JoElle Thompson

  • ABMP Member
  • WA License #: MA 60550897
  • WA License #: Intraoral Massage Endorsement
  • 69

"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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Where I Work
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 Coaching or Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Feb 05
JoElle took the preparation time to review my notes in order to provide maximum benefit. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail.
by Anonymous on Dec 13
Exactly what I was looking for. JoElle was friendly, skilled, attentive, and professional. I can't wait to go back!
by Anonymous on Dec 10
by Patrick on Nov 22
The music was great! JoElle was very professional. And the ambience was very nice. I am looking forward to coming back soon.
by Patrick on Nov 22
The music was great! JoElle was very professional. And the ambience was very nice. I am looking forward to coming back soon.
by Nancy on Nov 22
Jo Elle is great! She's very intuitive about the origins pain and sore muscles. My month would not be the same without her!
by Tina on Nov 21
I really enjoy the ambiance of the studio. It is conveniently located down town in Tacoma's historic courthouse & post office. JoElle is friendly, professional and skilled in a variety of techniques. She intuitively knows when a particular area needs more attention.
by Anonymous on Oct 31
I saw JoElle for intra oral massage and had a wonderful experience. Her work gave me relief from stiffness and pain I experienced after spending a few hours in a dentist chair. She relieved so much tension from my jaw I felt like I could open my mouth wider than I had been able to in years. I have another appointment coming up.
by Theresa on Oct 02
Very interesting experience. Enjoyed JoElle. She is a wealth of knowledge. Wonderful!
by Jon on Sep 18
I have needed to visit many massage therapists, I would say that there is not a better massage studio in the U.S. That may seem like a bold statement but in my opinion it is factual.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Coaching

  • Mobile Phone/Video Conference Call
  • Mobile Video Conference Call Appointment

Bodywork & Massage

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

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