Why work out at one place and travel to another for your massage?
Seattle Athletic Club offers superior massage services from some of the best practitioners in the state. All of our licensed massage practitioners are members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Our outstanding technicians deliver a variety of treatments, from Swedish and deep tissue massage to myofacial release and Neuro Muscular Technique. We are especially adept at meeting the specific treatment needs of athletes, and assisting with injury prevention and recovery.
Massage services are available by appointment only. Make an appointment in person at the front desk, or call Seattle Athletic Club at 206.443.1111.
Menu of Massage Services
Uses swedish techniques to target the digestive system. It helps to free up organs and assist in the smooth functioning of the GI tract.
Known as seated massage, chair massage, or on-site massage, is a technique that involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. Provided to the fully clothed client, the Practitioner will use a variety of massage strokes to decrease hypertension and increase range of motion.
Circulatory / Deep Swedish
This massage can best be likened to old fashioned Swedish massage, and is truly a massage with a purpose. All strokes are deep and warming, without being painful to receive: they are applied briskly and systematically, focusing on the return flow of blood to the heart. Evacuating used blood from the muscles paves the way for newly oxygenated (arterial) blood to enter. This cleansing aspect provides an excellent recovery or maintenance massage for post-workout soreness. Because it increases circulation, Circulatory massage is also extremely relaxing (think of the post-exercise calm experienced after a good cardio workout) and serves very well as a standard 1 hour massage. In fact, Circulatory massage has “more bang for the buck” because of its speed: more strokes are applied in the same time-frame than in a slower paced 1-hour deep tissue massage.
Deep Tissue Massage releases chronic tension through slow strokes of deep pressure on contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia. Deep Tissue provides relief for chronic tension and acute muscle spasms. It also addresses the intrinsic layer of muscles in the body, the layer closest to the bone.
Myofacial treatment works with the multi layers of fascia in the body. Fascia is like a web that covers all of the muscle cells, tendons, organs, etc. in the body. Myofacial techniques use deep tissue, deep stretching, and range of motion in the connective tissue.
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
Works with trigger points or hot spots in the body. Pinpointed areas are addressed using static pressure in symptomatic areas.
Onsen uses osteopathic methods to assess and correct pain. Onsen can help create relief in structural and functional imbalances.
Uses range of motion to find pain free sites in muscles, tissue and joints, in combination with some gentle static pressure. It helps to reset muscle spindles and create a healthy neurological loop.
Pregnancy Massage relieves pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. It is useful for women in all stages of pregnancy, including post-partum. It enhances range of motion and circulation, reducing problems associated with swelling, including varicose veins and cramps. Pregnancy Massage provides emotional nurturance as well as physical relief.
Sports massage is a form of massage utilizing specific strokes and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury or pain. Sports Massage benefits by increasing power, endurance and flexibility both before and after an event or work out.
Swedish Massage consists of long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques combined with movements of the joints. Swedish Massage promotes general relaxation, nourishes skin, improves circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscle tension.
Traditionally Thai massage is experienced on the floor, we do our best to translate this very old technique skillfully on to the table. Thai work combines rhythmic compression along pressure point lines in collaboration with stretching.
Treatment work is used in conjunction with deep friction and cross fiber strokes on ligament, tendon and muscle sites to address scarring as a result of injury. Assessment of range of motion and strength may also be used.
Meet Our Massage Practitioners
Jessie Jo Egersett
Jessie Jo Egersett
Massage Director / Licensed Massage Practitioner
Jessie Jo is a Licensed Massage Practitioner and graduate of Brian Utting School of Massage in 1999. Her education includes many modalities of bodywork with an emphasis on deep tissue. She is also the Director on Massage here at the Seattle Athletic Club.
Jessie Jo’s massage is a melting pot of many styles that include Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, TMJ and tendonitis treatment. She also includes a bit of Thai massage in each session, which is an ancient practice that encompasses yoga, and rhythmic compression along energetic pathways.
Jessie Jo was introduced to yoga at the age of 12 and believes it not only saved her life, but it made it much more interesting! She is currently teaching hatha-based yoga, studying Anusara yoga and Ayurveda. She continues to be enthralled by all of the many philosophies that were birthed out of the Indus river valley.
