We are not our illness...I don’t work on illnesses; I work with people to reduce their pain and symptoms while increasing their immune system and their ability to heal. We all want to feel better and be active in our own lives doing all the things we need and want to do. My goal is to help you reduce pain, increase movement, decrease the effects of stress while increasing your immune system.
While Tina’s work is based on Zen Shiatsu, she has created an approach to Shiatsu from over two decades of training and many more decades of living and learning about life and the body. Each of us have our own ecosystem, our own ecological landscape. Everything in our lives has an effect on how we live and move through our lives: the foods we eat or do not eat, the stressors in our lives, how we move through our days, sleep, play and the conversations we have with ourselves.
Your Shiatsu session is created for you each time you come in, connecting to you, your energy and how you feel at that moment. Tina’s goal is to partner with you in your healing process, including reducing pain, increasing mobility, improving sleep and energy, balancing digestion, reducing stress & anxiety and improving your sense of overall well-being.
After 15 years as a graphic artist I decided I wanted to be a massage therapist and do something that made a difference in people’s lives. From my first day of Shiatsu class I was hooked. It felt amazing and so different from any other massage as both the client and practitioner. For over 24 years I have happily studied and received Shiatsu. It is still one of my favorite things in the world. Lucky me.
Like most people from time to time various issues effect my health. That cold that’s going around, allergies, mental emotional stress, various aches and pains, digestive issues and so on. Sometimes they require more attention than others, from a doctor or other healthcare professional. For me Shiatsu and Acupuncture are my go to treatments to feel re-energized, re-balanced in mind and body.
Working within an integrative clinic with a team of caring, talented practitioners and supportive stafflocated in SE Portland. I have worked at immune clinics as well as Terwilliger Plaza retirement facility. Clients that see me are looking for improved health and well-being, improved energy, alignment, circulation and energy. At the clinics my clients had cancer, MS, HIV/AIDS, or other autoimmune diseases. Working with these conditions taught me a great deal about illness, its effects on the body while learning how to better serve all my clients.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a form of massage from Japan unlike other forms of massage. There are no oils or lotions used. Client wearing loose comfortable fitting clothes like yoga pants with a t-shirt. The treatments are traditionally done on a futon on the floor. If you have difficulty getting down or up from the floor a massage table can be used. Shiatsu means finger pressure. It includes pressure applied from the thumbs, palms, elbows and possibly knees along the meridians or information pathways located in the fascia. Think Acupuncture without needles.
Tamra Holder, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
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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 overdension and soothing frazzled nerves. She draws upon multiple modalities including Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching and Cranirive? Tamra helps you sink deep within and reconnect with your body, relieving both physical and mental tosacral 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.
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