Claire Lauder

  • OR License #: 15848

"Life is a balance between rest and movement" - Osho

            Claire helps people restore both mind and body through massage work and body awareness. She guides her clients in reconnecting with their intrinsic ability to move and experience joy in their bodies. She is a passionate and skilled partner to her clients, with a special interest in supporting women through all stages of motherhood. Claire utilizes a variety of techniques in her custom bodywork sessions including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Active/Passive Stretchin...

            Claire helps people restore both mind and body through massage work and body awareness. She guides her clients in reconnecting with their intrinsic ability to move and experience joy in their bodies. She is a passionate and skilled partner to her clients, with a special interest in supporting women through all stages of motherhood. Claire utilizes a variety of techniques in her custom bodywork sessions including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Active/Passive Stretching and Fascial work.

            Claire received her massage training and license through Ashmead College in 2009. Since then she has continued to build her knowledge and understanding of the body through self-study and continuing education courses including movement and structural bodywork, postural assessments, dynamic stretching and prenatal/postpartum massage. Claire has completed a Sports Massage Certification as well as a Pre and Perinatal Massage Certification. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Exercise.

            From a young age Claire knew how important movement was for the mind and body, living an active lifestyle and participating in a variety of sports. However, it wasn’t until a lower back injury put a stop to her active lifestyle that she began to see how important natural and functional movement are, not only for injury/pain recovery but also injury prevention and overall health. Claire, while now relatively pain and restriction free, continues to work on not only learning about alignment and natural movement but incorporating them into her life. She is currently studying to become a Restorative Exercise Specialist through Katy Bowman’s teachings at the Restorative Exercise Institute.  

            When not working with clients or curled up with blankets and a book Claire can be found outside. Either walking around Portland neighborhoods, hiking in Forest Park or swinging from monkey bars. She is also working on her artistic ability and playing around with watercolors, acrylic paint and coloring (mostly in the lines!)

            Claire greatly enjoys her work and hobbies and believes that health and movement are a lifestyle worth embracing. She believes it takes a tribe to connect with and heal ones self and looks forward to being a part of her client’s journey towards health and balance. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

OR # 15848

Education
2008

Ashmead College

Massage Therapy

2015

Portland State University

BS Physical Activity and Exercise

Experience
Bodywork

Sports Massage

3 month Sports Massage Training working with PCC Masters Swim Team and University of Portland Student Athletes. Worked with athletes in a variety of sports, pre and post work out/sports events. Modalities include passive and active stretching, fascial, deep tissue and trigger point work.

Pre and Perinatal Massage

32 hour Pre and Perinatal Massage Certification. Working with women from their first trimester through their fourth trimester (postpartum). Helping to relieve tension, pain and stress through supporting and nurturing touch for both mum and baby. Modalities include Swedish Relaxation, Gentle Stretching, and Deep Tissue Sculpting.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Other
  • Medical Massage

Skincare

  • Other

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