JoElle Thompson

  • ABMP Member
  • WA License #: MA 60550897
  • WA License #: Intraoral Massage Endorsement
  • 55

"If you are centered, you can move freely." - Morihei Ueshiba

I became a massage practitioner after my personal journey with pain and discomfort from ergonomic work stress.  My initial reason for beginning massage treatments began as pro-active to counteract ergonomic postures with my job as a dental hygienist.  Throughout the years my conviction has only grown for the range of conditions massage/bodywork can help with.  One of the greatest results massage/bodywork can bring is self awareness and a greater understanding of your physical body in daily li...

I became a massage practitioner after my personal journey with pain and discomfort from ergonomic work stress.  My initial reason for beginning massage treatments began as pro-active to counteract ergonomic postures with my job as a dental hygienist.  Throughout the years my conviction has only grown for the range of conditions massage/bodywork can help with.  One of the greatest results massage/bodywork can bring is self awareness and a greater understanding of your physical body in daily life.  By being aware of subtle signs its possible to recognize harmful postures, activities, and ergonomics to self-correct. 


My experience as a massage client has led me to understand how varied each massage therapists approach and personality can affect the treatment outcome.  On several different occasions I have tried a new massage therapist with rave reviews from a friend and have left the appointment feeling underwhelmed.  I believe the professional relationship between a client and massage therapist is vital to the treatment results.  Compatibility is difficult to evaluate based on reading a bio or even from a friends recommendation, so I offer the first massage appointment at 1/2 price ($30).  I consider this first appointment an "interview" for the client to decide if their expectations were met, they were comfortable, and their concerns were addressed.

People seek massage for many different reasons and have personal preferences that are just as greatly varied.  My approach to each massage is unique to the clients needs and preferences.  I do not have a pre-programmed sequence or a one-size-fits-all massage routine.  I listen to my clients concerns, and encourage feedback throughout the appointment and work in large part by intuition and experience.

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Licenses
Massage

WA # MA 60550897

Massage

WA # Intraoral Massage Endorsement

Registered Dental Hygienist

# DH 00006249

Education
2015

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics

Massage Therapy Program

2017

International Cupping Therapy Association

Contemporary Cupping Methods

2015

Mary Atkinson

Treating Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (16 hours)

Experience
Bodywork

Registered Dental Hygienist

Currently licensed and working as a dental hygienist in private dental practice. Licensed and practicing Registered Dental Hygienist in Washington State since July 2000.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Apr 23
Just amazing massages. JoElle takes the time to work out problem areas.
by Laura on Apr 13
Thanks!
by Anonymous on Mar 20
Love getting a massage with Joelle!
by Anonymous on Mar 14
I felt better, but one session is not enough! I'll be making another appointment soon.
by Mark on Feb 28
The absolute best!
by Ilona on Feb 01
I can’t say enough about my visits with JoElle. I’ve had several centers of discomfort and to date all have been mitigated and eliminated by the massages I’ve received. JoElle has a special skill in finding and focusing on where in my body stress or triggers originate. It’s usually not where you think!
by Sue on Dec 23
JoElle is amazing! She always gets to areas that need to be released and I leave feeling much relief and very relaxed!
by Kevin on Nov 19
Pleased and surprised by the results of my first session,will be back. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Nov 19
Thanks JoElle. I'm still sore a day later, but I can feel the changes in my body already. Can't wait for our next appointment!
by Tina on Nov 12
The location is convenient to downtown Tacoma and the space is amazing. I look forward to future massages with JoElle.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Relaxation
  • Intra-oral Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Injury Treatment
  • Myofascial Release
  • Other

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