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Laura Green

Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, & more.
Located in Portland, Oregon

COVID-19 Update:

I am currently accepting clients and am committed to keeping everyone safe. 

  • I am fully vaccinated and so is my household.
  • Masks: per the most recent guidelines, masks are now optional while we are indoors together if you are also fully vaccinated. If you prefer to wear a mask, I will wear mine, too! Please just let me know when you arrive for your massage.
  • As always, I change all linens between clients and am doing extra sanitizing of all touch points in the room. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

About Laura Green

I received my BA in English and Education from Vassar College in 1997. After graduating, I taught Special Education to students with emotional and behavioral issues for six years, during which I relied on regular massage to keep my body and mind sound and functioning.

In the fall of 2003 I was ready for a career change and went back to school to become a massage therapist. I graduated from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA in February 2005. I worked as an independent massage practitioner as well as in several local fitness centers for 2 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2007.

Since moving to Portland, I’ve developed a specialty in massage for treatment and recovery. I’ve completed trainings through the Advanced Myofascial Techniques program – a program based on the teachings of Ida Rolf – in myofascial release therapy for the spine and low back, pelvis hips and sacrum, leg knee and foot, arm wrist and shoulder, and neck jaw and head. I’ve also completed trainings in Thai Massage levels 1 and 2, and Tui Na or Traditional Chinese massage.

My sports massage clients in Portland include Olympic Athletes, all levels of participants in road, cyclocross, mountain bike, and track cycling, triathletes, marathon runners, University of Portland men’s and women’s soccer, tennis, and basketball teams, cancer survivors, survivors of spinal fractures, disk herniation and fusions, more survivors of broken clavicles than I can count (not really, I can count pretty high), rock climbers, swimmers, dancers, joggers, walkers, nurses, parents, and other athletes and heroes. This work has made me increasingly amazed at the complexity and brilliance of human bodies. I feel thankful to get to spend my days learning about and from them.

Reviews

I love Laura! I started going to her after leg tightness led me to a sprained ankle for the first time in my life. She's been keeping my legs happy and healthy through all my various leg activities (running, dancing, etc). I'm so grateful to have a massage therapist who is careful, attentive, gentle, and knowledgeable! Have recommended her to many and will continue to do so.

Emily O'Sullivan

I’ve been seeing Laura regularly for about 7 years now. I am not an elite athlete but working with her I have access to an elite level massage therapist. She has been instrumental in helping me reach my goals in 3 marathons and multiple cycling endurance events. With her extensive knowledge of sports massage and injury prevention and recovery, she has become a trusted advisor. I have a lot of respect for her positive personality and approach to wellness.

Tim Vanevenhoven

Lara makes her clients feel more like friends than clients. Her serene personality and gentle approach is infectious and I leave the session feeling both physically and mentally rejuvenated. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, the massage oils smell lovely, and the creaky hardwood floors and lurking kitties are charming bonuses.

Carrie Johnston

Laura Rates & Treatment

60 minute MASSAGE: $70
90 minute MASSAGE: $95 

For more information about treatment options, or to discuss how to best address your particular needs please contact me directly using the form below or by e-mail at laura.ann.green@gmail.com.

Laura Green: LMT-14167

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage is a term that describes any modality that intends to affect soft tissues through deep pressure applied to muscle bellies, ligaments, and tendons. Typically it’s used as a way to differentiate Western work from spa massage or Eastern modalities like Reiki, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage could all be incorporated into a deep tissue massage.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a term that is used to describe a range of different treatments aimed at preparing an athlete for an event, helping her recover from an event, and maintaining performance levels during a season. Sports massage techniques work to clean out fatigued tissue and bring healing cells to muscle bellies, break up adhesions, minimize scar tissue, relax muscle spasms and optimize contractile strength and reactivity.

Table Work

The table work I do combines elements of trigger point therapy, myofascial release, facilitated stretching, and the gliding, stripping and kneading techniques often associated with Swedish Massage. Each session is tailored to your body’s particular needs on that day. All sessions are done on a massage table, with clients undressed to the limit of their comfort and draped during the entire session. Oil is used for many techniques.

