Jenny, Owner, LMT
Jenny founded Holistic Massage of Hood River in 2004. With thirteen years experience as a licensed massage therapist, three years experience working at a physical therapy clinic, a masters degree in psychology, and specific training in yoga, pilates, and intuitive healing, Jenny has a great awareness of the body-mind connection and how both injuries and emotions affect the body.
Jenny incorporates a variety of techniques into her massage therapy sessions, including trigger point, deep tissue, therapeutic stretching, hand and foot reflexology, shiatsu, myokinetic therapy, myofascial release, energetic techniques, and hot stone therapy.
Originally from Seattle, Jenny moved to the Gorge in 2000 to ski patrol at Mt. Hood Meadows, and worked as a pro-patroller until 2009. She has a passion for being outdoors as well as spending time with family and cooking good food. When not in the office, she’s likely out looking for wind on the river or the coast, finding powder stashes on the mountain, hitting up the mountain bike trails, or recharging in a local yoga class!
Jenny is currently not accepting new clients.
Allison originally pursued dental hygiene in college and fell in love with the subject of Anatomy and Physiology. She had been involved in athletics her whole life, but after having two children and gaining a significant amount of weight Allison began her pursuit of a more fit, happy, and healthy lifestyle. This eventually led Allison to compete in figure competitions, which is where she first encountered massage therapy. Massage felt like it was the missing ingredient to her fitness formula. It allowed her body to perform more optimally and helped give her the confidence to pursue more athletic endeavors.
Massage became Allison’s passion and her mission in life to help others’ bodies perform more optimally. Allison's massage style consists of deep tissue, Swedish massage, sports, and prenatal, and includes elements that draw from Shiatsu and Neuromuscular Technique.
Outside of work Allison enjoys spending time with her beautiful family. Her hobbies include DIY projects, gardening, bodybuilding, triathlon, and riding her Ducati every chance she gets!
Brad has over 21 years of experience practicing massage, and it shows with his effective work and ability to tune into the need of the client. His style is strong and detailed. He is highly skilled in deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, and injury rehabilitation. He also offers Swedish relaxation and prenatal massage.
Brad graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle in 1997. After all these years of practicing massage, he is still just as fascinated and passionate about the work. He enjoys the challenge of meeting each client's goals and finds massage to be very rewarding.
Brad lives in Lyle, WA with his wife and two children. He enjoys being outdoors- gardening, fishing, and camping, as well as practicing martial arts in his free time.
Comice studied massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts. She specializes in deep tissue, fascial release, Swedish and Thai massage. Comice also uses cupping therapy to help release especially painful hypertonic tissue and stimulate the healing flow of fluids and energy to stagnant areas.
Comice also offers Chi Nei Tsang (CNT), a centuries-old therapy from China. It is deep, gentle abdominal massage opening up fascia and energetic blocks in the abdominal organs & muscles, creating a renewed efficiency, improving both physical and emotional health. CNS is particularly useful in relieving intestinal blockages, cramps, scar tissue, headaches, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, and impotence, as well as speed healing from injury, trauma, childbirth or surgery.
Comice combines the important knowledge of muscles and connective tissues with the fact that the body is a single system needing a more holistic approach to healing. She focuses on your complaints while simultaneously acknowledging that a neck pain may actually be stemming from a foot imbalance or even an emotional trauma and thus will address a more broad treatment than just your neck.
Her style can be light or deep, depending on your feedback. She finds that though we are tempted to force an issue to be well, the most effective long term treatments are ones where we slow down and match the speed of the tissue melt, letting the body set the pace rather than our eager brains. You will walk away from your massage feeling deeply relaxed and may not even notice the depth she has gone as she moves with great patience. She encourages you to test your range of motion, or give your discomfort a number before your massage, and then again afterward to truly be aware of the change that has taken place.
Besides being passionate about healing through massage, Comice is also passionate about her family, physical activities in nature like hiking and swimming, traveling the world and dancing.
Eli is out of the office until March, 2021.
Eli's style is gentle, flowing, and incorporates deep, sustained compression and stretching. He draws techniques from Thai massage, and offers deep tissue massage, Swedish relaxation, Reiki and can incorporate some elements from Shiatsu massage. Clients consistently report being in a deeply relaxed zen state after a session with Eli!
