I have been practicing massage in Portland since 1988. I strive to provide a warm, welcoming and professional environment where my clients can relax and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage. I tend to focus on pain relief in the areas of greatest need, with some time also given to improving circulation throughout the body. The great education I received at the Oregon School of Massage and the many workshops and trainings I have participated in since then have given me the tools to work with, such as:
deep tissue massage,
lymphatic drainage and
I incorporate hydrocolator heat packs and hot stones into my massage sessions, and they provide therapeutic benefits to the circulatory system, benefiting the relaxation response. I also employ techniques such as cupping and gua sha: both are very effective for back and shoulder pain and muscle tension. I am trained in pregnancy massage, and many of my clients enjoy the comfort of the Body Support Cushion I use on my table. This converts to a great side-lying position for clients in the later stages of pregnancy.
My office is conveniently located in Awakenings Wellness Center, close to downtown Portland. I love working in this quiet and professional environment, surrounded by other amazing healthcare professionals. I also love to get out to other locations, and my massage chair allows me to take my skills to offices, events or to donate massage at my kids’ schools during teacher appreciation week!
I have a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Vermont. I have taught yoga and dance exercise in community centers and athletic clubs in California, Arizona and Oregon.
I have been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the Oregon Massage Therapy Association since 1988.
A holistic way to improving your health.
Betsy Robertson LMT #2991
Awakenings Wellness Center
1016 SE 12th Ave
Yo hablo Español.