ALISA POPOVA, LMT, RYT
My lifelong curiosity for the mystery of the body and a passion for health and wellbeing led me to attend Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy, after receiving a Bachelor's degree with a major in Dance from the UW. I graduated Cortiva in 2014. A year later I completed a yoga teacher training at Richmond Beach Yoga, and a few months after - a Reiki Level I training with a private Reiki Master Teacher in Seattle.
My goal in my bodywork sessions is to create change in the structure, leading to greater ease of movement, while at the same time soothing the nervous system. To achieve this I work primarily using Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue techniques.
I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients with different needs.
Some of my favorite groups to work with include athletes. I am very active and receive regular bodywork so I feel I can relate very well to athletes and their needs.
Another group I like to work with is seniors. Over my six years of working as LMT I have gained a lot of experience working with this population. I have found that this age group is especially grateful for therapeutic touch and really benefit from regular bodywork in this stage in their lives.
My experience also extends to working with special populations such as pregnant women and children as young as eight.
When I am not working as LMT, RYT or Reiki healer, I enjoy weightlifting, running, dancing, practicing yoga, Tai Chi and Kung Fu, and choreographing performance and dance works.
I look forward to meeting you!