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 ScheduleWednesday 3 pm - 9 pmThursday 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 pmTuesday 3 pm - 9 pmThursday 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
Cathy’s ScheduleMonday 6 pm - 8 pmThursday 6 pm - 8 pmSaturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pmCathy is a certified Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Intuitive and Light Weaver. She brings a practical, grounded approach to energy healing. Her in-depth training in energy healing will focus on energetic imbalances within the body and its human energy fields, providing insights as to the causes and assisting the client in returning to a being of wellness, vitality and balance.
Each session is uniquely guided and focuses on the issues presenting at that moment. By incorporating the different healing modalities and spiritual guidance she is able to direct the healing energies and frequencies to the affected areas of one’s being. It is her intention to provide a safe, comfortable environment in which the client is empowered to heal, attain balance as well as create the life they intended to live.
Sarah’s ScheduleTuesday 3 pm - 9 pmWednesday - 3 pm - 9 pmFriday - 10:30 am - 4:30 pmSaturday - 10:30 am - 3 pmSarah believes strongly in the power of bodywork to encourage and support those seeking more balance and well-being in their bodies and lives. Her intuitive and holistic approach focuses on creating a quiet space for healing and relaxation, keeping your comfort and goals in mind while tailoring each massage to your needs in the moment. Her many years of experience working in clinical environments brought her an awareness of how incorporating more relaxing modalities often increases the effectiveness of injury treatment. She utilizes techniques from Deep Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Positional Release and Passive Stretching, has training in Pregnancy Massage, and is a second degree Reiki Practitioner. Sarah graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in 2004. MA 00019713
Tim’s ScheduleTuesday 9 am – 8:pmThursday 9 am - 6 pmTim is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Nutritionist. He received his training from Bastyr University, completing Master of Science degrees in both acupuncture and nutrition. In his practice he uses acupuncture to relieve acute and chronic symptoms while working to correct underlying energetic imbalances to achieve long lasting health. Tim believes diet is a critical component in healing and optimizing health and enjoys helping people make dietary changes that are both nourishing and satisfying. He strives to meet people where they are, respect their individuality, and empower them through education to take an active role in their health. Tim looks forward to helping you in your healing process.
Bonnie’s ScheduleThursday 3 pm - 9 pmFriday 6 pm - 9 pmBonnie is the Guinan of your world. The moment you walk into her room, you reach the space of trust that honors the truth without judgment. Giving just the right amount of guidance, she will help unlock your own inner wisdom to restore wellness and balance. In her massage practice, Bonnie integrates a variety of modalities to match your needs. To name a few, styles include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofacial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, and Prenatal & Postnatal Massage. Shaped by her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Culinary Arts from Bastyr University, Bonnie takes on a mindful eating approach as a nutrition consultant. She will help deepen your relationship with food, while addressing concerns in weight management, sports nutrition, women's health, and infant nutrition. Outside of Rhea, Bonnie also teaches Prenatal Yoga, Moon Yoga, and Infant Massage. MA 60269416
Rhea B’s ScheduleMonday 3 pm - 9 pmFriday 3 pm - 9 pmSaturday 9 am - 3 pmRhea Amora Blessing, medicine name, “Speaks with Spirit”, is a deeply gifted and intuitive healer. It is her highest intention to create a safe space for her clients so that they may feel a deeper connection to their bodies and souls. Utilizing full body sensory awareness her touch is graceful and deeply relaxing, creating space in areas that before held tension. It is her belief that given the proper conditions, our bodies know how to heal themselves. Having had many lifetimes as a healer, she is grateful to be once again walking this path. Rhea graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2010 and has also been blessed with opportunities to have studied with such gifted teachers as Infinite Milam and Char Sundust, bringing an abundance of earth based wisdom and knowledge to her practice. She looks forward to working with you soon. Walk in beauty, for beauty is what you are! MA 60245155