Shanta Prescott

Shantastic Massage: Working Together to Make You Feel Better!

Shanta has been practicing massage in Portland for over 10 years. Having been a Nurse’s Aide, a Subrogation Specialist, and a Paralegal for personal injury attorneys, she has spent much of her work life surrounded by and processing other people’s pain. During her first massage class, she realized she had found her life’s work. After 10 years as an LMT, she still feels that way. Shanta is passionate about sharing her work with others.


Her approach is exceptionally intuitive. She specia...

Shanta has been practicing massage in Portland for over 10 years. Having been a Nurse’s Aide, a Subrogation Specialist, and a Paralegal for personal injury attorneys, she has spent much of her work life surrounded by and processing other people’s pain. During her first massage class, she realized she had found her life’s work. After 10 years as an LMT, she still feels that way. Shanta is passionate about sharing her work with others.


Her approach is exceptionally intuitive. She specializes in listening and personalizing treatment to address the wellness needs of each client.  By combining aspects of Eastern Massage modalities (Shiatsu, Acupressure and Traditional Thai Massage Stretches)  with Western Massage modalities ( Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cranial Sacral Therapy, myofascial release techniques and Biodynamic Massage) a Shantastic Massage is created that addresses her clients individual needs and problem areas.


In addition to training at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA and the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, she has received a BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Shanta is currently studying CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute.


  

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

OR # 12363

Education
2004

National Holistic Institute

Massage Therapy and Health Education

1999

Acupressure Institute of America

Acupressure Practitioner

Experience
Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy

Currently a student of the Upledger Institute

Other

integrated massage therapy:

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Fitness services

by Alicia on Feb 27
Shanta gives a thorough wholistic massage while also focusing in on points we identified before the session. I have been her client for over a decade - she continues to learn new techniques and also retains what works best for me. Very professional, highly attentive to safety in these times, and also a good friend. I give her my highest recommendation.
by Celine on Feb 25
Thank you! I melted on to your table and always feel so relaxed afterwards. Shanta has the perfect touch and provides a heart centered massage.
by Yondella on Jan 06
Just Amazing Experience Every Single Appointment!
by Anonymous on Nov 03
One of the best massages I’ve had so far. She was thorough and do exactly what she was doing. I Recommend anyone that is in pain I just want some pretty preventative care to schedule with Shanta.
by Anonymous on Nov 01
Reliably a wonderful, healing experience. The protocols for covid are handled carefully and consistently.
by Gloria on Oct 28
She paid attention to the areas I was having trouble with. Her “Shantascope” found all those trouble spots and soothed them with a professional touch. A great massage. Thank you.
by Miel on Oct 25
I can’t say enough good things about my experience. Getting a massage these days is the one service I am allowing myself not just because my body needs it but because I feel very safe and protected with Shanta. I know that she takes all precautions to protect her clients and herself. Her work, as always, is incredible and my aches are gone.
by Beverly on Oct 07
Shanta gave an amazing massage. Her technique is so thorough. This was my first COVID massage. Her ease of the way she interacts is appreciated. Her skill level is the best.
by Kate on Oct 02
Shanta is friendly, professional, and a great masseuse. Excellent experience all around!
by Anonymous on Sep 23
Shanta is wonderful and is in tune with what your body needs each session. She's helped my body and spirit in so many ways over the years. I highly recommend her and her mad skills. Thanks Shanta!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Other

Fitness

  • Movement and Meditation

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