IT'S OKAY TO DROOL.
Release, relax, unwind.
This personalized session is your time
to let the world slip away.
Free yourself from tension and stress.
Techniques vary depending on your needs, from deep tissue work to flowing, relaxing Swedish massage strokes.
Stretch, breathe, heal.
Dressed in comfortable clothing,
while lying on a Thai mat on the floor,
this "lazy yoga" session incorporates slow stretches, assisted yoga poses,
and deep, specific pressure
to lengthen muscles and release stuck areas.
ABOUT VANESSA RAE
Following many years of service work and international travel including two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, Vanessa earned her 800-hour massage diploma from
East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon.
She spent extensive time studying kinesiology, deep tissue techniques, relaxation massage and Thai bodywork.
Vanessa deepened her studies in Thailand, where she became certified in Advanced Thai Massage at Loi Kroh Massage School. These techniques incorporate slow, passive stretching, deep compression and energy point work.
With a compassionate presence, Vanessa is dedicated to offering a space for every client to practice self-care, whether recovering from injury or healing emotionally.
On a personal note, Vanessa lives with a chronic autoimmune disorder and understands the challenges that come from bodies that don't always work the way we wish they would.
Vanessa has spent many years living and working in wilderness settings and is an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying backpacking, hiking, boating, climbing and taking her puppy Gracie on all sorts of adventures. Her hobbies include cooking, dancing and traveling, and she is honored to practice massage therapy in Bend.
"Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit."
— Tara Brach, PhD —