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 LaKieva on Dec 18
The entire ambiance was amazing from walking in the front door. Shanta was super amazing and continued checking in with me about my comfort and her pressure. I did not want the massage to end. I rate this place 5 stars and plan on visiting once a month.
by Alma on Nov 26
She listen on how are we feeling. So, she works on it.
by Emily on Nov 14
Shanta got to all the spots that I needed working. I left feeling relaxed and taken care of!
by Cheri on Nov 07
Shanta is the most skilled massage therapist I have ever had when it comes to treating a specific area of concern. I am amazed at the variety of techniques she uses in one session. She is always pleasant, upbeat and responsive to my needs. Cheri Tessler
by Anonymous on Nov 06
Best massage I’ve had in a long time. I was so relaxed that the 90 minutes flew by. I would highly recommend the Shantastic massage for body and mind tuning. After coming off of a 2 week film shoot, I needed a little self care, and Shanta was able to deliver.
by Anonymous on Oct 23
Shanta knows how to exceed her clients needs in every way. The music is right on, the decor is simple and stylish, the whole experience is soothing and comfortable. I feel years younger after a session, and I don't know what I'd do without her. She is a skilled professional, and a miracle worker.
by Katie on Oct 07
My ankle had been bothering me for several weeks. Shanta massaged my leg and ankle and as I was leaving I started walking down the steps and expected to have to compensate like I normally do for the pain in my ankle...and it was gone. It was great!
by Stephanie on Oct 06
Absolutely AMAZING
by Anonymous on Sep 15
I manage a large program and often cannot make time for self care practices. However, since I have been going to Shanta I have been scheduling my appointments for the end of the work week and it is truly the best way to end the work week. Her location is great and the massages are fantastic!
by Rachel on Sep 06
Shanta is a very warm person and getting a massage from her is just a very pleasant experience all together. She's a very skilled masseuse and goes deep, which is what I want and need for my extremely tight muscles and knots. She's very personable and we chat about life details, but she also keeps it professional (which can be a very hard line to walk, but she does it quite well!). I've been coming to get massages from her for almost two years now and am very happy I found her!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Fitness

  • Movement and Meditation

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