What initially introduced me into the world of massage was needing massage myself. From sports injuries to a car accident, massage helped me get back on track. I went for a while enduring the pain, trying to tough it out and soon realized, it's not worth it. Pain is a hinderance that can become all encompassing. When it starts to wear on you mentally, you've let it go too far. The healing I experienced first hand inspired me to want to reach out and do the same for others.
Studying at Cortiva Institute of Seattle (a Steiner educator), I trained under some of the most prestigious teachers in the greater Seattle area. Upon graduation, I started my career at a boutique spa. The plethora of knowledge and skills obtained practicing under such a skilled therapist was a priceless experience and opened my eyes to creating my own unique style of massage.
After practicing for several years, I was ready for more tools in my therapy belt. That's where the wonderful world of medical massage comes in. This focuses on posture, pinpointing where issue is coming from and building a program based around that.
Most recently, I worked at a Forbes four star establishment. The elegance and standard here set the bar high for my own private practice.
Mandy Barnes, LMT, NMVT 7401
I discovered the healing power of massage in my mid-twenties which was a turning point for me. I had been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for some time and through massage I was able to relax, calm my mind and begin to feel some balance. It was life changing for me and I knew it was something I wanted to “give” other people.
Directly out of school I was employed at a medical facility where I worked side-by-side with two personal injury doctors. My patients were those who were involved in automobile accidents. I learned the medical side of massage care and the many benefits it gives those suffering with pain.
From the medical facility I moved on to working in a full-body massage environment which broadened my experience and techniques. I have taken continuing education courses in anxiety disorders and massage, PTSD, domestic violence and massage, geriatric massage and dealing with headaches, to name a few. I am very excited to continue my massage education and add more modalities and techniques to my range of abilities.
Patrick Hicks, LMT, BS, NVMT 7875
My practice is firmly rooted in the science of therapeutic massage therapy. Using Integrative massage therapy techniques we can restore the body to a balanced and relaxed state allowing for the healing process to unfold. There is no one size fits all when it comes to helping clients. That is why I have studied and continue to study, many different forms of therapy: Shiatsu, Chinese and Medical Cupping, Structural Integration, Swedish, Lomi Lomi and Sports Massage to name a few.
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