"Live your life as an experiment"
Michelle Hebert, LMT.
Michelle moved to Oregon in 2011 after falling in love with Mt Hood Territory while vacationing. After graduating college, she found massage therapy to be the career that inspired her, one which encompassed who she is, and what she wanted to share with her community. In 2016, she completed the Massage Therapy program at East West College of the Healing Arts. Michelle loves the whole-body healing approach of massage, and feels passionately that massage therapy can make a profound difference in a person’s life.
Since completing massage school, she has studied Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports, and Orthopedic Massage. She subscribes to a no-pain deep tissue approach and will use a combination of techniques to help you achieve your goals. From life and work bodily stresses to recovering from an injury, Michelle looks forward to working with you on your path to wellness.
Therapeutic massage address musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder pain when reaching above, pain in the quads when running, or low-back pain from disc degeneration.
My style of deep tissue incorporates some elements of a relaxation massage into therapeutic work in order to create the most change. I begin my leading the body into a relaxed state, working with the tissues superficially, moving into deeper pressure only after they allow me. During this type of massage, I may use Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, or stretching, sometimes involving you in the work. This work can be deep, or not so deep, depending on how you feel and how your body responds to the work.
This type of work is focused, usually on the area that needs the work, along with any accessory muscles and tissues. Depending on how many areas of the body need work, this can be done in 60 or 90 minutes.
Relaxation, or Swedish, Massage is a perfect addition to your self-care routine. It helps by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, and is a great way to reconnect with yourself.
This treatment typically involves no movement or stretching and no interaction with the therapist. It is typically a full-body massage and can be done in 60 or 90 minutes. The pressure is whatever you set as comfortable.
My favorite type of treatment because it incorporates the relaxation aspect with the therapeutic work. This is best done in 90 or 120 minutes. In this treatment, and depending on your needs, I can typically work on the entire body while incorporating focused word. This is great for complaints such as tight shoulders or low back pain from desk work, TMJ pain, or headaches from stress, while still wanting to relax and achieve a full-body and mind connection.