You may apply directly through Find Touch or you can send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
So, I must start off by letting you know that Joyce from this spa has been a huge supporter of the Find Touch community from day one and I am so glad I finally got to meet her in person and visit her spa!
A bit of background on “The Spa… for the woman who cares”. It started about 7 years ago with the idea that women can come relax, hang out and totally pamper themselves…all day if they wanted to! Over the last couple of years, Joyce’s spa has grown into a bigger space and she took the opportunity to do some remodeling. Now, I didn’t see the spa prior to the remodel, but the feeling I get from it now is spacious, yet cozy, and definitely relaxing. Maybe it was the ambiance of the fireplace in the corner… Oh how I do love a fireplace!
You will find a nice waiting room here with a waterfall along with water available for the clients. There are 2 massage rooms available of a decent size conveniently located by the waiting area. Joyce herself is an esthetician and keeps very busy with her clients throughout the day. She also takes the time to pamper those guests who choose the all day spa package… these are some of the times she looks to Find Touch for a massage therapist to fill in. Her concept is more along the lines of a wellness spa. She prefers to use all-natural products and is very in tune with the needs of her clients.
Joyce is currently looking for a more permanent massage therapist of the independant mindset who enjoys marketing themselves and understands the difference between being an employee and an independent contractor. She would ideally like a massage therapist who takes ownership of their position and pride in their work environment. She cannot guarantee a set amount of clients and is hoping for someone who either already has clients to bring with them or who is interested in building and maintaining a clientele from scratch. She offers an excellent commission split and a lovely spa to practice in!
If you have excellent communication skills, enjoy caring for others and feel like the qualities described above fit you, please contact Joyce at: thespaforthewoman [at] verizon [dot] net, or apply through Find Touch.
Have a lovely day!
Michelle B, LMP
service [at] findtouch [dot] com
Awhile back I had asked the Find Touch community what they would be interested in reading about. I received several wonderful ideas, and one of them included reading about a different modality each month along with why you would want to take it upon yourself to learn this skill and incorporate it into your practice.
Now, I’m not yet going to commit to writing about a modality each month, especially since I prefer to actually have some experience with the skill I am sharing information about (and although classes are always worth it, it might get spendy to do it each month:). I will however, do my best to share what I know and get you pumped up to learn something new!
I recently got involved with a Visceral Manipulation mentorship taught by Greg Yasuda who also teaches at Cortiva. I personally did not really know beforehand what this technique was all about…I thought to myself “something to do with the viscera perhaps?” In case you are not quite sure, Viscera is the term for organs. It is really much more involved than a “manipulation” skill, as you start off by fine tuning your listening skills…listening to the body that is. We all do this of course while letting our intuitive hands lead the way, but when we take on learning a completely new concept, it refreshes our senses and gives us a new perception! One aspect I appreciate about Visceral Manipulation is that it requires enhancing and refreshing your knowledge of anatomy. It’s easy to spend so much of our time focused on the kinesiology aspect, and when you are able to assess what the body needs along with learning to understand more about restrictions within the organs and then actually applying this knowledge to help your client with chronic lower back pain (as an example)…what a great feeling!
I of course can’t speak in present tense and share results I’ve had with clients due to the fact that I have taken one class so far, but I would like to share a positive result from my personal experience. What my classmates and instructor found was that I had tension in my pericardium, which is underneath my rib cage on the left side. The instructor was able to reach underneath my ribs, hold for a few seconds. Since this is a very protected area, it does require trust, patience and letting go. The referral went all the way up through my lungs right near my collar bone. Once a great amount of tension was released I had this renewed activity in my digestive tract! I am so looking forward to the next class and excited to tune into listening and assessing so I can share this technique with others.
I have found the site of an instructor in the Seattle area who offers workshops on Visceral Manipulation. His name is Michael Hahn and he also specializes in Hellerwork, Cranial Therapies and is a certified Body Talk practitioner.
Please share any information you might have on this therapy by commenting to this blog. Also, if you have interest in sharing your experience and an idea for the next modality, I would love to hear your thoughts on that too! You may contact me anytime at: email@example.com.
