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.
Arianna began her journey into massage therapy right here in Portland. She studied and practiced at East West College of the Healing Arts, where she obtained her 800-Hour Certification. While in school, her training was primarily focused in the modalities of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Tui Na (Chinese Massage) and Craniosacral massage. Arianna views massage therapy as a collaboration between practitioner and client. She sees herself as a facilitator of healing, and works to provide a safe and restful space for the process to unfold with each individual. By combining her knowledge of the body and intuitive knowing, her goal with each treatment is to bring every client closer to their ideal of wellness, health and a pain-free body. Aside from her passion for massage, Arianna also enjoys cooking, baking and experimenting with different recipes, discovering new music and seeing live performances, as well as spending time in nature, soaking up the sun and lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest.
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!
Nick Bradshaw is a certified Energywork Therapist, a Reiki Master Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist through CMTC.
He studied at the California Academy for the Healing Arts and has been practicing his work ever since. He has independently studied Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Theta Healing. He also teaches Reiki.
A natural intuitive, Nick uses his inner guidance to pinpoint the root of the issue in both his energywork and massage treatments. Nick is passionate about creating profound and lasting change for his clients, helping them to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“What I like most about bodywork is that there is always more to learn, and the more you learn, the more intuitive you can become around your own body. You can start to feel things like your own cranial rhythm and organ movement, and this gives you a better sense of your own health. The effects of Craniosacral on relaxation are incredible, and the profound effect it can have on the rest of the body to reset the nervous system and address physical discomforts is amazing. I feel it puts you in a space to connect with yourself on a whole new level. Health is a very relative term and the more we are connected to our bodies the more self empowered we are to address our own health issues. I’m looking forward to working with you!”
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.