Category Archives: Sports Massage

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ice or Heat for an Injury

Ever wonder whether or not you should be using ice or heat for your injuries?  This is a pretty common question I get asked.  Most people understand that it is best to ice an acute injury, such as a sprained ankle that immediately swells up after rolling it.  Ice is always what you want to […]

Have You Used Your Foam Roller Today?

Foam rollers come in many different styles, shapes and densities.  Some have a soft surface, some are very solid, there are half-rolls, short, long, spongy or plastic, and rollers with knobby edges or grooves when you need to reach those deeper structures.  I use a foam roller regularly as part of my fitness and workout […]

Event Massage at the Tour de Cure 2013

On July 20th, I volunteered along with a few other sports massage therapists from around Portland to provide post-event massage for the cyclists who participated in the Tour de Cure Ride.  It is structured for cyclists of all experience levels, with routes ranging from 5 to 100 miles.  The event is in support of the […]