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||My bodywork practice is all about tuning in, not tuning out. I specialize in whole-person wellness and hold a safe space for the emotional side of bodywork to emerge. I deeply believe in the mind-body connection and find that emotional holdings can reside in the body. I often use a combination of therapeutic massage and Reiki energy work, allowing clients to find their path to healing.
Clients often comment on the depth of my work, that is, I can provide a deep tissue therapeutic massage, as well as allow them to go to a deep state of relaxation and/or a deeply emotional place. I tailor each of my sessions to fit the unique needs of my clients, so no two sessions look the same. I meet each client in the present moment and listen deeply — with my ears and my touch — to understand what the body has to tell me.
||Courtney Putnam is a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP) and Reiki Master. She received her massage training at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle. She is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health, is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Courtney is also a Reiki Master who has been practicing Reiki in the Seattle area since 2002. She received her first two levels of Reiki training and certification from Polly Klein of Tonglen Healing Arts. She received her Reiki Master Training from Jack Blackburn in the spring of 2010. For the past eight years, Courtney has offered Reiki treatments to both people and animals.
In addition to her bodywork endeavors, Courtney is also a writer and visual artist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2003, where she focused on the art and craft of poetry writing. She has a background in multicultural American literature, creative writing, expository writing, and editing. Courtney is also a mixed media collage artist whose work often explores the deep human-animal connection with bird images often central to her creations.
||Education, Training, and Continuing Education
Reiki Master Training – May 2010
Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients – March 2010
The Challenge: Beyond Touch – November 2009
Focusing for Bodyworkers – May 2009
Table Talking: The Missing Piece in Bodywork – April 2007
Enneagram Applications for Bodyworkers – October 2006
Massage School Diploma – Brenneke School of Massage (650 hrs.) – May 2006
Reiki II Training – 2004
MFA in Creative Writing – June 2003
Reiki I Training – 2002
BA in Writing and Multicultural Literature – June 1998