First Blog Entry

   I’m so excited to finally have my website up and running.  Many of you know that this has been an 8 year grueling process.  Patience finally paid off, thanks to my darling husband.  What a great birthday present!  Prepare for my ramblings, sometimes about massage, food, resturants, life in general, favorite websites, updates on the massage shack, my pregnancy, and my darling daughter. 

     Speaking of, my due date is June 26th, we are expecting a little girl. We have decided to name Ella Jo.  We can’t wait to meet her.  I’m hoping she is a sleeper, unlike her older sister.  One can wish!!  I can’t believe almost 6 months have gone by.  This pregnancy is nothing like the first.  There is no time to fawn all over myself,  rubbing Shea butter on my belly, and turning up classical music to make the  kid smarter in utero.  No trips to get pedicures, or meditations on how peaceful I will make the birth.  Lucky for me I already read every book available about pregnancy and “What to Expect” talk about scaring yourself.  This time around it is straight up survival.  With a one year old running about I’m lucky to get food in my mouth.  I do love the age my daughteris at now.  She loves exploring, pushing boundaries, interacting with everyone, dancing jigs, learning to jump, sign language, swimming, and getting massages.  She gets 2 massages a day!  Lucky girl! 

     It’s time for bed, as you new parents out there know sleep is the drug of choice.  5 am sneaks up on you quickly.  In the words of my father in law “choosing to be a parent is the most sincere form of optimism in our future.” So this one goes out to all my fellow optimist. Until next time.

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Cupping

Cupping is the anti-gravity massage.  It’s great for lifting scar tissue, adhesion, and realigning fascia tissue.

Postural Therapy

A series of  10 sessions designed to balance and align the soft tissue of the body.  Each session builds on the last with a specific focus and goal.  This therapy is effective for rebalancing the body after accidents or injuries, where the body has created misalignments due to scar tissue and adhesions.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

Ashi=foot, atsu=pressure.  This ancient Eastern technique turned Western modern is performed on a massage table, not the floor.  I use parallel bars suspended from the ceiling for balance, hence oriental bar therapy.  Clean bare-feet are used to apply even deep pressure over the body.  This work is great for people who love deep tissue work but don’t like the intensity of  elbows, or fingers.  Ashiatsu redefines deep relaxtion.

Reflexology

Sole-fully yours.  Like a road map to the rest of your body your feet are the focus for this treatment.  Pressure is applied to specific sites of the feet and hands, clearing areas of tension and congestion.  In my practise reflexology is often integrated with other treatments. Come sooth your sole.

Hot Stone Massage

On cold dreary days here in Seattle nothing is better than a Hot Stone massage.  Basalt stones are heated up and placed different areas of the body like your hands, feet and toes.  The heat of the stones help to melt away built up tension, and detoxify the body.  Cocoon yourself in the tranquility and warmth of  a hot stone massage.

Prenatal Massage

This is an exciting time! Your body is changing and soon your life.  Prenatal massage eases tension on your hips, lower back, and shoulders.  Your body is working hard to nurture life.  Take the time to bond with your baby and pamper yourself.

Welcome to ETM’s new website!

Please let me know what you like, what you don’t, and what’s missing.

Happy Birthday Taunya!

Let’s plan some time to go over how your new site works.  Love you!