Massage Therapy

Facials

Amber Myers, LMP

MA60240007

Seattle Massage Pro allows me to combine a medical massage background with relaxation massage in a calming, safe atmosphere. I love to focus on creating a unique, one of a kind session for each person. Even though the techniques might be familiar, the actual massage never is the same because it is based on the body's needs for that particular day.


Massages
Seattle Massage Pro doesn't accept tips, so these prices are the final cost. Instead, gratuity can be shown by reviews and referrals. Enjoy!

1 hour massage$100
90 minute massage$150
6 hour massage package card$510
12 hour massage package card$960

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Benefits of Massage

Some of the more common conditions massage may help include:

  • stress
  • low back pain
  • whiplash
  • neck pain
  • limited range of motion
  • TMJ disorder
  • tendinitis
  • migraines
  • plantar fasciitis
  • sprains and strains
  • high blood pressure
  • golfer’s elbow
  • tennis elbow
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Dequervain’s syndrome
  • trigger points
  • tender points
  • rotator cuff injury
  • sciatic pain
  • fatigue
  • poor circulation
  • general muscle soreness


While the benefits of massage are still being studied, research has proven that massage is able to help in a wide variety of health conditions. Beyond this, it is also an excellent source of preventative care and relaxation.



Updates on Insurance Procedures for 2018

As of January 1st, 2018, all insurance reimbursements are up to the client to collect. Payments must be made in full at the time of the appointment. Please see the Insurance and Forms page for details on collecting out-of-network reimbursements from your insurance company, and for a thorough description of the insurance terminology and process. The FAQ’s can answer some questions regarding this new direction to end the in-network status.



Insurance

If you suffer from a condition and you believe massage may help, ask your doctor if they recommend massage and would be willing to write you a referral. Automobile accident insurance, otherwise known as PIP, and Labor and Industries (LNI), also known as worker’s comp, will usually allow for some massage treatment if it’s deemed medically necessary by a doctor or chiropractor. I am in-network with some insurances at this time, so email me to check to see if your insurance is one of them. Even if it isn’t, I may still be able to see you on an out-of-network status. In that circumstance, you pay up-front and then submit the receipt to your insurance for a reimbursement.



     Aetna- in network

    Cigna- in network

    First Choice- in network

    Group Health Options PPO- in network through First Choice

    United- in network

    Ambetter Coordinated Care- in network

    Corvel- in network

    PIP/Motor Vehicle Accident

    LNI/Worker’s Comp

    Regence- out of network

    Premera- out of network

    Uniform Medical- out of network

    If you are with Regence, Premera, or Uniform and would like Seattle Massage Pro to be added to their network, please let them know. The more requests the better the chances of Seattle Massage Pro getting in. Thanks for your cooperation and help with our quest to better serve as many people as possible!

    If you have injury from an auto accident and your doctor recommends massage for treatment, you must have an attorney to receive massage therapy that you want paid for by your insurance. Seattle Massage Pro will now only accept PIP insurance with an attorney representing the client. Not all insurance companies pay the full benefit amount and the costs can add up at a time when you are busy with trying to heal. Using an attorney makes the process easy so you don’t have to hassle with paperwork and following up on claims payments. Seattle Massage Pro frequently works with The Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin to make sure your benefits are paid in full. Please contact them directly if you don’t already have a personal injury attorney.


    Techniques

    Different needs require different massage techniques. A thorough assessment is always conducted at the first massage appointment to determine which combination will be appropriate. Some of the common techniques I use include:


