Serenity Bodywork 宁静LLC
Where Eastern Philosophy and Western Modality Merge
Serenity Bodywork 宁静LLC
Where Eastern Philosophy and Western Modality Merge
Mandy graduated a massage therapy program in Colorado in 2006, completing a 960 hour program that included focused training in deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and therapeutic massage. She received the highest honors in the study of Kinesiology and Pathology and maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She completed the National Certification exam in January 2010. She has performed bodywork in Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, and Illinois (#227.011842). She also taught at a massage therapy school in Bay City, Michigan.
Mandy is an active member of her professional community in Portland, Oregon. She became the Associate Medical Director of Massage Therapy for the CHP Group and has participated in a committee for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy. On the Eastern side of her practice, Mandy completed a 6 week course on Far Eastern Massage and Philosophy in school. She then completed a week long internship with an acupuncturist to learn cupping therapy in 2014. In 2015 she completed a seminar to learn Gua-Sha therapy for myofascial release. Mandy is continuously looking to further her education in the medical and health and wellness field.
Mandy believes in massage therapy as a perfect alternative to medications for pain relief and management. Her knowledge and experience has proved to her that relief is possible for many chronic pain and opioid dependent sufferers in America. She is currently working with some insurances and the massage board in Portland to help educate other medical professionals of the benefit that massage therapy can offer their patients. She makes it her goal to educate her clients about wellness and the importance of self-care. She is also committed to making the massage profession an accepted and respected form of medical care for the management of pain and stress, as well as an alternative to opioid drugs.
Mandy opened Serenity Bodywork in 2014 because she believes Western and Eastern medicine blend well together and she dreams that one day Serenity Bodywork will be a reflection of that belief—blending acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, and medical treatment.
Hello current and future clients!
I thank you for visiting my website. I have been a practicing Massage Therapist since 2006, and it has been a dream come true! When I was 15 I received my very first massage from my cousin who had attended school in Canada. After that one session I was hooked! I knew this was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My education began after that. I studied any book I could get my hands on about Massage, and spoke with anyone I met that worked in the field. When I was 19 I first experienced the benefit of Eastern medicine. I was given acupuncture and treated with Gua-Sha. The results were extraordinary! It was a few years later that I attended Massage Therapy school, where I passed with highest honors. Although my school is not very well known, it was filled with the most well-educated and talented massage professionals! I learned how to feel with not only my hands and with a Western frame of mind, but to also feel with my empathetic sense.
It was at school that I also got my first glimpse of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I took a 6 week course on Far Eastern Techniques and Zen Shiatsu, and I felt like I was only touching the very tip of a huge iceberg! Since then I have worked with many different Acupuncturists and have learned even more. I have been taught how to do Cupping by both TCM and Five Element Theory trained Acupuncturists, and I attended classes to learn Gua-Sha for Myofascial Release. That class was an amazing glimpse at what can be accomplished when Western medicine and Eastern medicine merge.
This is my passion! I love doing Massage Therapy! I like watching my clients work toward a pain-free life, and I like being there to help them. I look forward to meeting any new clients, and to my current clients you have my greatest THANKS!
George began his Massage Therapy studies in June 2004, at Oregon School of Massage (OSM) in Portland, Oregon. He chose this school for their “Body, Mind, Spirit” approach. In June 2006, he graduated a Massage Therapy program of 555 hours at OSM, completed his National Certification exam, and licensed in the state of Oregon in August 2006, as a Licensed Massage Therapist. His studies included Therapeutic Massage, Clinical Application and Assessment including the use of Manual Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Compression and Deep Tissue Massage. The massage program he completed also included Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology as it relates to Massage Therapy.
A Shiatsu Massage introduction class was also part of the curriculum. Upon completing this class, George realized he wanted to learn Shiatsu, Eastern Massage, and enrolled in the 309-hour Shiatsu Practitioner Program, which included study in Chinese Medicine, Cupping, Qigong, Dao-Yin (self-care massage) and Tai Chi. He completed this program in September 2007. The Shiatsu Practitioner Program at OSM was created and developed by Jim Cleaver, L.AC., co-founder of the Chinese Medicine Department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
George was also a Teaching Assistant for Cleaver at NCNM for one Shiatsu Class and a Teaching Assistant at OSM for several years. Other OSM studies included Massage for People Living with Cancer, Oncology Massage in the Outpatient Clinic (a volunteer position at OHSU’s Chemo Outpatient Clinic), Reflexology and First-Degree Reiki. He also participated in many public events that OSM made available for students, including Summit to Surf, Nike LIVESTRONG Ride, Timberline Marathon, and relief efforts for displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina, who had been relocated to the Portland area.
