Pleasant Touch Massage 19515 E Burnside St. Gresham Oregon 97233

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January 1, 2018

People everywhere, especially women, seem to feel guilty about taking time out to look after themselves. It’s OK when it’s a gym session, because that’s virtuous and ‘hard work’ – but if all we’re investing our time in is an hour or so of being relaxed beyond belief at...

August 4, 2017

Most people, after a hard day at work or in the gym, will turn to a warming therapy to soothe soreness and aches.  Warmth is comforting and it feels good on painful areas of the body, but it might not be the best choice in all situations.  Sometimes, a cooling therapy,...

February 16, 2017

Here’s some food for thought:

According to The American Institute of Stress:

• Stress is the basic cause of 60 percent of all human illness and disease

• 3 out of 4 doctor’s visits are for stress-related ailments

• 44 percent of us lose sleep every night due to stress

So ho...

January 25, 2017

January is nearly over, and that means most of our resolutions have fallen by the wayside.  Even if you didn’t make any resolutions for the new year, it’s difficult to stick to healthy habits when it’s cold and dreary out.  We tend to want to stay inside, not move very...

October 13, 2016

I’m celebrating my third anniversary of being a massage therapist.  This landmark brings me much joy, and it’s a good time to reflect on how far I’ve come.  I try to make my posts informative and helpful, and while this narrative focuses more on my own journey, I hope...

September 15, 2016

A new study finds that massages may actually help treat anxiety and other mental health

disorders, like depression, due to their ability to reduce cortisol and anxiety symptoms.

The researchers conducted a randomized study that focused on patients who had generalized


August 11, 2016

According to Texas psychology professor David R. Cross, PhD, ... the ill effects of non-touching

are simply not that obvious and don't receive much attention. While there is scientific research

showing non-touch is detrimental to health, none of these effects grab headli...

June 3, 2016

I don’t know about you, but when I get the first inkling of Spring in the air, I just want to clean.  I open up all the windows (maybe a little too early, it’s getting a little brisk in here…) and move everything around to scrub and arrange.  It just feels so good to b...

May 27, 2016


Getting a massage is one of the most relaxing, healing things that you can do for yourself.  It’s becoming more and more common to add massage as a therapy, in both physical and mental health.  Sometimes there will only be one type of massage offered or available, but...