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Decrease pain and tension to increase mobility and strength.

Recharge with a moment customized to you by a caring Portland Massage Therapist.

COVID-19 has changed a few things. Most important: 1. everyone will be masked for the duration of each session & 2. all appointments require a Covid-19 questionnaire completed before each session. (But honestly most of the changes won’t impact you as the client! ) I’m looking forward to our sessions!

Please note we are still learning mysterious things about COVID-19. I’ve collected research and news in this LINKTREE if you want to learn more. One thing to be aware of is that COVID-19 can lead to coagulopathy and deep vein thrombosis, regardless of if you are symptomatic or asymptomatic. (This is why many massage therapists have left the industry.) Massage could be problematic if you recovered from COVID-19. I ask that you get a doctor’s clearance before booking massage if you had or think you had COVID-19.


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Insurance Accepted

Using Insurance? Book a MEDICAL MASSAGE appointment. Be sure to complete the INTAKE FORM and add your insurance information. Please allow 2 weeks for us to coordinate the necessary details. 

Medical Massage is billed to insurance as a Delayed Payment at non-discounted ‘time of service’ rates.

Please be prepared to discuss your goals.

Modalities

Options include
Therapeutic Massage: Application of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Bodywork, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Cupping, Gua Sha / Coining, and somatic awareness building.

Sports Massage: Targeted treatment to decrease pain and tension, increase mobility and strength, and, depending on your needs, to build energy or recuperate post-event.

Emulsion-Free: Emulsion-free Structural bodywork treatment targeting key areas with compression, myofascial release, stretching, and optional reflexology and trigger point therapy.

Medical Massage: includes initial evaluation, treatment plan, detailed chart notes, range of motion tests, and massage targeted to your areas of concern. In coordination with your health care team, your treatment is customized to meet your needs with a goal to reduce scarring, increase range of motion, decrease pain. 

Longer sessions are an opportunity to provide deeper progress towards your goals and provide lasting effects. 

Approach

Julie’s approach to bodywork is calm and caring. Trained by East West College of the Healing Arts, this Portland massage therapist explores modalities and techniques for all body types and sizes. Having researched and provided specialized treatment to bodybuilders, bicyclists, and yogis, she is enthusiastic about supporting sports recovery and growth. Since experiencing traumatic injury, Julie has unique understanding of pain and the benefits massage can provide for healing. With the option to provide in-home and at-work treatments, today is a great day to book.

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Black Lives Matter! I continue to check and evaluate my biases, to recognize and call out the racist paradigm I was born into and live in, and affirm the reality that racism has existed as a systemic form of resource control and abuse that benefits the few over the many; a system which benefits white people over all others. To this end, I continue to vote, volunteer, and when possible donate.

I participate in Awakenings Wellness Center’s anti-racist study group where we study individually and come together to reflect as a group on the reality of racism. This group meets every other week and is responding to Layla Saad’s Me & White Supremacy.

To keep things simple, I gathered this linktree (which includes places to contribute your voice, your dollars, your time, as well as other linktrees and documents listing resources and educational material). Multnomah County Library has audio & electronic books available such as White Fragility, How to be an Anti Racist, Me & White Supremacy, So You Want to Talk About Race, White Awake, Stamped, The Invention of the White Race, and many others. My personal goal is to educate, be humble, stay awake, be kind, be an accomplice.

Testimonials

			

Big change in my posture and how I feel overall since Monday! Thank you for sending the stretches, too. Thanks again for the great massage – game changing!

MG

This sure-footed and deft-fingered pro knows her stuff. Just had an amazing hour of stretching and de-knotting. Make your appointments before she rightfully gets huge.

Andy G

That was so good I feel drunk!

L.

Just had my first massage with Ms. Julie. Amazing, skilled, intuitive work! I feel so much better than my usual knotted-up mess!

Jane Sullivan

You make me feel very comfortable. I took a nap!

A.

Julie is a woman of integrity with the highest of principles. I truly recommend her work.

Vickie D

Julie is a licensed massage therapist! Doing hair all day and playing music my back always is angry. I went to her and she sorted me right out! Truly best massage I have had in ages, she listens thoroughly to your needs before getting started. I highly recommend her to all and she does great …

Shauna

I like your technique!

C.T.

Fingers like feathers, but she gets into the spots that need it.

G.S.

You do very good job – make me feel very comfortable.

B.

Amazingly effective – Julie has returned my much-abused neck-shoulder muscles twice now. I can tell now when I am stressing them too much. Julie’s intelligent & intuitive massage is *so* worth the time you take!

