Ellen Kaandorp

Preventive care = the best care!

With the professional experience of a decade in mental health care, years of therapeutic massage trainings & retreats, it is my experience and believe that professional bodywork is a powerful method of communication. It is essential to the health and well being of our emotional, physical and mental development.

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WA # 60239250


Cortiva Institute: Seattle

1,000 hours of extended professional education


Roxbury Spine & Wellness Clinic - Licensed Massage Therapist

Medical & Therapeutic Massage Therapy

Ummelina International Day Spa

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REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Scott on Nov 08
Since I've seen Ellen, when she started her own practice in 2011, I'm hooked. She has done amazing things to my body. Not just therapeutic, but restorative. I used to be a black diamond skier, with some random injuries, and now an avid hiker/backpacker. If you factor in my desk job, and a history of frozen shoulder, my neck and shoulders sure need a tune up. Ellen delivers. To be honest, I'm not coming in as often as I should. But when I ache and hurt all over she knows exactly what needs to be done. She's blending her knowledge, skills and intuitive mind to get my body realigned. I couldn't thank her enough for healing up my poor aching body every time...
by Doug on Aug 14
Another great massage from Ellen....I've seen Ellen for massage quite a few times over several years and it's always excellent. I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Aug 05
It was a decent massage at first. Just after I felt great. Standing and walking around still felt great, but laying down or leaning against something hurts. I feel like my entire backside from low back to shoulders should be purple. They aren't, but that is how they've physically felt all week. I know that when the massage is in process, some pain is good. So its hard for me to tell how much is going too far. Other massage places I've gone to, have done a better job of reading the signals my body sends out (signals I myself am often unsure of). My guess is that the worst portion, was probably the time I spent laying on my back with her hands jammed underneath me using the weight of my body as the level of pressure used. I usually give every massage location 2 tries before I ditch them. But I hurt worse than I did going into the massage. And that beyond sucks. Its the fourth day after my massage and I'm still taking meds and using ice packs just to try and sleep in the evenings. She is a wonderful person, but I just can't convince myself to go back.
by Diana on Jul 04
Ellen gives excellent therapeutic, attentive massage. She is technically skilled, yet with a very caring touch. I appreciate the results I'm experiencing.
by mandy on Jul 01
Ellen genuinely cares about your body's health and customizes your massage accordingly. She is warm and inviting and I've always felt very comfortable. She's the best!
by Jodi on May 13
Ellen is very skilled and thorough!
by mandy on May 28
Eileen took the time to really understand the trouble spots in my back...she was educational, warm and gave me follow up exercises to do at home. I will definitely be back!
by Sianita on May 14
Ellen did a stellar job on my deep tissue massage. I indulged in 90 minutes of getting my knots and stressful spots loose. She practices out of her apartment in downtown Edmonds where you park easily at parking spot #9. The setting is not a fancy place, but it is clean and comfortable. I felt rejuvenated the next day after the massage!
by William on May 08
Ellen puts some extra soul in her treatment. I much appreciated her technical skills. I definitely will be back.
by Cindy on Apr 16
I went to see Ellen for chronic pain in my neck and shoulders which I'm experiencing for over nine years due my desk job. I've seen many chiropractors and PT's and always thought massage was just for relaxation. A friend referred me to Ellen and I finally decided to go for it. It's hard to describe my first session since I'd never had received such therapeutic bodywork. But I felt so comfortable with her demeanor and way of working I came back for a follow up treatment the next week. This totally made a difference! My chronic symptoms were almost gone, for a full week. With her tips and advice about posture, preventive care and exercises I now know I'm on the right path to recovery! I'm very pleased with her expertise & skills and recommend anyone who suffers from chronic pain to make an appointment with her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Chair Massage