Located in upper Fremont, Uma Clinic is a soothing holistic wellness and massage therapy center where the main focus is the prevention and treatment of chronic pain. The licensed massage therapists and wellness professionals believe that the body should be treated as a whole, knowing that a person who is healthy and free of pain is at their best and more likely to be picked first for kickball. They aim to help their patients through compassionate and skilled touch therapy, and specialize in lymph drainage therapy, geriatric, prenatal, and deep tissue massage. Clients can come to be treated for anything from migraines and injuries to depression and chronic pain with a variety of massage styles, all informed by a motto to work “with” patients rather than simply work “on” them.
Although the licensed therapist at Seattle Maternity Massage specializes in numerous modalities, mothers-to-be are her main focus. Combining hydrotherapy, stretching techniques, and a customized approach that considers the specific needs of each client, she uses prenatal massage to help ease the physical and emotional stress that comes along with pregnancy. Post-natal massage, on the other hand, aids the recovery process by addressing posture, muscle tension, and scar tissue.
At Kinetic Massage Therapy, the experienced massage therapists can tailor sessions to help heal any medical or sports injuries. Along with a massage, the therapists show clients self-massage and stretching techniques to help foster healing and prevent future injuries.
A licensed massage therapist for more than two decades, Audra Sanderhoff purges stress and anxiety from the body during even the most stressful times—including childbirth. As owner of Something Sacred Massage, Audra invites clients—male or female—to stop in for a soothing chair or table massage, during which she incorporates any 1 of her 15 massage techniques with anti-inflammatory lotions. However, Audra’s true gift lies with expectant mothers. Trained as a doula, Audra provides moms-to-be with emotional, physical, and informational support before, during, and after childbirth. She offers three doula packages, complete with birth-planning meetings, prenatal massages, breast-feeding fundamentals, and labor support. Clients can also visit Audra for à la carte services, including prenatal yoga classes designed to prepare the body for childbirth and postnatal follow-ups if the child turns out to be an alien.
It was scoliosis that drew Danielle Mellroth to massage therapy. Her chronic pain and tension were relieved by a licensed massage therapist, a feat that pushed Danielle to pay it forward. So she became a licensed massage therapist herself. In fact, she even went one step further by completing training in cupping with the International Cupping Society. Cupping involves the application of heated cups to a client’s skin to create a vacuum that relieves stress and detoxifies the body. Combined with custom massage, it aids in relaxation and alleviating pain.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jenni Ricker, a graduate of Palmer College, opened The Health and Wellness Clinic with the goal of helping people heal by offering a collaborative approach to natural medicine. Together with a team of licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists, and a naturopathic physician, Dr. Ricker cares for patients during all stages of life. Before birth, prenatal massage and chiropractic care ease the burdens of mothers-to-be and babies alike. As children grow, Dr. Ricker helps promote good posture, improve spinal health, and reduce strain with adolescent chiropractic services. Adults enjoy a full suite of treatments including medically managed weight loss, traditional Chinese medicine, and chiropractic adjustments.