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Heat Wave

♪ We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, the temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, I might be dying ♪… kidding! Hopefully, if it isn’t too late I’ll be getting a window A/C unit soon so we don’t all melt while getting/giving a massage (or I’ll at least get 27 fans to help with air flow). […]

Choose Your Favorite Massage Business Carefully

I’m a huge proponent of massage. I don’t care where you go, my clinic or another one, the point is to get massage and be happy with your therapist!  However, you should choose the massage business you support carefully. Sadly, massage hasn’t always had a good reputation. All over the world and here in our […]

Learn to Manage Stress

Stress management is something we all can do better. While certainly getting a massage weekly – or if you are really lucky a few times a week – will help, it’s what you do away from my office that counts the most. If you have difficulty managing stress in general, the effects from a massage […]

Vacations 2013

It’s that time of year again. Summer should be right around the corner (hopefully) and it’s time to take some time off! I have a couple of shorter vacations scheduled this year. Just a reminder, if I don’t return your phone call, text or email super quickly it’s because I’m off enjoying a little relaxation […]

Why I don’t offer massage packages

A few times a year I get asked if I offer massage packages. Apologetically I say that I don’t, *sad-frowny face,* sorry. I was asked again recently and totally had a moment of clarity. I need/want to explain why I don’t offer them and more people need to hear/understand.  This is what I do for […]

More Insurance Questions

Can you take my insurance? Part Two Navigating insurance can be complicated. Unfortunately, there are several reasons using your insurance might not be an option. The most common reason I come across is that massage benefits aren’t included in a plan. Blue Cross Blue Shield plans from outside of Washington State often exclude massage completely […]

Can we take your insurance?

Can I bill your insurance? Maybe, maybe not. Obviously people want to keep their healthcare as affordable as possible. Often this includes wanting to use health insurance to cover massage therapy. I know how confusing it can be and as such I am always happy to look into it for clarification. Unfortunately, it’s a common […]


I follow and donate to a couple of animal charities in our area. Today I want to touch on WeSNiP. You probably heard that they provide affordable spay and neutering for low-income people and their pets. Originally they worked out of a huge bus but now have a static location they share with Animal Emergency […]

Gift Certificates

I’ve offered gift certificates for awhile now. Not too long after I started offering them up here I saw a need for different options aside from just coming in to buy a gift certificate. In case you live out of state or your schedule doesn’t allow you to come in and pick them up, I […]


My office will be closed for the holidays from Saturday the 22nd to Wednesday the 26th. I’ll be back to work as normal on the 27th. Happy Holidays! ~Melissa