Margaret is currently in-network with: BCBS & Cigna (not including Anthem plans). She is also accepting Wellness Plan, patients without insurance and those needing treatment for a motor vehicle accident or work related injury.
Margaret is a recent graduate of the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork. She brings a trauma informed lens to her work that is anchored in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Swedish techniques.
Margaret was called to bodywork by way of her own experiences as client and her embodiment journey. She noticed how bodywork and massage not only positively affected her physical well-being, but also her emotional and mental health . Through experiencing what a powerhouse massage can be, she feels compelled to offer this practice to a world in which touch may be becoming less frequent and more taboo. Her ultimate aim as a therapist is to meet clients where they are and help facilitate an experience of safety, pain relief, and deep connection with self. Her hope is for her clients to leave their sessions feeling empowered in their bodies and truly present in their lives.
A massage session with Margaret involves a quick consultation determining what specific issues the client is looking to address followed by a variety of techniques (Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, active/passive movements and stretching) targeted at those particular trouble spots. Throughout the session, attention is also paid to calling the client’s awareness back to the entire body as a cohesive unit; she finds breath to be supportive here in helping integrate the work.
In her free time, Margaret enjoys exploring her new home of Portland on foot with long walks through its colorful neighborhoods, parks, and trails. She’s also a big fan of live music and theatre and is excited to take advantage of all the events this city has to offer. When not out and about, she loves to be a homebody and can be found putzing around on the guitar, gardening, writing, or doing busy work with a good podcast.