Massage

Massage at Seattle Athletic Club

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.

Meet Our Massage Practitioners

Jessie Jo Egersett

Jessie Jo Egersett

Jessie Jo Egersett

Massage Director / Licensed Massage Practitioner
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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 Ayruveda. She continues to be enthralled by all of the many philosophies that were birthed out of the Indus river valley.

Julie Bacon

Julie Bacon

Julie Bacon

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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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.

Leo DiLorenzo

Leo DiLorenzo

Leo DiLorenzo

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Leo has been a bodyworker since 2004, graduating from the Brenneke School of Massage. A clinical sports massage internship at the UW gave him experience with training and injuries. Leo combines stretching and breathwork, Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue and myofacial release in his work.

Leo likes working with athletes, having a background in dance, swimming, x-country skiing and cycling. He also has had both hips replaced, and can share some of his experience with recovery, rehab, and getting back to moving and having fun!

Ivy Bjornson

Ivy Bjornson

Ivy Bjornson

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Ivy has been very active in the massage community since graduating in 2009. Her natural curiosity and interest in continuing education, such as Thai and Craniosacral, drives her passion for massage. Her continued quest for knowledge, as well as drawing from her experience massaging full time, allows her to individualize her massages and meet the needs of active clients.

She firmly believes that scheduling regular massage should be part of everyone's self care routine. She enjoys being a part of the massage team here and looks forward to working with the members of The Seattle Athletic Club.

MaryAnn Kuchera

MaryAnn Kuchera

MaryAnn Kuchera

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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MaryAnn has been a Massage Practitioner since she graduated with honors from the Seattle Massage School in 1994.

Her sessions include an eclectic mix of styles ranging from lomi lomi, strain/counter strain, to MET and others. She believes flexibility is a key element of health and fitness. Massage can release the muscle tension that often drains energy, pulls joints out of alignment, and stresses other muscles.

Misa Shimizu

Misa Shimizu

Misa Shimizu

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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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.

Tod Taylor

Tod Taylor

Tod Taylor

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Tod has been a practitioner in Seattle since 2005, after graduating from the Brian Utting School of Massage where he acquired a solid base of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapies, as well as Sports Massage, Circulatory and Hydrotherapy techniques.

Tod is dedicated to bringing healing bodywork into the lives of others with integrity, presence of mind and compassionate respect for the human experience.

Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Hannah attended Myotherapy College of Utah where she became proficient in 14 bodywork modalities.

Her style of massage consists of Swedish, deep tissue, segmental, and shiatsu combinations dependent on the needs of the client. For optimal benefit, Hannah likes to use lotions combined with a variety of essential oils.

Hannah is a dedicated health care professional skilled in the practice of massage and therapeutic bodywork. She views massage therapy not as a luxury but as a necessity for healthy living. When combined with regular exercise and good nutrition, massage therapy improves the quality for day to day life, thereby allowing people to live happier, more active lives.

Carrie Nelson

Carrie Nelson

Carrie Nelson

Licensed Massage Practitioner
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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!