Aside from a two-year stint in the bay area, during which he attended National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy, Steven has been calling Portland home since 2001. During that time Steven has worked in the service industry, played music with several local groups, and earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and Spanish from Portland State University.
As a licensed massage therapist Steven understands that each bodywork session is unique and requires a customized approach. Drawing from a variety of modalities, including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy, Deep Tissue, and Swedish, he works with each client to develop a personalized treatment to suit their individual needs.
His philosophy on healing is that our bodies are intelligent and know what they need. They also often carry the heavy physical manifestations of mental and emotional stress and trauma. Steven looks at healing with fascination and wonder, approaching bodywork always from a place of intuition and curiosity in order to listen to and uncover the mysteries that bodies can hold. He approaches each session by meeting the client's body where it is, with the intention of guiding it toward improved wellness and trust in its own deeper wisdom.