Stress Knot

- Wellness + Medical -
MVA | Personal Injury | Medical Massage



Stress Knot Mobile Massage proudly serves the Long Beach Peninsula and Vancouver, WA area. With over 14 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist and 3 years as a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner. Heather recently received her Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and recently returned to school to become board-certified as a Lymphedema Therapist. Stress Knot strives to provide professional, customized therapies to its clients. We are committed to working closely with each of our clients to understand their unique needs, preferences, and goals to create the ideal treatment plan.

With that, relaxation can happen anywhere considering that our homes are often the most peaceful and relaxing places we have. Stress Knot now brings the therapeutic benefits of massage straight to your front door.


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MEDICAL MASSAGE | PERSONAL INJURY | AUTO ACCIDENT | MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a technique (similar in style to Swedish massage) for reducing moderate to severe swelling. It is most commonly used for patients who are suffering lymphodema, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic edema to name a few.

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What makes Medical Massage different from other types of Massage Therapy

What makes Medical Massage different from other types of Massage Therapy

Medical massage is an outcome-based massage.

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SELF-CARE JUST GOT A LITTLE EASIER...

Service area Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • Ocean Park 
  • Oysterville 
  • Long Beach 
  • Seaview 
  • Surfside 
  • Chinook
  • Ilwaco

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VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, APPLE PAY, and CASH.

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​​​​Service area:
  • SATURDAY - 10 AM - 8 PM
  • SUNDAY - 10 AM - 8 PM
  • MONDAY - 10 AM - 8 PM


Stress Knot is proud to be opening a physical location in Salmon Creek, WA.  Coming Soon.

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  • Ocean Park, WA, USA

PAYMENT ACCEPTED: VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, APPLE PAY, ACH, AND CASH

Red Light Therapy can be added for $45 Cupping or Gua Sha $25 

Swedish or Relaxation - 60 minutes

$ 109
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This is a great massage to choose if you all want to chill out and be pampered and spoiled. After all a great relaxation massage aids in relieving stress and muscle tension and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.

Swedish or Relaxation - 90 minutes

$ 145
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This is a great massage to choose if you all want to chill out and be pampered and spoiled. After all a great relaxation massage aids in relieving stress and muscle tension and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.

Swedish or Relaxation - 120 minutes

$ 195
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This is a great massage to choose if you all want to chill out and be pampered and spoiled. After all a great relaxation massage aids in relieving stress and muscle tension and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.

Swedish or Relaxation - 150 minutes

$ 265
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This is a great massage to choose if you all want to chill out and be pampered and spoiled. After all a great relaxation massage aids in relieving stress and muscle tension and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.

Therapeutic - 60 minutes

$ 109
  • If Deep Tissue is too much and Relaxation is too light then a Therapeutic massage may be just right. It's best for those who want a little focus work on one or two areas but also want the added benefits of massage and relaxation. Since therapeutic is a blending of both relaxation and deep tissue, then this might be your perfect fit.

Therapeutic - 90 minutes

$ 145
  • If Deep Tissue is too much and Relaxation is too light then a Therapeutic massage may be just right. It's best for those who want a little focus work on one or two areas but also want the added benefits of massage and relaxation. Since therapeutic is a blending of both relaxation and deep tissue, then this might be your perfect fit.

Therapeutic - 120 minutes

$ 195
  • If Deep Tissue is too much and Relaxation is too light then a Therapeutic massage may be just right. It's best for those who want a little focus work on one or two areas but also want the added benefits of massage and relaxation. Since therapeutic is a blending of both relaxation and deep tissue, then this might be your perfect fit.

Therapeutic - 150 minutes

$ 265
  • If Deep Tissue is too much and Relaxation is too light then a Therapeutic massage may be just right. It's best for those who want a little focus work on one or two areas but also want the added benefits of massage and relaxation. Since therapeutic is a blending of both relaxation and deep tissue, then this might be your perfect fit.

Deep Tissue - 60 minutes

$ 109
  • A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure & slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It's used for chronic aches, pain & contracted areas such as a stiff neck, upper & lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, & sore shoulders.
  • It's important to note that deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different from a Swedish massage. Remember that massage should never have to hurt to be effective.

Deep Tissue - 90 minutes

$ 145
  • A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure & slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It's used for chronic aches, pain & contracted areas such as a stiff neck, upper & lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, & sore shoulders.
  • It's important to note that deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different from a Swedish massage. Remember that massage should never have to hurt to be effective.

