Sarah Macias, LMT
From my own experience with pain management, I take an integrative approach to massage therapy. Sometimes treating the symptom isn’t enough to eliminate pain and having a holistic view of the body can help unravel the root causes of pain. Lack of nutrition, along with environmental, and emotional elements can manifest as pain and I understand the impacts it can have on the body. Massage is a great tool to manage pain and working together we can create specific treatment plans to optimize your health and help you raise awareness of your body.
I have been practicing massage in Portland since 2008 after graduating from University of Oregon in 2006 with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and attending East West College of Healing Arts in 2007. Over the years, I have worked closely with chiropractors and acupuncturists treating a wide variety of ailments including: chronic and acute pain, stress, anxiety, depression and injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Having been called “the velvet hammer”, my training in deep tissue and relaxation massage gives me a soft, yet firm touch; narrowing in on specific issues or creating a whole body experience. I have also spent time working with prenatal and adolescent clients; adjusting the massage modalities accordingly.