Varity Riggs

  • WA License #: MA60325556
  • 25

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation in who you are. -Chinese Proverb

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 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 Tacoma.

                                                                   

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Where I Work
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 Anonymous on Jan 11
Varity is a very competent masseuse. She is very professional but also friendly. You can tell she is concerned about her patients and is always looking out for their physical well being.
by Cassandra on Nov 22
Starting my day with a massage by Varity is always the best!
by Bridgett on Nov 07
Love the ambiance and relaxing touch that was so helpful after our recent move across country!
by Rachel on Nov 07
She is the best! I got a great prenatal massage from her.
by Connie on Sep 05
From the moment I walked into the little house that has been converted into a lovely spa/office space, I felt relaxed. Varity’s room at the top of the stairs is inviting, calming and so relaxing. She gave me a much needed deep tissue massage and it was wonderful! Her attention to your body is proof in her intituive way she works on you. I highly reccomend Sunflower Massage! I can’t wait to see her again!
by Anonymous on Aug 25
It was everything that I needed and then some!
by Star on Jul 13
Varity is the best! I always walk out of my session feeling less tense and more relaxed! She is super experienced and knows her stuff! She also introduced me to cupping. I have always wanted to try it, and it was a nice to know that she offers that service on top of a traditional massage. I highly recommend her!!
by Theresa on Jul 13
Wonderful as always. Great new location.
by Anonymous on Jul 10
I liked that she concentrated on my stress areas and relieved the pressure.
by Deanna on Jun 28
I have been following Varity around for several years now, so I am definitely sold. This location is an old house - the boards are a little creaky but the ambiance is pleasant without being too simple or over the top. Each session is somewhat different -- tailored and not purely routine. She uses her time well and her skills are tools in that way. She is able to determine and use varying pressure as appropriate. I like that she always ends with a little love for the feet regardless of what we are working on that day.

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