Jeanne Priest

  • WA License #: MA 60901018
  • 22

One thing leads to another...

My fitness and teaching background led me to an interest in physical therapy so I became a Physical therapist Assistant, primarily working in skilled nursing facilities. That led me to an interest in massage. While working in rehab I began to realize that massage was more than just a comforting addendum to PT, but could be enormously therapeutic. My surprise at the amazing results I got from doing short sessions of massage in conjunction with other modalities planted the idea in my head of go...

My fitness and teaching background led me to an interest in physical therapy so I became a Physical therapist Assistant, primarily working in skilled nursing facilities. That led me to an interest in massage. While working in rehab I began to realize that massage was more than just a comforting addendum to PT, but could be enormously therapeutic. My surprise at the amazing results I got from doing short sessions of massage in conjunction with other modalities planted the idea in my head of going back to school once again. I consider massage to be therapy even if it's "only" helping to create relaxation and decrease stress. It lessens pain and fear, brings comfort, improves circulation and range of motion, restores balance to the mind and body. The amazing thing is that it is a therapy that people enjoy!  It always makes people feel better! 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

WA # MA 60901018

Physical Therapist Assistant

# P160232069

Education
2018

Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts

Massage Therapist Program

2010

Olympic College

Physical Therapist Program

Experience
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Assistant

Have worked primarily in inpatient rehabilitation settings with a variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries including hip and knee replacement, cardiac, stroke, back surgery, amputation, dementia, difficulty walking, motor vehicle accidents, etc. Frequent modalities used include gait and transfer training, therapeutic exercise, electric stimulation, ultrasound, and diathermy; soft tissue massage used when appropriate to increase range of motions, decrease edema, improve circulation and decrease pain. Additionally, I have a fitness background including Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Water Aerobics instructor, and Life Guard. While I am new to massage I feel my background in fitness and physical therapy with knowledge of functional and structural anatomy and movement gives me a huge head start. I am also very comfortable and experienced in working with disabled and elderly populations.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Jun 18
Jeanne is terrific. She is knowledgeable and has capable hands!
by Craig on May 22
Jeanne was very professional, it had been months since my last massage. Basically she was massaging a brick, and was able to relax me enough to doze off while she got to work. I’m a very happy camper
by Ken on May 07
Great to have a massage therapist with physical therapy background!
by Catherine on Apr 14
Great location! Jeanne is a skilled practitioner, She even threw in some other health suggestions to address some of my concerns. Very pleased, highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Apr 13
All knots truly were undone! Jeanne was very easy to communicate with, the massage was very relaxing and effective, and as a bonus I learned some stretches to keep my muscles happy between appointments. I will definitely be back, and highly recommend Jeanne.
by Jen on Apr 08
First massage with Jeanne last week. Studio is comfortable, clean and relaxing. She did an amazing job finding my problem spots and working them out!
by Wade on Mar 08
As an avid runner a deep tissue massage was just the ticket.
by Lisa on Mar 06
Jeanne is awesome! Give her a try, you’ll be glad you did ????
by Jon on Mar 01
Jean was very thorough and even made time to sit down and talk with me first, find out my specific muscle and joint pain from my accident, to make sure not to hurt me during the massage. Great massage Jeann! Thank you very much!
by Anonymous on Feb 09
Jeanne was very attentive and focused!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Swedish/Myofascial/Deep Tissue, extra attention to problem areas