Elements MassageLake Oswego
Near New Seasons
3 Monroe Parkway
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
p. (503) 387-3205
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Meet Our Lake Oswego Massage Therapists
At Elements Massage Lake Oswego, our highly trained and qualified massage therapists will work with you to meet your individual needs.
Not all therapists are created equal | Discover more about each of our talented therapists below
How can we help you to relax? Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Hot Stone? Find the therapist that best fits your needs and request an appointment online here.
Alexander, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Swedish
Where did you study? Everest Massage Institute
When did you graduate? The 28th day of October, 2011
What do you like most about massage? Helping individuals find balance and solace is what I truly enjoy about massage. Providing a gentle healing touch, for those who have seldom experienced its healing effects, often results in quite a profound joy. To feel, hear and see this shifting in oneself brings great fulfillment. In addition, I find that the privilege to actively observe the ever-changing body in all effects and forms is something I hold quite dear to myself.
What are your favorite modalities/specialties? Trigger Point Therapy is by far my favorite modality, I would respectfully consider it to be my specialty. It is the inherent precision and patience of this therapy that first facilitated my interest.
Why do you feel those modalities/specialties are effective? In my humble experience, I have come to find that form disciplines effect. Meaning that the shape of, or how we look at, the human body as a whole will have a direct effect upon the whole human body as a living organism. With that being said, no greater intent can be put forth than that of patience, precision, and persistence. This is where true effectiveness lies within the art & science of trigger point therapy.
Anything Special you would like to share about yourself? I’ve enjoyed many a day out in the Mt. Hood Basin and South Eastern Oregon. Most of my time spent well at the Natural Hot Springs around Oregon. I can never seem to turn a blind eye to a good adventure.
Austin, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point & Injury Rehab
Where did you study? Everest Institute, Tigard Campus
When did you graduate? June 2012
What do you like most about massage? The part about massage that I really take to heart is the gratification from helping people. Nothing is more rewarding than relieving clients of pain they may have had their whole lives.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Deep Tissue, Trigger Points, Muscular Energy Technique (MET), whiplash injuries.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? From my experience, these modalities have been most effective in treating chronic and subacute injuries. It seems that most people have been in some sort of high velocity accident with the neck being most affected. My certification in whiplash injuries along with training in MET's has been very effective in treating most head and neck dysfunctions.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I know a bit about whiplash injuries from before massage school having been involved in extreme sports since I was five. It can be discouraging and painful getting injured, but the road to recovery doesn't have to last forever. I truly care about my clients and hope to improve their quality of life.
Beatrice, LMT | Specializing in Swedish, Relaxation, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage
Where did you study? Everest Institute, Tigard Campus
When did you graduate? August 2013
What do you like most about massage? Being able to make a difference in someone's life through touch is very rewarding. I love to see my clients progress and be able to do things they never imagined being able to do again. It is a relaxing environment to be in for myself and for clients. I enjoy helping people be able to relax and forget about all their stress, even if it's just for an hour. Their reactions during and after the massage are priceless. I wouldn't want any other career, I am very happy being an LMT.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? I love doing head and neck work. Being able to get rid of people's head aches and helping them reach more range of motion in their neck is amazing. I enjoy doing Swedish Massage,Trigger Point Therapy, and also Deep Tissue. I don't just do one modality, I try to incorporate them all into a session.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? All of the modalities are effective but I like to start out with Swedish to warm up the tissue, then go to a little deeper work where I really get in there and access the muscles. If I find any trigger points I use trigger point therapy to release those, then go back over with Swedish to flush out all the toxins and relax the muscles again. They are all effective and complement each other to help benefit the client as much as possible.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I enjoy helping out others. I haven’t traveled much, I was born and raised an Oregonian. I love mother nature, going on walks, bike rides, and just being out there and enjoying life.
