Meet The Therapists

Laurel Goettling, LMP

Laurel GoettlingLaurel Goettling graduated from the Seattle School of Massage Therapy in 1994.  Laurel’s post graduate interests lead her to specializing in therapeutic and rehabilitative massage.  She has been applying her specialized skills at Graham Rehabilitation and Wellness Center since 1999.

“My techniques are very specific and customized for each patients needs depending on where they are in the healing process.  I see a variety of problems ranging from acute injury cases to chronic postural problems.  My extensive training and post graduate studies allow me to work with many types of conditions and injuries.”

Laurel’s techniques include deep tissue massage, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, acupressure, neuromuscular therapy, cross friction massage and PIR stretching. She is currently working toward a post graduate degree in Aston Patterning.  This highly specialized postural technique offers her the ability to better evaluate and treat poor posture and abnormally established movement patterns that through repetitive use may be causing pain and discomfort.

“I really enjoy working in a professional clinical setting with a team of caring practitioners.  Patients just seem to respond better when a combination of therapies are used.  This is how healthcare should be.”

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys trail running, participating in ½ marathons and ashtanga yoga. She is married with two children and lives in Seattle.

 

 

Alina Soto, LMP

Alina Soto has seven years’ experience as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She began training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated in 2010 and got her B.S. degree in Pre-Med course work and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After a year and a half abroad in Paris, France, she came to Seattle to study massage at the Cortiva Institute-Seattle in 2011, and graduated in September 2012. Massage interested her at first because she thought

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it would be a great supplement to her as a Trainer.  Later, she became fascinated by the power of physical touch and listening to the body. It became a practice where she felt she could do much in terms of helping others heal.  In January 2012, she joined the Graham Rehabilitation team hoping to learn in an environment with diverse practices and people truly invested in the wellbeing of their patients. In March 2013, she accomplished her goal of becoming a T.A. at the Cortiva Institute working in the classes Clinical Integration, Injury Treatment and Muscular Anatomy & Kinesiology.  There she hopes to become an instructor.  Her future aspirations include attending the N.D. program at Bastyr University-Kenmore, teaching Muscular Anatomy and Kinesiology for Massage students, and creating a non-profit organization based on free education about areas of preventative healthcare such as basic fitness, nutrition and alternative medicine.

Alina’s preferred techniques include Myofascial technique (muscle tissue release), Osteofascial technique (bone tissue release), Craniosacral, Sports Treatment Massage, Structural Bodywork, Myoskeletal Release and Positional Release.

Strengths lie in Neck injury treatment, neck treatment work in general, Rotator cuff/shoulder injury treatment and general treatment, and postural treatment work.

Currently in network with: Premera, LNI, Healthways and Aetna.