Seattle Sports & Therapeutic Massage

 Menu of Services

Swedish Massage

For relaxation and stress relief...
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

Deep Tissue Massage

Gets to those muscles you never knew you had...
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.

Sports Massage

For injury prevention and maintenance...
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.

Injury Treatment

Proven to help speed the recovery process...
Weather you were injured in a car accident, working out, lifting boxes, or any other way, this is the massage for you.  We focus on site specific work, combining many treatment techniques to promote faster healing and recovery.  If you have an older injury, we can help break-up some of the excess scar tissue that has formed, leaving you with a more flexible scar and better range of motion.

Trigger Point Therapy

To alleviate painful points and referring pain...
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.

Lymphatic Drainage

For the reduction of swelling and bruising...
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.

Intraoral Massage

For jaw pain and headaches...                                                            Intraoral massage is an effective treatment for clients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, headaches, whiplash, or excess jaw tension. Latex-free gloves are worn while working inside the mouth to release the muscles and fascia involved with chewing and jaw clenching. This modality is used in conjunction with massage techniques for the face, scalp and neck muscles that affect jaw alignment and tension.  This specialized work requires advanced training, as well as a special endorcement from the state.  

Infant Massage

Learn to soothe and calm your baby... 
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.

Geriatric Massage

Geared for the elderly...
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.

Myofascial Cupping

This is not your traditional static cupping...                                          Cupping creates a negative pressure, causing a lift in the tissues below,creating skin/myofascial decompression to help improve tissue mobility, enhance movement, and modulate discomfort.  By adding some movement and glide to this lift, it can help to seperate stuck layers of fascia and muscle to help improve muscular glide by causing a myofascial release.  In this style known as dynamic cupping, we use medical grade silicone cups, which are only left on for seconds to up to just a couple of minutes, while lifting and moving the layers of tissue below.  This can be used as a part of your massage session without any additional cost.

Please note, do not offer static cupping, fire cupping, or wet cupping in our clinic.

IASTM Tools/Gua Sha/Muscle Scraping

Not just for muscle scraping...                                                                The term IASTM or “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation” is commonly paired with the image of steel tools and deep tissue work that can cause redness and bruising on the skin.  Current evidence informs us that IASTM techniques don’t need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes, the tools may be hard, but the techniques can be soft, working with your nervous system to stimulate the desired neuromuscular response. 

Sometimes, however, a firmer approach is called for. These tools can also help compress and scrape fascia along the tendons and help relieve more pinpoint chronic pain, or can be used in larger areas with superficial scraping to promote tissue mobility. This is more of compression style than the style targeting the nervous system, and can be painful when working a targeted area, but can also provide exceptional results.

Our latest addition to the clinic adds tools with the added benefit of heat and vibration as well!

Your therapist will work with you to help design a treatment that is specific to your needs and injuries.  This can be used as part of your massage session without any additional cost.


Percussive and Vibrational Massage Guns

Targeted massage treatment...                                                      Massage guns use a high vibrational frequency to reach joints and tissue deep below the surface, helping to mobilize dense areas such as the hips or hamstrings. They can help increase range of motion, decrease pain, and improve recovery time and are a great precursor to stretching sessions and deep tissue work, as it enables the loosening of tissue prior to a massage therapist working those targeted areas. 

There are 2 styles of massage guns: vbration (helps with generral relaxation of the muscles using vibrational feequencies) and percussive (deeper and more targeted treatment using a jackhammer style of percussion).  

In our clinic, we are proud to have advanced certification in the use of these devices, and to have both vibrational and percussive mussage guns -  the TheraGun Pro 4 (P), the Hypervolt 2 Pro (P), as well as the RockTape's RockWave Pro (V).  We have also added Gua Sha tools that have vibration and heat for more targeted treatments with IASTM.

This can be used as part of your session without any additional charge.

Stretch Sessions

Increase your mobility and flexibility...                                                   In addition to being certified as a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Stretching and Flexibility Coach, Brandi brings a variety of specialized stretching, flexibility, and mobility advanced training, and over 25 years of experience as a sports healthcare provider, to help customize stretch sessions to help you achieve your goals.

Combining active, passive, resistive, and dynamic stretch styles with some soft tissue manipulation, she can take you through a custom assisted stretching session that helps to target your specific flexibility and mobility goals.  Come in and let Brandi get you stretched out to increase your mobility and flexibility.  To increase the results, do a combined session of massage therapy to relax the muscles, followed by stretching to increase your mobility!

Brandi can also craft a custom home stretching program for you! We discuss your flexibility goals, and you will be given a printed custom home stretching progam, to help not only maintain the results from your session, but to further improve your flexibility between sessions as well!  Each person's custom stretching programs are saved, and can be changed and updated as your goals change over time.

Stretching can be added in to your massage sessions, or booked as a stand-alone appointment.  


Foam Rolling Instruction

For self care between sessions...                                                           As an Instructor for Relief Through Rolling style of foam rolling techniques, Brandi is trained in this system that brings significant and profound relief of both acute and chronic pain in a fun, simple, and most importantly, a pain-free method.  Whether you have pain in many regions of your body or just a specific area, these fun and feel-good techniques will have you moving like you did in your prime and feeling ways you have not felt in years.  You can spend part of your massage session working with Brandi on these self care techniques, or book complete session as a one-on-one class that is geared towards your specific pain patterns and needs.

Foam Rolling can be added in to your massage sessions, or booked as a stand-alone appointment.       

Kinesio Taping & Accutaping (add-on or stand-alone sessions)

For extra support, and to extend results between sessions...         Kinesiology Taping, also called "Kinsesio Taping", "KT Taping", or "K Taping", are all the form of applying a specialty tape directly on the body to help facilitate the body's natural healing process taping lasts 3-5 days on average, while providing support and support to muscles and joints, all without resricting the body's range of motion.  Popularly seen in most major sports, as well as the Olympic Games, it is great for trigger points, pain relief, to reduce swelling, joint support, and more.  Brandi is certified by the Niel Asher Institute of Australia in Taping for Trigger Points, as well as being certified by RockTape for their FMT Basic and Advanced programs for Functional Medical Taping, Pediatric Taping, and Geriatric Taping.  We proudly offer RockTape brand kinesiology tape for our tape of choice in our clinic. In 2022,

Brandi completed training in Accutaping, a style of taping that combines the traditional western-medicine Kinesiology Taping with the eastern-medicine use of accupressure/accupuncture meridians.

Taping can be added on to any massage, or booked as a stand alone appointment.

Hot Stone Therapy (add-on)

Using warmed stones and oils...
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.  *We are currently putting a hold on Hot Stone Massage during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will bring it back after the pandemic is over.  

Aromatherapy can be added on to any 60 or 90 minute massage session!  

Aromatherapy for Massage (add-on)

Add to your sensory experience...
Essential oils are blended to help treat specific physical conditions as well as to help with mental clarity. Chose from a variety of scented oils & lotions to enhance your massage therapy session. 

Aromatherapy can be added on to any massage!  

Chair Massage

For those with limited time...
In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule, or can be used as an optio in our clinic for those that have difficulty getting on and off a traditionl massage table.  We also offer a wheelchair accessible option for those who can not use the traditional massage chair.

Speeches and Seminars

For your company or group...
We offer a variety of topics ranging from Stress Management to Infant Massage and more!  Please talk to Brandi for more information.