Tui Na

Tui Na is the bodywork component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM understands our body’s function as intrinsically system based and doesn’t attempt to address any single component independent of its larger system. It also identifies and addresses energetic pathways or Meridians, which are believed to be the conduits of Qi. Through acu-pressure point work along the meridians, range of motion techniques, vibration, kneading, rolling, and chaffing techniques Tui Na works to restore balance to your body systems and restore your body to optimal health and function.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy aims to search out spots in muscle tissue where chronic tension has led to permanent spasms and release these spasms. Each muscle groups is made of many muscle strands or bundles, which, in turn, are made from smaller muscle fibers. These fibers all contract and release in concert to produce movement. If a muscle group is overstressed, parts of it may stop responding to the signal to release with the group and become stuck in contraction. Trigger Point Therapy resolves these spasms by elongating the muscle group affected.

Myofacial Release Therapy

Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps around muscle fibers, muscle bundles, blood vessels and nerves and separates what it enfolds from the tissue surrounding it. When fascia is healthy and free of adhesions it allows adjacent tissues to glide past each other unencumbered. Over time tissues accrue small and not so small injuries that are healed with scar tissue which binds fascia to adjacent tissue and causes abrasive spots along the surface of tissues moving past each other. Myofascial Release gently but insistently works to smooth and release adhesions, leading to greater freedom of movement and fewer injuries.

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St. John's Location

Lyndsey Trapp

About Lyndsey

I am a flower farmer, florist, licensed massage therapist and esthetician. I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2010, where I dug deep into the holistic approaches of Spa therapy and Trigger Point Therapy.

In 2012, I packed my bags and moved to Hawaii to learn the ancient form of massage called Lomi Lomi. I incorporate these and other modalities into my own, rhythmic flow, to craft treatments that help ease pain from tension and injuries and support bodies as they find their own, natural balance.

My love of bodywork thrives alongside my love for native plants and pollinators. I founded Rise Blooms to share my passion for the healing beauty of flowers. I offer organically tended native and medicinal flower bouquets, culinary herb bundles, handcrafted herbal skincare and flower essences. I’m actively growing and expanding this part of my work. Rekindling the relationship humans have with the natural systems we come from and with which we’re deeply entwined feels, to me, like a vital step towards all kinds of healing.

For the past 4 years I’ve lived and farmed on Sauvie Island. I love spending time wildcrafting in the forests of my beloved Tualatin Mountains.

I feel grateful to have found work that lets me tend my human community in collaboration with the beautiful land I call home.

Lyndsey is like the sun and the moon. She is strong and a powerful mover of energy and also intuitive, gentle and one of the kindest souls I get to know. This comes through very powerfully in her massage and healing practice.

Jenny - Latina folk herbalist, regenerative farmer, land activist, skill educator, and owner of Wapato Island Farm

Lyndsey Trapp is one of two massage therapists I trust to regularly work on my body. She is powerful and intuitive. Her years of experience come through in the diversity of tools and easy flexibility she brings to the table. Lyndsey is skilled at working on specific issues - both acute and long-standing. She also brings a kind of systemic re-balancing through her rhythmic, confident contact, which makes it easier for my body to remember how to work to heal itself. Lyndsey is a gift and a delight in so many ways. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly!

Laura Green

Lyndsey Rates & Treatment

60 minute MASSAGE: $70
90 minute MASSAGE: $95 

For more information about treatment options, or to discuss how to best address your particular needs please contact me directly using the form below or by e-mail.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage is a term that describes any modality that intends to affect soft tissues through deep pressure applied to muscle bellies, ligaments, and tendons. Typically it’s used as a way to differentiate Western work from spa massage or Eastern modalities like Reiki, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage could all be incorporated into a deep tissue massage.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a term that is used to describe a range of different treatments aimed at preparing an athlete for an event, helping her recover from an event, and maintaining performance levels during a season. Sports massage techniques work to clean out fatigued tissue and bring healing cells to muscle bellies, break up adhesions, minimize scar tissue, relax muscle spasms and optimize contractile strength and reactivity.

Table Work

The table work I do combines deep tissue and trigger point techniques with the rhythmic integrating work of Lomi Lomi. Each session is unique. I strive to meet your body where it is and help it find its own way to stability and health. All sessions are done on a massage table, with clients undressed to the limit of their comfort and draped during the entire session. Oil is used for many techniques.

Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing tradition. The body work component uses deep gliding strokes and rocking movements that mimic the breath and rhythmic flow of ocean waves. Lomi Lomi is useful for deep muscle tension, and general rebalancing. It brings fluidity and a sense of unification to the body

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy aims to search out spots in muscle tissue where chronic tension has led to permanent spasms and release these spasms. Each muscle groups is made of many muscle strands or bundles, which, in turn, are made from smaller muscle fibers. These fibers all contract and release in concert to produce movement. If a muscle group is overstressed, parts of it may stop responding to the signal to release with the group and become stuck in contraction. Trigger Point Therapy resolves these spasms by elongating the muscle group affected.

Myofacial Release Therapy 

Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps around muscle fibers, muscle bundles, blood vessels and nerves and separates what it enfolds from the tissue surrounding it. When fascia is healthy and free of adhesions it allows adjacent tissues to glide past each other unencumbered. Over time tissues accrue small and not so small injuries that are healed with scar tissue which binds fascia to adjacent tissue and causes abrasive spots along the surface of tissues moving past each other. Myofascial Release gently but insistently works to smooth and release adhesions, leading to greater freedom of movement and fewer injuries.

Lyndsey Contact & Book

About Alyna

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving east to attend Wellesley College. After graduating with degrees in English Literature and Studio Art, I spent several years teaching English as a second language both in Korea and the United States, intermittently moonlighting as a bartender, illustrator, and baker (specializing in pie and granola). Eventually I followed my deep interest in wellness and the body to study massage at East West College in Portland, Oregon.

While at East West I focused my studies on myofascial release, Tui Na, Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and Thai massage. Since finishing the program, I have also completed trainings in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Reiki Level 1 & 2, and Structural Integration.  I draw upon all of these modalities to offer a massage that meets your body’s needs.  No two of us are alike and massage requires adaptivity, awareness, knowledge, and curiosity.  I believe rest and connection are profound medicines that so many of us are deeply needing in these modern times.  I also believe your body holds all the information of what it needs to feel whole and well.  My goal with massage is to promote relaxation and rejuvenation of your nervous system to facilitate a stronger connection with your body and its inner healing capabilities.

 

Alyna has been my massage therapist for the past 5 years. Her work is outstanding. She's intuitive, confident, curious, remarkably good at communicating with my body about what it needs and helping it untangle thoroughly and thoughtfully. The work I do as massage therapist benefits from the massage Alyna gives me. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly!

Laura Green

Alyna Rates

60 minute MASSAGE: $70
90 minute MASSAGE: $95 

For more information about treatment options, or to discuss how to best address your particular needs please contact me directly using the form below or by e-mail at hello@moonlanguagemassage.com.

SERENA RATES & TREATMENT

RATES

60 minute MASSAGE: $70
90 minute MASSAGE: $95 

ADD-ON OPTIONS

  • Assisted Stretching$20 per 10 minute increment
  • Hot Stone: $15 per 10 minute increment
  • Mud Detoxification (Fangotherapy): $10 smaller surfaces (joints, hands, feet, neck), $20 for larger surfaces (back, quads, hamstrings, full arm)

For more information about treatment options, or to discuss how to best address your particular needs please contact me directly using the form below or by e-mail at serena.lmt.25082@gmail.com.

Serena Schulz-Rodriguez: LMT-25082

DEEP TISSUE

Deep Tissue Massage is a term that describes any modality that intends to affect soft tissues through deep pressure applied to muscle bellies, ligaments, and tendons. Typically it’s used as a way to differentiate Western work from spa massage or Eastern modalities like Reiki, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage could all be incorporated into a deep tissue massage.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger Point Therapy aims to search out spots in muscle tissue where chronic tension has led to permanent spasms and release these spasms. Each muscle groups is made of many muscle strands or bundles, which, in turn, are made from smaller muscle fibers. These fibers all contract and release in concert to produce movement. If a muscle group is overstressed, parts of it may stop responding to the signal to release with the group and become stuck in contraction. Trigger Point Therapy resolves these spasms by elongating the muscle group affected.

