My Approach

My practice focuses on rehabilitation massage, which is treatment for injury and chronic pain. I approach treatment 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. However, if the goal is simply to take time for yourself, I make that time all about you, whether you use it to 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, we 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 and rehabilitation training was received from the Academy of Clinical Massage.

You can often find me running through the streets and trails of NW Portland.  I also enjoy pedaling like a mad woman at Star Cycle, or sitting in my favorite chair reading a good book with two terriers at my feet.

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

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QUALIFICATIONS

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

Services

 

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   $75

Perfect for treating and focusing on problems areas or for a full-body relaxation massage

90 MINUTE MASSAGE   $105

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 $22.50 per unit (one unit = 15 minutes)

 


Latest Blogs

EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week

EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week (July 14-20, 2019) was started by one of our professional massage associations, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. The purpose of this week is to promote the benefits of massage and bodywork. Many massage therapists celebrate by giving back to the community in some way. To celebrate, I will be giving away two 30-minute massages. Email your nomination to me by midnight, July 20, 2019. The nominee should be someone you feel would benefit from massage, but struggles to find the time and/or money. I will draw the names Sunday, July 21, 2019. And since only […]

Smashing the Toxins Myth

Maybe you’ve just come back from a vacation where you had your fair share of wine and delicious food. Should you detox with a juice cleanse? Or perhaps a massage will flush these toxins from your body? Many health-minded people are seeking new ways to benefit their health and to undo some of the prior damage that poor diets, air pollutants, and bad habits can do to their bodies. With the general rise of health consciousness, there’s also been an increase in the idea of “detoxing,” or removing toxins from their bodies with diets, cleanses, and even foot pads that […]

Client Rights and Informed Consent

Just like with all other medical practitioners, you have rights when it comes to a massage therapy session. Some people may think massage just involves lying down on a table for an hour while a massage therapist does her thing. Well, there is more to it than that and you have the right to be informed. I recently had an experience that made me reconsider how important transparency, informed consent, and personal rights are to clients. Here is my story- I have a thing about ears. It’s weird, I know. Maybe blame it on trauma caused by chronic ear infections […]

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