Audra graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004. Her background includes partnering with wellness centers and witnessing many healing transformations. She believes that finding a deep state of relaxation helps us to tap into our self-healing abilities. Audra enjoys tailoring each session to the individual's needs, whether it be for general relaxation, injury recovery, structural balance or supporting fitness goals. She listens intently and intuitively to the body and uses different modalities as needed, including Swedish, sports, myofascial, movement and stretching techniques. Audra is also a Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner, a bodywork that is very relaxing and balancing and draws from polarity therapy and cranial osteopathy. Outside of work Audra loves hiking and gardening.
Aimee graduated from Portland Concord Career Institute massage program in 2008. Her training included 750 hours with focus on Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Aimee specializes in Deep Tissue and injury treatment. Although she works deeply, her clients stay relaxed because of her slower, intentional style of mixing in Myofascial Release and Swedish techniques. Aimee enjoys working with pregnant mothers to alleviate any pain or tension. Through compassionate listening, she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. A Portland native who enjoys all our city has to offer, Aimee has a 12-year-old son who is her world. She enjoys candle making and crafting, playing softball, movies, books and baking. She believes that true wellness involves harmony of the body, mind, and spirit and looks forward to meeting and working with you.
Haley lived and worked in New York City as an educator and actress before becoming a yoga instructor, and eventually a licensed massage therapist. Teaching yoga to different communities deepened her fascination with the body and its adaptability. After years of chronic pain, receiving bodywork changed the way she thought about healthcare. She believes that massage can facilitate the body's natural ability to heal, and bring us to a deeper understanding of our bodies.
Haley's practice blends Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Structural, and Craniosacral techniques, and she works both intuitively and with a detailed knowledge of the body. She understands the connection between emotional and physical health and tailors her treatments to address the unique needs of each client. Haley's intention is to bring balance, awareness, and ease to her clients, and it is her honor to witness to that healing.
Haley is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College in upstate New York, and received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification from YogaWorks in NYC.
My passion for massage began 12 years ago, and I believe posture and well-being are absolutely linked. Having worked with individuals of various ages and fitness levels, I understand that keeping our energy flowing is crucial for long-term body happiness. I share postural and muscle tone observations, create body alignment goals, or simply let you drift off into a pleasant massage-induced trance. It is your session. I specialize in slow, Deep Tissue massage, encouraging clients to be present and work with their breath – and blend together different modalities for an optimal experience. I enjoy Myofascial work, Craniosacral techniques for more emotionally-centered experience, and Swedish massage for some blissed-out relaxation time. On the personal side, I teach acro-yoga, play cello, and much more. I’m here to make the world a better place – one massage at a time. I look forward to working with you.
Tracy is a lifelong athlete, with a fascination for the human body and how it moves and changes. She brings this curiosity to every session, tailoring each treatment to the unique anatomy and specific goals of her client. She believes every person is an expert in their own body, and views massage as a partnership between client and therapist. Tracy encourages her clients to communicate their needs and desires at any point before, during, or after the treatment. She also respects the power of silence and wants her clients to have the rare opportunity to be fully immersed in their experience.
Tracy’s bodywork style blends Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy with Swedish Massage, often drawing on Thai and Craniosacral techniques. She’s also very experienced in Prenatal and Sports Massage.
As a certified yoga instructor, Tracey skillfully recommends stretches and exercises for clients interested in taking their self-care experience to the next level.
It was from injuries sustained during dance that Katrina tapped into her lifelong interest in healing and decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Katrina moved to Portland from Boston where she graduated from a 750-hour Massage Therapy program at the Cortiva Institute, focusing on Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massage. She is also Reiki I and II certified. In her practice, Katrina focuses on relaxation and flow with myofascial release and deep tissue work. When not practicing massage, Katrina is a dancer, specializing in blues and Middle Eastern dance and is an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction.
I’ve always had a passion for wellness, healing and stress reduction. I take an intuitive, comprehensive, holistic approach when looking at an individual's wellbeing. My intention is to partner with you to help you accomplish your healing goals, integrating the body, mind and spirit (which I view as inseparable).
Utilizing a variety of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Reiki, I design a unique plan tailored specifically to helping you rest, revitalize and rejuvenate. I also incorporate essential oils and aromatherapy into my sessions.
My journey landed me at East West College of the Healing Arts and I’ve completed over 800 hours of classes for my License of Massage Therapy. My background in health includes a BS in Health Promotion, with a focus on stress reduction. I also have an education in Regenerative Architecture, which examines how the environment can affect stress levels.
It is my honor and passion to use my knowledge to help others lead a life with better health.
Born in Portland, Tressa grew up on a rhododendron nursery, which taught her to work with her hands from a young age. Surrounded by the aroma of flowers on the nursery, she was inspired to learn about Aromatherapy, which ultimately led her to a career in Massage Therapy, and she developed a passion for assisting others a path of wellness. Tressa completed her 801-hour program at East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009. Since then, she has worked with chiropractors and other wellness practitioners focusing on acute and chronic injuries. Tressa specializes in deep-tissue massage, GuaSha (IASTM, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), and trigger point therapy. She is passionate about listening to each client’s body and using the best combination of modalities for effective, therapeutic and relaxing work.
I got into the art of massage as a way to connect to my community and help heal through my hands. I like to listen to the body and let it tell me where to go. I utilize both intuition and simple technique, which flow together to create a harmony within, and help the body and mind communicate and find balance. I find massage a time to quiet the mind, calm the nerves, let go of our daily tension, and simply breathe and be one with our selves. Through a mixture of basic and comfortable therapeutic techniques and breath work, I try to create a smooth, steady and lasting experience for every client. I’ve been doing massage full-time for eight years now, and love that it continues to be a new experience with every client who walks through my door. I’m honored to take part in your journey of a healthier and more balanced life style.
Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Columbia University and worked at a New York consulting firm serving nonprofits and foundations. One day, staring into her computer screen as her upper back burned and her lower back ached, she decided to enroll in massage school to better understand why so many experience pain just from sitting at a desk all day. She received an associate’s degree in occupational studies from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and has pursued extensive continuing study in goal-oriented modalities, long-term mentorship with chiropractor Dr. George Russell, and is certified in medical massage through the Swedish Institute. She loves helping office-workers, athletes and weekend warriors address postural imbalances and aches and pains. Kelly has a passion for getting the best results for anyone on her table. Clients comment that her work is strong, engaged, and thorough. She uses technique and intuition to get her clients where they want to go.
Erik creates a safe space in his sessions where clients are encouraged to be active participants in the work to direct their healing process; those seeking a more passive role are also given the opportunity to completely let go and sink into a deeper sense of relaxation, facilitating healing for mind and body in a world inundated with sensory input. His integrative sessions utilize an array of techniques, including but not limited to Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Reiki, and Swedish Massage. Whether you’re booking a massage session to address pain, seek energetic healing, or to simply relax and get away from the hustle of the workweek, you can expect to feel acceptance, respect, and the therapeutic intent of Erik’s work.
After graduating from McDaniel College in MD, where he swam competitively and received his B.A in Psychology and Philosophy, Erik completed a Swedish Massage apprenticeship in his home state of NJ. He then moved to Boston where he worked in residential counseling before graduating from The Cortiva Institute’s Boston campus, giving him 1250 hours of professional massage training.