I opened Fusion Bodyworks PDX in 2005, after graduation from East West College of the Healing Arts in 2002.
Prior to opening my own clinic, I worked collectively for three years in Portland with chiropractors and acupuncturists which provided me the opportunity to work with many different types of clients and injuries. I am proud to employ some of the most talented therapists in Portland. Over the past 15 years I have had the chance to train in a variety of modalities, such as myofascial release, deep tissue, prenatal massage, Mayan Abdominal work, and Ashiatsu. These skills collectively bring me to my work with a distinct fusion of tools.
Tamsyn graduated from East West College in 2011 and has been practicing in the Portland area since 2012. She is greatly influenced by the positive effects massage has on the mind/body connection. She enjoys working slowly and methodically to aid in the restoration of the nervous system, and supports the body by listening to its natural movements from start to finish. Her highest priority is to create a safe and welcoming space on the table because she strongly believes everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and to let go. Her modalities of choice are Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Deep Tissue, and has had ample experience with prenatal, and spa therapies.
LMT OR #023413
Tara is compassionate and sensitive and takes pride in her work. She loves connecting with people and provides a nurturing and safe environment for her clients. She has a very intuitive touch and is fully present with every person who gets on her table. The modalities she integrates into her practice are Advanced Myofascial Release, Swedish, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, CranioSacral therapy, Aromatherapy, and Windows of the Sky (a gentle method used to stimulate trigger points and open up energy pathways in the body) as well as Sound Therapy to end each session. Tara firmly believes in the power of nature for healing of the body, mind, and spirit as one holistic being.
In her free time, Tara enjoys mothering her two-year-old son Atlas, spending time with a strong tribe of friends and loved ones, long walks and hikes with her two Wyoming cattle dogs as well as dancing, music festivals, yoga, Transcendental meditation, riding horses and continuing to better herself as an individual to be of service and upliftment to others for the greater good of the collective.
Tamra helps you sink deep within and reconnect with your body, relieving both physical and mental tension and soothing frazzled nerves. She draws upon multiple modalities including Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching and Craniosacral Therapy to “RESET” your nervous system; calming anxiety and helping you feel settled, grounded and better able to re-enter the world and enjoy life again or get a good night’s sleep.
Kelly’s wide range of modalities include cupping, hot stone massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, and stretching.
Kelly’s interest in health and eastern medicine, along with her passion for helping others, led her to a career as an LMT. She believes that massage not only helps promote healing, flexibility, and pain relief, but can also provide a strong sense of well being; spiritually, mentally, and physically, which contributes to the enhancement of one’s self. Kelly has experience in multiple massage modalities and likes to combine relaxation massage with myofascial release, deep tissue work, stretching, trigger point therapy and many other modalities depending on the clients individual needs. Combining multiple techniques, along with following her strong sense of intuition, she provides each client with a personalized, unique, relaxing, and effective massage. When Kelly is not caring for clients she runs a local nonprofit gallery in downtown Portland. She also enjoys spending days outdoors with her corgi, practicing yoga, mediation, and creating art.
Ryan graduated from East West College in 2016. Their journey began at a young age, using massage to help alleviate their family member’s chronic pain. Since school they have been applying deep tissue, myofascial, craniosacral and muscle energy techniques to treat chronic and acute pain in a clinical setting. They are passionate about assisting people on their healing journey and helping them discover the life changing benefits of massage. Accommodating to the client’s needs and tailoring a holistic bodywork session for each individual is a priority to them.
In their downtime they enjoy spending time with friends, dancing, doing drag, gaming and playing music. As someone who grew up surrounded by nature in Kodiak, AK, they love reconnecting with their PNW roots and hearing people’s stories of adventure and travel.
Jessie aims to empower her client’s healing process by increasing their self-awareness through self-care education and helping them feel relaxed, refreshed, and at home in their bodies.
Jessie has been honing her craft as a healer for nearly 15 years. She addresses each client’s concerns with a wholistic approach by joining an acute understanding of Western Science with Eastern Meridian Systems, Reiki and trauma-informed care. Jessie has enjoyed working with all levels of athletes from the weekend warrior to professional athletes, such as the Portland Pilots Soccer Team, Portland Trail Blazers, and Red Bull Airforce Skydiving Team. With a focus on injury recovery, chronic pain management, and athletic performance, she works slowly with intention to manipulate deep connective tissues in the body; successfully calming the nervous system, relieving pain, and restoring function and mobility to her clients. Specializing in neck pain, she has a gift for homing in on her clients’ problem areas no matter where they are and exacting change in the soft tissue to resolve them, while continuing to give attention to the body as a whole.
As a professional skydiver with over 4300 jumps and three World Records, Jessie understands how much can be accomplished in a short amount of time through intention and awareness. When she is not holding space for others to heal, she can be found exploring the Pacific Wonderland, practicing yoga, dancing with fire poi, or training for her next World Record Skydive.
Drew aims to use every massage session as efficently as possible to make sure clients feel much more comfortable in their bodies when they leave than they did when they walked through the door.
Drew uses a combination of swedish, deep tissue, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and myofascial release to create a customized massage for any need. He believes that the human body has a natural tendecy to be healthy and that massage is one of many ways to help move the body in that direction. He is passoinate about selfcare through stretching and recomends stretches and excericeses to all of his clients helping them prolong that “just got a massage feeling” and continue to heal at home.