Susanne E. Ashland, LMT / CCST
Fabulous Massage Seattle


photo of Susanne giving a massage

About Me

I began my bodywork career in the box office of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, rubbing my co-workers' shoulders. I became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Oregon in 2001 and, in 2005, I established Fabulous Massage Seattle.

I have also volunteered my services at running events, a firefighter base camp, Tent City 3, Relay for Life, and hospice.

Licenses and Certifications

Washington #MA21386
        • Certified Cranio Sacral Therapist
        • Intraoral Endorsement

Oregon #7909

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Insurance through Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
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My Approach

I tailor your sessions to what you need, paying close attention to the whole landscape of your being. I listen to what you tell me and observe how your body moves, with the goal of allowing your deepest healing. Often, I employ a combination of cranio sacral therapy and integrative massage, using whatever techniques intuitively come forth.

What is Cranio Sacral Therapy, anyway? My teacher Ursula Popp described it as both a precise, exact form of therapy and a surprising, magical form of healing. This energy work involves a hands-on investigation of movement patterns of the cranio sacral system (cerebrospinal fluid, membranes, and bones of the cranium, jaw, spine, and sacrum). In the words of one client, "cranio sacral treatment is like doing 8 hours of meditation."

Integrative massage draws on a variety of modalities and techniques (sometimes including cranio sacral), combined in unique ways, to best address your issues, including:

I dedicate this site to Jeffrey Dawkins, beloved friend, amazing musician, producer, and web developer, without whose generosity and cheerleading this site would not exist. In addition, I owe Rev. Austin Patty my sincerest thanks for his encouragement and guidance.
And last but not least, a big thank you to Esther Giffen, LMT, whose fabulous massages healed and inspired me. With every deep breath, I think of you.