NEW LOCATION  1626 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

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New Location & Services

We are thrilled to announce WE HAVE MOVED!!!

After 16 years in the previous location, Body Aware has moved just a few blocks away. We will continue to be on Alberta Street, but we are now at 1626 NE Alberta.

We have partnered with YesYes Healing Garden, an established community-centered healing arts clinic located in a beautifully renovated Craftsman. 

We will continue to offer services as a team with the same staff and appointment times. And we will be expanding our service offerings. 

Our additional offerings will include: 

Mama Wellness Sessions with Sara Nielsen LMT, RYT

These sessions will combine hands-on therapeutic massage & a custom movement practice explicitly designed for mamas. Mama Wellness sessions support mothers in taking care of themselves to caretake others from a strong, healthy, and stable place.

Craniosacal with Tessa Waring LMT

Tessa is our newest team member, and along with traditional massage services, they specialize in Craniosacral Therapy. This modality balances the cerebrospinal fluid that connects the brain and spinal cord to the sacrum. These gentle sessions are a powerful tool for relaxation, stress relief, relieving emotional trauma, muscle tension, and migraines, among other conditions.

Acupuncture with John Kozel, LAc

Along with acupuncture, John employs herbal medicine, shiatsu, tui na massage, mindfulness, and breathwork techniques when working with patients. He specializes in treating back and neck pain, insomnia and anxiety, menstrual disorders, and urinary conditions. 

Visit his website to learn more or book a session. 

We now require all of our clients and staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid19.

Our precautions: 

  • Before and after all sessions, we clean thoroughly with  EPA grade disinfectants. 
  • We have added medical-grade air purifiers to each treatment room and upgraded our building filters to Mver16 air filters.
  • Our therapists will be wearing N95 or Kn95 masks at all times during your visit. 

For your appointment: 

  • Please wear a mask for your appointment. 
  • Drinking water won’t be available during your session, so please hydrate yourself before your visit and leave your water in your car. 
  • Our door will be locked when you arrive and will come down to greet you. 
  • You will receive a Covid questionnaire before your session, which you can complete online, or on a mobile device. We ask that if you have any Covid like symptoms or have anyone in your household that has, you cancel or reschedule your appointment. 
  • Once inside the building, we will ask you to wash your hands and take your shoes off. 

Symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

Special Valentines Day Couples Massage Class 

February 14th 7pm-8:30pm

$35 Per Person 

Aradia Willow, owner of Body Aware Massage is offering a special massage class for couples for Valentines Day. In this class, you learn the basic concepts of therapeutic massage and how to adapt professional techniques to be used at home. Class is limited to three couples, so six people in total.

You will need to wear loose, comfortable clothing and be able to walk up a short flight of stairs. In this 90 minute class you'll learn a seated massage sequence, practiced with clothes on. You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes and how to find the perfect  pressure depth. 

Learn skills to last a lifetime for less than a cost of one massage 

All Couples Massage Classes are now booked through Airbnb Experience. You will need a Airbnb Profile to register, if you are new to Airbnb use this discount code to get $50 OFF your first stay.

The anatomy of human movement is an elegant system,  with profound intricacies built upon a simple framework. By understanding these universal principles of interconnection and how they apply to your own body, you can lay the groundwork for lasting physical improvements." 

Looking for lasting improvements in posture, strength and flexibility?

 Imbalanced musculoskeletal holding patterns can have a domino effect throughout the whole body. After injury, repetitive use, or postural imbalance the affected muscles can go into protective mode, causing other muscles and connective tissue to compensate. While this adaptive response is supportive in the short term, in the long run these misaligned patterns can translate into slower healing or limited movement. This chain reaction may eventually  lead to chronic pain, secondary injuries or decreased performance.    

It’s time to build new, long-term healthy patterns to align posture and movement.

When it comes to rehabbing an injury or improving posture, many people’s first thought is to use ice, do more stretching, or to up their strength training program--only to find frustration at not getting results.  Stretching and strengthening are important, but, without a plan, these exercises can reinforce old dysfunctional habits and movement patterns. It’s important to look at the big picture to create a balanced routine.  

Foam rolling, self-massage, breathing adjustments or myofascial integration may be the piece you’ve been missing.

Subtle shifts in how you breath, how you move,  and even how you sit and stand can have a big impact on how you feel. Tools like foam rollers, yoga blocks, therabands, and tennis balls give you assistance and support. With expert guidance and actionable strategies, you will be empowered to transform your health.  

Our individualized stretch and strengthen instruction sessions will give you the knowledge to create a practice you can do on your own at home. It can be a full series of exercises or small adjustments that can be worked into daily life. We’ll offer suggestions and teach you a variety of self-massage skills, and the ways to get the most out of your foam roller.

On the initial visit you will receive a personalized assessment, handouts explaining exercises, and a detailed plan of action based on your needs. This  plan may include:

  • Yoga and Stretching Exercises
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Self Massage
  • Foam Rolling
  • Education on how to use assistive tools at home
  • stress reduction strategies
  • breathing techniques

How can Sports Massage be a benefit to you?

#1 Massage is an ideal treatment for soothing post-exercise muscle pain, or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Lactic acid is often cited as the culprit for DOMS, but there’s more to it—lactic acid is removed relatively quickly from the muscles. DOMS is in part a response to the microscopic tears of muscle fibers associated with vigorous exercise. To repair these muscle tears, the body initiates an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort. Edema or fluid in the muscle compartments can also cause redness, swelling, and pain.

#2 Sports Massage improves blood circulation to the muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. It also increases lymph flow, which helps to reduce edema and remove toxins. More blood flow and better lymphatic drainage means faster healing.

#3 Massage benefits are not limited to the physical body. The calming effect of massage improves concentration and lowers stress, which can equal better performance.

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