My Approach

I provide nurturing and patient-centered massage therapy for those living with chronic pain. My approach is to take advantage of the relaxation properties of massage to facilitate the most change. During massage, the goal is to guide the mind and body out of a sympathetic state (fight or flight) and into a parasympathetic state (rest and digest). This shift helps the brain dial back pain and the sensation of tension in the body.

Massage for relaxation and self-care is equally important to me. All massage is therapeutic and can help to reduce stress and anxiety.  It also improves mood. My approach is much the same as rehab work. If the goal is simply to take time for yourself, I make that time all about you. You can use it however you like- meditate, snooze, or zone out.

I believe that massage shouldn’t hurt. If you are feeling a lot of tension or have a musculoskeletal issue, you may feel a little sore the next day.  Making you sore is never my goal.

Each massage is designed to fit your needs. We will discuss your goals and expectations and decide on a treatment plan together. Whether your goal is to feel better or if massage is part of your self-care routine, I will work with you to create a plan to address your needs.

It is important to understand pain, the brain’s role, and how it affects the body. I love the whole mind-body connection approach to massage and feel passionately that massage therapy can make a positive difference in a person’s life.

My Background

I am a southern gal, born and raised in south Louisiana. While there, I earned a BA in Sociology from Louisiana State University. After falling in love with Mt. Hood Territory while vacationing, I moved to Oregon in 2011. In 2016, I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR where I studied Swedish and deep tissue massage. My orthopedic training was received from the Academy of Clinical Massage.

You can often find me running through the streets and trails of NW Portland or sitting in my favorite chair reading a good book with two terriers at my feet.

After working in a spa as a massage therapist, I started my own practice.  It is located in the LifeQual Center off of Cornell near Sunset Highway 26.  My location conveniently serves NW and SW Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro.

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East West College of the Healing Arts

800-hour program includes:

  • Kinesiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Upper and Lower Body
  • Pathology
  • Treatment Planning
  • Swedish Massage

Licensed LMT in the State of Oregon #22292 (click on link for verification)

Continuing Education


  • CPR certified with AED
  • Neuromuscular Therapy, upper and lower body
  • Cervical Spine and Jaw
  • Research: Massage Therapy and Pain
  • Applying Kinesiology and Biomechanics in Massage Therapy
  • Techniques for Sports Massage
  • Demystifying Complex Neck Conditions
  • Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage
  • Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body
  • Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body
  • Advanced Cervical Work
  • Clinical Applications of Pain Science
  • Trauma-Informed Ethics, Boundaries, and Communication
  • Oregon Pain Summit


Update as of 11/2020
At this time, I am not offering online booking. Please call to make an appointment and please keep in mind:
  • You are asked to wait two weeks between your massage and after traveling and/or gathering in groups with people not in your immediate household where social distancing is not possible
  • Following OSHA's Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19, you will be asked to delay scheduling an appointment or to reschedule your existing appointment if you:
    • Have a new or worsening cough
    • Have a fever
    • Have been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days


IF YOU WISH TO BILL HEALTH OR AUTO INSURANCE - you must call or email prior to making an appointment. Do not make the appointment online.

If you do not see an appointment time that works for you, please call or email for assistance.

GRATUITIES GRACIOUSLY DECLINED - As a business owner, I do not accept tips. Instead of a tip, please consider leaving a Google review or referring a friend or family member.

Prices are for services paid at the time of service

60 MINUTE MASSAGE   $80  -  Perfect for treating and focusing on problems areas or for a full-body relaxation massage

90 MINUTE MASSAGE   $110  -  Ideal for incorporating treatment work with a full-body massage, or a full-body relaxation massage


Medical Insurance and Massage - Visit this page for details.

Insurance is billed at $23.75 per unit (one unit = 15 minutes)


Latest Blogs

Anatomy 101: The Forearm

It started with a twinge. You know, that sensation between a tickle and a tingle. Then it progressed to an ache. And then a throb. And now it hurts every time you try to type (which, let’s be honest, is all day long) or hold your coffee mug. For such small muscles, a forearm injury can pack a real punch because they are integral to even the most basic everyday activities.  So let’s break down this mighty group of muscles and learn what they do and how to keep them healthy and pain-free. What Do Forearms Do? The forearm is the […]

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When considering massage, an important question you may be asking yourself is: How clean is a massage room? What steps are taken to clean and disinfect? This is especially true during the COVID-19 outbreak. I want to explain the steps I take to clean and disinfect my massage space. The Rules Personal service providers (which, sadly, massage therapists have recently been classified as) have a new official set of rules on how to operate a business during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has issued this guidance on business operations. The guidelines cover topics such as cleaning and […]

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My practice has reopened and I’m ready to see you. But first, here is the reopening information you need before booking your appointment. Michelle Obama was once asked how she would get her life back on track after leaving the White House. Her response was that there is no getting things back on track, there is only starting a new track. I feel this is where we are, my friend: Starting a new track. But I do believe the rules are fluid and that’s the cool thing about science- it is constantly changing. So, after reading my new policies for […]

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