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Massage Therapists in Seattle
“Have an injury caused by trauma, repetitive motion or postural distortion? Feeling stressed out, anxious or overwhelmed? Whether you seek solace from the stresses of everyday life, relief from pain and discomfort or recovery from injury, I can help!
“I have practiced traditional therapeutic massage therapy since 1998 in downtown Seattle. At A Wakening Touch I offer multiple massage styles to treat chronic injuries, sports injuries, as well as therapies that deeply relax, heal, rejuvenate and awaken your spirit. I use a wide range of bodywork treatment applications for relaxation and injury treatment. My goal is also to emphasize therapeutic education and counseling for home care, so my clients have the tools to maintain a healthy and stress-free life. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach these important goals as well.
“Our goal is to develop a partnership with you by creating a treatment plan that addresses your physical concerns. We treat conditions including general neck pain, piriformis syndrome, whiplash, gluteal pain, shin splints, knee pain and other common pains. We also treat injury related pain and assist in the recovery process of common surgeries. We can assist you on the journey to recovery, getting you back to doing the things you love to do.
“I specialize in myofascial and neuromuscular work (improving mobility of muscles, nerves, and connective tissues), visceral manipulation (gently restoring mobility and function to internal organs), lymphatic facilitation (reducing inflammation after an injury or surgery), sports massage (because any one who moves is an athlete on one level or another), active release and structure-specific massage (what others might call "deep tissue" massage). I can also work with clients to process or release difficult emotions or traumas held throughout the body; I hold space for emotional and energetic healing with integrity and compassion.
“I love what I do. And I am passionate about providing the best quality care experience for each of my clients. In my practice, Aware Body Care, I provide bodywork and massage for relief from chronic stress, injury and pain, enhancing recovery from structural instability and postural imbalances. Each treatment is customized to help you meet your needs and reach your goals.
“I specialize in Injury Treatment Massage, Sports Massage, NMT (NeuroMuscular Technique), Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, trigger points-- those techniques that can correct posture, bring healing and range of motion to injured/frozen/stiff/stuck muscles and joints and release knots and scar tissue. The kind that can improve your golf game,basketball/baseball/tennis or any other sport, finally release that chronic neck or shoulder pain or stiffness, roll those shoulders back so you can stand straight and be in balance and at ease, address those leg and hip issues so you can walk with ease.
“My services benefit clients who are seeking relief from debilitating pain (sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, neck, migraines, headaches) and limited range of motion. The personal experience I had in overcoming debilitating pain has given me an extraordinary gift in feeling and addressing my clients' pain. When doing relaxing or therapeutic massage, my goal is to nurture the client and promote healing.
“You may be facing the daily stresses of a busy life, recovering from a physical injury, illness or inner trauma, or exploring wellness and prevention. In each case, I assist you by using the appropriate modality for you or guiding you in a combined approach. I use physical massage, craniosacral therapy, Qi Gong, lymph drainage, and sensory and somatic mindfulness and awareness. I work with adults, babies and children. Craniosacral therapy is my treatment of choice for babies and children who have experienced pre or postnatal difficulties.
“Massage is a great gift in these modern times. While technology has catapulted our growth exponentially, our biology has yet to adapt to hours of computer use, driving, and information overload. This is where massage comes in. In my practice I expertly treat aches, pains, injuries, and stress, in a calm environment that invites relaxation and peace of mind. While I blend bits and pieces of many of the disciplines and schools of thought I have been exposed to, the foundation of my work is deep tissue massage, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, and craniosacral therapy.
“After extensive research and dissection of the human body during my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, I went on to massage school in Washington. My understanding of the the body and especially soft tissue led to my specialty in injury treatment and sports massage which entails deep tissue work, myofascial therapy as well as relaxation techniques to help your mind and your body get to a more efficiently functioning state.
“I'm an enthusiastic, skilled and intuitive therapist with 15 years experience in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy and Treatment Massage. I offer a customized therapeutic experience designed to enable clients to benefit the greater good and improve the quality of their professional and personal lives. I am fascinated by the power of therapeutic bodywork to help maintain positive body-mind-spirit connections. Healing energy is very sacred to me as is maintaining a calm, tranquil environment.
“Practicing with gratefulness and delight since 1988, I meet each person with respect, curiosity and appreciation. I bring a depth of presence and a wide range of skills to each session which I tailor to the individual's needs and goals. Whether we focus on relaxation, injury treatment, stress reduction, increasing awareness, maintenance, personal exploration or inquiry into body symptoms, or a combination of any of the above, I aim for the individual to leave the session feeling in some way better than when they arrived.
“At every season of life, there is a need for good, quality massage. That is what I specialize in. I provide medical massage for injury treatment and rehabilitation, as well as relaxation massage for stress reduction and wellness. I facilitate the connection between the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies for deep relaxation and lasting change. I specialize in myofascial and neuromuscular work (improving mobility of muscles, nerves, and connective tissues).
“Welcome, to my Healing touch massage, Full Body Assessment, Utilizing my 4 Catagories that make me unique, with 22 yrs Education, Experience, Intuition, and Good Listener, Feedback is a must during,using easy to understand statements and techniques for you and to continue your therapy at home, for much quicker healing. I talk about how to and thus reset your bodies chronic pattern of many types of pain and discomfort, including referred pain, in any joint and muscle group. Great techniques for Headaches,Joint Dysfunction,Whiplash, Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation,Sports Injuries Strain/sprain, SJoint mobilization, and more, Incredible professional references for medical, consultations if needed.
“My 30 years of training & experience allows me to assist you in creating more balance in your life, greater physical integration and relief from physical and emotional trauma through the full cycle of life…from birth through life’s challenges and joys to one’s passage. I am skilled and enjoy supporting women during pregnancy and post partum phase . I enjoy working with structural realignment and identifying and treating musculoskeletal trauma. I work well with carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndromes, spinal and pelvic imbalances. I can help those with digestive and reproductive problems.
“I am one of the most unique and highest rated massage therapists in the greater Seattle area. I utilize a combination of several dynamic massage styles including Thai Massage, Deep Lomi Massage, Hot Yoga Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release Therapy to create a highly individualized massage experience.
“Ila Barlean is an intuitive and multi-discipline healer, teacher, and massage therapist who has been involved in fitness and wellness since her teen years. She began with earning her Certification as a massage professional from Ashmede College of Massage and earned a Certification in Visceral Massage from that school as well. She Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Restoring the root chakra to optimal energy flow and health through specialized therapeutic massage and Kundalini energy movement/transformation creates the foundation for wellness throughout the whole body and spirit. Her philosophy underlying all of what she does is "Heal your mind, heal your body, heal your life."
Who can practice massage in Seattle?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Seattle have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Seattle LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Seattle massage?
Clients use massage in Seattle because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Seattle can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Seattle massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.
How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Seattle massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.