Even before I became a massage therapist, I always believed in and understood how important WELLNESS is in order to obtain a healthy and longevity life. Going to massage school helped me realizing that I can help other people to ease their days. The idea of helping people to be free of pain, relax and energize is facinating to me and is truly a gift. I am so happy that I chose this career path. Becoming a massage practitioner by Cortiva Institute-Seattle last year, allowed me to learn how to focus on the needs of each client helping them to acheive their best condition and comfort as a result of a positive therapeutic communication and client centered massages. To accomplish beneficial results my goals as massage therapist is to create a positive impact on my clients body while helping to instill a better sense of awareness. My treatments sessions incorporate healing techniques but always with the intention to balance and to relax a person’s whole being. My further development plans include specialization in Medical and Sports Massage. To accomplish my bodywork experience, I will be taking Pilates instructor classes this year. Two of my biggest passion in life is the ocean and outdoor activities. I’m originally from Brazil fluent in Portuguese and I have a natural curiosity to learn about different cultures, I have lived in United States now for over 9 years, including Seattle and Hawaii.
Jenny Peterson grew up in the midwest and spent much of her youth as a competitive gymnast. In 2006 she graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in dance and visual arts. After a brief stint in San Diego, she moved to Seattle, where she attended Cortiva Institute of Massage. As a dancer and athlete, Jenny has experienced the benefits of massage therapy first hand, and seeks to provide intelligent and compassionate touch for those seeking relief from injuries and stress. Jenny currently specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular massage techniques, and is dedicated to continually expanding her knowledge and skill. When she isn’t massaging, Jenny can be found dancing professionally in and around the Seattle area, as well as creating work as a fine art photographer.
I graduated from the Cortiva Institute in 2011 with an Extended Professional Massage Therapy degree. My interest in massage therapy is rooted in a deep desire to help improve the physical health and wellbeing of others. As a life-long participant in many sports, I felt the need to understand more about the human body–especially how the muscular/skeletal system functions. I have come to believe that skilled therapeutic massage can enhance athletic performance, as well as improve the body-mind connection in non-athletes.
Although I am hearing-impaired, I do not consider it to be a disability. In fact, I am convinced that my special acuity in sensing the source of pain or weakness is the result of it. I welcome individuals of all ages and physical conditions to put this claim to the test!
I am a certified “sports-nut,” umpire youth-league baseball games whenever I can, and love to sculpture in both wood and metal.
Ashley graduated from Ashmead College in 2005. She specializes in deep tissue and injury treatment. Her goal is to decrease pain and increase her clients knowledge and awareness of their body, along with giving them the appropriate guidance for self care. Ashley enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them fulfill a more healthful & productive lifestyle. She also enjoys cooking, concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Angela Tessier, Licensed Massage Therapist, (LMP)
I learned of the benefits of massage when I was five months pregnant, tired and sore from the dramatic changes in my body. After receiving a massage, I felt revitalized, amazed by its power to relieve my pregnancy aches and pains and to help me feel relaxed and centered. I remember my daughter also loved it, kicking energetically whenever I lied down on the table to receive a massage. Life can place many stresses on our bodies and minds leading to chronic pain and mental fatigue. I believe massage therapy has the potential to not only relieve our pain but also to reinvigorate us by helping us learn to relax and balance ourselves.
I received my professional certificate in Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. My passion is doing rehabilitative massage therapy because of the way it helps clients to heal and find relief from acute and chronic pain and trauma. I also specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Reflexology and Infant Massage.
In addition, I have ten years of experience as an educator teaching English as a Second Language in Minneapolis and in Japan. My hobbies include traveling, music, yoga, hiking and playing with my two-year-old daughter.
When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys nature: hiking, camping, exploring, and taking in the sights. Other hobbies include yoga, globe trotting (traveling), and enhancing her massage technique and skill.
Regina Yanito , Licensed Massage Therapist, (LMP)
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