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Carl Anderson

Bach Flower Practitioner and Massage Therapist

Your Gateway to Emotional Well-Being

Seattle, WA
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Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
"I am so grateful to Carl for listening diligently and carefully to the character description of my beloved Abyssinian cat, Phoebe; Carl put together a custom Bach formulation based on Phoebe’s needs. Phoebe was showing signs of insecurity and fear borne of not being well socialized as a kitten (before she came to live with me). As an adult cat this had led to some difficult characteristics including hostility despite periods of being a very affectionate girl. Phoebe is a changed cat on Bach! She is vastly more social, settled and secure. Her entire demeanor has changed and for the better! I have Carl to thank for my now sweet, loving Phoebe. It is truly marvelous!"
I met Carl Anderson back in July of 2016. My sweet Allie had been diagnosed with the horrible cancer, hemangiosarcoma. I was willing to do anything to help extend her quality of life. Carl helped both Allie and me with customized blends for both of us. Carl was with us through that whole journey, all the way to the end.

License, Credentials & Experience

Licensed Massage Therapist
Washington Medical Commission (WMC) , #MA00023356

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Anxiety
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Jaw Clenching

Practice Locations & Hours


Seattle
1916 Harvard Ave E, Seattle WA 98102, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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About me

I believe in a holistic approach to heal the entire person. Emotional pain can translate into physical pain, and physical pain can translate into emotional pain. Treating both leads to greater success and a happier, healthier person. Trained in advanced bodywork techniques, I can effectively address physical, musculo-skeletal problems. Well-versed in Bach Flower Remedies, I can effectively address emotional issues.

Highly trained and Board Certified in massage therapy, I provide a multi-faceted approach for clients with a wide variety of needs. I am not only very intuitive, but also grounded in a sound understanding of human anatomy. My journey to therapeutic massage began in my twenties, when physicians were unable to relieve my debilitating back pain. Through Rolfing, massage, and chiropractic treatments, I was able to resume a normal lifestyle free of pain. Determined to help others live full, pain-free lives, I earned my Associate of Arts in Specialized Somatic Studies—Combined Methods of Bodywork from the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego and have been changing lives for the better ever since. I have had tremendous success using combined methods of bodywork in helping clients suffering from acute and chronic pain, whether resulting from overuse, sports injuries, surgery, or other causes. For more information about my massage practice, go to www.CarlAndersonMassage.com.

I am also a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner. Bach Flower Remedies are amazingly effective when one is able to identify specific emotional states. I am a good listener, an astute observer, and intuitively ask the right questions to discern the root of any emotional issue. I have been working with Bach Flower Remedies for almost twenty years and have an excellent record of helping people overcome their emotional issues—whether fears, grief, depression, or stress—no matter how long they have lived with them.

Because of my strong love of animals, I also completed my studies to become a Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner. I earned this certification from the Bach Centre in England and the Natural Animal Centre in Wales, and I am one of only nine registered animal practitioners in the United States. My understanding of animal behavior and keen insight have made me very effective at helping animals and their guardians live happier, healthier lives. For more information about my Bach Flower practice, go to www.CarlAndersonBFRP.com.

For twenty years, I balanced two careers: one as an aerospace engineer and the other as a healer. In 2017, I gave up my successful career as an aerospace engineer to dedicate my life to helping animals and people full time. In addition to working with clients one-on-one, I am now lecturing and teaching the official Bach Centre classes throughout the Puget Sound region.


