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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. GION MONN

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

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by Brandi Schlossberg

On Aug. 28, Assembly Bill (AB) 1147—a bill that changes regulation and voluntary certification standards for massage therapists in California—was passed by the

California State Legislature. As long as the governor does not veto the bill by Oct. 1, which is not expected to happen, AB 1147 will go into effect as a law on Jan. 1, 2015.

“This new law raises the bar for what is required for CAMTC [California Massage Therapy Council] certification, which will elevate the profession,” said Ahmos Netanel (pictured right), CEO of CAMTC.

Beginning Jan. 1, any new applicant must have 500 hours of education from an approved massage school and also pass an approved exam in order to become a certified massage therapist through CAMTC. The new law eliminates the certified massage practitioner (CMP) credential, which required 250 hours of education, but does authorize the renewal of existing CMP credentials.

“For massage professionals who choose to become CAMTC certified, certification still provides full portability of the certificate,” Netanel said, “which means that they can legally practice anywhere in the state without having to obtain a local permit to provide massage for compensation.”

AB 1147 does give local agencies back the power to enforce their own local ordinances, but Netanel said it also specifically prohibits cities and counties from zoning massage businesses as adult entertainment.

Fingerprinting and a background check have been requirements for certification since inception, Netanel said, and this requirement will not change in 2015. However, the new law does change the way CAMTC handles applications from registered sex offenders.

“Under the new law, registered sex offenders who apply for CAMTC certification must be denied,” Netanel said, “and CAMTC certificate-holders who are registered sex offenders must [have their certificates] revoked.”

Under the current law, registered sex offenders can apply for certification, but conviction of a sex offense alone is proper basis for denial. Netanel said CAMTC “reviews every situation on a case-by-case basis and determines whether the conviction is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a certificate-holder before deciding whether to certify or propose denial.”

As for California massage schools, Netanel said CAMTC has had the legal authority to actively approve massage schools since 2012, but has been focused on un-approving “problem schools.” Now, CAMTC will move forward with the active approval process.

According to Netanel, 2015 will be a transition period, during which massage schools can apply for approval and CAMTC can go through the process of vetting each applicant. He said the official list of approved California massage schools should be complete by 2016.

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