Caitlyn, LMT | Specializing in Swedish, CranioSacral, Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Prenatal
Where did you study? East West College of the Healing Arts
When did you graduate? December 2012
What do you like most about massage? I love the healing connection that happens in massage, the way a body will let go of pain, both physical and mental, when another human being compassionately touches it. I love the way I can feel people's stresses and worries melt away.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? My favorite modalities are Swedish, CranioSacral, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal. I love working with athletes, especially runners and bikers. I have worked with many runners and bikers, and being a runner myself I know the common injuries and complaints. I have taken classes in treating migraines to pair with my craniosacral training, as I have a lot of interest and experience in working with and treating people with headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. I also like to work on people who have had an injury, such as a car accident or workers comp, and work in conjunction with their treatment team of doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists to help the body integrate and accept the harsher work those professionals perform. My clients and I also like to joke that I specialize in putting anyone into a deep, relaxed sleep.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? I feel that they blend well together to help me facilitate the body healing itself. Deep tissue doesn't have to hurt! I use a blend of Swedish and deep tissue that allows me to get into chronic tight areas by bringing relaxation to a muscle before I dig in with some deeper techniques. When you get off the table you will have more range of motion, without the soreness that can occur post deep tissue massage. I am also a Certified Pre and perinatal Specialist, meaning I have extended training in working with mothers both before and after birth and the common problems and complaints that comes with pregnancy and labor.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and our dogs, being outdoors, and being active. I was born and raised in Oregon, and love this beautiful state.
Cameo, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Adhesion Release, Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction (scar tissue realignment), Rib Head Mobilization, Diaphragm Release and Rib Cage Mobilization.
Where did you study? Everest Institute, Tigard Campus
When did you graduate? January 2012
What do you like most about massage? I have always liked the idea of healing through touch. I find it deeply rewarding to be able to help others increase the quality of their life.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Adhesion Release, Cyriax Cross Fiber Friction (scar tissue realignment), Rib Head Mobilization, Diaphragm Release and Rib Cage Mobilization.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? The human body is not a lump of clay to be mushed. There are so many different types of tissue in so many different layers. Each one moves and operates on it's own and at the same time together. Every part and layer needs to be approached differently and at the same time, brought into harmony with everything else to create a truly relaxed environment. That calls for modalities that range from breaking up something that should be moving differently to another that relaxes something that is moving too much.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I love to learn new techniques and ways to approach certain problems. At the same time I love to teach what I have learned. I find it rewarding. I also have two little girls and a husband I adore. I am a blessed person.
Carleen (aka "Charley"), LMT | Specializing in Prenatal, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, and Swedish
Where did you study? Cortiva School of Massage - Seattle
When did you graduate? December 2010
What do you like most about massage? I really like helping people, and it’s very rewarding work to be able to use my hands to lessen someone's pain, or help them to have a moment of peace from their busy day. It’s wonderful to work with clients over time, and to see them have better functioning and less pain. It’s nice to know that I was able to be a part of that healing process.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Prenatal Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, and Swedish.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? Each of my favorite modalities has reasons why they’re so great. Prenatal is fun because I get to help women with easing discomfort during such an amazing transition in their life. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) reduces edema (swelling) for clients and the results are often very dramatic. MLD is empowering for clients because I can teach them a short version that they can practice on themselves to aid in the healing process. Deep Tissue allows me to affect deep muscle tissue to help relieve longer-term issues, over time. I also enjoy practicing Swedish because it’s so soothing and nurturing, and clients leave the session much more relaxed.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I was in social work before I did massage and I love working with people. I’m trained as a yoga teacher and am in training as a Nutritional Therapist, so I love to incorporate aspects of these modalities into my massage practice when possible. All of these things have helped me to have a better understanding of how to approach my clients in a healing, holistic way. In my free time I do a lot of reading (and studying), and I love to hike and go blues dancing!
Jenny, LMT | Specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release
Where did you study? Three Oaks Academy & Integrative Clinic in Boise, Idaho
When did you graduate? November of 2013
What do you like most about massage? It gives me the opportunity to help someone and make them feel good; I love the changes that massage can bring to a person physically as well as mentally. It’s rewarding when I can aid someone in developing a greater body awareness and help them to pinpoint what is bothering them. Massage is also a great tool in teaching and allowing ourselves to let go, which can be so difficult in our busy lives.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? All massage is therapeutic, but I particularly like to combine them to provide a more rounded massage for people. Swedish is fantastic to not only increase your circulation but to relax your mind and slow down that nervous system. Deep Tissue and Myofascial are great at helping with specific problems and can help to release muscles and trigger points.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I love the outdoors and to wander on hikes or walks, I am originally from Missouri so living close to the mountains is a dream come true for me. In the winter you will find me on a mountain skiing and the rest of the time hiking. If I’m indoors, it’s reading and listening to music. I love animals and have two amazing dogs.
