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 Charles on May 15
Shanta is an amazingly skilled professional.
by Anonymous on May 07
Shanta was welcoming with great energy. She was able to get me in on short notice and provided me with an amazing healing experience.
by Jen on Apr 01
Shanta is a healer / massage practitioner with deep expertise. Any body would benefit from her work.
by Wendy on Mar 29
Shanta really listens. Every massage is different and expertly targets whatever issues are going on. I can't recommend enough.
by Jennifer on Mar 24
Shanta is truly one of the best at what she does. Exactly what I needed after a long week of physical and mental work challenges. My upper back, neck and shoulders were freed of so much knotted tension and confined energy. Super highly recommended!
by Conrad on Mar 13
It was a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.
by Anna on Mar 05
Beautifully de-stressing. Shanta smooths and soothes the lumps, bumps and knots that life leaves in a body. Shantastic? Yes it is.
by Tonia on Mar 02
I was in great hands! I really appreciated that Shanta used a blend of acupressure, joint alignment, and deep tissue massage. It was exactly what my body needed.
by Dana-Rae on Feb 26
I felt incredibly relaxed and taken care of during my massage. I love the online format for scheduling and text reminders. Thank you Shanta!
by Iris on Feb 19
Shanta is an exceptionally talented, intuitive massage therapist. Whether you are in physical pain, emotionally distressed, or "just" looking for a relaxing break from your fast-paced life, her healing hands never fail to do their magic. At every moment of your session, you will sense her calming and connecting presence.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Other
  • Craniosacral and Massage Therapy
  • Medical Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy

Fitness

  • Movement and Meditation

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