Annie Colombo
Massage Therapist, LMT Verified
Portland, OR 97204
I am continually fascinated and honored to work as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Drawing on my core knowledge of myofascial release, deep tissue and swedish massage techniques, I tailor each session to my clients’ individual needs. I considers it a privilege to meet people just as they are and help them find greater awareness, relief, and ease in their bodies and in their lives.
(971) 220-7100
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Portland, OR 97204
I am continually fascinated and honored to work as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Drawing on my core knowledge of myofascial release, deep tissue and swedish massage techniques, I tailor each session to my clients’ individual needs. I considers it a privilege to meet people just as they are and help them find greater awareness, relief, and ease in their bodies and in their lives.

Who can practice massage in 97204?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in 97204 have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The 97204 LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of 97204 massage?
Clients use massage in 97204 because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in 97204 can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. 97204 massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The 97204 massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.