Author Archives: Casey Holliman

Best Sports Massage in the Northwest of 2016

Performance Bodywork was voted “Best Sports Massage of 2016 in the Pacific Northwest” by Competitor Running Magazine. Competitor Magazine is one of the world’s leading running and fitness publications. Every year they ask online readers and social media followers from around the country to vote on their favorite races, specialty shops, clubs, charity programs, coaches, […]

Best Massage Therapist in Portland for 2017 – Top 21

For the second year in a row we are happy and proud to announce that Performance Bodywork, LLC was chosen as one of the top 21 best massage therapists in Portland, OR by Expertise!  Narrowing their picks down from 151 massage therapists using more than 25 variables across 5 categories: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability and […]

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a Game Changer!

I first became aware of Fascial Stretch Therapy in 2011 when I was in massage school. I did not look too deep into it at the time because I was so focused on finishing school and just getting my new career started, so it quickly was forgotten in the back of my mind. I then […]

Best Massage Therapist in Portland – Top 20!

We are very happy and excited to announce that Performance Bodywork has been named one of the top 20 Best Massage Therapists in Portland by Expertise for 2016.  They used multiple variables to determine their list out of 278 choices, including: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism and Engagement. With Portland being such a saturated market […]

Most Hilariously Awkward Moments As A Massage Therapist

In just over 3 years as a massage therapist I have been fortunate to build a thriving practice with some really awesome clientele.  Honestly, I never expected to be where I am in my career so soon.  With a lot of hard work, dedication, and providing high quality service I no longer experience much of […]

Massage & Health Insurance: Get to Know Your Benefits

Over my last couple years as a massage therapist, and with the help from an experienced medical biller, I have learned a lot about the ways different insurance companies treat massage therapists.  I would say more than half of the patients I treat are covered under their insurance, but they all work a little bit […]

Should You Still Get a Massage When Sick?

As I lay here in bed this morning after having to cancel my appointments today due to being sick, I figured I might as well do something ‘work related’.  I know it is never a good idea for myself to work when I am sick.  I am sure most of my clients would appreciate that […]

Drink Water After Massage, Lots of It!

If you have ever had a massage from me, one of the phrases you have almost certainly heard at some point (probably multiple times) is “Make sure you drink plenty of water over the next few days.”  Most people know this is what they need to be doing, but are not exactly sure why.  The […]

Best Sports Massage in the Northwest!

I am happy to announce that Performance Bodywork has been voted as “Best Sports Massage of 2013” by Competitor Running Magazine of the entire Pacific Northwest Region! (including Oregon, Washington, Idaho and parts of Canada) Thank you to all who nominated and voted for me, I greatly appreciate it!! Below is a link to the online […]

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a web-like system of connective tissue that spans throughout your entire body.  It wraps around and compartmentalizes each of your individual internal body parts…muscles, organs, bones, nerves and blood vessels. Fascia keeps all of our structures separate and allows them to move freely between each other through movements.  Fascia provides support and protection, and […]