Greetings! I am Janine (aka Joy), a Licensed Massage Therapist from New York City. Along with my NY license, I’ve obtained my licenses in the beautiful state of Washington, and in Oregon throughout my journeys and career!
My passion as a healer and therapist over the 16 years of massage practice has rewarded me a million times over than the 13 years working as an Executive Assistant in the corporate world of Wall Street. When I jumped the corporate ship and went to school for Massage Therapy at The Swedish Institute in Manhattan, it was an eye opening experience, the only thing I could do was to kick myself for not doing it sooner! When I visited Seattle in Dec ’05, I felt the connection-even in the mist! What an indescribable feeling that Seattle was my next destination. In 2007, I moved to Seattle for the Quality of Life and to fulfill a path I was curious about. I am now excited to have the opportunity to reside on Bainbridge Island, a long time coming and the commute to Seattle is better than sitting in traffic! I dont mind based on where I grew up!
Through my experiences, my skill-set ranges from traditional Swedish massage, Deep tissue therapy, and the most popular and effective deep massage service, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist utilizes gravity and an overhead bar system for support while delivering a deep therapeutic massage without intense pain or discomfort to the client. Each individual receives a unique blend of modalities such as Deep Tissue, Lomi-Lomi, Myofascial Release, Cupping, as well as integrating modalities of Eastern methods such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage. I dabble in sound healing and utilize my intuition to listen to your body’s needs. I am grateful for this gift!
I am an outgoing and down to earth ‘gal and works with each client individually, creating a sense of comfort and relaxation while continuing to follow through with aiding your aches and discomforts. I have integrity in my work and how I live my life, and it shows. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
~ Warm Wishes and Be Well ~