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Decrease pain and tension to increase mobility and strength.

I used to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits, now I makes you feel like a million bucks.

WHAT I DO: I help individuals decrease pain and tension to increase mobility and strength.

WHO I WORK WITH: Folks who have received great benefit from Caring Portland Massage include postal carriers, hair stylists, factory workers, lawyers, administrative staff, librarians, counselors, social workers, musicians, retail clerks, bartenders, mechanics, mountain climbers, runners, bodybuilders, and many others. My practice is body-positive, gender affirming, and welcomes Black, Indigenous and People of Color. My history includes training in power, privilege and inequity, trauma sensitivity, Safe Zone for LGBTQIAts, alternative sexualities, and anti-racism.

WHY IT WORKS: However you use your body, massage is proven to improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, boost range of motion, & regulate aches and pain.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: I provide mood boosting, pain reducing, and restorative massage to folks using health insurance (PacificSource, Regence BCBS, & Providence accepted), MVA claims, worker’s comp claims, HSA/FSA, and those looking for general cash-pay treatments. BOOK NOW: www.caringportland.com

Calm and caring: that’s what I offer you.

WHAT OTHERS SAY:
“Amazingly effective – Julie has returned my much-abused neck-shoulder muscles twice now. I can tell now when I am stressing them too much. Julie’s intelligent & intuitive massage is so worth the time you take!” – MF McAuliffe

“Highlight of my week was being able bring #healing to my wrist thanks to your magical hands! Best #massage ever-I could get addicted to this routine.” – Emma Flores

“This sure-footed and deft-fingered pro knows her stuff: Just had an amazing hour of stretching and de-knotting. Make your appointments before she rightfully gets huge.” – Andy G

HOW IT WORKS: Book online at www.caringportland.com or text for availability. Located inside Awakenings Wellness Center on the ground floor. Please allow about 20 minutes for the intake process to ascertain if there are any contraindications, injuries, target areas, or any other preferences specific to you. Our office is private and secure. You will be draped for privacy.

Caring Portland Massage is operated by Julie. She specializes in therapeutic swedish, myofascial structural, deep tissue, and neuromuscular trigger point therapies, and is trained in an array of traditional and eastern modalities including cupping, gua sha, hot stone, dry brush. She enjoys collaborating with clients so they leave each session feeling great.

READY TO TALK? Book an appointment now or email caringportland @ gmail.com

Pay at time of service with Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Square. 

Insurance Accepted

Using Insurance? Book a MEDICAL MASSAGE appointment. Be sure to complete the INTAKE FORM and add your insurance information. Please allow 2 weeks for us to coordinate the necessary details. 

Medical Massage is billed to insurance as a Delayed Payment at non-discounted ‘time of service’ rates.

Please be prepared to discuss your goals.

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Black Lives Matter! I continue to check and evaluate my biases, to recognize and call out the racist paradigm I was born into and continue to live in, and affirm the reality that racism has existed as a systemic form of resource control and abuse that benefits the few over the many; a system which benefits white people over all others. To this end, I continue to vote, volunteer, and when possible donate. I participate in Awakenings Wellness Center’s anti-racist study group where we study individually and come together to reflect as a group on the reality of racism. I gathered a few resources in this linktree (which includes places to contribute your voice, your dollars, your time, as well as other linktrees and documents listing resources and educational material). Multnomah County Library has audio & electronic books available such as White Fragility, How to be an Anti Racist, Me & White Supremacy, So You Want to Talk About Race, White Awake, Stamped, The Invention of the White Race, and many others. My personal goal is to educate, be humble, stay awake, be kind, be an accomplice.

Testimonials

Amazingly effective – Julie has returned my much-abused neck-shoulder muscles twice now. I can tell now when I am stressing them too much. Julie’s intelligent & intuitive massage is *so* worth the time you take! – MF McAuliffe

This sure-footed and deft-fingered pro knows her stuff. Just had an amazing hour of stretching and de-knotting. Make your appointments before she rightfully gets huge. – Andy G

I like your technique! – CT

That was so good I feel drunk! – L

Big change in my posture and how I feel overall since Monday! Thank you for sending the stretches, too. Thanks again for the great massage – game changing! – MG

Fingers like feathers, but she gets into the spots that need it. – GS

You make me feel very comfortable. I took a nap! – A

You do very good job – make me feel very comfortable. – B

Just had my first massage with Ms. Julie. Amazing, skilled, intuitive work! I feel so much better than my usual knotted-up mess! – Jane Sullivan

Julie is a licensed massage therapist! Doing hair all day and playing music my back always is angry. I went to her and she sorted me right out! Truly best massage I have had in ages, she listens thoroughly to your needs before getting started. I highly recommend her to all and she does great deals for first time clients! Thanks Julie! You are an angel! – Shauna

Julie is a woman of integrity with the highest of principles. I truly recommend her work. – Vickie D

Services

Modalities

Options include
Therapeutic Massage: Application of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Bodywork, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Cupping, Gua Sha / Coining, and somatic awareness building.

Sports Massage: Targeted treatment to decrease pain and tension, increase mobility and strength, and, depending on your needs, to build energy or recuperate post-event.

Emulsion-Free: Emulsion-free Structural bodywork treatment targeting key areas with compression, myofascial release, stretching, and optional reflexology and trigger point therapy.

Medical Massage: includes initial evaluation, treatment plan, detailed chart notes, range of motion tests, and massage targeted to your areas of concern. In coordination with your health care team, your treatment is customized to meet your needs with a goal to reduce scarring, increase range of motion, decrease pain. 

Longer sessions are an opportunity to provide deeper progress towards your goals and provide lasting effects. 

About Julie

Approach

I strive to bring the latest pain reduction strategies to the table. The reason I do this is because I experienced an accident and had medical providers who did not seem to care – they treated me with cookie-cutter procedures and most assumed (never even asking) my accident was motor vehicle related when it was not. I had to explain every single visit, over and over, what I had experienced and how it made my situation unique. No one should have to go through that.

It’s crucial for you to receive the support you need. I never want anyone to feel the way I did; to receive off-target care that forgets about you the second the appointment is over. I am on your team, providing tips to navigate the system, collaborating with your care team, customizing massage treatment, and researching specific approaches we can try one visit to the next. Each appointment, with your feedback, together we can support your goals for pain reduction.

My approach to bodywork is calm and caring. Trained by East West College of the Healing Arts, this Portland massage therapist explores modalities and techniques for all body types and sizes. Having researched and provided specialized treatment to folks recovering from injuries, as well as to sports enthusiasts I am enthusiastic about supporting sports recovery and growth. Since experiencing traumatic injury and resulting chronic pain, I have unique understanding of pain and the benefits massage can provide for healing.

Individualized sessions held in office at Awakenings Wellness Center – 1016 SE 12th (near Belmont).  Book Now to schedule.

More about me

I am a bass player in three bands, a former grantwriter / nonprofit program manager, operate a literary magazine, and volunteer at Freeform Radio & Cash Oregon. I’ve provided writing and editing services for businesses, arts programs, law firms, nonprofits, folks navigating personal legal situations, and revised or written resumes for job hunters.

Caring Portland Massage was started in a tiny sublet space in the Alberta Arts district and relocated January 2020 to a suite in the Awakenings Wellness Center. Awakenings is a healing center featuring an array of providers, group activities and wellness offerings.

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