About Us

I became a massage therapist because I wanted to do fulfilling, hands-on work that engaged my brain. That's part of why I loved leaching massage for almost nine years at East West College of the Healing Arts. My clients love how I seem to find "the spots" and adjust my pressure accordingly--it’s not about no pain-no gain, or the deeper the better. I often have them do active movement or resistance during the session, which feels helpful and makes for a more effective release. Finding the right fit is so important; I'm not the right massage therapist for every person, and I'm happy to help with referrals.

I graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2003, and I opened my private practice in 2009. True North Massage is named for where I grew up--Alaska--and I see myself as a ...

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True North Massage

109 N Main Ave

208 B

Gresham , OR 97030 map it

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T Closed
W Closed
Th By Appointment Only
F Closed
Sa Closed
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I went in for some chronic nagging pain in my hamstring and some acute neck pain. There was a noticeable difference in my discomfort level relight after my massage was over! My hamstring did not tug like it usually did on a hike I went on that after noon, and the next day my neck pain was ably 90% better. Sheila is highly skilled! Defiantly recommend!

    Professional, thorough, helpful, asks good questions.

  • Very thorough with questions prior the massage. As for the massage, it was very good. Felt better after the massage

    Sheila listened to my concerns and addressed all my issues. Her skill in deep tissue and myo fascial release was exactly what my body needed. I am making True North a part of my self care to help my body move well and be its best!

  • Shoulder is fixed!

    Sheila is so great! I’ve not seen her for some time yet, she provided me with such relief. Thank u

  • Sheila is the best of the best. Really puts effort into making me feel comfortable every time I go, and she's super skilled and knowledgeable about muscular structure and how to work out those tough areas that really need some digging into. Can't recommend her highly enough!

    One of the best massage experience I have ever had. Shelia not only listens she easily focuses on the areas that need attention. Outstand!

  • Sheila is a lifesaver. She really spends time getting to know the trouble spots that hurt or don’t feel right and works to fix them. She’s always professional but also very comfortable to be around and talk to.

    Sheila asks for and gives good feedback before, during and after the massage. Very professional, calm and intuitive. Highly skilled.

New Massage Client - 1 hour

$77
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Return Client - 1 hour Massage

$77
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Return Client - 90 minute Massage

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Sheila R.

License: OR #12784

26 Verified Reviews

New Massage Client - 1 hour

$77
60min
Select

Return Client - 1 hour Massage

$77
60min
Select

Return Client - 90 minute Massage

$102
90min
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by Arianne on Nov 22
I went in for some chronic nagging pain in my hamstring and some acute neck pain. There was a noticeable difference in my discomfort level relight after my massage was over! My hamstring did not tug like it usually did on a hike I went on that after noon, and the next day my neck pain was ably 90% better. Sheila is highly skilled! Defiantly recommend!
by John on Oct 25
Professional, thorough, helpful, asks good questions.
by Anonymous on Oct 03
Very thorough with questions prior the massage. As for the massage, it was very good. Felt better after the massage
by Anonymous on Sep 24
Sheila listened to my concerns and addressed all my issues. Her skill in deep tissue and myo fascial release was exactly what my body needed. I am making True North a part of my self care to help my body move well and be its best!
by Kelly on Aug 19
Shoulder is fixed!
by Tad on Aug 02
Sheila is so great! I’ve not seen her for some time yet, she provided me with such relief. Thank u
by Barton on Jun 06
Sheila is the best of the best. Really puts effort into making me feel comfortable every time I go, and she's super skilled and knowledgeable about muscular structure and how to work out those tough areas that really need some digging into. Can't recommend her highly enough!
by Dale on May 24
One of the best massage experience I have ever had. Shelia not only listens she easily focuses on the areas that need attention. Outstand!
by Tammi on Jan 20
Sheila is a lifesaver. She really spends time getting to know the trouble spots that hurt or don’t feel right and works to fix them. She’s always professional but also very comfortable to be around and talk to.
by Anonymous on Jan 14
Sheila asks for and gives good feedback before, during and after the massage. Very professional, calm and intuitive. Highly skilled.

