It’s important to me that we not only avoid pain, but feel positive and good about our bodies.
I believe my massage work can help relieve pain, increase mobility, and help you enjoy your body and all it’s capable of as you move throughout your action packed day.
My name is Charli Hamilton, and I am the owner of Chidori Massage. In Japanese, Chidori refers to a flock of plover birds, an image that makes me think of both peace and strength. In my massage practice I aim to bring calm and relief while restoring suffering bodies to their natural strengths and abilities.
I grew up on Bainbridge Island, just across the water from Seattle. I’ve always been active and enjoy the outdoors, and in high school I ran cross country and also pole-vaulted (I still hold the state record for shortest Asian to be launched across the atmosphere). I studied art at the University of Washington and later graduated from the Discovery Point School of Massage in Seattle. I keep a pretty active schedule, enjoy traveling whenever I can, and am always trying to learn more about the world around me.
One of my earliest jobs was at a small restaurant in my hometown. Since that beginning as a hostess, I bounced around and up the restaurant ladder, spending time as a dishwasher, chef, server, bartender, bookkeeper, and GM. After two decades of watching friends and coworkers pile aches upon injuries (and sustaining several myself), it occured to me that someone needed to serve the servers. I went back to school for massage, and as a result focus my work largely on my restaurant family—chefs, bartenders, and servers—and by extension all those who enjoy pushing their bodies to the limits — runners, rock climbers, gym gurus, yogis. My work is aimed at getting you back to form to enjoy all that you do, whether that’s standing behind a bar for 10 hours or racing the trails of Cougar Mountain.