Welcome! We are two massage therapists from very different backgrounds and experience with a shared passion for making a difference in the lives of our clients, a deep curiosity about the workings of the human body, and a dedication to exploring new modalities and refining our skills and knowledge. We first came together as partners in 2012 and have since grown together as individuals, a couple, and as a family. Gwen has been a massage therapist since 2006 and started her own practice in 2014, with Jason as her webmaster, graphic designer, and emotional support person. In 2017, we made the huge leap to move with our two kids, then seven and nine, across state lines and make a new life for our family here in Portland. It was then that Jason decided to take the plunge and go to massage school, a possibility that had been in the back of his mind for years. Meanwhile, Gwen navigated her way through the ups and downs of starting her practice over from scratch in a new place. In 2019, Jason joined the practice officially (though he’s always been a part of it behind the scenes) as a licensed massage therapist. We’re proud to say that we’ve supported each other through all the growing pains and transitions and that our family and practice are stronger than ever. We look forward to continuing to grow and learn together while supporting you, our wonderful clients.
I am a massage therapist with over 10 years of experience as a professional bodyworker. I have been doing massage since 2006, when I graduated from the Providence Institute in Tucson, AZ. My training there included Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal and Sports Massage, as well as some CranioSacral and Zen Shiatsu. I have since learned Advanced Muscle Reconditioning and am a lifelong student of Breema Bodywork. Most recently, I became certified in Sarga Bodywork, deep myofascial therapy utilizing the practitioner's feet - a new modality I am excited to bring into my work.
My current style of bodywork is a unique blend of all these modalities, brought together with my own intuitive understanding of the body. I have a background in dance, yoga, martial arts, and qigong, and the sense of movement, flow, energy, and balance I have gained from these disciplines informs my work as well. I find great healing and inspiration in nature and hope to bring this feeling of deep peace and stillness to my clients through my touch and presence.
I love doing all types of massage, from nurturing relaxation massage to very deep focused work. I specialize in doing effective therapeutic work in a surprisingly gentle way. I have worked with clients of all ages and in all walks of life, from young children to elders, from professional athletes to those dealing with chronic pain or recovering from accidents or surgery. As a mother of two, I love giving massage to mamas, from pregnancy on.
I feel massage is wonderful and necessary support for everyone in this day and age. My goal is to welcome you and support you as a whole person wherever you happen to be on your life path.
I’m a massage therapist trained in many modalities, from Swedish and Thai massage to specific deep tissue and stretching techniques. I specialize in working with musicians and athletes to treat and prevent injuries, but I enjoy working with all types of people.
I was first drawn to bodywork when I was 12 years old and I saw massage give relief to my mother who was struggling with a chronic cough and backache. Since then, I've always had massage therapy in the back of my mind as a career choice, even as I pursued my passion for music. Being with my partner of seven years - a massage therapist - and seeing her ability to help people, while using her creativity and intuition, inspired me further and gave me the confidence to finally go to massage school.
I have a passion for learning new techniques and am drawn to a variety of modalities from different cultures, such as Shiatsu and Thai massage, as well as Western clinical modalities, like Active Isolated Stretching. I bring the intuition I’ve honed during my years as a musician, along with a commitment to personal growth and creativity, and a natural sense of empathy and caring for others.
My goal is for my clients to not only leave feeling better than they walked in that day, but also to see long-term improvement in their physical health and performance.