Have a wonderful day,
Michelle B, LMP
This past week I had the opportunity to visit Massage Envy in Newcastle, WA. Did you know that this is one of the very first Massage Envy locations? It actually is in a conveniently located spot too, especially if you live on the eastside! You will find plenty of parking, a grocery store, Starbuck’s and a variety of eateries close by for your breaks. Not to mention you will find a nice-sized break room and this room for resting upstairs with bean bags and such!
Yes, the other day I decided to take an adventure into the recipe book and randomly pick a recipe…bam…opened the book right up to Moussaka. I remembered a few years back being invited to a big Greek family’s house for Christmas dinner and this was one of the dishes on the menu. I thought I remembered it being quite tasty…so why not give it a whirl?
So, my thought process today, well actually this week, has been a lot about relationship building and how to ensure that those relationships you’ve been building are positive and healthy.
As we all know with our profession, it is important to have balance in our lives in order to be more energetically available for our clients and in turn make us feel more energized in our personal lives. While these thoughts have been rolling around in my mind today like a bunch of tumbleweeds I came across this flyer that I’ve been holding on to. Guess what it is about?
Well, the title is actually “Dealing with Difficult Clients” but the underlying truth of what this class is referring to…the ultimate bottom line is Non-violent Communication. This flyer which I hold happens to be outdated, but I decided to check out the website anyways: hollyeckert.com/.
What I found out is she has a free intro on Nov. 14th if anybody is interested in going. I will post more details on the community forum. Thought I would share, I don’t know if it’s the summer/fall (all of a sudden winter) transition or what… but you know the deep thoughts are coming on strong.
If anybody else has any thoughts or ideas or book recommendations on building positive, open and healthy relationships…do share! Have a great weekend!
Michelle B, LMP
So, today I was thinking…how can I make this blog more interesting? What do we LMPs want to read about, really? Of course it is lovely to hear about various aspects of the massage community, and I love to keep everyone in the loop as well as share positive information, but today I’ve chosen to take a break from all that and talk about pumpkin patches for a minute. My neighbor, whether she realizes it or not, totally inspired me!
Amy took the time to show me around and introduce me to some of the massage therapists working at Elements who were all very interested in sharing their positive work experiences. They all seem to appreciate that they can use their own techniques and share their individual talents as a massage therapist and feel like their limits are respected in regards to scheduling.
I’m sure you are all familiar with the “Race for the Cure”, but have you heard of “Massage for the Cure”? This is an opportunity for you to share your gift while contributing to a good cause- the Susan G. Komen fund for the cure. On this particular day, clients will be donating to the cause rather than paying directly for their massage. This does not however mean that you will not be paid as a massage therapist. You will both be paid and appreciated for contributing your time and love. If you are interesting in making a donation yourself, you can opt to donate your tips to the fund for this day!
This wonderful event is sponsored by Massage Envy. To apply for a time slot, please contact one of the convenient locations throughout the Seattle area. To save you a step, here is a direct link to their website with available locations throughout Western Washington:
Don’t forget to save the date! I look forward to seeing you there!
Here are some upcoming opportunities for CEUs along with an opportunity to work with the Reiki Fellowship in October for those who are interested!
Provided by: The Hands That Heal Center for the Healing Arts…
“How to do Groovy Neck Work”
Sept. 13 (Saturday) 10am-3pm **Therapeutic, Headache and Whiplash Workshop
“How to Run a $1000 Weekend Seated Massage Event
Sept. 13 (Saturday) 3pm-7pm
“Nooks and Crannies”
Sept. 14 (Sunday) 10am-2pm **Illio-Psoas, Sub-Scap, Piriformis, Adductors
“Manifesting an Amazing Massage Busines Today!”
Sept. 14 (Sunday) 3pm-7pm **Achieve Your Business Goals, Dreams and Desires
**About the workshops-
CPR/ First Aid Recertification class
Sept. 28th (Sunday) 1pm-5pm $60
You may e-mail Pamela directly to find out more about these CEUs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Rapiñan NCTMB-LMP,CSH 206-501-6608
**The Reiki Fellowship will be sharing at the “Alive Expo-Lynnwood Convention Center”
Dates: Nov. 8 and Nov. 9
Registration: You may find out more information in regards to joining the Reiki Fellowship at: http://www.reikifellowship.com/
If you know of other interesting opportunities and learning experiences to share with the massage community, I will be happy to pass them along. You can also share by posting a comment to this blog!