Dee Alams- Founder of City Sweats
Wellness comes naturally to Seattleite Dee Alams. Raised on her mother’s crafted whole food diet and inspired by her father’s naturopathic medicine, she has always taken care of her body. As a teenager, she charted her own health path, taking up dance. Her previous corporate experiences from engineering to fashion. Finally, she realized dance, fitness and health and wellness was more than a passion, it was a calling. In 2010, Dee officially opened a dance studio in Seattle. Earning her wellness and fitness certification, she was drawn back to early introductions to sweat lodges, steam rooms and saunas. She rediscovered sweating as a transformative experience of the body and mind.
Aiming to amplify the sweat clients gained from dance, she introduced an infrared sauna to the studio in 2010, due to the lack of infrared therapy available in the Seattle area. Dee had new clients coming from nearly 50 miles away seeking infrared therapy to help them with problems ranging from mood disorders to debilitative diseases. The deal was sealed as Dee witnessed multiple client transformations, including herself in 2013 when Dee was severely injured and watched as infrared sweat therapy expedited her recovery. That infrared gave them the serial entrepreneur pivoted out of sweating through motion into sweating through therapy.
In 2014, Dee introduced infrared therapy to the masses by opening City Sweats Wellness Centers’ Madison Park location. Offering Infrared Sauna Therapy, Ultrasonic Cavitation Shaping, Lymphatic Drainage Treatment, Detox Facials and Scrubs, and Rehabilitative Massages, the center was a first of its kind in Seattle. Bringing new value to the city, Dee was able to open a second location in the Wallingford neighborhood in 2017, adding Acupuncture and Wellness Coaches to its specializations. Personal passion has grown into a movement, as Dee empowers others to take control of their cellular level health!
Kundini is a Wellness Practitioner with a focus on facilitating Natural and Vital Health. Her passion is working with the innate elements of nature which govern balance within. She is a certified QRA (Quantum Reflex Analysis) Practitioner, Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle consultant as well as Pancha Karma (Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation) therapist.
A certified Massage Therapist , Yoga/ Meditation instructor and practitioner in the ancient Nyingma Lineage of Buddhist Yogis. She has been a student of Pema Khandro Rinpoche for 15 years, and continues to take teachings regularly. She is a teaching assistant, and holds a weekly community meditation group. Kundini is currently completing her senior clinical internship in Classic Five Element Acupuncture.
Anjelika- Spa Concierge
Anjelika’s enthusiasm for vitality, love for people and experience in the beauty and service industry allow her to excel and delight in her work at City Sweats. Not only is she a wellness concierge, she also creates many of the chalkboard signs and enjoys the spontaneous dance parties while working.
Shirley- Ultrasonic Cavitation Specialist
Shirley came to City Sweats after being a client and loving the services. After many decades of having a successful career as an RN she retired in 2015.Her focus still is assisting people in health and wellness. She loves performing and supports the treatment of detoxing thru Ultrasonic Cavitation.
In her spare time, she loves to paint and chase around her rescue Miniature Australian Shepherd
Maia Willow- Esthetician
Maia’s passion for skincare and wellness runs deep. Her journey began in holistic skincare after struggling with skin issues of her own which led her to the realization that a balanced mind, body and soul are directly linked to healthy skin.
As a holistic esthetician, she loves the opportunity to truly connect with people on a deeper level, and to personalize the experience and facials with different healing and balancing techniques, such as utilizing crystals, different massage and pressure points, and handcrafted products suited to individual needs.
Maia received her Esthetics Degree at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and holds a BA in Education.
Kanna- Thai Yoga Massage Therapist
Kanna was raised in a family where natural/holistic health was at the forefront and has had a deep passion for health/wellness. When chronic stress from her corporate job led to a myriad of health issues, she found a safe haven through holistic modalities such as yoga and massage, experiencing profound shifts in her over all well-being.
As a certified Samarya Yoga Teacher with advanced yoga therapy training, she brings her passion of the healing arts through the ancient bodywork practice of Thai Yoga; offering a safe container for the spheres of the mind, body and spirit to coalesce & communicate harmoniously. She is nourished from sharing her passion of yoga/bodywork as a therapeutic healing modality & the symbiotic relationship that is generated through these practices.
Ashleigh: Massage Therapist
Ashleigh’s love of the outdoors and open-minded thought has brought her to us from sunny Florida. She graduated from Florida College of Natural Health 6 years ago and within her first week of school; she realized she had found her community and her calling.
Her favorite modalities include: Swedish; Deep Tissue; Cranial Sacral Therapy; and reflexology. She truly believes in combined health and happiness of mind and body and often integrates techniques to work to accomplish that for her clients.
Claudia-Marketing & Spa Concierge
After over 12 years of working in the corporate design world, Claudia came to City Sweats in order to find her place in the holistic wellness community. When she isn’t working behind the scenes as our in-house marketing maven, you can find her connecting with our clients as a wellness concierge.
In her spare time, she loves to turn metal into jewelry, drawing, singing & reading up on Alchemy and herbology.
Lauren- Marketing & Spa Concierge
Lauren Chambers is a Certified Holistic Health Coach accredited through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a food & culinary nutrition blogger for sofreshNsogreen.com.
Through her nutrition + healthy lifestyle coaching she provides clients with the tools, strategy and support they need to take real action, create empowering habits, get long-lasting results and improve their health, happiness and quality of life.
Her favorites include: beautiful, nourishing and real food, hiking with her dog, traveling with her husband, getting her sweat on, reading, writing, food photography, dark chocolate and the occasional glass of red wine 😉