Alison Day LMT CCST CZST

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What I offer

Alison Day LMT offers both western and Asian approaches to bodywork therapy. She has been teaching Zen Shiatsu since 2005.

Office Location

In Wedgwood:
6850 35th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Tel: (206) 251-5209      

Zen Shiatsu

This is acupressure, an Asian approach to bodywork therapy. The Asian approach sees physical inflexibility, pain, poor digestion or poor sleep as a body out of balance. Zen Shiatsu treats the energy channels, or meridians, of the body by stretching and compression. This method stimulates one’s vital life force, (qi or chi in Chinese, and ki in Japanese), to move through the body in a harmonious way. The body is helped to return to balance and health. Zen Shiatsu supports active living by promoting a strong immune system and good health.

Zen Shiatsu is particularly helpful for the following conditions and symptoms of energetic imbalance:

 

  • Digestive disorders like constipation and poor digestion
  • Structural misalignment that reduces range of motion and restricts movement
  • Complaints such as tension headache, neck pain, back pain
  • Supporting women through pregnancy

 

Craniosacral Therapy 

This is a western approach to bodywork therapy. Restriction in the soft tissue of the brain and spinal cord can produce physical discomfort and mental cloudiness. Craniosacral Therapy involves treating the delicate bones of the skull and low back, stimulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord, and freeing restrictions in the soft tissue.

Craniosacral Therapy is particularly helpful for the following conditions:

  • Injury sustained in a fall, a motor vehicle accident, or blow to the head
  • To speed recovery after dental or medical surgery
  • Chronic symptoms of migraines, grinding teeth, menstrual issues
  • Experience of fatigue for no reason, emotional issues, or periods of transition in one’s life

 

Intraoral cranial work
 
Neck muscle tension and jaw pain can be eased by skilled work in the mouth. With the client’s permission, Alison often works inside the client’s mouth. Her Washington State massage license includes an intraoral endorsement.
 
Treatment massage, myofascial release and structural integration methods
 
Alison uses specific massage techniques to resolve muscle hypertension and recover range of motion in joints. Myofascial work helps break up the layers of soft tissue that stick together under the skin so that they can slide over each other as they are designed to do. Structural integration can restore optimal structural balance and ease pain.
 
Combination
 
Combining Zen Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy and treatment massage gives Alison the versatility to respond to each client in a way that matches his or her needs. Her clients love this approach. 
By supporting health in the body Alison helps her clients rediscover how it is to move with ease, to feel relaxed from head to toe, to be mentally alert. 
 
You can book a 60 minute Zen Shiatsu session or 80 minute craniosacral session or combination of Zen Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy at the top of this page. Select the type of treatment and click on the photo to proceed to the scheduling calendar. You can book a massage appointment for insurance here too.
 
Insurance clients are recommended to confirm their benefits with their insurance company. Bring to the first session a current referral from a primary care provider, MD, ND, or DC, and a current medical insurance card.
 
Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted at time of service.
 
What to expect in a session
 
All sessions are given with the client fully clothed lying on a massage table. The first session will include a health intake and structural assessment.
 
You can reach Alison by phone at 206 251 5209 or by e-mail at alison@zenshiatsuseattle.com

You can download a copy of my Health Intake Form before our first appointment.

Gift certificates are available. Contact Alison

Credentials:

My training includes:

  • Over 600 hours initial training in Zen Shiatsu with Saul Goodman at the International School of Shiatsu, in Pennsylvania and Switzerland.
  • Over 600 hours initial training in Swedish Massage at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA.
  • Over 550 hours training in cranio-sacral therapy with Ursula Popp in Seattle.
  • Shiatsu during pregnancy training with Suzanne Yates.
  • Professional member of the American Massage Therapists Association, and American Organization of Bodywork Therapists of Asia.
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Southampton University, U.K.
  • Alison has been teaching Zen shiatsu in Seattle since 2003.

Links :
http://www.amtamembers.com/alisondaylmp  (for information on my cranio-sacral therapy) 
http://www.amtamassage.org
http://www.aobta.org
http://www.shiatsubo.com
http://www.ursulapopp.com

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Alison Day Davies WA license:  MA 00014444