Average Rating:

4.92 (Based on 26 Reviews)

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by Arianne on Nov 2022
Verified
Service Received: New Massage Client - 1 hour with Sheila R.
I went in for some chronic nagging pain in my hamstring and some acute neck pain. There was a noticeable difference in my discomfort level relight after my massage was over! My hamstring did not tug like it usually did on a hike I went on that after noon, and the next day my neck pain was ably 90% better. Sheila is highly skilled! Defiantly recommend!
by John on Oct 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Professional, thorough, helpful, asks good questions.
by Anonymous on Oct 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Very thorough with questions prior the massage. As for the massage, it was very good. Felt better after the massage
by Anonymous on Sep 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila listened to my concerns and addressed all my issues. Her skill in deep tissue and myo fascial release was exactly what my body needed. I am making True North a part of my self care to help my body move well and be its best!
by Kelly on Aug 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Shoulder is fixed!
by Tad on Aug 2022
Verified
Service Received: Return Client - 1 hour Massage with Sheila R.
Sheila is so great! I’ve not seen her for some time yet, she provided me with such relief. Thank u
by Barton on Jun 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is the best of the best. Really puts effort into making me feel comfortable every time I go, and she's super skilled and knowledgeable about muscular structure and how to work out those tough areas that really need some digging into. Can't recommend her highly enough!
by Dale on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
One of the best massage experience I have ever had. Shelia not only listens she easily focuses on the areas that need attention. Outstand!
by Tammi on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is a lifesaver. She really spends time getting to know the trouble spots that hurt or don’t feel right and works to fix them. She’s always professional but also very comfortable to be around and talk to.
by Anonymous on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila asks for and gives good feedback before, during and after the massage. Very professional, calm and intuitive. Highly skilled.
by Olga on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
It was amazing!
by Kernan on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila has such a strong and versatile technique-I am always so relaxed and refreshed after a massage by her. She has a great balance of stretching and deep tissue and other techniques I don’t know the name of but that other massage therapists I’ve been to don’t practice. I love her abdominal massages-what a treat!
by Steve on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is the best. Attentive kind and great skill.
by Anonymous on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Great massage!
by Kara on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
I tell my friends that Sheila is thorough and focuses on problem spots to help you heal. I always feel better after a massage from Sheila.
by Erica on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila has been my preferred massage therapist for a few years now. She is a consummate professional while being warm and kind, and while she clearly makes it a priority to get to know each clients unique body and needs, I have yet to get the same massage twice. Her services are restorative, whether I have an injury that needs attention or just want to destress, connect with my body and quiet my mind for an hour. Thank you Sheila!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Love getting massages from Sheila, so relaxing, great check-ins around my needs for the massage, very safe covid protocols. Highly recommend.
by Beth on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila has brought about some amazing healing in my shoulder. Also they keep the space very very clean and safe from COVID. It was probably the safest environment I had been in all week.
by Duncan on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila does such a great job and creates a feeling of comfort.
by Annie on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is thorough, precise in her intentions- in knowing the areas her client requests and paying attention while massaging. I enjoy conversation with Sheila when it occurs. Silence is great, too😊. I am so happy she has resumed her business. I, for one, am deeply appreciative of her knowledge and compassion. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
A wonderful therapist
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Awesome massage. Sheila listens dwell and does great work.
by Debra on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is curious about and has a deep understanding of the body, which she deftly applies to her practice. Because she listens to what I say and how my body responds I am able to trust her and relax.
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
She worked with me well on my specific pain points to unwind some pretty bad areas on my back, neck and shoulders. I would highly recommend to a friend.
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila R.
Sheila is a wonderful human being!
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: New Massage Client - 1 hour with Sheila R.
I really like how Sheila keeps her clients engaged with the massage, to make sure she's hitting the right spots and you're getting the most out of the experience. There's plenty of time to relax, as well, but it feels very collaborative.

True North Massage

109 N Main Ave

208 B

Gresham , OR 97030 map it

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