Franci was lead to massage by a passion for holistic health, balance in her work life, and a desire to help others on their journey in wellness. She completed her studies at East West College of the Healing Arts, though the learning is never really "complete". She continued her training in deep tissue massage, structural bodywork, Thai and Shiatsu modalities, as well as pregnancy and post-natal massage. She enjoys working with people of all ages and stages of life.
Franci endeavors to create a safe space for each client, tailoring each session to their specific goals and needs. She uses her training and experience to invite the body into a state of ease and relaxation through fascial release.
In her free time, Franci is a busy mama to three fantastic kiddos and can usually be found at a park or the zoo, or occasionally enjoying uninterrupted quiet with her wonderful husband.
Preferred pronouns: She/her
Licensed Massage Therapist #21795
Preferred Provider with
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pacificsource, Providence,
First Choice Health & Kaiser Connected Care
Franci is available:
Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00 - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 - 2:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 - 6:00pm
Licensed Massage Therapist #23823
Preferred provider with
Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice Health,
Pacificsource & Kaiser Connected Care
Adam is available:
Monday 2:00 - 7:00
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00
Sunday 12:00 - 5:30
Towards the end of the 2000’s I started getting a stabbing pain in the right side of my mid-back that would wake me up at night. After years of chronic headaches, back and wrist pain, anxiety and depression, it was the wake-up call that I needed to start taking care of myself. I quit smoking and drinking, started eating better, began meditating and practicing yoga everyday, and found support for my particular set of issues pertaining to my family of origin stuff. Hooray!
About a year into my healing journey of self-discovery, I noticed that there seemed to be a kinship between massage and yoga. Since I was loving my yoga practice and also looking for a career change, I wondered if I would like being a massage therapist. By the beginning of 2015 I began the 640 hour program at the Oregon School of Massage.
During the massage I will communicate with you about your goals and tailor the session to meet them as effectively and realistically as possible. In my sessions I tend to lead with myofascial release, which I feel is the most effective tool I have to free restrictions and increase range of motion, thereby reducing pain. My work tends to be slow and deliberate, which many people find to be soothing. I also use deep tissue techniques, and you can almost always expect to receive some relaxing Swedish massage; because massage should feel good!
Preferred pronouns: He/him
Over the course of the last several years, Kelly has been delighted, surprised and inspired by the physical and emotional change that therapeutic massage can contribute. After spending 15 years in managerial roles, she felt called to find work that was helpful and supportive of the well-being of others. While attending East West College of the Healing Arts, she was pulled unexpectedly into her own journey of healing from past traumas. Receiving regular bodywork was a critical component of that process. Today, she is honored to participate in the healing process of her clients and witness the transformative power of therapeutic bodywork to truly enrich quality of life.
As a Health at Every Size provider, Kelly welcomes all shapes, sizes, abilities and genders to find reconnection to and safety within their bodies. She is also trained to work with clients living with PTSD through her volunteer work with The Returning Veterans Project.
Kelly's background includes experience with Deep Tissue Techniques, Myofascial release & Craniosacral therapy, so you can expect a soothing combination of joint mobilization, facial release, gentle holds and deep muscular work to bring you ease, relaxation and rejuvenation. A pillar concept of her approach is that deep work does not need to be painful to be effective. Preferring to allow change rather than force it, Kelly uses appropriate pacing and communication to ensure your comfort. Essential oils are an important addition to her work and she always has a kit of powerful plant essences to add depth to your session.
In her down time, Kelly finds joy in the woods and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest, at home playing games with her family and on her yoga mat. You can learn even more fun facts about Kelly in our blog feature "20 Questions".
Preferred pronouns: She/her, They/Them
Amber Van Winkle
Amber was a swimmer and swim coach before studying to become a massage therapist. She experienced how an environment of competition, be it in sports or in business, pushes us to do things that hurt our bodies. Furthermore, she experienced how people are rewarded for playing injured or taking on stress while scolded for taking time to heal or even rest. As she learned more about the body and how deep and lasting healing takes place, this model seemed very backward. Through massage therapy and shamanic healing she sought a different way.
Amber is a healer at heart, and her work focuses on getting to the root of an issue. Though her studies as a Massage Therapist were geared toward therapeutic massage and injury recovery, as well as Shamanic healing, Amber is keenly aware that bodywork is often only part of the wellness puzzle. Because of this Amber is an advocate for her clients to create a wellness team for themselves and often refers clients out to another professional who can help with other aspects of a client's healing. A session with Amber may include mixing and matching from a wide array of modalities from stretching to cupping to Craniosacral therapy to guided meditation.
"I see massage as a piece of the puzzle when it comes to wellness. I believe firmly that healing, whether it is from an injury or trauma or chronic pain, is not about finding the one thing to fix the problem. I have found both for myself and for my clients that healing is about discovering the pieces of the puzzle you are working with and seeing how they fit together. If you are a client of mine you have probably heard me say that healing isn’t a silver bullet it is a rubix cube. In an effort to dig deeper into giving my clients long lasting results I have expanded my training outside the realm of massage and into Shamanic healing. With Shamanic healing I combine modern psychodynamic work with traditional energetic healing practices."
Preferred pronouns: She/her
Kristina learned about the true power of massage and physical therapy after a back injury of her own. This experience deepened her belief in natural healing and the power of Mother Nature. Kristina left behind a 10 year career in computer networking to pursue her massage therapy studies at Oregon School of Massage in 2010. She now is a self-professed "muscle geek" and uses her troubleshooting skills to help people get out of pain.
She enjoys helping clients find some peace in their always-plugged-in lives and strives to bring the wonderful effects of full relaxation into her treatment work as well. Treatment with Kristina includes patiently applied myofascial release, stretching and flowing Swedish strokes to integrate.
Opening Body of Work Wellness in October 2015 was a dream realized and she passionately strives to provide clients a comfortable and convenient place for wellness services, while creating a place for wellness professionals to thrive.
When not helping people heal, Kristina can be found dancing around the living room with her daughter and dog, plotting home renovations, planning her travels, digging in her garden or canning and preserving anything fresh and local.
Preferred pronouns: She/her
Kristina Morano, Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist # 17126
Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
Certified Advanced Myofascial Therapist
Kristina is not currently accepting new clients.
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
- Henry David Thoreau