Location & Services & Specialties


Services

Massage and Bodywork offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please call to confirm appointments and location at 503-939-9123.
      • 1675 SW Marlow Ave #307-D, Portland, OR 97225.  North Pacific Plaza building, just west of 217, near the Oregon DMV and shopping plaza.
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Advanced Therapeutic Massage

  • Othopedic and Therapeutic Massage:  I employ a comprehensive and multidisciplinary soft-tissue approach to body pain and tension.  A pain in the neck is in the neck, of course; and the roots may well be elsewhere.  Effective treatment relies on applications of massage techniques that fit the therapeutic needs of the pain or injury as well as the whole person. For treating pain and injuries it is very helpful that the client, you, understand the healing process of the body and the type of pain or injury. Knowing “when”and "how" to apply massage is part of quality treatment; and I critically think about your unique representation of health and then offer an educational, movement and touch therapy process. I work well with your other healthcare providers as well as have wonderful referrals if you need other approaches to recovery and rehabilitation for your specific and unique need. For example, many people develop 'hip pain', and each one has their own way of how they manifested that pain, engage with this pain and, eventually, let go of this pain.
  • Fascial Counterstrain  I am undertaking a mastery program in Fascial Counterstrain; an evolutionary approach to gentle precise bodywork that is able to clear dysfunction system by system by system.

    "One of the main advantages to Strain and Counterstrain is that it is an “indirect” or pain free manual therapy technique. This means that you place patients into positions of ease and comfort instead of stretching them into pain and restriction.  Also, Counterstrain’s ability to reduce overactive stretch reflexes gives the technique excellent “carry over” or permanency. In essence, with this technique, the body corrects itself instead of being “forced” into a correction.

    The muscular or musculoskeletal form of Counterstrain is targeted directly to the muscles of the human body and thus has many clinical applications. Post-operative muscle spasm, tension headaches, low back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow and sprained ankles are just a few examples of conditions that respond to this form of Strain and Counterstrain technique.

    If you feel you may have the symptoms of musculoskeletal dysfunction, please consider this a wonderful healing therapy."

      For more information, here is a link to the inventor of Fascial Counterstrain, an evolutionary approach to Jone's Strain Counterstrain, Brian Tuckey's site (tuckeypt.com) that explains it all; and make sure to check out each system!

    FascialCounterstrain explained

  • De-Stress and De-Compress: Multidisciplinary approach for total relaxation and acceptance and presence.  Includes 'yummy' long strokes, rocking, gentle movement and compression massage, light-body bodywork, and clairvoyant compassionate listening.
  • Postural Body Awareness Coaching - moving through mental and emotional embodiment to align physical, mental, emotional and energetic systems.
  • Qigong (Ki Gong) Form Free: Principles embodiment and movement training for strength, flexibility, balance, postural awareness and authentic personal growth and states of consciousness exploration. This is a practice that lies somewhere between yoga and Tai Chi, the somatic education of Alexander (TM) and Feldenkrais (TM) techniques.
  • Breath and Diaphragm recovery, relaxation, and expansion.
  • Lymphatic Massage, Stages I and II: for post surgery recovery, postpartum and pregnancy, and general skin and immune support.
  • Abdominal Massage: For everything pertaining to the belly and organs.
  • Pelvic Bowl and Hips Massage - Physical tools and energetic approaches for internal and external attention to our sacred bowl that can relieve the below items and allow reconnection and strength and empowerment to the root and sacral centers of our being.
    • As of 10/2012 Holistic Pelvic Care™ is available for post-pregnancy and birthing recovery, life-trauma recognition and release, hip and low back pain, internal myofacial distress (prolapse, pain, hemorrhoids, painful sex, elimination issues, numbness), and ancestral imprints and patterns recognition and release.  Self care techniques will be taught as well.
  • Hand Therapy and Foot Therapy (works great in conjunction with physical therapy) includes myofacial release, reflexology, movement retraining, muscular massage and exploration of neck and shoulder health as well.
  • Sinus, Face, Jaw, Intra-oral, and Scalp massage.  Helps with TMJ syndrome, post dental work tension, emotional stress tension, ear and eye area pain, and other tensions held in the tissues of our head.  Works well with cranio-sacral work, pelvic care, energetic attunement and overall holding patterns and posture work.
  • Just the Neck - for starters.
  • Cancer Treatment and Recovery - bodywork and energetic work for all phases of your journey.  Ask me about AFLO. 
  • Diabetes - soft tissue, circulation and nervous system support through gentle and effective bodywork.
  • Fascial CounterstrainAn evolutionary approach to gentle precise bodywork that is able to clear many bodily dysfunction's system by system by system.  For more information, here is a link to the inventor of Fascial Counterstrain, an evolutionary approach to Jone's Strain Counterstrain, Brian Tuckey's site (tuckeypt.com) that explains it all; and make sure to check out each system:  

