Services & Rates
**AS OF APRIL 1, 2017 I AM TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW PREMERA INSURANCE PATIENTS. **
60 minute, 90 minute, and 120 minute massages available*
*Exluding Medical Massage
Acceptable Forms of Payment Include:
Cash, check (local, with prior approval), Visa, MasterCard, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Labor & Industry and Health Savings Plan Payments.
Payment / co-payment due at time of service. 24 hour cancelation required. 100% charge for "no-show" appointments.
Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.
Medical Massages include all massage prescribed by a physician, osteopath, chiropractor or other medical professional. Personal injury protection and L&I massages are also included under Medical Massage.
Medical Massage treatments are focused on designated treatment areas and are specific to healing the specified injury as diagnosed on the patients prescription. Medical massage must meet specific requirements as deemed by the insurance company's definition of "medical necessity" and all medical massages REQUIRE a doctors prescription.
Length of massage is determined by the prescrition provided. Massages range from 15 min. to a maximum length of 60 min. per session.
**Please open and read the "Premera Blue Cross and Medical Necessity" and the "Insurance Verification Form" prior to requesting a Medical Massage appointment. **
Intra-Oral Massage addresses the interior and exterior muscles of the neck, mouth, jaw and face. It is predominately used in the treatment of jaw dysfunction, migraines, whiplash and neck pain.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Active Isolated Stretching
Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Active Isolated Stretching is built into your massage and is not offered separately.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
I believe in a broad, muscle specific form of deep tissue that is slowly applied as the muscles release. In my opinion, deep tissue should "hurt so good", not "hurt".
Myofascial Release / Cupping
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Cupping therapy may be used in releasing fascial restricitons and drawing toxins to the surface for the lymph system to process. The cupping therapy I practice is provided with either silicone or plastic cups and is dry in nature (a small amount of lotion is applied in order to allow the cups to glide).
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics - as well as the weekend warrior! Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pain and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Cupping is the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history.
By creating suction and negative pressure cupping releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue and brings blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.