Bekah O'Brien

"Healing is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature." W.H. Auden

After pursuing my passion for the human body and movement for over a decade through dance, I had to find a way to bring others into their bodies, without the ballet shoes. Dance taught me what it meant to turn off my over-active mind, and think with my body - to organize myself in a different way, with limbs and music and people all flying through space in a chaotic beauty. Though I didn't yet know how, I longed to share this knowledge.

My own journey through injuries, over-use conditions, and...

After pursuing my passion for the human body and movement for over a decade through dance, I had to find a way to bring others into their bodies, without the ballet shoes. Dance taught me what it meant to turn off my over-active mind, and think with my body - to organize myself in a different way, with limbs and music and people all flying through space in a chaotic beauty. Though I didn't yet know how, I longed to share this knowledge.

My own journey through injuries, over-use conditions, and scoliosis lead my down a  path to pursue bodywork for healing, and a better understanding of what was going on in me. I found the depth of bodywork to be endless, the results addicting, and the exploration of the human body mind-blowing. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Arts Administration from the University of Oregon, I continued my education at the Sage School of Massage in Bend a few years later.

I believe that human touch, through massage and other bodywork modalities, is an un-tapped component in health care today. The complexity of the human being in it's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions is deeply nurtured through the power of another's touch. My intention as a Massage Therapist is to unlock the bodies potential to heal, grow, change, and even teach. I work to combine my scientific knowledge of the human form with artistic intuition to "woo nature" into creating whatever change is needed in each client.

You can find me at my practice in Bend OR, located in the Sage School of Massage & Esthetics building, at Bodywork of Bend, and at Spa Brasada in Powell Butte OR. I utilize Deep Tissue massage, Swedish massage, clinical/treatment work and Myofascial Release Technique to create a custom experience to meet each clients needs. When I'm not with clients, I can most likely be found groovin' at African dance class, exploring and adventuring through Central Oregon, or cozying up at home with my husband and our baby boy. 

 

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

OR # 22403

Education
2011

University of Oregon

BA, Dance

2016

Sage School of Massage & Esthetics

Massage Therapy

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Postpartum Massage
  • Cupping Massage