While Washington state has reopened businesses and public spaces, different requirements apply to healthcare settings like massage therapy. We have updated our clinic policies and procedures, which are available here.
The below information applies to new and returning clients:
Masks will continue to be required for everyone at all times, regardless of vaccination status. This is because massage therapy is a healthcare service and Massage Doctor is a healthcare setting.
Screening forms and temperature checks will continue to be required.
If you have been vaccinated, under Washington Department of Health regulations, businesses have the right to ask that you show proof of vaccination.
Our indoor waiting area will remain closed. Please let us know if a driver or caregiver will be waiting and we can arrange for a shaded waiting area.
We encourage you to stay safe and healthy. More information about COVID is available at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/.
Massage Doctor’s principal provider Karim is a unique combination of a European trained physician and an experienced massage therapist. He also has advanced training in various bodywork and acupressure treatment techniques.
Karim is a provider with most health insurance plans, as well as state and federal Labor & Industries/Workers Compensation. He has extensive experience helping people recover from auto accidents and other injuries, as well as supporting clients through chronic illness and pregnancy/postpartum.
Karim's combination of medical training and extensive clinical massage experience gets you back on the road quickly so you can do more of what you love.
See Steve's story below!
Massage helps your body adjust to the experience of growing a healthy baby.
After your little one's arrival, massage helps get your body back into shape to be a healthy mom.
Karim helps clients with proper body mechanics, rehabilitative treatments, chronic health conditions, and physical disabilities.
I first came to Karim 3 years ago almost on my hands and knees as a result of a hamstring injury that kept haunting me. Karim was literally my last resort in helping me to overcome this nagging strain. I had tried many things including physical therapy, foam rolling, stretching, resting, and icing. While working with Karim through a few sessions, the hamstring miraculously healed to full strength.
I also went through a severe bike accident in having 8 fractures on my arm. Again, through Karim’s miracle work, I have regained full range of motion in my shoulder and elbow without any further complications.
Since those challenging times during 2014-2016, I qualified for the Boston Marathon and finished my first Ironman Ultra distance Triathlon by swimming, biking, and running... 140.6 miles.
Karim has become a good friend of mine. He is so much more than a massage therapist, he truly understands the medical physiology of the human body and helping you to return to full health physically and mentally.
photos and text courtesy of Steve McDonald, North Bend
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