Stephanie Drew

  • OR License #: 12407
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Feel Better, Move Better, Live Better

When you get to the end of your life, what do you want to look back on?  This was the question I asked myself when my father died at the young age of 51.  He had a severe back injury when I was small and received only surgery and prescription pain medication as a way to cope for the rest of his life.  I remember the impact his pain and addiction had on our family.  I also remember massaging his back, from the time I was very small, in an effort to bring him some comfort.  I grew up in the opi...

When you get to the end of your life, what do you want to look back on?  This was the question I asked myself when my father died at the young age of 51.  He had a severe back injury when I was small and received only surgery and prescription pain medication as a way to cope for the rest of his life.  I remember the impact his pain and addiction had on our family.  I also remember massaging his back, from the time I was very small, in an effort to bring him some comfort.  I grew up in the opioid crisis and it drove me to find my passion.


As an adult I spent more than a decade in the banking and investment field where I saw the crippling effect that stress can have on a person.  When my father died young I knew that I wanted to have a different impact on my world.  If I could offer alternatives to a lifetime of prescription medication I knew that I could feel good about the time I've spent on this planet.  Since 2004 I've devoted myself to the body, the way it communicates what it needs and how to get you to feel better, move better and live better. 

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

OR # 12407

Education
2005

East West College

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue bodywork has more to do with the depth of the tissue than the depth of the pressure. Effective deep tissue work need not be painful but can be extremely effective. I have specialized training to work with difficult to access tissues including intraoral, iliopsoas/diaphragm (deep abdominal), subscapular, pelvic floor and anterior cervical in a safe and effective way.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stones and hot towels can add a luxurious tone to any massage, even if it is clinical in nature, such as for injury rehab. Your nervous system responds and can accept and integrate differently with different stimulus. The varied temperature and texture of hot stones and towels invite a level of cooperation from your nervous system that is surprisingly effective.

Myoskeletal Alignment

With training in Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment techniques and Restorative Exercise and education I can reeducate your tissue toward its optimal alignment and educate you toward movement in your day to day activities that can keep you free from pain.

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy, inspired by ancient forms of Eastern barefoot techniques, is a western adaptation of barefoot massage. I utilize my body weight and bare feet to apply a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage. Gravitational force is combined with centrifugal and centripetal movements to induce deep relaxation, decrease pain and inflammation and create structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Parallel wooden bars are used above for support, balance and safety.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, sometimes referred to as Gua Sha, Graston or therapeutic scraping. Very effective for scarred, adhered or congested tissue.

Advanced Myofascial Techniques

A comprehensive system for increasing options for movement and refining the proprioceptive sense.

Red Light Therapy

NIR (Near Infrared) and visible red light are applied using FDA approved Class II medical devices to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Red Light Therapy can provide effective relief and improved healing for many problems that can not tolerate massage or even touch such as very inflamed tissue, open wounds or recent incisions and neuropathy.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Shawn on Aug 20
Stephanie is an amazing healer. She helps me to stay active, and heal my body so I can keep on doing the things I love and enjoy this amazing place we call The Gorge.
by Melanie on Aug 19
She has parallel bars bolted to the ceiling so that she can give you a really deep tissue massage if that's what you like, very cool!
by Walter on Aug 15
Stephanie is a highly skilled professional massage therapist!
by Anonymous on Aug 10
Loved the massage. Felt very comfortable.
by Amber on Aug 07
Thank you:] I feel so much better.
by Mary Beth on Aug 04
I felt very protected during this difficult time. Stephanie has a shield to protect from droplets, we both wore masks and she followed all Oregon pandemic guidelines. The massage itself was excellent.
by Heidi on Jul 31
Loved every minute of it ♥️
by Claire on Jul 29
Stephanie was skilled, professional, thorough, and communicated fantastically.
by Anonymous on Jul 26
I felt very comfortable and safe with the COVID precautions in place.
by Guillermo on Jul 23
Excellent Work!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Restorative Therapy
  • All Inclusive

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