Having lived with chronic pain since she was young, licensed massage practitioner Rosilee Alvarez knows the mental and emotional toll it can take on clients, their families and their work. “It can be devastating, and finding someone who understands can be frustrating," says Rosilee. "But there is hope! Together we can get you to a better place.”
Rosilee, who’s been told she has a natural gift for healing, is extremely passionate about massage therapy. “I love what I do, I love my clients, and I have great pride in my work,” she says. Her clients vary greatly: athletes, stay-at-home moms, and CEO’s. Every session is tailored to their specific needs, whether it be simple relaxation or relief from chronic pain.
“I can see with my hands what you can't see with the eyes,” Rosilee explains. “A session with me is sure to leave you feeling calm, balanced and pain-free. I tell my clients: Don’t let pain dictate your future!”
Rosilee is also vocal about the importance of self-care. She knows massage can get expensive and is not covered by all insurance plans. She considers herself a health care provider, and believes in getting her clients healthy in the appropriate amount of time, without added financial stress. “I want you to have the tools you need to continue to heal when the session is over,” she says. “And spouses or partners are welcome to attend the session and learn ways they can help ease stress and pain at home.”
Whatever her client’s goals, Rosilee is committed to helping achieve them. “Together we can get you back to doing the things you love,” she says. “Life should be enjoyed!”
During the first session, Rosilee asks her clients to fill out a health history form and encourages them to discuss conditions and concerns. She then devises a treatment plan and answers any questions the client may have.
Rosilee does not use any scented oils or lotions, and all products are organic and locally made. Clients are encouraged to undress based on their preference and to speak up at any time if they feel uncomfortable. Rosilee says: “This is your health, and I am honored and privileged to be a part of your team.”
Washington State Department of Health Board of Massage, (United States)
Cortiva Institute, Seattle School of Massage, 2010