Welcome Joy Cleaver Licensed Massage Therapist in Portland, Oregon

Pohala Clinic would like to introduce our newest addition for Healing to our patients!

We are excited Joy Cleaver, LMT has joined our collective.

Here is a message from her:

‘I believe yoga and massage therapy improve lives through awareness and balance. When we feel our best, we live at our optimum potential for experiencing life to it’s fullest.

I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. My original 1200 hour program was completed at The Hawaiian Island School of Massage and focused on medical treatment massage. I also have training in Thai massage, prenatal massage, Hawaiian lomi lomi, reflexology, infant massage, and yoga therapy.

I have been practicing yoga asana since 1997. At first yoga was a way for me to recover from a back injury due to a car accident. At the time I was a gymnast and I needed a way to maintain strength and flexibility during my recovery.
Yoga became an important tool for me as a young adult. I struggled with the transitions of life and my own anxiety. Today, yoga remains a key part of my lifestyle, helping me to maintain balance and awareness in both my body and mind. Yoga plays a large role in my self care, which helps me in all aspects of my day to day life.

I love to share my knowledge of asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and mindfulness. I often call yoga “self massage”. Yoga is a tool which will build body awareness as well as calm your nervous system and create a general sense of balance in your entire being.

I have studied many styles of yoga including vinyasa, restorative yoga, and yoga therapy. I have studied with Baron Baptiste, Joseph LePage and SarahJoy Marsh. In my teaching I integrate an active flow with alignment and breath awareness, offering plenty of modifications, enabling each student to find the power of subtlety in their practice.

My teaching and massage utilize an eclectic blend of my years of practice and study. I approach yoga and bodywork with a holistic view, aiming to treat the entire person to create balance and health. I look forward to being a part of your journey towards optimal health and well-being.’

If you would like to schedule with Joy Cleaver visit her website at www.joycleaver.abmp.com.

Visit Massage Therapist Tiki Jones at Pohala Clinic in Portland, Oregon

“I believe that ever BODY needs a massage!” 

We welcome our new massage therapy practitioner Tiki Jones, LMT to Pohala Clinic. She recently answered our getting to know you questions from the blog:

What led you to the massage profession?

My love of people and wanting to aid in their healing led me to train and become a licensed massage therapist.

What is your goal as a healthcare professional the first time you see a new client?

My goal the first time I see a client is to directly address the issue they have asked me about before going to the area that may not hurt but is most likely compensating for the hurt/injury. For example, someone may say their shoulder hurts and I will work on that area and also on the antagonist muscles.

What is in your life personally that helps you have a better understanding of your clients?

I have a body that I use! From picking up small children, to sitting at a computer to doing sports. I believe every body needs massage. Especially those bodies that give massage need to receive that healing touch as well.

What is your view on western medicine (allopathic)  v. eastern (naturopathic) medicine?

They go hand in hand. I heard a chiropractor once say, (and I’m paraphrasing here) Allopathic is great when your house is on fire; but you wouldn’t call the fire department to douse your house everyday. Naturopathic is great to maintain your house.

What are your hours?

To start with my hours will be Tuesdays 10am to 3pm. They will increase as need picks up.

Call the Pohala Clinic to book a time for a massage with Tiki.

Tiki Staton Jones