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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

NAPLES, Fla. — Pure Massage is launching a 24-CE-hour home study continuing education video series, now on DVD, to earn credentials as a certified Trigger Point Specialist.

Finding an effective treatment to release tight trigger point nodules in muscle tissue that is also less taxing to a massage practitioner’s thumbs, fingers, wrists and arms has until now been illusive. The traditional methods of ischemic compression, deep tissue stroking and even the newer trigger point pressure release require a sustained pressure that can fatigue or injure a therapist’s body over time.

A research paper by one of the founders of trigger point therapy, David G. Simons, M.D., explained the science behind trigger point formation as an energy crisis at the cellular level.1 Utilizing this knowledge in combination with a more evolving concept of muscle physiology2 has lead to the development of a new trigger point massage release technique, “The Muscle Melt Method.”

The Energy Crisis of a Trigger Point

It is believed that trigger points form because a vicious electrobiochemical dysfunctional loop is generated in the endplate of the muscle fiber. This perpetuates a crisis where the cell starves for oxygen and glucose and therefore for the energy needed for it to function.

This results in some of the muscle’s fibers progressing to malfunction and they finally, lock up. They lack the energy to unlock and as the dysfunction in the muscle continues, it creates more irritating chemicals, more tight guarding of the muscle and more strangulation of the tiny blood vessels that feed the muscle.

This forms a palpable nodule, which can reach a point where it can activate the predictable referral pain pattern for that trigger point. This is believed to be the reason for myofascial pain, one of the most common maladies motivating a client to seek massage therapy for relief.

The Muscle Melt Method

The Muscle Melt Method can unlock the knots, releasing the nodule so that it just melts away, with less work by the therapist by using a series of compressions in a strategic way. The compression micro stretches the tight myofascial tissue of the nodule and makes space that subsequent decompression allows fresh blood flow to bring oxygen and glucose to the dysfunctional knotted myofibrils. When the knot releases, it feels like a melting sensation to the therapist.

“Frequently, clients report that the pain rapidly decreases, and the client experiences a feeling of release just at the moment of melt,” said Sandra Lee Polizotto, L.M.T., B.S., instructor for Pure Massage courses. “Further treatment sessions can restore normal muscle function by continuing to calm the neurological sensitization. With no further perpetuating factors, normal muscle function can be restored.”

Polizotto was a microbiologist before becoming a massage therapist in Florida 12 years ago. The Muscle Melt Method is her unique technique, based on her research and clinical experience. She publishes a free monthly newsletter of self-help tips.

Read the steps of the method and view video demo clips from the 24CE Course Series by going to the website, www.musclemeltmethod.com.


1McPartland JM, Simons DG. “Myofascial Trigger Points: Translating Molecular Theory into Manual Therapy.” The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2006;14(4):232-239.

2Pollack GH. (1990) Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion. Seattle: Ebner & Sons Publishers.

About Pure Massage

Pure Massage is owned by Sandra and Robert Polizotto. Sandra is an approved continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and The National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). All Pure Massage Courses are Florida- and NCBTMB-approved for continuing education credits. Sandra also has a private practice specializing in trigger point therapy to clients in the southwest Florida area. The local website is www.puremassagenaples.com.

Under the Pure Massage brand, Robert and Sandra have created the Muscle Melt Method Trigger Point Certification Series from the cooperative effort of their respective talents. Sandra holds a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and worked in research and clinical laboratory fields for over 15 years. Robert Polizotto contributed his expertise in video editing, website design and marketing of the Pure Massage courses.