David Parent, LMT #20503



October 1, 2018

I am no longer seeing new clients in my home. If you are seeking my services for the first time, please schedule with me at Studio X.

If you are family, a friend, or former client (friend ;) ), feel free to call or text me; I'm happy to help you. :) As always, no charge.


1411 SE 30th Ave Unit 9
Portland OR 97214

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I'm a very short distance (1 block) from:

and a bit further (< 6 blocks) from:


You may lock your bicycle to the railing outside my backdoor. I'll show you precisely when you arrive.


I discourage you from driving if you can avoid it, but parking around the neighborhood is free. Good luck!

About Bodywork & Massage

From the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK):

Massage therapy is a healthcare and wellness profession. The practice of massage therapy involves a client/patient-centered session, intended to support therapeutic goals, with the therapist being free of personal agenda. Massage therapy also meets the well-researched need for touch and human connection. Massage therapy at its essence is human touch with clear intention, focused attention and the attitudes of compassion and non-judgment.

During a session, a massage therapist incorporates a wide variety of techniques and approaches. They design the session to address the goals of the client/patient, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Treatment of pain, injury or conditions.
  • Relaxation.
  • Stress reduction.
  • Wellness.
  • Enhanced movement.
  • Personal growth.
  • Body awareness.

Massage can alleviate stress and improve mood by reducing cortisol and increasing neurochemicals associated with positive feelings. Bodywork can provide lasting pain relief from muscle, joint and connective tissue problems (like shoulder pain and movement restrictions, for example). Bodywork can speed up recovery time after an injury, and is often recommended by Physical Therapists and Personal Trainers for rehabilitation after certain types of injuries. Bodywork can also correct posture over time, relieving chronic patterns of stress and tension, and reducing risk of future injury. Overall, bodywork is one of many tools which we can use to help our bodies stay healthy and function at an optimal level.

For more specific information about techniques and effects, read about these Modalities.

About Me

I graduated in December of 2013 from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR.

I am licensed by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists (OBMT), License #20503.

I am currently a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

In the Spring of 2015, I trained to use mindfulness techniques for somatoemotional healing in the style of Hakomi at the M.E.T.A. Training Center in Portland, OR.

In the Summer of 2016, I became a Certified Yoga Teacher through CorePower Yoga.

In the Spring of 2018, I received a certificate for Trauma-Informed Yoga Training through Street Yoga.

I am trained in and regularly practice the following modalities:

I hope you enjoy your session, and that you always leave my table feeling better than before!