Bryce is now accepting patients with BCBS and Cigna insurance. She is also accepting the Wellness Plan, patients without insurance and those needing treatment for a motor vehicle accident or work related injury.
Bryce is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts. She is eager to bring her compassionate presence and intuitive touch to clients at North Portland Wellness Center.
Bryce comes to massage after years of experience in alternative healthcare. She has worked in administrative and clinical assistant roles since 2012, and is trained as a clinical Western herbalist. Bryce decided to pursue massage after realizing the profound impact of touch on her own and her loved ones wellbeing during Covid pandemic shut-downs. In all of her work she carries the slow, deep, receptive strength of water element, and the nurturing, nourishing, supportive energy of earth element. She holds deep respect and appreciation for the strategies that the body and mind use to survive, and is proud to offer trauma-informed care to meet clients wherever they are in their healing process.
Bryce’s massage style is an intuitive blend of Swedish and deep tissue techniques, with an emphasis on stress reduction and nervous system regulation. She believes that from this base of regulation and safety, profound shifts can occur in the body on a number of levels. Bryce incorporates long gliding strokes, attention to the breath, rhythmic rocking, and dynamic and static compressions into her work. She also brings in muscle energy techniques, elements from structural bodywork, and myofascial techniques as needed.
A session with Bryce starts with a brief conversation about goals, followed by collaboration on a plan. She then brings a variety of tools to meet session goals by decreasing pain, tension, and feelings of “stuckness” and replacing them with relaxation, flow, flexibility, and ease. She is happy to adjust technique and level of pressure to meet clients needs.
When she is not massaging, Bryce loves to nerd out about plants, connect with and build her community, cook elaborate meals, and nap with her cat Ziggy Stardust.
License # 27722