Deep Tissue - 120 minutes

$ 195
  • A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure & slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It's used for chronic aches, pain & contracted areas such as a stiff neck, upper & lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, & sore shoulders.
  • It's important to note that deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different from a Swedish massage. Remember that massage should never have to hurt to be effective.

Deep Tissue - 150 minutes

$ 265
  • A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure & slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It's used for chronic aches, pain & contracted areas such as a stiff neck, upper & lower back pain, leg muscle tightness, & sore shoulders.
  • It's important to note that deep tissue massage is more than just a massage with deep pressure. The goals and techniques are different from a Swedish massage. Remember that massage should never have to hurt to be effective.

Rejuvenation - 60 minutes

$ 129
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This massage include CBD and hot infused towels for a deeper more relaxing experience.

Rejuvenation - 90 minutes

$ 165
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This massage include CBD and hot infused towels for a deeper more relaxing experience.

Rejuvenation - 120 minutes

$ 245
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This massage include CBD and hot infused towels for a deeper more relaxing experience.

Rejuvenation - 150 minutes

$ 315
  • You'll enjoy a long, luxurious massage that will use all kinds of massage techniques including" long slow strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of your skin and muscle, and some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This means you just lie there with your eyes closed and relax! This massage include CBD and hot infused towels for a deeper more relaxing experience.

Medical Massage offers professional and therapeutic massage services that are outcome-specified and catered to address specific medical needs such as pain management, injury recovery, and stress relief. 

Medical Massage - Integration - Red Light Therapy

$ 210
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage to clean the body's weight and promote healthy filtration through the lymph nodes, Light to medium pressure of Swedish If appropriate to warm the tissue and prepare it for deep work like deep tissue therapy, to address any scare tissue or adhesions that may be present. Along with Red Light Therapy to precise tender points to target the point of pain at its source for faster pain relief. If appropriate other modalities may be integrated. (pricing is variable)

Medical Massage - Orthopedic

$ 180
  • price is variable

Medical Massage - Rejuvenation

$ 180
  • price is variable

Medical Massage - Therapeutic

$ 180
  • price is variable

Auto Accident Recovery Care Therapeutic Massage is a nonpharmaceutical relief specifically designed to treat individuals who have recently received an injury (ex. whiplash) from a motor vehicle accident. Receiving massage post-accident can shorten the recovery period, and alleviate pain quickly reducing long-term health problems. All within the convenience of your own home. (Note pricing is variable)

Auto Accident Recovery - Rejuvenation

$ 275
  • This style is best during the acute phase of recovery. (typically 1-4 post-accident). Manual Lymphatic Drainage is applied to reduce inflammation followed by slow/light and long rhythm strokes are applied to reduce tension and promote relaxation and healthy blood circulation to the injured and stressed tissue. If appropriate other modalities may be integrated. (pricing is variable)

Auto Accident Recovery - Therapeutic

$ 275
  • This style is best during the sub-acute phase of recovery. (typically 4-8 post-accident). Manual Lymphatic Drainage is applied to aid in the reduction of any residual inflammation along slow-light and long rhythm strokes are applied to reduce tension and promote relaxation and healthy blood circulation to the injured and stressed tissue. If appropriate other modalities may be integrated. (pricing is variable)

Auto Accident Recovery - Integration with Red Light Therapy

$ 310
  • This style is best when sensitivity pain is still moderate to severe but tissue remodeling has begun and you're new to seeking treatment 8 or more weeks post-accident. and phase of recovery. Modalities used are Manual Lymphatic Drainage to clean the body's weight and promote healthy filtration through the lymph nodes, Light to medium pressure of Swedish If appropriate to warm the tissue and prepare it for deep work like deep tissue therapy (medical massage approach), to address any scare tissue or adhesions that may be present. Along with Red Light Therapy to precise tender points to target the point of pain at its source for faster pain relief. If appropriate other modalities may be integrated. (pricing is variable)

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage aimed at promoting the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues. Experience the healing properties of this specialized massage therapy to alleviate swelling, enhance circulation, and promote overall well-being. (Note pricing is variable)

Lymphatic Drainage - Arthritis

$ 180
  • Price is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - Edema

$ 180
  • pricing is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - Orthopedic

$ 180
  • Price is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - Rejuvenation

$ 180
  • Lymphatic Drainage is a specialized type of massage. It uses light pressure and specific movements to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling, improve circulation, encourage decongestion, help improve skin appearance, as well as increase overall well-being.
  • pricing is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - Red Light Therapy