Jooley, LMT | Specializing in Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, and Swedish
Where did you study? Massage Works in Harrison, AR
When did you graduate? June 2013
What do you like most about massage? I admire how the intention of a client to better themselves, combined with a therapist's passion to help, creates a special connection in a safe environment for the power of healing to take place.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, and Swedish.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? One of the oldest and most widely recognized Lomi Lomi teachers describes the style as "The Loving Touch". Students of Lomi Lomi learn to flow with love from their heart, through their hands and arms, to connect with the soul of the one receiving the massage.”
Lomi Lomi promotes relaxation by disengaging the mind from the body, allowing the mind to enter a meditation state. The muscles release while longer strokes are slowly guided by my intuition. Lomi Lomi is also used to revive the body, to release muscle spasms, to move blood and lymph and facilitate waste removal from muscle and tissue.
For a more traditional massage I like to begin with a Swedish style and gradually apply deeper tissue techniques where we feel it is needed. This approach is effective as it permits the client and therapist working together to meet desired goals
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I grew up in Southern California, spent six years in Arkansas and moved to Portland last summer. I love all types of music and dance and I enjoy time with nature.
Kate, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point, Injury Rehab and Prenatal
Where did you study? Everest Institute
When did you graduate? June 2011
What do you like most about massage? I enjoy helping people in any manner I can. Massage allows me to help people de-stress, relax and feel better, which in turn fulfills my desire to help people.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Trigger Point and Injury Rehab.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? I like to give a massage that is deep-to work out adhesions, but also relaxing so that I'm better able to get the adhesions out.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I'm a mom to two handsome little boys and we love exploring the outdoors. I also love to travel. I've been to almost half the states and traveled to a few places in Europe. I can't wait to explore more countries!
Katrina, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Injury Rehab and Prenatal.
Where did you study? East West College of Healing Arts
When did you graduate? March 2012
What do you like most about massage? What I find the most rewarding about massage is the ability to help people create change. From decreasing stress to working with acute and chronic pain, I can help.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Currently in my massage sessions I incorporate Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release, with Swedish/Relaxation as a base to tie it all together. I also have experience as a chiropractic assistant where I utilize my training in Advanced Myofascial Techniques used for treating whiplash.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? Each massage modality has its benefits and everyone's needs are different. While some clients may want/require deep tissue to relieve knots and tension, others may want/require more passive therapy for the same types of issues. My experience and my ability to communicate with clients allows me to implement the most productive modalities for a client's specific issue/needs.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I have always had a caring and nurturing personality. My interest in the healing properties of massage and desire to help others provoked my career in massage therapy. As a lifelong learner with aspiration to share my knowledge, I am excited to thrive in this profession through continued education and gained experience.
Kelly, LMT | Specializing in Craniosacral, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Prenatal
Where did you study? East West College of the Healing Arts, Portland OR
When did you graduate? March 2013
What do you like most about massage? It’s all about wellness! Taking care of yourself, being more in-tune with your body, and helping the body work better.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? I enjoy Swedish, CranioSacral, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? With any modality, I want to get the body into the parasympathetic mode AKA RELAXED! In this “rest and digest” mode, the body is more willing to accept and facilitate change and healing. So while incorporating myofascial release or deep tissue, I strive to do it in such a way that is still allowing the body to relax. I look at things like compensation and holding patterns, postural issues, and referred pain when making my assessments/treatment plans. Our muscles remember everything and are amazingly complex.
I am especially excited about CranioSacral (CST), which is a very gentle and relaxing modality that is great for a variety of issues. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, I aim to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I was a caregiver for 12 years; I have a bachelor’s degree in Community Development; I am from Minnesota, love animals, live music, and photography.
Marissa, LMT | Specializing in Jones Strain Counterstrain, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Triggerpoint, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai, Muscle Energy Techniques, & Prenatal
Where did you study? East West College
When did you graduate? June 2009
What do you like most about massage? I enjoy helping people attain a better quality of life by keeping them active, helping them recover from injury, or just getting them to relax.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Jones Strain Counterstrain, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Triggerpoint, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai, Muscle Energy Techniques, & Prenatal.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? Most massage patients are looking for relief, and what works for one individual isn't always what works for another. I love using all my knowledge to find what is most effective for each person. I often use Jones strain counterstrain to help people in acute pain
restore normal joint mobility quickly. This gentle and painless technique is a very effective treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions such as headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendonitis, chronic neck pain, and post-surgical conditions.
