Your Bellingham Chiropractor Since 2007

Massage Services

Therapeutic Massage: Our Focus

The perfect complement to chiropractic care is undoubtedly therapeutic massage. Unlike massages primarily designed for relaxation, therapeutic massage is geared towards therapy, emphasizing the restoration of the body’s functionality. This type of massage delves deep into the fascia, working on a cellular level to address specific issues in the musculoskeletal system.

In a 60-minute session, patients benefit from focused work on a particular area while still enjoying the overall relaxation that comes with the treatment. For those seeking more comprehensive attention, a 90-minute session allows massage therapists to concentrate on 2 or 3 interconnected areas related to the patient’s pain points or injuries, aiding in the establishment of new and healthier musculoskeletal patterns.

The synergy between chiropractic care and therapeutic massage provides a comprehensive approach to physical well-being, addressing both structural alignment and muscular health.

Our Massage Expertise Covers:

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Injury Treatment Massage
  • Senior Massage
  • Swedish Techniques
  • Craniosacral
  • Labor & Industry Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Pre/Post Natal Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Athlete Recovery Massage Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Wellness Massage
  • Cupping
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What can I expect in a typical massage appointment?

As a massage patient you will spend 3-5 minute discussing with the therapist where you would like to focus on your body, and how your body is feeling. There will then be around 55 minute (for a 60-min massage) of dedicated hands-on massage time in your private room. After the massage is over and you have gotten dressed in private, you will be offered water and to give any feedback you would like to be added to your massage notes for next time. You will then be able to check out with our reception and schedule any session you may want to for the future!

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What Else You Can Expect For Your Massage

The below expectations are set and adopted from the American Massage Therapy Associaton (AMTA):

Mutual respect, courtesy, professionalism, confidentiality and dignity between you and the massage therapist

Being draped appropriately by a sheet, towel or blanket, with only the area being massaged exposed

A licensed/registered/certified professional massage therapist, working within their scope of practice and in an ethical manner. Expect them to be a member of a professional association with a code of ethics.

A health intake conversation about your medical conditions and your expectations for the massage

The right and option to ask questions of the massage therapist and receive professional responses

The right to determine if there will be conversation, music or quiet during the massage

An explanation of the nature of the massage and techniques to be used before the start of the massage

The right to consent to the massage techniques and approaches, including the level of manual pressure, used in the massage and the ability to request adjustments to pressure at any time during the massage

The right to stop a massage and report anything they feel is inappropriate during the massage

Arrival & Checking In for Massage Appointments

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Massage patients can check-in using the text link sent to them 1 hour before their scheduled appointment time or by scanning the QR code using their phone when they arrive. For those that don’t love technology, our front desk staff will be happy to assist as needed. Massage appointments take place at 2220 Cornwall Ave. at the Cornwall Wellness Center (for you lifetime locals, it’s the old Bunks building!)

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Payment Options

We accept and work with a variety of payment options for your massage needs including:

  • Cash (including card and credit)
  • Insurance*
  • Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)*
  • Labor and Industry claims (LNI)*

Our massage therapists are credentialed with varying health insurance companies for massage services. Please call us to find out which massage therapist(s) we’re able to schedule you with if you are planning to use your health insurance.
*Please note: to use your massage benefits from your insurance company, MVA claim or LNI claim, you must have a massage referral from a medical professional (which can include one of our two chiropractors) that has been sent to our clinic prior to your first massage that explains your medical necessity.

For people that are paying cash/card/credit for their services, no referral is necessary.

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