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I would find a naturopath who uses gemmotherapy or embryonic plant extracts. They are remarkable for metal detoxification. They are more effective than adult plant extracts, because they contain a multitude of phytochemical, hormones, and embryonic plant stem cells.
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I agree with the previous answers. However, I would also suggest that intra-oral massage may be helpful, especially if you are clenching or grinding your teeth. Intra-oral massage really helps relieve muscle tension in the jaw muscles so you would not even need a mouth guard. I have been doing intra-oral massage for years and clients are in disbelief at the results.
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From Medscape News: "Gut Bacteria Tied to Depression" Megan Brooks February 11, 2019 For the first time, a population-based study has shown a link between gut bacteria and mental health, providing the strongest support to date that microbiota can influence mood, investigators note. "The notion that microbial metabolites can interact with our brain — and thus behavior and feelings — is intriguing, but gut microbiome-brain communication has mostly been explored in animal models, with human research lagging behind," Jeroen Raes, PhD, from University of Leuven and VIB Center for Microbiology, Belgium, said in a news release. "In our population-level study we identified several groups of bacteria that co-varied with human depression and quality of life across populations," said Raes. The study was published online February 4 in Nature Microbiology. Link to Depression In analyzing data from 1054 individuals enrolled in the Flemish Gut Flora Project (FGFP), investigators found two groups of bacteria — Coprococcus and Dialister — were consistently depleted in people diagnosed with depression, regardless of antidepressant treatment. They validated the results in an independent cohort of 1063 individuals from the Dutch LifeLines DEEP cohort and in a group of patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. They also found that Faecalibacterium and Coprococcus bacteria were consistently associated with higher quality of life indicators. Both bacteria produce butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that strengthens the epithelial defense barrier and reduces intestinal inflammation, and both have been reported to be depleted in association with inflammatory bowel disease and depression. Using an analytical framework, the researchers created the first catalog of human gut bacteria that have "neuroactive" potential. Some bacteria were found to have a broad range of these functions. For example, the ability of microorganisms to produce 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, a metabolite of the human neurotransmitter dopamine, was associated with better mental quality of life. Diet as Treatment? Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News, John Cryan, PhD, principal investigator, APC Microbiome Ireland,
 University College Cork, described the findings as exciting. "This is a first attempt to link the composition of bacteria in the gut with depression in a large population study. The Flemish data show that there seems to be a reduction in specific bacteria that produce chemicals in depression. Another advantage is the ability to verify some of the same changes in a Dutch cohort and correlate them with quality of life measures," said Cryan. "The next step will be to identify if the bacteria that are changed are playing a causal role in depression and whether they can be harnessed for psych biotic-based interventions for mood disorders," he added. Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD, a psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York–Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, also believes the study is noteworthy. "Everyone is talking about the gut microbiota in medicine across the board for physical medical disorders, and certainly in psychiatry it's all the buzz, but much of the work has been in animal models and a lot of it has also been theoretically based. This study seems to be a really strong step in terms of collecting more clear data from a large-scale human population," Gordon-Elliott told Medscape Medical News. "What's interesting," she added, "is that they didn't just look at different bacteria species but at which of those species make compounds that act on the brain. These compounds could be cross-referenced as molecules or compounds that are potentially implicated in psychiatric disorders like depression and could then become targets for treatment interventions in the future, whether it be from medications that are developed or from a dietary or nutritional point of view." The Flemish Gut Flora Project is supported by the Flemish government, Research Fund–Flanders Odysseus program, King Baudouin Foundation, VIB, Rega Institute for Medical Research, and KU Leuven. The authors, Cryan, and Gordon-Elliott have reported no relevant financial disclosures. Nat Microbiol. Published online February 4, 2019. Abstract

Carl Anderson Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
"I am so grateful to Carl for listening diligently and carefully to the character description of my beloved Abyssinian cat, Phoebe; Carl put together a custom Bach formulation based on Phoebe’s needs. Phoebe was showing signs of insecurity and fear borne of not being well socialized as a kitten (before she came to live with me). As an adult cat this had led to some difficult characteristics including hostility despite periods of being a very affectionate girl. Phoebe is a changed cat on Bach! She is vastly more social, settled and secure. Her entire demeanor has changed and for the better! I have Carl to thank for my now sweet, loving Phoebe. It is truly marvelous!"
I met Carl Anderson back in July of 2016. My sweet Allie had been diagnosed with the horrible cancer, hemangiosarcoma. I was willing to do anything to help extend her quality of life. Carl helped both Allie and me with customized blends for both of us. Carl was with us through that whole journey, all the way to the end.





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