Bodywork that's more than skin deep

Massage therapy is just one part of a healing regimen. Yoga or daily stretching and breathing exercises are key elements in preventing injury, reducing stress and maintaining overall health. They extend the benefits of massage treatments! A balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and laughter are also important aspects in a healthy lifestyle.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Special Holiday Gift Certificate Offer

Happy Holidays to you! We're well into December and we all know what that means. The spirit of giving and peace is now. What your family and friends could really use is some of that tension worked out of their body. My special offer to you is for every purchase of a massage gift certificate you will receive $20 off your own massage. Give the gift that gives your back!
For a limited time only. Expires December 31st 2008.

May you be happy and well!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vital Health and Wellness Health Fair

Health Fair at Vital Health and Wellness
SE Stark at 60th, MT Tabor Neighborhood
Saturday, November 8, 2008 9am-1pm

Vital Health and Wellness, the new health center in the Mt Tabor neighborhood, has announced an upcoming health fair. Scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2008, from 9:00am until 1:00pm. The fair will take place at the Vital Health and Wellness clinic located at 6018 SE Stark St, in the Mt Tabor neighborhood.

The Health Fair is open to the public and will feature the clinic's practitioners from several health care disciplines: acupuncture, sports massage, Traditional Thai massage, nutritional therapy, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine. Services that will be offered throughout the day include complimentary gait/postural analysis, blood pressure and glucose testing, seated and Thai massage, acupressure, Chinese herbal tea samples and abbreviated nutritional assessments. Screening laboratory testing at discounted rates. New patient discounts and giveaways are available for those who attend.

Vital Health and Wellness is a comprehensive holistic health clinic providing care to people of all ages using a combination of natural approaches. The clinic was founded in 2008 with the intent of organizing a team of practitioners who value an integrated approach to health and wellness.

Vital Health and Wellness, 6018 SE Stark St, #103, Portland, 97215, (503) 808-9145,

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ocean Retreat for the Goddess in You

I've been hired by LunaGaia to participate in a Women's retreat in Manzanita, Oregon. I'll be offering Reiki, therapeutic and Thai massage services. The retreat provides Yoga, morning and evening, workshops about meditation, the law of attraction, personal life coaching sessions and an exquisite, healthful menu of food by Prasad Cuisine.

LunaGaia is a sacred yoga space in SE Portland, created by Rena Hatch, the Yoga instructor and life coach. She focuses on teaching women how to nurture their inner goddess, deepen their awareness, and increase confidence.

LunaGaia Ocean Retreat

Monday, July 28, 2008

Reap Benefits From Traditional Thai Massage

Thai Yoga massage is a great addition to any workout regimen and is appropriate for people of all ages and capabilities. Although there is a traditional routine that I follow, a Thai massage session can be modified to suit a diverse range of physical needs. Thai massage is a physical therapy that helps increase muscular flexibility and strength. A 90 - 120 minute Thai massage session works the entire body, front and back, from the feet to the crown. It's physical, energetic and meditative. The influence of the massage stays longer. This full body routine is like a beautiful dance that uses stretches, acupressure and compression to release tension.

A 90 minute Thai massage is $100
A 120 minute Thai massage is $120

Receive $20 off your first Thai massage with me when you mention this blog post.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Grand Opening June 2nd and Thai Massage Update

The big news is that I'm moving my practice to SE 60th and Stark. The brand new holistic clinic, Vital Health and Wellness, is located in the Mt Tabor Neighborhood. The services here include Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Naturopathic medicine, Nutritional Therapy and massage.

I'm excited to announce the grand opening is this coming Monday, June 2nd! I'm ready to start filling my appointment book again so I'd like to offer you $20 off your massage treatments for the month of June!

In March, I completed a 60 hour intensive study at the Sunshine Massage School, a Traditional Thai Yoga massage institution in Chiang Mai, Thailand. May 12th-16th, I concluded an additional 40 hours of study at the Naga Center, a Thai massage school right here in Portland. Both schools offered amazingly well-informed training in the ancient healing art of Traditional Thai massage.

After 100 hours of study, I'm happy to announce that I'm now adding Thai massage to my palette of bodywork treatments. This ancient healing art is a deep, intensive, massage that combines yogic stretching, acupressure and manual bodywork, which leaves you feeling limber, relaxed and energized.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact me.

May you be well and happy.

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Practice is Moving to SE Portland!

My practice will be moving to SE Portland beginning May 2008. Vital Health and Wellness will be opening on SE 60th and Stark in May , 2008. It's under construction as we speak. My friend Jennifer Fox, LMT (13 years in practice) and Augusta Swift, ND have partnered up to bring us a beautiful healing atmosphere in the MT Tabor neighborhood. It is located across the street from the Caldera restaurant. Construction will be done in mid-April. I will update you as I find out the details. Thank you!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thai Massage Training

Sawat dee Kha (Hello)

I will be out of the office February 27th - March 18th studying Traditional Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I'll be training at the Sunshine Massage School.

The man pictured above is Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, known famously as the Buddha's doctor. It's believed that Kumar Bhaccha brought medicine/massage to Thailand from India.