Continuing Education | Private Practice

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A distillation of over 50 years combined experience in practice and teaching.

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Here's a list of upcoming classes and links for registration.

Kid's Clinic

Find information about our monthly, low-to-no cost treatments for infants.


We're committed to excellence in continuing education. Read about our philosophy and our teaching team.


Had a FANTASTIC weekend with Lauren and Richard; it was a great class too. I've taken a few intraoral classes over the years…and this class was superior to the ones I've taken. Thanks for bringing it to us!

Jason A., Seattle 2015

I like that both teachers have a breadth of knowledge that they're drawing from to teach. I liked the palpatory protocol; it was a different way of assessing the body than what I've done before. It added more information that will be valuable when I'm treating.

H.S., Seattle 2014

Private Practices

Since the pandemic, we are practicing in a slightly more limited way (fewer people/day) and taking appropriate steps to ensure a safe environment. Masks are now optional for adults and children. Please consider using a mask if you have recent exposure to someone with an infectious condition, are recovering from respiratory illness and/or are uncertain about the source of those symptoms. (If you have more than mild symptoms, we ask that you reschedule -- it's better to stay home and rest.) Our goal is to remain healthy while supporting you and others.

Both Lauren and Richard practice at these locations, on alternate days. Generally, Richard is in the Seattle office Monday through Wednesday, and in Shoreline on Thursday and Friday. Lauren is in Seattle on Thursday and Friday, and in Shoreline on Wednesday.

Click here for more specific directions, and on Lauren or Richard for more information about our individual practices.




Kind Words from Our Clients

I have been a client of Richard for several years. I have found him to be one of the most talented and effective bodyworkers I have ever experienced. He is a skilled diagnostician and finds the underlying cause of what is bothering me. My body intuitively trusts his gentle confident touch. I walk out of his office feeling renewed, balanced, and pain free. I have been a professional bodyworker myself for almost 20 years and have received work from many good touch therapists, and Richard is “One of the Very Best”!
Joseph H, LMP

Thank you so very much—I appreciate all that you've done for me. You have given me back a major portion of my life by eliminating my pain. I really can't thank you enough.

B.M., 2011

I've had a long-term chronic condition that Richard stabilized. It no longer bothers me after a decade and a half of constant pain. Richard's ability to assess allows him to hone in quickly on what structures are injured or dysfunctional, and to see what needs to be worked on to improve.

I think what you (Lauren) do is genius. It takes me completely out of the realm of my head and puts my attention in my body. Somehow, you seem to hear the litany of complaints when I come in (which make no connected sense to me at the time), and work something through my body and say the words I can hear and receive. You are gifted in this way. 

Developments and Reflections: our Blog

Attuning to ‘Radical Wholeness’

By Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST

Book Review Philip Shepherd’s book Radical Wholeness is an interesting mix. He anchors his perspective in the roots of self-awareness while casting a broad net including culture, learning and habits of being. Importantly for our work, he offers a keen analysis of how Western/European culture builds upon a false idea of the mind-body split. An…

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COVID: What about clotting?

By Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST

You might have seen headlines about the problem of clotting that comes with COVID-19 infection. This should set off alarms in your mind when thinking about massage or manual therapy. Blood clots are a sure contraindication for certain techniques. How can we sort out this risk when getting back to work? Pathophysiology At this point,…

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Sources and Resources–Learning about COVID

By Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST

Here are the sources I’m following for guidance amidst the flurry of news (noise?) about COVID: Pathophysiology and clinical implications Science Daily — email newsletter with overviews and links to studies Medscape — email newsletter with overviews and links to studies JAMA — links to studies (no summary overviews) Ninja Nerd Science/Medicine — excellent videos…

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Getting back to work — 7 of 7: What it feels like seeing clients again

By Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST

Taking all these steps can feel daunting. If you feel like you’re not sure it’s worth it, take a peek at what these birds are willing to do: National Geographic Birds of Paradise. Thankfully, our work is simpler than that! After taking care of all the practical steps, we come to the moment of beginning…

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Getting back to practice — 6 of 7: Personal Health Log

By Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST

For this idea of taking responsibility for our own health and keeping track of it, I can think of 2 moments in movie/tv viewing that really spoke to me. The first is a ‘cris du couer’ –a heart cry– at how challenging it can be; the second is a bit more fun. First: in season…

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