Body Vitality - fitness and massage
Massage Therapist, LMP Verified
Office is near:
Portland, OR 97217
I am passionate about empowering people to feel in control of their health through massage and primarily fitness. My goal with my clients is to give them the experience and plan that is unique to them. The plan that I develop will lead them to not only hit their fitness goals but also to give them enough knowledge to be able to sustain the healthy lifestyle.
(503) 664-3130
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Office is near:
Portland, OR 97217
I am passionate about empowering people to feel in control of their health through massage and primarily fitness. My goal with my clients is to give them the experience and plan that is unique to them. The plan that I develop will lead them to not only hit their fitness goals but also to give them enough knowledge to be able to sustain the healthy lifestyle.

Who can practice massage in 97217?
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 97217 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 97217 LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of 97217 massage?
Clients use massage in 97217 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 97217 can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. 97217 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 97217 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.