Kim Robinson became a licensed massage therapist in 2012. Before that, she helped people along their path to healing in a different way?she spent nearly 25 years working in the medical and nursing fields. Today, she uses her total knowledge of the body to banish stress and untie muscle knots. She?s able to mix and match techniques from a number of different therapies, including Swedish, hot stone, and oncology massage. Thanks in part to that mix, there?s a list of benefits that is as long and multifaceted as the Hamburglar's rap sheet.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
Most Popular Service: Sports/Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Sacred Earth Massage Cream and Organic Coconut Oil
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring change for the metered parking; show up 10 minutes early to fill out the intake form.
Q&A with Ray, Liscenced Massage Therapist
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We are located inside Broadway Therapeutic. The decor is very clean and clinical ... comfortable leather chairs create a professional appearance. Low lighting creates a comfortable atmosphere before and after the massage.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We offer a wide variety of therapeutic massage treatments such as sports, deep-tissue, trigger-point, advanced stretching, and active/passive release techniques.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We strive for the best in what we do. Whether you're a professional athlete or you just have an active lifestyle, don't live with the aches and pains life throws at us. Do something about it and start your path to a new healthy, pain-free lifestyle.
Over the course of 11 years, licensed massage practitioner Amber Ham has been fine tuning her soothing techniques that eliminate aches, pains, and tension. Combining just the right amount of pressure with soothing strokes, Ham helps boost circulation, inspire calm, and relieve pain and stiffness throughout the body. When not using her healing hands to boost flexibility and release stress in her patients, Ham spends her time studying alternative healthcare, hiking, raising chickens, keeping beehives, and unplugging cell-phone chargers when not in use.
Not only is Samira Alemana a Reiki master teacher and practitioner, she's an expert in so many energy healing techniques that she could power a large city. Clients can solicit her intuitive abilities for an in-depth tarot reading or request Goddess Mentor life coaching for advice on work, love, or finances. Energy healing sessions may be performed at her office or remotely via Skype.
Karynn MacKinnon has worked as a student athletic trainer for the Detroit Lions and both the US and Canadian national cycling teams. Now, after a 20-year stint managing special events, she's returned to her first love by becoming a licensed massage therapist and second-degree reiki practitioner. In the comfort of her own private studio, Karynn can unblock energy channels with a reiki healing session or temper chronic pain with deep-tissue pressure or the flowing stokes of Swedish bodywork.