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, 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 Ana Helena on Dec 04
Shanta is highly skilled and deeply knowledgeable about the body. She has a great intuition about where the pain is located and how to coax a muscle into relaxation. I have already recommended her to a number of friends. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Nov 17
room was a little cold for me.
by Derek on Oct 31
I always have a great experience. Thanks for being you and doing what you do.
by Anonymous on Oct 29
Shanti is an awesome healer! She knows her trade so well that she zeroes in on the spots that need the most attention, even when i forget to tell her what hurts, she just knows. She's not afraid to go deep into the tissue if you ask for it but still has a perfect sense for what is too much. I love that!
by Janikka on Oct 29
I walked out of Shantastic Massage feeling more balanced, both physically and energetically! Shanta is clearly very knowledgable, and is super professional.
by Bonnie on Oct 04
I loved the beautiful, light & airy room and the restful music. Shanta used just the right amount of pressure. I couldn't believe it when the hour was over!
by Anonymous on Oct 03
Best massage I've had!
by Katie on Sep 27
Shanta asked a few important questions & then got right to work soothing my weary muscles. She is knowledgeable & skillful in her ability to sense what needs attention & then she works it out. Next time I need to book a longer massage! Thank you Shanta!
by Anonymous on Sep 16
Shanta is a rockstar massage therapist. She's very in tune with your body and it's needs. Highly recommend her!
by Julianna on Sep 16
Massages from Shanta are out of this world. Would absolutely recommend you see 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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