About Us

Seattle’s Original Massage Center

Established in 1950, the Ballard Health Center and Wellness Spa is a second-generation family run business practicing alternative healthcare . Ballard Health Center and Wellness Spa is Seattle’s oldest massage center, providing personalized spa and medical massage, acupuncture, reflexology, and yoga.

Trusted Medical Provider

We accept insurance! Our practitioners are established in network with various insurance companies, including Regence BlueShield, Premera, Aetna, Uniform, Cigna, First Choice Health Network, L&I, and Auto Insurance companies, to treat and rehabilitate clients medically diagnosed with conditions or injuries that limit health and functionality.

Our Mission

We strive to educate our clients on how massage is an integral part of the body’s restoration of natural health. Beneficial effects of massage and other alternative practices we provide includelowering stress, treating muscle aches and muscle-related conditions, restoring flexibility, and more.

In June, 1980, John Salo the founder of Ballard Health Center, was quoted by the Ballard News Tribune.
“One of the biggest things we work with is body tension,” Salo says. “We’re living in a society where it’s very hard not to build up tension just from everyday living.”

Massage can help release that tension, he said then, and we still believe that is important today.

Our Promise

With a highly skilled staff, we areproud to continue outstanding services as a member of your healthcare team. The Ballard Health Center and Wellness Spa prides itself on practitioners that tailor their massages to give each client personalized body workthat skillfully combines both the relaxation and the therapeutic aspects of massage.

Thank you for visiting,
Aaron and Kate Salo and the Ballard Health Center Staff