Meet The Team

Lauren (Lucia) Rehorst / BS, LMT, LAc, MSOM

Hello and Welcome!
My first interests in natural health came from my mother (a Registered Nurse), my aunt (a Licensed Massage Therapist), and most importantly from my years as a Certified Veterinary Technician at a holistic animal hospital where we successfully treated scores of beloved pets with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. 

I started this practice in 2011 with the motivation of helping people have an easier time at life.  Isn't that what its all about?  I'm honored that our therapists and I are able to effect areas of health that aren't well-addressed in the mainstream medical model.  We can help you course-correct minor to medium health issues before they become something more substantial, needing the intervention of a medical doctor.

And if you're already under the supervision of an expert medical team, our complimentary treatment modalities play a synergistically supportive role in keeping you functioning opitimally.

What Lauren does for fun:
-  Cooking and enjoying food

-  Bodybuilding
- Spending quality outdoor time with her family: husband Jon, dogs Shadow and Archie, and horse Ranger
-  Continuing to learn about how to better help you!

Bachelor of Science in Geology (University of New Orleans - 2002)

Diploma in Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork Therapy (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago - 2011)

Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Certified Practitioner and Instructor of Asian Bodywork Therapy by the American Organization for the Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - 2017)

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - 2017)

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Board Certified Diplomat of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

My massage style is characterized by stretching and pressing, influenced by the Barnes Method of Myofascial Release, Thai and Chinese medical massage, trigger point work, and deep tissue.

Aimee Wood / LMT

With a nurturing heart and a problem solving nature, Aimee is very versatile. Providing you with a customized massage is her goal. She offers an extensive postural assessment to help correct postural imbalances and decrease any discomfort. She treats the whole body in a professional caring manner.

Aimee is WI licensed and Nationally Board Certified. She graduated from Lakeside School of Massage in 2006, and has a 20+ years background in health care. She also taught massage at Lakeside School of Massage for 3 years, until they closed in 2011. Aimee is proficient in several massage modalities and will develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your individual goals.

In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dog and kiddo. She also loves to swim, read, and cook.

Jason Cooper / LMT

Jason was born and raised in Wisconsin, and I have been living in the greater Milwaukee area since 2009.

I graduated from Lakeside school of Massage Therapy in 2010. I got into this profession because I like working with my hands and helping people. I also like the fact that every person's needs are different and so every approach to their therapy is unique.  I mostly specialize in Deep Tissue therapy. 

My favorite type of client is one who is wanting to learn more about the human body and certain things they should be doing on a daily basis to help with their chronic issues.
In my free time I like to play my bass guitar (novice at best) I also like to fish when I'm back in central WI.

Jessica Rivera / LMT

Hello, my name is Jessica. I am a massage therapist from Chicago. I graduated from The Soma Institute. I became a massage therapist because I have a passion for body mechanics and how we can help improve and promote general wellness. I enjoy deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. I can't wait to work with you!BIO COMING SOON!

Savannah Baun / LMT, MA

Savannah attended The Institute of Beauty & Wellness, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  She strives to reduce stress and promote a healthy well-being through the application of massage.  

“After finishing my massage therapy program, I practiced massage in various clinical settings for Oncology patients.  I have continued to work in health care for 4+ years, I love meeting and interacting with people.  I enjoy deep tissue work, as well as using a relaxing touch, while often introducing passive range of motion techniques. 

My goal is to make sure your experience is built on trust, individuality and wellness.” 

What Savanna does for Fun!

- Being outside
- Painting
- Watching Gordon Ramsey shows
- Playing with her Rottweiler, Bowser

PJ Vang / LMT

Hello! I’m PJ.

I received my license at The Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in 2016 and have been a practicing massage therapist since. I like to describe my massage as a calming therapeutic style because I believe in homeostasis of the body.

I got into massage because I always had an interest in how bodies work and how resilient they can be. At first, becoming a physical therapist was at the top of my list, but after careful consideration and a pros and cons list later, I decided that my next move would be to become a massage therapist. Little did I know, I would come to love and appreciate my craft as a perfect profession for myself.

I love to help my clients realize the full potential in their body and how wonderful their innate healing abilities can be in regards to post-injury self care.

Techniques that I utilize in my sessions:
- Myofascial release
- Sports massage
- Deep tissue
- Light Swedish massage

Lara Patterson / LAc

"Hello! I’m Lara Patterson. I studied Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine (where Lauren Rehorst and I met and worked together). I am excited to join the team at Live Oak Health, serving to help you to realize your health goals and improve your quality of life. I look forward to meeting you!

In addition to practicing acupuncture, I teach middle school Health, and enjoy working with patients interested in optimal nutrition. The body’s ability to heal itself is truly amazing, especially with gentle assistance from acupuncture and body work to help it rebalance. I find it especially gratifying to be able to help athletes return to their sports and assist people in reducing their pain and stress."

Lara has lived in Racine for eight years, after having lived in the Madison area for 14. She enjoys teaching skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and working and playing outside in the summers, all with her husband Paul and 4 adult children.

Mario Fears / LMT

Milwaukee born and raised but with gathered experiences of other cities and cultures on Earth.  I've been practicing 14 years with a therapeutic and healing mind in my approach to massage.  

"You may not fall asleep during the session, but you'll relax once the work is finished."  I've been called an anomaly in practice... "nothing like I've ever experienced before."  "The therapist for the therapist". 

I enjoy lending a hand in the recovery and or bringing relief from unexpected injuries and muscle pain gained in life over time.  Creating an experience of wellness with nurturing intent for the spirit, mind, and body during your service for the journey ahead.

Tori Pierce / LMT

Hi, I’m Tori! I have always loved working with my hands. What started out as a love for the arts, has transitioned into a passion for the art of bodywork. I am inspired by the healing capacity of therapeutic touch, and its’ unique ability to facilitate release. I truly love providing people with a safe, calm environment to relax and let go. 
Working with my clients to achieve specific goals, and providing personalized care that leaves you feeling better than when you first came in is my mission. I am trained in the following modalities: 

Deep Tissue 
Tui Na 
Gua Sha 
Hot Stones 
Myofascial Release techniques 

Kimberlee Talbott / Practice Manager

Hello! I was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Wisconsin about 18 years ago. Since then, I have two well-educated, successful children who are my world. Working with people has always been a passion of mine. Whether it has been in an office setting or otherwise, I love helping others solve problems, and especially listening. I am eager to help you schedule your next appointment, tell you a little about Live Oak Health, or just hear how your visit was! Give us a call, I can't wait to hear from you!

Jon Rehorst - Office Handiest Man, Treatment Guinea Pig

You might see Lauren's husband Jon around the office.  Jon is able to work his real job remotely, allowing him to spend extra time with his wife and help where needed to keep our clinic running smoothly.  Thank you, honey!