Lynn Short completed her certificate at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado in 2001. She is licensed through the Washington State Board of Massage Therapists as well as certified through the National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her scope of practice includes Sport, Swedish/Deep Tissue, Medical Massage and Hot Stone for relaxation. She also uses Gua Sha, a technique from Chinese medicine. Each session is customized to meet the unique needs of the client in a safe and professional environment.
Lynn’s experience healing her own injuries has helped to mold her practice style and gives her insight and compassion for her clients seeking relief from aches and chronic pain. Additionally, the physical demands inherent in providing bodywork have taught her the importance of regular exercise and stretching to maintain the health and vitality of the body. For 8 years she worked closely with the Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Naturopathic team at The Hawthorne Wellness Center before moving to Spokane Washington. This integrated group of amazing healthcare providers provided unsurpassed care for their clients dealing with acute/chronic injuries and stress as well as holistic wellbeing.
Lynn strongly encourages her clients to stay active in ways that support their bodies and speed recovery from any injuries. She believes vigorous exercise is best balanced with a form that focuses on relaxation and increasing flexibility. Lynn generally recommends yoga practices or Tai Chi because they help to balance not only the physical body but the mind and emotions as well.
Lynn spent most of her life in Colorado, but she’s also lived in New Zealand; Santa Fe, New Mexico; California; Oregon and now Washington. Her primary form of exercise is cycling. She loves being on a bike because she feels that there is a freedom out on the open road she cannot get any other way. Lynn and her husband, Justin, ride together often and in the summer months go on extended bike tours when they can. They also teach meditation and classes in Gnostic Studies.
Specialties: Gua Sha, Injury Recovery, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Chronic Pain