Written on the Body offers Massage and Acupuncture treatments designed specifically for each client. Our skilled practitioners are committed to creating a space for everyone to relax, find peace and enjoy freedom from chronic pain. We combine a creative modern ambiance with an old school bed side manner in an effort to offer the best care available in Portland, Oregon.
Julie will address your stress and tension with a combination of hot stones, deep tissue and gentle stretching to help you work through injuries or chronic pain. The goal of each session is to meet your individual needs at any given time. ...more Julie will tailor the hour based on your report for the day/week/month or year to ensure that you leave feeling relaxed and more pain free! All of Julie’s sessions include a heated towel to ease tension held in the neck and head as well as focus work on the neck, head and face. *Julie recommends booking more time if you have more than one area of your body that needs extra attention or if you are just feeling like you need the extra time to relax. ...less
Cellular and muscular memory are powerful guides for every practitioner to utilize when facilitating the healing process. I like to imagine massage as an ongoing conversation between the therapist and the body. I believe the body, in its most relaxed state, will volunteer information. Just as the joys of living are easily seen by the twinkle in one’s eye, the pathways carved by stress or chronic pain are truly written on the body....more
I specialize in injury treatment and do my best to utilize my experience in Trigger Point and Deep Tissue therapies to work on acute as well as chronic conditions. I have recently added to my tool bag with a course in Sports Massage in which I worked with athletes at PSU to fine tune my approach to different types of injuries. I always try to maintain a balance of ease and relaxation with deeper work so that you will always leave feeling more free on all levels.
Julie accepts insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, HealthNet, Providence, AshN, PacificSource and LifeWise, ODS and PIP (PIP is Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage)
*Please call your insurance and verify that they cover massage therapy and if you need a prescription, let Julie know if you will be using insurance prior to your appointment!
Credentials: The Evergreen State College: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2005
The Savannah School of Massage Therapy: Certificate in Massage Therapy 2008
Licensed in Oregon on 9/9/2009
The Oregon School of Massage
Completed “Sports Massage for the Treatment Room”
including hands on Sports Massage Training with PSU Athletes
Lise combines the soothing, relaxing long strokes of Swedish massage with a focus on shiatsu meridians, ...more compressions, and passive stretching, to create the perfect blend of “East meets West” body work traditions. Each session will be directed by your individual needs as Lise will pay special attention to optimizing the flow of “chi” and removing blockages to ultimately assist your body’s release of muscular tension. Also drawing from her background in Ayurveda, Lise will personalize the use of massage oil based on your intake information. Resulting in an experience which will you feeling more relaxed and whole. * Each session includes a hot towel and hot stones...less
A world traveler, Lise’s training as a healer spans the globe. She lived in Asia for nearly ten years where she studied and was exposed to various Asian healing and bodywork techniques, specifically traditional Thai massage, Chinese acupuncture, Shiatsu and Ayurveda. A large part of her travels to India were focused on the practice of Ayurveda, India’s ancient healthcare system. After her time in the Far East, Lise settled in Spain where she devoted her time to mothering, learning Spanish, and applying all she learned to the practice of daily life and child rearing....more
Lise’s path finally led her and her young daughter to Portland. Arriving with the intention to continue her training in the natural healing arts, she attended the Oregon School of Massage to become a licensed massage therapist. She is also a Reiki practitioner and is a certified Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor. Her passion for and knowledge of Asian bodywork and Ayurveda are an ever-present influence in her approach to massage and wellness.
Creator of UMAY, a skincare line made of all natural, organic, botanical ingredients, Lise believes if given the tools and space to nourish health, individuals can achieve their own unique sense of wellness, balance, and harmony. The UMAY product line seeks to enhance wellness through complex synergistic blends of essential oils specifically crafted to address diverse needs.
Lise is a lifelong student and practitioner of the healing arts. She is thrilled to share her wealth of experience to help her clients cultivate health and wholeness utilizing a fusion of the diverse healing modalities that have had the biggest influence on her....less
Katie’s session focuses on pain relief for the upper body. Tension in your neck, back, shoulders and arms ...more will first be melted away with hot stones. She will then ease into deeper knots & areas of pain with deep tissue techniques. This session is wonderful for those suffering from repetitive stress injuries or chronic pain issues. *For individuals with specific low back issues, we recommend this longer session which also includes 30 minutes of hip work....less
I am a Midwest native with a deep love for helping things grow. I came to Portland with a degree in Landscape Architecture and through non-profit work realized my attraction to bodywork, a unique form of art with a living medium, the human body. I believe that touch is an important part of the healing process & have witnessed the profound changes that massage can initiate. My personal style combines elements of Deep Tissue, Acupressure, & Swedish massage to create a relaxing & restorative treatment for each individual.
