Meet the Practitioners

Our office is Nature’s Touch Healing Center, a busy integrated clinic that offers acupuncture, Chinese herbs, counseling, energy balancing, hypnotherapy, massage, nutritional counseling and aromatherapy.

Our Practitioners

Cindy Conlin, L.Ac.

cindy2Cindy Conlin, Licensed Acupuncturist, offers Acupuncture, Electric Stimulation Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tui Na Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, and Medical Essential Oil Therapy.   She also offers lifestyle and nutritional recommendations to aid in the healing process.

Cindy graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and holds a Diplomate in both, from the NCCAOM. She completed an internship working with Survivors of Torture and has worked with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. She has done extensive continuing education specializing in pain management.

Cindy was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She moved to Oregon after graduation in 2004. She and her husband live in the woods, on the Sandy river with their dog.


Jess Gardner-Raaf, LMT


Jess Gardner-Raaf, LMT studied 1001 hours of Advanced Massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, OR finishing in September 2005.

She specialized her studies in Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue / Sports massage, & Traditional Thai massage modalities.
Jess continued course work in Thai massage under the guidance of D’vorah Swarzman. And also, received a Pregnancy Massage Certification from San Francisco School of Massage in 2011.
It’s Jess’ goal to create a space where openness & self-awareness can aid in each individual’s own unique healing process.
When Jess is not working as a Massage Therapist she enjoys; Yoga, River & Nature Hikes, Rock collecting, Reading & spending quality time with her husband Clint & their two funny cats!


Kelly Lee-Conlin, LMT


Kelly Lee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Columbia University, and after graduating took a job at a New York City consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations.

One day, staring into her computer screen as her upper back burned and her lower back ached, she decided to change directions and enroll in massage school in order to understand why she, and so many others, experienced pain just from sitting at a desk all day.

After receiving an associate’s degree in occupational studies from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, she began working in multiple settings – gym, day spa, and medical – and immediately sought further education to elevate her work. She has pursued extensive continuing study in goal-oriented modalities, long term mentorship with chiropractor Dr. George Russell, and is certified in medical massage through the Swedish Institute, which she specializes in today. Having worked in several physical therapy and chiropractic settings, she loves helping office-workers, athletes and weekend warriors address their postural imbalances and aches and pains.

Kelly has a passion for getting the best results for anyone on her table. Clients comment that her work is strong, engaged, and thorough. Using both technique and intuition, she strives to get her clients where they want to go.

In her free time, she likes to swing dance, practice yoga, and eat her husband’s cooking. She recently moved to Oregon from New York City in order to be closer to the Pacific, her family, and trees.


Barbara Solomon, RN (retired) LAc


Barbara Solomon completed nursing school in 1985 and acupuncture school in 2003. She recently retired her nursing license in Oregon to concentrate on healing in other areas including acupuncture and energy (vibrational) healing. She also facilitates workshops and offers classes.

Barbara holds a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is a Diplomate of the NCCAOM. In addition to acupuncture and needle free, laser treatments, she does Reflexology, is a Reiki Master/Teacher, certified Qi Gong instructor, and practitioner of Reconnective Healing, Quantum Touch, and Chios Energy Healing, a Holistic Coach and is a certified facilitator of Conscious Aging workshops, developed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Barbara is excited to be at Nature’s Touch Healing Center, where she offers acupuncture services, including gua sha, tui na, cupping, moxa, auricular (ear) treatments, needle free laser acupuncture; medical essential oil therapy; lifestyle and nutritional recommendations and coaching; reflexology; energy balancing/healing sessions; and, periodically, classes and workshops.  Click here to access her website.


Renee Gardner, MS

Renee has a MS degree in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Renee has partnered with individuals, families , couples and groups at the PSU community counseling clinic and in private practice. She teaches psychology courses at PCC and counselor education courses at PSU. Renee’s focus in her counseling work is to facilitate increased well-being and awareness of healthy options by exploring personal identity, values and beliefs, patterns of behavior and present and past influences on relationship and life experiences.


Renee was born and raised on a farm on the east side of Portland, lived in San Francisco for 10 years and returned with her husband and two young daughters to the Portland area in 1996. With her children now in college, Renee spends her free time hiking, jogging and taking continuing education classes to further develop her counseling and teaching skills.


Rene works from two offices, one in downtown  Portland at 1020 SW 10th and Taylor and one on the East side at 23424 NE Halsey in Wood Village. You can access her website for more information at