David Parent, LMT #20503

971-706-9281
david@davidparentlmt.com

News

January 1, 2017 : Happy New Year!

I am still offering free bodywork and/or yoga lessons in my home until I find a suitable office. A few people have been confused by this, so here's the deal:

I was previously running a home business out of my ground-floor apartment, but I have moved to a condo where the HOA rules dictate that I can't operate a home business. I really care about the wellbeing of everyone who was coming to see me (and anyone else who would like to), and I want to continue serving during this transition. You are welcome to see me as a guest in my home. I will offer my services exactly as I did before, but it's illegal for me to accept any form of payment.

If you feel like an exchange needs to happen, you have two options: you can give me something other than money (a few people have given me edible goodies, or offered services of their own; all is appreciated!), or you can schedule an appointment with me Wednesday thru Saturday at Studio X where I'm an employee. (Please call me to set up an appointment there. This is a fitness studio where I give bodywork, and it's pretty loud most of the time. If you need quiet during your session, you should see me at home.)


Schedule

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To schedule an appointment, please  select  (click/tap) an  available  day below, choose an appointment length and a start time, then fill out a short form on the next page.

I will contact you to confirm the appointment once it is reserved.

If you prefer, you may schedule an appointment by email or leave a voicemail (971-706-9281) with a callback number, and I will respond as soon as possible to confirm your appointment.

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Location

1411 SE 30th Ave Unit 9
Portland OR 97214

Public Transit

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

and a bit further (< 6 blocks) from:

Bicycles

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

Driving

I discourage you from driving, but if you must, parking around the neighborhood is free and scarce. 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 serotonin and dopamine. 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.

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!