Welcome

Welcome to my Website! If you’re looking for a professional medical massage therapist, you’ve come to the right place.

I am trained in a variety of modalities, and you can click on the "Medical Massage Techniques" page to learn more about the various techniques I use in my work.

Also, if you’d like to set up an appointment with me, click on " Book an appointment" or you may send me a message by clicking on " contact me." I will call or email you in regards to your questions, as you request.

My office is located inside the Pacific Family & Internal Medicine. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment. Please check in at front desk, a photo copy of ID is required before your appointment in order to be seen. Please note, if you are an existing patient, ID is still required. 

Session are 60 minutes.  Please arrive early to ensure your full session time. 

Manual Massage therapy can: 

-Restore gait

-Restore balanced arches in feet ( Medial, Lateral and Transverse) 

-Restore Rotations/ Tilts/ Deviations of the Neck, torso, arms, Legs, ankles

-assist in reducing frequency of headaches/migraines

-neuropathy 

-herniated disc relief 

-help to improve range of motion 

-assist in relieving chronic pain

-help to reduce stress and anxiety

-promote relaxation to help you sleep better

-help in reducing joint replacement pain 

-sport pre and post injuries. 

-reduce muscle tension related to work, exercise, accident, trauma, injury or overuse.

-ease symptoms of depression

-decrease symptoms of arthritis pain

-boost immunity

-decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

-improve hip, knee and ankle-foot articulation

-scar tissue release with Myofascial Techniques

-post surgery: reduce adhesions, increase circulation

Manual Lymph Drainage can: 

 

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.

Since Lymphedma cases are only taken upon a doctors referral. Please "Contact Me" by phone or email to set your first appointment. Appointments are 1hr, however you initial visit will take 1:15 minutes.  It is important to me that all the records and health information be received before treating Lymphedema.  Currently, I am not able to bill insurance for lymphatic services. Cash pay only.

(CDPT) "Vodder Technique" MLD (Manual Lymphantic Drain). The Academy of Lymphedic Studies 135-hr program to completed August 15, 2017. I will be taking patients with all stages of  Lymphedema. By definition is associated by trauma, surgery, burns, radiation post lymph node removal,  untreated chronic venous disease and although rare in the US, Filariasis. Filariasis is an infection of the intersitial space via a mosquito infected by larve. 

 

Insurance  Massage Benefits (not lymphatics):  

Regence Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Sheild,  Premera/ Lifewise, Cigna, First Choice,

out-of network benefits (PPO), 

Private Pay, Motor Vehicle Accident, Labor and Industries.

* At this time, Medicare or Medicaid will not cover any massage related treatments. *

 

Bring your referral for medical massage therapy and medical card upon the first visit.

Note: all coverage will reflect the contracted rate, co-pay or co-insurance and must be paid at time of service.

Currently, Premera will require a pre authorization for any visits following the initial visit. You are welcome to book future appointments by way of private pay at any time regardless if insurance reimbursement is denied for any reason.

 Understand your massage benefits and coverage prior to scheduling your appointment, you may be responsible for the service provided.

Be aware that the auto insurance companies are not out for your best interest when it comes to your medical recovery and support. Please know your rights, and understand you are entitled to the best care possible. Make sure your goals are met and you have recuperated to the level of health prior to date of accident.

I look forward in assisting you.