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Julie Onofrio
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  • Seattle, WA
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Julie Onofrio's Discussions

Why did you become a massage therapist?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston Dec 30, 2011.

Need Help with Building a Massage School Directory
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Onofrio Dec 20, 2009.

How many actual hours of massage do you do a week?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston May 28, 2012.

 

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WA State Massage Therapists

Connect with other WA State Massage Therapists and share info on licensing, ce classes, jobs, offices for rent, insurance billing and whatever else needs to be talked about!
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Health Care Integration

The future of Massage and Bodywork depends on getting health insurance to pay for massage and to pay reasonable fees.See More
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Annemarie K commented on Julie Onofrio's blog post I'm sorry, I just don't get research....
"You have a good point here.  Does the fact that research came to a certain conclusion mean that people with a certain condition will definitely be helped by massage (or acupuncture, reiki, etc.)?  The simple answer is no, but that does not…"
Dec 8, 2014
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Massage Practice Builder

Building your ideal massage business by using a website, creating a referral network and personal development (ethics)
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"Has everyone gone to Facebook? Linked in? Twitter? Pinterest?? Sad to see these forums in decline. Massage and Bodywork Professionals"
Oct 4, 2014
Geneva Sampson commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Jobs
"I have a colleague looking to hire massage therapists immediately for a new spa in Buda, TX. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact her directly. Below is the information for the positions. - Geneva…"
Oct 2, 2014
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Massage Jobs

Finding and/or Creating Your "Ideal" Job in Massage
Oct 2, 2014
erica ragusa commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"Hi Eeris the going rate for $35 for 15min for 97140"
Oct 1, 2014
Eeris Kallil CMT commented on Julie Onofrio's group Massage Insurance Billing
"I was curious to what is the going rate for insurance billing per 15 min for  code 97124  and 97140? Does anyone know what is the usual customary rate for massage in CO?"
Oct 1, 2014
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Massage Insurance Billing

All about billing insurance companies for massage services. What states can you bill for mva's, work injuries, PPO's, HMO's? What is required in each state or even city?See More
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WA State Massage Therapists

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Aug 31, 2014
Julie Onofrio replied to Stacey Freitag's discussion Obamacare, ME and random thoughts
"The ACA probably hasn't done much to affect anyone really in the massage profession.  ME will probably stay paying their therapists the same although I did hear in the spring that they were thinking of pay raises to keep people…"
Jul 12, 2014
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Massage Practice Builder

Building your ideal massage business by using a website, creating a referral network and personal development (ethics)
Mar 24, 2014
Dawn Lewis commented on Julie Onofrio's group WA State Massage Therapists
"Have you ever had a client with a thick, tight piriformis?  Maybe you used your forearms, elbows, thumbs, and worked like crazy to get the tone to come down.  But, when you went back to piriformis, it was hypertonic again.  Has this…"
Mar 3, 2014
Dawn Lewis commented on Julie Onofrio's group WA State Massage Therapists
"Hi Everyone! This is a link to our newest newsletter article - http://efullcircle.com/case-study-beths-knee/"
Feb 28, 2014
Dawn Lewis commented on Julie Onofrio's group WA State Massage Therapists
"I read an article recently from a link posted on facebook about plantar fasciitis. The author of the article said plantar fasciitis is largely misunderstood. First, it was thought to be a shortening of the plantar fascia, then inflammation where the…"
Feb 26, 2014

Profile Information

What is your website?
www.massagepracticebuilder.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1987
Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage

Julie Onofrio's Blog

Getting massage covered by health insurance

Getting massage covered by health insurance is always a hot topic.  Many MT want to stay out of the healthcare business and not get into working with insurance and the medical profession claiming that it takes the 'art' out of doing massage.  The medical profession and insurance companies are seen as places that will eat massage therapists for breakfast!

On the other hand, getting massage covered by health insurance in every state can help the profession become more of a profession. …

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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

Why we need more MT who can bill for insurance.

Massage Insurance Billing is a controversial topic. Many MT want to avoid it because of the challenges of extra paperwork and low returns.  They also are concerned that by getting involved in the medical process, they will lose their ability to help clients in the way they do now and will get mixed up in the 'fixing' mentality of insurance companies. 

 

Being able to bill for massage is one of the big factors that has allowed me to stay in practice for so long (23 years).  I…

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Posted on March 24, 2012 at 12:08pm

Ok so I sort of get the idea of research but I am research illiterate!

From my last post that created quite a stir, I have a new concept of research and the importance of it but now I see that my last post was more that I was and still am research illiterate! I was able to attend a great conference here in Seattle (OK I couldn't not go since it was a block away from my office) put on by the Massage Therapy Foundation called Highlighting

Massage Therapy in Complementary… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

I'm sorry, I just don't get research....

I started another blog post on the future of the massage profession and happened to mention research. It turned into a discussion on research. I decided to start a new blog post.



I'm sorry, I just don't get research. I'm not interested in it really even though I do have more of a science background than most massage therapists (AA degree in Biology). I am interested enough that I do keep trying… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:00am — 60 Comments

The future of the massage profession??

I sometimes wonder about the future of the massage profession and where it might be in another 20 years. I know when I first started in 1987 with my little 250 hours of training, I would have never thought I'd last this long. Back then there was no such thing as getting a job in massage - a real employee job. Any job back then was an independent contractor. My rent was $100 in my first office space in a gym and that was split between 2 people!



I think the biggest change was in having… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

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At 12:02pm on March 25, 2011, Heide Metzger said…
Thank you for mentioning Massage For Charity International ! We were able to match up 2 more therapists around the country with people contacting us to host parties. Only need 50 more therapists to fill the needs around the country of the other interested people! Doing the home parties has been a wonderful practice builder and I thnak you again for the people who found us through you! Let me know if you are ever in Chicago. (I did live in Federal Way for about 5 months years ago!)
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At 6:52pm on October 10, 2009, Eeris Kallil CMT said…
Thank you or your response to my discussion! Eeris
 
 
 

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