To our beloved clients,
Now is the time. The time to reach out to clients, friends, and supporters and let you know that we have decided to permanently shut our doors to hands-on bodywork.
There are many reasons for this decision, but ultimately it comes down to two major things. Firstly, we could not support the business shut down through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Over our tenure at Harbor Square since July 2016, we have endeavored to build a robust clientele, yet were still struggling to gain traction before the shutdown. We attempted to keep the practice afloat for as long as possible. In the end, it wasn't enough.
Secondly, and of equal importance, we absolutely do not feel like it's a good idea to practice massage with the growing knowledge gained about this disease every single day. There is a lot that goes on in the body when someone has Covid-19, and too much of it would be contraindicated for massage. We are following the science as well as our hearts, holding to the vow we made as practitioners to DO NO HARM.
We will remain in the business of helping bodies heal themselves, but are ending the physical location of our business. We look forward to developing online resources for client self-care and continuing education resources for fellow practitioners.
To those clients who lovingly bought gift certificates for future treatment or have massages remaining on our former sales of “packages”, please know that we will be in contact with you to return your money.
We are grateful and humbled to tears for the trust and faith you have shown us. Your vulnerability and desire to listen to your body is what has held the key to any success you may have experienced, and we have been honored to come alongside you in a helping space.
In Respect and Lovingkindness,
The LMTs at Sanosoma Massage
At Sanosoma, we believe the root cause of chronic pain and discomfort is often the effect of time compounded of unresolved injuries or imbalances within the body. We address these underlying issues by creating a correction to structural balance and dynamics throughout the body.
Combining 60 years of versatile experience, our team brings the techniques of Western and Eastern bodywork. As opposed to chasing symptoms of pain, inflammation, and discomfort, we focus on the elemental patterns and causes of how these symptoms developed in order to create a lasting, holistic change to a more balanced and pain-free state of equilibrium.
In addition to our structural bodywork, we facilitate a section of Continuing Education for Licensed Massage Therapists at our Clinic in SW Portland.
Interstructural Approach (ISA) is a Sanosoma designed bodywork that begins with understanding a person’s pain or discomfort. We look at the body’s tension holding patterns and address them in ways that other massage therapists will not. This is just one of many reasons makes us a different massage clinic.
"Our work is for all ages and all stages of life. There is never a bad time to seek help."
Sanosoma designed bodywork
Interstructural Approach is the signature Sanosoma massage technique. ISA incorporates movements of the client's body to address deep muscle and skeletal issues. The techniques here are derived from Neuromuscular Therapy, Tui Na, and Craniosacral therapies.
Structure + Soothe - Function + Flow
Synergy Massage is a full-body, nervous system reset while incorporating Sanosoma's Interstructural Approach' to target the myofascial release and the distressed area of the day.
Full one-hour, full-body relaxation massage
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Therapeutic Massage for Auto Injuries
Therapeutic bodywork to treat injuries from an automobile accident is billed to your insurance and is often done under the direction of a physician. Massage provides relief from chronic pain, acute injuries, whiplash, muscle sprains, etc.
We put the ease on you by billing your insurance directly, whenever possible so you can focus on healing. Please fill out the form below. We will also need a copy of your referral for massage from your chiropractor or primary care physician.
"Helping people to realize they are not broken."
Jon has finished his practice of nearly 30 years. Jon started his massage training in 1991 with the emphasis of getting people back on track toward lasting health and wellness. He believes it is his responsibility to track down any barriers to optimal wellness, that massage can help to unlock. He believes in educating clients in their own bodies so they can stay better. Jon has worked with people in general of all ages from newborn to age 92.
Jons own struggle with nerve, joint, and muscular pain informed his work. It caused him to teach at East West College for 27 years, and inspired him to form Sanosoma to be a place for therapists to gather to share ideas
Owner, Continuing Education Director, Lead Therapist
Pamela began her career in massage therapy when an overuse injury from swimming gave her the opportunity to experience the healing power of massage. She is a natural educator with a calming presence and is avidly invested in improving her client's mobilities. She has been practicing massage since graduating from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2003.
Combining knowledge and experience, Pamela's signature style is a culmination of assessment, deep tissue, structural integration, myofascial release, and Tui Na. Through deep tissue techniques, it's somewhat of a passion for her to find the root cause of ones' pain.
Therapist, Operations Director
Jenn's mission is to help her clients do what they love
without pain, restriction, or stress. She believes both our bodies and health impact how we feel, think, act, and that massage therapy provides healing in all aspects of the self to create profound transformation in the body.
She works with individuals to relieve pain from stress, injury, or chronic pain by incorporating therapeutic massage with deep tissue, structural bodywork, neuromuscular therapy, and Tui Na.
For information about Pamela’s plans for continuing education offerings, you can reach us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: (971) 770-1645
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