Heidi DeAndrade trained in massage therapy at Ashmead College in 2005, and has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP) ever since.
In addition to her core training, she also studied spa services, herbal remedies, and wild crafting native plants.
She offers both treatment and relaxation massage at her private practice in Madrona as well via a mobile massage service. Heidi has been working at Seattle Central College since 2013, providing chair massage to the faculty, staff, and students.
Her focus and interest in natural/plant medicine over pharmaceuticals led her to work with the Washington State Department of Health to legalize using cannabis products in massage.
In addition to massage, Heidi practices yoga and has been trained in yoga 'tune up' ball therapy.
Heidi's Teaching Style & Approach
How do you present material to students?
I base my lectures on a variety of materials that I have collected, and actively engage students in discussion and role play.
How you interact and work with students?
I share practical techniques that I've learned from my own massage practice.
I also encourage open discussion and incorporate a variety of activities that address different learning styles.
What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?
A high degree of participation and mutual respect.