Noah Citron

  • WA License #: MA60495820
  • OR License #: 21049

Professional massage/manual therapy to nurture recovery and promote balance.

I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT) practicing in Portland, OR.

ABOUT ME:
I am trained in a variety of techniques to facilitate and maintain your body’s natural healing processes. I incorporate these techniques into either
1) a fully-clothed assessment-treatment-repeat model of bodywork
or
2) a more traditional "Swedish Massage" style.

At the start of each appointment session, we determine which of these approaches will work best for you in any given session (both provide a relaxing, healing ...

I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT) practicing in Portland, OR.

ABOUT ME:
I am trained in a variety of techniques to facilitate and maintain your body’s natural healing processes. I incorporate these techniques into either
1) a fully-clothed assessment-treatment-repeat model of bodywork
or
2) a more traditional "Swedish Massage" style.

At the start of each appointment session, we determine which of these approaches will work best for you in any given session (both provide a relaxing, healing touch to give your body a vacation from the stresses of daily life). 

A typical massage session with me includes a brief discussion of the client's health history and areas of discomfort and/or concerns followed by 60 minutes (or 90 minutes) of relaxing client-centered table massage, all accompanied by soothing instrumental music.

My Website contains information about the various techniques I use in my work, complete pricing details, how to be prepared for and comfortable during your massage, and all my scheduling and contact details: noahcitron.amtamembers.com


Education and Background

After earning my B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University and sailing on two amazing research voyages across the Pacific Ocean with SEA, I charted a new course. Moving from my involvement in the outdoorsy sciences towards a more service-oriented path, I enrolled in the Massage Practitioner Program at Whatcom Community College and found myself learning a lot of other fascinating sciencey subjects--kinesiology, anatomy, pathophysiology--in addition to massage therapy techniques.

The world of manual therapy is fun, academically stimulating, and complex. I enjoy the challenges that this profession offers and expect to be continually learning for many years to come! It's an exciting direction for me, and I look forward to helping my clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated in the midst of their often-stressful lives.

My massage training program covered both relaxation and treatment massage, incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic facilitation, and myofascial release techniques. I also attend frequent continuing education courses to complement my repertoire of techniques and to enhance my understanding of the human body. My most recently completed course of study is Jeffrey Burch's Functional Methods for Manual Therapy and Visceral Manipulation; this style uses very mild, low force, barely-perceptible assessments and localized treatment techniques to affect significant positive changes throughout the body.

When not practicing manual therapies, I spend as much time as possible being outdoors in rain or shine: sailing, hiking, biking, playing sand volleyball, and reading in my hammock. I also enjoy cooking, eating, and spending time with friends, family, and dogs.

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Licenses
Massage

WA # MA60495820

Massage

OR # 21049

Education
2014

Whatcom Community College Massage Program

Massage Practitioner - Certificate Program

Experience
Bodywork

Gentle Manual Therapies

Gentle Manual Therapies: Functional Methods: The practitioner employs extremely subtle, low force, anatomy-specific techniques to find and treat specific points of "stuckness" within chronic (but often latent) patterns of dysfunction, promoting a general sense of ease within the entire body and greater range of pain-free mobility. Visceral Manipulation: "Viscera" relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Organs are relatively fragile, so when “stuckness” occurs in or around our organs, we establish protective patterns affecting mobility, posture, and comfort throughout the body. Gentle treatment to encourage proper movement of the viscera allows the body to release these patterns. Manual therapy does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, which is often not the source. The practitioner locates and addresses soft tissues whose treatment at this present moment will provide benefit for the entire body. By safely balancing tension in tissues along long-established compensation patterns, gentle manual therapy can re-establish the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health. * Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement, as this approach is performed through clothing and involves occasional standing and seated work.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Massage