MYOFACIAL RELEASE THERAPY

Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps around muscle fibers, muscle bundles, blood vessels and nerves and separates what it enfolds from the tissue surrounding it. When fascia is healthy and free of adhesions it allows adjacent tissues to glide past each other unencumbered. Over time tissues accrue small and not so small injuries that are healed with scar tissue which binds fascia to adjacent tissue and causes abrasive spots along the surface of tissues moving past each other. Myofascial Release gently but insistently works to smooth and release adhesions, leading to greater freedom of movement and fewer injuries.

ASSISTED STRETCHING

10-30 minutes of clothed one-on-one stretching at the beginning of your session.

We’ll work together to identify and target areas where soft tissue has become shortened or adhered and apply static stretching, muscle energy techniques, anchor and stretch techniques, and fascial pulls to increase circulation, mobility and flexibility. Stretching can be beneficial for athletes hoping to address problems specific to their sport or for anyone with troublesome holding patterns they’d like to start to shift.

HOT STONE

10–30 minutes added to the beginning of your session.

Heated stones are useful for softening fascia, increasing circulation, and easing muscle spasms and can enhance the effects of trigger point and myofascial massage. I will target the placement of stones to supports deeper manual work in troubled areas. I also offer contrasting hot/cold stone therapy to flush congested tissue which promotes the recovery of overworked muscles.

MUD DETOXIFICATION (FANGOTHERAPY)

10 – 20 minutes added to the beginning of your session.

Topical applications of therapeutic mud packs can help reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and promote healing. Warm mud packs have been clinically proven to be effective in easing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis flares. Mud packs are helpful in promoting recovery from sprains and strains and can help ease symptoms of tendonitis.

ABOUT PEGGY BULAMB0

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2007, when I was 6 years old, I moved to a refugee camp in Tanzania. We lived there for 2 years and moved to the United States when I was 8 years old.

In Tanzania the medical services available to us were mostly for big injuries or sickness. We took care of each other’s day to day aches and pains at home. Since I was a small child one of my jobs was to massage my 5 older sisters’ and mother’s feet and hands. Though I’m new to the study of reflexology, I have many years of experience massaging out tightness and cramps after long, hard days. 

I graduated from Benson Polytech last year and am just beginning my work life. I love being active; in high school I was on the softball team, which was the first official team sport I’ve played. I really enjoyed it and hope to find ways to continue playing. 

In addition to doing reflexology massage, I attend classes part-time at Portland Community College, clean houses and walk dogs, so I understand how sore and tired a person’s hands and feet can get. I love how it feels to be useful and make people’s lives a little bit more comfortable. I’m happy to see people who want general relaxation and also people who have trouble areas they’d like me to work on.

I look forward to helping you feel more at ease and relaxed in your body.

PEGGY RATES & TREATMENT

RATES

60 minute MASSAGE: $45
90 minute MASSAGE: $60

For more information about treatment options or to discuss how to best address your particular needs, please contact me using the form below.

Reflexology/Hand And Foot Massage

Reflexology Massage has its foundations in Traditional Chinese Medicine which understands the body to be governed by an energetic force called qi or ch’i. Through massage, Reflexology activates meridian points on the hands and feet (and sometimes head and ears) to promote the healthy flow of qi.

Wear comfortable clothes that can roll up above your knees and ankles for this work. You will relax on a soft, heated table for the full 60 or 90 minutes of your session. We’ll start with your feet resting in a therapeutic, jetted bath with (optional) aromatic essential oils chosen to improve circulation and promote relaxation. While your feet soak I will massage your hands, wrists and lower arms, activating reflexology points and working out tension in the muscles, tendons and joints. Then we’ll move to your feet, ankles and lower legs and finish (optionally) with a few minutes on your head and shoulders.

Many people find foot and hand massage helpful in relieving tension throughout their bodies. I am happy to work generally to reduce aching and tiredness or more specifically to address particular pains or problems you’re experiencing. This work can be helpful for people dealing with symptoms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bunions and plantar fasciitis. It is also an excellent way to reduce stress and support a feeling of ease and wellness.

PEGGY CONTACT & BOOK