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Massage By Brittney
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven W.
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It has been a few years since I stopped my Massage Therapies. Brittney was very professional and understanding about my back problems. I strongly recommend Brittney to anyone that is looking for a therapist that takes the time to understand and listen to your problems.

Renew Massage Therapy L.L.C
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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I had some significant muscle and lower back issues. Numbness and pain down arms daily. Have gone to Renew since opening day. I have had amazing results. Cant thank you enough Anthony!

BodyTech Massage & Bodywork
from 2 reviews
    Jill E.
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    I have worked with Matt Vola at various massage events. He is very professional, knowledgable, and a giving person. Matt volunteered his time to do chair massages for donations last fall, and the donations were used to help needy families with their utility bills. Many people don't return phone calls when you contact them to do volunteer work - Matt is a great asset to the massage therapy profession!

    Tamara at Salon Vici
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joel P.
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    My experience with Natural Therapies was excellent! Tammy was very personable and tailored the experience to my specific needs. It was clearly evident that she really cares about her work and her patients.

    • 4 years in business

    I do thai stretching as well and heat in all of my treatments plus I'm affordable

    • 5 years in business

    I have been doing massage over 5 years, there are a lot of clients who suffering neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatic nerve pain come to find me.


    I offer deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger point massages for 30 or 60 minutes. I believe massage therapy can help your body learn how to heal itself!


    I perform therapeutic Swedish massage technique, which is a general systemic massage of deep tissue of the body to induce a state of deep relaxation and lymphatic drainage. One hour of massage works on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and it increases the body's blood and lymphatic circulation. I incorporate five main manipulations, petrissage (kneading), effleurage (long gliding movements), compression, vibration and tapotement.

    • 19 years in business

    I am professional and client focused. I am 15 years experianced and have many years of medical, theraputic and spa styles of massage.

    • 3 years in business

    Aesa is Greek for "she who drives away pain" whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. I specialize in neck work, acupressure and touch aversion therapy.


    Come for a stress buster relaxing massage, or therapeutic to help with body aches from sore backs, headaches, shoulder and neck issues, sports injuries, prenatal discomfort or just for a special occasion. Massage is all about you! We can help you feel so much better. We also offer massage cupping, hot-stone massage and foot detox bath to release toxins. Enjoy $10.00 off your first visit.

    • 18 years in business

    I am a great massage therapist! I have been in business for 15 years. I have a portable table and can travel to your home or office.

    • 10 years in business

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    What is naturopathic medicine?

    Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

    • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
    • Nutritional medicine
    • Botanical medicine
    • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
    • Hygiene
    • Counseling
    • Minor surgery
    • Homeopathy
    • Acupuncture
    • Intravenous and injection therapy
    • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)

    Do naturopaths take insurance?

    Many naturopathic doctors accept insurance, but a separate question is whether your insurance covers alternative and naturopathic services. There are several steps you can take to find out:

    • Verify whether you live in one of the 20 states that currently licenses naturopathic physicians:
      • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
    • Confirm whether your insurance will cover naturopathic medical services. Read your insurance plan’s fine print, verify whether naturopathic doctors fall into your insurance carrier’s definition of a doctor, and confirm that the care you are receiving is considered medically necessary. Questions to ask your insurance provider could include:
      • Am I covered for this treatment by a naturopathic physician?
      • Do I need a referral?
      • Is there a list of approved naturopathic doctors in my network?
      • What will the co-pay be?
      • Are there limits to my naturopathic coverage?
    • Before seeking medical care, it’s key to understand the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a naturopath. Anyone may advertise themselves as a naturopath, while to be a licensed naturopathic doctor, a person must complete academic and clinical training.

    Can naturopathic doctors prescribe medication?

    Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe some pharmaceutical medication. Naturopathic doctors complete academic training similar to that of conventional physicians: a bachelor’s degree with a focus on pre-med studies, followed by a four-year residential naturopathic medical program whose first two years have a similar foundation to that of a conventional medical school. After completing their studies, they must pass a post-doctoral exam. Although licensed naturopathic physicians are able to prescribe medication, they usually focus on prevention rather than treatment of symptoms. A naturopathic doctor will offer a holistic approach to your care that encompasses your mental, physical and emotional health. While they will prescribe medication as needed to treat illness, they are also likely to be creating shifts in your lifestyle and nutrition to effect deeper changes in your body’s response to illness.   

    How do you find a good naturopath?

    It’s important not to get misled by the title “naturopath” when searching for a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor is a licensed professional, while anyone who so desires can call themselves a naturopath. A naturopathic doctor has completed eight years of schooling and is licensed to provide high-quality medical care. When searching for a naturopathic doctor, a good place to start is by researching your state’s licensing and regulatory body for that profession.

    Currently, 20 U.S. states license the practice of naturopathic medicine. For those seeking holistic, body-centered healing solutions, a naturopathic doctor can be a good fit. They use natural medicines as well as treatments such as electrotherapy and ayurvedic medicine to encourage the body to heal. Once you have determined a list of naturopathic physicians who are licensed in your state, look for reviews, ask for referrals, and interview the physician in person or by phone to find the right care provider for your health needs.

    How long do naturopathic doctors go to school?

    Like conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous academic and clinical training prior to practice. Typically naturopathic doctors go to school for eight years. There are currently 20 states in the U.S. that provide licensing for naturopathic doctors. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a naturopathic doctor must complete a bachelor’s degree and an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical program, and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), in order to receive a license or registration to practice medicine.

    The first two years of the residential naturopathic medical program cover many of the same areas of study as conventional medical schools. Naturopathic doctors provide primary patient holistic care. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and a focus on low force intervention healing methods. This can include natural medicines, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and much more. Naturopathic doctors often work in tandem with conventional medical doctors, as the two practices complement one another.

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