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 improvisational. Clients never get the same massage twice. I modify as I go based on the feedback I get in the moment (both verbal and by noticing tension patterns as I work). This unusual level of personal service is why more than 80% of my clients are referrals from other clients. I offer a comfortable, clean space, luxury amenities at a fair price, and a friendly massage therapist who listens but is not gossipy or full of personal drama. I tend to work quietly 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 hip pain keeps him from playing his best. The veterinarian 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 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 recently added the option for clients to book a "stretch and massage" session. I'm hoping to take additional classes soon. I have also set my sites on attending a Chavutti Thurmal retreat in Goa India.
I'm a Portland native, my child Bree is a pre-professional dancer and student at the University Of Oregon. I have three pet goats and recently said goodbye to my elderly black lab Roxy (she was the best dog ever). I've been married to Brian for 24 years (and he only occasionally smells like a goat). Based on how I spend my time when I'm at home, I'd say hobbies are cleaning up after goats, washing massage sheets, and sending memes to my daughter. I own and manage the Massage Naturally studio and do a lot of mentoring to other massage therapists. Recently I've begun teaching classes and hope to develop a post-graduate education program on my Barefoot Fusion Massage technique.