Rebecca graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts here in Portland. She is originally from Idaho, moved to the Portland area nine years ago and fell in love with all it has to offer. Her favorite thing to do is walking on the beach with her toes in the water. She also enjoys music and reading and trying news things.
"For me, massage is about achieving balance in both your body and your spirit."
Marissa Graduated from EastWest College of the Healing Arts and licensed in 2015. With CranioSacral Therapy as a foundation, Marissa approaches bodywork on an intuitive and eclectic level; which she terms “Intuitive Touch Therapy”. Patiently listening to the needs of the body and drawing from various modalities to be incorporated, to customize each session to the specific needs presented by the body and tissues in the moment. Such modalities in her repertoire include CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish, Myofascial, Tok Sen, Traditional Northern-Style Thai, and modified Thai for the Table. Her ability to read and attune with the body allows her to vary from hands-off/light to a moderate level of pressure. Marissa's passion for holistic wellness and life-long fascination of the complexity the human body lead her to massage. Her other passions include being surrounded by nature(botany, camping, gardening, hiking), anything artsy and traveling.
Sara's goal is to help each client feel more knowledgeable about, empowered by, and comfortable in, their unique body. Our culture is so often disconnected from truly tuning in and trusting our role in our own health and wellness. While she enjoys offering intuitive, meditative relaxation massage to help bring people back into their bodies, she also truly loves helping others to better understand their source of discomfort and working to facilitate positive change. She loves her work and is grateful each day for the continued opportunity to empower people in accepting, understanding and caring for their bodies. Her goal is to encourage and support improved self-awareness and self-care, in body and mind, seeing bodywork as a powerful preventative medicine and striving to make it approachable and accessible to all.
Sara graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon, with a focus in Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Tui Na (Chinese Massage) and Spa Therapies including healing hydrotherapy, hot stone massage and aromatherapy. She has further explored Thai Massage theory and practice at the Baan Jai Center for Thai Massage, and likes to incorporate traditional Thai techniques adjusted for the table, when clients are interested. Sara is grateful to use a balance of structural and energetic approaches, from Eastern and Western paradigms. Each body and constitution is individual, and to not consider all avenues is to greatly underestimate its complexity.
When Sara is not massaging, she loves exploring our natural surroundings, playing in the garden beds and growing her own food, herbs and teas. You may find her at the river, camping, dancing to live music, hiking with her partner and their pup Sakura, researching healthy biomechanics and nutritious movement, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, traveling or drawing up plans for a future earthship. Sara is a lover of the world and its creatures; a student of life and all it offers.
Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial
Lyndsey graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2010, where she dug deep into the holistic approaches of Spa therapy and Trigger Point Therapy. In 2012, Lyndsey packed her bags and moved to Hawaii to learn the ancient form of massage called Lomi Lomi, which she fell in love with. Today she enjoys combining every technique she has learned into her very own rhythmic flow. When Lindsey is not giving massage, she is giving in flowers. She even started her own flower farm!
Eleanor Ryburn is a Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist and visual artist. She believes in the innate healing capacity of our bodies and facilitates the healing process through her therapeutic bodywork sessions. Eleanor studied at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, CA, and brings her ever-expanding knowledge of the human body and the modalities of Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Acupressure, Prenatal and Shiatsu to her practice. Before coming to Massage and Craniosacral Therapy, Eleanor taught visual art to children and teenagers. When she moved from the world of teaching to the world of bodywork she went from facilitating the artistic process to facilitating the healing process and happily discovered that she could approach working with clients in a very similar spirit; combining her knowledge and skill with her sensitivity, curiosity, intuition and creativity. Eleanor’s sessions offer a safe and relaxing space for her clients to settle into while she works with both symptoms and their underlying holding patterns. Ultimately she strives to help strengthen her clients’ innate healing capacities so that they outgrow the need for her support.
Melody Christensen, a Massage Therapist for the past 15 years, has been deeply connected to her work with her clients. She has training in many different modalities including Swedish for relaxation, Deep Tissue/Sports, CranioSacral, Acupressure, Acutonics tuning forks, Reflexology, lymphatic drainage and myofascial release. Her specialties are Swedish and Deep Tissue. She holds space for clients in a way that makes them comfortable so they can truly let go.
