Lori Lynn Sykas, LMT License #MA16175
Lori has been practicing medical massage therapy since 2001, specializing in injury rehabilitation care and medical/therapeutic massage, partnering with Chiropractic doctors. She has been a credentialed preferred medical provider with advanced training in neuromuscular therapy and other forms of medical massage. She treats orthopedic conditions and post operative pain, work and auto injuries, as well as chronic lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, tension and migraine headaches due to muscle tension and strain.
Lori has a dedicated passion for what she does and the patients she works with. She has helped thousands of people over the past 2 decades. She has a gentle but highly effective approach to massage that uses compassionate and holistic techniques, including Reiki.
Lori is expertly trained in structural balancing and multiple forms and techniques of massage, and is referred to by many physicians and therapists. Lori has been a professional member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) since 2001.
In her own words: “I grew up in the Seattle area, and have lived in Arlington since 1986. After graduating from high school, I became a whitewater river guide and during my weekends I worked on many rivers in Washington State. It was during these weekends that my friends would sit in front of me around the campfire and ask me for a shoulder rub. This is where my love of massage began!
Then in 2000 after two lay-offs and three career changes, I decided to go to Ashmead School of Massage in Everett. I graduated with honors in November 2001 with professional training in massage therapy. Since then, I have focused my career on clinical massage, helping people find relief from lower back pain and headaches, assisting patients with neck, shoulder, hip and low back injury rehabilitation, and providing general wellbeing therapy. In addition, I have added clinical herbal plant medicine as well.
In 2007 I experienced a back injury of my own, ending my 26-year career in river rafting. So, I understand the scope of pain that people experience and how important it is to provide compassion for these debilitating injuries.
In 2019 I decided to go back to school and get additional training in clinical herbalism. I now have working knowledge of many local plants and flowers that can bring profound healing and support to a body that is struggling with pain, lack of sleep, or dealing with today’s toxins and stress levels. If you are interested in learning how to support your body through the use of medicinal plants, or the many forms of massage therapy, I am happy to be a guide on your personal journey to health.”