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
julie’s signature therapy
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. 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.
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.
lise’s signature therapy
Lise combines the soothing, relaxing long strokes of Swedish massage with a focus on shiatsu meridians, 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
katie’s signature therapy
Katie’s session focuses on pain relief for the upper body. Tension in your neck, back, shoulders and arms 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.
There’s more about Michael and the Feldenkrais Method on his website at www.movementsolutions.com.
*Personalized to your specific need
michael’s signature therapy
In a Feldenkrais bodywork session you will lie on a table, wearing your clothes, and be moved comfortably and gently in a way that coaxes your muscles to change what they are doing so that you move more efficiently and hurt less.
alexandra’s signature therapy
Alexandra will give you an upper body focused relaxation massage designed to relieve tension in your neck, shoulders, arms and low back. She will create a peaceful space to experience the massage while she uses hot stones to gently work out those nagging knots. The hour ends with a 15 minute scalp treatment. Warm coconut oil is massaged into your head, nourishing your hair and relieving scalp tension. (Scalp treatment can be done without oil at your request.) You will be provided with a headscarf to wear home. This treatment is designed for people who holds their tension in their upper body and particularly for those who get tension headaches.
lisa’s signature therapy
This relaxing and therapeutic whole body treatment is a fusion of eastern and western modalities including, but not limited to hot stones, deep tissue, Swedish, Thai and Chinese Reflexology. Each session with Lisa will be tailored to your individual needs to help you get the most from your treatment. Lisa will facilitate healing and help you become free from stress, tension and muscle restrictions. You are guaranteed to leave your massage feeling renewed!