Andrew was raised in Bend, Oregon, until at the age of 13, he moved to the small northwest town of Scappoose. The change from a town of 50,000 to 5,500 was a bit of a shock, however it has sculpted him into the nature-loving, spiritual and flowing being he is today. Andrew believes in bodywork and its healing abilities.He likes to think of his work as a time to listen to your body and allow it to direct him to where and what you need; some days that will be a deep tissue releasing session and others a lighter more opening session to allow your mind to slip into that deep relaxation we all need. If a specific direction for your massage is what you need, he is more than open to provide what you request, be it deep tissue, relaxation, Swedish, or one of his custom flows with following the direction your body leads him. Often this is a myofascial release combined with trigger point release ,and then moving into a deep tissue style. Only your body will tell him what this massage will turn out to be like.
Let Andrew help you reach your goals for healing and body transformation.
Nancy received her Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Northside Health Centre, Sydney, Australia in 2005. Her style is described as firm yet relaxing, intuitive yet grounded in years of experience and continuing education.
Originally from this area, Nancy returned in 2017 after 20 years, 13 in Australia and 7 in Colorado. A lifelong student of healing, human behavior and potential, Nancy’s massage is informed by her extensive background in yoga (Bikram and Hatha Yoga Instructor), personal development and coaching. She has been inspired by such luminaries as Simon Borg-Olivier, Dr Joe Dispenza and Dr John Demartini.
You may also find Nancy belting out a song or two at karaoke or singing jazz and blues at gigs and jams.
Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Neuromuscular Therapy and Cupping. She will soon be adding Gua Sha to her repertoire as well.
Jessica enjoys helping people experience increased comfort in their bodies and in the world, through accepting and nurturing bodywork. She is happy to have found Everett House after much exploration. As a child, the massage seed was planted through regular reflexology given to her by her deaf grandmother. This was a bonding ritual that transcended words. Jessica decided to pursue yoga teacher trainings and attend East West College’s 800 hour program nearly two years ago. Jessica is excited to be able to exemplify a life and work balance for her son, and hopes to study prenatal and postpartum massage soon.
Jessica’s belief is that bodywork can be a very powerful tool to promote healing and growth, which can be more effective than talk therapy. Her massage training includes Swedish and relaxation massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, Thai and spa techniques.
Shauna began her passion for bodywork at The National Holistic Institute in Sacramento, CA in 2011. Along with additional training in her Oncology Massage program mentored by Isabel Adkins, Shauna has accumulated 900 hours of bodywork education. Shauna is skilled in Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, oncology massage, and chiropractic massage assist. She believes that when given the right conditions, and often with a little bit of help, the body is fully capable of healing itself.
When Shauna is not with her clients, she enjoys exploring, creating, hiking, and camping with her family. Being a mother of a preschooler, she understands the value of self care and strives to provide her clients with focused, intentioned, and educated care.
For those who have been affected by cancer, either in current treatment or in remission, Shauna meets you where you are at on your journey. She creates massage plans that are safe while supporting the body/mind through symptoms brought on by cancer and the treatments that often accompany it. She has exceeded Society 4 Oncology Massage's required course by nearly 150 hours and continues to push onward with her education in this field. For more information on oncology massage, please visit Society for Oncology Massage. When scheduling an oncology massage, please allow for 90 minutes for each session. Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal
Christopher graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City. He originally hails from Northern California. Chris is always telling his clients, “I am not a band-aide therapist; I am here to help”. His massage is based predominately in Injury, Sports, Structural Integration and Russian Sports Massage. Chris’ ultimate goal is to study more energy work and eventually Shamanism. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking, rockhounding and playing any of the 23 instruments that he plays.
Andy Blum's therapeutic style blends soothing, restorative massage with the edgy manipulation of soft tissue in order to dissolve aching knots and free impingements. Her integrative approach encompasses 15 years of continued training and an invaluable foundation from The Florida School of Massage. Most sessions include Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, Cupping and Gua sha (IASTM).
Andy’s craft is illuminated by her Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Tree in SF, as well as her additional certification in Yoga Nidra, a deep guided meditation involving conscious rest. Her understanding and deep reverence for Ayurveda informs each session.
Outside of massage, Andy spends her time doing ceramics, gardening, making herbal salves and exploring Portland with her wife and their fur babies.
