JoElle Thompson

"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

Registered Dental Hygienist

# DH 00006249

Education
2015

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics

Massage Therapy Program

2017

International Cupping Therapy Association

Contemporary Cupping Methods

Experience
Bodywork

Intra-oral massage endorsement

.April 2015 completed 16 hour continuing education course TREATING TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION (TMD) for INTRAORAL ENDORSEMENT with Mary Atkinson.

Registered Dental Hygienist

15 years of experience as a dental hygienist in private dental practice treating TMJ disfunction and TMJ pain/symptoms

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Elliott on Jun 14
JoElle did a really great job and helped me tremendously, while putting me at ease. It was great!
by Alex on May 22
JoElle is fantastic, and always makes sure you leave feeling 100%. Her space is relaxing and feels remote in it's tucked away location. She is knowledgeable and really cares about the pain you're in, she's solution oriented and wants to help. I have been to many massage therapists and she is by far my favorite. This was my second appointment and I will definitely be back.
by Kelly on May 12
JoElle is great at listening to all aspects of the individual: verbally, emotionally, and physically and responds accordingly. I have been to Self Centered Massage several times and each time is a wonderful, warm, healing experience. Thank you. Kelly Hale
by Dani on Apr 26
You’re amazing JoElle! Grateful to have had my first massage here.
by Anonymous on Apr 15
JoElle is amazing. She know how to find the spots that are bothering you and she spends the time to get rid of them. She is also very friendly and easy to chat with. I highly recommend Self Centered Massage Studio!
by Angela on Apr 03
JoElle Thompson is very knowledgeable and accomplished. I am having major jaw and neck pain. After my first appointment, I could feel relief and progress. Something I hadn't experience in the preceding six weeks. I highly recommend her. It's an added bonus that she's a lovely person on top of being professional and capable.
by Anonymous on Mar 10
Great!
by Jocelyn on Feb 09
My experience was amazing. My shoulder pain and stiff neck totally gone . She did it the way I wanted. Smooth and professional. I highly recommend her to my family and friends. Thanks again and looking forward seeing her again
by Jamie on Jan 20
Joelle was very professional and excited about her work. I think her dental hygiene background really sets her apart. She is very comfortable working chair side with clients. She offers intra-oral massage which is helpful if you are trying to consider the whole body and many people carry tension in their jaw and the muscles surrounding the jaw.
by Joni on Nov 29
excellent responsiveness to my needs

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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