Massage at The Balanced Spine
Compliments QSM3 Care
Massage care is often integrated with the QSM3 technique offered at The Balanced Spine.
Katie Focht, LMP
Since becoming a massage therapist back in 2003, my focus and greatest strength as a therapist has been deep tissue, therapeutic and treatment work. I have run my own massage business, worked in the chiropractic setting, as well as contracted out of several massage practices over the years. I feel massage therapy and chiropractic care are key components to wellness.
My goal with each treatment is to decrease pain, tension, breakdown scar tissue, release lactic acid (better known as knots), lengthen shortened muscles and leave my client feeling that each area of concern has been addressed.
To accomplish my treatment goals I use different levels of a deep tissue techniques as well as different tools when needed, such as cupping, hot stones and bamboo. Each person is different, therefore treatment is tailored to the clients likes and dislikes in terms of pressure and style.
I grew up on a horse farm in Sammamish. My husband is also a local and we have decided to raise our kids in a community where we love and call home. Our 2 kids are very active in football, lacrosse, cheerleading, soccer and softball.
Both my husband and I played sports in college, so from my own experience as an athlete and raising our own little athletes, I understand the need to recover quickly from injuries, pain and discomfort. When you have an active lifestyle, the last thing you want is having your body hold you back.
I look forward to working with you and helping you get back on your feet and feeling good again!
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.