About Us

  Absolute means "unrestricted". It defines freedom, control, and choice. When these are taken away, what remains is submission. Now, let's relate these to the living body. Can you imagine what it would be like to lose your freedom of movement, to be limited by pain and restricted to the very least of activities? Many of us won't have to imagine, we live physical restrictions day in and day out. Many depend on medications for temporary relief and control of their pains so they can experience some of life's enjoyment. Others simply surrender to their limited choice of activities.
 
 
        Now, let's look at the more positive side of what our body can do. The living body has the innate capability to heal itself. When given every absolute chance to regain strength and rebuild itself, the b...
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Absolute Balance Bodywork LLC

11238 SE 21st Avenue

Studio 2

Milwaukie , OR 97222 map it

(503) 890-9812

License: #900645544

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th By Appointment Only
F By Appointment Only
Sa By Appointment Only
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I always feel so welcomed here

    The space is soothing and calm, and Maria always is on time.

  • Love absolute balance. Easy location, plenty of parking, easy scheduling, peaceful and clean ambiance, great price

    I thought all of it was first rate !!

  • Relaxing and rejuvenating

    Maria is very knowledgeable and finds the spots that need some extra attention.

  • Maria creates a great environment and is always very professional.

    Convenient location. Parking available. Lovely interior.

  • It was one of the best massage experiences I’ve had from Maria. The best!

    Maria is amazing. The location is perfect for me, and parking is easy (right in front of the door). The facility is clean, welcoming and serene. I can feel myself relaxing just by walking through the door!

Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session

$65
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90min
$130
120min

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Maria V.

License: OR #17597

77 Verified Reviews

Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session

$65
60min
$85
90min
$130
120min

Pre- and Peri-Natal Massage Session

$65
60min
$85
90min

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Series of (3) 60-Minute Massage and Bodywork Sessions

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$245
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$380
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by Carol on Oct 26
Maria helps me and educates me everytime
by JIll on Sep 14
Every massage with Maria is better than the last, and they're all amazing! She always discovers just what my body needs. I leave feeling lighter and realigned.
by Victoria on Aug 24
Love my massages with Maria. She is skilled, professional, warm, and friendly
by Anonymous on Aug 21
Just perfect!
by Anonymous on Aug 10
Highly recommend
by Donna on Jul 20
Maria is personable and easy to talk to.
by Anonymous on Jun 07
Maria is amazing at tailoring my massage to whatever is going on. I’ve had pain for 8 months and she is the first treatment to help me find any movement at all towards relief. Very knowledgeable and helpful in ways I can help myself outside of massage times.
by Lindsay on Jun 06
Maria is great! She always asks if I have any areas of concern. I often have injuries or troubled areas from being active or lack of. I always walk out feeling relaxed and after a day or two my troubled areas are no longer a concern or have significantly improved. Highly recommend.
by Brad on Mar 16
Awesome
by Anonymous on Mar 01
I can't say enough about Maria, she is fabulous. She asks each time if anything has changed or needs special attention. She is professional, friendly and always on time. I never feel like I'm being rushed in or rushed out. Most importantly, I always feel better when I leave. She is highly skilled and attentive. I can't wait for my next appointment!

Average Rating:

4.99 (Based on 85 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
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Professionalism
by Carol on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
I always feel so welcomed here
by JIll on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Series of (3) 90-Minute Massage and Bodywork Sessions with Maria V.
The space is soothing and calm, and Maria always is on time.
by Victoria on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Love absolute balance. Easy location, plenty of parking, easy scheduling, peaceful and clean ambiance, great price
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
I thought all of it was first rate !!
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Relaxing and rejuvenating
by Donna on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria is very knowledgeable and finds the spots that need some extra attention.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria creates a great environment and is always very professional.
by Lindsay on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Convenient location. Parking available. Lovely interior.
by Brad on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Series of (3) 60-Minute Massage and Bodywork Sessions with Maria V.
It was one of the best massage experiences I’ve had from Maria. The best!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria is amazing. The location is perfect for me, and parking is easy (right in front of the door). The facility is clean, welcoming and serene. I can feel myself relaxing just by walking through the door!
by Shay on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Maria is always on time, good listener to her patients needs and amazing at her job.
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Always the best!
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Nice setting
by Lenka on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
The massage I received from Maria was excellent. Her massage table was super comfy and she used the session time wisely so I felt like my problem areas really got addressed--I so appreciate that! Feeling great after my massage & planning on another one soon. Thanks Maria!
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
It is always a nice, quiet and calm place.
by Victoria on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with John V.
I was referred by my physical therapist. John addressed the issue with my shoulder and really got it loosened up. After weeks of being tight and painful it was great to get a full night sleep!
by Susie on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria works hard to understand and meet your needs and provide a beneficial, calming experience.
by Misty on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Great location! Easy to get to, lots of parking, quiet space, and a very relaxing ambiance.
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
The clinic is clean and comfortable. Very accessible by bus or MAX.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Great space, very clean and comfortable.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with John V.
The business is easy to find and the atmosphere inside is very quiet and comfortable.
by Shari on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
an return
by Carol on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
The office is very warm and welcoming. It really puts you in a relaxed mood.
by Jennifer on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with John V.
The location was close to home and easy to find.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Healing ambiance just walking in the door.
by JIll on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
The environment is calm and soothing. The bed is so warm and comfy!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Highly recommend!
by Cheryl on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Series of (3) 60-Minute Massage and Bodywork Sessions with Maria V.
Always parking available and the building is nondescript. No extra fancy fluff. It is not needed.
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with John V.
Very relaxing and quiet.
by Mark on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria, is the best so schedule your appointment now!
by Robin on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
This was my first massage. It was wonderful. I loved the email I got????
by Brandy on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Maria always does an amazing job and I leave feeling completely relaxed.
by Rodney on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Lovely place to get a massage
by Shay on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Always on time and ready for her clients. Office is clean and inviting.
by Trent on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Great experience!

