The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined wih movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).1 It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulder.
Massage For Auto Accidents
Auto accidents typically cause pain and tension anywhere from immediately after the accident to a week after. Your PIP or Personal Injury Protection insurance is there to cover the cost of your recovery after a car accident.
Hot Stone Therapy
Reduce deep muscle tension and pain while promoting relaxation with the placement and movement of smooth, heated basalt stones. Excellent for those in high stress and active environments. Sessions are available in 60 and 90 minutes.
Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, noninvasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Healing Touch assists in creating a coherent and balanced energy field, supporting one’s inherent ability to heal.
AromaTouch is the application of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine and soles of the feet to address: stress and inflammation/pain, immune system support and help the body to come into a state of balance. The oils are gently stroked in with specific, light touch. AromaTouch can be a stand-alone service or it can be done as a prelude to a massage. Once you experience AromaTouch, massage will never be the same again!
L&I Workplace Injuries
When you are injured in a workplace injury your L&I insurance through your company will pay for massage to help you heal from your injuries. You will need a prescription from your doctor asking for massage with the areas of injury listed. This massage incorporates many techniques to get you feeling better.
Using gentil pressure, I work with to release the compression of the bones in the head, neck, lower back, and sacrum. I focus on the surrounding tissues to release the tension.
Insurance and Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Yes at this time I take:
- Asuris / Regence
- PIP (Car Accident)
- Kaiser Permanente
Can I pay with my FSA or HSA?
If you have a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account, you can use that to pay for your session at Integrative Massage Associates if you have your debit card with you. If you do not have a card, we can provide you a detailed billing statement to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Do you accept walk in clients?
I will accept a walk in if I have a cancellation. I generally require clients to call for an appointment.