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Why Tui Na Massage? It Works.

This is the simple truth: it works to relieve chronic pain.  By pressing memory cells while engaging surrounding tissue, the body keeps the benefits of the massage instead of sluffing them off after a couple of days.  This is especially true for chronic pain syndromes like sciatic nerve impingement, frozen shoulders, neck pain, low back… read more »

Your Body Heals Itself, Here’s How I Help

The combination of power and sensitivity is required to meet and engage with the intelligence of your body’s soft tissue and nervous system.  Listening to what and where your body needs work, and responding accordingly with the right amount of pressure at the right depth of engagement is essential to giving your body what it… read more »

Massage for Body and Mind

In Chinese medicine the facia–that lattice-like network of tissue connecting all of the structures inside our bodies (bones, muscles, organs, vessels, etc.)–is considered an organ.  They call it the “triple-burner” or “triple heater.”  It is in this “organ” that the Chinese believe the unconscious resides.  It makes sense then that with continuous massaging of the… read more »

60, 90, or 120 minute massage?

Having just returned from another profound 120 minute massage it is clear to me that it is one of the best lengths of massage.  A 60 minute massage is good for addressing specific ailments–tight neck, sore low back, and/or injuries from car accidents.  I make it feel like a very complete massage but a lot… read more »

Increasing Sensitivity

I find myself energetically calibrating to a new level of subtlety and receptivity because of deep constitutional shifts I’ve experienced as a result of my work with master herbalist and acupuncturist Dr. Kamto Lee.  I am sensing energy more clearly now and have increased confidence in my intuition during sessions.  Since enrolling in massage school… read more »

New Ultra Plush and Cushie Face Cradle is Here!

It’s true! Finally I made the upgrade that I’ve been dreaming about for years and invested in the softest face cradle foam fill available. This, coupled with the lamb’s wool face cradle covering makes for the softest padding possible for your cheeks and forehead while lying face-down. Enjoy!


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Video Documentary: “Bow” by Peter Gold

Bow is a documentary film directed, produced, and edited by Peter Gold. It is a fascinating look into the specialized world of musical bows: meet master bow maker Michael Yeats and members of the Oregon symphony as they explain the importance of matching the bow with their playing style and instrument. The future of the… read more »

Video Documentary: “Mercy and Wisdom” by Peter Gold

Mercy and Wisdom is a documentary film about a non-profit community medical clinic offering integrative care for under-served populations in Portland, OR.