Theresa ‘Tree’ Brennan is one of the most skilled and talented massage therapists I have been to. For months after finding her, I drove from my I-5 Shores condo up to her office in Lake Forest Park, and was thus delighted when she opened up a second office on Broadway, much closer to home (and I wasn’t the only one).
Massage has many benefits. In addition to helping to ease chronic pain or recover from injury, it can also enhance the quality of life of anyone who receives one. Massage can increase joint flexibility, enhance the immune system by stimulating the flow of lymphatic fluid, and improve circulation. In terms of mental health, it can help reduce depression and anxiety and it stimulates the production of endorphins – chemicals that act as natural pain killers and help us to relax. Not to mention that it just feels good and is a great way for us to enjoy the gift of our body.
There are many massage therapists on Capitol Hill but I am highlighting Tree not just because I’ve personally experienced how healing her massages are but also because she has been running some great deals lately and I know that money is often a major barrier to folks receiving massage. She usually has 3-massage package for $150 for new clients, and occasionally runs a stellar deal in which you can get a 5-massage package for $100. Tree’s Yelp reviews talk about how present she is, how friendly and welcoming, and how her work truly helps with injuries and pain. So whether you get ahold of one of her deals or you pay full price, she is worth every penny.
Tree’s office is located at 216 E Broadway, Suite 210 – up the stairs between Bella’s and Pho 900. Give her a call at (206) 280-1131) or email her to schedule an appointment.
Katie Stickney is a Pastoral Counselor and United Methodist Minister. She is a Seattle University graduate and writes about spirituality and mental health for CHS.