Greetings and thank you for visiting Inland Speech Pathology/Nirvana Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage.  My name is Dr. Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC, LMT and I bring to you over 30 years of experience in our community. Whether or not it is *Board Certified, Licensed Speech Therapy Services, Therapeutic Massage, an artificial larynx or repair, a specialized voicing or fluency device, I stand ready to build a professional relationship with you.

Scenically nestled and close-in to South Spokane we offer therapy services for a variety of adult/pediatric communication, cognitive-communicative, swallowing, and therapeutic massage needs. Therapies for:


  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Patients (including those who have ever had a cancer diagnosis)
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Geriatric Massage
  • Head-Neck-Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Hands/Wrists
  • Jaw Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Intraoral
  • Neuromuscular
  • Massage for the Professional Voice
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Muscle Retraining
  • Muscle Stiffness/Tightness/Pain Reduction
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage, All trimesters
  • Reiki Energy Work and Classes
  • Shoulder Pain and Tightness
  • Stress Reduction
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Dysfuction (TMJD)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Massage
  • Wheelchair Population
  • Whiplash
  • Targeted treatments for singers, educators, healthcare, and emergency personnel professionals.


  • Aphasia
  • Aphonia
  • Apraxia, Oral and Verbal
  • Artificial Larynx Devices: Training, Dispensing, Repairs
  • Attention Process Training
  • Back To Work Communication Assessment and Training
  • Brain Injury
  • Breath Support Training
  • Broadcaster’s Voice Training
  • Cluttering
  • Cognitive-Communicative Assessments and Treatments
  • Delayed Auditory Feedback for Fluency Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Esophageal Speech
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Disturbances
  • Forensics, Expert Witness
  • Habitual Cough
  • Head and Neck Rehabilitation
  • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation
  • Memory Problems
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Neuro-Communication Problems
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement/Dysfunction
  • Personal Voice Amplifiers
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Psychogenic Voice Problems
  • Selective Mutism
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia (Strangled Voice) Treatment to be tried before Botox
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
  • Telepractice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Transgender Voice Modification
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Voice Coaching
  • Weak Voice

Our patients enjoy treatment sessions in a professional country clinic setting.  Services are offered by appointment. Inland Speech Pathology and Nirvana Bodyworks is a place of treatments, healing and peace. You will find here no judgment, discrimination, or hype. Please come as you are.


We stock selected speaking devices for use after laryngectomy surgery, weak voices, and stuttering. The High Fidelity DAF Controller is a small, pocket size device that helps increase fluency for many people who stutter. Other equipment include artificial larynx batteries, chargers, and voice amplifiers. Also, we locally repair, tune, and service a wide variety of artificial larynx devices with certified technical skills and fast turn-around times. We can adjust devices for gender and match frequency settings of existing devices. Equipment and device repairs are provided to patients, clinicians, and facilities coast to coast. Please call or email us regarding what you need.


Speech Pathology Services: Private pay. We also work with Group Health/Kaiser, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Premera, L&I, PIP, and others. Package treatment plans are available. Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.

Therapeutic Massage Services: Private pay.  We accept pre-approved L&I and some PIP insurers at this time. Member/Package Plans available and services range from $30 – 120.  Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.


For Speech-Language-Cognitive Assessment/Treatment and Medical Massage we generally need a referral from your physician. Referrals can be faxed to us at (509) 448-1474. For Wellness Massage Services, Package Plans, and Energy Work we do not require a medical referral.

Thank you again for visiting and we look forward to building a relationship with you!


*American Speech and Hearing Association; American Massage Therapy Association; National Board Certified Teacher (Exceptional Needs Specialist); International Association of Laryngectomees; Educational Staff Associate; International Center for Reiki Training.