Practitioner Bios


Lisa Hensell, LMP, NBCR, RF

Lisa Hensell is the owner and Director of Education at SRMC, as well as a principal instructor for the school. She has been practicing reflexology since 1996 and massage therapy since 1998. She was Certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board in 1998. Lisa helped to found Washington Reflexology Association, served on its Board for several years, and has continued to participate in legislative efforts since the inception of WRA. She also served on the Board of ACARET (American Commission for the Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training) for 7 years, culminating in the role of President.

Drawing on years of experience with a busy practice, participation at reflexology conferences in the US and abroad, and her involvement in and instruction of many of the classes at SRMC, Lisa enjoys sharing what she knows of reflexology with her clients and students. She is passionate about the power of reflexology to assist physical healing and enhance psychological and spiritual well-being.

Lisa offers ear, hand and foot reflexology for stress reduction and to address concerns in the body, mind and soul. She specializes in treatment for and consultation regarding foot pain. She also offers facial reflexology, metamorphosis, Ayurvedic Reflexology, Reflexology Lymph Drainage, and Vertical Reflexology Technique.

MA # 00012005.   RF # 60478306.

Sue Gaughenbaugh, RF

Sue Gaughenbaugh is a Washington State Certified Reflexologist.  Her specialty of reflexology was inspired by her interest in the health and wellness fields. After completing her initial education at Seattle Reflexology & Massage Center, she has continued to take advanced courses with world-renowned reflexologists. She offers various methods of therapeutic reflexology for relaxation and healing including Reflexology Lymph Drainage. She is passionate about presenting reflexology to the community through public speaking events, networking events, seminars, and radio broadcasts.

Sue’s background includes a degree and career in Sales and Marketing on the east coast and later, attendance at The Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City. When Sue moved to Seattle, she became a personal chef to several of the Seattle Seahawks.

Sue specializes in Reflexology Lymph Drainage, Ayurvedic Reflexology, treatment for foot pain, and foot reflexology for stress reduction and to address body-wide concerns.

RF # 60397186.

Kate Benak, RF, CNA, CLYT

Kate Benak, a Washington State Certified Reflexologist, has practiced reflexology since 2007. Kate offers therapeutic reflexology as care and treatment for holistic healing, pain-management, relaxation and rejuvenation. She offers her services at Seattle Reflexology and also provides in-home calls.  Kate has studied with renowned health and wellness teachers from around the world and continues to expand her portfolio of innovative reflexology techniques through advanced reflexology courses.  Besides classical reflexology, she has expertise in vertical reflexology – an acclaimed award-winning (newer) form of reflexology applied to weight-bearing feet or hands and known to accelerate the healing processes.

Beginning her reflexology practice in Olympia, WA, Kate and is member of the Washington Reflexology Association, the Vertical Reflexology Network based in England, and International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy. Kate regularly travels and makes presentations about wellness and stress-management to a variety of community based and professional audiences.  She has over a decade of experience in private in-home nursing and elderly care and believes in bringing joy and levity to her practice, so as to make the healing process fun as well as productive for her clientele.  Kate uses heart-centered techniques learned from Dr. Patch Adams and is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher trained by Dr. Madan Kataria. Kate has been a Washington State resident for over 20 years and is an Evergreen State College Graduate. She looks forward to meeting you and invites you to “Step into your health, feet first!”

Kate specializes in Vertical Reflexology Technique, Ayurvedic Reflexology, treatment for foot pain, and foot reflexology for stress reduction and to address body-wide concerns.

RF # 60433321.

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