WESTWOOD HEALING ARTS I 110 LAKESIDE AVE #I, SEATTLE , WA 98122 I PHONE: 206-349-9198 I EMAIL: WESTWOODHEALINGARTS@GMAIL.COM
Massage therapy is both relaxing and therapeutic. Our belief is that the session goes best when the client has the final say over the level of pressure. We will never go deeper than you are comfortable with and tell you it’s good for you. It is your body, and you get to say what you want.
We have a specialty in treatment, prevention, and early intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis, the most common repetitive stress syndromes. We have also successfully treated plantar fasciitis and helped with migraines.
Muscle-specific deep tissue
Preferred provider Labor and Industry.
Accepts PIP(car accidents).
Accepts health savings accounts
Provides super bills to submit for out of network reimbursement
No longer accepting Aetna or any other healthcare insurance.
Graduate of Brenneke School of Massage, 1992, and Cypress Health Institute, Soquel CA 1989
Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis
Carpal tunnel and tendonitis are both repetitive use syndromes. I mention them specifically because often doctors will say that there’s no treatment until eventually you get surgery, or they’ll send you to PT. The problem with waiting for surgery is that it’s treatable much more conservatively, and much sooner. Why cut the sheath off your tendon or the retinaculum on your wrist if you don’t have to? The problem with PT for repetitive use syndromes is that the muscles are already too tight and do not need to be strengthened.
In both cases, the issue is overused muscles which are short and tight. This aggravates the tendons. In CTS, the tendons get inflamed and swell up, impinging on the median nerve. This produces numbness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb and first two fingers.
In tendonitis, the tight overused muscle just causes inflammation in the tendon, along with pain which can be severe. If that tendon is the one connecting your triceps at your elbow, this results in ulnar neuropathy, or the ring and pinkie finger going numb.
In all these cases, massage to loosen the muscle, and myofascial release to release fascial adhesions to the muscles so they can move more freely will go a long way to reversing the condition. Often healing it altogether. Ice to the inflamed area also helps.
Repetitive use syndromes can often be treated with a half hour of massage to the affected and adjacent areas.