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 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!
by Lindsay on May 27
Best massage experience I've had!
by Deborah on Mar 17
Really lovely massage and very effective -- my body feels like it had a needed overhaul. I'd like to go weekly.
by Mitchell on Mar 03
I very much enjoy getting a massage at Self Centered Massage Studio. JoElle is very professional and fun to talk to. I am happy that she is my massage therapist.
by Allison on Jan 11
Her studio is very inviting and comfortable, the lighting and ambiance is just perfect for a therapeutic massage! JoElle is wonderful at finding my trouble areas and working out the aches and pains. I will definitely be going back!
by Barb on Sep 10
I felt so good the next day will definitely be back
by Lindsey on Apr 12
Such an amazing experience! Will definitely be back.
by Devin on Feb 17
Great experience
by Anonymous on Jan 28
That JoElle was able to get in the tough spots that I had to be worked out. The BEST experience that I've ever had at a masseuse.
by Mitchell on Nov 07
I really enjoyed my massage!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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