$ 210
  • pricing is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - Therapeutic

$ 180
  • Lymphatic Drainage is a specialized type of massage. It uses light pressure and specific movements to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling, improve circulation, encourage decongestion, help improve skin appearance, as well as increase overall well-being.
  • pricing is variable

Lymphatic Drainage - with Decompression Therapy

$ 210
  • (price is variable)

Lymphedema (Lower Extremity) - MLD

$ 245
  • For uncomplicated Lower extremities, MLD treatment is typically a length of 3-4 weeks for 15 sessions not counting in-person consultation.
  • Treatment length and pricing are variable. When appropriate insurance will be billed.
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Lymphedema (Upper Extremity) - MLD

$ 245
  • For uncomplicated upper extremities, MLD treatment is typically a length of 2-3 weeks, 10 sessions not counting in-person consultation.
  • Treatment length and pricing are variable. When appropriate insurance will be billed.
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Auto Accident Recovery, Lymphatic Drainage, and Medical Massage can not be booked online. Please complete the form below to inquire about these billable services. 

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Accident Recovery Forms
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Infrared light therapy can help with pain, joint mobility, circulation, and healing. This procedure is used for patients with arthritis, diabetes, and traumatic injuries.

Stress Offers this as an add on. Infrared Therapy typically 15-30 minutes per treatment area. This is billed by the unit. (Treatment area at $45 each) 
Yes, we accept Personal Injury.

First, you must have an open policy. Stress Knot will verify this.

 Steps to receiving Personal Injury Care with Stress Knot.

  1. Personal Injury Form must be complete
  2. A referral from the provider 
  3. General health care 
  4. A $500 refundable deposit needs provided. (Deposit will go towards unpaid sessions, no-show or late cancelations)
  5. Credit card needs to be on file
  6. Consent to treat, waiver

Note: it is your responsibility to notify your Stress Knot Mobile Massage if anything changes in this case. (Such as closing of a case, cancelation of the settlement, or a cash-out/payout occurs). Otherwise, you will be 100% responsible for the services that were received from a Stress Knot Provider.

Unpaid Services: 
If a change occurs and notification of change has not been completed (in writing) to your Stress Knot provider. You will be given a 7-day grace period before a late fee will be applied. Our late fee is $50.00. A Late fee will be applied for each 21 days that passes without payment. After 90 days we will turn over the unpaid invoice (s) to collections if no payment has been made.
Yes, we are in the network with:

  • Aetna,
  • Regency, 
  • Humana, 
  • United Health Care, 
  • Triwest Healthcare Alliance,
  • Kaiser HMO,
  • Kaiser PPO

When appropriate will bill your insurance directly. Please note each policy varies. There is no guarantee that your particular policy covers our service.
Yes, we are in the network with:

  • Aetna,
  • Regency, 
  • Humana, 
  • United Health Care, 
  • Triwest Healthcare Alliance,
  • Kaiser HMO,
  • Kaiser PPO

When appropriate will bill your insurance directly. Please note each policy varies. There is no guarantee that your particular policy covers our service.
Medical Massage Rates
(requires a referral for massage therapy from your primary care physician)

If you are receiving massage under the referral of a doctor and requesting to have our providers bill your insurance company:

  • 97010 - hot/cold pack - $45 
  • 97124 - massage - $48 per unit (typically there are 4 units per session)
  • 97140 - manual therapy techniques - $75
This is following Medicare pricing standards for consistency. This pricing covers:

  • More time to do paperwork (e.g. charting, follow-ups, mailing claims, etc)
  • More time to call or accept calls from insurance and attorneys.
  • Requires pre-authorization and claim verification.
  • Requires a prescription from the primary physician.
  • Requires a part-time admin assistant to help with processing claims.
  • Working closely with other healthcare providers (e.g. MD, PT, DC, DO,
  •  etc)
  • Writing treatment plans
Accident Recovery (Personal Injury - PIP) Rates:
(requires a referral for massage therapy from your primary care physician)

If you are receiving massage under the referral of a doctor and requesting to have our providers bill your insurance company:

  • 97010 - hot/cold pack - $45 
  • 97124 - massage - $48 per unit (typically there are 4 units per session)
  • 97140 - manual therapy techniques - $75
This is following Medicare pricing standards for consistency. This pricing covers:

