North Seattle

Carkeek Plaza - QFC Shopping Center


10021 Holman Road NW
Seattle, WA 98177

Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm


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The Benefits of Geriatric Massage

Mackenzie Barrow Jan 22, 2019 Massage

With age comes many new challenges. Pain, depression, disease, and isolation can put a damper on our seniors’ quality of life. Geriatric massage helps bring some of that vitality back in a psychological and physiological way. Geriatric massage provides not only a therapeutic experience, but also a compassionate touch. “For elderly clients, touch can awaken, comfort,...

How to Combat Stress this Holiday Season

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 18, 2018 Massage

It’s a no-brainer that the holidays are stressful. It can be very easy to be swallowed up by it and forget to take care of yourself. But now more than ever it’s important to pencil in some self-care. Massage therapy can have a powerful impact on those suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety this holiday season. Massage has been shown to: Lower oxygen...

HIV/AIDS Awareness: What Massage Can Do

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 11, 2018 Massage

December 1st was World AIDS Day. In honor of that, we’d like to share how massage can be beneficial to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. According to Massage Today, “Massage therapy plays a vital role in helping patients cope with the various symptoms of HIV/AIDS and indirectly boosts the immune system at the same time. As part of the medical team, massage therapists...

What is Aromatherapy?

Mackenzie Barrow Dec 5, 2018 Massage

What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy uses concentrated plant extracts (essential oils) to improve your health and overall well-being. It uses both inhalation and skin absorption to enhance your physical and mental health. At Elements Massage™ we incorporate both of these aspects into our AromaRitual™ service. So, what can these essential oils do for you? A better...

Movember: Oncology Massage

Mackenzie Barrow Nov 21, 2018 Massage

This month we recognize Movember. In the month of November, we bring awareness to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. In honor of Movember, we’re sharing how massage can help cancer patients. Massage can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or drug therapy,...

Massage from Around the World

Tara Matthew Oct 24, 2018 Massage

Since Massage is practiced all around the world, every type of massage offers different historical and cultural experiences.

Depending on WHERE you are having your massage, the therapist may not just use their hands, fingers, and forearms.  It is also common practice in some cultures to use their knees and feet, as well as use a range of equipment that might seem unfamiliar or even strange.

History of Massage Therapy

Tara Matthew Oct 23, 2018 Massage

We all enjoy a good massage, but have you ever wondered where massage originated?  It is safe to assume massage therapy has been around for many years, but you might be surprised to know that it dates back thousands of years to many of our most ancient civilizations.

What is Myofascial Release?

Mackenzie Barrow Oct 22, 2018 Massage

   Throughout every structure of our bodies there exists web-like connective tissue called fascia. It’s essentially the Saran wrap that keeps us together. Much like Saran wrap, our fascia can easily get “stuck” or tangled resulting in restricted movement, tenderness, and pain. Myofascial Release is a massage technique used to combat this.   ...

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Mackenzie Barrow & Jeffrey Myre, LMT Oct 21, 2018 Massage

   When looking for a therapist to book an appointment with, you may hear us listing the modalities a therapist specializes in. One modality that often comes up is Craniosacral Therapy. What does Craniosacral Therapy encompass?    To understand the answer to that question, we turned to our therapist Jeffrey Myre, LMT. First, we asked him what area of the...

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