Massage at The Balanced Spine
Compliments QSM3 Care
Massage care is often integrated with the QSM3 technique offered at The Balanced Spine.
Mandy Foster, LMP
Since I have always been drawn to helping people, massage was a natural fit for me. After I graduated from Ashmead College school of massage in 2001. I was enthralled to get to work. My practice focuses on a wide range of modalities encompassing: Deep Tissue Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, structural alignment, PNF stretching, Gua Sha, and Cupping. I have worked with many acute injuries, but not limited to, carpal tunnel syndromes, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, headache relief, shin splints, psoas release, pre/ postnatal, and sciatica.
For the last 17 years I have worked for a chiropractor where I gained a wide variety of knowledge. I also assisted the Doctor for 3 years which gave me so much influence on my massage outlook. I am passionate and want to share my intuitive touch with the patients. I find listening to the patient’s needs is a primary focus with my directive as a therapist.
Most recently my husband, daughter and 2 dachshunds relocated to Sammamish. We love walking the dogs, riding mountain bikes, playing softball and camping. I am looking forward to exploring this beautiful city of Issaquah.
Patricia Perez, LMP
I attended Brenneke School of Massage in 2003, following the completion of my high school education.
I found the experience challenging and gratifying, as it was my first experience really acknowledging
boundaries within myself, and while working with others intimately.
In the past years, my studies led me to Ayurvedic medicine. I practice this through my bodywork with
particular techniques and mantras through music, prayer to set intention. I can also offer my ideas regarding health and
wellness to my clients, if we strike up a conversation in this direction.
I also have studied and went through intensive training in Hypnotherapy with Mary Lee LaBay, which really me to cultivate a deep relationship between the physical and mental body, and how it interconnects.
In more recent years, I've really honed in on sharpening intuition and how to live an intentional life and one that is harmonious with the cycles found in nature.
What I have found is that with a healthy body and mind, everything is possible. I believe health is a culmination of the food we eat, the environment we live in, emotional wellness and our dedication to movement therapy. Basically a cycle that allows nourishment of the mind, body and soul. If one piece is missing, we tend to become unbalanced.
My massage technique is combination of modalities that have formed into my own, using anywhere from
medium to deep touch, light rocking, compression, trigger point release, myofascial release, gentle
stretching, energy work and breath work, with a strong emphasis in rehabilitation, and often incorporating essential oils into sessions.
Come on in and I'll be happy to talk more with you about how massage can help you in your current situation.
A little about me: I am naturally a giver, I enjoy helping others. I am very fond of deep mind and heart opening experiences. I've been a participant of women's circles and sweat lodges and find this experience invaluable. I am very interested in exploring the mind-body connection through yoga and meditation. I enjoy music of all types *(I just started music lessons for the first time in my life!), the outdoors *(especially camping), travel, spending time with my family (I have 5 siblings and a large extended family), and being in front a camera when someone will do my hair and makeup.
Many blessings, I look forward to helping you.