Rhea Healing Essentials is co-owned by soul-sisters Sheila Kunkel and Janna Bishop. Janna and Sheila shared their childhood growing up in Hawaii and have been the best of friends ever since. Both women moved to Seattle, Washington in the ’90s where they found their passion for natural health. Over the years, Janna and Sheila have cultivated their passion and learned the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection. With their love for natural health and a strong desire to serve the community, the women decided to follow their calling, so they opened a community wellness center that not only treats the client, but provides resources for people to live healthier. Together, with their fabulous team of practitioners, Janna and Sheila are able to make their dream of bringing natural wellness resources to the community!
Schedule An AppointmentRhea Healing Essentials’ mission is to provide quality natural health resources in an open and caring environment that supports others through their individual and collective journeys to live happier, healthier lives.
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to schedule an appointment with SheilaTaking a gentle, holistic approach to massage and Reiki, Sheila works with her clients on both a physical and energetic level to clear energetic blockages and to treat, renew and revive the mind, body and spirit. Breath work and visualization are incorporated in to her sessions, with the belief that focused breathing calms the mind, brings awareness to the body, and allows the client to fully integrate the treatment. Sheila provides the space and the tools to help her clients reach their optimum health. Trusting that we all know our bodies best, Sheila creates unique treatment plans by listening to her client's needs. She believes that she facilitates the healing process through energetic healing and touch, but it is your body, your mind and your spirit who does the true healing. MA 60279961
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to schedule an appointment with JannaJanna graduated from Brian Utting School Of Massage in 2006 and has received her Masters in Reiki. Practicing both massage and Reiki, Janna has developed a very intuitive sense about the body and energy healing. She takes a holistic approach when working with her clients, using a gentle yet effective touch that relaxes the nervous system and unwinds physical and energetic blockages to bring balance in the whole body. She encourages her clients to participate in their own health and uses breath work during her sessions to bring her clients awareness into their bodies. Her modalities vary depending on her client’s individualized need, whether it is treatment massage, relaxation, pregnancy massage, facilitating the breath, or Reiki energy work. MA 22688
Rebecca’s ScheduleThursday noon - 6 pmFriday 9 am - 3 pmRebecca believes that massage is an important element in reclaiming and maintaining wellness on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. She creates a safe and nurturing environment for her clients with compassionate touch grounded in an intuitive and knowledgeable sense of what the body/mind needs, thus offering an opportunity for her clients to experience the healing wisdom of their body/mind/spirit. Techniques Rebecca offers include CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, Positional Release Techniques, Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) — a modality which quickly releases acute and chronic muscle tension caused by injury and stress, and Intraoral Massage which helps to reduce the effects of TMJ and other jaw disorders. She has also studied Trager, Polarity, Therapeutic Touch, and Matrix Energetics. Rebecca completed her massage training at Bellevue Massage School. MA 60174628
Kate’s ScheduleMonday 3 pm - 9 pmWednesday 3 pm - 9 pmFriday 3 pm - 9 pmKate believes that massage is an integral part of holistic self-care, and should be thoroughly relaxing even when therapeutic change is the primary goal. She designs each session by listening to her client’s needs and focusing on areas of discomfort while encouraging the body to remember a state of balance. Her unique style incorporates myofascial and rhythmic techniques to invite the melting of successive layers of tension, working deeply on both a physical and energetic level to help create a state of ease and a sense of well-being. She engages in a compassionate and mindful wellness partnership with each client by including information on how to optimize muscular and fascial fitness between massages through stretching, hydrotherapy and ergonomic awareness. When she isn’t practicing bodywork, Kate enjoys doing yoga, meditating, cooking healthy vegetarian meals, reading, and frolicking in the woods. MA 60250656
Kalika's ScheduleMonday noon – 6 pmThursday 3 – 9 pmFriday 9 am – 3 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 4:30 pmKalika uses gentle yet powerful techniques in her sessions including Craniosacral, Reiki and Energy Healing. She holds focus on the innate state of health, while listening deeply to the places in the whole system that are not functioning with ease. Holding the awareness of health, allows the marvelous intelligence present in the body to bring itself back into balance. This process encourages the body to release stress patterns and blockages in the energetic system and refresh and revitalize itself, thus increasing the feeling of wellbeing and deep relaxation. Kalika believes that it is a privilege to witness each client’s amazing ability and willingness to engage with this process. Kalika is trained in craniosacral, Berry Work Corrective Massage, Reiki and Intuitive Energy healing techniques. MA 60019069
Gigi's Schedule:Monday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmThursday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 4:30 pmGigi is a recent graduate of Discovery Point School of Massage, taught by experts in myofascial, neuromuscular, lymphatic facilitation, Swedish, and sports massage. Her touch is informed by her other accomplishments in the holistic health field, including a yoga certification from Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India and a Reiki Master attunement. Currently, Gigi is focused on the gentle and slow release approach of myofascial, visceral, unwinding, craniosacral and energetic techniques. This multifaceted education allows Gigi to design unique sessions for her clients whether it be for treatment due to injury or a relaxation massage to ease the stress of everyday life. MA60803833
Irene's Schedule:Wednesday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pmFriday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm“What I love most about massage is witnessing someone connect to their body in new and in deeper ways. It takes courage and vulnerability to dive into ourselves, to really acknowledge where we are at, to let go of the habits and the past that no longer serve us, and to support and love ourselves on our healing journeys. I am so grateful that I get to be a part of that! The beauty of massage is that it is beneficial for anyone no matter where they are in their journey. I meet my clients wherever they are at and provide caring and skilled touch according to their needs and comfort level. My goal with every client is to empower them with open communication and to provide a safe and relaxed space to unwind. The rest is listening to the tissue and helping it release. The main modalities I use are Swedish massage, neuromuscular techniques, and facial unwinding. I am also trained in sports massage, pre and post-natal massage, and lymphatic facilitation.” MA60806116