About Us

Greetings and thank you for visiting Inland Speech Pathology/Nirvana Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage.  We offer proven therapy services and selected devices designed to help you speak. My name is Dr. Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC, LMP 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, or a specialized communication device, I stand ready to build a 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
  • Amputee
  • Autism (Pediatric and Adult)
  • 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
  • Muscle Retraining
  • Muscle Stiffness/Tightness
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage (All trimesters)
  • Reiki Energy Care
  • Shoulder Pain and Tightness
  • Stress Reduction
  • TMJ
  • Trigger Point
  • Wellness
  • Wheelchair Population
  • Whiplash
  • Targeted treatments for 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 Testing and Treatment
  • Delayed Auditory Feedback for Fluency Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Esophageal Speech
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Disturbances
  • Forensics
  • Habitual Cough
  • Head and Neck Rehabilitation
  • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation
  • Memory Problems
  • Muscle Retraining
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Neuro-Communication Problems
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement
  • Personal Voice Amplifiers
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Psychogenic Voice Problems
  • Selective Mutism
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia (Strangled Voice) Ad/Ab Effective Non-Botox Treatment to be tried before Botox
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
  • Telepractice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Transgender Voice Modification
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD)
  • 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 healing and peace. You will find here no judgment, discrimination, or hype. Please come as you are.


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 and 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 and 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.


We carry 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. Equipment and device repairs are provided to patients, clinicians, and facilities coast to coast. Please call or email us regarding what you need.

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.