About Shelley and her Practice
I was born and raised in Spokane, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Health Services Administration from EWU in 1985 and began working in that field in Seattle in 1986. In 1990 I began studying Massage therapy in Seattle finished my training after moving back to Spokane in 1991. I continued to work in health care administration full time including eight years as a case manager for St. Luke's Rehabilitation injured worker program and a few years as a contract administrator for Providence Sacred Heart, while maintaining a small private practice out of my home. In 2002 I became fully self-employed as a massage therapist. In 2007 I bought an office with two partners and together we founded Spokane Healing Arts.
Always curious and eager to learn, I am current with Washington State and my professional association (AMTA) continuing education requirements. My specialized training includes the Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Cupping, and Thai Yoga Massage certification and I was a guest instructor at Northwest Noetic School of Massage from 2000 to 2010. Nothing compares to hands-on experience and I have provided over 14,000 treatment sessions since I received my license in 1991.
My husband provides physical therapy at the local
VA Medical Center. We have been married over 27 years and
we are raising three children together.