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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Amy Scott


My name is Amy Scott and I have been a Licensed Massage therapist for over 7 years. For 6 of those 7 years I have been working with Milwaukie Chiropractic Center. I went to East West College of the Healing Arts here in Portland, OR from 2006-2007. After a year of independent contracting I began working at Milwaukie Chiropractic Center in the hopes of working with a larger more diverse part of the community. I am now the Director of the Massage Therapy Program that has grown monumentally over the last 6 years. I specialize in Deep Tissue Medical Massage Therapy. This includes a variety of techniques like Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Swedish techniques like friction, compression, and pinning and stretching. By releasing adhesions in fascial and microscopic muscle fibers, I can and will lower your daily pain and increase your range of motion. I educate my clients about what I am doing while I am working the muscles so you can visualize and understand why you feel pain.

In this last year I have began studying Biodynamic Cranio-SacraI which is a gentle modality that resets the rhythm in the cerebral spinal fluid, or our "liquid gold". I have also taken advanced courses in TMJ release. I use Thai massage on the table for all my pregnancy massages over 20 weeks to gently release the pain and pressure of pregnancy. We have Body Cushions available that contour for comfort for expecting mothers up to 20 weeks and for post natal massage. I have also begun integrating doTERRA essential oils into my practice after learning the benefits of the Aromatouch technique. Please stop in and make an appointment as we now have extended evening hours Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 pm!

Jennifer Freiter

My career as a LMT began over 10 years ago. I have always found anatomy fascinating. I found my true calling and passion with massage therapy. My modalities or specialties are deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, and hydrotherapy. I love helping people heal and watching them progress to a healthy way of life. I love being able to help accident victims and people with injuries. I find my work very rewarding and I love coming to work every day knowing I make a difference in people's lives. I have lived in Oregon all my life. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking traveling with my two precious children and husband. I also am pursuing a career in nursing part time.

 

 

 

 

 

Faren Nacoste

My name is Faren, I have been a Massage Therapist for about 5 years now. I believe Im an intuitive bodyworker, first listening to you and your body, and following through with a massage that is designed for you and your individual needs, I never gives the same massage twice. Many modalities find their way into the massage, designed to be as effective as possible. My massage finds its foundation in a soothing flow with nurturing touch integrating Swedish, Deep Tissue & Hot Stone, techniques as necessary, to achieve a quality experience with every massage. My education background (East West College of Healing Arts 2008-2009) enables me to establish and facilitate body awareness, relaxation and injury prevention for clients. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family especially my baby girl Aliviah & enjoys the outdoors.

 

 

Janet Garland

My massage career began 11 years ago when I entered Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs. (Yes, I got to walk to “The Garden of the Gods” everyday.) I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT, Trigger Point Therapy, and Lymphatic drainage (An excellent detox massage, also good for recovering cancer patients.). The ancient art of healing through massage has touched my soul. I look forward to working with each and every one of you. Before becoming an LMT, I taught emotionally/behaviorally challenged youth in middle school for 10 years. I spent the first 15 years of my adult life as a tennis pro (USTA ranking-510-1986). I enjoyed playing the flute and playing in Rose City Flute Choir. I also love the outdoors.

 


 

Alena Nahabedian

I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts and have been a licensed massage therapist in Portland, Oregon since 2000. I love being a massage therapist and I practice many different massage modalities including: deep tissue, cranio-sacral, medical, sports injury, shiatsu and relaxation. I specialize in myofascial release therapy (MFR short.) MFR is massage of the connective tissue that surrounds every structure in our entire body (Even our cells!), and it connects everything to everything else. MFR is designed to assist in releasing both long and short term holding patterns established through: injury, accident, surgery, repetitive stress and trauma. Used in combination with other modalities, such as deep tissue massage, my massage style is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. I assess and tailor my treatment based each person’s individual needs. As a certified yoga teacher and practitioner for over 20 years I believe in treating both the body and mind. There is irrefutable, scientific evidence that the body and mind are one. It is my goal as a massage therapist and yoga teacher to help you understand how to integrate massage therapy into your life in order to treat both to reduce pain and stress and increase your overall well being.

Julie Ness

My name is Julie Ness. I was born and raised in a small town in Montana. I spent my summers in Lake Oswego with my grandparents. So, Oregon has kind of always been a second home.Growing up I was involved in a lot of different sports. I also grew up on a ranch and did a lot of horseback riding. Sports and horseback riding resulted in quite a few injuries. My Mother believed in Chiropractic care and massage therapy to treat my injuries. So, massage and chiropractic care have been a big part of my life. I have been a massage therapist since 2007. I attended Oregon School of Massage, and I am currently back in school working towards my nursing degree. My main focus modalities include myofascial, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and cupping. My goal is to provide a plan for my clients that helps increase their range of motion while reducing their pain, stress, muscle fatigue and joint stiffness. I love helping patients who have been injured heal and get out of pain. That brings me the most satisfaction in my job. My hobbies include running, mountain biking, and horseback riding. I also love hanging out with my husband and our two crazy dogs! I look forward to treating you!

