Frequently Asked Questions

Portland Rolfing and Massage is open Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 3pm.

Sessions are 90 minutes and cost $155. All additional services like Hot Stones, Hot Towels, Cupping, and Gua Sha are included in the session price.

Gratuities are gratefully accepted.

How often you come depends on the results you are looking for. If you are in chronic or debilitating pain that is affecting your daily activities or ability to sleep, you might want to come in between 2 to 4 times a month to get relief. As you feel better you can stretch the amount of time between appointments. Most people find that getting one treatment per month is a wonderful way to care for their body and is excellent preventative maintenance.

Unfortunately, I can’t accept insurance at this time. However, I would be happy to refer you to a colleague who does accept insurance.

Rolfing Structural Integration was developed and taught by Dr. Ida Rolf. Rolfing is a dynamic, interactive system of bodywork designed to help you get out of pain, reclaim your vitality, and improve your posture. A Rolfing session involves a postural assessment, hands on myofascial release, and exercises given as homework to help you maintain your optimal strength and flexibility.

Cupping involves putting suction cups made from either silicone or acrylic on the body.

The suction lifts the tissue and helps increase circulation, break up adhesions, and move the lymphatic fluids. They detoxify the tissue by pulling lactic acid and other toxins out of the muscle layer and redistributing them into the bloodstream where they can be eliminated through the liver and kidneys. Cupping can leave purple marks on the skin which are painless and typically disappear within 7 to 10 days.

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese Medicine practice that utilizes a small ceramic, stone or metal tool to loosen adhesions and muscle tensions under the skin. The practitioner uses quick, light strokes with the tool to break up adhesions and relieve tissue stagnation. Sometimes it leaves a reddish mark called petechiae. The mark doesn’t hurt and fades in about a week.