Licensed Massage Practitioner
A Seattle native, Julie has been practicing massage for over 35 years, having first graduated from the Lindsey Hopkins School of Massage (Miami 1975), and later from the Brian Utting School of Massage (Seattle 1990) where she has been a guest instructor since 1991 teaching her unique style of full body massage (targets circulation with deep, broad-hand pressure: systematic and vigorous). She is certified in Event Sports Massage and Clinical Sports Massage and is a member of the WA State Sports Massage Team. Julie has worked with the Seattle Sonics, members of the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, and pitcher Roger Clemens. She’s an avid sports fan, and considers SAC Downtown to be an ideal workplace (she has worked here continuously since it opened in 1982). She is a Certified Onsen Technique Therapist, Instructor and Examiner (assesses/corrects skeletal structure; tests muscles for equal ROM/strength and assigns stretches/exercises so body achieves balance and corrections hold). In treatment work, Julie’s goal is to identify the source of pain and alleviate it, permanently, whether it’s acute or only chronic and nagging. She considers giving a full body massage to be equally important and still is amazed at the positive transformation that happens both physically and mentally for her clients in just one hour. Julie is passionate about relieving human discomfort. She has a broad store of knowledge toward that end and she continually adds to it because gaining more knowledge and applying it is fun and exhilarating. She likes hiking, camping, swimming in alpine lakes, geography, exploration, languages, history, reading and telling jokes.
Licenced Massage Therapist
Leo has been a bodyworker since 2004, graduating from the Brenneke School of Massage. After that, a clinical sports massage internship in the University of Washington training room gave him experience with athletes, their injuries and rehab.
He combines active release stretching with breath work, deep tissue, and myofacial release in his work. Leo has a background in dance, swimming, mountain sports, and cycling. He also has had both hips replaced, and can share some of his experience with recovery, physical therapy, and getting back to moving with ease.
Licensed Massage Practitioner
Misa graduated from the 1000-hour COMTA accredited professional massage license program at the Brian Utting School of Massage in 2008. Prior to that, she came to the United States from Japan in 1992 with her family. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Somewhat later, Misa met an acupuncturist who inspired her to become a massage therapist. After receiving one hour of intense massage by the acupuncturist, she was very amazed at the results: her chronically injured legs were much improved in range of motion; she regained energy and began to feel much better about herself. A few months later, she was attending a workshop at massage school!
After completing the program, she worked for a chiropractic office, specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Circulatory Massage, and Injury Treatment. Misa’s passion is to provide comfort and relaxation through massage. She likes to explore the body, find the source of pain or discomfort, and alleviate it. She is very excited to be part of the Seattle Athletic Club community.
In her spare time, Misa likes spending time with her dog, a Miniature Schnauzer, and her husband. Misa enjoys hiking, swimming and soaking in hot springs.
Licensed Massage Practitioner
Carrie developed an interest in alternative medicine and bodywork early in life from grandparents who lived in China as medical missionaries. Their stories of the power of acupuncture, chi gong, and tai chi influenced how she learned about health and wellness and continue to inspire her on a regular basis.
A series of injuries led her to attend massage school, initially for self care. The experiences she had while in school combined with a 20 year career as a member of a research group at the University of Washington School of Public Health, however, led her to pursue massage therapy as a career choice. Her training and experience as a biochemist underscore her commitment to the effectiveness of manual therapies.
Carrie loves to work with her hands and be of service wherever possible. She is continually humbled by and in awe of the power of touch.
Insurance Billing Policy
Here at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown we do not do any insurance billing. Our staff and facilities are not set up to meet the big demands of working with insurance companies.
Each insurance company has a different set of benefits and requirements. Some companies will only cover people inside of their network of providers or “preferred providers”. Other companies will allow out of network providers to provide massage at a higher cost/co-pay for the subscriber. Usually in this case the insured will have to also submit chart notes and or the license number or tax ID number of the licensed massage practitioner. In all cases, a receipt will also be needed to submit to the insurance company to show proof of service and cost.
If you have been in an auto accident and are receiving injury treatment or care as a result of the incident, you usually are able to see any person you’d like. In cases such as these, we can also be of assistance. Make the appropriate arrangements with your LMP at the start of your appointment so that notes can be taken and all can be covered.
Here at the club, since we do not keep chart notes on every client - it can be a challenge for us to pull many records on specific appointments. What we can provide is a receipt of service and if you are able to plan ahead with your practitioner, some chart notes if they are needed. If you have an insurance plan that covers massage outside of the club and you are in need of a referral, we will do our best to find someone for you. You can always ask your practitioner or email Massage Director Jessie Jo Egersett and we will do our best to get you the massage you need!
Massage Schedule and Rates