Julie Deramo

  • WA License #: MA 00017396

Better movement, better life!



What attracted you to a career in massage? 


I had headaches for 30 years.  While working in a corporate environment, a coworker recommended that I really work to get the headaches to cease.  That brought me through medical care, chiropractic, and eventually a college for massage when a 3 month headache was resolved in 5 minutes.  While I searched for what was available, I found a lot of techniques that have helped my clients over the past 10 years.  These days my headaches are gone, and my que...



What attracted you to a career in massage? 


I had headaches for 30 years.  While working in a corporate environment, a coworker recommended that I really work to get the headaches to cease.  That brought me through medical care, chiropractic, and eventually a college for massage when a 3 month headache was resolved in 5 minutes.  While I searched for what was available, I found a lot of techniques that have helped my clients over the past 10 years.  These days my headaches are gone, and my questing nature helps me troubleshoot physical muscular issues and bring relief to aches and pains of the body. 


Which school did you attend and which certifications do you hold?

I attended Ashmead College where I obtained a 4.0.  Our coursework was challenging.  Many people drop out in the year long course due to the stringent testing schedule, but I had good teachers and a lot of motivation.

I have taken the classes for CranioSacral Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release, and have been practicing the techniques for almost 10 years now.  CranioSacral Therapy is excellent for those suffering from PTSD, balance issues, unresolved pain, and many more.  You can find out more about CranioSacral by visiting Upledger.com

Youthaage is a new technique.  It is designed to create better circulation so it is easier to move, easier to lose weight, and produces younger and softer skin.  Youthaage is practiced with a Qi'hausr.  A Qi'hasur (Qee - Ha - Sur) is a copper massage tool that can be used throughout the body to create better circulation by scooping the tissues of the body effortlessly.  It makes the face look younger and more supple, it relieves restrictions in tight IT Bands, and it produces results faster than most other massage tools.  We sell them as well here for only $100.00.



What techniques do you specialize in? What issues or conditions does your work help improve?

I specialize in troubleshooting long term physical complaints.  I have a variety of techniques and therapies I use but it always depends on who is on the table, and what their body most needs that day.  CranioSacral Therapy works with the nervous system.  By utilizing the skill of finding where the restrictions are in the body through CranioSacral, it is easy to find what needs work first.  If someone comes in not quite knowing what is going on physically, it is not an issue at all. 

Through the State of Washington I am certified to work within the mouth which I utilize both manual therapy and CranioSacral Therapy.  It is excellent for facial strain and tension, dental issues, and a multitude of other issues that involve the skull and face.

The list of what I utilize is CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Youthaage, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, and many others that are all utilized when needed, but not of unnecessary inclusion.

My work has been compared to acupuncture and medications, to name a few.  The work has good effects, but everyone is always treated as an individual.  There is no putting people in a 'box' here.


Where are you available to provide massage? 

Align Bodyworks, Pllc
16040 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA  98008
By Appointment Only
Email:  AlignBodyworks@gmail.com


What hobbies and other interests do you have?

Spending time with my daughters and friends; reading; taking classes; playing the piano, violin, mandolin, harmonica, and guitar; working on the outside property; watching movies with family and friends; attending the multitude of activities available in the Puget Sound.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

WA # MA 00017396

Education
2002

Ashmead College

Massage Certification

Experience
Bodywork

Using the body in every environment

As listed elsewhere, I specialize in troubleshooting issues in the body. I utilize CranioSacral Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release taught through the Upledger Institute based in Florida. Youthaage is the other therapy that I heavily rely on. Swedish, Deep Tissue, and other therapies I utilize where needed. The body is very good at communicating what it needs to function better. My goal is always to make your future days feel better. Here is life experience. I want you to see that I have experienced what the toll activities take on the body, and the understanding that life has physical requirements. My job is to help you be able to do these activities better, longer, happier, and feel like enjoying home life after instead of tending to the aches and pains. We all live in a body, being able to do what you want to do after all the requirements makes living in that body a whole lot more fun! Living in a human body takes a toll after several years, and can be influenced by the type of activity that is required over and over, day after day, year after year. United States Marine Corps... Working with the military entailed a high physical demand including firing weaponry, long hours with desk work, and having to stand at attention with whatever was handed to me immediately! Motherhood... that is a task of continual giving, over and over, sometimes with minimal sleep yet still requiring an active intelligence to achieve raising great human beings who will have no recollection of those early years of nonstop work. If on top of that your child is special needs or sleeps little, it's a whole different ball game. Parents need their A-game especially when helping a young one adapt themselves to living in a body that isn't working like everyone else's. Corporate....50 and 60 hour weeks 5 - 7 days a week sitting at a desk either doing computer work or continually being on the phone to verify information, negotiate, or overnight checks. The benefits are great with medical and dental, the retirement package grows continually, but without bodywork the retirement finds the body not wanting to move or do as much! There have been many other adventures including long distance running, hiking, ect. The point of all this is I want you to understand whatever shape you come to Align Bodyworks in, I understand that you want to be able to do better with your body.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Spa

  • Aromatherapy

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Coaching

  • Swedish

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