About Kathleen Yow-Wells, LMT

Kathleen earned her license to practice massage in Seattle in 1981. She began her career with Naturopathic Physicians in Seattle and Bellevue before founding Eastside Wellness Center on Park Lane in Kirkland in 1987.

Kathleen studied many treatment modalities in depth over the last 35 years since being an early student of the Brenneke School. She combines this knowledge into a healing style that is truly unique and effective in reducing chronic musculoskeletal conditions, pain, and the effects of trauma.

Each session is individually tailored to treatment goals and may include Craniosacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Chi Nei Tsang, and Trigger Points focused on releasing specific muscles.

To enhance the effectiveness of massage and bodywork treatments, Kathleen incorporates essential oils using Aroma Acupoint Therapy. This method is gentle, completely safe, yet profoundly effective as an adjunct to manual therapy. At the beginning of a session, oils are lightly applied to specific points on the body.

To learn more about the different massage modalities Kathleen integrates, please refer to Services/Modalities.


Kathleen has extensive experience with the following conditions:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Injuries
  • Pre & Post Surgery
  • Digestion Disorders
  • Chronic Pain including Back & Neck Pain
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Trauma
  • Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stress & Tension
  • Insomnia
  • Children
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer

Kathleen’s Education & Training

  • Intraoral Endorsement in the State of Washington
  • Certification for Biomechanical Craniosacral Therapy Bastyr University 
- Present
  • Certified in BioDynamic CranioSacral Therapy, Theory & Techniques
  • CranioSacral Therapy Association of UK, 750 hours training 1996 – 1998
  • Brenneke School of Massage, Massage Therapy
  • Northwest University – BA, Liberal Arts

Independent Coursework

  • Craniosacral Therapy, Working With the Alarm System/Trauma, Etienne Piersmann (Bastyr University)
  • Aroma AcuPoint Therapy I, Essential Oils with Tiffany Pollard and Snow Lotus Seminars
  • Craniosacral Therapy for Babies & Small Children, Etienne Piersmann (Bastyr University)
  • CranioSacral Therapy Level 3: Somatic-Emotional Release (Bastyr University)
  • Craniosacral Therapy – Level 2: The Bones of the Skull, Face & Mouth (Bastyr University)
  • Craniosacral Therapy – Level 1: The Fascia System Body & Head (Bastry University)
  • Craniosacral and the Heart, Etienne Piersmann (Bastyr University)
  • Lucero Lymphatic Therapy (Tano Lucero)
  • Lucero Lymphatic Therapy, Level ll (Tano Lucero)
  • Detoxification Massage & Cancer Treatment
  • Advanced CranioSacral Therapy (John Impey)
  • Family Constellations & CranioSacral Therapy (Johannes Schmidt)
  • Pranic Healing – Levels l & ll (Master Choi Kok Sui)
  • Training in Power, Levels l-Vl (Faye Fitzgerald)
  • Chi Nei Tsang – Levels l, ll, & lll (Gilles Marin)
  • Bodyworkers – Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Human Cadaver Class (Bastyr University)
  • CranioSacral Therapy, Level l & ll (Upledger Institute)
  • Polarity Therapy – Basic Training (Roger Gilchrist)
  • Metamorphic Technique (D Paris)
  • Certified Iridologist (National Iridology Research)
  • Certified Herbalist (Jack Richardson)
  • Somatics Level l (Don St. John)
  • Advanced Medical Documentation (Diana Thompson)
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue (Gary Dufrense)
  • Rolfing/Fascia (Louis Schultz)