MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Heathen Anderson

Heathen AndersonLicense #25447
She/Her/Hers

My journey as a massage therapist began when I moved from N. California to the Pacific Northwest, where I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts, and developed expertise in Myofascial, Structural, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. I blend all of these together, in a fashion, depending on what the person needs at the time of the session. I’m no stranger to chronic pain, so I get the struggle and want to help in any way I can. I tend to pull from my own experiences combined with knowledge, empathy and open ears to give the best massage to each individual that I work with.

Having always felt drawn to massage and other forms of healing, I believe in both the physical and spiritual connectedness of the human body and mind-body, and feel that understanding this concept – as well as my passion for expanding my knowledge – has greatly improved my ability to assist my clients on their journey.

When I’m not focused on massage, I enjoy photography, communing with nature on walks or hikes, traveling oversees, going on roadtrips, curling up with a good book, listening to podcasts, art in all forms and taking care of my physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Chronic Pain
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myofascial Release
Sports Massage

Head and Neck Relief
Structural Integration

Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue
Gua Sha

Stephanie Brannon

License #22014
She/Her/Hers

Stephanie Brannan LMT 22014 is a Portland native and graduate from East West College of the Healing Arts.

With over 120 hours of training in specialized deep tissue, Stephanie also excels in modalities like shiatsu, tui na, and myofacial release, as well as therapeutic relaxation and focused spot specific treatment work.

When she isn’t doing massage therapy, she’s investigating her latest fascinations which as of late have been: weight lifting & personal training, dog training, and kayaking.

Her touch is confident, firm, and grounding; a vetted and experienced professional, you’re in good hands with her.

Chronic Pain
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myofascial Release
Sports Massage

Head and Neck Relief
Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue

Tui Na
Gua Sha
Relaxation
Shiatsu

Jesse McElwain

License #18157
He/Him/His

Trigger point, Neuromuscular, Trager, and energy work are Jesse’s main modalities. He also provides craniosacral work and has found many benefits in healing with sound.

Energy work has many benefits including deep relaxation, reduction in stress, and a better connection to your mind and body. Jesse assists in clearing the energy channels and opening up our often forgotten connection to earth energy and cosmic energy. Jesse focuses on getting these energies moving again. Clearing the energy channels reminds our bodies to release, balance, and align our energy. Jesse also works with clearing, repairing, and strengthening the chakras.

When not working with clients, Jesse enjoys relaxing in nature. He often finds himself immersed in playing Frisbee golf while out walking in our fabulous Portland parks.

Chronic Pain
Neuromuscular Therapy
Trager
Trigger Point
Craniosacral

Energy Work
Relaxaion
Hot Stone Massage
Aromatherapy
Sound Healing

Katherine Evans

License #26945
She/Her/Hers

Before graduating from East West and becoming a massage therapist, I was a professional ballet and contemporary dancer for about a decade. I bring the expertise I gained through all those years of movement to my bodywork through a deep understanding of the body and kin-aesthetic awareness.

I blend intuition and deep listening with a methodical approach, looking at both the entire structure causing pain or discomfort as well as broader holding and compensation patterns throughout the body that could be contributing to the main problem area. A session with me can look very different depending on our goals; techniques I utilize include Myofascial Release (with both deep, direct approaches and subtle, indirect approaches), Thai (usually involving stretching), cupping, Trigger point/Neuromuscular, and Swedish. While the techniques and pressure I utilize vary greatly based on your needs, one goal is the throughline of all my sessions: To create a safe, healing space for anyone to come and realize their bodywork goals, whether that be to decrease pain, increase performance, balance the nervous system, or just take some time for self care.

When I’m not practicing bodywork, I love getting outside (especially if it involves sleeping under the stars), reading, learning, hanging out with my cat, and finding new ways to move my body. I am so excited to meet you and help you nurture your relationship with your body.

Chronic Pain
Thai Massage
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point
Deep Tissue

Migraine Treatment
Craniosacral Therapy

Cupping
Relaxation
Pre-Natal Massage

Diane Barker

License #20483
She/Her/Hers

I’ve been a massage therapist since 2014. Before that, I was a graphic designer and spent all my time behind a desk. I KNOW how it feels when that back goes out and what those long hours at a desk can do to a body.

For me, massage was constantly in my life. My father was in the military so I’d massage his feet after a long day on the flight line. I was always the one to grab a friend’s shoulders and help ease tension even before I was a trained LMT.  Massage is something that I’ve always had a passion for. I just didn’t realize that it could be a career choice until much later in life. Now seven years later, I can honestly say it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

I focus mostly on therapeutic massage, but I believe that this type of massage can also be relaxing. Just like deep tissue doesn’t have to hurt, therapeutic is a way of getting to chronic issues and helping those muscles and fascia let go and relax. I also do neuromuscular techniques. This is a method that is more client involved. I’ll have you do a specific action and you’ll be either pulling or pushing against me as the resistance for short bursts of time. This helps “reset” your brain and lets those muscles that might be too tender to work manually on relax. It is a fantastic and amazing technique.

I moved to the Montavilla area in 2019 and I love it here. I’m fortunate to be above the Bipartisan Cafe and across the street from the Hungry Heart Bakery! YUM! I can’t wait to make new connections here with all of you.

Chronic Pain
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myofascial Release
Pre and Post Top Surgery Massage

Migraine Treatment
TMJD & Jaw Pain
Inter-oral Massage

High Anxiety Stress Relief
Relaxation
Pregnancy Massage

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