Debra Specht

  • FL License #: MA86858
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Massage for Health and Wellness

I have been a massage therapists since 2008. Treating many people with severe pain issues from injuries, overwork, surgeries, falls, etc.  Some clients just want to relax with a Swedish Massage, Hot Stone or Aromatherapy Massage.  Some prefer Therapeutic Massage where we use a variety of advanced techniques to loosen tight muscles, release adhesive tissue and unwind tight fascia.  I have had training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Massage Cupping, Myofascial, Cranial Sacral, Neurom...

I have been a massage therapists since 2008. Treating many people with severe pain issues from injuries, overwork, surgeries, falls, etc.  Some clients just want to relax with a Swedish Massage, Hot Stone or Aromatherapy Massage.  Some prefer Therapeutic Massage where we use a variety of advanced techniques to loosen tight muscles, release adhesive tissue and unwind tight fascia.  I have had training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Massage Cupping, Myofascial, Cranial Sacral, Neuromuscular Therapy, Active/Passive Stretching,  Muscle Energy Techniques, and Trigger Point Therapy.  Call or connect online today to see how much better you can feel.

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

FL # MA86858

Education
2008

Oregon School of Massage

Western Focus Massage - Initial Certification

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release

In 2017, I attended an introductory course in Myofascial Release to refocus my attention on this teqhnique. This technique has been taught in most of the other classes taken in the past but by taking it directly, I was able to focus and practice this method to really get a good feel for how this can help my current clients/patients with chronic muscle issues. This is a very powerful technique that allows the release of the fascia that surrounds all muscle, ligaments, tendons, and organs. The fascia is what holds us all together, it is connective tissue. When muscles are tight, you can relax them. But, if the fascia is also tight, the muscles may not be able to stay in the relaxed state and will go back to the previous tight pattern.

Swedish Massage

Began this practice in November 2008 in Salem, Oregon after graduating from Oregon School of Massage. Specializing in Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Massage.

Massage Cupping

Attended courses in 2010 to learn and incorporate Contemporary Cupping and Eastern Cupping Therapy to my massage practice. This is an ancient healing art that is now making its way back into the alternative health. Cupping is also known as negative pressure massage and increases circulation to the muscle tissue, allowing for the tissue to release and become more pliable and less painful.

Secrets of Deep Tissue

Attended a course called Secrets of Deep Tissue in Portland, Oregon in 2011 This increased my work on specific injuries and physical issues. This course definitely added to my massage tool kit and I use these techniques daily.

Neuromuscular Therapy

In 2013, attended three training classes for Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) to increase my ability to work on deep muscle issues for those that need this type of work. The classes taken was Neuromuscluar Therapy Intro, NMT - Hip, Thigh and Knee, and NMT - Leg, Ankle, Foot. These are extremely deep techniques, and definitely not a feel good massage.

Medical Massage Course

In 2015, I signed up to take 40 hours of training classes for Medical Massage in Portland, Oregon. The courses encompassed the following: Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of the Lower Body, Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of the Upper Extremity, Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of the Back, Neuromuscular Evaluation and Treatment of the Neck, Postural Distortion and Pain and Insurance Billing and Reimbursement. This course absolutely changed my massage practice. I have always done medical based massage but this course integrated many teqhniques used by Physical Therapists and Osteopathic Physicians.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

In 2016, I attended two courses in Cranial Sacral Therapy in Portland, Oregon. This type of therapy is very light work. It increases healing the body through increasing the function of Cranial Spinal Fluid throughout the spine and skull.

Ative Isolated Streting - Lower Body

This was a fantastic course when we learned to use muscle energy to loosen tight muscle fibers. I use this technique often in my Therapeutic and Medical Massage practice.

Aromatherapy

To add some fun and interest I took a course from American College of Healthcare Sciences for Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists. This course outlined the benefits of Essential Oils when used on the body through direct application or Diffusion into the air. Many oils have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, etc. When researching essential oils you must be sure they are of the best Therapeutic quality. Some oils can be invigorating, cooling, and even help you breathe easier when allergy season arrives.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Reflexology services

by Gerri on Oct 17
Debra is a highly skilled professional. She provides a clean safe environment and takes her work seriously. She is proficient in many different body work modalities. She can help fix what ails you!
by Allison on Sep 25
Awesome deep tissue massage focused on my shoulders and neck
by Anonymous on Aug 25
Debby really worked hard on a deep tissue massage and although it was somewhat painful at the time I am still reaping the benefits as those muscles remain pain free now
by Anonymous on Aug 21
Debra is amazing!! I have a lot of spinal issues and have had back surgeries. On top of that I’m a nurse and it’s taxing on my back and Debra makes me feel brand new every session.
by Jennifer on Aug 18
Debra is the best.
by Connie on Aug 12
Debbie was fabulous! I had a fantastic deep tissue massage with her. She was able to help relieve my discomfort from tightness and many muscle knots. I will be back to see her!
by Anonymous on Aug 05
Had a very enjoyable experience
by Julie on Jul 24
Amazing!!
by samantha on Jul 09
Debra is THE BEST! Not only super kind but she has the highest skill level I've ever seen when it comes to massage. She knows exactly what to do to help get my body back in synch. Thank you Debra!
by Anonymous on Jun 12
Debra listens to you & covers the areas if you have specific issues. Great massages

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

Reflexology

  • Reflexology

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