MF McAuliffe

HSA

Most HSA/FSA will cover therapeutic massage when you provide a Doctor’s note.

Want to maximize your tax -advantage accounts? Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts are a great way to allocate funds for your health and wellness pre-tax.

Ask your doctor or medical team about the many benefits of massage. Proven to reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce pain, eliminate toxins, improve flexibility, improve sleep, enhance immunity, reduce fatigue, support recovery from injuries, and provide tapered reduction or stability of many chronic conditions.

Typically, you’ll want to confirm with your HR department that your particular savings account – Flex or Health – considers massage an approved form of treatment.

Then you’ll visit your doctor to obtain a Doctor’s Letter of Medical Necessity for therapeutic massage (prescription).

Massage can be helpful to improve circulation and benefit heart health, decrease pain and inflammation, improve sciatica, fibromyalgia, anxiety, tinnitus, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, carpal tunnel and much more. Talk to your doctor about the ways massage can support your health goals.

Make sure your Doctor’s Letter covers the reason you need massage therapy, the number of sessions you require each month, and how long each session should be in duration (60 minutes is fairly standard, but ask about other lengths of time).

Once you have your Doctor’s Letter, book your appointment! Be sure to bring your Letter confirming medical necessity and your HSA/FSA card to make payment. And consider taking advantage of a membership package so you can save a little extra.

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MVA

We accept most medical and motor vehicle insurance, including PIP, for vehicular collisions with a prescription from an MD, PT, DO, ND, LaC, or PT. I am in-network with PacificSource, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, and Providence.

Before booking a Medical Appointment, let us verify your coverage and answer any questions you may have. Please complete the ONLINE INTAKE FORM with the insurance information or email caringportland @ gmail.com.

In Oregon, we have “no fault coverage” in vehicular collisions called PIP or
“Personal Injury Protection” insurance . Filing for PIP should not increase your insurance premiums since your claim is medically necessary. The minimum Oregon PIP requirement provides you with $15,000 for reasonable and necessary crash related medical treatment and is available for you to use for up to two years from the date of the crash. You’ll want to keep in mind that some insurance companies cut off benefits after 12 or 16 weeks post-crash. If this happens, you can reach out to a personal injury attorney who will advocate for extension of your benefits.

As part of your medical team, your massage therapist will support you by thoroughly documenting the symptoms you experience as you progress to full recovery.

You can use this at a variety of medical providers, including the Licensed Massage Therapist of your choice provided you have a prescription from a doctor. So your first stop after a collision is to a medical provider. Get your prescription for massage – we recommend asking for 12 one-hour sessions, and suggest booking at least 2 sessions per week. Then you can return to your medical provider for a second prescription if medically necessary. The prescribed number of sessions and frequency depends on how you feel and the communication you have with your medical provider as they assess your progress.

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Worker’s Comp

For nearly all workplaces, it is required by state law that Worker’s Comp insurance is active for all employees. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to receive medical attention covered by Worker’s Comp at no cost to you.

Before booking Medical Appointment for a Worker’s Comp claim, let us verify your coverage and answer any questions you may have. Please call or text 971-344-7895 or email caringportland @ gmail.com.

You can receive massage from a Licensed Massage Therapist with a Letter of Medical Necessity (prescription) from a qualified medical provider. Typically, 6 one hour massages are approved at a time.

First step for you is to visit your medical provider. In most cases, this will be your primary care physician. They will assess your condition and make diagnoses, direct you to imaging or RX prescription and can offer a prescription for massage. Massage is a powerful tool to support accident recovery as it both helps relax and strengthen muscles that are strained by whiplash, impact, airbag contact, and jostling. Massage also reduces the intensity and frequency of headaches, can help resolve nerve sensations, and reduce stress, anxiety or depression that may result from not being able to work or having to return to work while still in pain.

The next step is completing all the necessary paperwork or online forms that are submitted to Worker’s Comp. This is how you get your claim number and are assigned an adjuster who can let you know your benefits status.

Once you have a claim number and an adjuster’s contact information, you can complete our online INTAKE FORM . We can follow up to confirm your session is approved and take care of the rest.

Please note that if you are receiving treatment from a Physical Therapist, Chiropractor or Acupuncturist as well as an LMT, it is advised that you book your appointments on separate days of the week. PTs, Chiros and LaCs can bill the same codes as an LMT which can cause crossed-wires for billing purposes. You’ll be doing everyone a big favor by keeping the appointments on separate days.