Jean Dallas, LMP

Hi! I’m Jean Dallas, LMP.

I learned about the healing power of touch and intention while working as a nurse’s assistant in college. How do you help someone suffering from dementia who doesn’t understand who you are or what you are doing? Breathe, be present and use caring touch. I think Mindful Touch Massage was born out of those small moments.

I graduated from Brenneke School of Massage, now the Cortiva Institute, in December of 1998 from their 1000-hour Extended Professional Massage Therapy program. In 2003, I graduated from the Shiatsu (acupressure) program at the BodyMind Academy in Bellevue. I have also taken continuing education courses in Trager, Ethics, Ashiatsu and Lomi Lomi, which inform my work. My work is also enhanced by my yoga and meditation practice of over ten years, and by my own healing journey.

I also have a B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in world religions. In addition to yoga, I enjoy Zumba, a dance aerobics based on Latin American rhythms, studying nutrition and healthy cooking, and reading both fiction and non-fiction.

What’s a frog doing
on my website?

Frogs have nothing to do with massage, right? But they are one of our most sensitive animals. When an ecosystem is under stress, the frog population is the first to let us know. It’s a “head’s up” from Mother Nature. Tension and pain also act as an early-warning system by telling us that our body and mind are under stress. Massage can bring our own body/mind system back into a more healthy balance.

The Japanese have a tradition of giving a frog figurine to someone before they go on a trip. This type of frog is called a “kaeru” and it means “return home.” Massage is a way of extending that invitation to our body by encouraging us to return home to ourselves.

"kaeru" means to return home