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BELLTOWN SPINE & WELLNESS SERVICES 

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services, which include chiropractic, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and medical weight-loss 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 and 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.
Weight Loss and Wellness
Belltown Weightloss & Wellness is a physician supervised 4-phase weight loss and complete lifestyle program. Your coach will help you lose weight, reach your ideal weight goal, and educate you on exactly what to eat to maintain your new weight and improved health to help you keep off the weight and continue living a healthier life.
 
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OUR SEATTLE CHIROPRACTORS & DOCTOR

 

Dr. Scott Mindel - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Nolan Deatherage - Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Julie Sutton - Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

To complement the Research Reports in the September 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: Massage therapists provided one-hour weekly Swedish massage therapy sessions to a group of hypertensive women,

while a control group of hypertensive women spent one hour per week resting, receiving no massage therapy. Both groups experienced significant reduction in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and inflammatory marker VCAM-1; but the massage group experienced a significant reduction in heart rate after each session, as well as blood pressure reduction over a longer term than the control group.Women in Malaysia with hypertension experienced a reduction in heart rate, blood pressure and inflammatory marker VCAM-1 after receiving Swedish massage therapy once a week for four weeks.

The study, “Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Inflammatory Markers in Hypertensive Women,” involved 16 hypertensive women, ages 35 to 60 years old.

Hypertension in Malaysia has become more frequent among individuals over age 30, especially women. Hypertension is linked to stress and is a crucial risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in women, both globally and in Malaysia.

The author explained that massage therapy is able to decrease anxiety and stress and “reduce blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive individuals.” Researchers tested Swedish massage therapy’s effect on blood pressure, heart rate and inflammatory markers, including VCAM-1 and ICAM-1.

Participants passed a set of criteria, including specified diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels and no experience with Swedish massage therapy, and were screened for health conditions that may affect blood pressure. Participants were split into massage and control groups.

In the massage group, a massage therapist performed an hour of Swedish massage therapy to the whole body of each participant. Sessions occurred once a week for four weeks. Sessions included all Swedish massage techniques applied at medium pressure, which the author described as a “combination of petrissageor kneading, tapotementor beating/hacking/cupping, and effleurageor long strokes.”

The control group rested for an hour once a week for four weeks. Resting hours occurred at the same place and time as the massage group’s sessions. These participants were only able to read or sleep to avoid affecting their blood pressure.

Participants’ blood pressure and heart rate were taken before and after every massage and rest session, as well as 48 hours after final sessions. Participants’ blood was collected before initial massage and rest sessions and after final massage and rest sessions. 

Both groups experienced significant reduction in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and VCAM-1, with no significant difference between the groups. The massage group experienced a significant reduction in heart rate after each session. Sessions one, three and four reflected a significant difference between the groups’ heart rates. There were no significant changes in ICAM-1 within either group.

Swedish massage therapy and weekly hour-long rests reduced blood pressure, heart rate and VCAM-1. Swedish massage therapy’s effect on blood pressure extended to four weeks, while resting had a less long-term effect.

The author stated, “further studies are warranted on the effects of massage on blood flow to confirm” that Swedish massage therapy increases blood flow and shear stress on blood vessel walls, which “decreases the expression of VCAM-1” and “that the shear stress created by massage is not large enough to have effects on ICAM-1.”

Authors: Izreen Supa’at, Zaiton Zakaria, Oteh Maskon, Amilia Aminuddin and Nor Anita Megat Mohd Nordin.

Sources: Biomedical and Health Sciences, Universiti Selangor, Shah Alam, Malaysia; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Cardiology Unit, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Originally published in 2013 in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Volume 2013).

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  • I have seen Dr. Nolan for a while now and he is a great and knowledgeable chiropractor! He takes the time to understand your needs and describes the techniques he'll use. I was nervous for my first ever adjustment however his manner was comforting as he was gentle and prepared me for the adjustment. He will happily answer all questions and appears to enjoys educating his patients. He's also great with kids too!

    ~Meiji K.
  • Have been going here for almost ten years. Saw Dr. Scott today after a while for a recurrent neck injury and I feel better already. I'm so thankful for Dr. Scott and his crew!

    ~Rosalie S.
  • Dr. Mindel is top of his game! His cafe for his patients is extraordinary and always focused on the personal well being of the individual. I highly recommend his entire team and Alli is fantastic at therapy. Overall I feel very comfortable there and my neck and spine feel so much better after every visit.

    ~Mark C.