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Hi, I'm Osha.  (she/her)

My passion is touching lives with compassion, curiosity, education and effective bodywork.  I love meeting people where they are and creating space for tenderness, humor and vulnerability to thrive.

I’ve been a massage therapist and student of the body since 2005.  I specialize in lymphatic, post op, oncology and scar work. My ongoing study in these areas  has been inspired by years of experience working with many remarkable people who live with / are in recovery from cancer, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, scarring and other life altering challenges.

I feel incredibly lucky to be on this path. It is such a privilege to offer work that truly helps people feel and function better.

At home, I’m a solo Super-Mama to one of the coolest kids on the planet.

License

Licensed Massage Therapist 

License MA00021278

Education

Associate of Applied Technology in Massage Studies, 2005

Clover Park Technical College (1400 hrs)

Associations

S4OM  Society for Oncology Massage, Member and Preferred Practitioner

Certification

Mcloughlin Scar Tissue Release Approved Practitioner 

Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist - Klose Training

Breast Massage Qualified

Intra Oral Endorsement

Advanced Training &  Professional Development

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation (Klose Training 16hrs)

Mclaughlin Scar Tissue Release with Tina Hull, LMT of Marysville Bowenwork Therapy 

Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage with Kathleen Lissen of San Diego Lymphatic Massage

Massage for People Living with Cancer with Gayle McDonald of Oncology Massage Education Associates (30hrs)

IASTM/Gua Sha with Jason Abbey, LMT (8hrs)

Lipedema Awareness with Kathleen Lissen, CMT, CLT

Massage After Reconstructive Surgery with Kathleen Lissen, CMT, CLT

CHABA and Cannabis 101 with Jenn Chan, LMT

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification Klose Training and Associates (45 hrs)

Breast Care and Breast Massage with Aubrey Lesicki, LMT of Lymph Remedy Seattle (16 hrs)

Abdominal Massage with Brain Utting, LMT (8hrs)

Massage Cupping with Jason Abbey, LMT (16hrs)

Balancing the Shoulder Girdle Clinic with Tom Meyers

Intro to Oncology Massage with Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan

Fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS, the Nervous System and Massage with Ruth Werner (6hrs)

Cancer & Massage with Tracy Walton (9hrs)

Breast and Prostate Cancer with Tracy Walton (7.5hrs)

Lymphedema Risk with Tracy Walton

Cancer and Human Connection Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Scar Tissue Management, Clinical Considerations and Treatment Guidelines with Nancy Keeney-Smith, LMT and Cathy Ryan, RMT

Fibromyalgia ABMP

Detailed Approach to Low Back Pain with Allison Denney,,LMT

Assessment and Treatment of the neck ligaments with Brain Utting, LMT (8hrs)

Basic Lomi Lomi with Kim Hartley,LMT of Heartspire Lomi Lomi (24hrs)

Foundational Skills for Structural Medicine with Donna Bajelis of ISM (24hrs)

Anake Outdoor School at Wilderness Awareness School in Duval, WA (9 months)

Craniosacral Therapy I, II, III Bastyr University (69hrs)

Intraoral Massage for TMJ dysfunction (16 hrs)

Reiki Attunement Levels 1-3 with Mercedes Nepute, LMT

Neuromuscular Therapy and Advanced Deep Tissue Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

Myofascial Release Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

Nerve Mobilization Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

Watsu

Pre and Perinatal Massage with Carol Osborne (36 hrs)

Birth Doula Certification Bates Technical College (expired)

... and many, many ethics classes...