Practitioners

West Seattle / M3 Bodyworks

Christian Jocobson, LMP

     The focus of my massage practice is to draw upon a variety of massage techniques and approaches to facilitate the unique goals of each client. This includes soft-tissue injury treatment, pain management and abatement, increasing mobility, and relaxing and rejuvenating your body and spirit.

Christian Practices: Structural Relief Therapy, Injury treatment, Swedish, Muscle Energy Technique, Sports Massage


Dan Israel, LMP

     Having worked previously in a physically demanding job as well as getting some time in as a desk jockey, I have a good sense of the kind of pain relief my clients are looking for.

Dan Practices: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Technique, Trigger Point.



Darin Stumme, LMP

     In my philosophy: Massage shouldn't hurt. Period. When your body is craving pain-reduction, it’s counter-productive to inflict pain in the name of health. By forcing tissues to stretch or move before they're ready to move, a person can actually create new injuries or invoke systemic or local traumatic stress response — the exact things I strive to help my clients heal.

Instead, I listen to my client’s body and allow it to direct my attention. This allows me to address a wide variety of physical issues and complaints -- acute injuries, chronic pains, stored traumas and anxieties held throughout the body. Whether you're extremely athletic or just somewhat, large or small, young or old: my treatment is gentle, powerful, and extremely effective.

I graduated from Discoverypoint School of Massage in 2013, although I've been training in bodywork since 2009, and I've completed several in-depth continuing education programs since graduating. I assist and teach up at Discoverypoint, and I'm very committed to ongoing learning and improvement as a practitioner.

Darin practices: Myofascial & structural decompression, Intra-oral / TMJD treatment, Lymphatic facilitation & injury treatment, Neuromuscular & Muscle Energy treatment, Craniosacral therapy, Visceral manipulation, Swedish and Sports massage.


Michelle Palmer, LMP

     Michelle has been providing effective treatment-focused massage since 2007 by inquiring, listening, and then tailoring for each individual. With a strong background in movement, including dance teacher certifications, Michelle is also able to talk about movement and alignment, so that individuals may also help heal, relax, rejuvenate, mobilize & maintain their own body & mind.

Michelle Practices: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Injury Treatment, MET, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, and Intra-oral


Alison Kennedy, LMP

I graduated from the extended program at Cortiva Institute in Seattle, 2011. In June 2012, I completed my certification in pediatric massage through the Liddle Kidz Foundation. I have a focused specialization with children on the autism spectrum and with ADHD.
Our bodies harbor memories of each little bump and bruise. In addition to the aches we experience, our memories can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. If we consider our own physical or psychological traumas we have experienced and how massage has helped us, then consider how massage may affect a child. Why wait for 20, 30, 70 years when the scars have built up, being injured and re-injured over years of use? Children can stand to benefit from even a single session of massage. I seek to provide that opportunity to children and adults of all ages.

Alison practices: Injury Treatment, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Pediatric, Neuromuscular and Structural Techniques.