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 Doug on Sep 19
Amazing!
by Rebecca on Sep 11
Shanta is AMAZING and I feel rejuvenated/renewed every single time. And I have been going to her for over 14 years...
by Bethany on Aug 21
The most therapeutic, relaxing, delicious massage. That perfect balance of "hurt so good" pressure that I need and love. Get the Shantastic 90 minute cranio-sacral. It's the deepest relaxation, rest and recovery EVER.
by Anonymous on Aug 19
Shanta is the best in Portland
by Jessie on Aug 05
Shanta was amazing. Been dealing with back and hip issues and her technique helped to put me on the road to recovery. looking forward to my next session! Also appreciated the discount I got for signing up for three sessions.
by Iris on Aug 05
Shanta was very nice and professional! She asked questions and wanted to know that I was OK throughout the massage. I came in very tender in some areas but left relaxed!
by ZOE on Jul 17
Excellent massage—walked away feeling so much better!
by Randel on Jul 15
Shanta demonstrates a pace and skill like no other therapist I've encountered. Using fluid and firm yet somehow soft and calming motions, I am consistently left relaxed and de-knoted, but also rejuvenated with renewed circulation and happiness.
by Erin on Jul 03
Shanta is highly skilled and intuitive. Best massage I've ever had!
by Leslie Baker on Jun 23
Great massage. Good body work and a very relaxing experience!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Other

Fitness

  • Movement and Meditation

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