OUR LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS:
I am a Michigan native with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University and a graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage. I have been a licensed massage practitioner for 10 years. My specialties are Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. If you find yourself sitting at a desk all day, bending over in the garden or having low back trouble, I have a strong comfort level for working deeply with the glutes and low back to relieve pain and stress and improve mobility. I work with true intention, focusing on each individual’s specific needs.
I graduated from Port Townsend School of Massage in 2010. I have a background in human biology and anatomy and have studied under local energy healers, herbalists and Chinese medicine practitioners over the past 14 years. Bringing all of these tools, I tailor each session to your unique needs, listening for and honoring signals from your body to guide us along. I am an Accutonics (TM) Level I & II student, and enjoy incorporating sound healing tools into my sessions. A session will typically include elements of Swedish, Deep tissue and Thai massage, and may include working with chakras and energy healing. I am simply here to give your body a nudge, a gentle reminder to let go of held tension, sore muscles, aches and pains and BE IN JOY!
I am a Port Townsend native and a graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage. I have always been drawn to natural healing and pro-active health-care. I approach each session individually and intuitively, engaging my skills in Swedish Massage, deep tissue, and myofascial release, while incorporating some assisted stretching when needed/desired. I believe massage plays an important role in one’s health and well being and look forward to working with you.
The natural beauty of the Pacific North West drew me to Port Townsend from my home in Michigan. This space inspires me to pursue a holistic lifestyle and to help others in their own pursuit of wellness. I give an adaptive massage that blends my intuition and knowledge with your expectations to create the care you need. From relaxing Swedish to precise and intentional Deep Tissue work, I will address the areas you need the most focus on. I especially enjoy giving attention to common areas of tension in the back and working out excess energy from the feet, hands and scalp. I am joyful to be present and assist you with your self care!
I have been immersed in the study and practice of the Healing Arts for over 15 years. I received my 700 hr massage training through The Santa Fe School of Massage in Santa Fe, NM, and have earned over 1000 additional hours in subtle bodywork education, including Cranial-Sacral Therapy. A Life-long practitioner and teacher of yoga, qigong, and meditation, I am deeply devoted to nurturing the awakening and emergence of core essence. I serve as a midwife of the Soul in my healing and teaching practice, as well as through my work with hospice as a comfort therapist. I specialize in subtle bodywork, energy medicine, and deep relaxation massage.
I am a Seattle native who called the San Juan Islands home for 4 years before moving to Port Townsend. I studied at Cortiva School of Massage in Seattle and have a degree in Molecular Biology from UW. I have run several laps in the complex study of health, physiology, and the development of human potential. In massage, I like working intuitively at all depths. My touch is sensitive to Myofascial motility, Cranio-sacral, energy, and is especially tuned to that perfect pressure “hurts so good” Swedish style depth. Outside of massage I am an avid student of martial arts, dance, swimming, and perceptual development.
Prior to studying at the Port Townsend School of Massage and becoming a massage therapist, I worked as a social worker, primarily with survivors of trauma. That work taught me how our bodies hold our experiences and how bodywork can help us process those experiences. I am committed to creating a safe space for my clients to heal – whether it be from chronic pain, acute injury, or just from the stresses of life. I will tailor sessions to the clients’ needs: I am trained in Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release.