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Megan Jones

“Megan Jones is wonderful and I love going to Helix Massage Therapy.”

– S.E.

About Megan:

For me, massage doesn’t feel like work—it is a wonderful way to spend time with someone, and I really like to share what to me has always been a gift. I have enjoyed providing a safe space for a diverse array of clients—from truck drivers and longshoremen to pregnant women and children—who bring a wide variety of needs to the table. These experiences have all informed my approach to the body, which is first and foremost, one of gratitude. Success to me is hearing that my clients are effortlessly enjoying fun activities, unencumbered by discomfort or pain.

A native of Olympia, my life prior to massage included working as a social worker with clients with developmental disabilities and pursuing a degree in Ethnic and Women’s Studies. I love to travel, sing, dance—and laugh! I have enjoyed salsa dancing in Japan and studying dolphins in Honduras and look forward to more adventures.

 

August 23rd, 2017

To the sweet people of Seattle:

I have some big upcoming changes! In late September I am going to Japan for three weeks. This trip is a honeymoon and so as of 2018 my last name will be changing to Miyazaki.

Afterward, I am going back to Boulder for my final schooling at the Rolfing Institute. This December I will graduate, completing several years of study. Thank you to my clients for being understanding of the travel towards this new skill set. It is my clients who inspire me to remain curious and continue broadening my skills, so I am excited to bring this work back to you! Look forward to future information on Rolfing and it’s benefits.

These transitions also brings changes in how I practice massage. In 2018 I will begin Rolfing work as well as continue with both cash patients and PIP work. I am going to be looking to mentor one or several massage therapists in massage for complicated pregnancies. This work has been a passion of mine for many years and I would like to see it expand! I would also like to do some case study research on some techniques I have developed for certain conditions during pregnancy.

Also, in 2018 I will stop accepting insurance for my work. Since I will be gone most of the late part of the year my last day to accept insurance is Sept 19, 2017. This is bittersweet. It is with my deepest gratitude to my insurance patients that I make this transition. The choice was made so I could continue to grow as a practitioner and provide even more effective and efficient care. I would like to be as supportive as I can for your next steps of care. I (of course!) would welcome the chance to continue seeing you for care. Some patients have chosen to continue care with HSA funds or other creative solutions. Please help me to know what you may need.

Thank you so much for understanding.

You all are so dear to me,

Megan Jones LMP


Training:

The National Holistic Institute Massage Certification Program
Emeryville, CA | 2005-2006

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Certification with Carole Osborne
Kenmore, WA | 2007

Introduction to Lomilomi with Kim Hartley, Heartspire School of Hawaiian Massage
Olympia, WA | 2010

Introduction to Lomi Loku with Koleen Kohlrus, Port Townsend School of Massage
Port Townsend, WA | 2010

Labor Support Course (Doula training) with Penny Simkin and Teri Shilling, Seattle School of Midwifery
Kenmore, WA | 2010

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women with Penny Simkin
Kenmore, WA | 2011

Advanced Perinatal Massage Therapy Seminar with Carole Osborne
Kenmore, WA | 2011

CranioSacral Therapy 1
Upledger Institute International | 2011

Abdominal Massage Series with Marty Ryan
Seattle, WA | 2012-2013

Advanced Perinatal Massage Therapy Seminar with Carole Osborne
Kenmore, WA | 2013