Joan Sands

I am a healer, performer, and much more.

My name is Joan

I possess a wide body of knowledge with 18 years of experience and I am continually building skills. In 2002 upon graduating from Ashmead College of Massage in Vancouver, WA. I went on to study with Jeremy Sutton – a Rolfer – who taught Sports And Clinical Therapies at Ashmead. Since then I have completed numerous continuing education classes, including Craniosacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Reiki, Traditional Thailand Massage, Ashiatsu, Gua Sha, Fire Cupping and now at...

My name is Joan

I possess a wide body of knowledge with 18 years of experience and I am continually building skills. In 2002 upon graduating from Ashmead College of Massage in Vancouver, WA. I went on to study with Jeremy Sutton – a Rolfer – who taught Sports And Clinical Therapies at Ashmead. Since then I have completed numerous continuing education classes, including Craniosacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Reiki, Traditional Thailand Massage, Ashiatsu, Gua Sha, Fire Cupping and now attend OCOM as a dual degree student in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I have worked on professional athletes, world travelers, automobile accident victims, migraine sufferers, and chronic pain sufferers, in fitness centers, medical offices, clinics, spas, festivals, and homes. 

My motivation for healing may be genetic as I am told my grandfather had a healing gift that involved laying hands on, but after working around doctors at Stanford University Hospital in my early 20s I knew I wanted to do something in the healing field and found myself following my curiosity wherever it led me. Many of my clients report energetic changes as well as physical changes during and after I have worked with them. Some find recovery or management after long term suffering with chronic issues, like migraines, frozen shoulder, joint pain and more. I don’t purport myself to be a miracle worker, but rather a balance of intuitiveness combined with knowledge in my field.

I am also trained in the art of hypnosis and the various applications; clinical, weight loss, habit cessation and healthy habit formation, phobias, street hypnosis, and even a few stage performances.







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Licenses
Massage

OR # 7879

NCBTMB

# 388659-00

Education
2002

Ashmead College

Sports Massage and Clinical Therapies Program

2013

Upledger Institute

Cranio Sacral Therapy Level 1, 2, SER 1, 2, TA

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Hypnotherapy, or Wellness services

by Haley on Apr 04
Joan has such healing hands, she does a great job of helping you relax and ease into your massage. 10/10 would recommend Joan!
by Jerry on Apr 02
Perfect massage process and pressure. Joan's personal presence and warmth provided just the kind of experience I was seeking. She addressed my acute problem with a shoulder and loosened up tightness throughout my whole body as well. I highly recommend Joan.
by Anonymous on Mar 30
Joan worked wonders for me! I live with chronic pain in my left shoulder and after her body work there has been so much space created in that area and I am noticing it through my entire body. Joan listened to my needs and let those needs guide her leading to a very healing experience for me. I absolutely plan to see Joan again and would highly recommend her. Thank you Joan!
by Judith on Mar 25
I loved my massage with Joan. She is really good. This was my first time at Elk Rock Wellness and I left pretty happy. I'm glad my insurance covers it.
by Hailey on Mar 21
Joan was great, I’d definitely recommended her and her talent!
by Amy on Mar 14
Joan listened to my issues and targeted those areas-she massaged around my ankle sprain with no discomfort. I appreciated her kind calmness and skill. It was a pleasure to spend an hour with her and my body feels a so much better.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Reiki
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Hypnotherapy

  • Hypnosis

Wellness

  • Other