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 Sue on Oct 01
JoElle is awesome! She is personable, skilled in her profession and customized treatment to fit my needs. She asked how I was doing throughout the appointment and helped relieve tightness in my neck and shoulder areas. I highly recommend JoElle as a massage therapist and for those with specific TMJ / neck pain. Thanks, JoElle!
by Ilona on Sep 26
I've been suffering stiffness in my neck for more than a year. I've been to other massage therapists, chiropractors. I have to say JoElle has a touch and technique like no other I've experienced. I am feeling better than I have in a very long time. Highly recommend.
by Nancy on Sep 22
Excellent massage! The best ever. My back feels better and less tight. Wish I could do this every week!
by Peggy on Sep 08
I so appreciate JoElle brining to her massage practice her years of wisdom & experience as a dental hygienist which has been so beneficial in alleviating discomfort from TMJ. Would highly recommend.
by Karlyn on Sep 08
I appreciated the entire experience. JoElle is not only a kind and caring provider but knowledgeable and did an Excellent job!
by Anonymous on Aug 08
Loved every second.
by Jennifer on Jul 26
I have never had a MT that was so inituitve. I appreciate someone that takes their time to know what my body needs
by Nicole on Jul 07
JoElle is very good. I would highly recommend her. One of the best massages I've ever had. She is very skilled at intra oral massages for TMJD pain.
by Wendi on Jun 03
JoElle is very personable and kind, and she tries to anticipate questions to make sure it's a pleasant experience. I have never had a neck massage quite like that and it seemed to get deep into my troubled areas. Thank you for the great work!
by Rebecca on May 28
JoElle was wonderful. If you are looking for a real massage to serve real benefits whether you get migraines or stand for long hours (both of which I do) or have general or localized aches and pains, this is the person for you! Her intuition and ability to find all of the spots you need work (before you even mention them!) is remarkable. I will definitely return!

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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