Happy Independence Day!
We wish you a safe, liberating, joyful Summer, and we have some excellent workshops and classes coming up soon — and a special announcement about our rates — see below!
Let Freedom Ring!
As we come together this holiday weekend to celebrate the liberation of our nation, we want to extend to you our gratitude for entrusting us to help relieve your burdens in your pursuit of happiness.
Buddha once said that just as we can know the ocean because it always tastes of salt, we can recognize enlightenment because it always tastes of freedom.
Here in the Land of the Free, we often get caught up in the rat race, trapped by the work we do, overwhelmed by personal drama, or stuck in the clutter of our possessions. All of those clinging doubts, fears and obligations create tension in our minds and bodies. Actually, we have the power to choose joy over fear, and release our “shoulds”, “have to’s” and “cant’s”.
Massage Therapy is a powerful way to help release those burdens, and to free yourself in body, heart and mind. That release helps us to remember gratitude for all we have received, and find all the ways we can serve others.
So let Freedom Ring, throughout all aspects of your life, take care of yourself, and let us help relieve you of some of your burdens! Click here to schedule your next massage appointment online.
Special Announcement – Rate Increase
As of August 1st, pricing for massage will increase to the following prices:
- 30 min $50
- 45 min $67
- 1 hour $84
- 1 hour 15 min $100
- 90 min $118
- 120 min $168
We know that a price increase is difficult for our clients but it’s necessary at this time to cover the steadily increasing costs of doing business.
However, you can lock in the current pricing by purchasing gift certificates now! We thank you for your continuing support!
From everyone here at New Seattle Massage
Upcoming Workshops at New Seattle Massage
Balinese Relaxation Massage
with Shawna Ruff, LMP
Friday, July 11th (9am-6pm), and Friday, July 25th (9am-6pm)
Price: early bird registration $175.00, or $200.00 day of event
4 participants – 8 hours of instruction (8 CEU)
Balinese massage originated in Indonesia, influenced by techniques used in China and India. Traditional Balinese relaxation massage utilizes acupressure, aromatherapy, hot Ayurvedic oil, deep or light touch is used depending on the ailment that needs addressed. The main focus of Balinese massage is to assist in quieting the mind, while relaxing the body.
Balinese Massage is a very healing, restorative modality, which uses methodical timing and acupressure to alleviate symptoms of stress, insomnia, and anxiety. Please be prepared to be patient in this class, as it will move with a slow tempo and strong intention.
- Upon completion of the class student will receive a certificate of completion.
- Students must provide sheets, and your own massage table.
- A syllabus, training routine, contraindication list, and oil will be provided by the instructor.
Instructor Shawna Ruff LMP: graduated from the Brenneke School of Massage in 2003. She holds a Washington state professional massage license (MA 00020435) and has worked as a therapist for ten years, in three countries, and aboard two luxury cruise liners in the Hawaiian Islands. She has previously taught at the Cortiva Brenneke School of Massage and at the Northwest Academy of the Healing Arts. Her primary modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Balinese, Hawaiian Lomi Pohaku (Hot Stone), and Lomi Lomi.
The Eclectic Bodyworker — Head, Neck and Face
with Pam Foster, LMP and Kate Bromley, LMP
Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 11:30am-8:30pm
Price: $150.00 8 hours of instruction, 8CE
Come learn new strokes and points, and review important muscles and fascia for head, neck and face. Class is taught by Pam Foster and/or Kate Bromley to share the most effective, efficient techniques learned and utilized over a combined 45+ years of practice. Explore the effects of stress on the body and discuss some of the most common conditions found in this area. (Minimum of 6 students needed for class to run)
Instructor Kate Bromley, LMP: Kate is a 24 year veteran massage therapist and educator. She was employed for years as an instructor at Seattle Massage School and Ashmead College and is currently teaching at Denton Massage School in Arlington as well as teaching a variety of continuing education and personal growth classes. She has previous experience working in a naturopathic clinic setting, chiropractic clinic and private practice and is currently seeing clients at Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts, located in Lake City Way.
Her specialties are neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic drainage and Polarity therapy. She is a Registered Polarity Educator.
Instructor Pam Foster, LMP: Pam has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 1990 and an instructor of massage, the Business of Massage and Ethics for the Massage Professional since 1997, initially with Seattle Massage School which eventually became Everest College. She currently teaches for Bluestone Academy in Ellensburg, Washington, with Seattle Reflexology and Massage Center in Seattle, and Denton Massage School in Arlington. Pam teaches continuing education hours of four or six hours in Ethics for the LMP. Her practice is in the Eastlake district of Seattle, as well as a secondary location in Mountlake Terrace. Although her focus is clinical treatment, she uses a fusion of techniques to treat the client’s needs.
TAO BASICS — A PRACTICE FOR LIVING
with Daniel Lee
Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sat. (11am-5pm), Sun. (11:00-4:30pm)
Tao means “the Way,” not as a religion, but as an ancient Chinese philosophy and a way of life that is in harmony with nature.
In this workshop, you will learn practical ways to transform stress into vitality, calm the mind, and strengthen the body. We will practice Tao Yoga, Chi Kung,and Tao Meditation in a friendly environment.This workshop is for beginners or advanced practitioners who wish to deepen their practice. At the end of the workshop, you will have a simple practice to discover balance in your life, and find your own personal Tao or “Way.”
- Standing Dynamic (moving) Qigong: Ba Duan Jin (8 Sections of Brocade)
- Sitting Qigong (Tao Meditation): Inner Smile, 6 Healing Sounds, & Small Heavenly Circle (Microcosmic Orbit)
- Tao Yin Qigong (Tao Yoga); movements while sitting or lying down.
Price: $160 ($135 with Early Registration — before July 4, 2014)
Daniel Lee created the Being Balance System to integrate traditional Tao practice with our modern lives. He is a disciple of Sifu George Liew (Hong Kong Tai Chi Assoc., Cheng Tin Hung lineage), and a direct student of Taoist Master Mantak Chia, and the Country Coordinator for the Universal Healing Tao System in Austria. For more information, please see his website:www.beingbalance.com
The Eclectic Bodyworker — Shoulder Girdle to Fingertips
with Pam Foster, LMP and Kate Bromley, LMP
Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 11:30am-8:30pm
Price: $150.00 8 hours of instruction, 8CEWorkshop presents an eclectic approach to upper extremity work combining the most effective and efficient technique learned, taught and utilized over the instructors combined 45+ years of practice. Explore the effects of stress on the body and discuss the most common conditions found in this area.
(Minimum of 6 students needed for class to run, Instructor bios above, on July 13th Workshop)
Published on: Jul 4, 2014