Practitioners by Insurance & Specialty
Our experienced practitioners are skilled in a variety of therapeutic specialties.
Jean has a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the intuitive hands of an experienced massage therapist. She combines energy healing (Reiki and Qi Gong), with Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Releasing and Trigger Point Therapy, among other techniques. She believes in the body's natural ability to heal itself. In addition to hands-on work, Jean teaches deep breathing, stress relief techniques and other fundamentals of good health in her sessions. She also is a Qi Gong instructor and Reiki Master. She is the co-founder and owner of SABA.
Wendy received her Masters in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1998. She trained in maternity acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Richard Tan Balance Method, and Manaka Ion Pumping Cords. She completed four levels of Acutonics training--a needle-free system using tuning forks and other sound tools to stimulate acupuncture points. Wendy is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist through Michael Shea PhD and the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. Working with needles, sound tools and gentle hands, Wendy's intention is to create a safe, supportive, spacious environment which allows your nervous system to decompress, the body to relax, and the inherent flow of energy and healing potential within to express itself.
Darrell studied at Seattle Massage School and has had advanced training in a wide variety of techniques, focusing on a holistic and customized approach to wellness. He creates a nurturing, healing environment for all of his clients. Darrell specializes in injury treatment, chronic tension relief, sports massage, Daucik Method and relaxation. Darrell's goal is to promote the ability to move through life with less pain and greater mobility.
Heather has been a Massage Practitioner and Doula since 1994 and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 1995. A graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage, Heather specializes in pre- and post-natal massage as well as deep tissue, injury treatment, craniosacral, NMT, and Acutonics. Heather holds a BA in Psychology/Speech Communication. Her gentle blend of humor, nurturing, technique and skill combine to create customized treatments to meet the needs of every client. Heather enjoys helping people find their way to leading healthy and balanced lives.
Brenneke (1997) Bastyr University (1996.) Ted's mind-body oriented massage style is a hybrid of Swedish massage and advanced trainings in Deep Tissue, Injury Treatment, Neuromuscular Release, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Technique, Reiki and Lomi Lomi. Ted focuses on neck pain, back pain and areas of blocked energy while working with you through education and self-awareness. Ted can identify negative habitual patterns and assist you toward a pain-free life with natural energy flow. More information about Ted's other office in West Seattle.
Talitha has been a massage practitioner since 2002, when she graduated from Ashmead College in Seattle. She has also worked as a doula for several years doing labor support and prenatal and postpartum massage. She specializes in Deep Tissue and Injury treatment such as whiplash and on-the-job injuries. She also enjoys integrating Lomi Lomi and Thai massage into her methods, as well as hot stone massage for a rejuvenating and refreshing difference. Talitha enjoys teaching people about posture and balance in addition to educating on how to maintain this body. She values touching one life at a time to make a difference in the world.
Cynthia offers massage for prevention and treatment of soft tissue injuries and conditions as well as general well-being. She provides individually designed treatment sessions incorporating techniques from sports massage, deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point release, muscle energy work and stretching. She will work with you to find the source of pain and discomfort for longer lasting results. Before graduating from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, Cynthia danced professionally with The Washington Ballet (D.C.) and holds a BA in psychology. She possesses a comprehensive understanding of the human body and brings a keen sense of awareness to her practice developed over years of trained dancing and physical activity. Visit her website at www.morphikmassage.com
Christine graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tuscon, AZ in 1994. Her fascination with each person's physical uniqueness inspired her to study a wide range of therapeutic bodywork. Whether you need a relaxation or wellness massage, injury recovery, deep tissue or Structural Integration, she employs a variety of skills to transform your aches and pains into an overall sense of wellbeing and vital health.
Christine's specialty is Soma Neuromuscular Integration. Soma is an evolution of 'The Rolf Method of Structural Intergration'. This treatment supports new postural alignment and self awareness. Soma replaces compensatory and poor postural habits with verticality, balance and effectiveness of movement. This new fluidity of movement translates to a new ease and elegance in how you participate in your world.
Sara has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 2008 and a Registered Dietitian since 2009. A graduate of Brenneke School of Massage, Sara specializes in deep tissue massage, pre- and post-natal massage, injury treatment, and craniosacral therapy. Sara holds a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University and a M.S. in Nutritional Science from Bastyr University. Sara’s approach towards nutrition combines her desire to help people and a passion for health. Balancing a holistic, whole foods philosophy with an understanding of human biochemistry and nutrient metabolism, it is her goal to guide each individual to better health. In her free time, Sara enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, and traveling.
Michelle studied biology and massage therapy in Northern California. She offers massage for general wellness, abdominal massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and deep tissue work. She uses close observation and an intuitive touch to create individualized, relaxing sessions. Michelle strives to create a safe, nurturing environment, which supports the natural healing process. She hopes to help everyone she works with to either maintain their good health or regain the ability to dance, garden, or complete everyday tasks without pain.
Claire GuYu Johnson grew up in China in a family of taichi, herbal medicine, acupuncture and qigong practitioners. Founder and executive director of The ZY Qigong Institute and Image Therapy Clinic, she teaches and heals throughout the US, Canada and China. Claire is the founding designer of the Image Therapy Professional Training Program that trains healers from all over North America. In her Image Therapy practice, Claire works with people of all ages including infants, assisting in their comprehensive healing through changing negative patterns in their inter-connected physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual anatomies.
Seattle Advanced Bodywork Associates
4033 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103