Varity Riggs

  • WA License #: MA60325556
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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation in who you are. -Chinese Proverb

Prior to becoming a massage therapist I worked in customer service at a company that manufactured medical equipment and custom wheelchairs. One day I looked around at my coworkers, all of them hunched over on the phone and on the computer helping customers. I thought it would be a good idea to contact the local massage school to get students in to help decrease stress in the office. I did look into the school but was unable to get a student in the office. I decided to put in my two weeks and ...

Prior to becoming a massage therapist I worked in customer service at a company that manufactured medical equipment and custom wheelchairs. One day I looked around at my coworkers, all of them hunched over on the phone and on the computer helping customers. I thought it would be a good idea to contact the local massage school to get students in to help decrease stress in the office. I did look into the school but was unable to get a student in the office. I decided to put in my two weeks and go to school myself.

I graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2004. After school I worked at a local hospital and was the lead massage therapist working with patients in ICU, Med/Surg, Pre Op, and New Life. In addition to that I worked in the Physical Therapy department where I would work with people that had chronic pain, joint replacements and anyone who needed general relaxation.

My husband and I decided to pursue our dreams and make the move to Washington in 2012. Since I have been in Washington I have worked on many people in need of pain reduction, general relaxation or help in reducing anxiety and depression.

What I love about massage is helping people feel good, helping people to take time to be conscious of the body as a whole and helping people feel a little less anxious in this fast paced world. My work has brought many different people and bodies on my table. I have experience in neuromuscular/injury treatment, prenatal/postpartum, intraoral and relaxation where I provide massage at my private practice in Gig Harbor.

                                                                   

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Licenses
Massage

WA # MA60325556

Education
2004

Boulder College of Massage Therapy

Certified Massage Therapist 1000 Hr Program

Experience
Bodywork

Avista Adventist Hospital-Lead Therapist

Provided massage to patients in the hospital setting including Med/Surg, ICU, New Life and Outpatient Rehab.

Intraoral Certification

16 hour course for intraoral massage.

Nueromuscular Reeducation

16 hour class for NMR technique.

Private Practice

Working in private practice in Colorado, Wyoming and Washington.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Robert on Sep 20
Varity is good at giving a great massage. I have been getting massages now for well over a year and they have made a big difference in the way i feel. I am always anxious to arrive at my next appointment. Keep up the good work Varity and see you soon.
by Anonymous on Sep 02
I highly recommend Variety for a massage if you experience back or shoulder and neck pain. I have lived with chronic neck and shoulder pain for a number of years. I had been to chiropractors in the past and that only led to more pain. I have been going to Variety weekly to massage and relax my muscles and tissue in my back and neck. With her massages, I am finding relief from my pain and it has been improving my posture. I have finally started to feel relief from my chronic pain. Variety has a very pleasant personality. Each week when I go for my visit, she sits me down to ask how I am feeling and listens to what I need. Again, she's an amazing masseuse, and I find comfort in her level of experience and knowledge about the field.
by Anonymous on Jul 23
Convenient location - Varity was great!
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Could hear what was going on in the offices around me which was a distraction. Other than that, Varity was great and I look forward to returning.
by Darrell on Jun 20
This was a very nice experience and was very comfortable. I will be back.
by Mike on Apr 09
Great pressure, technique, sequence for massage!
by Anonymous on Apr 02
excellent

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