MASSAGE THERAPY2018-10-08T08:33:22+00:00

Take Care Of Your Body
With Massage Services

Massage is a great compliment to Chiropractic or as it’s own treatment. Our Licensed Massage Therapists work with you and the doctors to determine the appropriate techniques required for healing. Massages are performed in our quiet massage rooms, which include special cushions for pregnant patients.

We have a full staff of Licensed Massage Therapists who are trained in a variety of massage modalities including, but not limited to, the following:

Acupressure: The use of fingers to press on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. When these points are pressed they release muscular tension and help the circulation of blood. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles while acupressure uses the gentle, but firm pressure of hands.

Cupping: Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Deep Tissue: Massage techniques designed to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. Deep tissue massage helps with chronic pain, injury rehabilitation and inflammation related pain.

Intra-Oral Massage: The use of pressure on the soft tissues and muscle inside the oral cavity for therapeutic purposes. This modality is used in conjunction with massage techniques for the face, scalp and neck muscles that affect jaw alignment and tension.

Medical: The use of massage techniques for a specific condition, disease or injury. The therapist may work from a prescription or in conjunction with a medical doctor or Chiropractor.

Pregnancy: Massage techniques used to reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns, including anxiety and structural changes in the body.

Seated Massage: This technique makes use of a specially designed massage chair. The client remains fully clothed. A variety of techniques can be used with a chair massage.

Sports: Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. Sports massage can include pre-event, post-event and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is designed to be stimulating, encouraging blood flow and to warm up muscles. Post-event massage can help calm the nervous system, flush toxins from the system, and reduce recovery time. Injury care can help speed and improve healing.

Structural Relief Therapy: SRT is an advanced massage technique that stops involuntary muscle contraction, restores joint function(ROM), instantly changes posture, and dramatically decreases pain in the first treatment. SRT reprograms the jammed neurological signals of the muscles to and from the brain. It is an effective technique that quickly and gently decreases pain for the patient with less physical stress on the body.

Swedish Massage: Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Swedish uses five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart.

Treatment Work: Treatment work is similar to medical massage. It is designed to encourage healing of a specific condition or injury.

Swedish Gymnastics: The use of passive stretching (practitioner moves the body) to increase flexibility and range of motion and reduce pain.

We Are Currently Accepting New Patients

Our Licensed Massage Therapists have the ability to not only calm and relax but to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and pain disorders. Massage is a great compliment to Chiropractic or as it’s own treatment. Our Massage Therapists work with you and the doctors to determine the appropriate techniques required for healing. Massages are performed in our quiet massage rooms, which include special cushions for pregnant patients.

We are fortunate to have the ability to bill your insurance for prescribed massage therapy at the discretion of your health insurance plan and your healthcare provider. Please call us to set up an appointment.

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Our Massage Therapists

Kelly Bounting, LMP

Kelly Bounting, LMP

Kelly completed her massage education at Seattle Massage School, graduating with honors and becoming a Licensed Massage Practitioner in 1997. Kelly is certified in both Structural Relief Therapy – a technique based on shortening muscles to encourage release, and Cupping Therapy – a technique that promotes space in joint areas, relieves inflammation, expels congestion and has been used to aid in the reduction of cellulite.  Kelly also practices an abundant variety of other techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial release, acupressure, trigger point and deep tissue. In 2005, Kelly joined the Henschell Chiropractic team. Kelly enjoys how caring our staff is, but is even more impressed by the great attitudes of our clients.

When it comes to massage Kelly wants people to know, just like other healthcare options, it requires a good personal relationship between patient and therapist. “Don’t give up if the first time you try massage it wasn’t up to your expectations,” she says. “Find a therapist that you trust and will work with you on healing your injuries.” When Kelly is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoys road trips, the beach, sporting events and playing games.

Tina Marbet, LMP

Tina Marbet, LMP

Tina joined Henschell Chiropractic in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Practitioner. She has spent the past 6 years practicing Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue and the last 3 years of that she also been studying Structural Relief Therapy, a technique based on shortening muscles to assist in their release.

What Tina loves most about her job is the interaction with the people and also that reducing someone’s pain levels can change their quality of life. She wishes everyone knew the healing benefits of massage and chiropractic care. When Tina is not in the office, she enjoys camping, horseback riding, target shooting, hiking with her dog and music events.

Pat Ambur, LMP

Pat Ambur, LMP

Pat joined the Henschell chiropractic team in July of 2014. She has seen throughout her life, many incidents demonstrate to her that massage can help people free themselves from pain. She decided to make it her career and graduated from school in 2003 from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle.

In 2010 she moved to South King County and worked on her own until she found the right team of people to join. Pat provides a variation of massage techniques including Swedish, Structural Relief Therapy, Intra Oral and lymphatic drainage. When not massaging at Henschell Chiropractic, Pat likes to turn her hands to gardening.

Melanie Moeller, LMP

Melanie Moeller, LMP

Melanie specializes in both Swedish and deep tissue massage. Melanie joined our office in 2002 as a Chiropractic Assistant. In 2007 she attended Massage Connection and became a Licensed Massage Practitioner. She now provides both Chiropractic Assistant and Massage Therapy services at our office.

Melanie chose her career because she wants people to enjoy their lives fully and regain the ability to do things they thought were in the distant past. This extends to the animals we adjust. She loves seeing a dog that may be “beyond help” start to play like a puppy after a few adjustments. Melanie appreciates a good book, movies and concerts- especially when spent with her family and friends. You can always share your stories about vacations, celebrations, new babies, graduations and more with Melanie!

Mani Sayasit, LMP

Mani Sayasit, LMP

Mani is a graduate of Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy. She specializes in therapeutic massage combining deep tissue, Swedish, acupressure points, myofascial, sports, and stretches to accomplish treatment goals for each client. Mani loves the challenge of working with those who experience chronic pain specifically in the neck, shoulders, and hips. Mani's hobbies include fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, camping with the family.

“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” -Colin Wilson