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Massage Therapists

Joe Warness, LMP

Joe has been a therapist with Rody Chiropractic since 2001. He has several years of schooling, far more than most Massage Therapists. Joe specializes in a specific type of massage named Zen Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a method of acupressure that brings balance to a patient’s physiology and internal organs so that the patient’s body can heal itself. His massage session is a clothed, full body treatment that focuses on pushing on specific acupressure points and utilizing different stretching techniques. Shiatsu is very effective for headaches, and for autoimmune disease such as fibromyalgia. In addition to being an exceptional massage practitioner, Joe is a full-time on call K-9 Bloodhound handler for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Joe also has 3 beautiful children and loves to take his grandson sailing on his 32 foot sailboat around the Pacific Northwest.

Insurance:

Regence, Group Health, Premera, Uniform, Cigna, Corvel, Aetna, First Choice Health Networks, Labor & Industries, Self Insured Workers Compensation, PIP (Auto Insurance)

Hours:

Mon: 11am-7pm | Tues: 12pm-7pm | Wed: 11am-7pm | Thurs: 12pm-7pm | Fri: OFF



Maren Kreun, LMP

Maren has been with Rody Chiropractic since October 2012. She was in a car accident in 2006 and because of the chiropractic treatments and massage therapy that she received here as a patient, she decided to go into massage herself. By the end of the following year she had graduated from Clover Park Technical College and obtained her massage license and has been practicing ever since. Her favorite part of being a massage therapist is building relationships and watching her patients improve through the course of their therapy. She uses a variety of massage techniques and modalities ranging from gentle to intense, including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle approximation, GTO release, and origin & insertion technique.

Insurance:

Regence, Premera, First Choice, Cigna, Great West, United Health, Aetna, WA Department of L&I, Self-Insured Worker’s Comp Auto Insurance/Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and 3rd party claims

Hours:

Mon: 6am-1pm | Tues: 6am-12pm | Wed: 6am-11am | Thurs: 6am-12pm | Friday: 6am-12pm



Haley Howry, LMP

Haley has been with Rody Chiropractic since April 2011. She received her degree from Clover Park Technical College and has been practicing medical massage therapy since 2006. Haley specializes in injury treatment such as motor vehicle accidents, work injuries and pre & post-surgery patients. She has worked beside a variety of doctors and therapists to help promote the healing process of her patients. Haley specializes in deep tissue massage and uses a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy (heat/ice), cupping, range of motion/stretching, myofascial release, pregnancy massage, geriatric massage, and relaxation techniques to aid in the treatment of her patients. Haley’s goal with every patient is to educate and promote health and relief in a safe and professional manner.

Insurance:

Regence, Premera, Blue Cross, Uniform, Cigna, Healthcare Corvel, Aetna, US Healthcare, First Choice Health Network, ACN Group, Reliant, Labor & Industries, Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation PIP (auto insurance)

Hours:

Mon: 6am-12pm | Tues: 6am-12pm | Wed: 6am-12pm | Thurs: 6am-12pm | Fri: 6am-12pm



Sabrina Sargent, LMP

Sabrina has been with Rody Chiropractic since May 2008. Sabrina specializes in many forms of treatment such as deep tissue therapy, Lomi Lomi (a Hawaiian based massage), ligament release, trigger point therapy, and many different range of motion stretches to help improve circulation and flexibility. Sabrina is known for combining her deep tissue treatments with Lomi Lomi massage to make the treatment process more relaxing. She is also very skilled in working with patients that are pregnant and those who have fibromyalgia. Sabrina also likes to educate her patients on the importance of diet and self care so they can continue to remain healthy and pain free after their treatment comes to an end.

Insurance:

Premera, Regence, Cigna, Aetna, Healthways, Corvel, Uniform, Great West, Health Allies, Reserve National

Hours:

Mon: 10am-4pm | Tues:10am-4pm | Wed:10am-4pm | Thurs:10am-4pm | Friday: 10am-5pm



Mel Ruchalski, LMP

Mel has been with Rody Chiropractic since February 2006. Mel decided to get into Massage Therapy to bring wellness to others in a calm and relaxing environment. Mel utilizes Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi Lomi, Ligament Release, Stretching, Acupressure, and Heat/Ice Therapy to encourage the healing process. Her goal with every massage patient is to improve circulation, increase mobility/ range of motion and to decrease pain/tension. She also believes in educating her patients on correct posture, sleeping positions, heat/ice application for home use, and stretching, all to maintain her treatment benefits.

Insurance:

Regence, Premera, Blue Cross, Uniform, Cigna, Healthcare Corvel, Aetna, US Healthcare, First Choice Health Network, Reliant, Labor & Industries, Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation PIP (auto insurance)

Hours:

Mon: OFF | Tues: 12pm-7pm | Wed: 11am-7pm | Thurs: 12pm-7pm | Fri: 9am-4pm



Lynetta Zivkovic, LMP

Lynetta ZivkovicLynetta has been with Rody Chiropractic since 2011. She has focused on medical massage since obtaining her license in 2009. Lynetta’s treatments include a wide range of Swedish,deep tissue and stretching modalities to customize the massage to each client’s need based on previous and current injuries, pain levels, stress levels and limitations. She specializes in injury treatment (including work, auto, and sports injuries), headache and sinus issues, fibromyalgia, prenatal/postpartum massage and positive touch infant and child massage. Lynetta customizes each massage to focus on circulation, range of motion, as well as, stress buildup in the muscles and other soft tissues. Lynetta believes in natural, holistic healing which is what brought her to study the body and massage. She enjoys helping people during their healing process and educating them to maintain overall wellness.

Insurance:

PIP, L&I/WC, United Healthcare, Optum Health, Premera, and Regence

Hours:

Mon: 12pm-7pm | Tues: 12pm-7pm | Wed: 9am-11am | Thurs: 12pm-7pm | Fri: 12pm-6pm



Valerie Mehrer, LMP

Valerie MehrerValerie is new to Rody Chiropractic, but has been a massage therapist in a Chiropractic setting since October 2010. Her passion lies in helping others, so she finds treatment work deeply rewarding. Her massage style is based around the belief that every body is different. Valerie believes that focusing on each individual’s physiological needs and goals, results in the greatest client benefit. Whether an individual’s goals include increasing range of motion, reducing aches, pain and inflammation, or simply relaxation, Valerie possesses the knowledge and skill to perform a blend of Swedish, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Stretching and varied other techniques to yield results. Through her many years of experience she has an understanding of how well Chiropractic and Massage work together, and engages in a multifaceted approach to healing and recovery. Valerie highly encourages home self-care routines, including hot & cold packs, increasing water intake, and doing specific stretches, to patients between and after visits to achieve and maintain wellness.

Hours:

TBD