Centered Bodywork offers Orthopedic Massage, Structural Integration and Craniosacral Therapy in SE Portland (Sellwood/Westmoreland). This highly skilled bodywork helps reduce pain and improve mobility and posture. I specialize in advanced techniques to provide rapid healing and a high success rate.
Bodywork to get you back to life and doing what you love again
We take for granted that as we age, we will have more pain and be able to move less. It's simply a myth that this process is inevitable. We can roll back time with advanced bodywork techniques by releasing the areas that have become stuck.
Do any of these apply to you?
Are you motivated to feel better and move more?
Do you have chronic pain?
Is a recent or old injury still limiting your mobility?
Is office posture weighing you down?
Do you want to improve your sports performance or get back into a sport after an injury?
Are you having trouble doing your job due to repetitive strain or low back pain?
Have you been to see massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and orthopedic doctors and still have unresolved issues?
Don't give up! I see frustrated clients at the end of the line, with challenging cases, ready to give up on what they love doing or go into surgery. Many of my clients in this position get full or partial resolution of symptoms, because I can get to the root of their problems. I can achieve better results by knowing where to go and what to do very efficiently. I frequently see clients with some of the most challenging sports injuries, whiplash, low back pain, neck pain and immobility, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, TMJD, plantar fasciitis, repetitive stress injuries and major posture issues...and yet I have a high success rate.
More effective than massage
Using advanced assessment skills and a variety of advanced techniques, I solve most challenging cases. More tools in my toolkit means I can give you what's appropriate for you, not just the modality that I know and like to do. This means you will receive more benefit from each session to:
save you time and money
get you back to work and exercising faster
reduce the likelihood of more expensive medical interventions
A typical session looks like this:
I listen to your issues and case history.
I assess your body movement and posture.
We develop a tailored series of sessions to your specific needs with appropriate techniques.
I work diligently at releasing what's stuck. Unlike most massage, I don't give up and move on because an area is stubborn or painful. I readjust my techniques until we make progress.
I reassess frequently throughout the session to make sure we are making progress and you leave balanced.
If appropriate, I give you suggestions for self healing in between sessions.