    FascialCounterstrain explained

  • Pre-Surgery - physical and energetic recalibration and alignment along with relaxation before the big event
  • Post-Surgery - For complete recovery, rehabilitation and integration: An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the post rehabilitation recovery process. It's during this process that natural movement is re-learned, and freedom of movement is re-enforced. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures after surgery by assisting the body in pumping more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs; accelerating the surgical recovery process, and improves joint movement and flexibility.
  • Clickhere to read about why you want Scar Tissue, Adhesion and Post-Surgery/Injurybodywork for total rehabilitation and recovery.   I also offer self-care techniques and postural body awareness coaching to reduce chances of needing another surgery in the future.
  • Cellulite and Myofacial and Scar Tissue - Specific massage techniques, cupping and self care practices are used that smooth our tissues and increase the vitality, circulation, flexibility and strength of our skin and connected fascia.
  • Pregnancy Support - Bodywork offerings for all stages and processes and outcomes.  Works well with holistic pelvic care ™, energetic attunements, accupresure and qigong.
  • Personal Transformation and Development through bodywork   
    • Spiritual / Emotional Distress
    • Support with "Who Am I, What is My Purpose, what is my Authentic Recreation and Recalibration" and other transformational questions 
    • Young-Adult life transitions
    • Hospice touch and compassion support
    • Death, Dying, and Oh My Gosh I am Mortal! realization support:
      • Finally, a space is created for your authentic discovery and re-evaluation of your values and beliefs, inner and outer life-specific realizations and reflections through a non-judgmental nor religious process that helps you understand and claim your authentic relationship with your self and your infinite being. Dream Yoga is a part of this.

Qigong and Qi Dao - What the heck is this?

I have practiced Soaring Crane and Turtle Longevity qigong; but have found my ultimate training and offering through Lama Somananda Tantrapa's school The Academy of Qi Dao. (See recommended service providers link for more information)

Qigong is an ancient health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

NationalQigong Association "The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality."

Lama expands this everyday understanding of qigong to Qi Dao (the way of energy):

" Many thousands of years ago, Qigong originated from prehistoric Shamanic practices - the most ancient tradition of spirituality known to humankind that does not have strictly organized rules or dogmas...Readon"

Life Coaching with and understanding through Qi Dao?

"Qigong Coaching represents the “missing link” between the modern methodology of Life Coaching dedicated to improving the quality of life by making it more meaningful and the ancient Energy Arts that work with the energy making up the whole human being. This holistic modality not only addresses the issues on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, but also balances all these levels.

Qigongcoaching may serve as an excellent method of experiencing and exploring the qualities of human consciousness usually dormant in the conditions of the “information age” lifestyle."

Lighter Body Energy Work:
  • Chakra Clearing and Attunement
  • Auric Field Strengthening
  • Meridian Systems (Chinese and Japanese) Flowing
  • Brain Balancing
  • Emotional and Mental Debris Clearing  
  • Acupressure points and Meridian systems balanced
  • Reflexology and Korean Hand Therapy
  • Tong Ren and Morphic Field engagement

 

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  • Auto insurance billing for motor vehicle accidents
    • (Requires MD, ND or DC prescription).

Specialties and Techniques

Issue Specific Massage Modalities or Life Stage Specific Attention and Bodywork supported through:
  • Lymphedema Massage, Stages 1 & 2
  • Cancer Recovery Bodywork - For the client's specific and authentic physical and emotional and energetic healing goals
  • Pregnancy Massage (All stages)
  • Gentle Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reflexology, Acupressure and OM for Feet and Hands
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point
  • Tuina
  • Gua Sha / Graston Technique
  • Cupping
  • Dream Yoga practices
  • Holistic Pelvic Care (TM)
  • Post Isometric Relaxation
  • Neuro-Muscular Reeducation
  • Postural Corrections - many and varied approach, authentic appreciation for holding patterns and moving with and through them.
  • Conscious and Clairvoyant Dialogue
  • Qigong and Principals embodiment coaching
  • Magnet Therapy
  • Light Body and Energetic Anatomy attunement
Life Coaching & Community Healthcare Referrals.