  • More time to do paperwork (e.g. charting, follow-ups, mailing claims, etc)
  • More time to call or accept calls from insurance and attorneys.
  • Requires pre-authorization and claim verification.
  • Requires a prescription from the primary physician.
  • Requires a part-time admin assistant to help with processing claims.
  • Working closely with other healthcare providers (e.g. MD, PT, DC, DO,
  •  etc)
  • Writing treatment plans
This depends on the policy. The pricing is like that of Medical Massage.
(requires a referral for massage therapy from your primary care physician)

If you are receiving massage under the referral of a doctor and requesting to have our providers bill your insurance company:

  • 97010 - hot/cold pack - $45 
  • 97124 - massage - $48 per unit (typically there are 4 units per session)
  • 97140 - manual therapy techniques - $75
This is following Medicare pricing standards for consistency. This pricing covers:

  • More time to do paperwork (e.g. charting, follow-ups, mailing claims, etc)
  • More time to call or accept calls from insurance and attorneys.
  • Requires pre-authorization and claim verification.
  • Requires a prescription from the primary physician.
  • Requires a part-time admin assistant to help with processing claims.
  • Working closely with other healthcare providers (e.g. MD, PT, DC, DO,
  •  etc)
  • Writing treatment plans
NOTE: This is just an estimate. Each treatment is individualized based on severity and other preexisting conditions. 

General Detox:
Traditionally Lymphatic drainage is done to cleanse the body after the end of the season. However, depending on your environmental exposure, physical strain, health condition, and activity you may want to receive LD more frequently.

If only one area, 6 sessions
  • 1st week : 3 times per week
  • 2nd week: 2 times per week
  • 3rd week: 1 time per week

If more than one procedure, or abdomen, 19 sessions
  • 1st week: 5 times per week
  • 2nd week: 3 times per week
  • 3rd week 3 times per week
  • 4th week: 2 times per week
  • 5th week: 2 times per week
  • 6th week: 2 times per week
  • 7th week: 1 time per week
  • 8th week: 1 time per week

After node removal:
5 times per week for 2-3 weeks



Unpaid Services:

If a change occurs and notification of change has not been completed (in writing) to your Stress Knot provider.
  • You will be given a 7-day grace period before a late fee will be applied. Our late fee is $50.00. 
  • A Late fee will be applied for each 21 days that passes without payment. 
  • After 90 days we will turn over the unpaid invoice (s) to collections if no payment has been made.

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Saturday 10:00 - 8:00 pmTuesday 10:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 - 8:00 pmWednesday 10:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 - 8:00 pm








Tips of course are completely optional, however, if you'd like to add a tip you may do so with cash directly to your therapist, or, respond to your payment receipt with the amount you'd like to add.
So you want to try an in-home massage... Next question, who do you choose?

First, You'll want to do some research when selecting a massage therapist (or hiring any business for that matter). Start with reading the reviews, or even asking around. Is this therapist willing to talk over the phone and answer your questions? Do they do in-home consultations or Zoom consultations for that matter? Look through their website, and make sure they are they are licensed therapists within the state they are practicing. and find out what type of massage they offer to see if they are a right fit.

Second, schedule your appointment. When scheduling, you should know what you'll be paying upfront and what forms of payment are acceptable. They should answer any question you have, and you will be required to complete a health intake form, etc. You should be as thorough as possible on this form, as some medications and conditions could be contraindicated for massage therapy.

Just because you're on a blood thinner doesn't mean you can't get a massage what it does mean cupping or decompression therapy may need to be modified or avoided.




How To Prepare For Your At-Home Massage
  1. Prepare your space.
  2. Start winding down before the treatment.
  3. Book a time that is right for you.
  4. Know which massage is right for you.


All we need is approximately 7 x 10 feet of working space. We can use a spare room, living room, garage, or playroom, or if you're feeling adventurous, try a massage outside! If space, weather, and privacy allow, a summer massage on the deck while listening to the sounds of nature, is a truly wonderful experience!

Great question! Once your in-home appointment is booked, we'll show up at your door 15 minutes early to set up our table, sheets, and music. Your therapist will review your health intake form with you (this was provided to you upon booking via digital) to customize the massage based on your needs. We'll then leave the room and let you get settled on the table. Your therapist will knock and wait for your permission before entering the room. Now, time to relax for your custom 60 - 120 minute massage!
These forms provide us with the obvious contact information so we can get in touch if needed, more importantly, they give an overview of your health history and current conditions that may need to be taken into consideration while providing manual therapy.

