At Sage Bodywork, we believe that gentle massage techniques are the key to relieving pain, tightness, and swelling. We challenge the idea that painfully deep massage is therapeutic and as we see it cause soreness and worsening pain in the long run. That's why we specialize in light touch massage that creates lasting relief.
We offer personalized precision massage using techniques such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, and Cupping, which have proven highly effective for clients suffering from issues such as back pain, neck and shoulder tightness, tension headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash.
You can trust that you'll receive top-quality care that prioritizes your comfort and well-being. We've created a safe and respectful environment for all bodies, and our values of compassion, professionalism, and excellence drive us to constantly learn and evolve to provide the best possible care to our clients.
We are proud to have become a trusted source for massage therapy in the Seattle area since we opened in 2020.
Keep reading to learn about our values and origins, or meet our amazing massage team.
Not only will you potentially fall asleep during a session, you may be so relaxed you'll start snoring. Jesse has released muscle tension, relieved nerve pain, and actually made my body feel more structurally sound.
- Maxine H.
All Bodies are Good Bodies
We know how pain, trauma, and time can change your relationship with your body, and we believe that massage therapy is an opportunity to practice acknowledgment, gratitude, and reconnection. That's why our highest priority is a safe, respectful environment.
We practice trauma-informed massage, which means you are given clear options for how your body can be seen and touched, and we always respect your answers. We know that touch can bring up unexpected emotions or memories, and we hold space for you to feel these things without needing to explain them or suppress them.
We are gender-affirming and welcome trans, non-binary, and genderqueer folks.
We welcome large bodies as registered members of Health at Every Size®, which promotes body acceptance and joyously healthy behaviors without judgment around weight.
We are committed to being anti-racist and reducing the racial disparity in healthcare.
We don't make judgments around body hair, scars, acne, tattoos, or any other part of your body.
We never push past your limits into painful territory - even if you can handle a painful and aggressive massage, we want to earn your body's trust, so that your mind and body can come together to heal deeply.
If you have any concerns before you book, please send us a message.
She is deeply knowledgeable about massage but balances this nicely with a caring presence that allows me to feel really held and accepted during the massage. So much comes through her bodywork, even without words.
- Madeline Y.
Jesse has always loved relaxing massage where your pain and tension effortlessly disappears. But everywhere she went, they tried to divorce “medical massage” from “relaxation massage,” as if the two aspect weakened each other instead of strengthening each other.
So in 2020, Jesse opened Sage Bodywork to offer extraordinarily gentle & effective massage.
In 2021 we began growing with like-minded practitioners who believe in this mission to share massage feels as good as it is good for you.