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FAQ

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes. We accept Insurance from the providers listed below.
 

Aetna  |  Asuris  |  Premera  |  First Choice  |  Regence  |  Ameriben  |  L&I  |  PIP (no 3rd party claims)

 
To bill insurance, we need a prescription from a doctor or chiropractor, with the following:
 

  • a diagnosis code
  • name of doctor
  • and phone number

 
Kindly fax any prescriptions to the following number before your appointment: 888-371-2621
 
Please bring a copy of your insurance card front and back. A copay may be required. Insurance coverage may not be guaranteed depending on your plan and deductible. Please consult in advance with your insurance provider to determine what is covered.
 

Insurance options

 

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage consists of 6 different massage strokes. Which also combines, deep tissue, trigger points, relaxation, for the purposes of wholeness, health, healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation! WA state policies require to be draped throughout the massage session, using sheets, and blankets. Swedish massage works your whole body including, back, neck, scalp, arms, hands, glutes, legs, feet, shoulders, and face.

 

What are the benefits of massage?

Relaxation, Stress reduction, Rejuvenation, Healing, Pain and Muscle Tension Relief.

 

 

What is Deep Tissue massage?

Deep Tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints). A study in the journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45-60 minute Deep Tissue Massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
 
Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.
 
Quoted from: Massage Envy. Read more here: https://www.massageenvy.com/massage/massage-types/deep-tissue-massage/

 

What is Trigger Points Therapy?

The Morales Method approach to Trigger Point Release
(After several classes with Instructor Morales, Crystal Springs Massage Therapy is trained in Trigger Points therapy. Included below is an excerpt from Morales’ teaching.)

 
“When I first learned classic Trigger Point Therapy over ten years ago I thought it was a nifty way to be able to release tissue and help my clients find pain relief. It was one of the first techniques I went to because it was effective.
 
An interesting thing happened however that changed my approach to this technique. When I became a Certified Rolfer™ a whole other world of work opened up to me. I was aware of the fascia and of the nervous system and I learned how to facilitate change in my client at a profound level. I bring this up because as I was learning Rolfing I would think to myself: “I wonder how I can apply this knowledge to other techniques.” Soon afterwards I took a fascial approach to trigger points and saw an increase in my effectiveness.
 
And so it went on. As I learned modalities that work myo-fascial tissue differently, I started to cross-pollinate the knowledge with other modalities. I remember very distinctly several years ago. I was working with a partner doing a type of positional release technique in a workshop and I thought: “I wonder if I can apply this same approach to Trigger Point Release. When I went back to my practice I tried a positional release approach to addressing a trigger point and my success rate increased even more.
 
As I kept learning, I kept cross-pollinating, keeping what worked and leaving out what didn’t. I also added my own spin to it. In the end I had an approach to Trigger Point Release that was focused, specific, and had a high success rate. When something is that successful in my practice I can’t help but want to share it with as many people as possible, and that’s why I teach my approach to Trigger Point Release!” – The Morales Method

 

What is the Lomi Lomi technique?

Lomi lomi is the word used today to mean “massage therapist” or “Hawaiian massage.” In the Hawaiian language, the word used traditionally, called lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.”
 
This massage technique is offered as an option to provide an exceptionally soothing, relaxing experience.
 

What is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
 
The Origins of Hot Stone Massage
 
Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to treat aching muscles, but the modern revival of hot stones in massage is generally credited to Mary Nelson, a native of Tucson, Arizona. She trademarked her style of hot stone massage, called LaStone Therapy, which has a Native American spiritual component and requires training and certification.
 
Most spas offer their own versions of hot stone massage (they might call it lava stone massage, river rock massage, warm stone massage, and so on). A hot stone massage, however, takes a lot of skill and sensitivity on the part of the therapist.
 

What are (muscle) knots?

Muscle knots are actually hyperirritable spots in muscle or fascial tissue [bands or sheets of connective tissue] known as myofascial trigger points.” Trigger points typically fall into one of two categories:
 

  • Active: These active trigger points produce intense pain in the body
  • Latent/hidden: You don’t feel pain from these latent/dormant trigger points unless you press on them, resulting in tenderness or a dull aching sensation

 
Quoted from: “What causes muscle knots?” – Piedmont Healthcare. Read more here:
https://www.piedmont.org/living-better/what-causes-muscle-knots

 

Why should I drink water after massage?

Drinking water after massage is highly recommended. One reason is that water will help the kidneys and other organs process the various substances which move through the body on a regular basis and after a massage treatment, a lot of toxins have been released, so you need to flush them out.
 
Quoted from: “The Importance of Water & Massage Therapy” | New City Massage. Read more here:
http://www.newcitymassage.com/benefits-of-massage/the-importance-of-water-massage-therapy/

 

What is a massage session like at Crystal Springs?

Prepare to encounter incredibly sensitive, masterful, highly skilled touch from your massage therapist. You will be properly covered or draped at all times (per Washington State law) to keep you warm and comfortable. We encourage you to communicate transparently regarding your specific needs or requests. Please let your therapist know if you experience discomfort for any reason during your massage session.
 

Do you offer couples massage?

Yes.
 

Can you explain some of the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
 
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
 
Quoted from Massage Envy. Read more here: https://www.massageenvy.com/massage/massage-types/prenatal-massage/
 

Can I remain dressed?

You can remain dressed to the extent that is comfortable for you. Only you can decide. From within the privacy of your massage room, you will be covered by a blanket and sheet throughout your massage session.
 

What is an appropriate tip?

Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. In this sense, a massage therapist can be treated as a waiter in a restaurant. An appropriate tip may reflect your appreciation for the excellent service you receive. Tipping percentages ideally should be based on the full price of a regular massage.
 

Should I receive a massage often?

If used for preventative care or to manage daily stress, a monthly massage schedule is common. If you seek injury relief or have chronic tightness inhibiting you daily, a weekly schedule may be preferred. Many people seek massage therapy at least twice a month to experience ideal levels of therapeutic relief.
 

What does LMP stand for?

LMP, or Licensed Massage Practitioner means that a massage therapist has met the requirements and paid all fees to legally practice massage in Washington State. To become an LMP, a massage therapist will usually have to complete required training hours at an accredited school or training center.
 

What is included in a massage session/appointment?

Your session consists of massage, time for you to prepare, and time to talk with your therapist so the massage is tailored to you. Each and every massage session is designed to exceed your expectations.