In Willamette Week

July 25, 2012: Portland’s leading newsweekly, Willamette Week, has named Peter Gold the Best Massage Therapist in Portland in their annual “Best of Portland” awards issue.

The full (glowing!) review of Peter’s licensed massage therapy services…

Peter Gold has a gift—or so he’s been told. “Soon after beginning massage school, I began feeling as though I had an unfair advantage over my classmates,” he explains. “My teachers called it a gift.” That’s right: Gold has the gift of magic hands. The licensed massage therapist has been working in Portland (407 NE 12th Ave., for just over six years, but already he’s been embraced by the achy bodies of the Northwest, even serving as the go-to masseur for the Oregon Ballet. Gold shows his Portland appreciation in everything he uses, from locally crafted lotions and music to his Portland-built massage table. Once you’re on the table, he’s happy to treat your muscles to any number of techniques, from his bread-and-butter blend of deep tissue and Swedish to his personal favorite, the intriguing four-handed massage. Whatever you need, leave it to the magic hands. “I go as deep as people need…but not too deep!” PENELOPE BASS for Willamette Week.