A general relaxation massage typically poses no danger to most people. With that said, there are certain health conditions that may make even the most gentle massage contraindicated (not advised). Sometimes a massage therapist only needs to modify the treatment other times they'll refer you to another massage therapist who specializes in the skilled therapy necessary.

Medications
Medications are also an important factor to disclose because some medications can have certain side effects we need to know about. If you’re on a medication that lowers your blood pressure, you may need extra time or even help to get up off the table at the end of your session, as massage can lower your blood pressure even more. If bruising is a side effect of your medication, we want to be sure to warn you that if you’re seeking deep pressure, you should expect to see some light bruises after your massage or deep pressure may be ill-advised completely (depending on several other factors).

Expectations
In addition to your health history, the intake form also provides us with a sense of what your goals are for your massage sessions. If you have any certain pain complaints or injuries that need to be addressed, this is where you’d list out the details of that. This helps us begin to develop a plan of care for you. We also keep notes on all clients to track progress and changes from one session to the next, altering the plan of care when needed.

While it can take a few minutes to fill out the intake form necessary to get a massage, remember, this isn’t just a massage, it’s healthcare. Those few minutes it takes to complete it can mean the difference between a mediocre or even dangerous session, and an amazing massage!
Referral Thanks:
If you refer a friend or family member to Stress Knot, your friend will receive a free enhancement of hot stones or cupping on their first visit. As a thank you for the referral, you will also receive the one-time free enhancement plus a $5 discount on your next visit.

Yes, see the wellness link link for details.

Currently, we only have one massage therapist; therefore, we have packaged pairs' sessions as back-to-back sessions. This way you can combine advertising discounts with your single booking.

Just note this is only good for 2 clients. You can not save one session for another day or time. Both you and your friend or family member will still need to complete individual Health Intake Forms and sign individual waivers and/or acknowledgments if applicable.

In order to remain HIPPA compliant you will need to include email and contact information for both parties.


This is done on a case-by-case basis and only with clients who have already established a professional relationship with the Stress Knot Mobile Massage.

Important to note that all minors must have a legal guardian present during the therapeutic session.


Yes.

Please note a medical release from your doctor may be required prior to service and booking confirmation.
Arthritis is one of the most common ailments in the United States and oftentimes one of the most painful. A flair-up can include: Pain, swelling stiffness, and a reduction in range of motion.

Massage Therapy Benefits for Arthritis:

  • Reduce chronic pain + stiffness
  • Improve joint mobility + function
  • Promote more restful sleep
  • Enhance quality-of-life
  • Promote relaxation
Some Research:
Massage has been shown to lower the body’s production of the stress hormone called cortisol; as well as decrease levels of the hormone arginine-vasopressin, which may lower blood pressure; reduce levels of some inflammatory cytokines including IL-4 and IL-10; and increase the production of the mood-boosting hormone serotonin.

As in every massage therapy session communication is important. Especially with those who are chronic pain sufferers. Aurthrist is no different. If something is painful or uncomfortable please communicate this with your massage therapist. Massage therapy is supposed to assist in helping to make your stiffness, and pain feels better, not worse so please do not hesitate to share any discomfort with your massage therapist.

Important:
Massage is not medicine. It’s a complement to your doctor-prescribed arthritis treatment. Communication with your doctor and massage therapist beforehand can ensure that massage is right for you and help you achieve beneficial results.
Yes.

We follow all HIPPA requirements.

Decompression is quite similar to traditional Chinese cupping in that it creates negative pressure.  Your massage therapist will be moving the cups along the superficial muscle tissue. This process  typically decreases general muscle tension,  increases metabolic response and enhances your therapeutic massage.

Some clients find decompression therapy extremely relaxing and thus use it as an enhancement to their relaxation or Swedish massage. This is in part because it enhances the lymphatic flow.

Because of this benefit, here at Stress Knot, your massage therapist may use decompression therapy as a way to prepare and support the tissue for deeper work.

Decompression can be either full body for a deeper relaxation massage or a mini targeted service, to address adhesions are loosened, the connective tissue is lifted and fresh blood flow is delivered to stagnant muscles and skin.

Benefits of Decompression Therapy:


It can assist in relieving tension in tight, spasming, or injured muscles and stimulate the nervous system to release neurochemical signals that have an analgesic effect on the body.

How quickly does this type of manual therapy work?
Depending on the severity of your condition and how quickly your body responds to this type of manual therapy it can provide significant pain relief in as little as 1 to 3 sessions. 
Your therapist will step out of the room and wash up while you get clothed. Once you give the O-K to reenter, your therapist will check in with you on how you feeling, specifically how your problem areas are feeling. They may even suggest some at-home self-massage techniques or stretching you can do.

