Here’s a shot I took at the Barefoot Basics Training on Capitol Hill this weekend. Nancy DeLong, my Ashiatsu Instructor (and owner of the Deepfeet Ashiatsu franchise), and Instructor-in-training Natalie Petersen traveled up from Portland to our fair city! I hosted them and joined the training as an assistant. Now 10 more massage therapists have been trained in the basics of Ashiatsu massage!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
It has been a year since A Touch of Red moved to the Salt Mine Arium Spa in Bellevue. Thank you Annett & Matthias Riebe for providing such a wonderful place to be located at. Also thank all of you for continuing to support my micro business! It has been a positive and abundant year.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Thank you, Alice Stuart! Part of how I knew I could do whatever I wanted with my life, like be a professional artist (did it) or run my own massage business (doing it) was because I had such great examples of other women who had lived their dreams, like my friend’s mom (and my teen hero), the legendary folk singer and band leader Alice Stuart. On June 17th, Alice is celebrating her 75th Birthday by performing at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle; but before her performance Alice is coming to see me at A Touch of Red for a massage!
There are still a few tickets left for this amazing artist’s show https://tickets.thetripledoor.net/e... or go to http://www.alicestuart.com/media for more about Alice. It's a great read. She's the woman who paved the way for Bonnie Raitt, toured Europe with Van Morrison, played with Frank Zappa, is good friends with Huey Lewis...and also by her great example influenced me.
This is the web site of Alice Stuart, with samples of her music in .mp3 format, contact information and her playing schedule.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Allergy season is in full bloom and while it is beautiful, it is also a difficult time for those of us that are pollen challenged.
Lucky me, I own a designer microfiber Vogmask that matches the garden! -Thank you to Colleen P for taking this fun photo!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
By request here is another garden massage photo from last Wednesday.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Healthy Lifestyle Model Lily Ilnitsky http://www.smgmodels.com/talent/142...
shows us how to take advantage of a beautiful Bellevue afternoon by getting a fresh air massage from your's truly...
-photos by Kristin Smith, LMP and Red
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Preparing for a working vacation to the coolest hot springs in Oregon! I will be closed April 20 thru May Day while I recharge in the high Cascade Mtns at Breitenbush Hot-springs Retreat Center. I will see you all again in May, but in the meantime check out the gallery photos from the Breitenbush website http://breitenbush.com/gallery/
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Today is was sunny but it rained Camellia petals to signal the arrival of Spring! Lovin' that sunshine.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Not able to get out of town! Escape to A Touch of Red for a mini Staycation! I can supply a beautiful warm room, tropical scents and the skills to make you feel like your on vacation...at least that is what my clients tell me.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Enjoying the gorgeous light of the salt lamps at the Salt Mine Aruim.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Client Quote: "I'll bet Atlas comes and sees you when his shoulders are hurting." Jessie T
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Annett R. took this photo during yesterday's Open House at the Salt Mine Arium. Yes that is me, Red, doing a massage demo of using foot pressure on Naomi Jarrell, LMP.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Back to what I love! Here is an interesting angle on an Ashiatsu massage. This was taken in my room at the Salt Mine Arium. Photo by David Turcaso.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A Touch of Red is closed for Winter Break Jan 3-9,2017. I am following my own advice and taking a vacation in Arizona!
"Resilience is how you recharge, not how you endure" -Shawn Achor
For more about how important downtime is read this article https://flipboard.com/​@flipboard/fl...
Too much going on in your head? Want your stress to melt away? Come in and feel the positive energy of a relaxation massage. Most massages include the face and head, but if you want extra focus just ask!
-photo by David Turcaso
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This year I have introduced Ashiatsu massage to more people than any other year. I'm guesstimating about 400 people. Here is a photo I took of of our Ashiatsu booth at a Self Care Fair for Therapists. Pictured are instructors Nancy DeLong of Portland , OR and Pilar Hook from Florida both working on one luck therapist. We were also joined at the booh by instructor Mariah Neeson from Spokane.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
A Touch of Red will be closed next week as I am will be working and playing there as a Staff Healer, doing both Ashiatsu and some Deep Tissue massage on the well deserving staff. If you haven't been to "the Bush" before check out some photos. https://www.breitenbush.com/gallery...
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Want to be like an Olympian?
Massage cupping is available at no extra cost during your massage appointment. Simply request it at the beginning of your service. It is especially effective in breaking up scar tissue and releasing muscle adhesions.
Michael Phelps image courtesy of NBC :)
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Week one doing massage therapy at my new Salt Mine Aruim location! The room has a back-lit salt block window that looks like Art. Photo By David Turcaso
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A Touch of Red is relocating to the Salt Mine Arium of Bellevue. Starting on the 20th of this month you will be able to enjoy the award winning massage of A Touch of Red in a beautiful new room with built-in Ashiatsu bars. Also there is an introductory special on salt therapy. For more info about the Salt Mine Arium click on this link. http://www.saltminearium.com/
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
One footed Ashiatsu move on the scapula from a stool. The amount of pressure is as easy to adjust with feet as it is with hands.
Photo by David Turcaso.
Monday, June 20, 2016
"I have amazing news for you. Man is not alone on this planet. He is part of a community, upon which he depends absolutely."
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
If you really need a massage and you are not a teacher or grad, book this anyway...it's not like I will check your ID, LOL