His continuing education with David Weitzer in Portland was his first introduction to Thai massage. He quickly became connected to the practice and healing arts lineage. During his 10 month travel in Asia he studied Shivananda yoga, Vipassana meditation and massage. His Thai massage courses near Chiang Mai, Thailand with Master Pichest Boonthumme inspires his current focus.
Eli is a Hood River native who grew up exploring the Columbia Gorge. Outdoor life has always been a favored pastime. He enjoys kite surfing, gardening, and foraging. Eli graduated from Oregon School of Massage in 2013 with an eastern focus.
Eric’s style is strong, connected and fluid. With a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine, Eric has extensive knowledge of the body and a holistic approach to healing. Dr Jorgenson’s massage and manual therapy services can be booked on our website by selecting the service "Eric Jorgenson ND: Physician Level Massage" rather than our standard "Customized Massage."
Eric’s great strength and powerful ability to tune-in to the needs of the client allow him to provide a manual therapy/ physician level massage session that feels both wonderfully strong and gentle at the same time. He is skilled in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique (that fantastic pain-relieving scraping technique you may have experienced before with a chiropractor or acupuncturist), strain/counter strain, post isometric release, nasal specific treatments, and naturopathic manipulation technique.
Eric has been licensed to practice massage therapy since 2013. He started practicing as a licensed massage therapist, and is now practicing massage under his naturopathic medical license. Eric graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in June of 2015. Eric has spent most of his life in Oregon: growing up in Bend, living in the Columbia River Gorge for almost two years, then spending five years in Portland while attending NCNM, and now back in Hood River.
Hayden graduated from Southeastern Institute in Charleston, South Carolina with a certificate in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. She utilizes techniques from a variety of modalities including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflexology, somatic release, aromatherapy, breathwork, and active/passive stretching to achieve deeply relaxing massages to heal the mind, spirit, and body. Hayden is also trained in prenatal, hot stone massage and vibrational sound therapy. Her pressure is light to moderate.
With every massage, Hayden’s intention is to help facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Hayden incorporates her love for herbal medicine into her massage practice. She recently moved to the Pacific Northwest to further her education studying plant medicine and ethnobotany (the study of a region's plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of local culture and people).
When she’s not in the massage room, you’ll find her meditating in a float tank, practicing yoga or frolicking in nature.
Joanna is a long time Gorge resident who grew up right here in Hood River. She received her first massage as a young teen and immediately knew that she wanted to pursue bodywork as a career. Joanna graduated from the East West College of the Healing Arts in 2009, and has been working as a massage therapist in the Hood River area since 2010.
With a strong background practicing massage in a spa setting and specialized training in myofascial release techniques, Joanna possesses a well rounded approach to healing through positive touch. She is experienced and effective in performing hot stone massage, prenatal massage, aromatherapy, therapeutic stretching and energy work in addition to Swedish and myofascial massage techniques. She strives to strike a balance in each massage between nurturing relaxation and deeply healing therapeutic work. Joanna's grounded presence combined with her intuitive and gentle massage style will help bring you into a calm, meditative state.
When Joanna is not performing massage she enjoys spending time with family, hiking all around the Gorge, doing yoga and spending time in the garden. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time researching subjects of interest. Joanna is committed to life long learning and continually expanding her knowledge of massage technique and healing treatments.
Massage therapy is Kaylee's passion and she loves being able to help heal others of their pain. Using a holistic approach to her work, Kaylee fully attends to each client's needs, beautifully interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Whether you desire a deeply indulgent relaxation massage or work on long term injuries and trauma, Kaylee is able to meet you where you are on your journey.
Kaylee graduated from Oregon School of Massage in Portland, OR in spring of 2020 and is skilled in Swedish massage, deep tissue, shiatsu, barefoot shiatsu, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release therapy, and table Thai massage.
When Kaylee is not performing massage she enjoys camping, being outdoors with her dogs, and spending time with her family and loved ones. Her hobbies are reading, yoga, dancing, hiking, swimming, and biking. She loves to learn and is excited to expand her knowledge in massage techniques and different healing modalities.
