Massage Therapy Specialist


Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Portland, OR

Massage therapy is the purposeful use of massage to heal your body, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and help you maintain ongoing wellness. Joshua David, ND, and the team at Rise2Health have years of experience providing a wide range of massage techniques. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office in Portland, Oregon, today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

Jamie Shadley, LMT

Jamie is a licensed massage therapist and received her LMT certification from Oregon School of massage. One of the many things that sets her apart from other LMTs is that she evaluates every individual on a case by case basis to determine their specific needs prior to treating them. Jamie uses massage methods catered toward each client to achieve optimal results. She does this by using a variety of massage modalities to target and address areas of pain.

Jamie treats clients in a clinical, yet relaxing environment, through thoughtful communication, experience, and intuition. By applying a mixture of techniques, she releases muscle tension and brings relief to areas of chronic discomfort. Her main area of expertise is using medical massage to treat those who have been in motor vehicle accidents. Jamie specializes in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and myofascial work. She is also certified in pre-natal massage.

Aside from practicing massage therapy and her passion for helping others, Jamie is very family oriented. She has an amazing partner, incredible daughter, and several animals that she loves to spend time with. Jamie‚Äôs love for nature often takes her on adventures from the coast to mountain tops. We are very privileged to have her on our team here at Rise2Health.

"Jamie is nice and personable! My massage was great! Long overdue as my neck is still bothering me from an auto accident."
- Debbie Lewellen

What benefits will I gain from massage therapy?

Massage produces a deep sense of relaxation and releases stress, which is often the primary reason patients seek massage. However, massage therapy also relieves pain, treats musculoskeletal conditions, and promotes your overall health.

As your provider manipulates soft tissues, your massage can:

  • Increase circulation
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Reduce pain
  • Stimulate healing
  • Improve flexibility and motion
  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Strengthen your immune system

Massage therapy also supports your general well-being. In addition to improving your physical health, massage creates a sense of calm and mindfulness that naturally brings thoughts and emotions to the surface. This process gives you an awareness of unconscious concerns and the opportunity to process those feelings.

What health conditions benefit from massage therapy?

Whether used alone or as a complementary treatment, massage effectively treats health concerns such as:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Pain in your back, neck, arms, and legs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Massage therapy also treats lymphedema (swelling in your arms or legs) by promoting fluid circulation.

What are the different types of massage?

The beauty of massage therapy is that there are many techniques designed to target specific problems. After talking with you about your symptoms and evaluating your overall health, your provider determines which type of massage is best for you.

A few examples of massage techniques include:

Deep-tissue and trigger-point massage

This type of massage focuses on specific areas of pain, tension, or trigger points, which are knotted muscles. During a deep-tissue massage, firm and gliding pressure along the targeted muscles produce relaxation and improve movement.

With trigger-point therapy, your massage therapist applies concentrated pressure directly on a knot to relax the contraction and relieve your pain.

Swedish massage

This well-known style of massage is often used for relaxation and stress relief. Still, it also increases your blood flow, which delivers healing oxygen and nutrients to tissues while carrying away toxins.

Swedish massage uses techniques such as kneading, circular pressure, and percussive tapping.

Specialized massage

If you engage in competitive sports, the performing arts, or any field that stresses your body, your massage therapist can provide therapeutic massages customized to meet your needs.

For example, medical massage before and after competition can prevent injuries, fight fatigue, improve your performance, and relieve swelling and muscle tension.

Whether you need to relax or you seek pain relief from tight muscles, call Rise2Health or schedule an appointment online.