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July 22, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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)- I" r. e- is st 7V k le Jr ts n- ;0- [ By VIRGINIA SMYTH Mireille Sellers petite hands don't easily betray her occupa- tion The diminutive French woman is Mercer Island's newest mas- sease. And where Sellers is con cerned, size is no deterrent to gi;- ing an excellent massage Operating from Tamra Hair De- sign on Mercer Island Sellers greets her customers with her charming French accent, then ushers them to a pleasantly ap- pointed room where a examining table-like platform is the main feature. Tucking her customers safely under a crisp sheet. Sellers care- fully begins the massage, expos- ing only a small portion of the bod~ at a time. A full body massage usually takes one hour Sellers begins by massaging the feet. a very pleasurable sensation Usin~ a series of stroking, kneading. percussion and compression movements, muscles begin to relax, nerves are calmed and the skin gets a slight tingle Her customers become so re- laxed that it's not unusual for them to fall to sleep. Sellers said, laugh- ing. Sellers gives a Swedish massage which she learned at the Seattle Massage School A five-month course, which includes stud)' of anatomy, physiology, first aid and ~Editor's note lslandwatch publicizes meetings and other ac- tivities in which Islanders are in- volved The deadline Ior submit- SELI.ERS. WHO CAME to the United States two years ago to learn English. has always wanted to be a massage therapist In France. she said, it's a ver.v re- spected profession and considered pact o', the medical field Man.v people go to a ma-seuse unCer doctor', orders, she said In fact the sometimes shady reputation oi massage in America left her puzzled at first She as- ures that her massage is legiti- mate and purely for theraputic purposes Currently, her custom- ers are only women She will mas- sage men onl~ it they are referred by a regular customer A massage can have many pur- poses Relaxation. soothing aches and pains, aidin~ sleeping prob- lems anti helping circulation are a few ot its benefits, Sellers said 'It's a holistlc approach." she MIREILLESELLERS comnwnted Although she has man> requests for a back massage massage, is offered by the school onb Sellers is convinced that a and massage therapists must past full body massage is more benefi- a state test to be licensed, elal The massage progresses from 'A massage can be preventive." feet to calves, thighs, buttocks, she said. especially it done on a lower and upper back. shoulders, regular basis such as once a wppk neck. chest, face and sometimes or every other week scalp. Sellers is careful to ask cus tomers about aches and pains they Sellers practices what she may be suffering, and her thera- preaches, exchanging massages putic hands work vigorously at with friends. getting the kinks out of tight mus- "1 love massage too. It's heav- cles caused by tension and stress en ' by folk singer Steve Jordan as part of the Arts in the Park series at Luther Burbank Park amphithe- ater. at 7 p.m Thursday, July 23 also sought anti may be placed m the donation box an) time Tax re- celpt.~ are issued between 9 am and 5 p m weekdays Mireille Sellers demonstrates massage techniques on a client (Photo by Dave Ekren) Food classes taught by home economist Freezing Foods, a workshop m food preservation, will be held Monday. July 27 at the Community Center at Mercer View A class will be held from l pm. to 3 p m and a second class from 730 p m r THE MAIN 'n PLACE1 ting information tor the column is tog:30p m Wednesday before the publication A RUMMAGESALE sponsored by WEATHERSTRIPPING is the Both will be taught by Holly date. Information shouht be don- Mercer Island Youth Services will subject ota tree Washington En- Kusak. home economist Topics ble-spaced and include the name and phone number of a contact be held at the organization's new ergo Extension Service demontra- include how' to buy a freezer, get- home, the Community Center attion Irom 7 p.m to S:30 p.m. to- ring maximum benefit from a person for the event or group, Mercer View. from !'o am to :~ night. July 22 at the Mercer Island freezer, preparing for a power out- p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Jul~ Public Library The workshop will age. easier methods of food freez- Events 2:]. 24.30 and 31. On Fridays prices sho~ materials available and ing and more. are reducedon manv items Quail- their proper installation Cost is $3 per person. Cal ,233-3M5 for registration The class A FREE CONCERT will be given t3r donations for tuture sales are is sponsored by the Mercer Island PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES at Park and Recreation Department. Travis presented with thelibrar.~ are l0am ,llam and 1 pm Mondax. July 27 The theme Eagle at Court of Honor B, thda; to you Advanced lifesaving Advanced lifesaving classes will Peter Travis, son of Mr. and Trail. solving drainint~ problems CRAFTS AND STORIES Ior ages 6 be offered at the Mercer Island Mrs. Jim Travis. received the and removing several bridges He to lU are scheduled at the library Forward Thrust pool, beginning Eagle award at Boy Scout Troop 624's Court of Honor June 15 at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. He joined the troop in 1974. after earning the Arrow of Light award in Pack 624. He has served the troop as Assistant Pa- trol Leader, Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader. and member of the Leadership Corps. Travis graduated from Mercer Island High School in June. He was a member of the Honor Society as well as the symphonic and march- ing bands where he played both baritone and trombone. For his Eagle service project. Travis undertook trail reconstruc- tion work on the Snoqualmie Lake and others worked 81 hours on his at 1 pm Thursday. July 30. project, around the theme ot "Trolls" The finest specialty sports store in the Northwest. Loehmann'$ Plaza 643-4200 Monday, July 27. Classes will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. Monday. Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 21. For more information, call the pool, 232-7370. To add to your collection Pencil Rattan Club Chair in Natural Tones II e t $ each cu,hton~ not included Also: Ottomans s90: Matching tables arriving soon }. 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