As somebody may or may not have once said, it takes a good massage to refuel your life-tank with enough life-fuel to finish first in a father-daughter sack race. Re-Leaf owner Tari Dean and her team of talented tension tamers will knock on the doors of your muscles, bearing gifts and comforting back pats. During the Swedish massage, your friendly and licensed therapist will carefully craft a custom muscle-mellowing formula using long strokes, both strong and gentle, to encourage blood flow and loosen long-clenched limbs. You’ll emerge refreshed, renewed, and appropriately rewarded for meeting your weekly quota of ski-mask sales.
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.
Massage is a therapeutic process tied to ancient times, not just as a method of relaxation but as a means of actual healing. Embracing the notion that soothing touches can lead to actual body betterment, the Massage Sanctuary happily provides a range of massage styles to its clients. There are hot stone options, simpler chair treatments and an array of table work that can be done for ailing customers, all from inside their well-groomed Capitol Hill space. Truly a sanctuary, as the name implies, this classy and demure space just off Broadway provides calming energy and soothing tones to all that enter, and manages to keep prices relatively low in the process. Appointments are always suggested, though smiling, knowledgeable therapists will always do their best to accommodate.
Luata Bray’s solo massage practice serves clients seeking a variety of treatments, ranging from therapeutic massage designed to offset athletic or repetitive injuries (such as plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome) to medically-informed treatments, designed to speed healing from surgery or accidents. The basic brick storefront gives way to a colorful interior, pulsing with artwork and colorful throws on the massage tables that invite clients in for everything from pregnancy and stress reduction massages to structural integration work that realigns clients’ movement patterns to reduce pain and overall wear. This practice also accepts multiple insurers and offers a variety of discounts for many dutiful clients, including students and senior citizens.
Long considered one of Seattle’s best Pilates studio, Studio Evolve’s sunny, bright space is dedicated to offering the best means of getting and staying in shape, all with a green attitude. Not only is the studio constructed with the Earth-friendly materials in mind, so are the chemicals used to keep the studio clean. Classes and individual instruction, provided by a knowledgeable staff, include Pilates, the patented Gyrotronic Expansion System (used for stretching and strengthening muscles) and SPRe Bodywork techniques, which are aimed at resolving both emotional and physical issues in combination. Pre- and post-natal conditions are also handled with aplomb, and larger packages are available for private groups.
Tucked away inside a nondescript building in Seattle’s always-colorful International District, Imperial Foot Massage offers what some clients have come to believe is the city’s best massage experience. The dim, low-slung storefront doesn’t spend much time on décor or frills, opting instead to focus on the work at hand – literally. Guests can expect expert rub-downs from the comfort of several malleable red sofa chairs, which can be turned and tweaked, depending on the desired service. Basic foot rubs are what the cliental expects, and customers keep coming back for the relaxing 60, 90 and 120 –minute foot sessions, perfect for relieving aching bones after a hard week of walking.