Keith Dagenhart

I grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania but moved to the Portland area in 1998. I arrived with 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry and two years as a massage therapist—and a desire to expand my skills to help people achieve optimum health. I got my Oregon Massage Therapist license and started a long process of studying various healing modalities. In addition to standard massage, I now specialize in advanced techniques like cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, and gua sha. I am also a certified Reiki practitioner and an herbalist. With my diverse skills and 25+ years of healthcare experience, I can recommend the technique that works best for you—rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. I’m a fan and practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts, which always reminds me of the importance of harmonizing mind, body and spirit. I also enjoy walking and running, watching sports of all kinds, and the American Ninja Warrior TV show.

 

Heidi Matz

Aloha! My name is Heidi Kenani Matz I have served in the field of bodywork for over 8 years. I went to school here in Portland, OR at Concorde Career Institute. My initial training was in sports/injury and structural integration playful approach. With over 20 years of competitive/extreme sports, injury work was a natural aptitude for me. As my career has progressed my interest in spiritual pursuits drew me towards continuing my education in the energetic practices of qigong and various mix of eastern modalities. I feel the combo of therapeutic and energetic work is ideal for mind-body harmony.

Massage is a true artistic passion of mine, with a dance of the hands through empathetic co-creation and physical expression I connect from the heart. It is my goal to help my fellow man cope with the physical, emotional, and spiritual manifestations we experience in our bodies through this crazy wonderful journey we call life. Free movement of breath and energy is the pulse of our existence, the key to a healthy mind and body. A belief strengthened in me the longer I am in the field of body work. With this in mind my techniques combine breath work, movement therapies, swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, pre-natal, hot stone, a working knowledge of a variety of eastern modalities and energetic work to help facilitate circulation, movement of stagnant energy, and rejuvenation of emotional and physical vitality.

I am grateful to move, create, and connect with all the many wonderful people I have worked with in my career. I continue to be in awe of all the many lessons, miracles, and laughs I have gained from each and everyone. I look forward to meeting you and making more memories.

Crystal Cook

Interested in Myofascial Therapy? Talk to me. My interest in massage started at a young age when I saw the benefits it had for my mother who was a hard working single parent at the time working 2 jobs. I owned my first massage table at the age of 19 and it quickly became a hobby of mine. I graduated from East West College of Healing Arts in 2010 and have since been focusing on myofascial, cranio-sacral therapy as well as Thai bodywork and facilitated stretching. I recently celebrated 10 years of being with my husband and the birth of our first baby boy. I’m a native Oregonian and during my free time I play soccer year round. I also enjoy hiking, golfing, and wakeboarding. I also have a passion for music and you can find me listening and dancing to Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band. I also volunteer massaging for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and an active supporter of Born Again Pitbull Rescue. I have been a part of the Milwaukie Chiropractic and Massage team since 2013 and am looking forward to certifying in pregnancy massage and visiting Thailand to study their bodywork.

 

Tosha Curry

I graduated from East west college in 2010. I enjoy mixing many modalities. I would describe my massages as a relaxation, deep tissue massage. I enjoy instructing people on how to stretch and the importance of drinking water for their long term healing and health. I have enjoyed working with many athletes, mostly long distance runners and martial arts fighters. I also very much enjoy seeing the progressive healing of car accident victims.

 

 

 

 

 

Zach Freiter

My interest in massage began 8 years ago. I just finished my college football career. I played for the Oregon Ducks from 1997 to 2001. I was a defensive tackle.  I experienced 3 knee injuries that required surgery while playing. I had a lot of massage and therapy. This resulted in my interest in the field. I received my Bachelors of Science in Anthropology. I am continuing my education in Computer Science and Engineering at PSU currently. I enjoy helping people in their injury recovery. I have been working with accident victims since I began my career in massage therapy. I specialize in deep tissue therapy, Swedish massage, and Myofacial release. In my free time I love being on a river fishing for salmon and steal head. I love traveling and relaxing with my kids Hunter and Belle and my wife Jennifer.

 

 

Tammy Wilson

I know first-hand that massage can help the body heal. I discovered massage after being in an auto accident in February 2011. When I realized the benefits of massage treatment and how it could improve my life, I changed my career from financial to the medicinal field. I wanted to do something that could give the gift I received; I did this in the spring of 2013. I graduated from Everest Institute for massage in September 2014. I am trained in Swedish (relaxation), Deep Tissue, Hot StoneTherapy, Pregnancy, Therapeutic, and Table Thai massage. I am interested in furthering my knowledge to include Asian techniques and other modalities focusing on the neck, shoulders and back. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, listening to music, being involved in my church, cooking/baking, walking/hiking, sports, going to the beach, and dining out.

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