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Belltown Spine & Wellness has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in Seattle.

Seattle Chiropractor - Belltown Spine & Wellness


Belltown Spine & Wellness Services

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

Corrective Chiropractic Care

Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.

Massage Therapy

Belltown Spine & Wellness offers different types of massage to best suit individual client needs and preferences, including deep tissue, Swedish, and Manual Ligament Therapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Healing Touch, trigger point therapy, reflexology, craniosacral, intra-oral, and pre-natal massage.

Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness do one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chiropractors target the root cause of an issue as opposed to simply reducing or managing symptoms.

Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn


Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Insurance—as a concept, it’s fairly basic. Life is unpredictable, so you purchase insurance to limit your personal risks. Whether in your car or on the job, you are vulnerable to life’s

accidents. Insurance, ideally, is there when you need it most to protect you financially in the event of a crisis.

The Problem for the Individual Massage Therapist

As a massage therapist who enjoys steady employment, whether at a resort, small business or franchise, you may consider yourself comfortably beyond the reach of lawsuits and personal liability. Not only do you practice in a profession that fosters health and wellness, which you may feel should limit your overall risks, but you may also derive a false sense of security by working for someone else—someone who will surely be held responsible if anything goes awry.

It would be a mistake, however, to assume that your employer’s coverage will always cover you. Even though you may have been reassured that you are protected, some insurance providers may have loopholes, clauses or addendums that may ultimately leave you unprotected from a claim. Hot stone treatments, for instance, aren’t covered by certain insurance providers. Your employer may not be aware of any restrictions, but the restrictions may still be in effect. And these restrictions may affect you.

If you’re still in massage therapy school, the same principle applies: the school’s insurance may not cover you. You may think you are covered, and your educational institution may believe that you’ll be covered under the scenarios you’ll encounter during your course of study, but it’s possible that you—or they—don’t have all the information.

Beyond that, every insurance policy is going to have its limits in terms of the amount of coverage provided. Do you really know what limits your employer’s or school’s insurance plan has in place?

Additionally, lawsuits can take many shapes, and some clients may sue the institution and sue you—individually. Now what?

In short, you’re out of luck.

If your employer or school doesn’t cover you, you will find yourself responsible for shouldering the high costs of a lawsuit: attorney’s fees, settlement costs, court fees and, of course, loss of income from time away from work to fight the case in court. Your employer or school may be sorry that the incident happened, that they weren’t aware of the limits or restrictions of their insurance policies, that they didn’t cover you after all—but they won’t be sorrier than you.

Your entire career can be finished before it starts if you’re not financially prepared to handle such costs. Your reputation may be permanently tarnished. Your dreams of being able to do the job you love most may be placed on hold indefinitely.

The Solution for the Individual Massage Therapist

The best-case scenario if you are a massage professional or student is simply to secure your own insurance coverage that provides protection for the individual practitioner. Only with individual coverage can you, the massage therapist, be certain that you will be covered in the event of a lawsuit. Such individual coverage is also often extremely affordable, especially when compared to the financial burden of a legal claim.

Massage Magazine Insurance Plus (MMIP) provides liability insurance especially for you, the individual massage therapy professional. Their protection plan is both comprehensive and incredibly affordable, allowing you to get the coverage you need at a comfortable price

MMIP not only provides coverage for cupping and hot stone therapies, it also covers up to 350 other modalities, including yoga, dance and Pilates. The policy is effective whether you are at work, at school or at a client’s home. 

Employer/school insurance may NOT cover:

  • Individual employees or students
  • Certain massage techniques, such as hot stone massage or cupping
  • Massage work performed outside the business or school

Liability insurance from MMIP covers:

  • Individual employees or students
  • 350+ massage techniques, including hot stone massage and cupping
  • Massage therapy performed anywhere in the U.S.

MMIP also has two rates, both professional ($159) and student ($77) in order to provide coverage tailored and priced specifically to the needs of the individual practitioner. Don’t just get insured. Get Massage Magazine Insurance Plus.