Melody Schenck, LMP
Melody specializes in trigger point therapy which is a deep tissue technique. She is looking forward to incorporating Sports massage, MET, Chair massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology to her specialties.
Melody is part owner of Run 26 with her husband Shelby. She was a volunteer, mentor and participant of the Leukemia & Lymphoma society’s Team In Training program from 2009 to 2013. She completed the inaugural Seattle Rock ‘n Roll marathon and 6 half marathons with the Team and also loves to run 5K’s. She currently enjoys running with the Cascade Run Club, and spending time with her family and watching her two teenage sons race Cross Country and Track. Melody is looking forward to helping you manage your pain so you too can enjoy your favorite activities!
Katelyn Ivelia, LMP
Katelyn has been a licensed massage practitioner since August of 2011 graduating from Spectrum Center School of Massage in Lake Stevens. She started working at Run26 in May of 2013 and has loved every minute! She mostly does trigger point therapy, but still enjoys giving a soothing Swedish massage.
When she’s not at work you might find her at a Mariners or Seahawks game, Katelyn and her husband are die-hard fans! She has been an athlete most of her life and enjoys staying in shape with running and all things competitive. She also enjoys long walks with her dog, and a strong cup of coffee :)
Kori Arrington, LMP
Kori has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 2005, graduating from Ashmead Massage School in Everett. She has been a part of the Bellevue Pro Sports Club massage team for about 10 years. In that time she has also become a certified Sennin-so Shiatsu provider and has been using the technique for over 8 years. Kori is excited to be a part of the Run26 massage team to spread the knowledge of Shiatsu and its many benefits!
In Kori’s off time the spends most of her time with her husband and two children. They like being outdoors as much as possible from camping and hiking to snowboarding, soccer, biking, and swimming.
Shiatsu, in general, is a traditional Japanese form of bodywork of which the healing technique is based on restoring balance to the body. “Shi” stands for finger and “atsu” stands for pressure. Illness and disease are thought to result from imbalances in the natural internal flow of energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) through the body. Shiatsu uses finger and palm pressure to restore and improve the continuity of this flow in order to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Sennin-So Shiatsu is a unique form of shiatsu founded and developed by my grandfather, Sengo Shimizu, and has been handed down from one generation to the next.
Our bodies were designed to be healthy. To be truly healthy is when one is healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. Healing never happens solely on the physical level. When we are not physically well (our body), it ultimately affects how we think (our mind) and how we feel (our spirit). With that understanding, doesn’t it make sense that how we think or feel could also ultimately affect our physical wellness? To be in balance, all three aspects need to be in harmony.
Healing the body is a simple first step because we know when something is physically wrong with us—we feel it. Blockages in our flow often manifest themselves in the form of pain, stress, fatigue and many other symptoms. My grandfather based his method on the fact that when the flow of the circulatory and lymphatic systems (blood and lymph fluid) is improved, that it will then relax the muscular system and thereby improve the overall continuity of this flow and restore balance and harmony in the body. When you feel better, then you can more easily begin to work on bringing the other aspects of your life into balance.
- A typical treatment session lasts 30 minutes during which a whole body treatment is administered.
- Sennin-so shiatsu method is a therapeutic treatment rather than a relaxation treatment. It is not unusual for even light pressure, when applied to certain blocked areas, may produce a very sharp, intense and painful response. This pain is fleeting and will quickly subside as balance and continuity is restored.