After licensing in Oregon in August 2006, George started a part time Private Massage Practice in his home. In February 2007 he began working full time as a Massage Therapist at Lake Grove Chiropractic Clinic in Lake Oswego and had the privilege of working there, honing his skills, for 14 years. He has worked with clients with many different injuries and complaints over the years, helping them in reducing pain, increasing flexibility and mobility, and educating them on prevention. In April 2020, George received his Chiropractic Assistant Certificate through Lake Grove Chiropractic Clinic.
George absolutely loves working as a Massage Therapist and helping his clients. His number one priority is his clients’ safety and health, and he is honored by their confidence in his ability to be of service to them.
2021 is offering a new chapter in George’s Massage Therapy career by joining Mandy Beeman and her Massage Therapy Clinic, Serenity Bodywork, as Lake Grove Chiropractic Clinic closes and Dr. Shawn Harrington, DC, retires. He looks forward to working with his current clients, and all the new clients he has yet to help, at Serenity Bodywork.
Shane’s connection to massage started in the early 2000s. A knowledgeable friend introduced him to the worlds of Traditional Chinese Medicine and intuitive healing touch after his partner at the time had fallen off a ladder and hurt his elbow and shoulder. Shane learned some of the basics about meridian lines and qi (chi) points in order to help aid his partner’s healing. Every day for over a month, he worked on the same meridian line until his partner’s shoulder and elbow healed. Shane then started to imagine a career in the healing arts.
A decade later, he decided to attend East West College of the Healing Arts, here in Portland. In his time at East West, Shane studied Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Assessment, Ethics, and Pathology, as well as multiple courses in massage modalities and techniques. What attracted Shane to the school was its focus on integrating eastern philosophies and modalities into its curriculum, as well as the many eastern modalities courses it offered. Along with a course surveying eastern styles of massage, he was able to take a 6-week
course in Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage), which still heavily informs his practice to this day. In that course, he learned about guasha, more about meridian lines and qi points (what originally brought him to massage!), as well as numerous techniques that may be unfamiliar or novel to those who are used to the western spa experience. These studies, along with hours of study in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, and an introductory course to craniosacral therapy, gave Shane a well-rounded box of tools to start his massage practice. Since
graduating in 2014, Shane has taken continued education courses in Lomilomi (Hawaiian Massage) and Hot Stone Massage to add to his toolbox. Lomilomi has also very much informed his practice, with its focus on
flow and using nature as inspiration for manual healing.
Shane loves his career in massage therapy. He takes a holistic approach, considering the whole person when creating a plan for their massage. His massage is relaxing, with good flow, and with deep focused work where needed. He generally uses a lot of Swedish Massage, with elements of Deep Tissue, Lomilomi, and Tuina, but can use more or less of these techniques for a tailored experience. He’s recently moved back to the Portland area from Eugene and is so thrilled to be starting at Serenity Bodywork.
Katie’s interest in massage therapy originated from her own experience with soft tissue trauma.
In 2016 she was rear-ended in a car accident and was suffering from whiplash. She received weekly massage therapy and chiropractic care that helped tremendously. Katie learned from her massage therapist about the joys of the profession, and she felt like it would align perfectly with her goals to help others in her career. It sat in the back of her head when in 2018 she found East West College of the Healing Arts. She loved the curriculum they offered and especially excelled in her studies in anatomy, kinesiology, and craniosacral therapy. She completed the 800-hour massage therapy program and graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in September 2019. After passing the board exams, she received her license in December 2019.
Now with over two years of experience, Katie has been privileged to work with a large variety of clients, from relaxation to motor vehicle accident treatment. She tailors each session to the individual by using a variety of techniques that will be most effective in reaching their goals. She works to reduce stress and pain while furthering the mind-body-spirit connection. Katie has plans to continue her education with studies in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial techniques, and to complete her training in craniosacral therapy.
Katie loves meeting new people from all walks of life and seeing them benefit from bodywork. When she’s not in the office you can find her out in nature, working on art projects, or spending time with her two cats. She is incredibly excited to be joining the team at Serenity Bodywork and can’t wait to meet you!
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