Our Story

Samantha and Chandra met while working at a leading Seattle day spa. Friends at first sight, they envisioned a business based on what they themselves were looking for; nurturing, personalized affordable luxury in a serene and welcoming space. With the help of friends, family and a loyal client base, Nurture By Nature found it's perfect home in West Seattle's Morgan Junction neighborhood. Samantha and Chandra's love for and excellence in their respective fields of esthetics and massage can be felt in every aspect of their work. They feel much gratitude for being able to share their passion with the West Seattle community and beyond.

Samantha Valerio, Licensed Esthetician
Samantha graduated from the Gary Manuel AVEDA institute where she excelled in all areas. She worked in the health care field for 16 years and employs the same compassionate, detail-oriented approach with all of her clients. She is passionate about continuing education and staying current in her industry. Samantha holds post-graduate certifications in sugaring and lash extensions.




Chandra Travers, Massage & Reiki Practitioner
Chandra holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Allied Health Degree In Massage Therapy. Her approach blends the best of treatment work with nurturing spa-like extras and Reiki energetic healing. Chandra is the owner of Nurture Home & Hospital Massage, the only service of its kind in Washington state. Her Home & Hospital team contracts with Swedish Medical Center to provide therapeutic treatments hospital patients.



IN-House Wellness practitioners


Diane Larson, Reiki Master
Seattle City Reiki, 808-385-4661
Diane has devoted her life to the integrative field of Energy Medicine, treating a multitude of chronic and acute conditions. Since 2006 Diane has been assisting individuals to heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. You can find her at Nurture By Nature on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Morgan Sontag, MS
Break Free Therapy & Coaching, 206-940-6965
Morgan is a licensed psychotherapist, educator, trainer, catalyst, certified Hendricks relationship coach. Morgan offers a complimentary intro session to see if this is a good fit. Please bring your sense of humor! Morgan is at Nurture By Nature on Tuesday & Wednesday.


Nicole Martin, Reiki Master
New Moon Reiki, 206-612-2727
Nicole is a Certified Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui System of Natural Healing since 2010. Nicole brings Reiki into all that she does, helping people feel connected to their true-selves. Reiki provides a complementary therapy for anxiety, insomnia, or depression and can help those dealing with major life changes. Nicole is at Nurture By Nature Thursdays.


Anna Jannack, Art Therapist
Anna's Art & Healing
Anna is an artist, art therapist and a mental health counselor. Anna graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a Master in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Antioch University she specializes in working with children, adults and couples. Anna is at Nurture By Nature Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Marisa Trevino, Electrologist
Trevino Skin Care & Electrolysis, 206-852-8266
Marissa provides permanent hair removal one hair at a time, anywhere on the body.  She specializes working with transgender clients, especially those who are transitioning.  Marissa has a warm, personal approach that allows her clients to feel safe and comfortable in her care.  She offers free complimentary intro sessions and is at Nurture By Nature every other Sunday and Thursday.


Lauren Grosskopf,
 Lauren is a student of Reiki Master, Diane Larson of Seattle City Reiki.  She has been practicing Reiki since 2013.  In addition to her hands-on practice, Lauren offers distant Reiki treatments for people, animals, situations, places and homes.  Lauren feels very fortunate to be able to give and receive Reiki.  She has seen it help with headaches, decrease symptoms of PMS, illnesses, pain from injuries, and a general releasing of stress and anxiety.  Lauren is available on Sundays.