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Massage

Our therapists are gifted with deep tissue, pre-natal and relaxation massage techniques. They listen carefully to your needs and respond with the appropriate amount of pressure whether for rehabilitation or just to melt away for an hour.

There is a beautiful air of collaboration amongst all the providers of Growing Care and Portland Family Health, and you may be referred to another set of healing hands if the massage therapist finds you would benefit from them.

Massage is available seven days a week and evenings! We may be able to apply some insurance coverage toward it, depending on your plan. Please give the office a call so we can help you find out the full scope of your benefits.

Cydney French, LMT, CA

Cydney Fcydney-frenchrench is a long time practitioner of the Healing and Creative Arts. Cydney graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2004. She began her practice at Full Spectrum Health Center under the mentorship of Dr. Deborah Santomero, DC until she opened her private practice after the birth of her second daughter. A couple years into her massage practice, Cydney began studying with Jan Engels-Smith of Lightsong School of Shamanic Studies, following the curriculum over several years, working closely with Jan. Cydney has been practicing Shamanism for 6 years and Massage for 11 years.

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.

Jenn Farrington LMT, CA

Jenn headshotIn 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 is eager for her work as an LMT to affect healing and happiness in her Portland community.

Megan Pardee  LMT, CA

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 9.23.14 PMMegan 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.

Megan 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 in 2009 where she studied Swedish, Deep tissue, and myofascial. She has studied Craniosacral for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum with Carol Gray.  Megan enjoys yoga, martial arts, and dance. She is also skilled with herbal medicine, and cooking tasty food from scratch.

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 preschool-aged son, immersing in the outdoors with her family, gardening and harvesting (barefoot of course), reading, or creating art.