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Future Schedule Changes

Recently I decided that I wanted to condense my schedule in the near future. Generally, I work less than I did two years ago (this is me being responsible and taking my own self-care advice; I’ve been practicing for just over twelve years and massage is hard work!) and I moved out of the city […]

Medical Insurance – Why I’m No Longer Taking It

In early 2018 I, and thus Bellingham Massage Clinic, stopped taking all major medical insurances (this does exclude PIP insurance which a person uses when they are in a car accident – I still bill this insurance!). It was a hard but necessary decision. For the previous few years the administrative work involved in billing […]

Be Consistent and Patient

When healing from  injuries, it’s not uncommon to hit a point at which one’s patience runs out. Pain should be gone, soft tissue should be healed already! Feelings of frustration and impatience are normal. However, the reality is that the body needs time. This is especially true is you are healing from a repetitive strain injury. […]

Updated Gift Certificate Page

My new gift certificates page is done! You can  now choose different massages (before there were only options for Swedish massage), you can choose to add essential oils to many of the massages. There are easy options for choosing where it should be shipped. And finally, you can even choose to purchase multiple gift certificates as […]

Get better sleep!

Most people have heard that sleep is important. In spite of this, many of us continue to survive on less than adequate sleep. If a problem isn’t immediately apparent, everything is fine right? Not necessarily. In June of this year Dr. Kirk Parsley M.D. spoke at TEDxReno, covering the importance of sleep. He touched on how […]

September Vacation

I will be out of town next week for vacation. As such my office will be closed Monday the 22nd through Friday the 26th. I will be back to work as normal on Monday the 29th. Thank you!

Coconut Oil – It’s great for massage!

As most of my clients know, I strive to use high quality, organic products in my practice. For many years I’ve been using organic jojoba for a massage oil. However, in recent years, I’ve been prompted to re-evaluate my jojoba usage. It is a wonderful oil (actually it’s a liquid wax) and I love using […]

We’re moving!

Later this month I will be moving offices. The new space is in the Bellingham Towers Building. My new address will be 119 N Commercial St #410, Bellingham, WA 98225. My hope is to have all the moving done the weekend of June 21st-22nd so I’ll be able to start afresh in my new space […]

Insurance Billing – Part 3 – Insurances Rates

In Part 1 of insurance billing I mentioned a scenario where fictitious LMP, Sally, billed $120 per massage and the insurance only allowed $58 to be paid out by them and the patient. Why is there a discrepancy? Every insurance company decides what they are going to pay out for each covered service. They set […]

Massage Gift Certificates for 2013

Per the usual, I have gift certificates available for purchase, in person or online, for this holiday season. You have until the Friday before Christmas to take a few moments to pick one up if you would like. I will be closed the entire week of Christmas so please plan ahead! Other than that, have […]