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 am a graduate from Cortiva Institute Of Seattle Massage School. I continue to enjoy the opportunity of working as a massage therapist, with the amazing staff at Harbor Square Athletic Club.I also teach various fitness classes at the club, and have an extensive background of over 30 years of fitness training.
My approach to bodywork is to integrate Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point style massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, myofascial and connective tissue release, as well as listening to the body's 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 over 20 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 affected 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, 30 minute Face Massage, and kinesiology taping. My goal with every client is to always address what their individual needs are. To all my clients at HSAC, thank you for letting me be part of your wellness journey!
I am a graduate of West by Northwest School of Massage in Everett and I'm thrilled to be part of the Harbor Square LMT team! I was led to massage because I have benefited greatly from receiving many massages over the years and becoming a LMT aligned to my personal values and goals: long term vitality, learning, and helping people.
My goal is to provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience for my clients that leaves them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. My style of massage incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, stretching, myofascial release, and other modalities which I use to tailor each client's session to their individual needs and goals. I am passionate about self care and hope to help you on your journey to find balance amidst the busy modern day lifestyle!
As a massage therapist for over 25 years, I’ve worked with clients from all walks of life to assist them in having more ease with their bodies. I believe that living our best lives comes from having a great relationship with our bodies -- not treating them like an irritation we have to put upwith!
In every session I strive to listen to my clients and their bodies to design a massage that will meet them where they are at and support them in their healing and wellness goals. I am well-versed in injury treatment, deep tissue, Swedish massage, and fascial release techniques, butmy particular expertise is in craniosacral therapy, slow and gentle unwinding techniques, and energetic therapies. I have additional training working with the nervous system to reduce hypervigilance, embodied trauma responses, and PTSD. The gentle nature of the work makes it safe and effective for those with complex health issues, pregnancy, or a preference for light touch or receiving bodywork fully clothed.
I graduated from Utting School of Massage in 1997, and have taken a wide variety of continuing education, including craniosacral therapy training through Bastyr University, and energetic bodywork training and certification through Access Consciousness®. I am honored and delighted to be a part of the Harbor Square Athletic Club team!
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.
I am a graduate of Bellevue Massage School, and I am excited to be part of the Harbor Square Athletic Club community. I bring with me a depth of knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology, which complements 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, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, 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!