Kimberly Bianco-Smith is a Licensed Massage Practitioner, a Licensed Hypnotherapist, a Certified Cupping Therapist and Hakomi Therapist (a form of body-centered psychotherapy). Kimberly’s skills and abilities stem from more than 20 years of training and experience. She is committed to providing massage therapy as a pathway toward personal wellness for clients who actively participate in their healing.
Kimberly received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington. In 1998 she graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, Washington, completing the school’s first Expanded Professional Licensing Program. Kimberly then received Advanced Certification Training in Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Massage, after which she was asked to assist courses led by one of the country’s leading Pregnancy Massage instructors. In 2009 Kimberly joined Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT), and played an instrumental role in developing and implementing the college’s Massage Practitioner Certification Program and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Massage.
After several years as an instructor at Lake Washington, she applied herself to studies and practical training in Hypnotherapy and Hakomi. Kimberly received her Hypnotherapy training from The Wellness Institute in Issaquah, and is licensed to practice Clinical Hypnosis in the state of Washington. In addition, Kimberly received her Hakomi certification through the Seattle Hakomi Education Network, and continues to progress toward certification as a Hakomi trainer.
Kimberly also takes great pride in the Mindful Awareness Body Therapy (MABT) training she acquired from Cynthia Price Ph.D, M.A., L.M.P. MABT is currently being researched at the University of Washington as an effective form of treatment for women suffering from trauma and substance abuse.
Kimberly has enjoyed working with a wide range of healthcare practitioners while focusing on therapeutic body work. She maintains a private practice in Snoqualmie, WA. Over the course of her career, it became apparent that treating only the physical aspect of pain was insufficient in terms of achieving optimal personal wellness. Thus, Kimberly felt compelled to expand her skill set. The Hakomi training, MABT, certification as a Hypnotherapist, Energy healing, and Cranio Sacral therapy provide a multi-disciplinary approach to further facilitate healing.