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The Therapist

James E. Harward LMP

James started his body-working career after attending Marshall University and Fairmont State College in West Virginia to study physical therapy.He has worked and studied under Jim Green PT at Bremerton Physical Therapy and Dr. Luan Gip at Silverdale Chiropractic in the most recent years. In 2011, he graduated from Everest College and obtained his massage therapy license.
Since then James' practice was located in a clinic situation where he enjoyed bouncing ideas around the office with other medical professionals like Doctors, Acupuncturists, Hearing Specialists, and other gifted Massage Therapists. In August 2012 The Tranquil Healing Center in Belfair, Washington opened for business with Dr. Terra Sowinski. James practiced at this location until March 2014 when he opened Healthy Balance Massage.

Each and every massage that James gives is with healing in mind. His approach is a holistic one, meaning he takes every bodily system into account. Understanding that we as humans are very complex beings, body, mind and spirit.

Before and during each treatment James assesses posture, balance, stride, strengths and weaknesses. He then uses this assessment to treat each patient individually to achieve a more healthy balance.

James excels in deep-tissue massage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF, therapeutic stretching), myofascial release (MFR),manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic cupping, kinesio/acu- taping, and muscle energy techniques (MET).He enjoys basketball, soccer, attending church and teaching kids. He also enjoys yoga and being a father.