I am a licensed massage therapist from Ashmead School of Massage since 2003. I am also a licensed acupuncturist since 2014. I have a Master’s degree in science and acupuncture, and a bachelor’s degree in natural health medicine, from Bastyr University.
I specialize in clinical injury treatment style therapy, and incorporate acupuncture with massage therapy and cupping, to achieve a mixed modality therapeutic approach toward clinical injury treatment. Utilizing ‘painless-needling’ techniques and silicone-style cupping to achieve a form of myo-fascial release, which help to release deep muscular and connective tissue tightness, while limiting the stereotypical markings that are common with traditional glass cupping. Utilizing acupuncture techniques with massage has the added benefit of mutual reinforcement, meaning that the acupuncture helps release deep muscular and connective tissue tightness making it easier to release muscular tightness with massage; while utilizing massage therapy techniques help reinforce the stimulation of the meridians and channels initiated with acupuncture treatments. One can receive a combination of both acupuncture and massage, or if so desired, treatments can also consist of acupuncture or massage alone.
I graduated from Cortiva Institute of Seattle Massage School in 2019. I have been a part of Harbor Square Athletic Club staff for the last 2 years, teaching multiple fitness classes. I have a background of over 30 years of fitness training. I am excited now to add the opportunity to work with our amazing massage group as well.
My approach to bodywork is to integrate Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point style massage, sports massage, myofascial and connective tissue release, as well as listening to the bodies innate ability to heal itself, and create the ideal environment for your body to unwind and relax. Through compassionate and careful listening, I am able to address both physical and energetic issues, that can gently usher your body toward peace, balance, relaxation and the potential for deep releasing of all kinds.
As a massage therapist of over 30 years, It continues to be a joy working at HSAC for the past 19 years. I am a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Massage in New York City, and am licensed in both New York and Washington State. In the earlier part of my profession, I had the privilege of working with a New York neurologist, who was on the AMA board, to conduct a study of how massage therapy effected his patients pain levels. It was a study that nationally changed how the medical profession viewed massage. The study concluded that massage therapy works!
The modalities I use are Swedish technique applied to various pressure requested by clients, including deep tissue treatment; medical massage, injury treatments (I am a PIP provider for auto accident claims), prenatal massage, people living with cancer, aromatherapy, and kinesiology taping. My goal with every client is to always address what their individual needs are. I am thrilled to announce a new treatment I will be doing at HSAC…30 minute Face Massage! To all my clients at HSAC, thank you for letting me be part of your wellness journey!
As a recent graduate of Bellevue Massage School, I'm excited to join the Harbor Square Athletic Club community. I bring with me a depth of knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology, which compliments my background in nutrition.
The education and experiences that led me to this work inform my approach as a holistic oriented massage therapist. My style of bodywork includes Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy work, stretching, and hydrotherapy. My intention is to offer individualized bodywork sessions through relaxation, healing touch, and treatment focused techniques.
I trust that the body possesses an innate wisdom that allows for self-healing if given the opportunity. I look forward to meeting you!
I am a newly licensed massage therapist, and recent graduate of the Bellevue Massage School. I have a Master’s degree in Holistic Health and am a current student of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. I use a range of techniques to include Swedish, deep tissue, proprioceptive and neuromuscular releases, as well as Reiki and aromatherapy. My approach is individualized as well as holistic with the intention to meet your personal goals and needs for maintaining the structural integrity and balance within your body, mind, and spirit.I am passionate about wellbeing and balance which includes self-care and have found that massage is a powerful therapy that contributes to your wellbeing and can enhance your ability to navigate your life’s journey fully. I am excited to become a part of the massage team and look forward to being a part of your journey of wellbeing.
I am a graduate of Ashmead School of Massage in Seattle since 2005. I have worked in depth with some of the top Spas in Washington. With experience, skill, and intuition, my clients feel stress melt away, muscles relax, a change in posture, and relief from pain. Now accepting new clients.