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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
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

If one of your specialty massage techniques is Hawaiian healing, you have the perfect client in a mom-to-be. While this type of massage addresses many of same issues as other modalities,

Hawaiian massage (also known as Lomi Lomi) not only offers physical benefits, but mental and spiritual benefits, as well.

Carrie Rowell, owner of Hamoea Healing Arts in Hawaii, internationally known Hawaiian pregnancy massage practitioner and instructor and doula, begins every session with prayer (Pule) and conversation with the client to get a sense of her mental state and any fears or anxieties she might like to release or intentions on which she’d like to focus her energy during the session. This information makes the therapist aware of areas on which to concentrate.

For the most part, Hawaiian pregnancy massage uses the same strokes you would use for a non-pregnant client. Long, flowing strokes with the forearm weave around the body to decrease muscle strain, restore postural balance and treat the common discomforts of pregnancy. You might also use other techniques, such as compression, deep tissue work, range of motion and interactive resistance.

“The rhythmic movement of the massage is designed to induce a trance state that can be revisited during labor to help cope with the intense sensations [the client] will experience,” Rowell explained. “I usually work with a woman several times during her pregnancy doing ho’oponopono (making things right/forgiveness and responsibility) to release any stagnant or negative thoughts or emotions that might hinder her being fully engaged in a positive way with herself, her baby and everyone around her. We can also use ho’upu’upu, a form of hypnosis or thought implantation, to steer her in a positive direction, give her courage, strength and call in whatever she wants to manifest.”

Rowell said she prefers to use the same piece of music at every session for the client and often provides a copy to use at home or during labor to induce a trained relaxation response.

“What makes the work different than other prenatal sessions is the flowing long strokes connecting the whole body, the attention to honoring all aspects of the woman: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual,” Rowell said. “The goal in any lomi session is lokahi or unity, all parts working together as one, uniting mind body and spirit. In the case of a pregnant woman, you are treating two beings and connecting her not only to her own body and energy, but also to that of her child, as well.”

Of course, pregnant clients require special treatment and some caution must be exercised. Although visceral manipulation is part of traditional Hawaiian massage, Rowell said she advises therapists to skip this part of treatment.

“I would consider it a contraindication,” she said. “[But] it can be helpful in the post-partum period, especially in the case of prolapse.”

Additionally, Rowell said she advises against using heat or steam therapy and recommends therapists be mindful not to work the inner legs or to go deep in areas where clots might form.

Hawaiian pregnancy massage may be just what your expectant client needs—a virtual escape from reality with a one-hour trip to paradise.

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