Jo Carter 
Pilates & Massage
Experience the restorative relaxation
of a deep massage where your mind,
body and spirit are rejuvenated in a peaceful, healing environment...
About Massage

If you are suffering from an injury or chronic painful condition, massage therapy 
can help alleviate your symptoms and the accumulated harmful effects of stress.
Mental and physical healing occur as your mind and body release stress, creating conditions for optimal health to flourish. 

Massage and Pilates are areas where you can begin to take control of your health. 
These modalities provide a path for you to experience improved wellness. By creating alignments within the boundaries of your own body and mind you may develop a greater sense of peace and well-being.

In 1988, Jo Carter graduated from Dr. Scherer's Institute of Healing Arts , located in the high desert, community of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Scherer Institute was an independent, artisan school of healing, certifying massage therapists since 1979 and
most recently, the school became the Santa Fe School of Massage

Specialty Massage Techniques Offered 

       Deep Tissue Massage
       Certified Advanced Myofascial Techniques that address: 
            Repetitive Stress Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Wrist, Rotator Cuff, 
             Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Jaw Issues, Sciatic Pain, Hamstring Injuries, 
             Knee and Ankle Issues, Hammer Toes, Plantar Fasciatis
       Relaxation Massage
       Aromatherapy
       Certified Strain Counterstrain Techniques 
       Certified Intra-Oral Massage for Treatment of TMJ and Migraine Headaches

In addition to these specialties, my personal interests and studies focus on developing insights that combine Pilates strength training with Rolfing and Strain Counterstrain.

Dr. Rolf developed a theory that the body’s aches and pains arose from basic imbalances in posture and alignment, which were created and reinforced 
over time by gravity and learned responses among muscles and fascia — the sheath-like connective tissue that surrounds and binds muscles together. Rolfing developed as a way to “restructure” muscles and fascia.

Dr. Jones developed Strain Counterstrain an innovative approach for the treatment of neuromuscular and musculo-skeletal disorders in the 1950’s.

Continuing Education:

Aromatherapy
Santa Fe School of Massage

Strain Counterstrain
Port Townsend School of Massage

Advanced Myofascial Techniques Certification 
Brenneke School of Massage - Seattle, WA 

Anatomy Trains Body 3 Series, Lauren Christman, LMP 

Intra-Oral Massage - Washington State Certification, Lauren Christmean, LMP

Cranialsacral Therapy, Steve Heinrich

Gift Cards Available
Treat yourself or a friend.
Aromatherapy and Deep Heat Treatments 
Now Offering: Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub, 
Chocolate Mousse Facial Cream 
& Heated Lavender Hand Mittens
206.842.1764                        jo.carter@earthlink.net 
PO Box 11585   Bainbridge Island, WA   98110  
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