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Bay Side Therapeutic Spa & Massage was established in 1993, the Spa and Essential Health Retreat has been located on 2 1/2 acres in Silverdale, WA since 2004.  Bay Side is ideally located up the hill from the shores of Dyes Inlet and just minutes from Old Town Silverdale.  We love this location because it feels like a visit to a quiet nature retreat, while still convenient to shopping and businesses in Silverdale.    Our flower gardens, fruit trees and mini farm add to the retreat and relaxing experience.   Relax in our lobby, meditation garden or on the veranda of our classic Cape Cod style building, built in 1912.    

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Sheila Hansen is both the proprietor of Bay Side Therapeutic Spa and Massage the primary practitioner providing therapeutic services for clients visiting the essential health retreat. She is a health care professional committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and the pain free function of your body.  She is educated and trained to accurately assess and provide therapeutic treatments with techniques that include massage, deep tissue, manual therapy, reflexology, neuromuscular therapy and facial massage as well as patient education as needed.
Her interest in providing essential health benefits to her patients via Massage developed while studying Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine in Australia in 1987.  As a result she refocused her study program exclusively toward Massage Therapy and graduated from Brisbane School of Swedish Massage.  In addition to Relaxation and maintenance massage Sheila discovered during this time that she had a talent for helping people with pain and injury recovery.

After graduating with honors from Seattle Massage School in 1993 she obtained a license to practice Massage Therapy in Washington State and moved her practice back home to the USA. While her 25 years of experience as a Massage Therapist help her to provide you with the highest level of care possible, continuing education is also an important part of staying active in this profession and Sheila is committed to regularly refreshing her knowledge and skills in order to give you the benefit of the most current research and available practices.

Sheila has attained a number of additional certifications many are highlighted below:​​​


Brisbane School of Swedish Massage         ​                   May, 1989​

     Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage Program     

     Sports Massage & Sports Management​​


Natural Therapy Academy of Brisbane                       August, 1990


Seattle Massage School                                                May, 1993

     Licensed Massage Training Program​​

Continuing Education & Certifications

Paul St John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute

     NMT Components of Cranial Decompression & Scoliosis
     NMT for TMJ Dysfunction, Hands, eyes & feet
     NMT for the Shoulder, Upper Torso, Spinal Column & Extremities
     NMT for Cervical Injuries Postural Analysis & Pelvic Stabilization
     NMT for Pain Mechanisms of the Low Back
     Visceral Massage & Structural Balance          

Seattle School of Reflexology                                   

    Body Wrap Training                                               

   Usui System of Natural - First Degree

a Stone Hot & Cold Stone Massage Training