Experience RAPTURE

Rapture Massage Tacoma.  
Changing your life for the better, one touch at a time.

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WE'RE OPEN and WE'VE MOVED!  We are now located just one mile south of our previous location, inside the Saravida on the Hill Health and Wellness in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma at 

1011 South L Street

Tacoma, WA 98405

 

PLEASE REVIEW our COVID19 precautions here.  

THE RAPTURE MISSION

Our sole mission is to improve your quality of life with one healing touch at a time.  Whether you're experiencing pain, recovery from injury or surgery, anxiety...or you just want to feel amazing,  we're here to help.  Just want to relax?  We excel at helping with that, too!  Our extra spa-like amenities like hot towels, aromatherapy, and heated massage techniques add another dimension to the experience.  

 

Let us show you how to experience the joy, or RAPTURE, of reclaiming your sense of self and well being!

 

MEET OUR STAFF

JO ANDERSON, LMT

They/Them

License MA#60914891

Note:  Jo's dog, Sandy, joins in on most of their Friday and weekend sessions to provide emotional support and intense doggie cuteness! She is very calm and friendly so feel free to give her some scratches when you see her or schedule an appointment on a weekday if you have severe allergies or an aversion to large dogs.

Jo Anderson is deeply passionate about human bodies and our many wacky experiences with them. They are formally trained in Swedish Deep Tissue massage techniques, Relaxation massage, Myofascial Release, Triggerpoint, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Pre-natal and Ashiatsu massage. Jo completed their education through Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics and Massage  in 2017 and received additional certification for Ashiatsu through Deep Feet Bar Therapy. Clients have described their style as nurturing, trance inducing, renewing and relieving.

 

In a typical session with Jo you can expect to receive deep tissue work, trigger-point, relaxation techniques and energy work. They take great pride in creating unique treatment plans for all types of bodies and people including manual laborers, office workers, parents of all kinds, and folks seeking to improve their mental health, manage chronic pain and find an overall respite from the demands of daily life.  Jo believes massage can benefit anyone and serves as an excellent tool to aid in injury recovery, reset a prolonged sympathetic nervous system response and in every session they seek to foster an individualized experience for restorative healing.

 

Outside of work Jo enjoys exploring the community with their faithful dog Sandy, crafting with recycled materials, cooking for their delightful roommates and listening to every type of podcast under the sun! They look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Rapture Massage and Bodyworks community! 

Book Online With Jo Now!

 

Or call 253-778-6375

By appointment only

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Erin Schroeder, LMT

She/They

License #MA60483604

Erin spent most of her life in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. She came to Washington in 2007 to visit family but ended up falling in love with the scenery and the culture and decided to pursue a life for herself here.

 

After many years as a certified nursing assistant and medication technician she decided she wanted to do more for her patients than her job description allowed. She remembers massaging people instinctually from a very young age and has always felt a pull in that direction.

 

She graduated from Everest - Tacoma in 2014 and couldn't be happier with her decision. Her specialties include Swedish, Sports massage, Deep tissue, Neuromuscular therapy, Prenatal, and Energy techniques. She is a Reiki master and has experience with Shiatsu and Reflexology.

 

In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys. Her hobbies include swimming, exploring, hiking, drawing, reading and playing the piano.

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Or call 253-778-6375

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KAREN OYAMA, LMT

She/Her

License #MA60678905

A strong, yet intuitive massage therapist, Karen is a graduate of Discovery Point School of Massage in Seattle.  Her style is a potent combination of deep body work, Sports massage, and firm Swedish techniques.  She is a native of the Pacific
Northwest and is married with two children. In her free time, Karen loves to run, bike, swim and
hike. She also spends a lot of time at her son’s soccer games and tennis matches.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Karen used her degree in Food Science to work as a microbiologist and then in research and development for a food manufacturing company.

After staying at home for a few years to raise her kids, Karen began searching for a new career – something where she felt she could make a positive impact in people’s lives, something that would be rewarding for her and others. Having always been a proponent of natural medicine and having a deep fascination of how the body moves, she went back to school to become a massage therapist.


Karen believes that massage is a collaborative process between the client and therapist. Her quality education, ongoing continuing education, as well as her work at a medical massage clinic, have given her the knowledge to work with her clients to meet their therapeutic goals, be that treatment or relaxation. She is known to put her clients at ease and adapt her style to their needs. Nothing is more rewarding to her than a satisfied client!

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Or call 253-778-6375

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Carol Bui, LMT and Owner

She/Hers

License #MA60354041

 

Carol graduated from the Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics in early 2013.  She is well versed in Swedish, Triggerpoint and Myofascial Release techniques for injury treatment, but she firmly believes that a session can be relaxing as well as therapeutic.  As a therapist she is versatile and sensitive to individual needs, whether it is deep relaxation, treatment for various conditions or somewhere in between. She finds immense joy in being part of a clients' healing and life enrichment process.

 

Before she discovered her love for bodywork, she wore many different hats.  Throughout her college years at George Mason University, where she earned a BS in Information Technology, she also taught group exercise classes at various local fitness centers.  Certified by the American Council of Exercise (ACE), her repertoire included step aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, indoor cycling and strength training classes at the George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center, Gold's Gym and Bally's Total fitness.

 

Following her graduation from college in December of 2004, she became a software engineer for a small media software company in Northern Virginia but eventually realized she is not meant to sit in front of a computer coding all day. After almost five years, she ended her stint at the software company to do some soul searching, and met her then-future-husband shortly thereafter.  They moved to the Pacific NW a year later where they married, and this gave her a chance to to explore a brand new path.

 

Carol knew she was meant to help people in some way.  Still exploring options, she got re-certified to teach group exercise and taught belly dance aerobics at a small dance studio in South Tacoma called The Toybox.  Yet she wanted to play a more active and personal role in the health and wellness of individuals on a one-on-one basis, and that led her to study massage therapy.  Once she began her studies at Alexandar School, she knew it was a perfect fit.  

 

When she is not in the office, Carol loves to spend time with her spouse and two young daughters.  She is also an Egyptian style dancer and singer-songwriter.

 

Carol firmly believes in the healing power of touch, music and dance.

 

Book Online With Carol Now!

 

Contact Carol

carol@rapturemassageandbodyworks.com

253-778-6375

By appointment only.

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