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Massage Therapists in Seattle
“Even before going to massage school, I was steeped in the theory and practice of bodywork. I was raised by a Trager practitioner, and have received bodywork from quality practitioners of various modalities from infancy. As a child, I was already proclaimed to have "the hands for bodywork." It just took me a little longer to find my passion for it. I graduated from Discoverypoint School of Massage where I studied Swedish massage, sports massage, reflexology, hydrotherapy, lymphatic massage, positional release techniques and more under some of the top teachers and practitioners in their fields.
“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).
“I've been doing massage therapy since 1983 and specializing in Watsu Aquatic Bodywork since 1999. I've recently added Manual Lymph Drainage to my practice as well. My mission is to assist your body/mind to slow down to a natural body rhythm, then to work with it to relax and therefore to heal. This is becoming more and more important as the pace of our culture speeds up.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“I am here to provide you with the best ways to recover from your injuries. I enjoy how well Bowen Therapy addresses the toughest physical conditions. I am here to bring you back to being Pain-Free and feeling Fantastic! I first learned about Bowen Therapy when I injured a shoulder in 1992. Bowen Therapy worked magically and my pain disappeared. My shoulder's Range of Motion returned and I was so astounded. I am now entering my tenth year practicing Bowen full-time and ready to develop a plan of action for your complete recovery.
“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.
“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.
“Welcome to Healing Touch Massage! With over 20 years expertise as a massage therapist, I specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy which realigns improper nerve impulse causing joint/muscle and other pain due to accidents, surgery, chronic pain and other causes listed below. I treat headaches, joint dysfunction, whiplash, sports injuries, strain/sprain, joint mobilization, and more. My network of incredible professional references for medical consultations is available as needed. I am a natural healer, allowing an instinctive approach to case-by-case situations. Your first visit includes a health intake, specific assessment and massage.
“I primarily work with injury rehabilitation, motor vehicle accident rehabilitation (PIP), or chronic pain clients, but am also able to provide a memorable, relaxation massage. Common conditions I treat include migraines, TMJ pain, neck pain, whiplash, rotator cuff tears, back pain, trigger points, and muscle spasms. I accept some insurance and have a variety of payment options, including multiple massage packages.
“My private practice is about Functional Health and Peak Performance. My clients may have been injured, in pain, convalescing or in rehabilitation. They include athletes like dancers, desk jockeys, musicians and tri-athletes as well as stay at home parents and retirees. I address pain and discomfort, restore balanced posture and movement, and re-educate body and mind for long-term healthy change. Concerned about painfull treatment or modesty? A majority of my treatments are conducted FULLY CLOTHED and WITHOUT PAIN.
“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.
“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!
“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."
“Hello my name is Amber Gooodman. I am a licensed massage therapist and founder of Healing Tree Therapeutics. I attended the Academy of Natural Therapy in Colorado and graduated in 2000. I specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy. I also incorporate Myofascial Release and deep tissue techniques into my sessions. I have over 13 years experience helping people who have been in car accidents or have injuries from daily activities. My passion is helping people relieve their pain and have healthy bodies so they can thoroughly enjoy life. If you are experiencing pain I would love to help. Please visit my website! Yours in Wellness, Amber Goodman
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.