Massage Therapy in Portland, Oregon
Low Back Pain
Post Workout Soreness
Whiplash / Car Accident (Rx Required – Call 503-830-1903 )
Hip Issues (Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome)
Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Heavier pressure for deep soreness.
Helps: Low Back Pain, Hip Issues, Workout Soreness, Stress and Tight Shoulders, Scoliosis and Kyphosis.
Very focused pressure on knots and tight areas.
When a knot is found, heavy finger tip pressure is applied to that specific area until the knot goes away.
Helps: Neck Injuries and Whiplash, Low Back Pain, Hip Issues, Stress and Tight Shoulders, Headache Relief, and Sinus Pain.
Lighter flowing and rhythmic strokes across the body, with compressive pressure and light stretching at trouble areas.
The focus is relaxation.
Helps: Low Back Pain, Relaxation, Workout Soreness, Stress and Tight Shoulders, and Headache Relief.
Hot oil is used across the body, with strong long strokes from the feet to the neck and shoulders and back.
Creates a feeling of oneness and relaxation.
Helps: Neck Injuries and Whiplash, Hip Issues, Low Back Pain, Relaxation, Workout Soreness, Stress and Tight Shoulders, and Headache Relief.
Massage is done in a massage chair. No pressure on the baby. The chair allows your to lean forward and relax.
Helps: Neck and Shoulders, Entire Back, Legs and Arms.
Focused careful work around injuries.
Doctors prescription and workers compensation insurance or car insurance required.
Helps: Car Accidents, Neck Injuries and Whiplash, Low Back Pain, Hip Issues, Twisted Ankles and Injury Rehab, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis and Kyphosis.
The hot and cold Chinese healing ointment, Tiger Balm, is used with suitable pressure on trouble areas to help sooth pain and soreness.
Helps: Neck Injuries and Whiplash, Low Back Pain, Hip Issues, Twisted Ankles, Injury Rehab, Workout Soreness, Stress and Tight Shoulders, Headache Relief, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis and Kyphosis.
(Heated Table and Air Conditioning)
A Real Story About Deep Tissue Massage in Portland, Oregon
Early one morning in 2008, I was woken up by a phone call from my brother, Dan. I could hear in his voice he needed my help. His back was bothering him and he said he could barely walk. He asked if he could come over and have me work on him that morning. I said yes and he showed up an hour later.
A few years before that painful morning, Dan was at football practice, when he hit a teammate so hard he snapped one of the transverse processes ( a little bone that points out sideways from the “spine”) off of his lower lumbar vertebrae .
It messed him up pretty bad for a few months, but he recovered from it and was currently preparing himself to go through the Air Force bootcamp later that week, when he called me in pain.
Over the years, I had learned breathing techniques that help muscles relax and increase the body’s healing energy, so I told Dan what to do and to keep going until we were done with the deep tissue treatment.
It was about 45 mins later when he started cracking up hysterically. Soon I was laughing just as hard. We continued to practice the breathing technique as I worked over his back muscles.
Neither of us said a word. Just the occasional laugh. A side effect of deep breathing is an electric buzz / tingling feeling across the whole body. It feels good and is usually a surprise for first timers.
A little bit later, Dan says, “That was crazy! I feel so good and my back doesn’t hurt AT ALL anymore!” So he sat up and started moving around. I got him some water and we talked about the electric feeling then he set off for home.
Dan made it through bootcamp with flying colors, a tour in Japan and Afghanistan and is now working towards his M.B.A at Marylhurst University in West Linn.
The moral of the story is, I want to help, I have helped, and I’ll continue to help people in every way I can with massage.
-David Emery, LMT #15814