With room to grow in her new Madison Valley location, Seattle Massage Pro owner Amber Myers has added an infrared sauna and a float room for a trifecta of wellness services.
Myers has worked as a massage therapist for a decade, spending the last eight years practicing in Madison Valley.
“As soon as I started massage school, I thought, ‘I’m done. This is exactly what I want to do,’” she said.
Myers signed her first lease in Madison Valley in the former Lila Yoga studio space in 2011, opening with a few hundred dollars in the bank, a folding massage table and pink butterfly sheets she bought at Target. She spent the past two years subletting space above All The Best Pet Care across the street.
The Seattle Massage Pro owner said she was happy to find ground-level space in Madison Valley, and reached out to MoveMend owner Aaron Shaw when she learned he was expanding his business outside the neighborhood. She’d joked about taking over the space, she said, but was soon connected with the property manager.
Myers spent six months building out the former MoveMend physical therapy office at 2818 E. Madison St.
A piece of the pink butterfly sheet is framed and hanging on the wall.
The space was larger than she needed for her two massage rooms, so she decided to add an infrared sauna, which seemed easy and approachable for clients. Her husband, Jesse, built the sauna room, which has wall panels that provide the infrared rays that penetrate the skin and help repair muscle tissue, Myers said. He used the spare cedar wood to create sliding doors for the massage rooms.
Myers tried her first float therapy room a year ago during a visit to Portland.
“It was really monumental, I guess, because I was just thinking, ‘This has to happen, this has to happen; this is what my clients need,'” she said.
Rather than purchase a float capsule, Myers created a whole room, which has a blue glow when the lights go out. With 900 pounds of epsom salt in the water, people can achieve complete buoyancy, Myers said, allowing them to lean back and let loose their neuromuscular holding patterns.
“I fall asleep now, almost immediately,” she said.
Seattle Massage Pro rates are $100 an hour for massages, $80 an hour for float therapy and $40 for 30 minutes in the sauna. Clients choosing more than one service in the same day save 10 percent.
“You can do a trifecta in one day,” Myers said, which comes at a discounted price and bottle of Pressed Juicery juice.
Clients save 20 percent by purchasing a 12-massage package or 15 percent for a package of six.
Find more information at seattlemassagepro.com or come by for the grand opening party from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. People can enter a contest to win a Trifecta Wellness Package valued at $198, as well as other prizes.