I am Penny Hill, L.M.T. I came to Portland, OR. in 1988 and have made my home here since then. I attended East-West College of the Healing Arts and graduated from there in 1991. I started licensed practice in April of 1990. My original training exposed me to many styles of body work, both Eastern and Western, from basic Swedish to Shiatsu, sports massage and deep tissue. In the years since, I have taken many courses, covering a wide range of techniques.
When you come in for a massage you will get the session you need that day. If you are way stressed out I may start with gentle rocking to help your nervous system calm down. If you have a stubborn pain, I may use massage cupping to increase lymph and blood circulation and break up adhesions. The point being that you do not get a cookie cutter massage. Each session is tailored to your needs and wants for that day. Everything in my studio is under your control, from music and lighting to the tools, or none, that I use. It is your session, your healing time, and what you want is paramount.
I am also a 2nd degree Reiki Practitioner, and I use Reiki on myself everyday. Reiki can be included in any session, or used as a stand alone session. Reiki is a wonderful gentle healing art. I have used it successfully for oncology patients and they feel like it has helped them tolerate massage and their cancer treatments with more ease.
Whatever your needs are over time, I can adjust my sessions to give you the best massage that suits you each time you visit.