Experienced as both a doula and a massage therapist, Talya Erez helps women and adults stay relaxed and focused amid the intense stress of childbirth or the simple tension of everyday life. Catering to clients from all lwalks of life, including the LGBTQ community and single mothers, she specializes in a tender touch, both easing expectant mothers' minds with prenatal massages and teaching new mothers how to safely massage their infants. As a doula, she meets with women before and after the birth, ensuring a smooth transition for the child as it enters a world without the womb's premium cable channels.
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.
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.
Signature Service: Medical-grade chemical peel
Brands Used: Obagi, PCA Skin, and bareMinerals makeup
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Mod Skin And Body's massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians aren't the only ones who are good with their hands. Its owner actually created the repurposed barn doors that decorate the spa in their garage. They also crafted the chevron-patterned wood installation in the waiting room by hand.
The spa's rustic-chic decor includes a handcrafted pedicure bench, as well. This tufted banquette pairs with a crystal chandelier to add a dash of luxury to the pedicure station.
While indulgences for the eyes abound here, it's the spa treatments that keep clients coming back for more. These include everything from gentlemen's facials to Obagi chemical peels to makeup tutorials that use bareMinerals products.
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.
Janine spent 16 years working as an executive assistant on Wall Street before abandoning the Charging Bull to study massage at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan. Now a licensed massage therapist, Janine combines her will to please and her newfound skills in therapeutic sessions that combine myofascial-release, deep-tissue, and lomi lomi techniques. While she works, she moves slowly, safely stretching limbs and joints without sudden movements and bringing harmony to the body's internal energies. In addition to her signature trio, her modalities also include hot-stone, shiatsu, Thai, and pregnancy massage.