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Massage in Portland, Oregon

 

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Blossom Clinic offers multiple types of massage in Portland. Here is a description of each form offered.

AMMA Therapy

This is a specialized form of Asian bodywork therapy that combines a deep circular rhythmic pressure and acu-point stimulation.  The treatment is based on Chinese medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system.  Amma  Therapy, like acupuncture, focuses on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body by utilizing the sensitivity and strength of the hands rather than needles.   Amma Therapy can be used on infants to elders for the treatment of many conditions; including autoimmune disorders, women’s disorders, digestive complaints, headaches and more.

Arvigo Technique Maya Abdominal Massage (ATMAM)

This massage is centered on the ancient Mayan techniques, which reposition organs that have dropped and restricted the flow of blood, lymph, nerves & chi energy. Arvigo Techniques seek to restore the body to its natural balance. Maya massage is used to help the body heal from a number of conditions such as painful periods, irregular cycles, endometriosis, miscarriages and a displaced/tilted uterus.

Craniosacral Therapy

A subtle therapy that may facilitate change throughout the areas where the body’s cerebrospinal fluid is limited, confined or immobilized.  This approach enables the body to heal itself through the fluid movement of cranial bones and surrounding fascia and aids relaxation of the central nervous system.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue massage uses strong pressure to reach below the superficial connective tissue layers to treat chronic pain and/or untreated past injuries. The therapist uses slow deep strokes  and cross fiber friction to break up old adhesions and held structural dsyfunction patterns.  The use of controlled pressure increases nutrients, oxygen and blood flow into the problem areas.  Deep tissue massage may be helpful for reducing pain, increasing range of motion, breaking up scar tissue or adhesions.  It is good for people who have chronic joint or tendon injuries, or chronic muscle strain.

Infant Massage Workshops

Infant massage helps to increase the baby’s immune system, enhances nutrients being absorbed and relieves the discomforts from teething, gas, colic and constipation.  Learning infant massage is a great way to build the bond between parent and baby.  By spending more one on one time with your baby during massage you will be able to recognize your baby’s cues more quickly and effectively.

Myofascial Release Therapy

This is a body-mind-spirit approach for the evaluation and treatment of the bodily structure.  Treatment of the fascial system or connective tissue helps to assist in the release of emotional cellular memory from past traumas; correct postural imbalance; release scar tissue and assist the body in letting go of chronic painful holding patterns. The release of fascia also improves the fluidity of the body and its ability to conduct bio-electricity.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage may help to stabilize hormone levels, reduce edema, increase energy levels, relieve muscle strain, promote relaxation of both mother and baby and allow for greater flexibility during labor.

Swedish Massage

Light to medium pressure massage consisting of five basic strokes.  These techniques encourage heat production, muscle lengthening and relaxation, stimulation of blood flow, stress reduction, increased immune response and other related benefits.

Pregnancy Massage Portland, Oregon: Nourishing the Prenatal Mother

Submitted by Rylen Feeney, Independent Practitioner of Asian Bodywork Therapy and practitioner of Pregnancy Massage Portland at Blossom Clinic.

pregnancy massage portlandChinese medicine recognizes five major transitions or watersheds in a woman’s lifetime: birth, puberty, pregnancy, menopause and death.  Each of these times is an opportunity, a gate through which we pass, and can irrevocably affect our spirit and/or our health.

There is no better time to closely nourish ourselves than when we are pregnant.  It presents itself as an opportunity to not only resolve old health issues of our own but to help form and impact the future health of our soon-to-be child.

At Blossom we are fortunate to be able to offer both traditional Swedish pregnancy massage and Asian bodywork Therapy for pregnancy. If what you need is deep relaxation and a nourishing touch to ease your spirit and melt your aches and pains try the Swedish prenatal massage.  If you are suffering from lethargy, feeling out of sorts and achy try the Asian bodywork to revitalize and balance your mind and body.

A woman may receive prenatal massage at any point during a healthy pregnancy. In a high risk pregnancy, or when there are medical complications, it is recommended to consult with both your obstetrician and a prenatal massage therapist. The benefits of prenatal massage and Asian bodywork therapy include the following:

* Reduces stress & anxiety

* Relieves aches and pains due to the rapid changes taking place in your body: great for the neck, back, sacrum, hands and feet.

