Licensed Massage Therapist #023504,
Art has always been a passion of mine. Massage is art. This approach, combined with my deeply-rooted desire to help people and my exposure to the body-work from a young age, makes giving massage feel natural to me. I approach each client with curiosity, consideration and care. With rhythm and flow for a nurturing yet therapeutic experience, I show up for my client’s desires while responding to what presents itself in the moment.
Migrating toward a therapeutic approach, my work can be very site-specific while providing a body-integration between focus areas. I enjoy involving my clients through explorative questions about their experience through the treatment, active stretching, movement, and breathing. I often implement myofascial release, deep-tissue work, Neuromuscular Therapy, cupping and Swedish massage techniques.
The flow of my sessions is guided by my knowledge of anatomy, client feedback and an intuitive sense, with the goal of leaving my client feeling more in-tune with their body, empowered, and at-ease. I attempt to help my clients understand the discomforts they feel in their bodies’ more fully with the goal of creating improvement in daily functionality and more finely attuned body-sense.
When I am not giving massage, I cook, spend time in nature, draw and paint, tend my garden, and hang out with my horse and my family. Creating things and watching them change and grow gives me a sense of involvement and purpose in the world. I intend to gift my clients an experience of thriving.
Photo and beach art by Eva Ford
Raven graduated from Ashland Institute of Massage. The 650 hour program featured advanced training in anatomy, kinesiology, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, MyoFascial Release, basic prenatal massage, and Clinical Assessment & Treatment.
CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Cultural integration online
Cultural integration in person