Deep tissue massage, Trigger point, Neuromuscular therapy, and Myofascial release are more traditional and aggressive therapies. They are great at releasing adhesions and realigning muscle tissue especially in chronic pain situations that can be caused by a wide variety of injuries including sports and repetitive stress.
Thai massage and Muscle energy techniques are another tool I like to use to stretch and release muscles. This allows the patient to gain more length and tone in muscles. It also helps create an awareness and mindfulness of the body.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I feel blessed to have such an amazing family with my husband, two young boys, and a big black lab who take up most of my time. I love to play golf, hike, camp, and practice yoga.
Olga, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage
Where did you Study? St-Petersburg National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health (Russia) and Oregon School of Massage.
When did you graduate? November 2013
What do you like most about massage? I like to help people move toward a higher state of wellness. I believe that therapeutic massage along with exercise and good nutrition should be a part of every health lifestyle. Massage has a natural way of healing and can help those who want to be restored back to health. There are no incurable diseases, only the lack of will. Regular massage is an absolute must for those who are health and active. I like to make people feel better, more flexible, energetic and pain free.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. I like to incorporate Myofascial techniques, Swedish, some Shiatsu and passive stretching to my session.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I live here in Mountain Park and love the area. I like dancing, swimming, hiking, traveling and being with my husband and children.
Rachel, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue and Tui-Na
Where did you study? East-West College of the Healing Arts
When did you graduate? December 2013
What do you like most about massage? Massage can be used to treat so many different things, not just tense muscles. One of my clients was postmastectomy following breast cancer; I decreased her scar tissue and helped her regain the use of her right arm. Another was suffering from severe edema in his left leg after a bad bike accident; I worked to decrease the swelling and get him back on his feet. Massage has been shown to help depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and many other ailments. I like the idea of improving someone's health and happiness, even in a small way.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? My speciality is a combination of Deep Tissue and Tui-Na Massage. Tui-Na ties in closely to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It uses acupressure at certain points in the body to move Qi, the natural energy of life, throughout our limbs and organs in a manner very similar to acupuncture (but without the actual poking).
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? Tui-Na looks at the person as a whole: their body, their emotional state, and their behavior. All of these are important aspects of our lives and are considered when choosing a treatment path for each client. Also, it can be performed on a client that is fully-clothed, if you would be more comfortable that way!
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? The path to massage therapy has been long and windy for me. It includes a stint in the US Army, a year spent teaching English in Japan, working behind the scenes in Hollywood, and resuscitating patients in an ICU. I feel like all my many and wildly varied experiences informs my bodywork in unique ways.
Stephanie, LMT | Specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Relaxation, Swedish and Hot Stone Massage
Where did you study? East West College of the Healing Arts
When did you graduate? December 2010
What do you like most about massage? I love being able to help people relax and be in the moment with their massage and mind. I really enjoy that certain aspects of massage are very scientific and technical, while others are free flowing and completely in another realm.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? CranioSacral Therapy, Relaxation and Swedish Massage. I also love working on the hands, feet, the low back, and the neck and shoulders region.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? These modalities are the most effective because they bring us back to our bodies. It is a stressful world and getting back to homeostasis and balance so we can heal is key.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I love doing hot yoga, running and being with my husband, family and friends. I am also currently training for my first half marathon run.
Whitney, LMT | Specializing in Deep Tissue, Injury Recovery & Prenatal Massage
Where did you study? I studied at Metro Business College (MBC) in Cape Girardeau, MO for the bulk of my education and East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR for an additional class in kinesiology.
When did you graduate? I graduated from MBC in 2005 and East West in 2008.
What do you like most about massage? I get to make the world a better place by helping one person at a time come more into harmony with their physical body.
What are your favorite modalities / specialties? I love pre-natal massage! I also specialize in deep tissue and soft tissue injuries.
Why do you feel those modalities / specialties are effective? I believe that massage during pregnancy is incredibly important to help the mother's body adjust to the many changes she is experiencing physically, chemically, and emotionally. It also helps to relieve stress, which helps the mother, the baby, and everyone involved. Massage can take place during any point of the pregnancy and post-partum. I enjoy doing deep healing work and helping people recover from injuries so they can regain full function and avoid having residual symptoms.
Anything special you'd like to share about yourself? I am a sound healer, a musician, and I am studying to become a music therapist. This is a very exciting time in my life, and I am ready for it!