• Juliann Squires, LMT

     

    Licensed Massage Therapist

     

    Sun, Mon & Thurs: 8am-6pm

     

    Please contact me directly for information about pricing and scheduling:

     

    (503) 447-6879

    Juliann.Squires@gmail.com

     

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    I love to relax the nervous system while restoring achy muscles and allowing the body to come back into balance, while listening carefully and proceeding with awareness to give a centered experience.- Juliann

    The comment I hear most often about my work is that it perfectly blends therapeutic massage with deep relaxation. I strive to give each person body work that meets their needs for healing and allows them to leave feeling more comfortable in their skin, more connected with themselves, and more whole. The styles I integrate into my work include Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Craniosacral Massage.

     

    People come to me because they want support in the midst of life’s stresses and want to feel well. Some have had injuries and want to heal fully and speedily. Many want to feel great keeping up with activities that they love. Others have chronic conditions that benefit from more structural balance. Massage offers so much relief to someone in pain. I also feel honored and thrilled to work with prenatal clients in their journey toward giving birth.

     

    In my life, personal growth is entwined with massage. I came to massage out of a need for healing. My body was chronically tight from scoliosis, and full of partially healed injuries from sports. I was feeling the stress of leaving a doctoral program in Sociology that just wasn’t the right fit for me.

     

    I soaked up massage. I loved learning about it, receiving it, watching my body and spirit heal from it. I began to feel great in my body so that I could move freely into my life. I began to feel well. My body felt more connected and whole. Giving massage felt great too; it allowed me to work in a state of flow. I could be acutely aware and attune my hands to the person on my massage table.

     

    This ability to be in flow only deepens with over a decade of experience. My hands read the body with greater fluency and the right techniques flow with greater fluidity. The experience is rooted in science, study, and years of practice, but it has come to feel like magic.

     

    My work is always evolving. The human body is fascinating. There is no end to learning about and exploring new techniques, body conditions, mindfulness and movement. Right now my work influenced by my daily practice of Qigong, listening to interviews with experts, and taking workshops on movement.

     

    A full life restores me and recharges me with more to give. Besides massage, I fill my life with my husband and son, dog, 2 cats and chickens. I spend time painting, drawing, hiking and biking.

     

  • Tamra Holder, LMT

     

    Licensed Massage Therapist

     

    Tues: 2pm-7pm

     

    Please contact me directly for information about pricing and scheduling:

     

    (503) 984-6133

    TamraHolder@gmail.com

     

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    When Tamra’s not giving massage, she enjoys yoga and meditation, sharing meals with friends, gardening, cooking and walks in Portland neighborhoods.

    Feeling anxious, fatigued, over-extended or in a state of restless overdrive? Tamra helps you sink deep within and reconnect with your body, relieving both physical and mental tension and soothing frazzled nerves. She draws upon multiple modalities including Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching and Craniosacral Therapy to “RESET” your nervous system; calming anxiety and helping you feel settled, grounded and better able to re-enter the world and enjoy life again or get a good night’s sleep.

     

    Are you living with annoying pain or discomfort from injury, surgery or “computer” posture and want to be able to move freely without the pain? Tamra has practiced a form of Structural Integration for over a decade and uses an advanced form of myofascial release to neutralize the tension patterns that contribute to pain and dysfunction. When a tension pattern is contributing to your pain, Tamra will introduce an elemental movement pattern to further integrate the positive results of your bodywork session and help keep you out of pain.

     

    Are you a professional woman who wants to start a family, but is feeling frustrated, angry, even betrayed by your body in trying to achieve what you thought was so natural and easy; pregnancy? Do you want to take charge and take action to promote your fertility naturally? Or maybe you’re needing support for all of you: mind, body and soul as you go through assisted fertility treatment. Mercier Therapy Fertility Massage: The Shared Fertility Journey program can support you whether your path to motherhood includes assisted fertility techniques, acupuncture or good ol' Mother Nature.

     

    Mercier Therapy Fertility Massage: The Shared Fertility Journey program is a series of six treatments designed to meet your unique needs and circumstances. A Fertility Massage is a deep massage for the abdominal and reproductive organs that promotes natural organ mobility, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies, improves lymph and blood flow. When digestive and reproductive organs, pelvic muscles and joints move naturally and receive excellent blood flow, they function better; and better function leads to better chances for conception. Mercier Therapy Fertility Massage can help with conditions such as irregular periods, low or unbalanced hormones, amenorrhea, P.C.O.S., fibroids or endometriosis.

     

    Mercier Therapy Fertility Massage can help:

     

    • Boost Fertility naturally / provide support for assisted fertility techniques

    • Restore pelvic alignment and release abdominal tension.

    • Release scar tissue restrictions.

    • Improve breathing, circulation and digestion which improves over-all health.

    • Relieve stress, insomnia, anxiety and support emotional imbalance.

    • Balance hormones, prevent disease and protect health.

    • Strengthen and reclaim vital energy.

     

    Does this program sound like it might be right for you? Let’s find out. I offer FREE telephone consultations to discuss your unique situation and determine how this program can help you.

  • Yvonne Vleer, LMT

     

    Licensed Massage Therapist

     

    9am-6pm Wed

     

    Please contact me directly for information about pricing and scheduling:

     

    (503) 673-2687

    yvonnevleer@gmail.com

    I want to support as many people as possible on their journeys towards health and wholeness. - Yvonne

    Over the last 18 years I have developed a distinguished style that addresses the body as a whole. Each treatment is unique and tailored to a person’s needs. During the treatment, clients can learn how to balance their muscles, their breathing patterns and their posture. I specialize in regaining mobility in joints, freedom of movement and postural alignment. Some of the methods I utilize include: Les Chaines Musculaires (Muscle Chain Therapy), Psychomotor Method, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Mensendieck Therapy- a type of Kinesiology that is commonly used in Europe, especially Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands that emphasizes body awareness. The science and foundation of my method is influenced by Dr. Niek Brouw, whom I studied with in my home country, The Netherlands. I would describe my treatments as a detailed listening to each individual body. I do that listening with my hands.

     

    In my early childhood I was fortunate to be able to find ways of expression through ballet and modern dance. I've been interested in movement and body awareness ever since. After graduating from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, I opened my first practice in 2000, in a village called Bleiswijk, in The Netherlands. Patients were referred to me by physicians, orthopedic surgeons and neurologists.

     

    Over the years, as my practice became busier, I grew increasingly interested in how the mind and body affect each other, but I had a hard time with methods that placed people into categories and lost sight of the individual. It was then that I contacted Dr. Niek Brouw. I realized that his therapy was exactly what I was searching for. I trained with Dr. Brouw and his team of clinicians, while slowly integrating his method into my own practice. I couldn’t help but marvel at the results. I invite you to take a look at his work if you would like more information http://niekbrouw.nl/en/.

     

    In the last 5 years I have developed my own tendon release technique, observing successful results in the dancers of the Oregon Ballet Theatre and clients who are “double jointed” or (over) flexible in their joints, but tight in their muscles. Tendon tension often feels like a big tight snare and pushing on the tissue aggravates the tension. I use a neurological reflex hammer and gently tap on the specific attachment site on the bone. It’s very detailed work and after the tendon releases, the muscle gets more blood flow, and the tissue relaxes allowing more movement and less stiffness.

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