Kristopher moved to Portland in 2015 to pursue a career in massage therapy. He completed his studies at East West College of the Healing Arts here in Portland in 2016. Informing his technique is the belief that massage should be a relaxing and immersive, holistic healing experience. His approach incorporates aspects of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hawaiian Style Lomi Lomi, and Myofascial Release techniques to create a unique and smooth flowing style that allows the mind to fully relax, helping the body to heal itself. This blend of approaches allows each massage to be custom tailored to meet each individual body and its needs, while being designed to let you sink into a deep state of bliss while you are rejuvenated in Body, Mind, and Spirit.
When he isn’t massaging, Kristopher can often be found in the city practicing his cooking and meditation, or playing his saxophone. But where he would really like to be is out in the mountains foraging for mushrooms, or soaking in the hot springs. Probably with a good book.
Lisa is originally from New England she made her way to Oregon from Hawaii where she farmed on an organic Kava and Noni farm for 2 years. She graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2012 with a focus in Deep Tissue and Thai massage. She uses the process of integrated and intuitive touch in body work. She continues to learn new ways to facilitate decreased pain, increased flexibility, increased blood flow and vitality with clients. She is dedicated to a path of well being.
Her sessions include a variety of strokes and techniques depending on the individual client’s needs. She utilizes Swedish and hydrotherapy to warm up the tissue before deep work and maintains communication to make sure her clients needs are met. She is Reiki attuned and blends energetic and deep tissue bodywork seamlessly. Lisa is interested in and enjoys many different aspects to holistic health, most recently certified in Foundations of Shamanic Healing. She gardens organically and loves growing veggies with herbs for homemade seasoning salts and spicy peppers for canning all things hot sauce. When she is not doing bodywork you can find her cooking up feasts for dinner parties, camping at the coast, and traveling beyond the great state of Oregon with her husband, 2 year old daughter and their black lab.
Bio coming soon!
Shauna’s journey into the healing arts began in 2009, when she started her Reiki training. She is now a Reiki Master, CranioSacral Therapist, Intuitive Healer, and Licensed Massage Therapist. She believes the body holds the Wisdom to heal itself; sometimes we just need a gentle reminder, an avenue for going back inside. That is where Shauna starts her sessions, acknowledging the health and creating the space to allow your body to relax and heal itself.
Shauna specializes each session to the individual’s needs at that time. She is well versed in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial therapies.
She specializes in chronic pain and helps clients understand their pain through deeper connection to their body. Through goal-oriented work, Shauna isolates and focuses on specific muscle groups to alleviate tension and help injuries.
In her spare time you can find Shauna running, rollerblading, and dancing!
Lucas is a natural healer who has been practicing bodywork for the past 15 years, since graduating from the Moscow School of Massage in Moscow, Idaho. He combines a number of techniques into a form he calls BodySpeak. BodySpeak integrates characteristics of postural assessment, deep tissue massage, reiki energy work, myofascial release, positional release, reflexology, integrated body stretching, and clear therapist-client communication in order to target and resolve specific issues for each of his clients. His goal in each BodySpeak session is to achieve long-lasting results, and to encourage his clients to support those results through personalized education.
Lucas is also the creator and maker of an all natural skin and body balm called NAEbalm. NAEbalm is a wonderful blend of organic olive oil, organic beeswax, and a plethora of beneficial essential oils, great for soothing sore muscles and joints. Feel free and ask him if you'd like some NAEbalm incorporated into your bodywork session!
When he's not doing massage, Lucas can be found happily walking the streets of Portland, playing with essential oils in the NAEbalm production studio, buried in any number of good books, or working on his graduate degree as a grief and end-of-life counselor.
I believe that healing comes from the attitude we cultivate, with inertia from mindfulness and kindness, I meet those in need with openness, understanding, and a warm positive outlook. Patient care is of the highest importance to me. To see a client walk from my table with more ease and flexibility, than when they approached, is the gratitude I yearn for and the most fulfilling aspect of this vocation.
My education prepared me to be proficient in Swedish massage, which I have evolved to incorporate my CEUs in myofascial, sports, Rossiter and even equine and canine massage. I have a unique style which comes from my empathetic and highly intuitive personality. I have had 4yrs to practice and understand that each body is unique and so is each massage. I believe I am a healer and am devoted to easing pain and relieving stress for all beings.