Massage therapy informs the body though therapeutic touch. Is your body begging for attention? Is it screaming for relief from the rigid patterns of stress? Maybe you’ve been in an auto accident or had a sports injury. We have a therapist and style that is right for you.
We accept most insurance plans, in addition to L&I and auto accident claims. Our office is happy to verify your coverage by calling your insurance company.
First time clients who would like to use insurance must have a prescription from a physician. It must include the number of visits, treatment codes, frequency and an end date. Physicians at Glow can provide these prescriptions if needed.
What is Massage Therapy?
The body is an amazing thing. Our skin, muscles, and connective tissue combine to create our body’s largest sense organ. Touch is food for this organ. It informs our body about where it is, how to react, and when to relax. Without touch this organ is starving.
Each movement of our body is shaping our future. Our future wrinkles, our future laugh lines, our future aches and pains, our future strengths. These movements can become habits, habits that no longer inform our life but control our life. Touch can create a new path, break an old pattern. Touch allows us to take a break and just observe. Observe the sensations, the tightness, the overdeveloped areas, the weak ones. It allows us to let go of the daily troubles that go on for years. It stretches us to reach our potential and then some.
Benefits of Massage
- Strengthens the immune system
- Prevents disease
- Reduces blood pressure and stress
- Increases circulation
- Relieves pain and sickness
- Increases mobility and speeds the healing process for those recovering from surgery or injury
- Gain a sense of wholeness and balance within the body
- Aids people with paralysis (such as stroke victims)
- Eases women through their pregnancy
- Provides relief to those suffering from chronic back pain
“Effective bodywork is an act of intimacy and deep sharing of sensibilities, a communication, a communion, and ultimately the basis for a new sense of community… It is a personal exchange untainted by obligations and power struggles, and as such is an opportunity to see, and to feel, and to understand both ourselves and another in an entirely new way… As more individuals learn to enjoy more coherence–a more coherent, freer, saner society has the possibility of emerging–a possibility that simply will not exist until we reach a critical mass of people who understand the true nature of health, authentic knowledge, self, and relationship.”
– Deanne Juhan, author of Job’s Body
Find out more about our massage therapists: Mary Pottinger, Joanna Schwarzkoft and Rachelle Paquin.