Willow is a dedicated and proficient practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the field of massage therapy and energy medicine. Her practice is rooted in unconditional positive regard for all individuals and bodies, with a particular focus on providing inclusive and informed care for LGBTQIA2S+, trans, fat, and neurodivergent individuals. Her work skillfully weaves clinical and intuitive approaches and is guided by the belief that everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for in a way that acknowledges and respects their unique experiences and identities.
She is committed to creating a safer and welcoming space for all clients, and her approach to care is informed by an ever-evolving understanding of trauma and its impacts on the body and mind.
Willow is a licensed massage therapist, a Reiki master, a certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, and a soon to be licensed psilocybin facilitator. Her approach is comprehensive and tailored to the individual needs of her clients.
Her wide range of skills and experiences allow her to offer a unique blend of functional, medical, and subtle energy approaches in her sessions. The pressure and pace of her sessions can vary greatly, from light and gentle to deep and vigorous, depending on the client’s needs and preferences. This adaptability, combined with her extensive training and experience, makes Willow a versatile practitioner in the field of holistic therapies.
Willow’s massage therapy practice began in Guam in 1991, where she apprenticed at a European day spa and trained in Touch for Health and Therapeutic Touch through the University of Guam.
In 1993, she moved to Oregon and attended East-West College of the Healing Arts. Her 1019-hour training program focused on sports massage, medical massage, and Transformational Hypnotherapy. Her externship was at the OHSU oncology ward, providing palliative massage to patients with cancer, their loved ones, and the medical staff.
Over the years, Willow has gained experience in many bodywork modalities including:
- Biodynamic craniosacral
- Deep tissue
- Hot stone
- Manual lymph drainage
- Myofascial release
- Pain management
- Subtle energy
- Massage for premature infants and newborns
- Massage in preparation for and recovery from gender affirming top surgery
Willow is a self-described baby crone word nerd seeking beauty and magic in everyday life. Her favorite book is Belonging, by Toko-Pa Turner. She is queer, small fat, neurodivergent, and a proud mom to two adult nonbinary trans offspring and their trans partners.
With a wealth of experience and a lifelong commitment to learning, community, and growth, Willow is proud to offer a practice that is not only informed but also compassionate, respectful, collaborative, and inclusive.
Willow is available for a limited number of scholarship visits per month. If you would like to apply please fill out the form below: