Welcome home to your body.
Welcome home to a soothed and balanced nervous system.
Welcome home to a ritual of giving back to the deepest parts of yourself.
We offer deeply restorative bodywork in SE Portland, OR. Whether you come for therapeutic massage, subtle manual therapies, or another modality, your unique needs and intentions will be the focus of the care you receive. We strive to provide just what is needed to find yourself home in your body as well as restoration from stress, anxiety, body tension, and pain.
We offer a trauma-informed space and sacred opportunity to settle into yourself for healing. We are a body-positive, anti-racist, and LGBTQIA-affirming space. Each of our therapists has specialized training and interests but the focus is on you and what you need to rest, recover, and restore. We want you to be able to continue with the wonderful life works, relationships, and passions that you offer to the world.
We have recently relocated to a first-floor handicap-accessible space. We have hydraulic lift tables for easy accessibility on and off the table as well as an ADA-compliant bathroom and treatment room. If you need to be in this space please call and let us know before your appointment. We also welcome trusted helpers and interpreters to your appointments. We do not have dedicated parking and are in a somewhat busy neighborhood. It's not unusual to need to walk 1-3 blocks from a parking spot to access our location.
Courtney Backes LMT she/her (obmt # 26771)
Courtney is passionate about listening to the subtle parts of our systems as a way to experience lasting change. Having studied somatic and Eastern modalities, she arrived at the practice of bodywork as a way to celebrate a new level of personal embodiment. She is excited to share this offering with others so that they can pursue their fully impassioned lives. Her modality offerings include Thai Massage, Craniosacral, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue as well as Swedish massage. She looks forward to sharing the therapeutic container with anyone looking for relief along their personal pathways to transformation.
•Swedish and (medium pressure) deep tissue
Morgan Gallagher LMT they/them (obmt # 26555)
Morgan offers gentle and deeply therapeutic bodywork that works with your body’s innate wisdom to release restrictions and restore balance within the nervous system. They approach sessions with a grounded presence and intuitive touch that honors the varying needs of anybody who enters their treatment room. Because you're the expert of your own body, they work with you to co-create an experience that aligns with your intentions for healing.
Morgan welcomes all genders and walks of life and has an affinity for supporting those with chronic pain, sensitive nervous systems, abdominal discomfort, and those who are in trauma recovery.
Their bodywork skillset includes myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, gua sha, Swedish and deep tissue massage, acupressure, as well as Reiki energy healing that can be offered by itself or integrated into a session.
As an herbalist they would be happy to help you find your plant allies through an herbal consultation. Morgan has been studying, growing, harvesting, and preparing herbal remedies for over a decade, and with great joy continues to deepen relationships with plants daily. They work with herbs from a holistic perspective, acknowledging the interconnectedness of body-mind-spirit-environment and the intelligence of nature to support us in living more harmoniously.
Since we are inherently unique, imbalance and dis-ease show up differently in each of us, and Morgan has an eye for seeing which plant(s) may be a good match to support your wellness goals.
•Swedish and (lighter pressure) deep tissue
•Herbal Wellness Support
Jenny Crain LMT she/them (obmt # 26817)
Jenny is a Soft Tissue Tamer and Energy Worker. She can work with any pressure preference. She is best known for very slow, deep, detailed and targeted work to address old and new pain patterns in her clients. Her modalities include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, craniosacral therapy, scar release, cupping, gua sha, and myriad energetic techniques used to bring harmony and balance to her clients.
Through a trauma-informed lens, each massage will be tailored to each individual, depending on their specific needs and preferences.
As a forever student, she has been picking up countless tools for her healing practice over the years, including but not limited to: Training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Chinese Medicine, Acupressure and Teishin techniques, Reiki master training (1997 and 2017), sound therapy with acu-tuning forks and a year-long mentorship with Shayne Case.
In between times, she has traveled to over 25 countries, taken care of remote properties and land, and has been on countless wilderness adventures. She has a BA in studio painting and graduated with over 800 hours of training in massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts.
In her free time, Jenny will most likely be found spending time with her loved ones, making art and music, or adventuring through the wild forests of the PNW with her dogs, in search of tiny lakes and mighty waterfalls.
•Trigger Point Release
•Breast/Chest Care and Surgery Rehab
•Sound Therapies and Energy Work
Magidah Crow LMT she/her (obmt # 7603)
Magidah has been a bodyworker for over 25 years and specializes in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral, and Myofascial Release to weave personalized treatments for her clients.
