Ascension Wellness Center

About Ascension Wellness Center in Des Moines, WA.

Rolfing® – Skincare – Reiki – Physical Therapy

Ascension Wellness Center Des Moines WA

The Ascension Wellness Center has been serving the Des Moines, WA community since 2001. Our vision was to create a healing center with only the best people working together to heal and fulfill every person that walked through the door. Currently, our healing center has several unique businesses providing esthetics (skincare), reiki, physical therapy, massage therapy and more!

Our intention is to provide the best health, wellness, and education to our community while allowing our practitioners to prosper. We take pride in treating every customer as if they were our only customer.

Meet Our Wellness Partners:

Heather Melendez Esthetician

Providing Facials in Des Moines, WA

Licensed Esthetician


Heather is a licensed esthetician providing skincare services including facials, hair removal, lash and brow services and microneedling.  She is passionate about working with her clients to improve and maintain skin health and appearance through caring and personalized treatments.

Before graduating from the Euro Institute of Skincare, Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Washington and worked in the wine industry.

She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors and reading.

Reiki Des Moines WA

Providing Reiki in Des Moines, WA


Reiki is a deeply relaxing, yet gentle healing technique.  I love giving and receiving this healing balm for the body and soul! I am a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition and have been providing Reiki to members of the Southeast Seattle Senior Center for the last couple of years.  My only regret with regards to Reiki, is not having found it sooner, as it has been such a transformative experience for me.  For this, I have immense gratitude and want to share it with as many people as I can.  About a year and a half ago, I moved from Seattle, where I was a resident for over 20 years, to the Riverview area by the wetlands, outside Kent.  I love it here and am grateful to have found Ascension Wellness Center as a touchstone for offering and receiving care.  There is a wealth of experienced providers here that nurture the whole person.  I am honored to be a part of this wonderful group and am available for appointments on Saturdays. You can contact me for a reiki session at 206.235.5666 or email me at

Angela Tessier Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Rolfer™, Licensed Massage Therapist


Massage therapy was there for me when I needed it the most. I was five months pregnant, tired and sore from the dramatic changes in my body.  After receiving a massage, I felt revitalized, amazed by its power to relieve my pregnancy aches and pains.  Therapeutic massage helped me feel relaxed and centered like nothing else could. I was inspired to become a massage therapist myself, so I could have such an incredible impact on others.  I still believe this was the best career choice ever!