After much planning and several different designs, the 4 table Ashiatsu training setup at Advanced Holistic Health in Renton is ready to go for this weekend’s class and beyond! Thank you to a TOTALLY AWESOME volunteer crew that made this happen. Also a big shout out to Maya Whole Health Studio for graciously freeing up the space on Sunday so we could build!
Monday, March 5, 2018
Here are some photos from last week's Ashiatsu training at Mudra Massage in Portland, OR. Now 10 more therapists know how to give deep pressure safely and effectively with their feet! Nicholas Cage was our celebrity guest, which is why he is in the group photo too. LOL!!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Here are some photos of a work-in-progress. I am building a robust freestanding frame for Ashiatsu bars. This setup will go in a studio in Renton and is an alternative to attaching bars directly into the structure. Thanks to Doug Metzler for the engineering help and trusting me in the wood shop!
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Highlights from the recent snowboarding adventure at Steven’s Pass. Thanks to my snowboarding buddy Howard for these great shots and inspiring me to board the whole Mountain.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Visiting friends gave me the opportunity to play tourist in my own town. These shots were all taken in or around Pike Place Market.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Photo of Orahava Songstad Of Holistic Mountain Healing in Ballard as she sets up her new Ashiatsu bar setup. Orahava was in the December Ashiatsu training in Renton. Glad to see her getting setup to practice Ashiatsu. Yea Orahava!!
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Here is a favorite shot that I took at the December Ashiatsu Training in Renton. An arch to arch move during an foot to foot massage.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Massage Therapy and Chronic Pain Relief - According to the Journal Age and Ageing, massage therapy has been demonstrated to help treat chronic pain, particularly in joints, such as the shoulder or knee, while also improving stability and posture. “[This study] suggests that regular massage may produce physiological changes that contribute to improved balance and postural control,” says Jo Ellen Sefton, Director of the Neuromechanics Research Laboratory at Auburn University. “This may be a way to decrease falls in older adults.”
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Here is my new head-shot taken by David Turcaso, for Deepfeet.com, the home of Ashiatsu Training. I have been added to the page as an Instructor-in-Training for the Seattle area Ashiatsu classes. There are several classes scheduled in our area starting this December 8-10. Check out this screenshot! http://www.deepfeet.com/instructors...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This year's Halloween photo from the Garden of Good and Evil...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Here is a group photo of this weekend's Ashiatsu Training in Renton. Students from as far away as Detroit attended this Training. A big thank you to Pilar & Nancy, Deepfeet.com Ashiatsu Instructors, for making this training happen and to the students for their patience with me as I learn how to be an instructor of this complex modality!
Friday, October 13, 2017
I will be assisting Nancy DeLong at an Barefoot Basics Ashiatsu Training in Renton on Oct 20-22nd. Currently 2 spots left in the training, so sign up soon. Go to Deepfeet.com for more info and to register!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Here's a shot I took of Nancy DeLong, the proprietor of DEEPFEET Bar Therapy, the home of Ashiatsu massage, showing an advanced Ashiatsu move at the 2017 Self Care Fair in Renton this weekend. I’m looking forward to helping out with another training in Renton in Late October!
Friday, August 18, 2017
Here’s a shot I took at the Barefoot Basics Training on Capitol Hill this weekend. Nancy DeLong, my Ashiatsu Instructor (and owner of the Deepfeet Ashiatsu franchise), and Instructor-in-training Natalie Petersen traveled up from Portland to our fair city! I hosted them and joined the training as an assistant. Now 10 more massage therapists have been trained in the basics of Ashiatsu massage!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
It has been a year since A Touch of Red moved to the Salt Mine Arium Spa in Bellevue. Thank you Annett & Matthias Riebe for providing such a wonderful place to be located at. Also thank all of you for continuing to support my micro business! It has been a positive and abundant year.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Thank you, Alice Stuart! Part of how I knew I could do whatever I wanted with my life, like be a professional artist (did it) or run my own massage business (doing it) was because I had such great examples of other women who had lived their dreams, like my friend’s mom (and my teen hero), the legendary folk singer and band leader Alice Stuart. On June 17th, Alice is celebrating her 75th Birthday by performing at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle; but before her performance Alice is coming to see me at A Touch of Red for a massage!
There are still a few tickets left for this amazing artist’s show https://tickets.thetripledoor.net/e... or go to http://www.alicestuart.com/media for more about Alice. It's a great read. She's the woman who paved the way for Bonnie Raitt, toured Europe with Van Morrison, played with Frank Zappa, is good friends with Huey Lewis...and also by her great example influenced me.
This is the web site of Alice Stuart, with samples of her music in .mp3 format, contact information and her playing schedule.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Allergy season is in full bloom and while it is beautiful, it is also a difficult time for those of us that are pollen challenged.
Lucky me, I own a designer microfiber Vogmask that matches the garden! -Thank you to Colleen P for taking this fun photo!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
By request here is another garden massage photo from last Wednesday.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Healthy Lifestyle Model Lily Ilnitsky http://www.smgmodels.com/talent/142...
shows us how to take advantage of a beautiful Bellevue afternoon by getting a fresh air massage from your's truly...
-photos by Kristin Smith, LMP and Red
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Preparing for a working vacation to the coolest hot springs in Oregon! I will be closed April 20 thru May Day while I recharge in the high Cascade Mtns at Breitenbush Hot-springs Retreat Center. I will see you all again in May, but in the meantime check out the gallery photos from the Breitenbush website http://breitenbush.com/gallery/
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Today is was sunny but it rained Camellia petals to signal the arrival of Spring! Lovin' that sunshine.