Manual lymphatic drainage is excellent for supporting general health and wellness, recovering from and supporting the body during chronic or acute illness, and recovering following surgery or injury.
Along with MLD she incorporates gentle myofascial and craniosacral therapies as well as energetic and dialogue work.
In addition to this work, she also offers Holistic Pelvic Care©. Magidah is passionate about helping women uncover the strength and power of their root using physical, energetic, and spiritual methods in an empowering, respectful, and collaborative way.
•Manual Lymphatic Drainage
•Somatic Energy Work
•Holistic Pelvic Care©
•Breast/Chest Care and Surgery Rehab
Sage Fisher LMT she/her (obmt # 26509 )
Sage is an artist and brings that presence and focus into her massage. She offers a deeply embodied sense of listening and following the needs and expression of the body. Her primary modalities are Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na and Craniosacral.
She provides clients with a full-body experience that is both deep and gentle and focuses on therapeutic techniques for pain relief, tension relief, and structural balancing.
• Myofascial Release
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
Sarah Boeres LMT she/her (obmt # 26516)
**Please note: Sarah is on leave due to exciting life events and plans to return sometime next year. We love her and we will miss her dearly.
Clients love Sarah's massages. She offers a strong focus on full body treatment to address pain, postural imbalances, stress, and general lack of ease in the body. She offers very trauma-informed care with a deep soulfulness that folks respond to right away.
In addition to therapeutic full body massage she also offers more specific areas of focus utilizing deep tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapies, and tui na to move energy and restriction allowing for full movement potential and decrease in pain. Her massages are both effective and deeply relaxing.
• Swedish and Deep Tissue
• Myofascial Release
Roxanne O'Hara LMT she/her (obmt # 18908)
Roxanne has been practicing massage since 2001. She specializes in an integrated form of myofascial bodywork that incorporates training in myofascial release, craniosacral, and visceral bodywork. Her approach emphasizes deep listening to the various rhythms and movement potentials within the body, both subtle and deeper physical release techniques for the muscular and fascial systems, balancing movement for the nervous system, and space for balancing, integration, and emotional release.
In addition to working more generally with these forms of bodywork for whole body healing and reorganization, she also has specialized training to work with the reproductive systems of female/afab bodies. She offers bodywork for the pelvic organs to treat various reproductive conditions as well as for the purposes of increasing embodiment and healing sexual trauma.
Roxanne also offers healing myofascial work for the breast and lymphatic systems both for preventative health and in restoring tissue that has been altered by surgery (elective and medically necessary both honored and welcome), cancer, and radiation (this work is offered to those who have completed cancer treatments and are in remission, for those actively fighting cancer I will refer you to someone who specializes in that work). She also offers herbal consultations and support (link here for more information).
I am mostly not accepting new clients as I am starting acupuncture school in fall of 2022. Some exceptions can be made for folks who specifically need care from me ie: pelvic trauma healing, breast/chest surgery recovery, and complex chronic pain. Please contact me to inquire about availability and if there's a good alternative. Please note that if accepted I am booked out for a couple of months.
• Myofascial Release
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Facilitated Somatic Unwinding
• Pelvic Visceral (including intravaginal pelvic floor release work)
• Herbal Consultations
Bodywork and massage do more than relax your muscles. Using advanced clinical techniques we treat a wide range of issues and can work in coordination with your other health care providers.
This is an incomplete list of common conditions we treat:
Headaches • Migraines • Back and Neck Pain • TMJ / Jaw Pain • Plantar Fasciitis • Knee and Ankle Imbalances • Stress • Somatic Trauma • Painful Periods • Sciatica • Stress • Insomnia • Whiplash • Concussions • TBI / Traumatic Brain Injury • Anxiety • Fibromyalgia • Frozen Shoulder • Chronic Fatigue • Postural Misalignment • Shoulder Pain • Neck Pain • Athletic Injuries • Carpal Tunnel / Thoracic Outlet Syndrome • Repetitive Stress Injuries • Depression • Elbow Injuries • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Arthritis • Psoas Pain • Respiratory Issues • Surgery Recovery Support • Scar Release • Muscle Strains • Sprains
We treat many other issues and conditions as well. Send an email or give us a call. We will help you find the right therapist for you, and you are welcome to try sessions with each of us to find a good fit. If we aren't the best clinic to suit your needs, we would rather refer you to the right practitioner than see you come back again and again and not improve.
Your well-being is our priority.