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Nov 1 2023 - WE'VE MOVED

After a harrowing few months following a fire incident, we've finally moved to our beautiful forever home in the revitalized S Tacoma Business DIstrict! 

The address is 5436B S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409.  We're near the intersection of S 56th and S Tacoma Way, in between The Space (5436 but we're 5436 B) and Pho V&V, directly across from Mind Eye Tattoo.  See you there!

ABOUT RAPTURE MASSAGE Tacoma

We make you feel good about being in your body, no matter what the world tells you.

 

For every individual, our technical approach varies but our goal is the same - to show you the potential for how amazing your body can feel. We're constantly bombarded with negative feedback from our nervous system (tension, pain) or from the world (work demands, systemic adverse experiences, repetitive stress). We're here to validate your existence in literal space, because you deserve to feel good simply by laying there. Some folks need strong proprioceptive input with firm, broad pressure, some need detailed deep work, some need gentler flowing strokes, some need passive movement, others might need more lifting and kneading. A lot of us need a variety of these different techniques depending on the day and the area of the body. We're experts at accommodating these diverse needs.

 

Our intuitive therapists are exceptionally skilled in Swedish techniques for deep tissue, sports massage, prenatal massage, pain management, and relaxation at whatever level of pressure you prefer. We're also trained in what's marketed as 'bodywork' (myofascial release, triggerpoint) for injury treatment. We also provide prenatal massage and cupping massage using silicone cups. We tell you this so you know what we're capable of but ultimately, every session is uniquely customized.

 

We meet you where you're at and that's what sets us apart.

MEET OUR STAFF
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June Nelson, LMT

They/Them

License #MA61201120

SPECIALTIES: Swedish Deep Tissue

PERSONAL MASSAGE STYLE: Medium to Firm general pressure, firm sustained strokes, targeted deep work.

June is a lifelong Tacoma resident and a 2019 graduate of Clover Park Technical College's massage program. They were inspired to become a massage therapist out of a desire to help others, and their approach centers collaboration, communication, and belonging. They see massage as a transformative healthcare practice, and believe all people should feel safe experiencing its benefits regardless of age, ability, gender, size, culture, or class. After noticing improved mind-body connections through receiving bodywork, they find it truly rewarding to provide bodywork for others.

June loves getting to know clients and tailoring their treatments to meet each person's specific needs and goals. They blend relaxation and deep tissue techniques to build sessions that flow between soothing and therapeutic. In addition to Swedish Massage, they are trained in cupping, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release.

When they're not massaging, June enjoys playing guitar, songwriting, furniture upholstery, leatherwork, and video games. They spend most of their free time hanging out at home with their spouse, dog, and cats.

Book Online With June Now!

By appointment only

Jo Anderson, LMT
They/Them

License MA#60914891

Specialties: Ashiatsu, Swedish, Cupping Massage

Massage Style: Medium default pressure, slow soothing strokes with deep targeted pressure when requested

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! 

Book Online With Jo Now!

By appointment only

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Karen Oyama, LMT
She/Her

License #MA60678905

SPECIALTIES: Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish Relaxation, Cupping

MASSAGE STYLE:  Medium-firm pressure with soothing strokes, targeted deep pressure when requested

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!

Book Online With Karen Now!

By appointment only

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Carol Bui, LMT and Owner
She/Her

License #MA60354041

 

Carol has been practicing as a massage therapist since 2013 when from the Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics.  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.

Carol specializes in firm yet soothing Swedish techniques in addition to detailed neck, face, and jaw work.  She has her endorsement for Intra-Oral massage.

When not in the office, Carol loves to spend time with her spouse and two young daughters.  

 

Carol firmly believes in the healing power of touch and movement.

Carol is no longer accepting new clients

 

Contact Carol

carol@rapturemassageandbodyworks.com

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