PDX Staff Bios

PDX Massage Therapists

 

Daniel Krueger – A graduate of East West in Portland OR, Daniel has done more than 11,000 treatments since 2007. Most of that time, he worked closely with a chiropractor and specialized in pain and injury management. His preferred modalities are Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Nuad Bo Ram (advanced traditional Thai massage), Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, and Second Degree Reiki. His practice is based on ethics, kindness, and skill. Every session is customized to the specific needs of each individual client, with the goal of making them feel better.

Kimmy Hale – Kimmy trained at a small school called Ashmeade in Portland and graduated in 2005. She specializes in Myofascial Release and Somatic methods. While working at the Portland Airport, she really loves helping people with headaches and neck pain from long flights. Her treatment philosophy is: “There is no replacement for intelligent touch.”

Kira Wilson – Kira has studied at both North Texas School of Swedish Massage and the Oregon School of Massage. She has been working as a therapist for eleven and a half years, specializing in deep and therapeutic massage. Her goal in engaging in this industry is “to help others with a calming experience in a hectic world.”

Jesse Swafford – Jesse studied at Everest Institute and has been license for massage since 2014. He specializes is deep tissue massage, conducted in a soothing, relaxing manner. He is also skilled in Swedish massage and Reiki. According to his personal practicing philosophy, Jesse “seeks to hold you in a safe space, for you to release and find healing.”

Paul Stoaks – Paul is a 2012 graduate of Oregon School of Massage. He is amazed by the human body and loves learning about how it works. Paul’s specialties include Relaxation, Deep Tissue, and Foot Massage. “I love making peoples’ day better. Knowing someone leaves their session with me in a lighter and healthier place is very gratifying.”

Tim Rautio – Tim went to Anthem College in Portland, OR, graduated in 2014, and has been a therapist fo the past three years. His focus is Deep Tissue Massage and Therapeutic Massage for healing injuries by addressing the root causes. He also specializes in Orthopedic Massage and is an expert in neck, shoulder, and jaw issues. He believes in treating not just his clients’ complaints, but getting to the root of the discomfort.  Tim enjoys educating his clients about self-care and preventing future injuries.

Sandro Alvarez – Sandro graduated from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in December 2018, and was licensed the following month. His specialties include, but aren’t limited to, Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, and positional release. Sandro believes massage “is a catalyst for self-healing, and a way to be more in tune with every aspect of yourself.” He feels his hands can help guide you in the direction towards a happy and healthy life.

Sierra Nelson – Sierra graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2018. She specializes in Relaxation, Pregnancy, Thai, Myocardial release and Deep Tissue massage. Sierra is passionate about massage and the power of positive touch. ”I love that massage can promote healing or simply make a bad or good day a little better.”