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Our team of Massage Therapists come to the practice with extensive experience as well as a deep understanding of the body. With skills that vary in depth and range, the client is in the best hands possible to find the care that is sought out. With a keen ear for listening, each therapist is adept at meeting the client right where they are, approaching the session with a willingness to allow the client to dictate the path to wellness utilizing the many modalities available.

Visit us for a calming and healing massage therapy experience with therapeutic, deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point, acupressure, craniosacral, shiatsu, pregnancy and injury support . We assist all individuals, but specialize in supporting women through their journey of motherhood: preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum recovery. We love helping those with chronic pain, injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, athletic injuries & those in need of emotional support through the use of bodywork.

Our specialties include:

Prenatal Massage
Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage
Craniosacral Therapy
Shiatsu
Injury Support for Motor Vehicles Accidents

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Meet the Providers

Nicole Craigmiles, LMT, CA

Nicole came to massage therapy after having her children and leaving a corporate training career. She discovered a much-needed quiet space on a massage table during a trip to Mexico. She followed her new-found interest by studying at East West College of Healing Arts and graduated in December 2016,

One of the reasons she loves massage is how happy it makes people. In our fast paced, chaotic world, people rarely stop and just breathe. Nicole believes that massage offers the space to heal by opening up tight areas of the body and giving the mind a break from life. She studied Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai Massage, and basic Craniosacral Therapy techniques and incorporates them into her massages.

 Other than massage, Nicole loves to spend time with her family or volunteering in the community. She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and paddle boarding, and spends a lot of time camping in the warmer months.

Jenn Farrington, LMT, CA

In the spirit of humor and health, Jenn’s approach to massage is both compassionate and empowering. She engages clients through education, which initiates lasting change and reinforces bodywork. Her dynamic style is flexible in pressure and technique, suitable for all types of people and particularly effective for athletes, kids, parents, and workaholics. Jenn offers Deep Tissue Massage, Myofacial Release, Structural Bodywork, Trigger Point, Swedish Relaxation, and basic Craniosacral Therapy. She loves to work on necks, pecs, lats, psoas,’ gluts, IT bands, and feet. Unlocking the puzzle of muscular dysfunction is her favorite game. Jenn studied massage therapy at East West College of the Healing Arts; and fine art at Cornell University. After 16 years as a photographer, her love for sculpting led her to massage therapy, where her experience with photographing people developed into posture and gait assessment skills. Jenn is a biker, runner, snowboarder & SUP’er with a deep love for the outdoors, her family and daily belly-laughs. She loves that her work affects healing and happiness in her community. Learn more about massage therapy services at Portland Family Health, or schedule an appointment below.

Cydney French, LMT, CA

Cydney French has been a bodyworker since 2004.  She listens with presence to the individual needs of each client to address the issues that brings a person to her table. She is a skilled listener to the language of the body & spirit and works to aid the body to heal at its deepest levels. She holds respect for the natural rhythms of healing that the body requires and is willing to adapt each session to what a client is requesting to achieve this effect. Cydney is fluent in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Table Thai, Trigger Point, as well as Myofascial Release techniques. She is also trained in the tradition of Core Shamanism to lend another layer of healing into the session. Cydney practices a variety of modalities that can be used to attain the desired results of her clients. She is versed in the many layers of the physical body, the emotional systems, and the energetic bodies. Her ability to actively listen to the needs of her clients allows the session to be crafted individually.

In addition to being a light worker, Cydney has a thriving practice in the field of art, having graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1998. Her creative and healing practices compliment one another and create a diverse well of inspiration that fuels her enthusiasm for both, as well as the incredible honor of raising two lovely daughters.
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Monicka Koneski, LMT

Monicka’s approach to massage therapy is one of present and compassionate care. She balances a deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology with intuitive and nurturing touch. A self-proclaimed “anatomy and movement nerd”, Monicka received her BA in Dance and Movement studies from William Smith College in 2003, and continued on to study massage therapy and bodywork at East West College in 2010. She is a lover of learning, and adapts her skills to suit the needs of the individual. She continues to teach movement and yoga at The Bhaktishop Yoga Center in SE Portland, and is the co-director of The Bhaktishop’s Yoga School. Currently, Monicka is participating in a mentorship with Intuitive Healer Shayne Case, to further her capacity for self-healing and holding healing space for others. She practices myofascial release, deep tissue, relaxation, and Thai massage. When Monicka is not engaged in bodywork or movement, she is likely playing with her very active  son, immersing in the outdoors with her family, gardening and harvesting (barefoot of course), reading, or creating art. Learn more about massage therapy services at Portland Family Health, or schedule an appointment below.

dr. kacy borba spann, ND, LAc and Monicka Koneski, LMT, Somatic Movement & Yoga Teacher to help you heal from your birth trauma. One of the most common responses that we hear from birthing parents who have experienced miscarriage, pregnancy loss, intervention, medical trauma, lack of support or anything else that has caused them to feel traumatized from pregnancy and/or birth is that they feel so alone. We are here to create support around healing from birth trauma. We are here so that you know you are not alone. We are here because we have experienced traumatic births and the residual impact it can have on the postpartum experience as well as any and all other aspects of life. In each Seasonal Workshop will have a different theme utilizing  art, movement, writing, meditation, sound healing and community.

 The Bhakstishop Yoga Center hosts our Seasonal Workshops. Please click the link following link for upcoming workshop and registration information: https://www.thebhaktishop.com/workshops

Megan Pardee, LMT, CA

Megan is dedicated to enabling her clients to return to joyful lives through pain and stress reduction. Megan’s bodywork toolbox includes subtle techniques such as Craniosacral, deep therapeutic structural work, and so much in between! Her clients find her to be warm, intuitive, and easy to talk to. She loves analyzing each person’s situation to figure out the optimal combination of bodywork techniques and self care strategies that will best support each individual. Knowing that nurturing human touch is a requirement for human health, and that the childbearing year is deeply formative for families, Megan has a special interest in supporting women through their journey of motherhood- preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum recovery. Megan graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009 where she studied Swedish, Deep tissue, and myofascial. She has studied Craniosacral for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum with Carol Gray. When not at Portland Family Health, Megan enjoys yoga, martial arts, and dance. Her interest in natural health also includes herbal medicine, and cooking tasty food from scratch. Learn more about massage therapy services at Portland Family Health, or schedule an appointment below.

Tina Rea, LMT, CA

While Tina's work is based on Zen Shiatsu, she has created an approach to Shiatsu from over two decades of training and many more decades of living and learning about life and the body.  Each of us have our own ecosystem, our own ecological landscape.  Everything in our lives has an effect on how we live and move through our lives: the foods we eat or do not eat, the stressors in our lives, how we move through our days, sleep, play and the conversations we have with ourselves. Your Shiatsu session is created for you each time you come in, connecting to you, your energy and how you feel at the moment.  Tina's goal is to partner with you in your healing process, including reducing pain, increasing mobility, improving sleep and energy, balancing digestion, reducing stress & anxiety and improving your sense of overall well-being.

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