Seattle Healing Arts Center

Our History

In 1982, Seattle Healing Arts Center was founded by Fernando Vega, MD who sought to create an "integrative practice", bringing together conventional and alternative modes of treatment to provide patients with a more holistic approach to health care.

Dr. Vega joined with a variety of other independent healing practitioners that included acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, psychotherapists, midwives, and other alternative health care providers. Collectively they formed Seattle Healing Arts, which began on the Providence Hospital Campus in Seattle.

As it has grown over the years, Seattle Healing Arts Center has moved locations and its collaborative environment has attracted many more independent practitioners of different disciplines and modalities, including numerous types of massage therapy and energy work.

In their current location in the Roosevelt/Greenlake area, the 22,000 square-foot facility is home to nearly 60 health care providers, each practicing independently while sharing an environment in which they can collaborate and offer advice and encouragement to other practitioners across many different disciplines.



Inside Our Community

Collaboration is the foundational goal of Seattle Healing Arts Center. This is realized on a daily basis in a variety of ways, from frequent discussions in shared office spaces to formal presentations and meetings with the larger healing community.

Many SHAC practitioners are dedicated to sharing their experiences with students and other practitioners from a wide range of disciplines. The "Forum", a meeting room in the Seattle Healing Arts building, offers a venue for presentations and classes related to the healing arts, some of which are open to the public.



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