New location!

The office is moving on September 7th to the Cascade West building:

12655 SW Center Street, 
Suite 530
Beaverton, OR 97005 
The new space has generous parking, is air conditioned and ADA accessible, close to bus and MAX lines… it even has a gorgeous view, and I don’t just mean the lovely massage therapist, Sally Leonard, who will be working with me!

Until the construction is finished, I will be seeing patients as usual in my SE office (3806 SE Belmont St). 

Easy Advanced Massage class 2/21: NO exp req


Saturday, Feb 21st, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm (two identical classes – pick one), I’m holding another session of my intensive, 3 hr hands-on medical massage class. The concepts are easy to understand, but you’ll get advanced results. Learn how to ease tight muscles and relax your loved ones with a gentle, intelligent touch. NO massage or anatomy experience required! I’ll show you how to use the neurological system into tricking muscles into behaving, and how to erase scar tissue.

This class is appropriate for every body, since I will show you how to tailor your work to your partner’s needs. Please note that you will be learning Osteopathic techniques, NOT traditional massage. Techniques include Trager, myofascial, exhaustion release, counterstrain, and percussion. Handouts will be provided. If the class goes smashingly well, we may have time for a 6th bonus technique. Bring a partner or come alone: We will practice on each other.

The class is limited to 8 people to ensure that I can provide lots of hands-on feedback and instruction: Make your payment now to reserve your spot! $75 per person, or $130 for a pair. Please call 503-964-3422 if you have any questions! I hold this massage class once or twice a year. You can always swing by the office, or I take Paypal (sharon@rosecityacupuncture.com), using the friends & family option is best. You can also mail a check or I can send you a credit card invoice email. :)

This will be the last time I can hold this class until I get into a new venue, so I encourage you to come if you can!

NOTE: as of 1/29 I have 3 spaces left for 10-1, and one left for 2-5.

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FYI…

UPDATE 6/13/13: The recovery went well and I am back at work! It’s terrific to be out of pain! Feel free to book an appointment or give me a call. :)

Most of you know I’ve been battling with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. This is a chronic inflammation of a tendon in my left wrist that controls the thumb. Actually it’s the sheath that the tendon passes though.

I have been using conservative treatments for about a year, including ice, rest, PT, bracing, lots of natural topical and systemic stuff, a cortisone shot, and of course myofascial release and acupuncture. If I were not so relentlessly active with my hands, that would have been sufficient. I’ve helped patients avoid surgery with similar conditions in the past, which made my situation that much more frustrating. In the end, though, this was a case where a quick surgical procedure to release the tendon was my best long-term option. Rest helped only while I rested… as soon as I resumed my usual crafty/weightlifting/combat/massage activities it came back. I had the double-sheath construction that pre-disposed me to the problem.

I had the procedure this morning and it went well. I’m so happy to finally have the issue resolved! I’ll be available for acupuncture starting Thursday, 5/9 (my right hand is unaffected). It will be a few weeks at least before I can do massage. During this recovery period, I am booking people manually rather than with the online system, so give me a call at 503-964-3422. :)
Sharon

 

News for the new year

Well, I was awarded “Best in Portland” by these folks. That made me feel good. :)

2012 was a great year for many reasons. I’ve seen some stupendous changes happening in my regular patients (I can’t name names, obviously, but I’m incredibly proud of all your hard work!) and it warms me up to think I might have had something to do with that. We’re making babies, running marathons, and swapping bad habits for good ones. We’re cooking more, smoking less, and generally being happier. It’s a beautiful thing. I love my job, and I thank you all for letting me continue to do it!

As for me, I am eating fewer grains and more veggies. I’m cooking a LOT and having fun with that. Continuing my workouts and learning about that insanely complex thing we call “metabolism.”

By the way – there are still a few spots left for the Feb 9th Easy Advanced Bodywork Class. It runs 10am-1pm here at the clinic – a three hour hands-on seminar on medical massage techniques that require no previous experience. $60 per person, limited to 8. More info here.

Have a glorious 2013 – I certainly plan to do so!

 

 

Holiday shopping, and a massage class

Ok, here it is, for the rest of December… Buy one gift certificate, get another for a new patient FREE!

Or, take a pack of 4 1-hr sessions that anyone can use – even you – for $260 ($300 value)! Packages of 5 half-hour sessions, usually $200, are $170 until the New Year!

OR – this is brilliant for couples – buy them space in my Easy Advanced Bodywork Class.

Saturday, Feb 9th, 10am-1pm, I’m holding another session of my intensive, 3 hr hands-on class on medical massage. The concepts are easy to understand, but you’ll get advanced results. Learn how to ease tight muscles and relax your loved ones with a gentle, intelligent touch. NO massage or anatomy experience required! I’ll show you how to use the neurological system into tricking muscles into behaving, and how to erase scar tissue.

This class is appropriate for every body, since I will show you how to tailor your work to your partner’s needs. Please note that you will be learning Osteopathic techniques, NOT traditional massage. Techniques include Trager, myofascial, exhaustion release, counterstrain, and percussion. Handouts will be provided. If the class goes smashingly well, we may have time for a 6th bonus technique. Bring a partner or come alone: We will practice on each other.

Limited to 8 people to ensure that I can provide lots of hands-on feedback and instruction: Your payment holds your spot. $60 per person. Reserve your space early if you want to come!