Business response:

Thank you, Trent! It was a pleasure meeting you, and I hope to see you again soon.

by Carol on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I always leave my sessions with Maria relaxed and feeling so much better than when I arrived.
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
by Melanie on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Very peaceful when you walk in.
by Danielle on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Love it here.
by David on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
1st time in with Maria. Her hands are of course magic! I look forward to having her 'work out' those spots that she found and alerted me of!!
by Suzi on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Maria is very good at working out the tight muscles and still being careful in areas where I have a pain sensitivity. I always feel relaxed and well taken care of when I leave. She knows when to talk and when to be quiet ~ the perfect balance!
by Jake on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with John V.
Great experience!
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Get connected with Maria!
by Michael on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Integrated Massage & Bodywork Session with Maria V.
Really a great place.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
A great place of healing!
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I appreciate the cleanliness and comfort of the office. Maria always asks how I am doing and if there is anything she should particularly concentrate on. She also gives me an assessment of how I felt to her when she if finished.
by CARMELITA on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Ambiance meets expectation!
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I loved that Maria took the time to try to figure out what was causing my issues and making a plan to work on for my next visit. I didn't just want a feel good massage, but I wanted to tackle some of my problem areas. I'm so glad I went to her!
by Anonymous on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with John V.
Been visiting Absolute Balance Bodywork for years. Highly recommended and very reliable.
by Linda on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
ABB is conveniently located, has a quiet and restful atmosphere, and a comfortable massage table. If you need some serious bodywork, I recommend ABB.
by Heidi on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
As a massage therapist myself, I can highly recommend Maria. I have been dealing with neck and shoulder pain for months. Other treatments and self care techniques have not resolved it. After two sessions with Maria, I have hope. She's not afraid to really get in deep to explore the muscles and stay with it til they release. My only regret is that I did not discover Maria sooner.
by Laura on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Nothing disliked
by Josh on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
:)
by Ann on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Since they were recommended to me, I've always been pleased with the professional, courteous, personalized service I've received.
by Brandy on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
The room and the massage table were very comfortable. I was able to relax entirely.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I always enjoy my visits, thank you
by corinna on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Best massage ever. Maria is amazing, she works miracles.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
The ambience is amazing: the music the scents the décor all call for relaxation.
by Carol on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Wonderful experience
by Larry on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Very thorough, very professional
by Paul on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Everything good
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Great place!
by Shay on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Fantastic as usual. Maria is like no other for massage and bodywork.
by Ioana Marie on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Loved everything!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
easy to be comfy
by Wendy on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with John V.
John was great. I will definitely be back to see him again.
by Janis on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
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by Deborah on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
good responsive system for communication
by carol on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
What did you like or dislike?
by Katrina on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Maria is amazing!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
The total experience was wonderful! Best massage!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Maria is thorough in her approach and does a great job concentrating on problem areas while addressing other muscle groups that may be contributing to the overall pain. Her intake and post treatment assessment let me know she pays attention to my requests and the state of my body. The olive oil blend made me break out a bit, so I may ask if a lotion is available or bring my own. I don't believe, there's anything wrong with the oil itself-- rather just my skin type .
by Diane on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Very comfortable, clean and welcoming.
by Rodney on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Their new facility is very nice
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Maria is fabulous. I'm already looking forward to my next appointment!
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with John V.
Great space, with parking right in front of the clinic. Very comfortable and conducive to the work that needs to be done.
by Shari on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Love the new location.
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
My back feels so much better, thank you so much!
by Jodi on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
As always, it was the best massage ever! Maria is so professional, kind, dedicated to your health, and an expert at what she does. This is not just a relaxing massage it is a therapeutic, deeply relaxing massage and Maria focuses on your specific needs and conditions. Her knowledge of how the body works and is connected is amazing. She finds sore spots I didn't know I had! I recently had a massage on vacation in Mexico and all it did was leave me longing for a massage from Maria. It didn't come close to comparing to what she does! She is the only one I will go to!
by Anonymous on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I came 30 minutes early and Maria was happy to accommodate me. Great office!
by Anonymous on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
So impressed withvthe new massage clinic. John and Maria did a great job making it comfortable, and you feel very relaxed and safe!
by Anonymous on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
John and Maria's new clinic space is lovely, very welcoming and soothing. The massage table Maria designed is especially comfortable for women.
by Katcina on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I have been seen by Maria for years .. She is amazing .. I drive from Salem to continue to have her take care of me. She is caring, sensitive and knows exactly what I need . I am very active and place a lot of physical demands on my body she is amazing at keeping me strong and healthy!
by Martrese on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
I've been having sports and relaxation massages with Maria and John for years (since their SE Portland studio) and I'm thrilled they found a location to accommodate more clients. They're my go-to for massage!
by Andryce on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Maria V.
Space is tranquil and simple. Great location.
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Absolute Balance Bodywork LLC

11238 SE 21st Avenue

Studio 2

Milwaukie , OR 97222 map it

Phone: (503) 890-9812

License: #900645544