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Kara Saltz, LMT.

Massage Therapist

Having been immersed in nature from my youth, it’s no wonder my curiosity of plants and nature has blossomed into the study of East Asian Medicine and health.

I’ve been hooked since discovering and finding my own relief through Acupuncture and Massage! Now, I am beginning my last year of study at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine to earn a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM).

Over the past four years, I have become most excited about the changes possible through physical touch, relaxation, and subtle manipulation techniques. This has lead me to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in addition to my current schooling.

As an LMT, I use a form of East Asian Massage, called Shiatsu, to activate the body’s natural healing processes. Also in my repertoire are techniques such as cupping therapy, moxibustion, gua-sha, and non-insertive needling or teishin, which I use to create treatments tailored to each individual. This work can be helpful for acute and chronic pain, digestion, stress relief, sleep, premenstrual syndrome and much more.

I am excited to work with bodies of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations to provide much needed care to underserved, underrepresented populations.

My hobbies outside of work and school include backpacking, reading fantasy series, walks with my dog and partner, and practicing Qi Gong.

I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!

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