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 Bruce Matthews

Bruce Matthews

Hi! My name is Bruce. My passion and endeavors include softball-coaching, and most sports, full body fitness and outdoor adventures with my family we enjoy traveling and music events.

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension, which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.

Whether one is an athlete, or a desk jockey, minor injuries and muscle tension occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse. Massage aids in recovery and repair of these tissues. Above all, sports massage can help prevent those nagging minor injuries that so often get in the way of optimum performance and achievement. This treatment is not just for the athlete: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional, and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries)

My experience includes 11 years of working in chiropractic settings along with participating as a staff therapist to the Portland Timber Soccer Club and with the 2012 Olympic trials in Eugene performing pre-event and post- event treatment massage on athletes. Me has experience with injuries such as rotator cuff injuries, whiplash, tendonitis, myofascial stress, and many other postural dysfunctions. I am dedicated to personal wellness and healthy living. My massage style combines gentle specific stretches with direct focused strokes to release areas of tension and dysfunction. I use techniques such as Myofascial Release, Thai, Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy to restore optimum function and movement throughout the body. I view the body with the goal of symmetry and balance, which are essential to health and well- Being.

My family includes my spouse Jane to whom he has been married 40 years, and our four wonderful daughters Annie, Jill, Kelly, and Kristin, five grandchildren, and two awesome dogs Jake and Hazel.

 Zach Freiter

Zach Freiter

My interest in massage began 8 years ago. I just finished my college football career. I played for the Oregon Ducks from 1997 to 2001. I was a defensive tackle. I experienced 3 knee injuries that required surgery while playing. I had a lot of massage and therapy. This resulted in my interest in the field. I received my Bachelors of Science in Anthropology. I am continuing my education in Computer Science and Engineering at PSU currently. I enjoy helping people in their injury recovery. I have been working with accident victims since I began my career in massage therapy. I specialize in deep tissue therapy, Swedish massage, and Myofascial Release. In my free time, I love being on a river fishing for salmon and steelhead. I love traveling and relaxing with my kids, Hunter and Belle, and my wife, Jennifer.

Leah Burley

Leah Burley

My name is Leah, and my interest in massage began at the age of 14, when my mother and I were involved in a double car accident. We both had chiropractic and massage. I was hooked! I graduated massage school in 2010 but had a few setbacks in life that got in the way of my career. I have also been a patient of Milwaukie Chiropractic Center since about 2010 as well. I decided to pursue my passion once more and was blessed with that second chance. Although I did not work in massage during the last 12 years, I did continue to work on family and friends. August 2022, I obtained my license. November 2022, I began working with my favorite people.

Therapeutic and sports therapy are the techniques I perform to reduce stress and muscle tension.

Hobbies include fishing, hiking, camping, and gold panning with my husband Stephen.

Faren Artis

Faren Artis

Faren began her massage career at East West College in 2008. She is an intuitive bodyworker, who believes first in listening to you and your body, then following through with a massage that is designed for your individual needs. Many modalities find their way into her massages, but the primary focus is on deep tissue, therapeutic massage. She never gives the same massage twice.

Faren’s career as a massage therapist has led her to many roles. She has managed a team of massage therapists in a clinical setting, works as an instructor at East West College, has worked in marketing and sales and even opened and maintained a successful massage practice in the middle of a pandemic.

 Marissa Ford

Marissa Ford

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2012. I found my home at Milwaukie Chiropractic Center in 2013 and have been there ever since. I am experienced in treating old and new injuries.. whether that’s from sports, personal injuries, or auto accidents. I am small but I do specialize in deep tissue.. you will be feeling my elbows for days after an appointment. I look forward to treating you and helping with aches and pains!


Keith Dagenhart, LMT

Hello! My name is Keith Dagenhart. I grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but moved to the Portland area in 1998. I arrived here with 10 years of experience in various aspects of the healthcare industry—and a desire to expand my skills to help people achieve optimum health. I became an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist in 1999 and have received training in a variety of healing modalities since then. In my spare time, I’m a practitioner of Filipino Martial Arts, which reminds me of the importance of harmonizing mind, body, and spirit. I also enjoy walking and running, watching sports of all kinds, and the American Ninja Warrior TV show.

In addition to standard massage, I specialize in cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, gua sha, and the AromaTouch technique. I am also a certified Reiki practitioner, a QiGong instructor, and an herbalist. I offer all of these services through my company Harmony & Health, Inc., and I have relationships with a variety of other providers if you need a referral for other types of natural healthcare. I hope you will explore my website to learn more about me and the wider variety of services I offer, and feel free to click the link on the left side of your screen to schedule an appointment with me. I can help you begin a journey of healing, leading to a life of less pain, more energy, and fuller body motion. Don't put relaxation, reduced stress, and pain relief off any longer!

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