    Swedish Massage is an excellent relaxation massage for the body-mind connection and balance. It’s considered the gold standard for relaxation and is used in most spas and resorts. The gentle gliding strokes are perfect for bringing the body back into a state of calm and loosening up any tightness. It lowers blood pressure and restores the nervous system. I use some Swedish massage strokes at the end of every massage in order to do just this. This is the preferred method for stress reduction massages by most therapists and spas, and a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. On a personal note, regardless of any specific injury or focused concern I have at any given time, I always try to have a full body Swedish massage at least once every 2 months in addition to my regular focused treatment work.
    Myofascial Release is a technique used to address the layers of muscle tissue that hold on to the skin and provide movement within the body. These layers can easily get stuck to one another after injury, under or over use, or dehydration. Restrictions in this fascia can lead to pain, compromised posture, and a decreased body awareness, sense of ease, depth of breath, local circulation, muscle metabolism, and range of motion. All of these factors leave you more prone to injury and slow down the healing process. Myofascial Release stretches these stuck layers, freeing up the body to move the way it was meant to. Pain may be felt in one area of the body due to the way the muscle tissue is stuck in another. When releasing your stuck muscles, I always try to explain this concept, letting you know that even if I’m not working directly on the area of the body where you feel the pain, I am still working to heal the pain. Myofascial release is usually very slow and at times, may not feel as deep as you would like. It may take a long time for the tissue to release, and this may be contradictory to your impression of what a massage should be or feel like. Myofascial release is HIGHLY effective and recommended by many medical professionals, so “deep tissue” seekers and “high pain tolerance” clients, be patient with this process… I guarantee some deeper and possibly slightly painful techniques are still available for later in the session!
    Deep Tissue Massage is just a term that refers to any massage that requires more pressure and depth than a typical relaxation massage. Many causes of pain are found deeper in the muscle tissue, and because of this, many treatment massage techniques can be considered deep tissue. It may or may not be painful, depending on the specific condition and client tolerance. My form of deep tissue is slowly using myofascial release and treatment techniques to allow the tissue to naturally loosen and grant access to it’s deeper layers, as opposed to forcing the depth with lots of applied pressure. Many people have a “no pain, no gain” attitude when they request deep tissue massages, but minimal pain does not mean minimal treatment. When working slowly, I still can obtain a very deep tissue level with minimal pain and discomfort. Because of this, a true deep tissue massage will not be full-body in 60 minutes, but instead will be focused on the specific area of concern that needs treatment. I can still use more pressure for a relaxation Swedish massage and will check in with you on your comfort level, but it will not be the quick deep painful techniques many are used to receiving in other forms of bodywork.
    Sports massage is usually performed on-site at an event fully clothed and is less than 20 minutes. It utilizes quicker jostling movements that have proven to loosen the muscles before and after a sport, as well as passive stretching and cramp relief during and after an event. In addition to on-site benefits, regular maintenance massage can improve the performance of an athlete, as well as prevent and treat injury associated with their sport. Keeping the muscles free of restriction is a benefit to everyone, but this is especially true with athletes. If you are training for a marathon, play tennis regularly, or are just beginning a new exercise regimen, incorporating regular sports massage into your routine is a good idea to maintain your muscles and prevent injury.
    Trigger point therapy addresses specific spots of pain in the body. Whenever the muscle layers become extremely stuck together, most people commonly say they have a “knot”. These “knots” can cause pain on location or refer pain elsewhere in the body. Due to the sensitivity of these trigger points and the depth and pressure necessary to release them, this part of your massage therapy treatment session may be painful. After several trigger point therapy sessions, you’ll notice a significant difference in your ease of movement, the loose feeling you have in the area that was stuck, and most importantly, a reduction in pain that was stemming from the trigger point.
    Intraoral massage implies to working inside the mouth. Many conditions, such as TMJ disorder, migraines, and neck pain, are related to muscles of the mouth and can best be accessed this way. It requires advanced training and an endorsement on the state massage license, both of which I have. Although it can be uncomfortable at times, the profound changes from balancing the tight muscles inside the mouth can have dramatic effects on recovery.
    Hot Stone massage utilizes hot stones, usually basalt, to help warm and soften tissue. In some techniques, they are placed over energy centers, or chakras, to promote healing. Others use the stone as a tool to save the hand in deep tissue massage and the heat to provide therapeutic healing to the area.
    Hydrotherapy refers to the use of water or temperature. In massage therapy, it usually means using hot packs, hot towels, hot stones, ice packs, ice massage, heating pads, or anything else that utilizes heat, ice, or water for therapeutic or relaxation purposes.
    Aromatherapy as it pertains to massage therapy usually involves the use of scented essential oils, lotions, and creams. It could also mean scented salt soaks. At Seattle Massage Pro, we have non-scented products for those with scent-sensitivities, but also have some therapeutic oil and lotion blends that utilize aromatherapy. Please let your therapist know if you have any sensitivities so they know to not incorporate any aromatherapy products into your session.
    Pregnancy, prenatal, or maternity massage utilizes all of these treatment techniques, including myofascial release, but in a way that is appropriate for a pregnant client’s needs at her current stage of pregnancy. Massage during pregnancy has been proven to decrease low back and sciatic pain and ease discomfort commonly felt during pregnancy. In addition, massage during pregnancy reduces stress, increases relaxation, and promotes more restful sleep. During pregnancy, laying flat, either on your back or face down, can be quite uncomfortable, and in some cases even dangerous. Pillows and bolsters designed for pregnancy massage are used to make you the most comfortable and provide a safe therapeutic experience for you and the baby. Specific considerations for the pregnant client are taken into account while planning the massage. I offer several different position options for prenatal massage that include a maternity bolster system, side-lying, and semi-reclined positioning that is safe for prenatal clients. After the baby is born, other discomforts arise for the mother needing special attention for post-natal massage.
    Providing massage at events is a great fundraiser, marketing attraction, or way to say “Thank you” for those attending. I can bring a table or chair to your event and provide 10-15 min massages based on the specific event. If you are organizing an atheltic event, company party, fundraiser, or hosting a promotional event, or coordinating a marketing booth and want to provide massage to the participants please contact me to arrange.
    Medical massage, or sometimes called treatment massage, is slightly different than standard relaxation massage in that the focus is treating a specific concern. For focused treatment, there most likely won’t be time for a full body massage. Instead, the condition or area of concern will be given full attention. A variety of techniques and styles will be incorporated after a thorough evaluation and determining the appropriate treatment for your condition. Myofascial release is usually used to release the tissues that are stuck and creating restrictions in the body. Treatment massage may not always be comfortable. Some techniques, such as trigger point therapy, could even be slightly painful.


    Careers

    If you are motivated, exciting, personable, friendly, smart, fun, great at what you do and LOVE massage, you may be a good fit!

    Seattle Massage Pro is currently looking to expand to offer clients more therapist and scheduling options. If you are interested in being a part of the team and discussing ways to help grow your practice as well as ours, please contact me with a brief introduction and why you believe we’d be a good fit to work together.

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