* Reduces swelling of feet and ankles

* Maintains skin elasticity, reducing stretch marks

* Promotes deep relaxation & improves quality of sleep

* Improves digestion – constipation and acid reflux

* Relaxes and soothes baby

* Reduces pelvic & sciatic pain

* Can help reduce nausea

* Improves energy and vitality

* Relieves sinus congestion

Prenatal massage and Asian bodywork therapy are safe and effective complementary health care approaches for mothers-to-be.  To avoid any negative effects make sure your therapist is trained and experienced.  Note that nausea and dizziness can occur after any massage, don’t come with a completely empty stomach but do avoid eating immediately before a massage, and get up carefully and slowly to avoid problems. Hydration is essential after receiving any type of bodywork, be sure to drink plenty of water following your massage.

Blossom Clinic also offers Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and nutritional support for a healthy pregnancy.   At Blossom Clinic we celebrate all phases of the human life. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Enjoy Massage?

logo 1.5 x 1.75 inches copyIn the month of August, 2009, enjoy a one hour massage with one of our amazing massage therapists for only $60! To learn more about our therapists, please visit our Blossom Clinic website.  Please call 503 287 0886 to schedule or email us at theblossomlinic@gmail.com.  This is sure to be a wonderful treat.

This offer is good for one massage only in the month of August.   Enjoy!

Blossom Clinic Welcomes Rylen Feeney, BA, LMT, Dipl. ABT & CH (NCCAOM)

 

Rylen Feeney: Asian Bodywork Therapist & Chinese Herbalist, Whole Food Nutrition Consultant

Rylen Feeney: Asian Bodywork Therapist & Chinese Herbalist, Whole Food Nutrition Consultant

Blossom Clinic is honored to have Rylen Feeney join the team. Rylen is a dedicated scholar of the wisdom of Chinese medicine and wholistic healthcare. She has been an Amma Therapist and instructor of Chinese Medicine and alternative healthcare since 1990. 

Rylen graduated from San Francisco State University, Cum Laude, with a BA in Psychology.  She continued her education at the New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research & The Clayton School of Natural Healing where she studied wholistic health, Amma Therapy, massage, herbs and nutrition. Dedicated to continued learning,  Rylen completed a 2-year study of 5-element theory and Chinese Medicine in an evolutionary context with Lonny Jarrett in 2007.  

Rylen started teaching Amma Therapy, nutrition, Qigong, and wholistic medicine in 1993.  She currently owns and directs The Wellspring School for Healing Arts in Boise, Idaho.  She is a passionate instructor who is committed to The Wellspring’s continued excellence.  Helping clients and students overcome disharmony and maintain optimum health.  She is an active AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia) member, AOBTA Certified Instructor, current Registered Instructor committee chair and former AOBTA national Director of Education.  She currently serves the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) as a subject matter expert and education development committee for Asian Bodywork Therapy and lives and maintains a private practice Portland, Oregon.

As a practitioner Rylen specializes in family health concerns and maintenance, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, cancer recovery, managing depression and anxiety and moving toward a healthier more authentic expression of life.  

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A SESSION WITH RYLEN: Amma Therapy with Rylen is an extensive, dynamic and comprehensive form of Wholistic Healthcare which includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 – Elements, Asian bodywork, wholistic nutrition, Chinese & Western herbs and supplements,  meditation and qigong. Rylen will guide each client to reach their highest potential and embrace a lifestyle that is congruent with their beliefs. 

WHAT IS AMMA BODYWORK THERAPY? Amma is the oldest Chinese word to describe massage.  Amma is a specialized form of bodywork therapy that combines deep, therapeutic pressure and acu-point stimulation. The treatment is based on Chinese medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system.  Amma Bodywork Therapy, like acupuncture, focuses on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body.  Whereas the acupuncturist inserts needles into the energy pathways to stimulate and move the energy, the Amma practitioner relies primarily on the sensitivity and strength of the hands to manipulate the client’s life Qi. 

WHAT IS WHOLISTIC NUTRITION? Wholistic Nutrition recognizes that food is more than it’s nutritional components.  It recognizes food as deeply sustaining and nourishing our lifeforce.  Rylen looks at the traditional energetics of foods as well as current  nutritional wisdom and combines them to make sensible doable individual recommendations for each client.  

WHAT ABOUT THE HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS?  Ultimate health in today’s world, may include the judicious use of herbs and supplements. Rylen is extensively trained and nationally certified in the healthy use of herbs and supplements. Herbs/supplements may be used to maintain health, to mitigate negative effects of pharmaceutical drugs, or to treat specific conditions directly.

To schedule to complementary phone consultation or appointment with Rylen, please call Blossom Clinic 503.287.0886.