciate the experienced client who knows what they want and seeks a colon therapist who will isten to their requests.  For those interested in combining these types of work, I suggest booking two sessions for a relaxing, rejuvenating inner and outer treatment.

Call to schedule today! 206-729-6211


Dr. Kevin Moreland, Chiropractor

Dr. Moreland graduated from Indiana University in 1976 having majored in biological sciences and minored in comparative religious studies.  He graduated from Pasadena College of Chiropractor in Pasadena, California in 1982 and has been a licensed chiropractor in Washington state since 1983.  Using an applied kinesiology oriented approach, he treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, auto accident recovery, and on the job injuries utilizing manipulative therapies of the spine and extremities as well as cranial work.  He is a Washington State Labor and Industries provider as well as a provider for most insurance companies.  After practicing on Capital Hill and the University District of Seattle for 34 years he has moved to Ashford near Mt. Rainier National Park and is excited about practicing in a multidisciplinary center in Lacey where the parking is free for everyone.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Moreland today @206-322-9355



Jonah Joldersma, EAMP

Jonah has been a licensed acupuncturist in Washington State since 2001. He received his Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 2001.  He also trained as an RN and believes in integrated medicine as it offers the best possibility for optimal health.  Jonah specializes in musculoskeltal pain and detoxification treatments.  Jonah utilizes the complete model of Traditional Chinese Medicine for diagnosis and treatment which involves breathing exercises, nutritional counselling, massage, herbology, acupuncture, and heat therapy.

Schedule an acupuncture appointment with Jonah now by calling our office at (360) 972-2524.


Lori Drayson, MS LMP Ch

Lori Drayson at NTHLori is a renowned Holistic Therapist and Healthcare Professional with roots from New York City and over 15 years experience.She Is a Graduate of The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and is Nationally Certified.

She offers a multitude of Massage and Bodywork modalities which Iinclude Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Sound Vibrational Healing Therapy, Crystal Healing Therapy, Reiki & Soma Pi (Energy healing).

Lori’s mission is to be of the highest healing service to all whose lives she meets and ,customizes each session according to her client’s needs. In addition to The Swedish Institute, Lori is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (Gemologist), The Crystal Academy of Advanced Healing Arts, Acutonics, Reiki Master and Soma Pi.

Find out more about Massage Therapy at Nearing Total Health.

Schedule a massage with Lori now by calling our office at (360) 972-2524


Stacie Edwards, Licensed Massage Practitioner

Stacie Edwards at Nearing Total HealthStacie is the owner of Essential Bodywork and has been part of the Nearing Total Health team since April 2016.  Stacie is passionate about treating the whole person and committed to helping her clients make healthy choices that impact their lives.  Stacie’s approach to treatment considers the whole person and not just pathology.  Stacie is a Tensegrity Medicine Specialist.  This approach considers the body as a dynamic three-dimensional tensile structure through the fascial system (the connective tissue surrounding our muscles).  Stacie uses gentle and quick assessments to determine where fascial imbalances are.  It is common for this approach to address issues for clients when other soft tissue approaches have fallen short.  Often a site of pain at the shoulder or knee, is connected to a fascial imbalance somewhere else in the body.

From relaxation massage to a structured recovery session, Stacie’s work consists of various techniques that create more give in the structure, restoring fascial balance.  These include Bowenwork, Ligament Stimulation, Structured Massage, Myofascial Release, Lomi Lomi, Stretching, and Movement Education.

Every client is different and presents uniquely in each session.  The assessment helps determine what the client needs from moment to moment.  This creates an individualized session every time.  Through this approach Stacie is able to meet clients in all stages of their lives.  She works with clients in chronic pain, active lifestyles, injury and trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, and a variety of diagnosis.

Stacie is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Sociology, a Tensegrity Medicine Specialist, a Registered Bowenwork Practioner, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.

You can learn more about Stacie at


Jill Miller, Skin Care Specialist

Jill Miller Skin Care

​Esthetician, Jill Miller, has been in business since January of 2000. During her career, she has developed a successful approach to skin health that includes home care recommendations and in clinic treatments. Her goal is to customize her facials to meet each client’s concerns, skin type and skin conditions. She has chosen to use and recommend epicuren discover performance skin care products because of their environmentally conscious and cruelty free development practices and results based ingredients. Jill stays current in this ever-evolving field by attending frequent continuing education courses offered in the region. For more information, visit:





