MY MASSAGE PRACTICE
RelaxPDX is owned by Kirstin Davis (she/her) Oregon License #10154. My mission is to offer a world class massage experience while maintaining my own individual therapy style. Even after 20 years in the industry my work continues to be dynamic and almost improvisational. Clients never get the same massage twice. I modify as I go based on the feedback I get in the moment. This unusual level personal service is why more than 80% of my clients are referrals from other regular clients. I offer my clients a comfortable clean space, luxury amenities at a fair price, a friendly massage therapist who listens but is not gossipy or full of personal drama. I tend to work silently unless my client engages me in conversation (the #1 complaint I hear about previous massage therapists is that they talked too much).
I tend to be drawn to tough cases with active clients. The golfer whose game is off from of a pain in the hip after a few holes. The vet who hurt her shoulder lifting an anxious dog. The new mom whose neck is killing her because she is constantly carrying around her new bundle of joy (and a 30 lb diaper bag). And, athletes, I see lots and LOTS of competitive and recreational athletes. From disc golf, to dance, to roller derby athletes develop pain patterns based on how they use their bodies for their chosen sport. I help relieve the pain and stiffness so they can get back out to doing what they love.
LIVING TO LEARN
I graduated from the Oregon School of Massage in 2002 with a primary focus on deep tissue, medical, and event massage. I transitioned to an entirely floor based barefoot based massage practice in 2017. I regularly take advanced education classes in an effort to increase my skills. I've recently been really focused on integrating assisted stretching and this year added the option for clients to book a "stretch and massage" session. I'm hoping to take additional in person classes soon. I have also set my sites on attending a Chavutti Thurmal retreat in Goa India (but that probably won't be until 2025-2026).
I'm a Portland native, my daughter Bree is a competitive/pre-professional dancer and highschool senior. I have 3 very large pet goats, an elderly black lab named Roxy, and a not so elderly husband. Based on what I do when I'm at home my hobbies are cleaning up after goats, washing massage sheets, and sending memes to my daughter. I own and manage the Massage Naturally studio and as a result do a lot of mentoring to other massage therapist.