Welcome to Metta Therapeutic Massage, LLC!
Robert Regan-Hughes, LMP
is the owner and operator of Metta Therapeutic Massage, LLC, and has been providing excellent clinical therapeutic massage on Seattle's east-side for over 25 years. Initially trained at Brian Utting School of Massage, Robert has continued to learn and incorporate new bodywork methods and techniques over the last couple of decades into his own unique therapeutic approach that is highly effective.
Robert specializes in Clinical or Medical Massage, which is focused, specific, and directed toward rehabilitation of injured, strained, damaged or dis-eased soft tissue. Robert's primary objective with his clients and patients is to reduce pain, speed healing of damaged tissue, reduce inflammation and improve circulation, as well as to increase range of motion.
Clinical massage works on these areas of the body:
- Muscles (fibrous tissue in the body that produces movement or maintains posture)
- Fascia (bands of connective tissue that hold the body together)
- Tendons (connect muscles to the bones)
- Ligaments (fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint)
Robert also specializes in Sports Massage and works with patients'
Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and/or physicians, in order to insure
the highest quality of care, and the quickest resolution to sports
Athletes have a significant risk of injury, due to the
need for quick explosive movements, and the over-use of muscles which
can create structural imbalances. Robert helps athletes to maintain
high levels of performance by providing deep tissue manual massage,
active stretching to over-worked muscles and trigger point therapy, as
needed. Injured athletes benefit from his massage by recovering more
quickly, while non-injured athletes benefit by avoiding injury.
Robert takes the time to really listen to his clients and patients in order to find out what they need. His therapeutic massage is not only relaxing, but highly effective. Robert is a sought after clinician with excellent palpation and diagnostic skills, and he has a large referral base with local doctors, chiropractors and attorneys (for personal injury cases). In addition to being a preferred provider for most health insurance companies, Robert is also a contracted provider for Washington State Dept. of Labor
& Industries (L&I), and he provides excellent medical massage for personal
injury and auto accident/PIP claims.
Robert is a preferred provider for most major medical plans, including:
All billing for health insurance, auto accidents and L&I claims is handled by his office staff.
- First Choice Health
- Great West
- Premera Blue Cross
- Regence Blue Shield
- Uniform Medical
- United Healthcare
- Group Health - not contracted, but able to provide massage for all plans which have out of network coverage and/or are affiliated with the First Choice Health Network
His training in the field of bodywork includes:
- Deep Tissue/Manual Therapy
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release and Somatic Unwinding
- Cranial Sacral
- Sports Massage
- Breathwork/Connected Breathing