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Massage Therapists

Sheri Blue, LMT 5842

Sheri has been licensed as a massage therapist in the state of Oregon since 1997. A straight-A student at East-West College of the Healing Arts, she has studied a variety of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and lomi lomi. Sheri has also completed coursework in protocols for working with pregnant women and with cancer patients.

Like every massage therapist, Sheri has unique skills that lend individuality to her practice. Therapeutic massage, her favorite style of bodywork, allows Sheri to utilize pressure ranging from firm to deep. During their session, or in the days following it, her clients typically notice a release of muscular tension. This release results in a reduction of both localized and general pain and stress.

Understanding that the body is not separate from the mind and heart, Sheri knows that the physical shifts brought about by a massage may bring up unexpected thoughts or emotions. It is Sheri's intention to create a safe space for the body, mind, and heart.

When not working with clients, Sheri keeps busy with her friends, her family, and her home. She has a bachelor's degree in literature and likes to read, write, knit, and work out. Sheri also is also a licensed clinical social worker. More information about her counseling practice can be found at the HWC counseling page.

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Aimee Perkins, LMT 7954

Aimee received her massage education at Oregon School of Massage and was granted her Oregon license in December 2001. Since then, Aimee has operated her own practice and worked at some of Portland's fine spas; she spent more than three years at Health Quest Day Spa working on clients dealing with injuries. Previously, she earned a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Iowa and a "Ducktorate" degree from Disney University.

Aimee's scope of practice includes sports, Swedish, stretching, and deep tissue. Her intention at each massage session is to increase clients' range of motion to stuck muscles and to decrease muscle tension. Aimee seeks to continuously improve her skills and gets together monthly with other massage therapists to collaborate on different methods and strokes to best address each region of the body. After each meeting, she always has at least three new methods to share with her clients. Additionally, Aimee receives massage at least twice a month to keep her body tuned and relaxed, and to discover new methods to help her clients.

When Aimee is not helping clients relax, she can be found in her kitchen experimenting with new recipes, training for a marathon, improving her chess game, or dancing.

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Sara Bersi Armstrong, LMT 13349

Sara graduated from the Ashland Institute of Massage in 2006 and has been practicing therapeutic massage ever since. She previously completed yoga teacher training in Ashland in 2004, teaching in the community for three and a half years, and also holds bachelors degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Arkansas.

Sara is passionate about many forms of healing and appreciates each individual's journey toward wellbeing. She has witnessed many remarkable transformations from combining massage and yoga techniques for optimal rehabilitative results.

Since beginning her practice, Sara has worked alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists, deepening her passion and curiosity for discovering new ways of healing the body from injury and dis-ease. Sara's intention when she gives massage is to help activate her clients' natural internal healing process. Her work is results-oriented, with the goal of increasing functionality and decreasing physical and mental stress.

Each massage session is unique and based on the needs of the present moment, with respect to the overall plan of care. The modalities that Sara incorporates and has found to be most effective include Orthopedic Massage, Myofacial Release, Deep Tissue, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Cranio-Sacral, Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Muscle Energy Techniques.

In her free time, Sara enjoys yoga, live music, being a mother, and spending time with friends and family exploring the Pacific Northwest in all of its breathtaking beauty.

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