This website provides information about aromatherapy and massage, with a bit of somatics and self care thrown in. It's for people interested in taking charge of their own health and self care.
I'm Carol Wiley, a former massage therapist with a deep interest in massage, aromatherapy, somatics, and self care. The predecessor (BellevueMassageTherapy.com) to this website began in February 2003 as a way to market my massage therapy practice. The site soon became the main source for my clients.
I was a 1997 graduate of the 900-hour massage therapy program at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA. My focus was deep tissue and Swedish massage plus onsite chair massage.
After closing my massage practice in 2009 and becoming a full-time freelance writer, I focused on building this site into a resource for information about aromatherapy and massage, somatics, and self care.
My other interests include contact improvisation dance, and I am a founding organizer (in 1994) of the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, and the non-profit Dance Art Group (in 2002), which produced the festival and other dance-related workshops/events in Seattle through 2011.
My background includes 16+ years of martial arts training, mostly in Aikido and Tae Kwon Do, and I am the editor of two published anthologies of essays: Women in the Martial Arts and Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching.
Thanks for your interest!
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