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Decrease pain and tension to increase mobility and strength.

Tips are inclusive in prices.

I used to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits, now I make you feel like a million bucks.

WHAT I DO: I help individuals decrease pain and tension to increase mobility and strength.

WHO I WORK WITH: Folks who have received great benefit from Caring Portland Massage include postal carriers, hair stylists, factory workers, lawyers, administrative staff, librarians, counselors, social workers, musicians, retail clerks, bartenders, mechanics, mountain climbers, runners, bodybuilders, and many others. My practice is body-positive, gender affirming, and welcomes Black, Indigenous and People of Color. My history includes training in power, privilege and inequity, trauma sensitivity, Safe Zone for LGBTQIAts, alternative sexualities, and anti-racism. My table supports 750 pounds. I am happy to add width to the table for your comfort.

WHY IT WORKS: However you use your body, massage is proven to improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, boost range of motion, & regulate aches and pain.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: I provide mood boosting, pain reducing, and restorative massage to folks using health insurance (PacificSource, Regence BCBS, & Providence accepted), MVA claims, worker’s comp claims, HSA/FSA, and those looking for general cash-pay treatments. BOOK NOW:

Calm and caring: that’s what I offer you.

“Amazingly effective – Julie has returned my much-abused neck-shoulder muscles twice now. I can tell now when I am stressing them too much. Julie’s intelligent & intuitive massage is so worth the time you take!” – MF McAuliffe

“Highlight of my week was being able bring #healing to my wrist thanks to your magical hands! Best #massage ever-I could get addicted to this routine.” – Emma Flores

“This sure-footed and deft-fingered pro knows her stuff: Just had an amazing hour of stretching and de-knotting. Make your appointments before she rightfully gets huge.” – Andy G

HOW IT WORKS: Book online at or text for availability. Located inside Awakenings Wellness Center on the ground floor. Please allow about 20 minutes for the intake process to ascertain if there are any contraindications, injuries, target areas, or any other preferences specific to you. Our office is private and secure. You will be draped for privacy.

Caring Portland Massage is operated by Julie. She specializes in therapeutic swedish, myofascial structural, deep tissue, and neuromuscular trigger point therapies, and is trained in an array of traditional and eastern modalities including cupping, gua sha, hot stone, dry brush. She enjoys collaborating with clients so they leave each session feeling great.

READY TO TALK? Book an appointment now or email caringportland @

Pay at time of service with Cash, Venmo, Google Pay, Square. 

Insurance Accepted

Step 1: Book a Medical appointment at least 2 weeks in the future at and be sure to complete the intake form at (Note: I strive to confirm insurance details within a few days, however I ask for 2 weeks *just in case* something blocks my ability to confirm.)

Step 2: wait for confirmation from our office

Step 3: upon positive confirmation, we can proceed with your appointment. If confirmation is not possible, the appointment will be cancelled or bumped to a later date so details can be ironed out.

Using Insurance? Book a MEDICAL MASSAGE appointment. Be sure to complete the INTAKE FORM & the Insurance Intake Form at & add your insurance information. Please allow 2 weeks for us to coordinate the necessary details. 


Medical Massage is billed to insurance as a Delayed Payment at non-discounted ‘time of service’ rates.

Please be prepared to discuss your goals.


Black Lives Matter! I continue to check and evaluate my biases, to recognize and call out the racist paradigm I was born into and live in, and affirm the reality that racism has existed as a systemic form of resource control and abuse that benefits the few over the many; a system which benefits white people over all others. To this end, I continue to vote, volunteer, and when possible donate.

I participate in Awakenings Wellness Center’s anti-racist study group where we study individually and come together to reflect as a group on the reality of racism. This group meets every other week and is responding to Layla Saad’s Me & White Supremacy.

To keep things simple, I gathered this linktree (which includes places to contribute your voice, your dollars, your time, as well as other linktrees and documents listing resources and educational material). Multnomah County Library has audio & electronic books available such as White Fragility, How to be an Anti Racist, Me & White Supremacy, So You Want to Talk About Race, White Awake, Stamped, The Invention of the White Race, and many others. My personal goal is to educate, be humble, stay awake, be kind, be an accomplice.

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Options include
Therapeutic Massage: Application of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Bodywork, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Cupping, Gua Sha / Coining, and somatic awareness building.

Sports Massage: Targeted treatment to decrease pain and tension, increase mobility and strength, and, depending on your needs, to build energy or recuperate post-event.

Emulsion-Free: Emulsion-free Structural bodywork treatment targeting key areas with compression, myofascial release, stretching, and optional reflexology and trigger point therapy.

Medical Massage: includes initial evaluation, treatment plan, detailed chart notes, range of motion tests, and massage targeted to your areas of concern. In coordination with your health care team, your treatment is customized to meet your needs with a goal to reduce scarring, increase range of motion, decrease pain. 

Longer sessions are an opportunity to provide deeper progress towards your goals and provide lasting effects. 