Patrick's style is informed by Japanese Meridian Therapy, which is closely related to Chinese 5-elements, ...more which utilizes a light needling application, cupping, herbs, and sophisticated moxabustion techniques. Patrick has successfully helped people struggling with Depression, PTSD, Pain from auto accidents, Low energy & poor digestion, Insomnia, Stress related tension and illness, Athletic injuries and poor performance, and Menstrual pain. ...less
For over 13 years, Patrick has been intensively studying qi gong, herbalism, nutrition, and Taoist martial arts. In the spring of 2015 he completed his MS in Asian Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrated Medicine College of Berkeley. During his training, Patrick discovered a particular talent for working with psycho-emotional problems, particularly those related to trauma. He is fond of utilizing tools from both Eastern wisdom and Western science to address these less tangible, but often more pronounced issues....more
As an athlete he is also well versed in injuries of all kinds, and has a light needling touch that is helpful for pain. Pain is often concomitant with trauma and Patrick's style is particularly suited to address both simultaneously. Additionally he has a strong footing in internal medicine – i.e. endocrine imbalances, digestive issues, menstrual problems, etc....less
I believe strongly that Swedish massage or what many would consider "just" relaxation massage can be seamlessly blended ...more with a variety of deeply focused techniques (Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Trigger Point Release, Gua Sha, Reiki) for beautifully effective stress and pain relief. Our nervous systems best support our health when relaxed and feeling good! I am currently studying contemporary Cupping methods as well and very excited about the results! And, I will be offering Ashiatsu (wonderfully deep full body massage performed with the therapist's feet) in the coming months. ...less
Originally from the Washington DC area, I came to the practice of massage after 9 years in the social work field here in Portland – looking to continue on a collaboratively healing path, but in a more tangible way. I have been in practice since 2005 working closely with Mark Sepulveda, DC and David Panzer, DC at Baseline Chiropractic in Beaverton and also at wellness centers in NE Portland. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and an array of injuries/conditions acute to chronic, major to minor, relaxation, pain reduction and rehabilitation....more
My goal for each session is to "listen" carefully to your verbal and nonverbal feedback and ease your body through a deeply balancing session. I am always working with an eye out for the key muscles that may be involved in chronic pain patterns – what a relief it is to find and address those spots that make themselves known throughout the day – tightness in the neck and shoulders, that spot in the low back that twinges when you bend forward, or maybe the heavy, sluggish feeling in your arms/legs by the end of the day. Regular clients have called my work: present, intuitive, gently effective, and full of care and attention to detail.
I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance and PIP from motor vehicle accidents....less
Bethany blends the healing benefits of aromatherapy, structural integration, stretching, and reflexology creating a massage session that eases tension ...more 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. ...less
I originally come from central Arkansas and grew up traveling the country with my family and friends. I attended Nevada School of Massage Therapy in Las Vegas in 2008. I have a passion for learning and adore sharing the journey of healing with my clients, helping bring awareness to their bodies and seeing them find ease and comfort through times of great pain is rewarding beyond words....more
My 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. I prefer working with breathing and aromatherapy techniques to aid in calming the nervous system to reach a deeper level of relaxation. I am currently studying botany and have a fascination with the medicinal uses of plants in my practice. In my “free” time, I enjoy playing experimental electronic music with my husband, Abram, hanging out with my cats, doing yoga and hiking around the beautiful state of Oregon....less
Victor harmonizes his deep understanding of anatomy and body mechanics with Zen-Shiatsu. Tuning in to the rise and fall of your breath, he uses rhythmic ...more compression, gentle stretching, and joint mobilization to favor the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Victor’s therapy also includes dynamic ayurvedic massage, lauded for detoxification and relaxation, and craniosacral therapy, a gentle yet powerful healing technique. Victor focuses your session on your specific needs with excellent results in muscle tension release, ease in the joints, and a deep sense of peace. ...less
Victor was born and raised near Valencia, Spain. The interconnected systems of the human body have been his passion since childhood, leading him to a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Victor worked in different realms of health care as a Physical Therapist in Spain and Italy, using manual therapy for acute and chronic pain, stress and relaxation, pregnancy, neurological disorders, and sports injuries. After immigrating to the U.S., Victor became an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist in 2016....more
Victor views health holistically and incorporates his western understanding of the human body with traditional eastern medicine. He has studied various massage techniques in both Europe and the U.S., including Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Watsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopathy, Trigger Point Therapy, Maitland Manual Therapy, and Ayurvedic Massage.
Victor accepts insurance upon request: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MODA, PacificSource, LifeWise, and PIP (Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage)....less