Medical / Therapeutic massage
15 MINUTES: $45
Your doctor may prescribe a medical massage if you have been injured in a car accident, on the job or any other injury for which requires a massage that is medically necessary.
I also work with doctors, naturopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other health care practitioners, providing massage care when it is absolutely essential for their patients.
What is Medical Massage?
A medical massage is extremely therapeutic and is always performed in a medical environment, where it’s directed by the doctor or any other healthcare provider. Performing a medical massage requires extensive training (beyond the state’s basic 500-hour licensing requirement) in clinical and orthopedic massage techniques, pathology and contraindications, medical communication and documentation, insurance billing, professional ethics, and legal issues.
I have a basic and advanced massage training and education and I am committed to lifelong learning and professional development!
Medical Conditions Treated with a Massage
Here is a list of medical conditions where a medical massage is most effective:
- Neck pain
- Lower-back pain
- Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and other tendon injuries
- Myofascial pain
- Trigger points
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Athletic injuries
- Post-injuring rehabilitation
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/ CTS
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome/TOS. (Especially when musculoskeletal issues cause the problem).
- Temporamandibular Joint (TMJ) disfunction
- Emotional Stress
I am experienced in the administrative side of a medical massage as well. This includes insurance billing, dealing with the legal and other aspects of personal injury (PIP) cases and Washington State Labor and Industries (L&I).
Medical Massage Rates
My medical massage rates are calculated on the analysis of the Usual, Customary, and Reasonable (UCR) charges for the Seattle area and RVU (Relative Value Unit) pricing. The current rates stand at $40/15 minute unit per CPT code 97124 (massage), $45 per 97140 (Manual Therapy Techniques), and $20 per 97010 (hot and cold pack application).
Copies of medical records are available (with consent of the patient). Please note as allowed by law, I may charge a reasonable cost for furnishing copies of my records and notes. The reasonable cost of reproducing copies of written or typed documents is out lined below:
a. For the first 30 pages the cost shall be $1.04 per page.
b. For each page in excess of 30 pages the cost shall be 79 cents per page.
c. For searching and handling records $23 dollars.
d. Provider personally edits confidential information from the records, as required by stature; the provider can charge the usual fee $75.00 dollars for a basic office visit.
(See the Amended Washington State Register and RCW 70.02.010(12) for more information on these fees).
Wellness / Therapeutic massage
60 MINUTES: $85
My wellness massage clients typically come to me to help them manage stress levels, increase body awareness, address minor injuries from any strenuous activities, or to simply relax for an hour or so.
A relaxing massage session can dramatically help you relieve the stress of everyday life and generally immensely improve your outlook on life! Where else can you get an hour of complete serenity and bliss but with a highly trained professionals’ undivided attention?
Relaxation: The hectic lives of most Americans and people in the 21st century in general, leaves a small window to just kicking back and relaxing at the end of the day. Everything is always on the go. There is a limit to how much our bodies can handle, so it is imperative to step back sometimes from the fast lifestyle and check ourselves into an hour of soothing Therapeutic Massage.
Stress Management: Maybe it’s your boss, co-worker, or all that time in traffic? Or perhaps your stressing about how there’s not enough hours in a day to do all of your work? Whatever the cause may be, a simple massage can help you manage the stress in your life. So turn off your phone, forget all of your obligations and slip into an hour of peacefulness!
Body Awareness: Similar to dance classes, daily yoga routine or a tai chi practice, a massage can remind you that you do have a body and it is designed incredibly for more than just driving your car, or going through the motions at work.
Injury Treatment: Many of my clients are exceedingly active whether it be hiking, running, rocking climbing, dancing or any other physical activity. In the end, vigorous activity can harm your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. For this special area I use a Sports Massage and Injury Treatment techniques to help my Wellness Massage clients stay in optimal shape.
Computer and Desk Work: A massage friend once told me, “I’m not sure I know what human beings are designed for, but I know what they’re NOT designed for-sitting at the desk all day!” When you sit in a chair, looking at your computer screen, and using your mouse, it can leave you with aches, pains and stiffness in your back, neck, wrists and hands. It doesn’t matter how comfortable your chair is, how “ergonomic” your mouse is, or how “high-tech” your pc is, because none of them will help you escape from the aftermath.
Wellness / Therapeutic Massage Rates (Kangen water, hot towels, infrared heat, hot packs, raw/organic body butters, organic oils and essential oils included with the service).