We are all unique and creative individuals. At the Integrated Wellness Center we take the time to listen to what you tell us and what your body tells us, then we design a treatment plan as individual as you are.
Using a variety of adjusting techniques and massage modalities, we strive to help you feel your best and help you better understand your own innate healing abilities through self-care, exercise and nutrition. Our overlying goal is to help you rediscover your core essence. Our practitioners love working with children as well, so let IWC be your family’s source for health and wellness.
Dr. Julie Rosenblatt
Dr. Julie Rosenblatt graduated Western States Chiropractic College in 1989. Prior to entering Chiropractic College, Julie was a massage therapist in the San Francisco area. Julie has been in practice since 1989 and been working with patients on Bainbridge Island since 1994. Julie has studied a variety of techniques so she can treat each patient as needed. These techniques include: Touch for Health, Network Spinal Analysis, BGI, Acupressure Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic and most recently Low Level Laser Therapy.
Julie has a true gift and has been called by patients “a back whisperer”. She has a keen intuitive sense of exactly what your body needs and is trying to tell you. Over the past 20+ years she has developed her own unique style of practice. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, the youngest so far being 8 hours old and the oldest being 92.
Julie is married to David Kotz, a lifetime resident of Bainbridge Island. She has 2 daughters who feel fortunate to have a mom that can help them and their friends when too much soccer or dance has affected them.
Emily Stuart, LMP
Emily received her massage training at Everest College in 2009 after studying anatomy, physiology and biology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In addition, she studied Reiki in Thailand in 2004, did continuing education on qi gong in 2011 and has practiced reflexology since she was a 6th grader after a family member showed her how to do it. Emily’s massage is strong, patient and intuitive, incorporating trigger point release, deep tissue, myofascial release and reflexology in a way that best suits the individual.
Emily has spent a lot of time in her life travelling, but she always knew Kitsap would be home when she settled down. She has extensive experience working at café’s, the most recent being the Coastal Café in Kingston where she met her husband Brian with whom she has one son. After finishing massage school, Brian and Emily operated an organic wheatgrass farm for two years while Emily built her clientele in the area.
When Emily is not doing massage, she is working at her son’s cooperative preschool or acting as the class representative there. She enjoys gardening, kayaking, and attending concerts.
Annie Smaus, LMP
Annie's massage training began in 2002 at Cypress Health Institute Massage School and Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California. She practiced for a Chiropractic and Homeopathy clinic for 3 years before moving to Seattle in 2005. During her education and practice in Santa Cruz she focused a lot on energy and treatment work, but learned mostly how to be of service to others in their healing process.
Annie continued her massage training at Cortiva Institute in 2007 in Seattle. At Cortiva, she developed a passion for Anatomy and Kinesiology which have greatly informed her experience as a practitioner. After graduation she worked for an Aveda concept salon and spa where she gathered tools for adding deep relaxation to her practice. She has since had a private practice and done more treatment work for a Chiropractor.
Annie's primary goal is to serve others on their path to greater well being. She treasures her diverse experience because it has taught her how to weave the tools for deep relaxation into treatment work that includes myofascial release, deep tissue and neuromuscular techniques.
When Annie is not working she enjoys spending time with her two adorable little ones and her husband, Gregory. They spend a lot of time in the garden growing beautiful ornamentals as well as food. For down time Annie loves to read, practice yoga and run.
Suzie Penney, LMP
Suzie graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2001. After graduation she opened a private practice as well as worked at a nearby spa. In 2003, Suzie was invited back to Bancroft as an instructor where she specialized in anatomy and Swedish massage techniques until moving to the west coast in September of 2014.
Suzie believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and believes massage plays a role in the process by bringing the client to a place of complete relaxation where the parasympathetic nervous system can help bring about a better balanced homeostasis. Suzie relies on her understanding of the musculoskeletal system and a willingness to listen to what the client’s body is telling her to customize each treatment to meet her clients specific needs, patiently working to get to the source of the problem. She has seen massage make a real difference in the lives of her clients by helping them reduce the pain and stress of both chronic and acute problems. She is honored to help her clients achieve their best health possible.
When not working Suzie enjoys spending time with her husband, Rick, her children and grandchildren, reading, hiking, yoga, gardening, and just about any kind of puzzle.
Ruby Jones, LMP
Ruby studied massage therapy at Ashmead College, graduating in 2005. She began her career working in resort spas, years later expanding to more clinical style massage with a rehabilitation wellness clinic. She practices myofascial release, trigger point therapy, positional release technique, as well as other manual techniques to release connective tissue and improve mobility. She enjoys utilizing a combination of different strategies to help her clients lighten the body and mind. Her interests in improving movement patterns, paired with a love of bodywork fuels her passion for educating clients about "tuning in" to one's self and that movement is vital to whole body wellness.
Married, with three children, Ruby spent the past year homeschooling her 9 year-old son for the first time. When not at swim lessons for her son, or at the gym with her husband, she enjoys spending the day at the beach with the whole family or vacationing at Lake Chelan any time of the year.
Ashley Zygar, LMP
I graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage, where I studied Swedish massage, deep tissue and clinical applications of myofascial release, muscle energy technique and postural evaluation. I believe that fascial patterns are extremely important to recognize and affect
before anything else. For me, it's necessary to look at the whole body, as one picture, from head to toe. Every person's body has a different pattern and a unique story, which is important to honor and respect.
In June 2017, I will be receiving my advanced certification in orthopedic massage, which will compliment my current practice here at integrated wellness.
I was born and raised in Kingston and currently live in Indianola with my partner and our 15 month old son, who keeps me very busy. I enjoy gardening, walking, listening to music, spending time outside, and playing with my little one.
“The fascia is the place to look for the cause of disease and the place to consult and begin the action of remedies in all diseases” —A.T. Still.