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 overarching 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 loves what she does. Julie has a true gift as a healer 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 her decades of practice, she has developed her own unique style of practice. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.
Julie has been practicing on Bainbridge Island since 1994 and prior to that in Seattle. She was also a massage therapist in California and brings that work into her practice. Julie has studied a variety of techniques to ensure she can treat each patient just as they need. Those techniques include: Network Spinal Analysis, BGI, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Acupressure Therapy, Touch for Health and Low Level Laser Therapy.
Julie graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1989 and has been in practice ever since. She is married to David Kotz and they have two incredible daughters. When not at work she can be found with her family, in her garden, dancing, doing yoga or hanging out with her goats.
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." – Jim Rohn
Dr. Kay McGowan
Kay grew in northern NJ and received her undergraduate degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Following college, she relocated to Breckenridge, CO where she worked in the real estate industry. While training to become a yoga teacher and then subsequently teaching yoga, Kay became captivated with the anatomy and mechanics of the spine and how the spine can impact a person’s overall health and well-being. This led her to the Denver Metropolitan University where she took her pre-requisite courses in order to apply to chiropractic college.
Kay received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree following an intensive, 40-month, full-time resident study and clinical internship at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. This premier program places special emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal conditions and overall patient wellness.
“I am grateful to have found such a special place to put down roots, and I’m very excited to be working alongside Dr. Julie and the team of wellness professionals at IWC.”
Kay enjoys reading, staying up to date on the latest medical research, running (she has completed both a marathon and half-marathon), skiing, snowboarding, and all things outdoors.
Emily Stuart, LMT
Emily’s massage is strong, patient and intuitive, incorporating trigger point release, deep tissue, myofascial release, point work and reflexology in a way that best suits the individual.
After studying anatomy, physiology and biology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Emily received her massage training at Everest College in 2009. She also studied Reiki in Thailand (2004) and has taken continuing education classes in Qi Gong and acupressure. Emily has been using reflexology since 6th grade after learning it from one of her grandparents. In 2013, Emily began training in aquatic bodywork with Dr. Julie Rosenblatt and will receive her 200-hour WATSU certificate this year.
Emily travelled extensively, yet always knew Kitsap would be home when she settled down. While working at the Coastal Café in Kingston, Emily met her husband, Brian. They have one son who is currently in 5th grade on Bainbridge. After finishing massage school, Emily and Brian operated an organic wheatgrass farm for two years while Emily built her clientele in the area.
When Emily is not giving massage, she enjoys gardening, kayaking, attending concerts and yoga.
Annie Smaus, LMT
Annie began her massage training in 2002 at Cypress Health Institute Massage School and Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California. For the three years following her training, she practiced for a Chiropractic and Homeopathy clinic. During this time, she focused on energy and treatment work.
Annie moved to Seattle in 2005 and continued her massage training at Cortiva Institute in 2007. At Cortiva she developed a passion for Anatomy and Kinesiology, which has 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. Annie has since had a private practice and done more treatment work for a Chiropractor.
“My primary goal is to serve others on their path to greater well being. I treasure my diverse experience because it has taught me how to weave the tools for deep relaxation into treatment work that includes myofascial release, deep tissue and neuromuscular techniques.”
When not working, Annie enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, gardening (growing food as well as beautiful ornamentals), reading, practicing yoga and running.
Ruby Jones, LMT
Ruby studied massage therapy at Ashmead College, graduating in 2005.
Ruby 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.
“I enjoy using a combination of different strategies to help my clients lighten the body and mind. My interests in improving movement patterns, paired with a love of bodywork fuels my 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 has lived on the Kitsap Peninsula for 15 years. 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.
Katarina Forster, Master Esthetician
Katarina grew up with her sister and mother, a veterinarian, on a farm in Troy Missouri, a small town about a two hour drive from St. Louis. After graduating with her Associate degree from Saint Charles Community College, she relocated with her high school sweetheart turned husband to the Pacific Northwest and received her Master Esthetics license from Evergreen Beauty College.
“From my middle school thru early college years, I struggled with horrible cystic acne and along the way tried a myriad of products. My acne cleared once I researched and began to use quality products with natural, real ingredients instead of products I had purchased at the drugstore and makeup counters. Through this experience, I developed a deep love of skin care and helping make people feel good about themselves. I look forward to addressing your skin care concerns and helping you develop a skin care routine to keep you feeling your best."
Katarina and her husband live in Port Orchard with their two fur babies. A believer in life-long learning, she is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Health Care Management with a Nutrition minor. In her spare time, in addition to keeping current on emerging and new skin care techniques, Katarina enjoys spending time with family – her mom is her best friend – hot yoga, strength training, traveling and just about anything outdoors.
Kate Chamberlain, LMT
Kate graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL in 2001 and was nationally certified in 2002. Shortly after, she worked to promote massage awareness as part of a newly formed Complementary Medicine department at Allegan General Hospital in Michigan.
After marrying and returning to Florida, she took 9 years off of practicing massage to focus on volunteer work within the community. In 2012, Kate returned to her massage practice.
Kate discovered cupping after moving to beautiful Skagit Valley in Northern Washington. She loves to integrate dynamic cupping into massage sessions.
“I try to educate people about their bodies, where pain can come from, and am interested in how emotions contribute to physical discomfort. I believe the body and mind want to work together to heal and need to be given attuned and informed support to do so effectively.”
Kate and her husband love the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, hiking, the energy of Seattle, and craft beer.