As they pack up their gear, this is a good time for you to get your payment ready and get a date in mind for your next appointment.

Once everything is packed, payment is made, and your next appointment is set (if applicable), they will be on their way!
Yes,

It is Stress Knot policy that there is a current medical release from your OBGYN deeming massage safe to receive. Stress Knot only does massage during the second and third trimesters.

NOTE
Avoid deep pressure in your abdomen and legs. Consult with your healthcare team before getting a massage. This is especially important if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Consider waiting until the second or third trimester.
When you do receive massage therapy. Your massage therapist should avoid putting deep pressure on your abdomen and legs. More specifically, they should also avoid the areas around your ankles and a few of your toes.
Our therapist has over 5 years working with the senior population.  

It is Stress Knots' standard procedure that our therapist meets with you to conduct an in-home consultation prior to scheduling an appointment.

During this time the therapist will walk you through the intake form and answer any questions you may have. From there depending on any pre-existing health conditions and/or medication you may be taking a medical release may be required prior to booking.


There are some conditions that are contraindicated locally.  What does this mean? That means that your massage therapist can still give you a massage, however, they must avoid these specific areas where those conditions are located.

Site Specific of common contraindications:
  • Cuts or open wounds
  • Bruises
  • Varicose veins
  • Broken bones
  • Burns (including sunburn)
  • Some skin conditions such as Eczema, psoriasis, acne etc
  • Recent Surgery (minor and major)
  • Foot fungus
  • Athletes Foot

If you have these massage contraindications and you still want a massage you should let your therapist know about these issues ahead of time. Your massage therapist will do their best to find a way to work around them. However, if they prove to be severe massage therapy may not be appropriate at that time. If this situation should arise, your massage therapist reserves the right to refuse treatment for your safety and to ensure the maintenance of health standards.

Other massage contraindications can be more specific and you will not be able to receive a massage. If any of the following conditions exist, a massage cannot occur and must be deferred until the conditions are no longer present.

Fever
Anytime you have a fever, whether from a cold, the flu, or some other infection, you should not get a massage. Massage increases circulation which may in turn help the infection increase the severity of the fever and the infection.

Contagious Diseases
If you have a contagious disease you are putting your therapist and even your therapist’s other clients at risk of getting it. Please be considerate to your therapist and reschedule your massage if you come down with a contagious condition.

Blood Clots
Massage can loosen blood clots. This could be dangerous because the clot could migrate to the brain, lungs or heart. If you are aware of any blood clots, consult your doctor before massage to make sure that it will not be affected by massage therapy.

Pregnancy
Unless a therapist has been trained in prenatal massage, pregnant women should not have massage treatment. It’s especially risky in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Currently, we do not have a Massage Therapist with this advanced training.

Kidney Conditions or Liver Conditions
Massage can put increased strain on both the liver and the kidney if they are not functioning normally. This is because one of the main benefits of massage therapy is to increase blood flow, and increase the movement of waste through the body. If you're experiencing a health problem with either your kidney or liver massage would not be appropriate for you. Talk to a health care professional to see if massage will aggravate any kidney or liver condition.

Cancer
Though massage is good at relieving some of the discomfort caused by cancer, it should only be given by someone trained to work with cancer patients. The patient should obtain a release form from his/her doctor to get treatment.

Currently, we do not have a massage therapist with advanced training to work with clients undergoing cancer treatment. All clients who have a history of cancer will need to provide medical clearance from their doctor before receiving traditional massage therapy treatment.

Inflammation
If you have inflammation of any kind, massage to the area will further aggravate the situation. This includes recent injuries such as sprains and strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Uncontrolled Hypertension
Massage increases blood flow so if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, the increased blood flow that is a result of massage therapy may cause problems. Those with controlled hypertension will need to provide a medical release from their primary care doctor stating that their condition is medically stable to receive massage therapy.

Uncontrolled Diabetes
It's not unusual for you to experience body aches when you are ill. However, you should not have a massage when you are experiencing these symptoms.

  • Have a contagious disease such as 
    • cold, 
    • flu, 
    • COVID-19, 
    • pneumonia, 
    • etc., 
  • Experiencing a 
    • fever,  
    • vomiting,  
    • diarrhea

Not only will you be putting your therapist at risk of contracting your bug but massage will not help, and in some cases can make your symptoms much worse.
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