ARLINGTON — Roxanne Fisher worked in corporate America for 30 years before she knew she had to get out.
“It was very stressful and I wasn’t fulfilled,” said Fisher, who’s worked as a licensed massage practitioner for the past six years. “Someone told me I was good with my hands, so I was just in the right state to say, ‘Why not?’”
Fisher opened Healing Wind MFR Therapy in Suite C at 437 N. Olympic Ave. earlier this year to provide myofascial release, a specialized stretching technique used by some physical and massage therapists to treat patients with soft-tissue issues, but what sets Healing Wind apart from other outlets for massage therapy in the area is the degree to which Fisher attempts to address the connection between mind and body.
“I’m also an ordained minister,” Fisher said. “As I began working on people’s bodies, I discovered that going deeper into treating them involved the release of personal emotional events, which I couldn’t legally speak to in my previous role. Many physical ailments can derive from traumas much earlier in life, only some of which people are actually aware of. I’m not looking to steer people, but I do hope to provide them with a little bit of guidance. Whether they seek to deal with that further, through their church or a psychologist, that’s great, as long as it’s what they feel they need.”
Because of her unique approach, Fisher cannot accept insurance payments for her treatments, but she believes the results make it worthwhile.
“I understand that money is very tight for many people, but this type of therapy is extremely effective,” Fisher said. “I turned to it because I kept running into situations where I felt very inadequate, due to the limits of my practice at the time. Rather than sticking with the fluffy stuff, that leaves you feeling good maybe an hour before its benefits are completely gone, this really gets down to the core issues.”
Fisher does ask that her clients maintain a consistent appointment schedule with her, since her goal is to undo damage that has built up gradually.
“It took time for your body to get into the state that it’s in,” Fisher said. “It depends on how deep you’re willing to go. Unless you’re willing to go that level, you’re likely to continue going round in circles.”
Fisher has found the small-town environment of Arlington much more to her liking than that of her former hometown of Seattle, and she’s begun exploring ways to branch out into the surrounding community, not only by working on horses as well as on humans, but also by providing her services in Darrington once a week.
For more information on Healing Wind MFR Therapy, call Fisher at 360-464-0714, email her at HealingWindMassage7@gmail.com or log onto her website at www.HealingWindMassage.com.