Massage Therapy

Our Approach

Massage Therapy at Rody Massage & Health is as diverse as the patients that we see. Our therapists offer a variety of techniques, but all focus on making your treatment as productive as possible. In other words, we take a goal-oriented, therapeutic approach to massage. We want to improve your quality of life. We strategize to reduce your pain. And we work to enhance any other treatment you’re receiving to address back and neck issues, like chiropractic treatment.

Massage Therapy and insurance

More and more insurance companies offer massage therapy benefits. We work with many of our region’s large insurers and we’d be happy to work with you to see if your massage treatment could be covered by insurance. We also see patients who need to pay out of pocket for their treatment.

Massage Therapy

The benefits of massage therapy are varied and far-reaching. Many people associate massage with stress reduction because it’s great for that, but massage therapy can do so much more for people who are living with pain. It can help manage low-back pain, decrease post-operative pain, or streamline your recovery after an auto accident, and that’s just the start.

Benefits of Massage

The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, treatment massage is used to aid recovery from auto accidents, work-related injuries, or sports injuries. Massage therapy may also be scheduled to improve side effects associated with pregnancy or detoxification.

Here are some of the general benefits of massage therapy:

  • Increases endorphins
  • Breaks up and reforms scar tissue
  • Loosens muscles
  • Stimulates skin, glands, and organs
  • Frees adhesions
  • Decreases heart rate and blood pressure
  • Rejuvenates tired muscles
  • Increases skin metabolism and circulation
  • Decreases pain
  • Increases muscle flexibility and function

Massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low-back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.

Since disease and illness can sometimes be linked to stress, massage can also be a part of your stress-reduction efforts to promote overall wellness. We see all types of patients at Rody Massage & Health — children, senior citizens, athletes, and women in all stages of pregnancy! We encourage you to get familiar with our massage therapists below to see which one fits your needs best.

Call 253-535-6006 to schedule an appointment.

Types of Massage Therapy We Offer

  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish
  • Pregnancy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Shaitsu
  • Cupping
  • Chi Nei Tsang
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Stone Massage
  • Stretching
  • Sports
  • Injury Treatment
  • Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Re-education

Common Questions

What does a midwife do?

A midwife is a trained medical professional who supports families during their pregnancy journeys. Depending on their training, midwives attend and facilitate hospital births, birth center births, and/or home births. 

Midwife vs doula

While both midwives and doulas provide support during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum periods, the two are very different. Midwives provide medical care throughout pregnancy and postpartum, offering testing and procedures like any other medical provider, are responsible for ensuring each client remains low-risk and appropriate for community-based birth. Midwives also carry equipment and supplies that may be needed to ensure safe delivery. Doulas tend to physical and emotional comfort needs along the birthing journey. Although different, midwives and doulas work together to support birthing families. 

Is home birth safe?

Studies have shown that home birth is as safe, if not safer, than hospital birth for low-risk clients. Out-of-hospital birth is designed to support birth the way it should be—in a comfortable, caring, gentle, and safe environment. A midwife is in attendance during labor bringing lots of equipment and supplies such as oxygen, various medications to treat urgent situations, IV supplies, etc. 

What are home birth kits and water births?

A home birth kit includes supplies that are needed for a home birth. Prior to the birth, supplies are gathered and purchased, and the home will be prepared for birth. If water birth is desired, we rent a birth tub that can be set up in any room of the home. 

Home birth vs hospital birth

Many view birth as more than just a medical procedure, rather as a personal, emotional journey. Home births allow for a more comfortable, natural environment to give birth in, at an individual pace. Midwives typically stay at the home until both parent and baby are stable after the birth, which is usually for about 3-4hrs. Births that happen at home are often water births, but can be wherever the client desires. Afterward, clients are tucked into bed where they can rest in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by family and friends. 

What are the benefits of water birth?

Possible benefits of water birth include:

  • Promotes relaxation
  • May take the edge off the pain
  • Shorter delivery
  • Decreases vaginal tearing
  • Easier to move into different positions