Dr Ryan and staff are committed to providing the best possible care for those seeking improved health and wellness.
Ryken Wellness Center has a knowledgeable, friendly, and caring staff dedicated to serving our patients. Our experienced staff provides a full range of treatments to meet your individual needs. We are here for you and available to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment.
Ryan Hicks, D.C.
Ryan Hicks, D.C., is a native midwesterner from Rockford, IL. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. He then went on to earn his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Palmer College is the original and most recognized chiropractic college in the world.
Dr. Ryan practices a wide variety of full spine and extremity adjusting techniques and treats all age groups including pregnant patients. Over the years, Dr Ryan has formed close relationships with local medical providers who work together to better treat his patient’s health care needs.
Daniel Danforth, L.Ac.
Dan is a native of Portland, Oregon. He found Eastern medicine through growing up with martial arts. Subsequent to military service and baccalaureate study he pursued and finished a Masters program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked as an acupuncturist on cruise ships, community clinics, addiction recovery centers, fertility centers and integrative clinics.
Esther has many years experience working in the medical field. She is a Certified Chiropractic Assitant. Currently at Ryken Wellness Center, she manages insurance claim processing, payments, handles front and back office duties and patient customer service.
Laurie is originally from North Dakota but has lived in the valley since 1996. She has worked in the food industry and medical field for many years. She has experience in management, sales, auditing, payroll, billing, front and back office, and customer service. Currently at RWC, she works the front office and will welcome you with a smile!
Our experienced staff provides a full range of treatments to meet your individual needs. They are here to make sure you are well cared for and well educated, and are available to answer any questions.
Art has been a massage therapist for 12 years here in the Valley and absolutely loves his profession! He is trained in many modalities of massage; his favorites being good old-fashioned deep tissue and Thai massage. Thai massage is an amazing modality! It is basically yoga done for you so it helps with flexibility and range of motion. Art also works full time as the lead therapist at a major resort in North Scottsdale and loves dedicating his Mondays to the office here. He thoroughly enjoys helping our clients recover from the aches and pains of everyday life.
Ashley graduated from Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy in 2014 and went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in prenatal, post-natal, fertility, pediatric, pediatric cranial-sacral as well as deep tissue and relaxation style massage. Ashley is constantly striving to learn new modalities and techniques to better herself.
Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist (BCLMT)
Brenda graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA in 2003, and has been deeply dedicated to helping others experience overall relaxation and chronic tension and pain relief ever since. Her respect and admiration for the innate intelligence of the human body and its capacity to adapt and heal fuel her desire to keep learning and growing in the healing arts. Patients always appreciate her intuitive skills and unique perspectives for self-care. She is currently pursuing a certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) to assist in the management of post-traumatic and post-surgical edema, as well as other conditions including but not limited to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and chronic pain reduction.
Heidi B, LMT
Heidi Brouillette is Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, and has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 2010. She completed her training at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. The program was an 800 hour intensive program that provided the knowledge and tools to help with injuries, chronic pain and to reduce the effects of stress on our bodies. Over the last decade, she has accumulated over 1100 hours worth of education!
Her modalities include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, and Neuromuscular Therapy. In addition to she also incorporates a variety of stretching techniques for her clients. Being of a holistic mind she also offers other modalities such as Cranial Sacral Unwinding and completed her Reiki Master Teacher training in 2013.She is certified in the Usui and Karua Ki lineages for Reiki.
Heidi prides herself on having a variety of tools to assist her clients on their path to healthier lives!
Josh has worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the Valley since 2015 after graduating from Cortiva Institute in Scottsdale. He specializes in deep tissue while having experience in a wide range of clinical modalities that include: therapeutic massage, neuromuscular massage, myofascial release, PNF (sports) massage, TMJ (jaw) release, reflexology (foot & hand) and Swedish massage. Josh grew up in South Dakota and lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 7 years before moving to the Valley in 2010. He enjoys the outdoors, biking, music festivals, sporting events, photography and spending time with friends and family!
Teresa has been passionately practicing massage for 27 years in the valley. She was fourtunate to share her experiences and knowledge with students of all ages by teaching massage techniques for 7 years. In addition to Swedish and Therapeutic Massage modalities, she has extensive training and certifications in Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, Kundalini Yoga and Structural Yoga Therpay. This extensive training enables her to connect and provide you with the care you are truly looking for.