Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, dating back nearly 4,000
years. Hippocrates, the “father of modern medicine,” wrote papers
recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, massage therapy refers to the application of various techniques to
the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body including: stroking,
kneading, friction and compression using hands, arms, elbows, feet or
mechanical instruments. Massage techniques benefit the musculoskeletal,
circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems of the body.
Research has continually shown massage positively influences the overall
health and well-being of the client.
Recent clinical research indicates massage has many benefits
- Facilitates weight gain in pre-term infants
- Enhances attentiveness
- Alleviates depressive symptoms
- Reduces stress hormone levels
- Improves immune function
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves range of motion
- Relieves tension headaches
- Enhances post-op rehab
- Improves rehab after injury
- Reduces anxiety levels
- Manages arthritis pain
- Treats asthma and bronchitis
- Reduces carpal tunnel symptoms
- Eases fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue
- Promotes relaxation & healing
Massage Therapy Students provide massage to the public during the Academic
year. Please call for appointments.
Experience our hands-on health care for yourself and visit a UWS Clinic.
Student massages are $30 per hour.
5847 NE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
503 808 7979
1304 NW Civic Drive
Gresham, OR 97030
503 512 1040