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.
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.
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.
Jessica originally started her practice of massage in the Florida Keys after completing her training in Denver, Colorado. A background in martial arts combined with the flow of island life influenced her methods towards a fluid, rhythmic touch while breaking down tension through direct and intentional pressure. She uses massage to promote full body wellness, easing overworked muscles and releasing deeply held tension. Intuition and a strong knowledge of the body have guided her to specialize in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, aromatherapy, Swedish, prenatal, injury recovery, and sports massage.
Jill graduated from East West College in 1997. Her unique style integrates training in several Western and Eastern modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Pre and Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), Reflexology, Cupping, and Table Thai. She possesses a highly intuitive, mindful, and thorough approach to her work, and carefully listens to the body in order to effectively communicate with it. She is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting deeper into their muscles, as needed, but also giving them a strong sense of relaxation. Jill is committed to sharing her knowledge and resources and often recommends stretches and corrective exercises to support clients in meeting their goals of well-being.