All of Michelle’s sessions begin with a thorough interview to determine what a client wants and needs.
Massage sessions are an intuitive blend of the following relaxing and therapeutic
Swedish massage manipulates the superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Deep Tissue employs a specialized set of techniques and strokes to relieve tension in the deeper tissues of the body. It should not be confused with deep pressure. Clients experiencing constant pain, who are very physically active, or who have sustained an injury may benefit from deep tissue.
Hot stones add an element of grounded warmth to any massage session. Smooth, oiled basalt stones are stroked along the body or placed in areas of greatest tension. Imagine your muscles melting under a warm rock!
Couples Massage Classes
All classes include...
The undivided attention of a massage expert and educator
Easy, effective massage techniques
An emphasis on excellent body mechanics to keep your thumbs from getting tired
A bottle of premium massage lotion to take home
An illustrated booklet to help you recall your new skills
A quiet, deeply relaxing interlude of learning and connection at my peaceful studio in Tumalo
Back Massage for Couples
A decadent, 4-hour class, in which you and your partner will learn how to replace back tension with love and relaxation.
Massage Greatest Hits
A sweet, 2-hour class that focuses on relaxing your partner's hands, feet, and head.
Full Body Massage Class - in Development!
A day-long experience of connection, relaxation, and learning.
"For me, massage is a spiritual practice for both giver and receiver. In everything is the seed of its apparent opposite, and in no practice is this more apparent than in the ordinary act of reaching out to touch another. We need each other. We each possess the power to heal, and this power can only move through creative action. We, who have been so lost, desperately need keys to unlock the wisdom of affection and intimacy in safe, natural, and organic ways. Massage is such a tool..."
Taproot Bodywork, LLC partners with clients to provide rehabilitative and therapeutic massage tailored to each client’s needs and desires in Tumalo, Oregon. Whether you seek relief from stress or strain, Taproot Bodywork has the techniques to help you feel better!
Michelle Poirot, LMT has enjoyed accompanying massage clients on their quests for happier and healthier lives since 2003. She is a health coach, avid runner, hiker, cyclist, rower, skate skier, dog walker, gluten-free recipe tryer, and coffee fanatic.
Michelle Poirot, LMT #10326