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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 during these challenging times. 

  • I will greet you outside on the front porch when you arrive for your appointment. 
  • Please wear a mask. I will also be wearing a mask. If you have forgotten your mask, worry not! I have a few extra that you may use. 
  • I will no longer be providing water during your appointment, so please bring your own water bottle if you desire.
  • As always, I change all linens between clients and am doing extra sanitizing of all touch points in the room. 
  • There is a COVID-19 checkin form to be filled out when you arrive, these are also on the front porch.

In addition to more rigorous cleaning in between clients, I also have an outdoor massage table set up as an option during the summer months. Many clients are utilizing and enjoy this option. There is also the usual indoor option for those who prefer it.

I appreciate your support and understanding of these changes.

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

Laura is the best LMT I have ever worked with. She deploys the perfect balance of force and finesse, and knows just where to apply it to release built up tension.

Alan Scott
October, 2019

Laura is fantastic. She really listens and is attentive. Very comfortable environment and I felt great after my first massage by her.

Sean Carr
December, 2018

Laura has magic hands! I am a competitive road cyclist and originally saw her for some hip pain. This was only the second time I had ever had a professional massage, and she could communicate so well with my body from the first visit ...

Anna Grace Christiansen
December 2013

Laura is a beautiful person who exudes calm healing energy and is very good at what she does.

Phil Kalas
November 2017

There are not enough stars to rate how amazing Laura's massages are. I use and abuse my body daily, training for my sport, and I love going to see Laura - she gives, by far, the best sports massage I have ever experienced before ....

Alissa Maglaty
October, 2015

Laura Green is an excellent massage therapist. I have personally been going to Laura for 6 years now. I have chronic lower back pain after three significant back surgeries over the years. Laura is the first LMT that has been good enough at …

Amber Markey
November, 2013

LAURA RATES & TREATMENT

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, by e-mail at laura.ann.green@gmail.com, or phone at 971-266-1124.

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.

LAURA CONTACT & BOOK

SERENA SCHULZ-RODRIGUEZ & PEGGY BULAMBO

ST JOHNS LOCATION

deep tissue massage, myofascial release therapy, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, hot stone massage, mud detoxification, reflexology

ABOUT SERENA SCHULZ-RODRIGUEZ

I am a native Oregonian, and Native American with ancenstral ties to the Columbia River and the Willamette River Valley for millennia on my mother’s side. For the entirety of my adult life, I have worked in helping professions for people and organizations that I wholeheartedly believe in. Before deciding to go to school for massage, I was working at the Multnomah County Health Department using my BA (in Spanish Literature) to help Oregonians in the public health sector. 

I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts, where I studied a mix of Eastern and Western techniques. My favorite thing about massage is creating strong relationships with my clients and developing a deep understanding of how I can help them be comfortable in their bodies. I am drawn to the modality of Sports Massage, and integrate hot hydrotherapy, hot stones, and mud treatments for enhanced recovery and detoxification. I work part time in StretchLab where I use neuromuscular techniques and muscle energy techniques to help clients reach their sports and fitness goals.

I am active in the community, and spend some of my free time on parent volunteer projects at my daughters’ school. I spend the rest of my leisure time either on the Willamette River with my dragon boat team, on my bike exploring our incredible city, or in a comfy chair doing embroidery projects.

I have a strong desire to help people heal their bodies through massage. I practice this work with extreme attention and care for details, and am constantly striving for growth and improvement.

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.

SERENA CONTACT & BOOK

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