Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Therapist,
Co-owner of Cypress Beauty & Wellness
Elie Cole started off as a massage therapist in 1999. While she loved giving massages, she began to feel limited by how much she could help her clients. With back pain or neck pain, she could successfully use her massage skills, but when her clients started coming to her for things like digestive issues, depression, anxiety, or menstrual symptoms, she began referring her clients to an acupuncturist. Elie began to realize that she could become that acupuncturist herself and continue to help her clients. She is still a massage therapist, but is also a licensed acupuncturist, a board certified Chinese herbalist and a food therapist. She has owned Nourishing Medicine since 2007 and is now co-owner with Nancy Lisac, of Cypress Beauty & Wellness. Elie loves going to work every day!
Nancy opened Cypress Day Spa in 2004. A life long interest in holistic well-being and a 20 year career in the natural foods industry led to the manifestation of her dream to open a day spa that offers the best of traditional healing modalities as well as skin care treatments with the latest in proven technology. Her partnership with Elie Cole in 2010 opened the door to the actualization of a more complete wellness center. The recent move to a beautifully remodeled space right across the street has provided the opportunity to offer a wider selection of services as well as a classroom featuring workshops and seminars that support health and well-being.
Nancy specializes in non-invasive, age-defying facial treatments, Dadashie acne treatments and therapies that contribute to restoring and balancing the skin’s health. She also offers skin care products that combine the latest in effective ingredients without parabens, unnecessary perfumes and allergens. Comfortable waxing services are her specialty!
Anusuya is a Counselor, Coach, and Consultant specializing in Creativity. For over 30 years she has helped individuals, couples, and professionals, with what she calls, Awareness Training. Anusuya can help you further develop your talents, intuition, emotional intelligence, creativity, and communication skills so that you will experience more clarity, passion, and ease as you go about living the life you want. Some of the many modalities Anusuya incorporates into her sessions are: Process Oriented Psychology, Communication techniques (including Mediation, Negotiation, and NVC), Therapeutic Artwork, Mindfulness Practices, Earth Based Healing and Cherokee Medicine Wheel teachings.
A graduate of University of Western States in Portland, Dr. Elliott has been in practice for over 14 years. She has extensive training in full spine and extremity manual (“hands-on”) chiropractic techniques, as well as many lower force techniques, such as drop table and the Activator Method.
An avid gardener, Dr. Elliott happily calls Westmoreland home. “You will often find my family strolling through the neighborhood, browsing the farmers market, and exploring the many parks and great restaurants this area has to offer.”
Courtney combined her graduate education in Counseling with her passion for nutrition and wellness to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Her helping skills, love of guiding people towards their goals, and knowledge of holistic nutrition, are the perfect recipe for success with her clients. Courtney enjoys working with anyone who is ready to learn, motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes, and desires a deeper understanding of how their body’s health is connected to the foods they eat. A strong proponent of life balance, Courtney also enjoys time with her two young children and husband, practicing yoga, cooking, knitting, travel, and reading.
Someone told me after illness had taken me from one specialist to another, “Find the answer yourself!” So, I branched off from college teaching to health practices. Now, 30 years later, I work by the Qunem motto: Your body has a story to tell. If it’s a tale of woe, rewrite it!
My clients find restfulness in the comfort and joy of feeling in balance. I encourage clients to explore the depth of their body’s potentials and to learn about: Thomas Hanna’s Somatics, Milton Trager’s approach, Tuina, Shiatsu, JinShindo, sports massage, Thai Massage, Myofascial Release (MFR), athletics, yoga, t’aichi, Feldenkrais, Breema, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF, my personal favorite)… The names are many, but the objective is a body free from restrictions. I’m always told at the end of my sessions: What a difference this massage made!
Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist
Associate Acupuncturist at Nourishing Medicine
After sustaining a back injury that greatly restricted her movement, Danielle received acupuncture treatment and Qi Gong instruction, which proved to be a profoundly transformative process. Her back pain resolved, but the greatest change was in her discovery of the connection between her mind and body. Danielle’s specialties include women’s health, chronic pain, sports and auto injury, and support for the healing process around major life transitions, stress, trauma and PTSD.
Maile joined Cypress Beauty and Wellness in 2010 as a receptionist. Her desire to become a practitioner herself led her to the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program. Her love of food, holistic nutrition and helping others made this the perfect choice. Maile thoroughly enjoys working with men, women and children who want to improve their health and wellness through eating a nutrient dense whole foods diet. Maile is excited to be back at Cypress and when she’s not helping clients, she loves to spend time with her husband and two teenage boys and young daughter. Cooking, gardening, traveling and volunteering are some of her great passions.
Monica Psomas’ enthusiasm for health and beauty has led her to become a licensed massage therapist, licensed aesthetician and certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokenisis® instructor. She integrates yoga principles and Gyrotonic® in her personal and professional practice. From a young age Monica’s passion guided her to dedicate her life to learning, applying and sharing the universal wisdom of healing arts. Monica graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in 2009.
“The heart of my massage practice comes from a space of compassion and respect for each person, and their own unique journey towards wellbeing. The style of my massage consists of an overall relaxing experience integrating a variety of massage modalities such as Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu and deep tissue. I am very happy to be offering my services in the healing environment at Cypress Beauty & Wellness.”
One smile at a time, I have a passion for making this world a little better. As a receptionist at Cypress Beauty & Wellness I aide both practitioners and customers to help everyone have a better day and healthier lifestyle. I’m excited to work with such a diverse, effective and talented group of individuals.
Cypress houses a dynamic, talented group of people that practice within its walls, and I love being a part of that group. I also enjoy reaping the benefits of the wide variety of services that we offer here. It’s exciting being introduced to new techniques, disciplines, and modalities. As a student working toward a career in alternative medicine I couldn’t feel luckier to have this experience at Cypress.