Structural integration with Bethany Carder, LMT

Welcome Bethany Carder to the team!


Our newest massage therapist Bethany Carder’s signature therapy blends the healing benefits of aromatherapy, structural integration, stretching, and reflexology creating a massage session that eases tension in muscle tissue, while calming the mind and bringing the body back into balance. Her work tends to draw clients focused on work in their upper body, hips and feet. Though she will tailor each session to each individual clients needs.


structural integration

All About Bethany:

Bethany originally came from central Arkansas and grew up traveling the country with her family and

friends. She attended Nevada School of Massage Therapy in Las Vegas in 2008. Bethany has a passion

for learning and adores sharing the journey of healing with her clients, helping bring awareness

to their bodies and seeing them find ease and comfort through times of great pain is rewarding

beyond words. Her methods include a blend of structural integration with a blend of more gentle

modalities such as craniosacral therapy. These methods allow access to deeper tissue with as

little pain as possible.  Bethany prefers working with breathing and aromatherapy techniques to aid in

calming the nervous system to reach a deeper level of relaxation. She is currently studying botany

and has a fascination with the medicinal uses of plants her my practice. In her “free” time, she enjoy’s

playing experimental electronic music with her husband, Abram, hanging out with her cats, doing

yoga and hiking around the beautiful state of Oregon.


Please welcome Bethany to the team and click here book your appointment with her today!

Acupuncture at Written on the Body

We have a new Acupuncturist on the team!

Joy Earl  License number: AC164926 schedule Tuesdays 9am-7pm and Thursdays 9am-3pm

Joy offers acupuncture, tuina massage, foot reflexology, cupping, gua sha, aromatherapy and more!


Joy Earl, LAc

All about Joy:

Before earning my Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, my career began as a Tour Manager in the Music Business. I eventually realized I could not sustain the mental, emotional and physical demand for the rest of my life without sacrificing my health in the process. I needed balance and soon discovered the vast benefits of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. I decided to follow my nurturing quality in taking care of others and learn a new skill that would allow me to help people, as well as myself. Always having an interest in Medicine, I decided to leave Manhattan and move to Portland and dive deep into learning about the benefits of Chinese Medicine and the many modalities it encompasses.  Originally from Houston, I have lived in Austin, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City before calling Portland home. I have travelled extensively overseas on tour as well as throughout the US. I have a passion for traveling and it is my hope to share my knowledge of what I have learned in the healing arts with others. I recently volunteered in rural Nepal for two months treating those who had no access to healthcare. My invaluable experience there has allowed me to observe and treat a high volume of patients with a wide variation of conditions.  When I am not treating patients, I enjoy running, yoga, painting, writing, piano, exploring the beauty of the Northwest by hiking, camping and backpacking, tango and learning German. I have always believed in pushing ones self to continually attain knowledge and understanding of the world around us, its inhabitants and the possibilities we each possess within.  My desire is to help you reach your goals on your journey for balance and health, and to provide you with comfort physically, mentally and emotionally. I look forward to meeting you!

Joy will be offering two specialized services in addition to private acupuncture appointments:

1. mini bliss session: auricular acupuncture, foot reflexology and essential oils

2. active lifestyle session: Tuina with cupping and/or Gua sha

*30 minutes each/$45 each

Book yours today

Sliding scale massage opportunites

Do you need a massage but can’t figure out how to fit it into your budget?

Check out our new sliding scale massage opportunities for an affordable option to get the relief your body and mind are longing for.  These opportunities are limited and will be given on a qualified and first come/first served basis so don’t wait,  Apply today!

To qualify please use the following worksheet guidelines (you may email us for a copy of the worksheet to download if you prefer at sliding_scale_income_worksheet
once you have determined the category you qualify for you may be offered the following pricing options for sliding scale massage:

  • A.  $40 per one hour Peace Massage

  • B.  $45 per one hour Peace Massage

  • C.  $55 per one hour Peace Massage

  • D.  $60 per one hour Peace Massage

  • E.  Full Price

*These sliding scale massage appointments are limited and are given on a first come first serve basis.  Please send the completed sliding scale form and  supporting income documents to  We will notify you within 7 business days if you have been approved and the timeline/therapist available for you to book within.  We retain full rights to ask you for updated information and to alter your fee and booking/therapist schedule at any time.  If we choose to do so we will notify you via email.  Our regular cancellation policy applies to all sliding scale appointments.

If you don’t qualify for our sliding scale massage opportunities we have many other ways to get regular massage on a budget!  Check out our VIP Membership starting as low as $55 per month or our Buy 3 get 1 Free Packages Here.

Whichever way you go we hope to see you soon!  Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!


Pablo Neruda on Spring

How does spring make you feel?

Are you worn down from the long winter or excited by the new life bursting out all around you?

If you are like me you are a mixture of  both, Summer is hands down my favorite time of year but spring is a runner up.  Number one my birthday is in a few days and being a true Aries it is obviously one of my favorite holidays:)  I also love the freshness of spring and it may be the only time of year that I welcome the rain (as long as it goes away when summer comes!).  I enjoy watching the landscape change and grow and the feeling of everything waking up from a long sleepy darkness.  Whichever way you roll there is no denying that Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate the return of color and energy to our great city!  In honor of this lovely season I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorite quotes and pictures on Spring, renewal and living life to the fullest:

Pablo Neruda on SpringIf you haven’t noticed I love Pablo Neruda:)

Cherry blossom's in Spring

     “To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

– William Blake (extract from Auguries of Innocence)

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life-to be happy-it’s all that matters.” -Audrey Hepburn

Portland in the

Portland’s waterfront in the Spring-so pretty!

I would love to hear from you! What are your favorite things about the season?