Lara is a firm believer that health and wellness unfold from the inside out starting with a relaxed and grounded sense of well-being along with proper nutrition, a physical awareness of posture, and biomechanics. Lara is skilled in Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, and prenatal massage.
Lara originally practiced massage in a mountain town in California after graduating from Heartwood Institute in 1996. There she worked on a wide range of clients from the hardcore outdoor athlete to the avid spa enthusiast. Upon moving to Oregon, Lara took a break from massage therapy to spearhead a very successful wine club, a different kind of therapy.
However her true calling was in bodywork and after graduating from the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Calgary to further her massage education, she resumed work as a licensed massage therapist here in Hood River.
Lara was told her spirit animal was the otter, which very well may be the case. When she is not brushing up on learning new massage skills, you will find her on the water kayaking and wing foiling or in the mountains climbing and trail running. She plans to live to be 120!
Come enjoy and experience Lara's skills and energy!
Marc’s practice centers around his client's goals. Through careful assessment and communication, each unique client is presented with a treatment plan designed to provide relief from their symptoms while targeting the cause. Marc strives to leave his clients feeling more connected to their “selves” physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as all of these elements in harmony defines overall well-being.
Marc’s calm and compassionate style incorporates a blend of myofascial release, active engagement techniques, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, and Swedish massage.
Marc is a graduate of the East West College of Healing Arts, and also holds his RYT200 and SAYF yoga certificates from Flow Yoga right here in Hood River! His passion for anatomy, kinesiology, and pain-free movement is as strong as his commitment to share this knowledge and his skills with his community. In his spare time you might find Marc on the water, in the woods, on a yoga mat, or deepening his knowledge and abilities.
Mindy has been practicing massage since graduating Ashmead College in 2008.
Mindy enjoys helping others improve their health and she has a real passion for helping people rehabilitate. Her goal is to make certain that her custom massage treatments always provide great results. Mindy believes the key to providing the best treatment possible is through good communication and in doing so, she is able to find the unique combination of techniques and pressure that work best.
Mindy's favorite massage modalities are deep tissue and sports massage. She is also skilled in trigger point, prenatal massage, hot stone and Swedish relaxation.
Mindy grew up in the Gorge and currently lives in North Bonneville. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and spending quality time with her three children.
Nikona's style is strong. She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massage.
Nikona's love of bodywork and massage began at the age of 5 when she received her first massage from her grandmother, who studied Trager massage. However, it wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she decided to make it her career. After graduating high school Nikona went directly to massage school and graduated from East West College of Healing Arts in Portland in 1998. She then completed an additional 100-hour certification in San Diego at Mueller College in 1999.
Nikona was raised in both California and Oregon. She moved to Texas and had a thriving massage practice and then decided it was time to move home to Oregon in 2009. She now lives in The Dalles and loves to travel, spend time with her husband, family and friends, and learn new massage techniques to incorporate into her practice.
Raelynn believes that every person walks a different path in life and therefore has different massage needs. In her work, she strives to listen to each person carefully and work with him or her to find those needs and tailor each session accordingly, whether the needs are physical, mental, or emotional. She is capable of working deeply or very lightly, depending on individual situations. Her massages are relaxing, peaceful experiences, whether for injury treatment or stress relief, as she believes the body is better able to heal itself in a more relaxed state.
Raelynn completed her massage training at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Escondido California in 2013, where she gained a solid foundation in anatomy and began to develop her unique, intuitive style. She initially had her own practice in California before moving back to the Pacific Northwest and obtaining her Oregon massage license in 2014. Since then she has gained valuable experience in both clinical and spa settings, developing a style that is deeply therapeutic yet highly relaxing. She uses a combination of deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, shiatsu, sports and Swedish massage. She is also trained in hot stone massage, prenatal massage and will soon add cupping to her repertoire.
Raelynn and her husband own a small plot of land in White Salmon have a dream of developing it into a large permaculture garden. So, when she’s not working with clients, Raelynn is likely out digging in the dirt, reading about permaculture, or hiking in the woods getting inspiration from the natural wonders all around us.