Vena Villanueva, Yoga Instructor

I have never considered myself an athlete, but have been physically active my whole life. I was introduced to yoga through Rodney Yee’s “Yoga for Strength” video in 1999 while trying to lose the baby weight and get into shape after the birth of my 3rd child; ok, she was 2 at the time, but the weight hadn’t quite come off! I found that yoga was meant for me, and I, for yoga. It was challenging and relaxing at the same time as, both for my body, mind, spirit.  Teaching yoga was the furthest thing from my mind, but when my yoga teacher moved, the class begged me to be their teacher. Because of the belief of my teacher and the class in me, I have found a path which has enriched me more than I can say. I started teaching in 2008 and love that I can help people of all abilities benefit from the practice. Being injured in a car accident in 2014 has changed my personal practice and how I relate and help my private clients and students. Recently I have obtained my “YogaFit for Warriors” certification which focuses on healing the body and mind from trauma. Yoga is a lifelong practice and every day is a day to let go of judgment and expectations as well as choosing to live in the present moment.  I am the proud mother of 3 children; I have been blessed to be able to home school them all through high school. I have a wonderful partner and we love to travel together. Besides yoga, I am also a licensed esthetician, owing my own business and a master instructor in esthetics, teaching a few days a week.


Kayla Shelton, Office Assistant

Kayla Shelton is the Nearing Total Health office assistant and you can find her at the front desk Monday through Thursday from 10am-5pm and Fridays from 10am-6pm. Kayla will be joining the Nearing Total Health staff as a Licensed Massage Therapist by June of 2018. She is currently enrolled in Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage in Tumwater, WA. Kayla recently moved to Rainier, WA from Ocean Shores, WA to begin her schooling and practice. She truly loves working with and helping people and has always known since a young age that it is her destiny to do so. Kayla is completely overjoyed to be learning everything about the clinic and to begin healing. She looks forward to working with and seeing all of you!







NW Buti Staff- Tiffany Horton, Rachel Bamer, and Kate Tallet- Buti Yoga and Hot Core Instructors

 Tiffany Horton-

When I was younger I was in dance and I loved it.  As an adult, I exercise because I know it is healthy, but never found anything that stuck.  After countless uninspired, mind-numbing workouts, I found Buti. Reflecting back, what I loved so much about dance was having fun with friends, listening to music, and choreographing dance routines, which has been my same experience as teaching and practicing Buti Yoga.
This practice has not only re-kindled my passion for music and dance and toned my body, but it positively affects every aspect of my life.  I am learning to be strong yet gentle, find my voice, let go of negativity, find balance in my busy life, and be open to change.  In addition to teaching, I work full-time, am married, and I am mother to an adorable, sweet little boy. I obtained my certification in Buti Yoga in June 2015 and have been teaching ever since.  As your instructor, my goal is to keep classes fun, inspiring, and diverse.  Make time for yourself, show yourself a little love, join the tribe, and meet me on the mat.  You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. To view available classes, visit our Classes Calendar.

Rachel Bamer-

I have been practicing Buti Yoga for 2 years.  I am very passionate about HotCore because I believe it is the perfect foundation for Buti Yoga.  HotCore classes give you strength and endurance to master a 60-minute Buti class.  I wanted to share my passion for this practice which led me to obtain my HotCore certification in November 2016.  I have a background as a dancer, and experience choreographing and instructing dance. ​I am a wife and mother of three.  I strive for a whole foods diet and feeding my family from our beautiful garden and meat caught by my husband.

Chelsi Dailey-

I am the NW Buti promoter, social media coordinator, and contact for all NW Buti questions!  My goal as the business administrator is to keep you inspired, informed, and feeling welcome every time you come to class. ​

You can also find me at the front desk of Nearing Total Health to answer all your wellness and detox questions!

 In addition, I homeschool my three children, manage the household, and am the primary caretaker for my special needs son– performing a variety of therapy modalities and administering medications. ​

Kate Tallet-

I am a Mama, Massage Therapist, Esthetician, certified Buti Yoga and HotCore Instructor, and RYT certified.  I started my Buti Yoga path in 2015 — gaining Buti Yoga Levels 1-2, Hot Buti, and RYT through Creator and Founder Bizzie Gold. BUTI is Love, Bliss, Magic. I love everything about this practice. It is so deep in my heart; not only for me, but I see how it affects other women as they fall deeply into themselves. I love the community it creates through embracing and encouraging without judgment. And I love the healing benefits of the body, mind, and spirit. It works, it challenges, and it’s magic. I am a fire girl — sun lover, warm weather, fire within girl — I love keeping my classes challenging and sweaty, yet deep and yummy. I’m also a form junkie and at the same time keep it wild and fun.  Come meet me on the mat and let’s ignite some sparks!

Learn more about Buti Yoga!