Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
My focus as a massage therapist is on helping you move your body to a place where pain and discomfort become less and less of a distraction to doing the things you want to do in daily life. I use a variety of techniques, taken mainly from direct tissue manipulation, holding a muscle short, relaxation breathing, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. This type of work goes very well with Hatha Yoga and other styles of yoga, which is why I’m excited to be here at Epidavros. I am Oregon licensee #7546. I also do MVA, which means I can fill your massage need following a Motor Vehicle Accident and am able to work with your insurance where coverage is available.
My approach to massage comes from realizing that our bodies and our minds just need a little bit of down-time in this ever moving and often stressful world. My training at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics offered to me the ability to listen to a client’s body giving it the time and support to change and even unwind whatever trauma was done. I use deep tissue techniques, Swedish Esalen, myofascial release and passive stretching depending on the client’s needs. Other techniques that I use may be gentle or vigorous rocking, static hand holds to make Polarity Therapy connections of the innate positive, negatives, and neutrals in the body. And I may use relaxing shiatsu techniques or deeply balancing and relaxing Cranial-Sacral Therapy or Core-Synchronization. I am also trained in Reiki, with a level II atunement. Getting regular massage and body treatments can allow great healing in the body.