The Salt Spa of Bellevue

OUR STAFF


MASSAGE

Red

Available Tuesday - Friday by Appointment

Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue, Relaxation and Table-Thai

Recipient of the 2019 "Bellevue's Best" award! Inspired massage therapy that is always customized to suit your needs. No matter what you want from your massage, Red can help. Red tried a few different occupations before she found Massage Therapy, but none of them gave her the total satisfaction that being a bodyworker provides. Red has found that the way she does Massage Therapy hits every point on her list!

Danika
Available Saturday
Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Sports

Please be aware: Danika books quickly!

I am often asked why I became a massage therapist. There are many reasons, but above all, I believe in the power of touch as a tool for healing, relaxing, increasing overall well-being and happiness. I graduated with a BS in Public Health and decided that with my background as a gymnast and fitness instructor, massage therapy would be the perfect way to serve my community. I believe in a holistic approach to health and try to embody the change I want to see in the health care system. As an LMT, I use many techniques including cupping, myofascial release, neuromuscular massage, sports/deep tissue, pregnancy, table Thai, and relaxation massage. I believe in listening to the client first then determining a treatment plan together. Outside of the massage room, you can find me cooking for friends and family, dancing to live music, teaching fitness classes, adventuring outside, or teaching English to Italian middle-schoolers.


Jenia

Jenia comes to us with 20+ years as an LMT working in a wide variety of settings, as well as managing her own practices in Florida, Connecticut and New York. She is passionate about offering relief to clients experiencing pain, and making available practical and easy to use tools for those who wish to take charge over their own well being. Melding together modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu (5 Element) and Conscious Breathwork - Jenia has come to her own, unique technique of bodywork to address the clients’ at-the-point problem areas; working without oils, creams or lotions, usually over a sheet. Many clients find her work relaxing even if going ‘deep,’ using methods within one’s ‘comfort zone.’⁣

In her travels in North America, Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand, Jenia has offered massage therapy and healing workshops for couples/paired chair massage, self-massage/self-healing techniques for adults & children, and also infant massage for new mothers.⁣

We are so excited to have her join our team!


TIBETAN SOUND BATHS

Lauren Acton

Lauren, a Certified Tibetan Singing Bowl Practitioner and Usui/Holy Fire III® Karuna® Reiki Master presents SOUND + SOUL, a one-hour immersion in sound frequency healing that cleanses the soul, encourages a meditative state and settles you into deep relaxation. Receiving the energy medicine from the sounds and vibrations of the Tibetan Singing Bowls can retune your total body (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) to optimal health. Participants will settle in comfortably on the zero-gravity recliner chairs with a blanket and completely surrender to the sound. No movement or physical activity of any kind is asked of the participants, just total relaxation! Before the session Lauren will guide the collective through meditation and calming breath work, and throughout the sound bath Lauren will infuse the space with the healing energy of Reiki to enhance your soul experience! After the sound session you will integrate the sound healing during a spoken embodiment message. Love and honor your being in this safe and very powerful ancient healing practice!


Stephanie Whitford

Working with sacred sound and somatic modalities have become a powerful force in Stephanie's healing practice and offerings. Over the years she has cultivated a multi-layered approach toward health in the whole person through the use of body, lifestyle and sound therapies. Her experience in Ayurveda, breath-work, yoga, sound and holistic healing lends a dynamic power to the meditative sessions offered.

Stephanie's inspiration is to aid individuals toward the fullest possible expression of their unique purpose by skillfully employing her specialized healing techniques within a safe, intuitive, and, compassionate space.


SPA OPERA

Mary Lydia Ryan is a Seattle vocalist, pianist, composer, and founder of “Spa Opera®”, a musical healing arts organization. She frequently shares the stage with other notable solo piano artists and singer-songwriters from around the world, has performed her original music live at TEDx Seattle 2017,18,19, has several albums to her credit including her award-winning and critically acclaimed piano only releases. Outside of composing and performing, she enjoys her work in Sound Bathing and meditation and mindfulness coaching. www.iammarylydiaryan.com.

REIKI & ENERGY WORK

Emily

Available Monday - Sunday by Appointment

Emily is a certified Reiki Master and Advanced Energy Intuitive. She utilizes a number of different modalities during a session, based on what is needed for the clients highest good. Sometimes we need that additional boost, calming, a "re-set" or an objective third party to assist us in processing whatever life might bring. Reiki is meant to help us align with our divine path and journey, and that's just what Emily assists with.

Additional skillsets include:

  • Pet Communication
  • Connecting with loved ones who have crossed over
  • Meditation Assistance
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Past life healing


YOGA

Patti Shelton
Patti is a yoga and meditation teacher with a background in medicine. Her approach to teaching is highly personalized and focuses on each student finding their own individual expressions of poses and practices, and accessing wonder and delight. She has completed two multi-year meditation teacher training programs as well as several yoga teacher trainings. In addition, she holds a bachelor's degree in neurobiology and a doctorate in medicine, and her scientific background informs her teaching, resulting in the creation of unique experiences for her students. She is the co-founder of Bhavana School of Yoga and teaches in several other yoga teacher training programs, focusing primarily on anatomy; she is also the author of the book The Yoga Doctor. Patti is fortunate to be the mother of two children, a son and a daughter, who are a continual source of wonder. To learn more, visit pattisheltonmd.com.