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

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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.
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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

In a long-planned move intended to standardize massage regulation and improve portability, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) will no longer provide licensing exams, effective beginning Feb.

1, 2015. A press release from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), noted that FSMTB worked with NCBTMB leaders to craft an agreement whereby FSMTB’s Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) will be the only exam offered for massage therapy licensure.

In 2005, the first meetings convened to form the FSMTB were done so due to “concerns of most significance,” according to FSMTB’s website, including “the need for the provision of a valid and reliable licensing exam and the desire to bring commonality in licensing requirements to assist with reciprocity and professional mobility.”

According to FSMTB Executive Director Debra Persinger, Ph.D., this move will better allow licensed massage therapists to practice in a variety of geographic locations. “This brings the profession so much closer to realizing our goal of improving portability for licensees,” she said. “It has been gratifying to work on this initiative with the NCBTMB leadership to address the shared goal of serving the profession by capitalizing on our specific areas of expertise in licensing and certification, respectively.”

NCBTMB began offering Board Certification in 2013; prior to that, the organization offered standalone certification in therapeutic massage, and in therapeutic massage and bodywork, and its exam was used by some states to regulate massage therapists. Board Certification requirements include passing an exam, completion of 750 hours of massage education, 250 hours of hands-on experience completed over no less than six months from graduation; and a background check.

NCBTMB also approves providers of continuing education; however, in 2012, a task force appointed by FSMTB recommended “the focus of licensure renewal requirements shift from requiring continuing education hours to maintaining core competencies,” according to a statement titled, “Standardized Licensure Renewal Recommendation for Continuing Professional Competence,” published on FSMTB’s website, and which also noted,“The best way to ensure public protection is to address competencies for safe and professional practice and areas identified as requiring regulatory intervention and guidance.”

NCBTMB will stop accepting licensure exam applications on Nov. 1, and will stop offering licensure examinations on Feb. 1, 2015, according to the press release.

Requests for interviews with NCBTMB representatives by this publication were not responded to by press time. MASSAGE Magazine will continue to cover this story as news develops.

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