About Julie


I strive to bring the latest pain reduction strategies to the table. The reason I do this is because I experienced an accident and had medical providers who did not seem to care – they treated me with cookie-cutter procedures and most assumed (never even asking) my accident was motor vehicle related when it was not. I had to explain every single visit, over and over, what I had experienced and how it made my situation unique. No one should have to go through that.

It’s crucial for you to receive the support you need. I never want anyone to feel the way I did; to receive off-target care that forgets about you the second the appointment is over. I am on your team, providing tips to navigate the system, collaborating with your care team, customizing massage treatment, and researching specific approaches we can try one visit to the next. Each appointment, with your feedback, together we can support your goals for pain reduction.

My approach to bodywork is calm and caring. Trained by East West College of the Healing Arts, this Portland massage therapist explores modalities and techniques for all body types and sizes. Having researched and provided specialized treatment to folks recovering from injuries, as well as to sports enthusiasts I am enthusiastic about supporting sports recovery and growth. Since experiencing traumatic injury and resulting chronic pain, I have unique understanding of pain and the benefits massage can provide for healing.

Individualized sessions held in office at Awakenings Wellness Center – 1016 SE 12th (near Belmont).  Book Now to schedule.

More about me

They/She. I am a bass player in three bands, a former grantwriter / nonprofit program manager, operate a literary magazine, and volunteer at Freeform Radio & Cash Oregon. I’ve provided writing and editing services for businesses, arts programs, law firms, nonprofits, folks navigating personal legal situations, and revised or written resumes for job hunters.

Caring Portland Massage was started in a tiny sublet space in the Alberta Arts district and relocated January 2020 to a suite in the Awakenings Wellness Center. Awakenings is a healing center featuring an array of providers, group activities and wellness offerings.

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I designed massage membership packages so you can focus on what counts most. Recurring schedules and automated invoices further streamline your life.


Memberships are automatically invoiced monthly, so let’s get your dates on the calendar!

6 months of 60 minute treatments at $90 per session
12 months of 60 minute treatments at $85 per session

6 months of 120 minute treatments at $135 per session

Double up to maximize your healing and comfort
2 visits per month for 6 months at $85 per session = $900 (save $240)

Looking for weekly appointments? I am happy to honor the same 2x per month rates for folks who need additional sessions per month.

Your loyalty is rewarded as the business grows. You’ll help support the addition of specialized treatments. As a subscriber, your recommendations as to what gets added first will be prioritized.

Massage memberships take the headache out of arranging massage time. Your membership will auto renew to save you time. Once you select your favorite appointment slot, just let me know and I’ll reserve it for you. If you need to reschedule, just text at least 24 hours in advance and we can make changes – no problems – no muss – no fuss.


By enrolling, you agree to the following:

You will sign a paper contract detailing the terms of the membership before the start of your first appointment. The contract may provide additional terms.

Paid-In-Full Memberships:
**Members who purchase a Paid In Full Membership have access to all of their membership sessions immediately upon payment in full. These membership sessions can be used anytime as long as the membership is current and active.

Recurring Payments Memberships:
**Massages membership monthly payments are automatically debited from the member’s registered credit/debit card. The payment is debited monthly on the same day of each month as the first payment (this is the sign-up date). The monthly charges will continue automatically each month for 12 months, or until the termination of the

** You may cancel your appointment without charge if you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment. Cancellations without 24 hour notice may result in a charge for your session (charge varies based on length of session/membership package), as that time has been set aside specifically for you. No shows may result in a full charge for that session.

**You may cancel this agreement during the initial term of your membership upon the following conditions: Your death or permanent physical disability, or if you move out more than an hour away. Written notice must be given at least 30 days in advance to avoid additional charges to your account.

**Contracted membership services will be forfeited at time of cancellation effective date.

**After the initial subscription term (12 or 6 months depending on package selected), you may cancel at any time. All cancellations require 30 days written notice or email and are effective within 10 business days after the 30 day notice period. Payments due prior to the effective date will be charged as scheduled.

**Pre-paid membership services have no cash value, are non-transferable, and services expire 12 months from date of purchase according to agreed terms. We reserve the right to terminate or deny re-enrollment for an indeterminate amount of time if you have an unsatisfactory payment history.

**If through no fault of ours, your payment account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction, or your payment account or credit card does not otherwise permit the transaction to be executed, you will be charged a $35 insufficient funds fee. We will contact you to update your account with a working payment method.

**To cancel this membership prior to the end of the contract, a $40 termination fee is required. All requests for membership cancellation must be submitted to management at least 10 days in advance. Once we have received and completed your request and $40 cancellation fee, the next scheduled monthly charge and all those that were to follow, will be cancelled. Membership will be valid until, but not on, the date of the first cancelled payment; after that date, all member benefits, including unused accrued services, will also be cancelled.

Enjoy easy! Enjoy massage membership.