A Bit About Ashley
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, spending most of my life in either Alaska or Washington state. Since going to college in California, traveling around the country, and now living in Oregon, I feel I have finally found home. Portland to me has the perfect blend of nature and city. I am loving exploring my new surroundings. Including visits to local hot springs, hiking, camping, walking on the beach, and I’ve recently started mountain biking with my husband. I am also an artist. Mostly painting with encaustics, but also drawing and photography. I am inspired by nature and my own dreams and memories.
In the 10 years I’ve been doing massage I have collected techniques that I love; from classes, other therapists, and through practice. With these techniques I create treatments that are a perfect mix of all the best moves. This is something I love about bodywork, there are always new techniques to learn. Some are ancient, some modern. Knowing a variety of styles is helpful to treat patients because not every patient is going to respond to the same kind of treatment.
I have a background in art, I first went to college for Fine Art Photography in San Francisco. After receiving my BFA I moved to Alaska to be with family. There I went to massage school at the Oriental Healing Arts Center. The program included a lot of Eastern Asian techniques, such as cupping, gua sha, moxa, and acupressure. Over the years I have taken continuing education in reflexology, Lomi Lomi, hot stones, Tuina, Shiatsu, and much more.
I have been told I have a healing touch and a calming presence, with this and my ever expanding technical abilities I help my clients leave their session feeling relaxed and relieved of pain.
My massage style can be described as flowing, rhythmic, intuitive, deep and relaxing.